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India saw 23.5 lakh pollution deaths in 2019, highest in world

India saw over 23.5 lakh premature deaths due to pollution of all types -- including 16.7 lakh fatalities caused by air pollution -- in 2019, the highest among all countries globally, according to......

Can India Be A 'Vishwaguru'?

Many of the stories, the pictures going out of India worldwide lately with these provocative processions, taunting of Muslims, bulldozers targeting mostly their properties, the sweeping 'othering'......

Collecting biological samples of convicts unconstitutional: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday termed as 'unconstitutional' the Bill that seeks to provide legal sanction to the police to take physical and biological samples of convicts as well a......

'The Kashmir Files' creates row in New Zealand

Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files has courted a controversy in New Zealand with the country's chief censor reviewing the film's classification, a move that has been criticised by a former......

'Beneath Hindutva right-wing's hatred for Nehru lurks a very deep fear'

'Under the more strident Modi version of Hindutva, Nehru has almost become a contemporary political figure.''The ruling party knows that without total erasure and distortion of Nehru, their......

Govt likely to wait until ceasefire to announce Russia payments deal

The Centre is unlikely to announce an agreement over payment mechanism with Russia until a ceasefire is declared in the Ukraine war, said people in the know. IMAGE: A local resident reacts while......

Egypt deports key official of Nirav Modi's firm

Subhash Shankar Parab, a key accused in the Rs 7,000 crore diamantaire Nirav Modi bank fraud case, was “deported” from Cairo on Tuesday after a long diplomatic and legal process,......

India eyes alternative markets for tea export

India is looking to develop alternative export markets for tea such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the US, Japan and Tunisia in view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, people aware of the matter said.......

Will govt restart rupee-rouble trade?

The government may soon give the green light to bilateral trade between Russia and India in their national currencies to avoid any trade disruptions, multiple people aware of the matter said.......

Oil retreats, still above $100; no supply shocks for India

International oil prices retreated from an over seven-year high but was still above $100 a barrel and continue to pose threat to India's inflation rate and current account deficit. While there are......

'I saw a video of a Russian tank passing by my school'

'We couldn't believe that in the 21st century world, a European country can be bombed, can be invaded.' IMAGE: A military truck and tank on a street of Kherson, Ukraine, March 1, 2022, in this......

THE ABBA Paradox

Ageing is a funny process.After rebelling and exploring, the human being drifts to the ordered arrangement, he/she once left.As a youngster I outgrew ABBA while my mother continued to like them.In......

'I am bored of this obsession with Tagore and Ray'

'So much so we don't feel the need to create anything, but just bask in that glory.''It's time to move on.''How much burden can you put on a person or the legacy of the person?' IMAGE: Aditya......

Should Tokyo be the guinea pig for Olympics experiment?

In this pandemic, why can't we have multiple locations for various disciplines, all of it then merged into a virtual convergence called the Olympics instead of one massive event in one city, asks......

Athletes want their chance to shine at Tokyo Olympics

'It will bring us together, as a people worldwide... I think it is going to be one of the most special Olympics, because of the circumstances.' IMAGE: Triple jump gold medal hopeful Will Claye......

Buzz: Tom Curran pulls out of Big Bash over 'bubble' fatigue

IMAGE: Tom Curran, the Sydney Sixers' top wicket-taker last season, was scheduled to join the team after Christmas after spending two weeks in quarantine upon arrival in Australia. Photograph:......

FIFA cancels U-17 women's World Cup in India

The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council which took stock of the current global COVID-19 pandemic IMAGE: The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in India was originally scheduled to be......

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