Haryana renames Gurgaon as Gurugram

Chandigarh--Gurgaon has been renamed Gurugram, the Haryana government announced on Tuesday. "The decision to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram has been taken on...

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By Kushagra Dixit New Delhi--Between an India which produces 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year and a 'Swachh Bharat' is an untapped waste...

Indian Defence Ministry to promote start-ups: Parrikar

Panaji--Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said his ministry was in the process of formulating a special programme to promote start-ups. "The defence ministry...

India lacks culture of good mentorship for researchers

By Sahana Ghosh Hyderabad-- India lacks a culture of "good mentorship" and those in a position to train and mentor are not dedicating adequate time...

India among top 10 countries in digital diplomacy

New Delhi-- In a resounding testimonial to the government's public diplomacy efforts, India has been ranked among the top 10 countries in terms of...

Farmer suicides averaged 9 a day in parched Maharashtra

By Chaitanya Mallapur A staggering 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015, the highest since 2001, according to data tabled in the Rajya Sabha...

I lived on but many women can’t: Acid attack survivor

By Vivek Singh Chauhan New Delhi-- On a hot summer day 11 years ago, 16-year-old Laxmi was passing by the Khan Market bus stand in...

Heartlessness, thy name is selfie

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No bar on women’s entry to any place of worship, rules Bombay High Court

MUMBAI--In a ruling with far-reaching implications, the Bombay High Court on Friday declared that no law prevents women from entering places of worship and...

Belgium’s diamond trade leaders meet Modi

Brussels-- A delegation of leaders of Belgium's diamond trade called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. Board members of the Association of Diamond...

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