POLITICS

  • A Different Day: A 2021 Poetry Preview, Part 2 21 Jan 2021 15:44 We've seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, It can never be permanently …
  • Living in the shadow of rebellion: India’s Gond tribe 21 Jan 2021 14:28 Reena* was a teenager when she became inspired by the speeches of a Maoist leader who lived in her small hamlet in Abujmad, located in the Narayanpur district of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It was the late 1990s and the leader spoke of …
  • Schumer’s big moment 21 Jan 2021 13:56 Presented by The National Domestic Workers Alliance With help from Sarah Ferris The action is moving to the Senate as Democrats take power, with Sen. Chuck Schumer adjusting to the new title of majority leader. Here’s what’s on tap for Democrats in the …
  • India: Hindutva way of normalising violence 21 Jan 2021 13:31 by Bhabani Shankar Nayak   20 January 2021 The pestilence of Coronavirus has given a free hand to the Hindutva fascists in India to undermine all democratic norms and constitutionally established institutions. The caste, class, and gender-based structural …
  • Congressman Explains Why He Voted to Impeach Trump 21 Jan 2021 13:03 As Congressman Tom O’Halleran conferred with his colleges before the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win, he heard the unsettling discord of gunshots, windows breaking and insurrectionists banging on the Capitol doors in …
  • ‘Journey to the West’: The Buddhist Reimagination of China 21 Jan 2021 13:00 AdvertisementThis is Part I of a three-part series. In Sanskrit, the term Nirvana literally means transcendence. A Buddhist concept, it is also closely related to the Hindu idea of Moksa, meaning liberation or salvation. But just as the Silk Road is not …
  • Central Florida lawmakers react to Joe Biden becoming president 21 Jan 2021 12:23 WITH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HAVING A WOMAN VICE PRESIDENT. HADAS: RIGHT, JASON, AND SHE’S NOT JUST THE FIRST WOMAN IN THAT ROLE BUT THE FIRST WOMAN OF COLOR ALSO. >> WE KNOW THAT EVERY LITTLE GIRL, REGARDLESS OF HER ETHNIC BACKGROUND, IS WATCHING, BUT …
  • American expats in UAE cheer for start of a new... 21 Jan 2021 12:11 For some, the end of Trump era came as a 'relief'. Dubai: American expats in the UAE were glued to television sets on Wednesday night as Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States of America ending a prolonged uncertainty and …
  • India hopes conflict in Syria will end completely 21 Jan 2021 11:56 New York [US], January 21 (ANI): Hoping that conflict in Syria will end completely, sooner than later, India on Wednesday said that it is ready to play a "constructive and meaningful" role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) towards …
  • Outcry In India Over Amazon’s New Streaming Series ‘Tandav’ 21 Jan 2021 11:19 NEW DELHI — As the world’s fastest growing streaming market, India is key to Amazon’s growth in the sector, but the tech giant is facing severe backlash over its new original series “Tandav,” which launched Jan. 15 on Prime Video. Critics claim the series …
  • How They Proposed 21 Jan 2021 11:11 It was a year unlike any other, as the coronavirus brought most of the world to a standstill in 2020. While the wedding industry suffered immensely, life went on, and people still fell in love, proposed and got married no matter. There was no shortage of …
  • In Tandav, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub basically plays himself 21 Jan 2021 10:26 When the students of VNU staged a modern play, with Lord Shiva and Narad Muni as the primary characters, little did they know that their political satire would resonate outside the OTT screens they were playing within and result in an all-out political …
  • East Bay celebrates Vice President Harris taking office 21 Jan 2021 10:08 OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – There was been a lot of celebration in the East Bay on Wednesday. Vice President Kamala Harris was born in Oakland and raised in Berkeley. Out in front of Thousand Oaks Elementary School, a banner has been hung up congratulating …
  • Photo Essay: Joe Biden sworn in amid historic challenges: ‘This is America’s day’ 21 Jan 2021 09:16 US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hug as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2021. Joe Biden was sworn in earlier on the same day and became the 46th President of the United States. EPA-EFE …
  • Indian-American lawmakers say Joe Biden, Kamala Harris will heal America 21 Jan 2021 08:23 Indian-American lawmakers hailed the leadership of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, expressing confidence that the two leaders will heal the country, courageously face challenges and build back the bruised economy. During the …
