• The Point, May 12, 2021: Gas Shortage Hitting North Central Florida As Panic Buying Ensues 12 May 2021 10:47 Subscribe to The Point to invite us into your inbox with the most important Florida news from Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. • Gainesville Sun ($): Electric bills expected to rise as GRU credit slips. “The two-notch downgrade is the first of its kind for …
  • Reviews: 'The Great Gatsby,' by F. Scott Fitzgerald and K. Woodman-Maynard; 'Save It for Later' by Nate Powell; 'Moon of the Snowblind,' by Gary Kelley; 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength' by Alison Bechdel 12 May 2021 10:19 "Moon of the Snowblind," written and illustrated by Gary Kelley. (Ice Cube Press, 184 pages, $19.99.) The history of the Indian Wars is often told from a high-altitude perspective of skirmishes, treaties, victories and defeats. This obscures what …
  • 10 Books by Texas Authors to Get You Through Summer 12 May 2021 10:11 Summer in Texas is hot, so we’re cashing in a little vacation time, and settling in with good books. For your summer reading, we offer a diverse list of literature by Texans to suit any bookshelf. From a coming-of-age love story, to the harrowing story of …
  • Some Oxygen For Siddique Kappan, Please? 12 May 2021 10:03 If democracy is the name of our body politic, freedom is its oxygen. Its most precious resource, without which only the dirge remains to be sung. At a time when the case of Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal and her now-deceased scientist-father Mahavir …
  • Labour news – live: Blair says party needs ‘total’ reconstruction and attacks ‘woke left’ 12 May 2021 09:56 1620812213 Covid hotspots mean local restrictions cannot be ruled out, says minister Boris Johnson’s government will not rule out re-introducing tougher restrictions for coronavirus “hotspot” areas, a cabinet minister has said. My colleague Adam Forrest …
  • Mike Gold, Avant-Garde Bard of Proletarian New York 12 May 2021 09:50 Alice Neel, Mike Gold, 1952. © The Estate of Alice Neel Courtesy (Courtesy The Estate of Alice Neel and David Zwirner) Is it time to release Michael Gold from his personal gulag to range free in the pastures of 20th-century American literature? BOOKS IN …
  • Which football stadiums are named after women? | The Knowledge 12 May 2021 08:23 “Which football stadiums are named after women?” asks Taufiq A Utomo. There are some, but so few that it is not a particularly good reflection on society. Let’s start with royalty. “The mighty Enfield Town play at the Queen Elizabeth II stadium, which also …
  • Labour news – live: Blair says party needs ‘total’ reconstruction and attacks ‘woke left’ 12 May 2021 08:05 1620814222 Gordon Brown: If Johnson loses Scotland, that’s all he’ll be remembered for If Scotland becomes independent during Boris Johnson’s premiership, that will be his lasting legacy, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. The argument over …
  • Historical diagnoses of Guyana’s predicament 12 May 2021 07:41 Seventh Chancellor of the University of Guyana Peoples’ perceptions count in politics. The news columns and letters in the Guyanese media bring out varying perceptions. Might one turn some of these perceptions to positive use for the future of the country? …
  • The mismanagement of Covid in Brazil and India is triggering a hunger crisis 12 May 2021 07:34 As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in slums in urban centers, food …
  • Mythological storytelling has always inspired me creatively: Zack Snyder 12 May 2021 06:58 By PTI NEW DELHI: Zack Snyder, the director behind action blockbusters such as "300", "Man of Steel" and "Justice League", says he is drawn towards stories about humanity and its evolution. The filmmaker, whose latest …
  • Government ignored Congress suggestions, failed to tackle Covid-19: AICC 12 May 2021 06:18 The AICC has termed as uncalled for and unjustifiable, BJP president JP Nadda’s attack on the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for her comments on the Covid-19 situation. AICC general secretary Ajay Maken accused Nadda of making false charges and indulging in …
  • Gerhard Ramsaroop, me and Afro-Guyanese I thought I knew 12 May 2021 06:07 May 12, 2021 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon The Kaieteur News in its July 11, 2012 edition carried a news item with the photograph of Parvati Persaud-Edwards. It describes the dismissal of the lady from the Chronicle over an editorial she wrote …
