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Education a top priority in India ties, says Australian envoy

In a major step to take forward its widening outreach to India, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, - one of Australia's premier varsities -  inaugurated its new premises in the Indian capital as Australia announced its intent about making India a major focus of its economic and diplomatic strategy with education as a "flagship sector".

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A glimpse of Afghanistan in India

“Afghanistan – A land in conflict and hope” is the title of a rare art exhibition that was held at the India International Centre in New Delhi. To showcase a country that has taught the world the real meaning of resilience during some of the most trying times in modern political history, there could not have been a more apt title.

India showcases heritage, with British help

An exhibition: ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ - a collaborative effort of the British Museum, London, National Museum, New Delhi; and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, was inaugurated by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on May 4 at the National Museum.   It will run till June 30, 2018.

Bollywood once again warming up to Pakistan

Clearly the rabble-rousing jingoism of recent times has been replaced by a more tolerant and empathetic attitude towards Pakistan, an attitude that perhaps augurs well for India-Pakistan relations in the future.

India leads world with students opting for science, tech degrees

India leads the world in the number of students getting bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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