  • Sights, sounds, and a sob: highlights from Joe Biden's inauguration 21 Jan 2021 08:08 US Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman arrives for the inauguration .Credit:APBernie Sanders' mittens become a meme: Joe Biden wore a Ralph Lauren suit. Jennifer Lopez wore white Chanel. As for Vermont’s straight-talking Senator Bernie Sanders? He …
  • Indian-American lawmakers say Biden, Harris will heal America 21 Jan 2021 07:49 By PTI NEW YORK: Indian-American lawmakers hailed the leadership of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, expressing confidence that the two leaders will heal the country, courageously face challenges and build back better. During the …
  • The new MAGA land: How the Trumps will now root political goals in Florida 21 Jan 2021 07:38 Florida will now play host to Donald Trump's attempts to keep his political and business empires going, with almost every member of the family decamping there along with some notable Republican operatives.  Trump fled for Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday …
  • South Asians In Colorado React To Kamala Harris’ Swearing-In As Vice President 21 Jan 2021 07:30 DENVER (CBS4) – South Asians in Colorado celebrated Kamala Harris taking the oath of office as the 49th Vice President of the United States. Harris is the daughter of an immigrant who came to this country from India. The growing South Asian community in …
  • Farewell to an eminent Gandhian, a gentleman 21 Jan 2021 06:22 With the sad demise of Onkar Chand, 91 chairman of Servants of the People’s Society on Wednesday, the city has lost an eminent Gandhian activist, a formidable intellectual, and a dedicated social worker who lived the motto of service before self. Grand old …
  • Here’s how the Bidens are already redecorating the White House 21 Jan 2021 05:48 The incoming Biden administration isn’t just changing policy: it’s redecorating the White House too. It’s part pageantry, part politics, part personal — like everything about being president. During Wednesday’s inauguration ceremonies, the 90-person White …
  • Cricket Australia angers PM but defends dumping Australia Day from its Big Bash League promos 21 Jan 2021 05:47 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has advised Cricket Australia to stay out of politics and stick to cricket after a recommendation to dump the words "Australia Day" from promotions for Big Bash League fixtures on January 26. But Mel Jones, a CA …
  • Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States — as it happened 21 Jan 2021 04:36 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as the next president and vice president of the United States Outgoing President Donald Trump left the White House in the morning rather than attend any of the day's events The inauguration comes just two …
  • Former CAB joint secy Dey joins Trinamool 21 Jan 2021 04:27 Kolkata: Cricket administrator Biswarup Dey on Wednesday took the Trinamool Congress flag from his “mentor”, MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, saying chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s spirit “to throw opponents out of the pitch” had drawn him to the party. Along with …
  • As DC turns page on Donald Trump, Delhi works on reopening chapter 21 Jan 2021 03:58 PROMISING to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” Joseph Biden, sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, signalled he was turning a troubled page on the Trump era. For the establishment in New Delhi, along with …
  • 'Democracy has prevailed': Biden enters the White House 21 Jan 2021 03:30 Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States Wednesday with an upbeat call to end the nation's deep schisms as he immediately erased a slew of Donald Trump's most divisive policies. Standing on the steps of the US Capitol that was …
  • Arts Etc. – January 20, 2021 21 Jan 2021 03:08 Design by Kanami Yamashita Please note that due to Governor Inslee’s new COVID-19  restrictions, all museums in the state will be closed  until further notice. Visual Arts The work of Michelle Kumata can be seen in a group show entitled “Breathe” which is …
  • Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president as the Trump era ends amid a national rift 21 Jan 2021 02:17 WASHINGTON — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, pledging to confront an array of convulsing challenges and bring healing and unity to a deeply fractured nation. “This is our historic moment of …
  • US must continue to count on Pakistan under Biden, says FM 21 Jan 2021 01:43 ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan was ready to engage with the Joe Biden administration, considering it an “opportunity to build a long-term, broad-based and multidimensional relationship”. “Such partnership would …
