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Blinken to raise human rights issue during India visit
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise issues of human rights and democracy with Indian officials during his first visit to New Delhi as the two nations have more values in common on those......
Mamata Banerjee named Trinamool's Parliament chief
Trinamool Congress MPs have unanimously chosen party supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is also the chief minister of West Bengal, as the chairperson of its parliamentary party. This will put her in a......
Lekhi slams protesting farmers as 'mawali', later retracts
Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday denounced farmers protesting here against the three contentious farm laws as "mawali" (ruffian) after she was asked......
67% have Covid antibodies, another 40 cr still vulnerable to infection: Govt
Around 40 crore people are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection as a nationwide survey found two-thirds of the country's population aged above six to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the government......
From seers to politicos, Lingayats warn BJP to not replace Yedi
Amid heightened buzz within a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party that the exit of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was on the cards, community factor seems to have come to the......
As Work From Home Deepens...
… Are far-reaching social changes coming with it, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com "Sir, when will you open the office for all of us to come every......
Gourmet meals on wheels, 5-stars' latest success mantra
Since home-delivered meals from five-stars are cheaper by 15 to 20 per cent as compared to eating at the destination outside, food delivery has emerged as an important part of every......
India presses OPEC for affordable oil
With domestic retail fuel prices jumping to record high on rising international oil rates, India on Thursday pressed oil cartel OPEC for 'affordable' oil price within a 'reasonable band' and that......
Muslim Olympians celebrate Eid far from home in Tokyo
IMAGE: Saudi Arabia players line up for the national anthems. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters Muslim athletes in Tokyo for the Olympics marked a pared-down Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice,......
Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know right now
Photograph: Kind Courtesy Tokyo Olympics/Twitter The director of the Olympics opening ceremony was fired over an old comedy act in which he joked about the Holocaust, a day before the usually......
Bear sighting at Olympic baseball stadium
Olympic softballers hunt roaming bear, no luck finding it so far IMAGE: Pitcher Monica Abbott of Team United States pitches in the first inning of their game against Team Canada. Photograph:......
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony scandals and more...
Scandals over ceremony have deterred some, Tokyo 2020 head says Photograph: Kind Courtesy Tokyo Olympics/Twitter A series of recent scandals engulfing officials working on the opening......
Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know
IMAGE: The Japanese women's softball team got the Tokyo 2020 Olympics off to a winning start for the hosts on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images The hometown team scored the first......
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