Focus on decentralised approach for urban development, says Arun Maira

HYDERABAD, OCT 21:   The sixth EuroIndia Summit on Greening Cities today emphasised the need to focus on a decentralised approach to development of urban areas in the country while encouraging public-private partnership projects. At a meeting hosted here by the Confederation of Indian Industry and The EuroIndia Centre, Arun Maira,

CBSE to introduce Open Text Based Assessment system for students

[air] Oct 21, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) system for students from next academic session 2013-14. Under the open book system, students will be informed four months in advance about the study material on which the examinations will be conducted. It

Obama’s Dangerous South China Sea Strategy

The Obama administration can’t seem to resist the temptation to meddle in the territorial disputes between China and its neighbors over islands (and probable underlying oil and gas riches) in the South China Sea. The latest incident began earlier this year when the Philippines filed an unprecedented arbitration case—over Beijing’s

The Third Sex

Download Pdf Transgender persons in India want to be treated as citizens. Is this too much to ask for? Transgender persons (hijras or aravanis) in India are visible in public, ridiculed in crude comedy in popular cinema, shunned and feared but tolerated at rituals where their presence is supposed to

N-liability pact still elusive

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inspects a guard of honour at a reception on his arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Sunday. On Monday, Dr. Singh will take part in the 14th annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. October 20, 2013 But the 14th Indian-Russian summit promises to strengthen old