  • Blaming envoys for the mess 12 May 2021 05:41 GOVERNANCE has never been the Imran Khan administration’s forte but his government’s incompetence in running foreign affairs is truly calamitous. The prime minister’s perception of diplomacy is as flawed as his populist politics. His virtual address to …
  • Eyewitness: Playing games… 12 May 2021 04:49 …with commemorations While Guyana was undergoing a Hamlet-like existential crisis on May 5 over Indian Arrival Day – “to call it that or not call it that”! –- a rather significant commemoration over in France slipped under the radar of some of our woke …
  • Statehouse Report: For Maine’s Indian tribes, the wait for sovereignty continues 12 May 2021 04:40 The long quest of Maine’s Indian tribes to revamp their 1980 agreement with the state and federal governments reached another milestone May 4, with a public hearing on LD 1626 – an omnibus bill to implement recommendations of a legislative task force that …
  • Preventing third wave of COVID-19 12 May 2021 00:34 FOLLOWING a resurgence of COVID-19 in 22 African countries and the detection of the Indian strain by the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Ede, Osun State, the Federal Government has rightly introduced new directives to …
  • The U.S. empire's attempts to retain control bring the next wave of socialist revolutions closer 11 May 2021 23:49 In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party …
  • Continuity of Dravidianist electoral dominance 11 May 2021 23:03 Opportunities nevertheless exist for political forces seeking to redistribute power and resources more equitably The Dravidian parties maintained their electoral dominance in the first Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections since the passing of their …
  • Trump says Biden's weakness has emboldened Palestinian terror attacks on Israel 11 May 2021 23:03 Donald Trump has claimed that President Joe Biden's 'weakness' is to blame for escalating violence in Israel, where Hamas has vowed to turn the Jewish state into 'a hell' after rockets fired from Gaza killed two Israeli women following …
  • A renaissance figure 11 May 2021 22:31 Alegislator for 46 years, minister for 16 in five different ministries, piloting pathbreaking legislation like the Kerala Land Reforms Act and spearheading the first technology park in the country in Thiruvananthapuram, and life-long communist. K R Gouri …
  • Choose people, not profits 11 May 2021 22:30 All of us now must cope with the aggressive resurgence of Covid-19, and find ways to live at the edge of finitude. Some have staggered into it as objects of mourning and obituaries. Others are cheating their way into survival. With the pandemic’s peak …
  • May 12, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Rajiv in Amethi 11 May 2021 22:30 Rajiv Gandhi, the 37-year old son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, made his debut on the political scene of the country by quietly filing nominations for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat of the Sultanpur constituency. His entry into the electoral battle from the …
  • Politicking on Long Island 11 May 2021 22:15 Daily Point Astorino paints himself bluer than LI’s Zeldin Meet and greet Rob Astorino once again. He’s the former Westchester County executive, a Republican who ran against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2014. He says he’s planning to try it again next year, …
  • Lessons Of The Pandemic For Our Collective Humanity 11 May 2021 22:07 The most telling lesson of the coronavirus pandemic is that “no one is safe until everyone is safe.” It is an indisputable proof of our biological connectedness which is even more consequential for life and livelihood than the digital connectivity that is …
  • Bengal and what it means for BJP 11 May 2021 21:13 The party’s further rise will depend on its politics and the Trinamool’s functioning post-Mamata The results of the West Bengal Assembly elections can be seen broadly in two ways. It shows the failure of the Modi-Shah-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in …
  • Quad, China’s Reservations: Uncalled for advice 11 May 2021 20:46 An uncharacteristically indelicate exchange regarding a four-country alliance called "the Quad", which includes India and the US, seems to have heated up the otherwise smooth Dhaka-Beijing diplomatic relations. Even though the Quad, a US-led …
