• Donald Trump questions whether Kamala Harris is eligible to run for US vice president 15 Aug 2020 19:50 DONALD TRUMP has told reporters he plans to investigate claims Kamala Harris is not eligible to run for Vice President of the United States.  He made the remarks in reaction an opinion piece from conservative law professor John Eastman, published in …
  • It Took Newsweek Three Days and a Staff Revolt to Apologize for Kamala Harris Birtherism Op-Ed - The Daily Beast 15 Aug 2020 18:22 Editors and executives at Newsweek, a formerly prestigious and popular magazine that in recent years has suffered from self-inflicted wounds and even a criminal investigation of its business practices, are once again digging themselves out of a public …
  • Opinion | How Modi sent strong messages to China, Pakistan in his I-Day speech 15 Aug 2020 18:19 Image Source : INDIA TV Aaj Ki Baat With Rajat Sharma In his seventh consecutive Independence Day address from Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent clear messages to both China and Pakistan saying that “our armed forces have replied in …
  • Meeting the humans of Wellington and how I turned my love of the capital into my first book 15 Aug 2020 18:12 OPINION: I still remember my first foray into writing. I was 16, it was 2006, and I wrote a story for my NCEA creative writing module in English class at Queen Margaret College in Wellington. That year was the first time I had a teacher I finally clicked …
  • NEP 2020 Healthcare system- just recommendations 15 Aug 2020 16:48 The NEP 2020 is of the opinion that there is need to revise the entire professional education like Agriculture, Law, Healthcare and Technical Education. A separate committee will be set up for each professional course to work out the detailed …
  • Russia produces first batch of its Covid-19 vaccine; health workers to be injected first 15 Aug 2020 15:18 The vaccine has not yet completed its final trials. Only about 10% of clinical trials are successful and some scientists fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/ Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP) …
  • Trump's birther lie about Kamala Harris magnifies racist themes of his campaign 15 Aug 2020 15:17 It was not surprising that Trump would try to exploit Harris' background for personal gain given that he is running the most racially-charged presidential campaign that America has seen since the 1968 run of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace.After all …
  • POLITICO Playbook: The threat to the election 15 Aug 2020 14:34 DRIVING THE DAY GOOD SATURDAY MORNING. The election is 80 DAYS away, and the United States Postal Service has told states that mail-in ballots might not make it in time to be counted. TO REVIEW, in case your beach house doesn’t have consistent cell service …
  • Kabir’s Canon: Did the SC pay heed? 15 Aug 2020 14:28 The Supreme Court thinks it is upholding the “majesty of law” by holding the venerable lawyer and social activist Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his remarks, which it dubs false, malicious and scandalous. Well, all I can say is the Surpreme Court …
  • View: On Independence Day, it is up to Us, the People, to uphold what the freedom movement strove for 15 Aug 2020 14:13 Seventy years ago, India won independence from Britain. Millions of Indians took part in that epic struggle. They did so not just to drive the colonial power out but also to achieve freedom for themselves — from poverty and ignorance and disease and …
  • For dominion India, real independence did not come in 1947 15 Aug 2020 12:37 Written by Sahil M Beg | New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2020 8:43:23 am Lord Mountbatten swears in Jawaharlal Nehru as the first Prime Minister of India on 15 August 1947. (Wikimedia Commons)India became independent on August 15, 1947, or did it? …
  • Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | India’s mood is sombre: Is Modi government out of sync? 15 Aug 2020 12:19 Independence Day has also been a grim occasion for many of those who had to leave behind everything they had As the years pass on, Independence Day will be more of a day of gaiety than one of solemnity that it had been in earlier years. But there is no …
  • Farrukh Dhondy | Post Channel crossing ‘solution', is France laughing at Priti Patel? 15 Aug 2020 12:02 Having fought for and achieved Brexit, Clueless has no recourse to the EU rules that govern the arrival and accommodation of asylum seekers OF CABBAGES AND KINGS “If you are willing to embrace The friend who’s proved a disgrace, If you are willing to …
