Move expected to encourage best performers and inspire others; aim to double foreign tourist arrivals in India

Despite the huge expenditure on education under the previous United Progressive Alliance government, latest statistics on elementary education show that the percentage of government and aided schoo

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday described the Gadgil panel report on the Western Ghats as the “roadmap” for conservation of the ecologically-sensitive hills and hoped it co

40 feared dead in Iran, 20 in Pakistan; shockwaves felt in North India

Pakistan, specifically Balochistan, appears to have borne the brunt of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Iranian border province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Tuesday afternoon. While Pakistan confirmed the death of at least 20 people following the earthquake, there were conflicting reports from Tehran which ranged from no deaths to 40 dead. However, given the remoteness of the region from both capitals, the last word has not been said on the casualties.

Pakistan on Tuesday formally sought India's assistance in procuring dengue medicines from across the border at the earliest to help deal with the growing incidence of the fever in Punjab, where sev

Floods in the Indus, triggered by the heavy monsoon rain, devastate vast swathes of land and render millions homeless in Pakistan.
MOVING at a furious pace from the mountainous north-western region of Gilgit-Baltistan to the fertile south, the Indus river, swollen and bursting its banks following heavy monsoon rain since late July, has ripped through Pakistan, laying waste at least 1,60,000 squar