  • View: Medical aid delayed is aid denied 11 May 2021 20:33 The sight of planeloads of medical equipment and containers of liquid oxygen being craned from ship to shore are glimmers of reassurance in the dark landscape of loss. But it would be criminal if GoI makes as much of a mess disbursing this humanitarian aid …
  • Why it is vital for India to win the Covid war 11 May 2021 20:33 Americans have come through in India’s hour of need. As have the Europeans, Russians and our neighbours. The mobilisation of aid is unprecedented, the outpouring of goodwill overwhelming, and the urgency to help India beat this ferocious pandemic deeply …
  • Fundamental issues raised by Gouri Amma still looms large over Kerala's political horizon 11 May 2021 19:27 At the ripe age of 102, Gouri Amma had left the scene. She lived a full life. Right from her childhood days, she had a very special experience of having the saint Sree Narayana Guru as her family guest. Her father K Raman, a rich peasant of that time, has …
  • 'This Government Has Failed Us': Anger Rises In India Over PM Modi's COVID Response 11 May 2021 19:27 Family members cremate the body of a person who died after contracting COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, on Monday. Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto via Getty Images Family members cremate the …
  • How waiving vaccine IP rights would impact SA 11 May 2021 18:57 NOMPU SIZIBA: Last week the US government surprised global audiences by announcing that it supported waiving some patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines so as, in principle, to aid the ramping up of production and help poorer countries to have access to …
  • Mr Infallible? 11 May 2021 16:47 Indian politics has a penchant for throwing surprises every now and then. With Narendra Modi at the helm, political analysts have only gotten used to more frequent moments of bewilderment. For they have struggled to explain certain trends and results that …
  • Candidate from Staten Island in the run for borough president 11 May 2021 16:15 Staten Island Borough Presidential Candidate Radhakrishna Mohan. Photo: Courtesy – Radhakrishna MohanDemocrat Radhakrishna Mohan, IT specialist and member of Staten Island Community Board 1 recently announced his candidacy for the Staten Island Borough …
  • Concern grows over Indian covid variant as North West cases rise 11 May 2021 14:07 Concern is growing about the Indian variant of Covid-19, with cases in parts of the north west surging. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he is 'worried' about the variant amid reports that it is becoming more prominent in the UK and can …
  • Indian Covid-19 variant detected in Merseyside cases 11 May 2021 14:07 The Indian variant of Covid-19 that is causing concern in the UK has been detected on Merseyside. The Indian variant, which has been classified by Public Health England as a ‘variant of concern’, has been linked with coronavirus cases in the Sefton area. …
  • The popular Newport restaurants now taking bookings for indoor tables 11 May 2021 14:04 For the past few weeks we've been allowed to meet friends and enjoy an outdoor meal in a restaurant for the first time this year. But the changeable weather has made for a few chilly visits to your favourite Indian or Italian. The Welsh Government is …
  • Burqa ban in Sri Lanka would undermine national security and human rights 11 May 2021 13:56 Women wearing the niqab at the botanical garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Image via Flickr by Ji-Elle. CC BY-SA 3.0. This post by Savitri Hensman originally appeared in Groundviews, an award-winning citizen media website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is …
  • The black fungus killing Covid patients treated with steroids in India 11 May 2021 10:29 Doctors in India are concered about an increase in cases of a deadly black fungus linked to some Covid patients. Black fungus, which is better know as mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. …
  • Steve McQueen Partners With The BBC For Race Relations Documentary Series 11 May 2021 10:17 LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Director Steve McQueen attends the "Shame" press conference during ... [+] the 55th BFI London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images For The …