  • Tributes after sad death at 69 of former Rossendale landlady 15 Aug 2020 08:44 Tributes have been paid to a former pub landlady and cafe manager following her death after a short illness. Gillian Smith ran the former Buck Inn in Cowpe with husband of 47 years Jim - and more recently worked for Manning’s bakers. She died on August 3, …
  • Is Kamala Harris black enough? 15 Aug 2020 08:42 On August 10, Forbes reported that a group of more than 100 prominent black men had written a letter to Joe Biden demanding that he pick a black woman as his running mate.  They warned that if Biden failed to comply, he would lose the election.  One …
  • Independence Day: Indians Reflect on Challenges Country Faces 73 Years After End of Colonial Rule 15 Aug 2020 08:24 India 08:30 GMT 14.08.2020(updated 07:01 GMT 15.08.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India is celebrating its Independence Day on Saturday, 15 August. It was on this day that the country gained freedom from British colonial rule in 1947. India is …
  • Amnesty Denounces India for ‘Criminalizing Dissent’ 15 Aug 2020 07:30 NEW DELHI – India must stop criminalizing dissent and release all peaceful protesters arrested for demonstrating against a controversial citizenship law, the nonprofit Amnesty International said on Friday. The global rights group alleged that many young …
  • There’s something much more exciting happening behind the scenes of the Biden-Harris ticket 15 Aug 2020 07:26 Joe Biden’s pick of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket has generated strong responses. While many Democrats are elated at the idea of seeing a brown-skinned woman of Indian and Jamaican heritage in …
  • Congress: Why are people sitting in power scared of naming China? 15 Aug 2020 07:15 NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday asked why those sitting in power are scared of naming China which has entered Indian territory, and said every Congress worker and every Indian is proud of the armed forces. Talking to reporters after Prime Minister …
  • What outcome for Bolivia’s crisis? 15 Aug 2020 06:48 Marches organized by the Bolivian Workers’ Center (COB) and the Pacto de Unidad move through El Alto. Starting on August 3, more than 100 roadblocks were set up throughout the country, with only vehicles delivering medical supplies being allowed through. …
  • Perils of over-the-top shouting contests on prime time TV 15 Aug 2020 06:16 Rajiv Tyagi- a senior Congress spokesperson passed away suddenly yesterday- an hour after being part of a heated television debate. The debate, like most others of this kind, even more so on vernacular media, lays special emphasis on the lung power of …
  • India into 74: Looking ahead 15 Aug 2020 06:16 August 15 is an opportune time to take stock every year, as a country and populace, of the hits and misses and what could possibly lie ahead. With the onset of Covid, there is no doubt gloom and doom, a cover of uncertainty, but something that can also be …
  • Independence and the lack of it: In 2020, hear it from COVID warriors 15 Aug 2020 03:52 Written by Prerna Mittra | New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2020 8:30:54 am Artists gives final touches to a wall graffiti in Kolkata, honouring frontline COVID-19 warriors. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) Three months into the new year, the country …
  • Best of BS Opinion: The market as weapon, America first, and more 15 Aug 2020 03:47 Cooperation is required but the spirit is still competitive and yet pessimistic. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up T N Ninan describes how market can be used as weapon. Opening up India’s market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to …
  • Indian versus American hegemony 15 Aug 2020 03:33 The CPM threatens to bring down the government. Its main objection is not to the Indo-US nuclear deal so much as the proposed strategic partnership with the US, whom it regards as an imperialist threat to India and the whole world. Two issues arise. First, …
  • Hijacking Bankers to Catch Swindlers Won’t Work 15 Aug 2020 02:14 In bad times, promoters leave creditors with hardly any value to extract from failed businesses. The biggest victim is a state-dominated banking system that recoups very little from insolvent companies. To give government-backed lenders visibility on …
