‘No boost in learning outcomes of disadvantaged in Andhra, Telangana’

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 15 : Around 91 per cent of 15-year-old children were enrolled in secondary schools in 2016 in comparison with 78 per cent in 2009, but there has been no improvement in the learning outcomes, according to a survey conducted in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The survey has been described as “pro-poor” by […]

Note ban, ‘money tree’ showcased this Durga Puja

Kolkata, Sep 15 : The fantasy of plucking crisp currency notes off a “money tree” comes alive at a Durga puja celebration here, while raising the question if money is indeed eternal or has a timespan like the humans who use it. Themed ‘Notebandi Na Manush Bandi’ (Is it a note ban or keeping the […]

Of marketing, Tamil Nadu commoners, Khushwant Singh

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Enlighten yourself on integrated marketing communications, models of communication strategy and diffusion of innovation; delve into the depths of the human psyche through stories dealing with the commoners of Tamil Nadu; read about the legendary author Khushwant Singh; and flick through a volume which is a trove of Urdu stories, […]

Rs 300 cr plan for Delhi’s garbage crisis

New Delhi, Sep 15 : The central government has approved a Rs 300 crore plan for “visible improvement” in solid waste management in the national capital in the face of the serious garbage crisis plaguing the city. Newly-appointed Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday that in this […]

‘Slut-shaming’ dangerous, disrespectful to women: Celina Jaitly

By Durga Chakravarty New Delhi, Sep 15 : Actress Celina Jaitly, who was shamed on social media for sharing a pre-delivery photograph of her blossoming baby bump, remains unaffected by it, but says “slut-shaming” is dangerous and hurtful for women. Celina, who earlier this month shared a photograph of herself in a bathtub, is married […]

Blue Whale strikes Pakistani teenagers

Islamabad, Sep 15 : The Blue Whale Challenge has reportedly struck Pakistani teenagers as several have admitted to suffer from severe depression after playing the macabre online game, the health authorities said. At least five teenagers, including a girl, from different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been admitted to Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital with symptoms […]