  • Our constitution hangs in balance on the life of Kappan Siddique 11 May 2021 09:52 Siddique Kappan, was on his way to investigate the gang rape of a minor dalit girl in Hathras which had sparked a nationwide outrage. He was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on October 5, 2020. As is commonplace, though illegal, the police held him …
  • Kerala's 'Iron Lady'' K R Gowri Amma no more 11 May 2021 08:38 Legendary Marxist firebrand and former minister K R Gowri, one of the founding leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala and the lone woman member in the state's first cabinet, died at a private hospital here on Tuesday. She was 102 and had been …
  • Two Hundred Years of Errors and Misjudgments at The Guardian 11 May 2021 08:26 Commentary The baneful leftist British newspaper, The Guardian, is celebrating its 200th anniversary, and as part of an extensive exercise in reflective self-adulation, it produced on May 7 an exposé of what it considered to be the worst editorial errors …
  • African- Indian differences: A brief analysis 11 May 2021 04:52 May 11, 2021 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Kaieteur News – In support of Amanza Walton-Desir (AWD), Vincent Alexander attempted to explain the difference in the thinking of Africans and Indians. The result is a flawed analysis in which the …
  • Revised settlement sees Sask. First Nation close chapter on lengthy land claim 11 May 2021 04:35 Breadcrumb Trail Links Saskatchewan Local News A First Nation south of Battleford is set to receive $141 million plus interest for about 14,670 acres it lost to the federal government in 1905. Author of the article: Nick Pearce  •  Local Journalism …
  • Elections in India 11 May 2021 01:56 Four Indian states --West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam -- and one union territory, Puducherry, went to the polls from April 6 to April 29 in different phases. The counting took place May 2. May 2 was a good night for anti-BJP forces as they made gains …
  • Andrew Yang’s latest endorsement shows momentum with a key voting bloc 11 May 2021 01:37 NEW YORK >> When Andrew Yang ran for president last year, the surprising staying power of his candidacy was powered by a fiercely loyal, politically diverse group of supporters often referred to as the “Yang Gang.” He also enthusiastically embraced …
  • Institutionalizing racial fanaticism across American society 10 May 2021 22:33 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Americans are right to fight back against the racial fanaticism now invading American classrooms, workplaces and even the White House. These misguided teachings, accepted as holy writ by their proponents, are premised on easily …
  • Community leaders, officials seek donations for India amid COVID-19 outbreak 10 May 2021 22:13 Nassau County lawmakers are joining with Asian American business, civic and religious groups to raise money and supplies for India as the country struggles with the world's worst COVID-19 outbreak. India's healthy ministry reported more than 360, …
  • Indian vlogger dies from coronavirus after criticising his medical care in a final video 10 May 2021 21:58 Indian actor and vlogger, 35, dies from coronavirus – after criticising his medical care in a final video shot from his hospital bed Rahul Vohra, 35, died in a New Delhi hospital on Sunday from coronavirus The actor and vlogger had shared several posts …
  • Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Kashmiri Separatist, Is Dead at 77 10 May 2021 21:36 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. SRINAGAR, Kashmir — He was 22 when Indian authorities sent him to prison for the first time, for publicly denouncing the detention of local …
  • INTERVIEW | Leaders did not follow policies, failed to keep promises, says Dr Chandrakant Lahariya  10 May 2021 21:24 Express News Service Dr Lahariya is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, vaccines and health systems expert based in New Delhi. He has more than 17 years of experience in outbreak, epidemics and pandemics and one of the Indian experts involved in the 2009, …
  • What does US departure from Afghanistan mean for South Asia? 10 May 2021 21:23 As the last American troops begin to leave Afghanistan and the US turns away from the Middle East to the Indo-Pacific, there is a scramble to redo the foreign policy maths in the region. Since it replaced Britain as the major external power in Greater …
