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Only 98 cities instead of 100 announced: All questions answered about the smart cities project

The Centre today announced the names of 98 cities selected for the Modi government's flagship Smart Cities project but Bengaluru and Patna don't …

Smart Cities

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Europe

Child marriage in India finally meets its match as young brides turn to courts

Santa Devi Meghwal was married off when she was 11 months old. She knew that, on turning 16, she would move in with her husband and his parents.<p>The reality hit her when they turned up at her house in Rohicha Kallan village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on a scorching day three years ago to take …

Nepal one month after the quake: 'The emotional impact has been devastating' | Sam Jones

Photograph: Sam Jones for the Guardian<p>Boys in Chautara do a jigsaw puzzle made from cut-up calendars in a child-friendly space run by the youth NGO Restless …

How tribal Indians beat big coal firms

<b>India's government wants to make the country a manufacturing hub - but for that it needs to increase power production. The villagers of Mahan, helped by Greenpeace, recently blocked attempts to mine coal in their forest. Sanjoy Majumder reports.</b><p>"This is the land of our ancestors, we will never give …

Govt approves Rs1 trillion urbanization plan

<b>New Delhi:</b> The government signed off on a Rs.1 trillion urbanization plan on Wednesday, with the Union cabinet approving the proposal to create 100 …

Why is Narendra Modi going to China?

Barely eight months after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s India trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly make a return visit to China. China’s …

For those marked ‘Other’

Transgender bill has gaps. Wider consultation with the community is needed.<p><b>By: Danish Sheikh</b><p>On April 24, the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s …

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital.<p>Frustration …

Treatment via smartphones can help stem the rising rate of suicides in India

India has among the highest rates of depression in the world. If Deepika Padukone, a leading Bollywood actress, hadn’t talked publicly about her battle with depression, you probably wouldn’t know.<p>And the stigma attached to mental illnesses is hurting India. Few are brave to speak about it to …

Mental Health

Poor rains may dash rate cut hopes | business

The prediction of a below-normal monsoon for the second year, after a lingering bad winter of hailstorms and unseasonal rains, could bring back the …