• India needs to be 'taught rules': Chinese daily

    By Gaurav SharmaBeijing: India needs to be taught the "rules" of handling the boundary dispute, a prominent state-run Chinese daily said on Wednesday adding that New Delhi was mistaken if it thinks it can afford a "showdown" with Beijing on the border.The comment in an op-ed in Global Times, without...

  • Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich

    By Jaideep SarinChandigarh: First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.Added to that is the realisation that the inci...

  • Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll

    New Delhi: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election. Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along with Meira Kumar assembled at Parliament's Gate Number 1 and later left for the Lok Sabha Secretary General's chamber t...

  • India, Netherlands on same page on global issues: Modi

    The Hague: India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday. "Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected. It is natural that we will be discussing not only bilateral issues but also a slew of global issues," Mod...

  • Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy

    By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi: As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.In 'Advice and Diss...

  • China lodges protest with India, demands troops withdrawal

    By Gaurav SharmaBeijing: China on Tuesday said it had complained to India about Indian troops trespassing the Chinese boundary and asked it to withdraw them immediately.Beijing also said the fate of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra depended on New Delhi."We have lodged solemn representation in Beijing and N...

  • US, India tell Pakistan: Don't let terrorists use your territory

    Washington: In a strong message to Islamabad, the US and India have told Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used for terror attacks on other countries and asked it to bring to justice terrorists blamed for attacks in Mumbai and other places in India. A joint statement issued after US President ...

  • Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave

    New Delhi: The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process". The club maintained that the gues...

  • Promise of social development requires more than economic growth

    By Amit KapoorThe obsession with economic growth blinds the government from focusing on the issues that matter. The citizens nowadays do not want their economies to be just on the wealth creation track. In their view, a successful economy should be able to provide them with state-of-the-art health f...

  • 'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans'

    By Sahana GhoshLindau (Germany): India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official."We have re-oriented some of our schemes in accor...

  • Any recognition motivates you to do better: Comedian Vir Das

    By Kishori Sud New Delhi: Indian actor-comedian Vir Das, who made it to an international Variety Magazine's '10 Comedians to Watch' list of 2017 earlier this month, says any kind of recognition sets a certain kind of expectation -- motivating you to keep doing better.The past few months have been a ...

  • Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task

    By Kamran RezaExperts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).The department of environment (DoE), which can declare any area as ecologically critical according to the 1995 E...