A government official inspects EVMs inside a strong room in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning in his country's first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory.
Even though India boasts of universalisation of primary education, with almost 100 per cent Gross Enrolment Rate (2014-15), quality of education in the last decade has gone down. While ASER 2008 revealed that 50.6 per cent grade 3 children in India could read a grade 1 text, this number reduced to 42.5 per cent
The rise of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister in 2014 was chiefly attributable to the confidence he inspired among the people on two counts — his personal integrity as a leader and his reputation for administering the government with a strong hand. These had become a dire necessity for the country.
More than a month after Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation, accepting moral responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections, it remains leaderless. Although Gandhi turned down appeals to withdraw his resignation, efforts are still on to persuade him to stay on.
Scores were trapped as a massive fire engulfed the Mahanagar Telephone Nagar Ltd (MTNL) building in Bandra on Monday afternoon, an official said.
Pakistan's frequent flyers cast scorn on the edict, suggesting it had been introduced to enrich an unnamed company tasked with doing the wrapping.
The Government of the UAE has launched the new domain name of its official portal to become the first government domain in the world composed of a single letter (U), to facilitate the public access to information, services, projects, strategies and laws in the UAE.