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Indian-origin techie killed in shootout between rival Mexican gangs

A 29-year-old California-based Indian-origin woman techie, who travelled to Mexico to celebrate her birthday, was one of the two foreign tourists killed in a shootout between two drug gangs in the......

Pollution may cut short Indians' lives by 9 years, more in Maha, MP

India's air pollution levels have expanded geographically over time and increased so much in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that an average person is now losing an additional 2.5 to 2.9 years of......

Hindu group objects to 'dismantling Hindutva' conference in US

A prominent Hindu American group on Friday urged several US universities not to support an online conference titled 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' next month. Illustration: Dominic Xavier /......

Ajit Singh dies of Covid

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit Singh passed away at a Gurugram hospital on Thursday morning battling COVID-19, his family said. He was 82.   Singh, a prominent farmer......

Free speech suffered a blow: Rajan on Ashoka University exits

Eminent economist Raghuram Rajan has said free speech suffered a "grievous blow" in India with the resignations of Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian from the Ashoka University and that the......

Gita Gopinath to quit as IMF chief economist, return to Harvard

IMF's Chief Economist Gita Gopinath will leave her job in January next year and return to the prestigious Harvard University, according to the global financial institution. Photograph: Charles......

CEA Subramanian to return to academia after three-year stint

Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K V Subramanian will be leaving the finance ministry and returning to academia on completion of his three-year term. The government had appointed Subramanian, an ISB......

Rajan on what India should do with its forex reserves

India needs foreign exchange buffer reserves to insulate itself from exchange rate volatility as we have "no friends" for swap lines and Japan was the only country that helped during the taper......

Why we should avoid a fresh lockdown

'The cost of the lockdown so far is the loss of about 11 million jobs.''It is important that a fresh lockdown does not make this worse,' asserts Mahesh Vyas. IMAGE: The deserted Gateway of India,......

Dear Nirmalaji: Don't tax online transactions

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mediamodifier/Pixabay On Monday, February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget for Financial Year 2021-2022. Nirmalaji has asked us to send the......

10 roles that proved Soumitra Chatterjee's versatility

This is an alternate list of 10 screen roles that saw Soumitra Chatterjee, a paragon of gentility, venture beyond his comfort zone and deliver masterclasses of subtlety and depth, lists Saibal......

'Wow. The power of women'

'I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.' Stirring......

Can a man and a woman be 'friends' without having sex?

As Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal releases, Aseem Chhabra feels it's the best time to revisit the Hollywood classic When Harry Met Sally, which tries to answer the question in the title of this......

Desai first NFL coordinator of Indian descent

IMAGE: The Chicago Bears promoted Sean Desai, 37, from safeties coach to defensive coordinator. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Chicago Bears/Instagram Indian-American Sean Desai has been named new......

MLB's first woman general manager gets Obama, Clinton praise

IMAGE: Miami Marlins is the first Asian-American general manager in Major League Baseball. Photograph: Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports As she sat on a stool at home......

Shorts: Sun ban a 'statement to the world'; Nike shoe debate rages

IMAGE: Gold medallist Sun Yang of China, and bronze medallist Gabriele Detti of Italy celebrate as silver medallist Mack Horton of Australia protests on the podium after the men's 400m freestyle......

World Athletics puts the brakes on Nike's shoes

Nike unleashed the Vaporfly in 2016 and various versions have quickly come to dominate the elite and "serious recreational" side of road running. From April 30, any shoe used in elite competition......

WATCH: Bangladesh players practice in smog-hit Delhi

IMAGE: Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim walks amidst smog during a practice session at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Authorities handed out free......

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