Indo-Pak chill won’t impact S.Asia

No reason to believe that geopolitical tension would impact region’s growth prospects: WEF

Quacks dominate rural healthcare, says survey

A survey of 23,000 households across 100 villages in rural Madhya Pradesh has found that while the number of private health care providers has increased, many of them had no formal medical training.

Heed the boundary

The Lodha Committee’s status report, highlighting how the Board of Control for Cricket in India has failed to adopt the recommended administrative reforms, has left the game’s officials in a quandary.

A case for accepting the WTO ruling

Compliance will be in India’s interest because mandatory domestic sourcing irrespective of costs might make solar power generation unfeasible

WEF ranks India as 39th most competitive economy

India has risen rapidly among all countries in the global competitive stakes by climbing 16 notches to the 39th position during the past year in the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index.

Falling behind schedule

Current educational attainments remain far from adequate for the enhancement of personal well-being and social progress, according to a report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Only one college gets an A++ in NAAC test

Only one college among a total of 328 educational institutions in the country has bagged the prestigious A++ grade awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) under the new grading pattern.

States to be ranked on social indices

Niti Aayog will start ranking States on outcomes in social sectors such as healthcare, water and education from next month, its Chief Executive Officer, Amitabh Kant, said here on Saturday.

India raises Balochistan, PoK at UN; hits out at Pak.

Raising the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the UN, India on Wednesday accused Pakistan of widespread human rights violations there as well as in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The Margarita mirror

Over 60 years, the NAM has seen an erosion of its authority. The debt crisis of the 1980s hit the economic ambitions of NAM states

They are the world

The findings of the Unicef report, Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children , could not be grimmer.

G20 countries score poorly in climate goals report

CO{-2}emissions of these nations went up by 56% between 1990 and 2013

The youth need to be part of reconciliation, says Ban

Excluding the youth from reconciliation and peace-building processes is one of the most serious social injustices, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a group of young Sri Lankans on Thursday.

India plans anti-terror drive at NAM

India is planning a major diplomatic outreach ahead of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in order to push through the ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)

U.N. admits to role in Haiti cholera epidemic

For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by UN peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six years ago, the office of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged

India can ratify ILO protocol on child labour: Dattatreya

“Since the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 has been passed by Parliament and prohibits employment of children up to 14 years of age, the ILO conventions 138 and 182 will

Ebb and flow

Deal-making has been resilient for the first six months of 2016, but there are problem areas

BRICS can lead Global South: Chinese expert

In an exclusive interview with , which coincided with the first anniversary of the NDB, Liu Zongyi of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies proposed that the BRICS

HIV activists voice concern over crackdown on NGOs

Worried about the shrinking space for civil society organisations in India, HIV activists from around the world protested outside the Indian embassy in Durban, South Africa.

Ban diesel vehicles in 2 phases: NGT

“All diesel vehicles which are more than 15 years old and are BS-I, BS-II shall be scrapped and no NOC for transfer of such vehicles will be issued.