  • Joe Biden calls for end to ‘uncivil war’ in inaugural address to divided America 21 Jan 2021 00:30 Washington — Joseph Robinette Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the US, taking control of a nation torn by a deadly pandemic, persistent unemployment and burgeoning social unrest to cap the most acrimonious transfer of power in modern American …
  • Biden becomes 46th president, calls for unity across America 21 Jan 2021 00:27   WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: President-elect Joe Biden (R) and Dr. Jill Biden arrive in the Crypt of the US Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony to be the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. …
  • Coronavirus live news: WHO says 'don't panic', all will get Covid vaccine; new US CDC director sworn in 21 Jan 2021 00:13 6.56pm EST 18:56 New US CDC director sworn in In the US, a new CDC director is arriving to a mammoth task: reasserting the agency while the pandemic is in its deadliest phase yet and the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign is wracked by confusion …
  • In heated West Bengal battle, a new boiling point: shrine head will announce political front today 21 Jan 2021 00:08 A house located in Taltolla in Furfura Sharif (Hooghly district), with placards hanging on one side over a protest against the new farm laws, the Hathras gangrape and the recent attack on a convoy of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, has emerged as …
  • Kamala Harris Shatters Barriers As First African-American, Asian-American, Woman Vice President 20 Jan 2021 23:47 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – “Madam Vice President.” It’s the first time those words have been spoken here in the United States. As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reports, Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in by Bronx U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, …
  • Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States — live updates 20 Jan 2021 23:12 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as the next president and vice president of the United States Outgoing President Donald Trump left the White House in the morning rather than attend any of the day's events The inauguration comes just two …
  • Indian farmers beat water scarcity with innovation 20 Jan 2021 23:09 Krishna Narode, 26, from Gangapur village in India's western Maharashtra state, is visibly excited as he surveys his four-acre farm where he cultivates an array of crops and fruits, including papaya, sugar cane, wheat and ginger.   In a few months, it …
  • Kamala Harris Sworn In As Vice President of the United States 20 Jan 2021 22:41 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamaican-American Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was …
  • HarperCollins announces 'Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman' 20 Jan 2021 22:23 New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI/PRNewswire): HarperCollins Publishers India is thrilled to announce a new and definitive biography of Kamala Harris - who will be sworn in today as the Vice President of the United States of America - by renowned …
  • Brevard politicians cautiously optimistic in wake of Biden inauguration speech 20 Jan 2021 22:04 In the wake of President Joe Biden's message of unity Wednesday at his inauguration Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol, which only two weeks ago had been stormed by rioters bent on overturning the 2020 election, Florida politicians expressed a …
  • In speeches and with champagne toasts, many across the world bid Trump 'good riddance' 20 Jan 2021 22:02 In Sydney, Australia, Lucy Sunman crawled out of bed at 3 a.m. so she could watch the inauguration of President Biden live. “The chilling effect of the Trump presidency has impacted us around the world,” said Sunman, a 36-year-old lawyer. “I cannot wait …
  • Biden's Plan To Undo Trump's Last-Minute Deregulatory Spree & Enact A Climate Agenda 20 Jan 2021 21:54 TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The drama, fear and security concerns surrounding today's inauguration and the shock of the January 6 insurrection have consumed the attention of so many Americans. Meanwhile, more quietly in …
  • Writer, director, producer of Tandav get transit anticipatory bail 20 Jan 2021 21:43 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail for three weeks to the writer, the director and the producer of web series Tandav and the content head of Amazon after a criminal case was registered against them in Uttar Pradesh. A …
  • ‘Democracy has prevailed’: Biden becomes 46th president 20 Jan 2021 21:15 Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States with a call to unity, vowing to bridge deep divides and defeat domestic extremism two weeks after a mob attack tried to undo his election victory. On a frigid but sunny day at the very …
  • Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President, urges unity 20 Jan 2021 21:06 WASHINGTON: Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday at the US Capitol. – AFP WASHINGTON: Joe Biden yesterday became the 46th president of the United States with a call to unity, vowing to bridge …
  • Controversial Trump appointee overseeing VOA resigns at Biden's request 20 Jan 2021 20:46 Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father — both immigrants — broke a nearly two-century barrier in American politics long dominated by white men on Wednesday when she was inaugurated as the nation's first female vice …
  • What President Biden said in his first speech President Biden took his oath of office Wednesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the same spot where a mob staged a riot to try to prevent him from becoming the 46th president. 'I ask every American to… 20 Jan 2021 20:34 WASHINGTON — Joe Biden took his oath of office Wednesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the same spot where a mob staged a riot two weeks earlier to try to prevent him from becoming the 46th president. In his inaugural address, Biden, 78, framed his …
  • Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation 20 Jan 2021 20:02 With his hand on his thick family Bible and his wife, Jill Biden, by his side, Biden recited the oath administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. The moment marked the pinnacle of a career in public leadership that began a half-century ago. Moments …
  • UK Labour Frontbencher Likens Defence of WWII Leader Churchill to US Neo-Nazi Rally 20 Jan 2021 19:59 UK 18:05 GMT 20.01.2021(updated 18:56 GMT 20.01.2021) Get short URL Labour shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy accused PM Boris Johnson of launching a "culture war" over demands by Black Lives protesters for the demolition of monuments to …
  • Kamala Harris makes history as first female Vice President of United States 20 Jan 2021 19:15 Kamala Harris has been sworn into office as the 49th vice president of the US, the first woman to hold the office in the nation’s history, as well as the first Black woman and first woman of South Asian descent to hold the title, among several of her …
  • Meet Vinay Reddy, the man behind Biden’s powerful inaugural address 20 Jan 2021 19:15 President Joe Biden’s top speechwriter has entered the national spotlight as his inaugural speech received swift praise on Wednesday, with glowing reviews noting its powerful calls for unity and hope in the midst of challenging times. Vinay Reddy, a senior …
  • World leaders react to Joe Biden's inauguration 20 Jan 2021 18:59 LONDON -- World leaders have reacted to a "new dawn" in U.S. politics after Joe Biden was sworn is as the 46th president of the United States. Historic allies in the EU and U.K. have struck the most upbeat tone, with Ursurla von der Leyen, …
  • President Biden faces pandemic, economic crisis, national division 20 Jan 2021 18:25 WASHINGTON - Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, pledging to unite the country and confront an array of convulsing challenges dividing a fractured nation. “This is our historic moment of crisis and …
  • As Harris Becomes Vice President, Women Of Color Reflect And Look To The Road Ahead 20 Jan 2021 18:20 Four years ago today, as Donald Trump was being sworn in as president, a number of local women who were inspired to enter politics attended a campaign school in Brooklyn -- a one-day program designed to teach potential candidates how to run for office. …
  • East Asias History Wars - ORF 20 Jan 2021 18:12 This brief examines the historical dimension of the tensions between Japan and South Korea and its implications on the current breakdown in their bilateral relationship. It argues that the battle over historical memory has led to lasting animosity between …
  • A new chapter opens in US politics with Vice President Kamala Harris 20 Jan 2021 17:34 For more than two centuries, the top ranks of American power have been dominated by men — almost all of them white. That ends today. Kamala Harris is the first female US vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold …
  • The 46th US president: Joe Biden 20 Jan 2021 17:34 Here's where the Democratic president stands on key issues. With decades of political experience under his belt, Joe Biden, who took oath on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, has made it to the top American political office in his …
  • Why Gujarat has given American dragon fruit a Sanskrit name 20 Jan 2021 17:05 Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Tuesday said the state government has proposed to rename dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’ and patent it. The decision is not sudden and wheels had been set in motion much before this. Rupani said that calling the fruit dragon …