  • HC tells DU: ‘Panel on exam grievances does not affect university’s integrity’ 15 Aug 2020 00:57 Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2020 5:49:58 am Justice Kohli asked Datta why, despite the single bench order, the panel did not function for 7 days. (File)The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up Delhi University after the latter …
  • Kamala In the News: Kushner Denies Birther Comments, Angela Davis 'Isn't Excited,' and Kamala's Favorite Burrito 14 Aug 2020 23:29 For three days the news media has been chock-full of opinion pieces, background narratives, and hot takes about Joe Biden's VP pick in the presidential race, Bay Area native Kamala Harris. In the latest round, we hear from longtime local criminal …
  • August 15, from a hospital ward 14 Aug 2020 23:24 PMC health staff conduct Thermal scanning at a society on Sinhagad road on Thursday. (Express photo by Ashish Kale)Standing in the hospital ward these days, I often think of the ruins of the Acropolis at Athens. The construction of the Parthenon, Propylaea …
  • Freedom, a work in progress 14 Aug 2020 23:24 Written by Mrinal Pande | New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2020 3:38:46 am Until the 1975 report on the Status of India’s Women was released, female sources in the academe were rarely cited and there were virtually no primary sources for understanding the …
  • The shackling 14 Aug 2020 23:24 Written by D. Raja | Published: August 15, 2020 3:40:28 am Hindu India was something leaders like Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, Maulana Azad and Ambedkar resisted all their lives. (Express archive photo)Our country unshackled itself from the chains of colonial …
  • Pandemic, poverty, freedom 14 Aug 2020 23:23 New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2020 3:46:44 am The idea of economic emancipation as a precondition for a vibrant democracy was echoed by all streams of the freedom struggle with Babasaheb Ambedkar being its most vocal champion. (Representational)( …
  • A hyphenated secularism 14 Aug 2020 23:23 Written by Rakesh Sinha | New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2020 3:56:14 am The construction of the Ram temple has once again brought the question centerstage: What constitutes Indian secularism? The opposing opinions on the bhoomi pujan at Ayodhya by …
  • After its general election, Trinidad & Tobago's racist underbelly is showing 14 Aug 2020 22:09 Screenshot of a line from Trinidad and Tobago's national anthem, which reads, “Here every creed and race finds an equal place,” taken from a YouTube video by Hardeo Roopan. On August 10, Trinidad and Tobago held its general elections. The preliminary …
  • Mims residents asked for less flooding risk; the Brevard County Commission ignored them | Opinion 14 Aug 2020 22:07 The Brevard County Commission on Aug. 2 approved a zoning change, density increase and development plan for a 31-acre parcel in Mims that will allow 62 single family residences to be constructed and sold.  The property is located within 800 feet of the …
  • New VC fund Lumikai to seed Indian gaming 14 Aug 2020 21:50 Indian teenagers participate in an e-sports league, usually playing games ranging from FIFA to Call of Duty to Fortnite. First dedicated capital pool for India sees global media and tech companies log in as investors, aims to deploy $2 lakh - $2 million …
  • David McGrath / Wear it proud: 'Screw COVID; I Went to Sturgis' 14 Aug 2020 20:36 The estimated quarter million visitors at the Sturgis event this year have seemed oblivious to the risk for contracting COVID-19. Face masks are reportedly non-existent, and social distancing is a vague rumor, as thousands cluster together for concerts, …
  • How did we do in these seven decades of Independence? Actually better than expected 14 Aug 2020 20:16 Of course, we could have done better. But what is better than being a united and optimistic nation? In 1947, agriculture accounted for 54% of India’s GDP. In 2019, it is at about 13%. But at the time of Independence, 60% of India depended on agriculture …
  • Predictable tragedy of Partition 14 Aug 2020 20:15 The memories of those days still mark the social behaviour, political judgements and sense of morality of everyone in the regionHad my maternal grandmother Amjadi Begum not put her foot down and asked her two daughters, Nazuk Jahan Begum (my mother), …
  • Forty Years Ago, August 15, 1980: President’s address 14 Aug 2020 20:14 The Indian Express, August 15, 1980, forty years agoPresident Sanjiva Reddy has expressed concern over the serious law and order situation in the country created by the growing social inequality. This had led to an increasing tendency among people to “ …
