Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador’s poorest households climb out of poverty.
The western media’s focus on momentous events at home has come at the expense of reporting on events unfolding in the global South, which has led to the eclipsing of the famine that’s unfolding in Africa.
Should France apologise for committing war-time atrocities?
Scientists investigating an underwater mountain have found lots of tellurium, a mineral used in some solar panels.
New research shows that these key conditions for a vibrant and open civil society are being violated to varying degrees in over 106 countries.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism somehow during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
‘No one is left behind’ brings with it a powerful message. It emphasises progress – one that is inclusive, fair, integrated and empowering.
Trump has said the US share of UN budgets was “unfair” and has proposed an unspecified reduction in funding for the world body and its agencies.
Since Madeleine vanished from Portugal, the media has suggested many explanations ranging from a burglary gone wrong to abduction by slave traders.
A group of 30 indigenous people, which later grew to 600, are demanding payment for use of the land, oil lot 192 near the Ecuadorean border.
Relations were strained after an acrimonious telephone call shortly after Trump’s inauguration, during which Trump labelled the Australia-US resettlement swap agreement with the former US President Barack Obama as a “dumb” deal.
The protesters demand a probe into an incident last year when masked men carried out secretive nighttime demolitions to clear part of the site in Belgrade.
Conservation groups and native American tribal representatives slammed the looming order on monuments, suggesting it would be fought in court.
Masahiro Imamura was forced to quit after he said that it was better the massive 9.0 earthquake that killed nearly 20,000 people happened in the northeast.
In conversation with Bangladesh’s former top diplomat on the Teesta, India-Bangladesh water relations, the Farakka barrage and the future of the Ganga treaty.
The meeting was set for one day after North Korea celebrated a holiday on Tuesday marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army.
The snap vote will give May the power her government needs to rip up old pledges and concentrate on her own polices, especially Brexit.
This case had added to existing US-China tensions, but Trump has recently warmed to China considerably and said that their relations are improving.
A US judge blocked President Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, adding another blow to Trump’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.
The activist had confessed to being part of a bombing in Israel that killed two people but had failed to reveal her criminal history in the US as required.
A three-year civil war in South Sudan has forced millions from their homes, sent the oil-producing economy into a tail-spin and devastated crop harvests.
France’s two presidential candidates traded barbs, with Macron accusing Le Pen of promoting hatred while Le Pen labelled him ‘the”candidate of the oligarchy.”
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
Inside the buildings in western Mosul, now a ghost town, it’s often eerily quiet as walls muffle the gunfire, the constant background noise.
Trump’s decision to take the wall off the table for now will avert the imminent government shutdown and probably lead to a short-term extension of spending.
Searching for animals thought to be extinct or fictional is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei told presidential candidates to champion economic self-sufficiency and be less engaged with the opening up to the West.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
The attack at the base in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing around 140, is one of the deadliest attacks on Afghan forces since the Taliban fell in 2001.
A demonstration in Brazil by the indigenous people against farmers’ encroachment on reservations turned violent after the police blocked some of the protestors.
The Pentagon said the THAAD deployment was a critical measure to defend South Korea and its allies against North Korean missile threats.
The audience was unsympathetic when she called Donald Trump a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive”.
It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
The rupee strengthened to as much as 63.93 per dollar, its highest since August 2015, compared to its close of 64.2650 on Tuesday.
The unrest is Venezuela’s worst since 2014, when 43 people died in months of mayhem sparked by protests against Nicolas Maduro.
Health experts say expanded access to the drug is key for India to achieve its ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025.
Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang urged Dhaka to resolve the Rohingya row with Myanmar bilaterally but also said Beijing stood ready to help in the matter.
Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has been booked for allegedly trying to influence the coal scam probe while in office.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.