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Giant 'cat' comes to life in huge billboard in Tokyo

A gigantic 3D cat has appeared on a billboard in Tokyo, where it looms playfully over one of the city's busiest railway stations. IMAGE: A giant digital screen shows the 3D cat in Shinjuku area.......

Pak cleric threatens to kill Malala, arrested

A Muslim cleric in northwest Pakistan has been arrested under the tough anti-terrorism act for threatening to kill Malala Yousafzai in a suicide attack and instigating people against the Nobel......

10 Years On, Lessons from Fukushima

'The lessons learnt from the triple disaster have put Japan's energy future on the right path,' notes Dr Rajaram Panda. IMAGE: A woman weeps after an earthquake and tusnami destroyed the city of......

The A to Z of 2020

Wow -- 2020, huh? From the deadly coronavirus to lockdowns, wildfires to the Black Lives Matter movement, to the Bihar and US elections, it's been a year we won't forget. It's hard to believe it......

America's race bitterness erupts in India's communal bitterness

India shares the world's pain, but India's pain is not the world's.Little that occurs here is even reported abroad, notes Sunanda K Datta-Ray.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   When I......

'The bullet train can be Modi's legacy'

'The politician in him saw to it that the foundation stone was laid in Ahmedabad in the run-up to the assembly election in Gujarat in 2017.''But the statesman in him also wants it to be his......

How India can raise $1,000,000,000,000 to fund infrastructure projects

Diwesh Sharan, of Asian Development Bank, says beside the PPP model and viability gap funding, there is a 3rd option - value capture - to raise funds for India's ambitious infrastructure projects.......

An upbeat Jaitley woos Japanese investors; promises tax reforms

Jaitley said a very large number of reforms have taken place over the last few years and that has helped in restoring the credibility of the Indian economy Wooing Japanese investors, Finance......

India's bullet train to travel 21 km under sea

Estimated to cost about Rs 97,636 crore (Rs 976.36 billion), 81 per cent of the funding for the project will come by way of a loan from Japan. Passengers will get the thrill of riding under the......

Bullet train faces hurdles down the line

The high-speed train line in a region already well-connected by rail, road and airways may have to struggle to stay viable, says Sudheer Pal Singh. Japan's Nozomi bullet train. Photograph: Reuters......

Olympics: Tokyo heat roasts outdoor athletes amid heat-stroke risk

The Tokyo Games, from July 23 to August 8, coincide with the year's hottest weather in Tokyo where the temperature can rise to 35 degree Celsius (95°F) or more. The 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics......

Olympics Shooting: Can Manu, Divyansh finish among medals?

IMAGE: Manu Bhaker, in picture, Yashaswini Singh Deswal will be aiming for a medal in the women's 10m air pistol event on Sunday. Photograph: Kind courtesy Manu Bhaker/Instagram The Indian......

'Fight!': Japan cheerleaders root for Olympic athletes

IMAGE: Cheerleaders from the ‘All Japan Cheer Organisation’ perform to cheer people up in front of Shimbashi Station, one day before the start of the Tokyo 2020......

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......

Wrestler Ravi carries hopes of Nahri village to Tokyo Olympics

IMAGE: The quiet and shy Ravi Dahiya, son of a farmer, is the third Olympian from the village of Nahri after Mahavir Singh (1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles) and Amit Dahiya (London 2012).......

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