Better to be an atheist than lead a hypocritical double life: Pope Francis

'I am very Catholic...; but my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my workers a just wage, I exploit people, I am dirty in my business..."

Forget Demonetisation, here are short-term remedies to root out black economy in India

In his latest book, Arun Kumar writes that political will and determination to act will go a long way in curbing the black economy.

Trump revokes transgender students' right to choose restrooms; celebs, social media slam move

Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Caitlyn Jenner posted messages of support and assurance for transgender children on social media.

Attack after attack on Indians in the US, worried parents urge children to come back home

A large chunk of the Indian techies in the US are from Telangana and Andhra, and parents are worried.

Meet the man who tried to stop the US gunman from shooting two Indian engineers

An eyewitness told local media that the gunman yelled 'get out of my country' at the Indians.

After PM says he is 'adopted son of UP', couple offers to adopt Modi

Yogender Pal Singh says he has "no political agenda".

WhatsApp does a Snapchat, revamps ‘status’ feature to include photos, videos

The new feature coincides with WhatsApp’s eighth birthday.

India unveils a braille atlas for the visually impaired, first of its kind in the world

NATMO's aim is to make scientific information available to visually challenged persons in a cost-effective manner.

‘Assault on women’s rights’: Director of ‘Lipstick…’ vows to fight after Censor Board snub

Director Alankrita Shrivastava said that "as a woman and as a filmmaker no one can take away my voice".

Watch: India’s women’s ODI team pulls off a thriller against SA in final of WC qualifier

The win ensured that India remained unbeaten in the tournament.

Moral policing in Kerala to clashes in Kashmir: How FB Live is changing the way we tell stories

What makes Facebook Live a powerful tool for communication is perhaps its simplicity.

Maha civic polls: Sena-BJP tussle in Mumbai, BJP gains elsewhere

Shiv Sena activists celebrated earlier in the day as it appeared it was set to take control of the BMC but it finished with just 84 of the 227 seats.

Kerala to set up sex offenders’ registry, but is it really a good idea?

With fear of vigilantism and low conviction in POCSO cases, many question the practicality of a sex offenders’ registry in India.

Protests against ABVP, police after Ramjas College violence

Some Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers also joined the protest.

Ramjas College violence example of state-backed intolerance: CPI (M)

Police have registered a case against unknown persons for rioting and assault on public servants.

Tackling pollution, investing in renewables will help India's economy: UNEP chief Erik Solheim

Advocating the promotion of onsite renewable technology, he said Kochi airport in Kerala is a terrific example in this regard.

Bharti Airtel to buy Telenor India

This deal comes following the recent announcement of merger of Vodafone and Idea.

Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star; here's what they could be like

Several or all of the planets could be at the right temperature for liquid water, and potentially life, to exist.

‘Prefer to be safe in England than sorry in India’: Mallya says he is a ‘political football’

Mallya was speaking on the sidelines of a Formula One event in the UK.

1,850 drugs sold in India ‘Not of Standard Quality’: Health Ministry

According to the Health Ministry, many of the drugs are of foreign companies that have their manufacturing units in India.

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

We might be able to grow artificial meat but are people really prepared to eat such produce over meat from farmed animals?