The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly.
India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia's largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit beginning Wednesday. Here's a look at the highs and lows in ties between the neighbours.
As part of UK, Scotland has access to its overseas missions where it sells its single malt, uses the stable pound sterling as currency, gets tariff-free export within EU and uses the bloc to negotiate trade and tax deals globally.
Both sides will, first, be straining to ensure that Xi Jinping's visit in no way pales in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan. Beijing has already announced that Xi’s visit will see investments worth $100 billion in India.
The controversial ‘percentile system’ that decides students' eligibility for admissions into the IITs is set to change with the Joint Admission Board of the premier technical institutions recommending ‘top 20 percentile or 75% marks in the state board examinations, whichever is lower,’ for a seat in the IITs.
Its monkey business of a different sort. Nearly 200 youths had their heads tonsured to ward off the ‘ill omen’ brought on by the death of a simian within the village boundaries.
Defending champions Mumbai Indianspaid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match at Raipur on Tuesday.
On a Tuesday morning the sun and the rain took turns to make their presence felt, Zico spoke to HT about the present, past and future of Brazilian football.
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India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates