A greater proportion of students was in hot pursuit of job-oriented technical education while the share of those seeking plain-vanilla graduation degrees declined sharply in the decade to 2011, latest census data show, though the trend did not result in a commensurate rise in employability.
Jubilant crowds celebrated on Saturday as Bangladesh and India exchanged enclaves ending nearly four decades old deadlock. As the clock struck one minute past midnight, thousands of people erupted in cheers of celebration for their new citizenship.
The abduction of four Indian teachers by Libyan militants is a reminder of how the six million Indian workers in the Arab world constrains New Delhi's strategic role in West Asia. A tenet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy is advocating an India that is more open and honest about its international positions, even if it offends some nations. Nothing puts this to the test more than West Asia.
India and Bangladesh have agreed to resolve the long-standing issue of enclaves, but a host of other issues – ranging from river water to the mouth-watering Hilsa fish – remain sticking points between the two nations.
Two of the four Indians detained in the Libyan city of Sirte, an area under the control of the Islamic State, were freed on Friday evening. Three of those abducted are faculty members at the Sirte university and the fourth person works at a university branch in Jufra.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has just got tips for his proposed book on the all-consuming Vyapam scam. And the words of advice have come from none other than Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
“There is no proposal as of now to grant special status to any state. There is a proposal to give special package,” minister of state for planning, Rao Inderjit Singh said in Lok Sabha.
A former militant-turned-Congress legislator in Jammu and Kashmir said on Saturday that he had met prime accused Tiger Memon after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 people.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its dissent over the CBI’s inability to take over the probe in all Vyapam cases and said it would order the government to fill the vacancies in the department if that was the cause behind the delay.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to various ministries over and above the allocation made to them in the 2015-16 budget.
In one of the rare instances, the Speaker allowed the question hour and the zero hour, ignoring slogan-shouting MPs who were waving placards. She adjourned the House without allowing Mallikarjun Kharge to speak after home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on Gurdaspur terror attack.
Air India has issued notices to eight senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner commanders after the July 29 Delhi-Hong Kong flight was delayed by over two hours as the airline scrambled to arrange for a captain.
The government has restored the financial powers of the chief information commissioner (CIC) taken away less than a year earlier. The move had prompted Congress president Sonia Gandhi to accuse the government of nibbling away at the watchdog’s authority.
Australian police said on Friday that they may expand their probe to India in search of clues for the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.
Except for a handful of capital cities like Bengaluru, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram and Shimla, a majority of the states have nominated their capital to be developed as smart cities under the NDA government's flagship program.