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India must embrace Biden's B3W initiative

Joe Biden's B3W proposal aims to bring democracies together.India should come up with its own plans to contribute to the initiative, states Rahul Mishra. IMAGE: G7 leaders in Cornwall, the UK,......

Vajpayee, the 1st Indian leader to address UNGA in Hindi

It is said that Vajpayee, who was also fluent in English, was the force behind uplifting Hindi to the international platform by using the language at the UN each time he delivered a speech. ......

Are India's tiger numbers inflated?

Counting discrepancies could make a huge difference in classifying the Project Tiger a success or a failure, notes Pallava Bagla. IMAGE: According to recent figures, India has an estimate 2,226......

Do you get clean water? Check out our map to see the improvement in water sources

Move the slider on the map above to see the change in percentage of population using an improved drinking water source over 1990 to 2015. According to the World Health Organization, between 1990......

UN and New York, where leaders turn a blind eye to each other

It is a city where the higher you live, the better it is, because, you avoid seeing the grime and smelling the stink. You also avoid other human beings. Nawaz Sharif will be in town, but may not......

UP, Bihar, J'khand among poorest states; Kerala, Goa have lowest poverty: Niti

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog's first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com As......

COVID-19: India's public debt ratio to jump to 90%

India's public debt ratio, which remarkably remained stable at around 70 per cent of the GDP since 1991, is projected to jump by 17 percentage points to nearly 90 per cent because of increase in......

Does Modi Mean Business?

'Anyone can string together a few alliterative words, but are they a substitute for serious thought?' 'And do they make for a strategy or plan for coherent action?' asks T N Ninan. IMAGE: Prime......

Should Centre share tax collection pie with states?

'All of us have believed in decentralisation. You may not like property taxation, neither do I. My solution is that the Centre does the tax collection, but we can give a matching grant instead of......

An energy superpower? Not India!

At least not soon.Arunabha Ghosh on why India will increasingly become an energy great power, but not an energy hegemon. IMAGE: India has to find its voice, articulate concerns, and navigate the......

Ronaldo, Zidane to play UN charity match

World champion footballers and United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zindine Zidane have announced that the 8th Annual Match Against Poverty will raise funds for the nearly 25 million......

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Coming to India and making

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