Ahmed Ali from Assam’s Karimganj district, while pulling his cycle rickshaw one day in the late 1970s, felt miserable at the realization that like him his soon-to-be-born child too will remain illiterate. read more
NHSRCL has invited the public to suggest names for the bullet train that will make its inaugural run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in 2022, offering a Rs.50,000 cash prize for the winning entry. read more
K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a power-packed performance in Telangana assembly polls that left the opposition in tatters, was today elected unanimously the leader of the TRS legislature party. read more
The victory in the assembly elections, the first in Telangana after its formation in June 2014, might well act as a springboard for the leader, often accused of perpetuating family rule and promoting nepotism. read more
The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in Tokyo. The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity. read more
Retired Vietnamese English teacher Nguyen Thanh Tam displays two finished models of Zabivaka (L), the 2018 Russian World Cup mascot, made from eggshells, at his home in Ho Chi Minh City. Tam, 67, spends hours every day making the models, driven by his football fanaticism -- a passion shared by millions across Vietnam glued to the 2018 Football World Cup underway in Russia.