US: Indian moms rank third in foreign-born babies


Indian women rank third after their Mexican and Chinese peers among foreign mothers giving birth to children in the US with Asian immigrants increasingly accounting for a larger share, according to a

Spectre of Bond’s dubious character haunts MI6 boss


The world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond, would never have been hired by Britain’s security services in the real world due to his “morally dubious character”, the boss of MI6 has said.

Switzerland cheers for tipsy firefighters


Slightly tipsy volunteer firefighters and off-duty members of so-called professional ‘blue light’ organisations responding to urgent situations will be no longer face punishment — provided their blood-alcohol level does not exceed 0.50 per cent.

Nasa grows lettuce in space

Nasa has planted lettuce on the International Space Station (ISS) to learn how to grow fresh food in space — which may help prepare astronauts for the future manned mission to Mars.

HarperCollins India publisher Karthika VK steps down

Karthika V.K.

The sudden resignation of Karthika V.K.

Now, Artificial intelligence to help catch stockmarket cheats


Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats.

Udan — the new regional air connectivity scheme — is not likely to get the aam aadmi to fly, but it will correct the historical wrong done to the air transport business in India.

Hitler lent dignity and prestige to the German government within a short time by establishing a strong administrative setup. He created the vast state of Greater Germany.