Rural children in India have better immunization rates:Report


WASHINGTON: Contrary to earlier studies, children in rural India have higher vaccination rates than those in cities and Hindu kids are more likely to get their shots than Muslims, researchers from a leading American university have said.

The War Pakistan Lost and India Didn't Win


Even halfway decent - and honest - military historians will tell you that the 1965 war was the last one that Pakistan had a chance of winning against India. It had better equipment, more advanced technologies, better and more focused NATO-standard training, a clearer doctrine and strategic objectives.

Online learning platform Coursera bets big on India, to start new technology, business courses.


BENGALURU: Online learning platform Coursera, which raised $49.5 million (Rs 328 crore) last month, is doubling down on India, with the aim to introduce hundreds of new courses in technology, data science and business in the coming year.

India difficult place to do business; more reforms needed, says World Bank


NEW DELHI: India is a difficult place to do business and concerted action and reforms are needed on several fronts to improve its ranking in the global 'Doing Business Index', World Bank Country Director Onno Ruhl has said. Read more at:

India Voices Concern Over Nepal Violence, Urges Flexibility


NEW DELHI: As Nepal prepares to enact a new constitution, India has voiced concern over the ongoing protests and strife in several parts of the country and urged flexibility by the political parties and a dialogue to arrive at a durable and resilient document.

R Ashwin has the brain of an astronaut: Ravi Shastri


India’s Team Director Ravi Shastri is a man never short of adjectives. In an interview with the BCCI’s website (, done after his contract was extended till the 2016 T20 world cup, he has said R Ashwin has the “brain of an astronaut”, Virat Kohli is the “kind of guy who will go and open the batting if the situation arises”, and suggested that if India can remain patient and disciplined in big moments, they can beat South Africa in the upcoming series.

Over 150 American academicians support PM Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' initiative


WASHINGTON: A group of American academicians today backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' campaign asserting that it heralds a new era of participatory democracy and enhances transparency, weeks after prominent US-based academics raised privacy concerns over the project.

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