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Mann Ki Baat: PM says Diwali with troops in Gurez 'unforgettable'

Describing India as a 'messenger of peace', Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country has always contributed towards global peace, unity and harmony through United Nations missions......

China bolsters defence spending by 7 pc

China will increase its defence spending by "around seven per cent" this year, as it vowed to guard against "outside meddling" in its territorial disputes. The increase in defence spending was......

Why China is angry with the Puja in Bodh Gaya

China's ruling Communist Party has cracked down on Tibetans who planned to attend the Kalachakra Puja in Bodh Gaya.But the Tibetan people have dared the Communists by listening to the Dalai Lama's......

US tells China: Return our underwater drone now

The United States has asked China to "immediately" return its unmanned naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea which it alleged has been "unlawfully" seized by them. "Using......

PHOTOS: North Korea readies for rare Congress

On Friday, North Korea opens a ruling-party congress to cement Kim Jong-un as supreme leader. The country’s Workers' Party congress is meeting in capital Pyongang, for the......

How TED hopes to change the world

'Our real future is the boy in the slum and the girl in the village.''We need to find the voices that can empower them to lead a better life,' TED Talks' Chris Anderson tells Niraj......

2022 promises to be a year of mega surprises

Whether it’s about colonising Mars or donning Net-connected apparel, 2022 is a year everyone seems to be planning for, says Nivedita Mookerji. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Niti Aayog......

Investing lessons from Kejriwal's election success

Be willing to learn from mistakes and stick to your stated position. Image: Arvind Kejriwal scripted one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of Indian politics. Photograph: Reuters......

What ails India's young and skilled workforce?

Till the jobs come and wages improve, India’s aspirational young certificate holders have learnt that their degrees come with no guarantees, feels Aman Sethi. At 3:30 am, the house is dark,......

Open Source advocate Atul Chitnis passes away

Open source advocate Atul Chitnis, 51, passed away on Monday. Chitnis, who was battling cancer, is survived by his wife Shubha and daughter Geetanjali. Chitnis was founder of FOSS.IN (earlier know......

'I am alive because of Amitabh Bachchan'

'One day, I interviewed Aruna Irani. Afterwards, Mehmood called me and said, ‘What did you ask Aruna and what did she say? People are flocking around wherever I go and they are upset with......

Kailash Kher kicks up a storm in New York

April Perkins, a college student in Florida who had flown into New York just to listen to Kailash Kher live, swears she will remember the performance for the rest of her life.......

Shabana on Smita Patil, life and movies

It is rare for an actress to be recognised as one of the best of her time even as she continues to churn out a prolific output. Shabana Azmi is one such woman, who continues to make films......

Snubbed by BCCI, Srinivasan is 2nd most influential man in Asian Sport

Indian administrators are ruling the roost in Asian sports. Although, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barred Narayanaswami Srinivasan from attending any meeting but he is still at......
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Tibet groups report latest self-immolation of man in protest

A man set himself on fire and died in western China's Sichuan province in the first self-immolation protest among Tibetans this year, monitoring... ...
US journalists fear China detained their families

When American journalist Gulchehra Hoja and her colleagues first began exposing a secretive network of reeducation centres in China's far west,... ...
When vacay turns into detention in China's Muslim Gulag for Uighur youth

Since 2014, after the announcement of 'people's war on terror', the Chinese Communist Party has created an unprecedented network of re-education... ...
'Declaring Pak state sponsor of terrorism may prove counter-productive' argue scholars

Declaring Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism may prove to be a counter-productive move, scholars suggest. During a panel discussion at a... ...
'We don't have a Gandhi to free us'

When Meenakshi Arvind and Mookambika Rathinam took an epic car journey from Coimbatore to London, they encountered a world that was more good than... ...

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