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58% of rural teens can read basic English: Survey

27 min 37 sec ago
The increasing proficiency in English correlates with growing aspiration among the children surveyed, 60% of whom want to study beyond Class XII. By contrast, just 35% of those who could not read Class II level text fluently wanted to continue studies beyond Class XII.

20 AAP Delhi MLAs disqualified, bypolls in 6 mos

54 min 4 sec ago
Having had a poor electoral run in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat where it was looking to mark a presence, AAP will have its hands full in retaining its bastion against the challenge posed by BJP and Congress. For the BJP, despite its big wins in the Delhi municipal elections, factionalism and recent sealing drive are fatcors it has to overcome.

'Will share vision for India's global engagements'

5 hours 28 min ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he will share his vision for India's future engagements with the international community during his Davos trip, as he sought "serious attention" of world leaders on existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary global systems.

UNSC team to visit Pak over sanctions on Saeed

8 hours 38 min ago
Amid mounting global pressure on Pakistan to act against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him, a UN Security Council team will visit the country this week for an assessment of Islamabad's compliance with the world body's sanctions regime.

India won't hesitate to cross border: Rajnath

8 hours 59 min ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be. Singh said India wants to maintain a friendly relationship with its neighbour.

Rahul will lead party to victory in 2019: Ahmed Patel

10 hours 3 min ago
Patel, who had won the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat last year in a close contest, also said the poll verdict in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state was a "moral victory" for the Congress as the BJP, which had talked about getting 150 seats, was wrapped up under 100.

A US-style online platform to sell bad loans? 

10 hours 27 min ago
The Reserve Bank has called for putting in place an online trading platform on the lines of the system in the US, to sell distressed assets to ensure more transparency and better price discovery.

WEF preps for Modi mantra with tastes of India, twists of yoga

13 hours 9 min ago
With exquisite desi cuisine on the platter and live yoga sessions on display, the annual Swiss jamboree of the rich and powerful from "a fractured world" will begin on Monday in Davos where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pitch India as a growth engine for the global economy.

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