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'Every life lost is a loss to the country'

'India was fortunate to have a late entry into the pandemic; even the first wave entered India 2-3 months after many other countries experienced it.''Similarly, the second wave reached here after......

Onus on China to address unresolved issues: Foreign secy

India on Friday said the onus is on China to address the remaining unresolved issues relating to the eastern Ladakh row and that peace and tranquillity along the frontier were key for the......

India continues to score self-goals

The pandemic has brutally highlighted the inadequacy of India's administrative systems.And the government has demonstrated its culpable inability to speed up vaccination in a timely manner, argues......

Covid fight: 4 faultlines India must address

Rather than worry about what picture of India is being painted in the foreign media, the focus must be on marshalling all our energies to provide relief and solace to our deeply wounded and......

Jaishankar holds talks with US NSA, reviews ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during which they held wide-ranging discussions and agreed that people-to-people ties and shared......

WEF cancels 2021 annual meeting, next summit in 1st half of 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel in various parts of the country, the World Economic Forum on Monday announced the cancellation of its high-profile annual meeting for 2021 after......

A worker would take 10,000 years to earn what Mukesh Ambani made in an hour during the pandemic

'The top 11 billionaires in India added so much to their wealth during the pandemic that it would have sustained MNREGA for 10 years or the ministry of health for 10 years.' IMAGE: Reliance......

Will the real Mr Modi please stand up?

Human memory about policy issues is short.That alone can explain why many are deliriously happy with his latest slogans and ignore seven years of poor 'doing business' climate, taxtortion,......

COVID-19: You may need a 'vaccine passport' to fly around the world

Several companies and technology heavyweights including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce are working to create a digital vaccination passport or health passport app in the hope that governments and......

Petrol, diesel prices at fresh high; oil co says only tax cut by govt can help

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday climbed to fresh highs in the country as rates were hiked by the most in recent times, even as fuel retailers said the government can cut taxes to ease consumer......

When movie theatres no longer exist...

Aseem Chhabra imagines a time, 20 years from now, when movie-watching in theatres will be long gone, thanks to the coronavirus, and pens a letter to his grandchild, explaining the magic of the......

Like Elli AvrRam's bathroom selfie?

Bollywood is on the move! The stars are travelling to various parts of India and the world on work and play. Here's looking at where they are.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Elli......

Deepika gets an award!

The world seems to have turned its attention to Bollywood's ladies, and is honouring them with awards.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram Deepika Padukone received the......

Tokyo doctors call for cancellation of Olympic Games due to COVID-19

IMAGE: Anti-Olympics group members display banners and signs during a protest rally, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, in Tokyo. Photograph: Naoki Ogura/Reuters A top medical organisation has......

Japanese Olympian Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 prez

IMAGE: Seiko Hashimoto is a seven-time Olympian who took part in four Winter Olympics as a speed skater and three Summer Olympics as a cyclist. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters Japan's Seiko......

'Olympics facing major issue after Mori's sexist remarks'

IMAGE: Anger over Mori's comments is likely to further alienate a Japanese public wary of the government's attempts to hold the Games during the pandemic. Nearly 80% of the public opposes holding......

Tokyo Olympics chief retracts sexist comments, refuses to resign

Hashtag 'Mori, please resign' was trending on Twitter in Japan IMAGE: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori delivers a speech. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/Reuters Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori,......

Sports events, concerts in UAE canceled, postponed as coronavirus spreads

IMAGE: A woman wears a protective face mask, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as she walks at Dragon Mart, a Chinese themed discount shopping centre, in Dubai. Photograph:......
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