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Aimed at encouraging higher education institutions to engage with problems of rural India like sanitation and hygiene, water, health and education and to provide appropriate solutions for them, the government's recently launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) can lead to transformational change in the country if the technologies are "relev...

Two contrary tactics are apparently guiding Narendra Modi. On the political front, he is willing to accommodate outsiders in senior positions even if it means breaking the rigid mould of a cadre-based party. Outside politics, however, he is filling crucial posts in what can be called cultural outfits with acknowledged saffronites....

Crude has fallen by over 60 percent since last June. I don’t recall any analyst predicting such price capitulation. It was a rare and difficult event to foresee and could be categorized as what mathematician Nasim Nischolas Taleb calls a "black swan event"....

Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said while the population of tigers faced a threat globally, India recorded an increase to the tune of 30.5 percent in the recent national estimation....

On Tuesday Taliban militants attacked an army school and slaughtered 148 people including 132 children, in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to the army's operation against extremists in North Waziristan. One of the worst acts of human savagery has triggered global outrage....