Teachers are the best category of nation builders: President

New Delhi, September 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said teachers are the “best category” of nation builders but noted there is a dip in the standard of education because teachers are running away from their responsibility.   After meeting teachers who received awards on the occasion of Teachers Day, he said: “You […]

Is there an impending debt crisis?

By Amit Kapoor IANS  | September 5 It has been a decade since the biggest financial crisis in living memory swept the globe. In the run-up to the crisis, the debt levels of the developed economies saw a rapid expansion. Between 2000 and 2009, credit for the entire global economy grew at 7.5 per cent […]

Employees’ interest to be safeguarded in AI divestment: Minister Raju

New Delhi, September 5 (IANS) Aiming to allay employee fears in the face of a possible divestment of Air India (AI), Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said their interests would be “safeguarded”.   The government plans to address the concerns of the national airline’s employees and take some “key decisions” to set […]

Priyanka Chopra visits Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu

Priyanka Chopra visits Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu

Mumbai, September 5 (PTI) Priyanka Chopra paid a visit to veteran actor Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu.   The “Quantico” star spent a whole evening with the actor, who was admitted to a hospital for kidney-related ailments last month.   A tweet from the 94-year-old actor’s official account by Faisal Farooqui, Kumar’s family […]

Efforts on to create Hindu Rashtra: Tripura CM

Agartala, September 5 (IANS) Those who betrayed India’s freedom movement are now trying to create a “Hindu Rashtra”, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Tuesday.   “Those who betrayed India’s freedom struggle and worked as agents of the British rulers are now trying to establish ‘Hindu Rashtra’, changing the secular character of the […]

Brain learns to recognise faces through repeated exposure

Brain learns to recognise faces through repeated exposure

New York, September 5 (IANS) Regions of the brain that are key to facial recognition form only through experience, says a new study that casts doubt on the longstanding belief that the ability to recognise faces must be innate for people and other primates.   The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed that […]

Central, Assam ministers say Rohingyas must go back

Central, Assam ministers say Rohingyas must go back

Rohingya refugees with children sit in the open during heavy rain as they are held by Border Guard Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]   New Delhi, September 5 (IANS) The Centre and the Assam government on Tuesday made it clear that Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar have to return to their native country.   The assertion came […]

Modi arrives in Myanmar

Modi arrives in Myanmar

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi being welcomed on his arrival, at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport, Myanmar on September 05, 2017. (PIB Photo)   Nay Pyi Taw, September 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Myanmar from China, where he had gone to attend the 9th BRICS […]