A smart option

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

Decades ago, our cities used to be quiet and less congested. Travel was easy and non-taxing. Then, cars happened. And with that we have got traffic, chaos, and stress. In fact, in 2015 there were record passenger cars sold that was above 2 million units. 5,480 new cars were added daily. Sounds terrifying!

Improving access to DOTS is crucial

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

If there is already a long delay before TB patients in India start treatment, the Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy offered by India’s TB control programme does not make it easy for patients to access and complete the treatment. In contrast, patients who took DOTS from private practitioners faced fewer barriers and were more likely to complete the treatment. The results were published recently in the journal BMC Health Services Research.

The world’s first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

National Award winning actor Kangana Ranaut has gone to the U.S. where she is preparing for her role in forthcoming film Simran.

Rain denies India chance to level series

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

In an anti-climactic finish to the second Twenty20 cricket International, wet outfield denied India chance to level the series after dominating proceedings in the West Indies innings as the match was called off due to wet outfield, here today.

Kashmir and the clash of symbolisms

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

Over the past one and a half months, a host of institutions and individuals in India have impressed upon the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)-led Central government to reach out to Kashmiris to bring a peaceful end to the crisis in the Valley. Parliament discussed it at length, participants in an all-party meeting urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a political solution, and even a senior Army general has indirectly hinted at the need to talk to ‘all stakeholders’ in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). And yet, the BJP leadership has summarily failed to act on such advice and normalise the Valley.

Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

Authorities on Monday lifted curfew from Kashmir after 51 days since the ongoing unrest began on July 9, officials said.

A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and FARC rebels.

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