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Pakistan, India ties need an injection of positivity: Daily

Islamabad , Dec 2

The Pakistan-India relationship needed an injection of positivity, said a leading daily following the "briefest of accidental meetings" between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Premier Narendra Modi.

This American 'guru' makes you get things done

Bengaluru , Dec 1
David Allen, Productivity Guru and Founder of GTD
American productivity guru and acclaimed author of "Getting Things Done", David Allen has forayed into India to train individuals and executives on the art of leading a stress-free productive life.

COP-21 must find practical, pragmatic, sustainable solutions

New Delhi
Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Heads of State and Government at COP21, in Paris, France on Nov 30, 2015.

A staggering 147 heads of state have assembled at Paris to discuss and possibly find a solution to the problem of climate change at the COP-21. The broad consensus that exists is that the global temperatures should not be allowed to breach the 2 degree Celsius change over the pre-industrial atmospheric temperatures. However, the foundations of this number as well the likelihood of averting this limit both seem shaky at present.

Bihar poll effect: Assam's Gogoi talks of 'grand understanding'

Guwahati , Nov 30
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi addresses a press conference in Guwahati, on Nov 23, 2015.

Notwithstanding its sparkling show in the 2014 Lok Sabha and subsequent local body elections in Assam and desertions from the Congress, the forthcoming assembly polls could turn out to be a tough task for the BJP, particularly in the wake of the ruling Congress' call for a "maha (grand) understanding" against the saffron outfit.

5 steps to revitalize India's higher education system

New Delhi The Indian higher education system commanded awe and respect in the ancient world. Important seats of learning like Nalanda and Takshashila attracted the best students and academics from across the globe. Unfortunately, over a period of time, our higher education system lost its global competitiveness. This is exemplified by the fact that not many Indian higher education institutions feature in the annual world university rankings like the Times Higher Education World University Rankings or the QS World University Rankings.

20 years on, SOHO changed the way we look at Sun

Washington , Dec 2

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) that revolutionised the field of science known as heliophysics and became the greatest comet hunter of all time - reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015 - has completed 20 years in space.

China or India: Difficult choice for new Myanmar government

New Delhi

Even as the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to form a new government in Myanmar, China has lost no time in diagnosing the import of the party's victory and is all set to recalibrate its policy towards the country to steal a march over India towards gaining a deeper strategic depth in this ASEAN nation.

Nayanthara signs another heroine-centric film

Chennai , Dec 2
Hyderabad: Trisha Illana Nayanthara trailer with Baahubali.

After proving her mettle in a solo role in Tamil horror-thriller "Maya", actress Nayanthara has bagged another heroine-centric film in the language. This yet-untitled project will be produced by filmmaker A. Sarkunam.

Chandigarh's international airport remains a domestic one

Chandigarh , Dec 1
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo: IANS)

It got a flying start, literally, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Chandigarh's new airport terminal in September with much fanfare. But Chandigarh's first step towards international air connectivity seems grounded - at least for the moment.

US studio's nod for film on Hindu gods

New Delhi , Dec 1
In his quest to understand Vedic mythology, Sanjay Patel, an Indian-American, took the animation route to tell a story featuring Hindu gods as superheroes. The first-time director says an approval by a US studio to such a "culturally specific" story came as a "shock" (pleasant surprise) to him.