Why Is Modi Not Accepting Pakistan’s Offer of Talks?

No one has to ‘trust’ anyone else. Talks do not mean that we must withdraw forces from J&K and send them to peace stations. Nor is this a Bollywood situation where the police chief is expected to go to the den of bad men armed only with ‘trust’. Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan’s open […]

The World Needs More Energy but Has Less Water to Spare for It

Over 70% of India’s existing thermal-power utilities are likely to face stiff competition for water from agricultural, urban and other industrial demands in the next twelve years. The world’s leaders have come to recognise water and the climate as major global risks. However, significant actions to tackle them haven’t been taken, according to a new […]

US Proposes Changes to H1B Visas To Favour Most Skilled, Highest Paid Foreign Workers

The H1B visa, popular among Indian IT companies and professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Washington: The Donald Trump administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process, including a new rule requiring companies to electronically register […]

Delhi’s Air Quality Remains Very Poor, Slight Reprieve Expected

Increased wind speed may improve the air quality over the next few days. New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality remained in the very poor category on Wednesday, though authorities expressed hope that a slight improvement may be observed in the next few days due to increased wind speed. The Central Pollution Control Board recorded an overall […]

COP24: Will It Ever Be More Than a Yearly Gathering?

Climate change conferences can be bewildering. Here’s a recap of how we got here, what to look out for at COP24 and what comes next. Representatives of almost all the countries on the planet are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

Madhya Pradesh exit polls show BJP, Congress in dead heat

Madhya Pradesh elections exit polls: The two main parties contesting elections in the state are BJP, which has been in power for 15 years with Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister, and Congress, which is hoping to come back to power in the state which was once its bastion. The BJP and the Congress are […]

Telangana assembly elections 2018 records 67.5% voter turnout

Telangana assembly elections 2018: The turnout is marginally lower than the 68.5% that was recorded in the Telangana region in the 2014 elections, which was held together for the erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh. Telangana, the newest state of the country saw 67.5% turnout in the assembly elections by 5pm on Friday but the Election Commission […]