Only 920 MBBS seats added in 5 years against 10,000 approved

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Only 920 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) seats have been added in the government medical colleges against the approved 10,000, in the... Read more »

Two friends’ brief encounter with poverty and the conclusion they came to…

By Mohan Guruswamy Feb 26, Late last year, two young men decided to live a month of their lives on the income of an average poor Indian. One of them, Tushar, the... Read more »

Cricket on the warpath | Call for India to boycott the cricket match against Pakistan

Feb 26 (IANS), The attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)men in Pulwana by an Indian born and bred Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant has aroused a feeling of hatred and revenge in the... Read more »

Maliwal launches 13-day march for women safety in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) here on Sunday launched the 13-day long “Mahila Suraksha Padyatra” to highlight issues of women’s safety. Hundreds of women participated in the... Read more »

How an illiterate rickshaw-puller from Assam became a mascot for education

By Nivedita Singh New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ahmed Ali from Assam’s Karimganj district, while pulling his cycle rickshaw one day in the late 1970s, felt miserable at the realization that like him... Read more »

Are you well-informed?

By D.C. Pathak We live in the Age of Knowledge that set in with the success of the information technology (IT)revolution at the beginning of the Nineties — 1991 is, in fact,... Read more »

Post Pulwama strategies: A journalist and politician first to speak up

By Saeed Naqvi Feb 22 (IANS), Prem Shankar Jhas column in The Wire caused my mind to wander in an unlikely direction: Kanpur riots soon after the demolition of Babari Masjid. Jhas... Read more »

Midnight drama before Maharashtra farmers suspend ‘long march’

Nashik, Feb 22 (IANS) Dramatic developments, including an unprecedented post midnight ‘peasant rally’ addressed by Maharashtra Ministers, led to a mammoth “long march” of farmers from Nashik to Mumbai being called off early... Read more »

As talks with government fail, farmers resume 200-km ‘long march’

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After an overnight halt at various locations, Maharashtra farmers resumed their 200-km ‘Kisan Long March-2′ from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against what they termed a “betrayal” of the... Read more »

Winds of change in Delhi government schools

By Nivedita Singh New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Schools run by Delhi government have had a makeover which few thought was possible. When the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in February... Read more »

Indians offer home and hearth to Kashmiri students facing harassment after Pulwama attack

Feb, 20 There were allegations of Kashmiri students and businessmen facing harassment from Hindutva mobs in northern India. As social media was filled with calls for war and trumping up hate for... Read more »

Bloodiest February for men in uniform in recent times

By Gautam Datt New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots in as many crashes, 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a car bombing, a major in an... Read more »

Bengaluru decks up for dazzling display of air prowess

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) India’s aerospace hub has been decked up for a show of air prowess by birds of a different kind at the five-day biennial Aero India expo... Read more »

Pulwama Terror Attack: Time for Introspection

By Syed Ali Mujtaba Feb 18, The terror attack on the CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir is the most ghastly among all such attacks that so far has happened in... Read more »

Pulwama fallout: Indian tea exporters ready to stop exports to Pakistan

By Bappaditya Chatterjee Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) India can stop exporting tea to Pakistan in the wake of escalating tensions between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir... Read more »

Modified Route Dispersal Policy takes a toll on air services in Northeast

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) With the number of flights to and from the northeastern states witnessing a sharp decline over the past several months, passengers from the region are facing... Read more »

Shortage of skilled IT workforce looms over India: Nasscom (IANS

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) As the demand for disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics grows, shortage of a skilled IT workforce to run them is posing a... Read more »

My success filled with setbacks, failure: Ameen Sayani

(IANS) Celebrated radio presenter Ameen Sayani says his success story includes a lot of obstacles but he would like to remember the triumphs over failures. The 86-year-old Padma Shri recipient said this on... Read more »

US, Russia and Blackwater mercenaries plot different futures for Afghanistan

By Saeed Naqvi Two parallel peace processes on Afghanistan are underway. In Doha, Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan, has held extensive round of talks with Taliban leaders, spread over several... Read more »

India calls for special measures to protect peacekeepers from IED hazards

By Arul Louis United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) India has asked the UN to take special measures to protect peacekeepers from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that are a major hazard for the Blue... Read more »