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Indian IT sector success linked to small firms, start ups booming

There has been sharp shift in information technology sector with segments like engineering, research and development, and digital shining bright. Nasscom Strategic Review of 2015 als

Twist in Bihar drama: Nitish in Delhi, Patna HC holds his nomination illegal

Even as Nitish Kumar was knocking on the doors of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Patna High Court on Wednesday declared his appointment as leader of JD(U) legislature party as “illegal”. T

Ajmer: Will smart and heritage cities schemes make it any better?

Ajmer is arguably one of the most unsmart cities in India. The vast Ana Sagar lake built in the 12th century has become a pool of filth and scum. The famous shrine of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti in

‘Broadband connectivity in villages will create a non-discriminatory platform’

Indian government’s flagship programme `Digital India` is directed more towards the poor than the elite, said union minister for information technology and communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Breaking Bread with Governance Now: A chat with Ananth Kumar

Union chemicals and fertilizers minister Ananth Kumar is a veteran politician. He served as a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. In his home state Karnataka, he has always been a forc

Govt liberal in R-day parade expenses but miser in farmers` compensation

This was bound to happen. The Supreme Court has pulled up the central government for engaging in endless litigation over land acquisition issues and thus denying rightful compensation to land owner

AAP confirms rift, Yogendra Yadav calls it imaginary

The internal rift in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which recently formed its government in Delhi after winning 67 out of 70 assembly seats, is widening further. While, the chain of let

A golden touch

I dreaded a bit as I stepped inside the Thrissur district general hospital in Kerala. I have walked in and out of government hospitals almost half of my life as a health and science writer for vari

Suppress ego to write biography: Ramachandra Guha

Noted historian Ramachandra Guha has listed reasons on why historical biographies never took off in a big way in India. Delivering the annual lecture at Sahitya Akademi’s Festival o

Sasikala camp in talks with OPS faction

 The Sasikala camp is in talks with the O Panneerselvam (OPS) faction and they are trying to win them over, says an AIADMK insider. Negotiation have started between the main AIADMK,

3% of medicines are of poor quality: Survey

 More than three percent of medicines in India are ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ) and 0.0245 percent spurious, reveals a survey report on drugs quality by the ministry of health.&

Demonetisation: Requests to change scrapped notes still pour in at RBI

 It’s been four months since demonetization took place, yet requests to change the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes are still coming at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Operationalise laws that end corruption, demands civil society

 A march will be held against corruption in Delhi on Thursday, with activists demanding, among others, operationalisation of Lokpal law as well as Whistleblowers Protection law. The

China ahead of India in internet accessibility: Pew

 Internet use among Indians is less as compared to Chinese, according to findings of the Pew Research Center, a US-based think tank. “In our latest poll, 71% of Chinese say the



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