  • Tejaswi Surya’s urbane veneer can’t hide his vitriolic politics 10 May 2021 21:23 Since 2019, Karnataka has had its own Ajay Bisht aka Yogi Adityanath. His looks, age, educational background — and not least his sartorial style — unsuccessfully conceal the same extreme, intemperate impulses. It was Tejasvi Surya who, even before he …
  • A national health service in India 10 May 2021 21:18 It is time to revive a plan that is modelled on the British National Health Service “When we fall sick, we die.” The villager who said that to a student of mine may have got unpleasantly close to the truth about the condition of healthcare in India. The …
  • MLA ‘abuses’ health officer for ‘not informing’ him about Covid tests 10 May 2021 19:16 CONGRESS MLA from Deoli, Wardha district, Ranjit Kamble has been accused of abusing the district health officer on Monday. The doctor, Ajay Dhawale, recorded a 2.20-minute telephonic conversation in which Kamble can be heard abusing him. Wardha police said …
  • President Trump failed to challenge India on religious freedom. Will Biden follow suit? 10 May 2021 16:38 (Open Doors) — India, the world’s largest democracy, is quickly becoming a world leader in religious persecution. The landslide victory in 2014 of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a controversial Hindu nationalist, has ushered in a wave of human rights …
  • Editorial Roundup: Iowa 10 May 2021 15:37 Des Moines Register. May 6, 2021. Editorial: Iowa doesn’t have a labor shortage. It has a people shortage The next time you’re walking into a restaurant or grocery store, or pretty much any business, pause to look at the door. Near the sign about wearing a …
  • Indian or South African Covid variants 'could overtake to become dominant in UK' 10 May 2021 13:38 Indian or South African variants could overtake to become dominant in the UK, scientists have warned. Experts responsible for monitoring for mutant Covid-19 in Britain have discovered that the Indian variant can spread “at least” as well as the Kent …
  • Indian wrestling’s image has been tarnished due to accusations against Sushil Kumar: WFI 10 May 2021 13:27 At the peak of his prowess, Sushil Kumar single-handedly lifted Indian wrestling to unprecedented heights but as police looks for him in relation to a murder case, the sport’s image has taken as much a beating as that of the trailblazing grappler. Sushil’s …
  • French soldiers send Emmanuel Macron another warning about 'concessions' to Islamism 10 May 2021 13:19 A group of serving French soldiers have published a new open letter warning Emmanuel Macron that the 'survival' of France is at stake after the President made 'concessions' to Islamism.  The letter published in the right-wing magazine …
  • India: How COVID disaster dents Narendra Modi's well-crafted image 10 May 2021 12:44 On March 21, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first big address to Indians on the coronavirus as the pandemic began ravaging the West. In the fervid speech — true to the populist leader's playbook — he appealed straight to the masses as he …
  • ‘Like purgatory’: diaspora in despair as India sinks deeper into Covid crisis 10 May 2021 12:27 Since the pandemic began, Fatima Ahmed has lost 29 of her family members in India and one in the US to Covid-19. A few days ago, her uncle died in his car as he was driving back home from a hospital in Hyderabad, a city in southern India. “All the …
  • YEMEN: Dueling Delusions 10 May 2021 12:10 May 10, 2021: The word from rebel held territory is that Iran is giving the orders now. This began in late 2020 after Iran sent a Quds Force general to be the Iranian ambassador to Yemen. Since 2015 the rebels have controlled the traditional Yemeni capital …
  • Asia’s Anti-Colonialist Journey 10 May 2021 10:26 International conferences are notoriously difficult to organize, all the more so when the aim is global revolution and the world’s empires oppose your agenda. When, starting in 1919, Vladimir Lenin convened the first congresses of the Communist …
  • The Day of The Final Game is Coming 10 May 2021 07:32 TINY TWIST IN the tail can sometimes tell us more than a spin of the head. While the headlines of the Bengal election go to Mamata Banerjee, there is much to learn from the fate of a party which won only one seat out of the 292 in the new Assembly. It was …
  • Bahrain India Society elects its new board members 10 May 2021 07:21 The Bahrain India Society (BIS) held its Annual General Meeting virtually and elected 11 new board members for a three-year term (2021-2023).   The AGM was presided over by the BIS founding chairman, Abdulnabi Al Sho'ala, who extended his best wishes …
