India's position has gone down by two notches in the ranking of world competitiveness, according to the Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The country stood at the 52nd position this year

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to disburse a $50 million transche assistance to Gujarat following excellence performance shown by the state with regard to public sector reforms. The assistance

Globalisaton is more than the flow of money and commodities, it is the growing interdependence of the world's people through "shrinking space, shrinking time and disappearing borders," states the

India today secured a $386- million World Bank loan, its first since economic sanctions were imposed after the Pokhran tests in May last year. Agreements were signed today for a $300 million loan for

To ensure attendance of officials in rural areas and streamline the administration to make it more responsive at the village level, the Rajasthan Government has constituted standing committees headed

Report: More women are becoming main workers in rural as well as urban areas of Karnataka. However their domain is restricted to only marginal work in both these places says the first report on

For all those children who had only heard of computers but never seen them, leave alone running their fingers on the keyboard, a new bus now promises a free ride into the cyber world. Launched by

India's strong economic growth is expected to continue, while that of Pakistan and China to decelerate in the current year, a United Nations report has forecasted. India's gross domestic product

In a rare initiative towards ensuring transparency in its functioning, the Social Action for Rural Advancement(SARA) - a Non-Government Organisation working with rural communities in Danta Ramgarh

India will press for a review of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement in order to facilitate transfer of technology at fair and reasonably costs to developing countries at