  • Bombay HC grants anticipatory bail to makers of ‘Tandav’ 20 Jan 2021 14:50 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three-week transit pre-arrest bail to Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of web series ‘Tandav’, who had been booked by Lucknow Police for allegedly depicting Hindu deities in a poor light on the show. The filmmaker …
  • South Africa series could be make or break for struggling Pakistan team 20 Jan 2021 12:10 THE proud and valiant team of Nepalese climbers created history by scaling the mighty K2 in the life-threatening winter season a few days ago. By all counts, they ought to have have used some super skills to accomplish the herculean task. The forthcoming …
  • Joe Biden’s cabinet picks: Who is nominated? 20 Jan 2021 11:23 Joe Biden has formally nominated the members of his cabinet, as he prepares to take office in the White House on 20 January. Mr Biden’s team vetted potential candidates for cabinet positions after he was announced as the winner of 3 November’s election, …
  • Joe Biden’s cabinet: Who is nominated? OLD 20 Jan 2021 11:23 Joe Biden has formally nominated the members of his cabinet, as he prepares to take office in the White House on 20 January. Mr Biden’s team vetted potential candidates for cabinet positions after he was announced as the winner of 3 November’s election, …
  • Uddhav Thackeray-Led Alliance Shows How To Defeat BJP 20 Jan 2021 10:48 In Mahatma Gandhi's conception of India as a nation of 'Village Republics' (Gram Swaraj), the panchayat had the same prestige as parliament. Sadly, that is not how democracy evolved in independent India. Panchayats (self-government bodies at …
  • Tandav makers are 'implementing changes' but now Mirzapur has also offended some Indians 20 Jan 2021 09:00 First came the show, then the controversy and a police complaint, followed by an apology and now, changes are being made. We're talking about Amazon Prime's Tandav. The web series starring Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kabadia has been at the receiving …
  • Tory MPs rip out NHS protections from trade bill 20 Jan 2021 09:00 Conservative MPs have ripped out an amendment to the government's trade bill to prevent the NHS being sold off or undermined by the government's trade deals with other countries. The House of Lords had last month inserted a clause banning any …
  • The futile politics over vaccine 20 Jan 2021 08:22 In their anxiety to dominate the quicksand of political narratives in the post-truth age of social media, the Opposition has been scoring a series of self-goals. The success of the BJP in creating and dominating narratives has led others to indulge in a …
  • President Biden: a new dawn for US, the world and Africa? 20 Jan 2021 07:05 By Opinion 20m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Mushtak Parker Today beckons a new dawn for US democracy as Joseph Robinette Biden jr is sworn in as the 46th president of the US. At least that is the hope for most Americans who …
  • DMK conference: Booth committee members to get more prominence 20 Jan 2021 06:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: The DMK has decided to give more prominence to booth committee workers during its 11th State conference in Tiruchy. Besides areas earmarked for party cadre and public at the venue, a grandstand is being readied to seat over 5 …
  • Trade and climate change storm clouds have silver linings for ag 20 Jan 2021 06:04 TRADE uncertainty and climate change will hang over the agriculture industry like two storm clouds this year, but both have silver linings if handled correctly. China is expected to continue flexing its muscles in 2021, and National Farmers Federation …
  • Which Companies Are Winning in China? 20 Jan 2021 05:57 When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited China in 2007, he expected that one day soon China would be a double-digit percentage of Amazon’s sales. Yet, by 2019, Amazon, the most powerful and successful e-commerce company in the world, had quit China. In Winning …
  • Roadmap to Regeneration in the United States, 2020–2030 20 Jan 2021 05:50 The following is the last chapter of the book, “Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Food, Farming, Climate and a Green New Deal,” by Ronnie Cummins. "We have the outline of a plan. We need a mass mobilization of people and resources, something not …
  • What the Trump children might do after the White House 20 Jan 2021 04:51 (NEXSTAR) – As President Trump leaves the White House Wednesday, many are wondering what will become of his children, some of whom have played an active role in the administration. Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner leave after the Presidential …
  • PDM protests delay in PTI foreign funding case ruling 20 Jan 2021 02:15 ISLAMABAD: While blaming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for allegedly receiving funding from India and Israel, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) staged a protest demonstration outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), here on Tuesday, …
  • Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt 20 Jan 2021 02:02 Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt - a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator - according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may …
  • Know thy neighbour: The study of Chinese history in India is in crisis 20 Jan 2021 01:20 In a recent op-ed in this paper (‘A history fact-check for China’, IE, January 13), Sujan R Chinoy took to task Henry Kissinger for accepting at face value Mao Zedong’s assertion that China and India fought “one-and-a-half wars” several centuries ago. …
  • Netaji anniversary: Centre announces Jan 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’; TMC, Bloc say BJP using Netaji as poll prop 20 Jan 2021 01:09 The Centre on Tuesday said that the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23 will be observed as ‘Parakram Diwas” (Day of Valour) to honour his “indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation”. The decision evoked sharp …
  • Independent India's First Voter Has Never Missed an Election: 103-Year-Old Casts Ballot Again 19 Jan 2021 22:44 India 14:23 GMT 19.01.2021Get short URL Nestled at the foothills of the towering 6,050-metre mountain Kinnaur Kailash is a small town called Kalpa. Situated on the old Hindustan-Tibet Road, 260 km from the Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla, it is one of the …
  • Morning mail: Trump's final hours, India revels in Test win, battery breakthrough 19 Jan 2021 21:02 Good morning, this is Tamara Howie bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 20 January. US politics will likely dominate today’s news as Donald Trump’s last day in the White House draws to a close. On home shores, more Australian Open …
  • In defence of their struggle 19 Jan 2021 20:15 Written by Sandeep Pandey, Simran Kaur and Harleen Sandhu The Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, have used religion to gain political mileage, strengthen their grassroots presence as well as their electoral …
  • Staying safe and resilient is our only defense as we wait for Covid-19 vaccine 19 Jan 2021 19:22 Post Views: 22 India launched one of the world’s biggest Covid vaccination drive on January 16 with the aim to inoculate 30 million health and frontline workers. By mid this year, India plans to vaccinate 300 million more people. India is home to 1.3 …
  • 'Tandav' team to make changes after complaints, I&B intervention 19 Jan 2021 18:28 New Delhi: The team of Amazon Prime Video’s latest original 'Tandav', a political thriller, has agreed to make changes to portions that were found objectionable on the show after the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting intervened to look …
  • Imran received funding from India and Israel, alleges Maryam at PDM protest outside ECP 19 Jan 2021 17:20 Separate rallies led by different constituent members of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – a 10-party opposition alliance seeking to oust the government – reached Islamabad on Tuesday where a protest was held outside the headquarters of the Election …
  • BCCI announces Rs 5 cr bonus for Indian team 19 Jan 2021 16:40 TS Darbari4 hours ago TS Darbari - The moment is really fantabulous as indians are elated at this victory of Indian team over Australia. When Day 5 of the Brisbane Test began, it was all about Australia needing 10 wickets to win. All the experts were going …
  • Socks, step-kids and Sotomayor: An inauguration that breaks barriers is only fitting for Kamala Harris 19 Jan 2021 16:20 When Kamala Harris takes the oath of office on Wednesday she will be sending a message to Americans everywhere: she is not only breaking down barriers for women and people of color but kicking them to the curb with her signature Converse Chucks. She will …
  • What has Boris Johnson said about Trump? 19 Jan 2021 16:20 A former head of the UK civil service has suggested that Boris Johnson will be "glad" to see the back of Donald Trump following his election defeat. As Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House, Lord Sedwill said on Monday that those arguing …
  • Rich tributes paid to NTR on his death anniversary 19 Jan 2021 14:53 KAKINADA: Telugu Desam Party leaders and cadre in East and West Godavari districts paid rich tributes to party founder and former chief minister N.T. Rama Rao (NTR) on his death anniversary on Monday.  MLC Chikkala Ramachandra Rao, and senior leaders …
  • Tandav: Everything that works and doesn’t work for the show 19 Jan 2021 14:34 Prime Video’s latest web series Tandav has become the first big desi OTT release of 2021. The Ali Abbas Zafar show is a political drama that features actors like Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sunil Grover among others in pivotal roles. …