  • This is what an “objective, honest” take on race relations looks like 10 May 2021 07:19 May 10, 2021 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon Kaieteur News – APNU/WPA politician, Tacuma Ogunseye, published a letter on race relations in the Stabroek News of Friday, May 7, titled, “Guyanese are not ready for objective and civil discourse …
  • POLITICO Brussels Playbook: Power to the plenary — Costa claims victory — Get ready, Strasbourg 10 May 2021 05:44 Presented by Facebook. By FLORIAN EDER PRESENTED BY Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser GET READY, STRASBOURG: No word so far on whether the European Parliament will return to Strasbourg for a plenary as early …
  • The life of Saif Khalid 10 May 2021 02:54 There are some outstanding personalities who selflessly contribute to our cerebral enrichment by producing works of substance, and also remain unassuming all their lives. One such gem of a researcher and writer is Ahmed Salim. He has written hundreds of …
  • Europe’s hedge bet: India 10 May 2021 02:22 India’s foreign minister studiously avoids naming China directly, but Beijing looms large behind his explanation of why the EU and India decided on Saturday to have another shot at resuscitating moribund trade talks, which collapsed in 2013. For …
  • Himanta, the driving force behind BJP’s rise to power in Northeast 10 May 2021 00:11 After long-drawn speculations on who would lead the new government in Assam, BJP’s legislature party on Sunday announced that Himanta Biswa Sarma would succeed Sarbananda Sonowal as the next chief minister of the state. The decision marked the end of a …
  • Daily Covid-19 update: 1,778 new cases identified in SA 09 May 2021 22:25 Only 11 people have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 54,735. As of Sunday, 9 May, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1,596,595 with 1,778 new cases identified, Health Minister Dr Zweli …
  • A United Opposition Front 09 May 2021 22:00 Once again the opposition parties have started to come together, this is not a new phenomenon. Dependent on the poll outcome of Assembly elections such efforts are launched to challenge the hegemony of the party in power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). …
  • The UP model, or how not to face a pandemic 09 May 2021 20:32 Among the states affected by the second wave of Covid-19, Uttar Pradesh exemplifies the mix of incompetence and callousness that has characterised the Indian state response to the crisis the most. UP is witnessing some of the most brutal effects: No oxygen …
  • The geo-politics of the pandemic is not helping poor countries 09 May 2021 20:24 Over the past one and a half years or so, the pandemic has changed many things in our lives. It may continue to bring in more changes as the consequences of the pandemic unfold. Such change will not only be due to the devastating economic impact of the …
  • Never Have I Ever Moms: Let's Take A Look At Racially Diverse Netflix Mothers 09 May 2021 20:13 Most awaited Hollywood movies in 2021 In the year 2020, Never Have I Ever created a storm and went on to become one of the most-watched web-based content on Netflix. The series had been naturally inclusive of all race, gender, and painted a picture of a …
  • Biden Admin ‘Not Moving Fast Enough’ to Counter CCP: Gordon Chang 09 May 2021 20:08 The Biden administration needs to move faster to launch a comprehensive campaign to counter threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to China expert Gordon Chang. On the whole, the administration is “moving in the right direction,” …
  • Communal Politics: If stronger in India, stronger here too 09 May 2021 18:58 A stronger divisive communal brand of politics in India will also make the same brand of politics stronger in Bangladesh, discussants said yesterday. Speaking at a webinar, they urged all South Asian countries to work for secularism and against the …
  • Donald Trump exerts eerie grip on GOP 09 May 2021 12:43 As House Republicans set the stage for removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her party leadership post this coming week, it became clearer than ever that the defeated former President owns the GOP. And, four months after rioting Trump supporters invaded the …

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