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Obama sounds alarm bell on jobs
Washington Sounding an alarm bell over the challenge from "hungry" Indian and Chinese students, US President Barack Obama has asked Americans to focus more on science, mathematics and technology to ensure that "jobs of future" stay within the shores.

Acknowledging that American firms are having a tough time finding the right candidates for jobs in science and technology, Obama, travelling to Durham in North Carolina, said it is not a good sign for the future ... Read More
Long road ahead for Asian women workers' struggle for equality
Babs Verblackt

While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International Women's Day (March 8). "Women found their voices. Power must come from within," Jurgette Honculada of the Committee for Asian Women (CAW) said ... Read More
Census in India a window into a changing nation


Hunched over a clipboard, squinting in the pale yellow glow of a street camp, Shika Shrivasta surveyed the grimy, wiggly boy in front of her.

“Address?” she asked, and he gestured vaguely at the park around them. She frowned at her papers: runaway nine-year-olds, jittery from solvent sniffing, do not have a category in India’s census.

In the developed world ... you can post out the census form and people fill ... Read More
India on the front lines in the battle to eradicate polio

DELHI: Through the heaving crowd of a Delhi railway platform, Vandana Saini spots a sleeping toddler slumped on her mother’s shoulder. She darts forward brandishing a tiny squeeze bottle. “Polio?” she hollers over the screech of train brakes, inspecting the baby’s fingernail for the tell-tale ink mark that shows the recently vaccinated. The mother shrinks back for a moment, then recognizes Ms. Saini’s yellow vest, the sign of India’s 2.3-million volunteer vaccinators. She ... Read More
Railway budget 2011-12: Highlights
New Delhi: The following are highlights of the railway budget for 2011-12 presented in the Lok Sabha Friday by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee:

* No increase in fares.

* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crores.

* Working expenditure during 2011-12 estimated at Rs.87,000 crore.

* Outlay of Rs.57,630 crore for 2011-12, the highest investment in one year.

* Rs.10,000 crore to be raised through railway bonds.

* Budget combines ... Read More
LUCKNOW: Justice eludes the victims of sexual assault and girl-child abuse due to lack of political will to bring about legislation to check such cases and the United Progressive Alliance government is not according priority to this issue.

This was stated by Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat at a seminar on “violence against women and the role of administration and media” here on Friday.

Ms. Karat was critical of the country's growth ... Read More

Want to make everyday life of people easier: Shramistha Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter and Congress candidate from Greater Kailash constituency Shramishtha Mukherjee on Tuesday filed her nomination papers and said her focus is on making the everyday life of her people easier and hassle-free.

“I want to nurture my constituency,” said Ms. Mukherjee who is a critically acclaimed classical dancer.

A "non-believer in politics of mud-slinging," she said she was surprised that BJP was so short of leadership in Delhi that it went on to announce ... Read More

International conference at Karunya U.
The International Conference on ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND MATERIALS PROCESSING is organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karunya University, during 22 ń 23 January 2015.

Dr.N Venkata Reddy, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute Technology Hyderabad delivered Chief Guest address on Flexible Metal Forming Processes: Incremental Technologies. Societal changes impacted manufacturing including other engineering ... Read More
Jaipur Literature Festival Begins With the hymn 'Abide with me'
Jaipur, Rajasthan: Setting the tone for the Jaipur Literature festival, Sufi gospel singer Sonam Kalra's voice, singing the famous hymn 'Abide with Me', welcomed delegates to what has become one of the biggest literary events in the world.

With a footfall of nearly quarter of a million people, the Literature festival in Jaipur attracts writers from the all over the world. It also has sessions on 14 Indian languages. The composite culture of the festival ... Read More
IPL an important aspect of Sunanda death probe: Swamy
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that the IPL is an important aspect of Sunanda's death probe, though not the whole story.

"IPL is a very important aspect, not the whole story but an important aspect. I have written a letter today to the Home Minister that Delhi Police is not equipped to do an investigation into the money laundering aspects and the sleaze of the IPL. So, the SIT ... Read More
Modi's 'Remarkable Life Story' Praised by US President
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "remarkable life story-from tea-seller to prime minister is a reflection of the determination of the Indian people to succeed," President Obama has said in an interview to magazine India Today.

In the interview conducted via email on the eve of his arrival in Delhi to serve as guest of honour for India's Republic Day celebrations, President Obama praises the PM for "a clear vision of the big things he ... Read More
BJP MPs stay at lavish hotel on taxpayers' money
New Delhi: While the Narendra Modi government has repeatedly passed austerity diktats calling on its ministers to tighten their belts to set an example for the nation, an RTI report showed that many BJP MPs stayed at lavish hotels on taxpayers' money.

According to the report till November 15,2014, 92 MPs, several of them from the BJP, have been living at the Ashoka Hotel in Delhi since their elections even though they have been allotted the ... Read More
Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows
New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them.

Another group shouted slogans against Upadhyay and party MP Ramesh Bidhuri and even heckled the former.

BJP leader Dhir Singh Bidhuri and four block presidents from Okhla quit ... Read More
Congress releases manifesto for Delhi polls
Congress releases manifesto for Delhi polls Source : IANS

New Delhi: Cyber cafes for students, cheap power for domestic consumers and waiver on inflated water bills were some of the promises made by the Congress on Friday in its manifesto for the February 7 Delhi assembly polls.

Extension of Delhi Metro and concessional passes for students also figure in the manifesto, Part one of which was released by Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely.

... Read More
Change at the helm at The Hindu
The Board of Directors of Kasturi and Sons Ltd. (KSL), publishers of The Hinduand Group publications, at its meeting on January 20, unanimously appointed Malini Parthasarathy as the Editor of The Hindu effective February 1, 2015. Dr. Malini Parthasarathy will be in charge of all editorial operations, and be the Editor responsible for selection of news under the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act.

N. Ravi, Wholetime Director, will step down from his role ... Read More

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