  • EPS rules out chances of Sasikala returning to AIADMK 19 Jan 2021 14:32 Following his meetings in Delhi with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said there is no chance of ousted party general secretary V K Sasikala returning to AIADMK. “There is no …
  • Imran received funding from India, Israel, alleges Maryam at PDM protest outside ECP 19 Jan 2021 13:16 Separate rallies led by different constituent members of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – a 10-party opposition alliance seeking to oust the government – have reached Islamabad where a protest is being held outside the headquarters of the Election …
  • TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami rules out Sasikala's return to AIADMK after her release from prison 19 Jan 2021 12:31 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who is also the joint coordinator of the AIADMK, on Tuesday ruled out VK Sasikala joining the party after her release from the Bengaluru prison. Answering queries of reporters after …
  • An ordinary murder 19 Jan 2021 12:19 The prime minister and his wife decide to take the subway to the cinema on a Friday evening. They stand on the Old Town platform along with the citizens, some of whom shyly nod in their direction. A few of the bolder ones speak to him. A good-natured man …
  • OP-ED: Leadership in Question (Part Seven): Albert Luthuli’s leadership comprised multiple, mutually respectful identities 19 Jan 2021 10:33 Albert John Luthuli (1898 - 1967), South African black resistance leader, on 25 October 1961. (Photo: Fox Photos / Getty Images) This article first appeared on Creamer Media’s website: polity.org.za The Road to Freedom is via the Cross  After being …
  • India and the US: Ideological Convergence No More? 19 Jan 2021 10:13 AdvertisementAmid the dizzying news that shook up President Donald Trump’s last days in office, the White House declassified a relatively unspectacular new document: its Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. It was unclear why the White House chose to …
  • Indian Journalist’s WhatsApp Transcript Causes Storm in Teacup 19 Jan 2021 10:13 AdvertisementA purported transcript of WhatsApp messages between a controversial Indian television anchor and a former head of a ratings agency making social-media rounds is quickly snowballing into a minor political scandal in India – and one that …
  • What's so special about Bengal? 19 Jan 2021 09:02 Amartya SenJanuary 18, 2021 A colourful procession is brought out by students of Dhaka University marking the Bangla New Year. Photo Courtesy: Aminul Hasan Litu If you are looking for ancient history, Bengal's achievements are clearly limited. The …
  • To Black and South Asian women in Wisconsin, the inauguration of Kamala Harris as vice president is a step forward 19 Jan 2021 08:32 For a generation of children of color, like Amara Porter, who grew up with the nation's first Black president, the inauguration of the nation's first female, Black and South Asian vice president is a reminder that anything is possible.  "Women …
  • Colin James: Beyond Jacinda, a generation hungry for change 19 Jan 2021 06:41 Will the "transformation" promised by Jacinda Ardern in her first term as PM be delivered or will a new generation force change as the boomers once did? An essay by Colin James. To talk about what lies "beyond Jacinda" is not to say the …
  • Kamala Harris is about to make history. So is her ‘big, blended’ family 19 Jan 2021 06:40 When Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president, on Wednesday, she will represent many firsts in the United States. First woman vice-president. First black woman. First woman of Indian descent. But there is another milestone that will be on display: that …
  • Remembering Charles Curtis, the first Native American vice president 19 Jan 2021 05:08 Just two blocks away from the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, you’ll find a stately brick home with two domes.  “My mom loved the house; it’s probably one of the prettiest houses in Topeka,” said Patty Dannenberg. Her parents, Nova and Don Cottrell, …
  • India’s victory against divisive politics will come when everyday Hindus say enough 18 Jan 2021 23:45 Important American events were pushed off stage by videos of the hideous January 6 bid to prevent the US Congress from certifying Biden’s victory. America’s response will be watched with interest, but a focus on what was removed from view is also called …
  • The chief minister as challenger: Mamata vs Suvendu in Nandigram 18 Jan 2021 19:59 Prime Ministers and chief ministers will venture into the rival’s lair to stage rallies but rarely will they contest from such seats where victory isn’t assured. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, fighting a pitched war to cling to power, has …

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