  • Mike Pence fretting as Kamala Harris shakes up Republicans 14 Aug 2020 19:59 It took less than an hour for the smear attacks to begin. Shortly after Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate this week, the Trump campaign revealed a new election ad. “Slow Joe and Phony Kamala – perfect together, wrong for America,” an …
  • Fathers and sons 14 Aug 2020 19:14 By: Editorial | Published: August 15, 2020 12:16:47 am The UAE is only the third Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. When England’s famous fan-group Barmy Army tweeted the news that the fast …
  • An important moment 14 Aug 2020 19:14 By: Editorial | Published: August 15, 2020 12:19:26 am The UAE is only the third Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Israel’s expanding recent engagement — political, economic and strategic — …
  • Guilty 14 Aug 2020 19:14 By: Editorial | Published: August 15, 2020 12:21:34 am Whatever the sentence handed to Bhushan later this month, the court has done a real injury to its own standing as the balancing and harmonising institution.The conviction of lawyer and activist …
  • Essential Politics: Harris’ job is to make Biden look good. It’s working 14 Aug 2020 18:40 In 2016, with considerable help from their de facto allies in Moscow, Donald Trump’s campaign aggressively tried to push down Black voting in key states. The effort focused on alienating Black voters by reminding them of Hillary Clinton’s support for …
  • Only govt servants to be appointed as gram panchayat administrators, state tells Bombay HC 14 Aug 2020 18:09 Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Updated: August 14, 2020 11:23:28 pm On July 22, the high court as an interim measure had directed the state government to first prefer appointing government officials as administrators. (Representational)The Bombay High …
  • 74 years of tryst with destiny — Independent India's 15 greatest moments 14 Aug 2020 16:46 Image Source : PIXABAY 74 years of tryst with destiny — Independent India's 15 greatest moments India is all set to celebrate its 74th Independence Day. The mighty Red Fort is all decked up to hoist the Indian tricolour and the inter-services guard of …
  • AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das asks ISL and I-League to relook the duration of the upcoming season 14 Aug 2020 16:33 The Indian FA official was of the opinion that no chance should be taken with regards to the safety and welfare of the players.... The Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League should consider holding a condensed competition in the wake of the Covid-19 …
  • Why Pakistan bans books 14 Aug 2020 15:20 Written by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: August 14, 2020 8:35:43 pm In Pakistan’s largest province, Punjab, the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) has banned a hundred booksIdeology most fears books that allow freedom of expression. A religious state …
  • US 2020: Biden campaign says Trump 'abhorrent' for fuelling Harris conspiracy 14 Aug 2020 15:06 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden named Kamala Harris his running mate - she is the first woman of colour on a major party ticket The campaign team for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has issued a scathing response after US …
  • Birtherism or Justified Concern? Why Harris' Eligibility for Vice Presidency Thrown Into Question 14 Aug 2020 14:57 Opinion 14:00 GMT 14.08.2020Get short URL A Newsweek op-ed questioning Kamala Harris' eligibility for the vice presidency has prompted a firestorm of criticism from the left-leaning media and netizens which further increased after President Trump …
  • Absorbing the COVID shock 14 Aug 2020 14:57 Published: August 14, 2020 6:50:13 pm The incidence of in-migration has effectively stopped the flow of remittances and further aggravated the already precarious economic situation.(Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)By Prabir Kumar Ghosh and Sumit Kumar COVID …
  • Your Weekend Planner August 14: Good news from Kareena, Global Prayers for Sushant 14 Aug 2020 14:46 Dear Reader, It hasn't been an easy week. But which week has been? Ever since this virus entered our lives? Well, the silver lining is that it's a Friday, Russia has announced a (eyebrow-raising) vaccine, and there are two days to detach from …
  • Newsweek Accused Of Publishing Racist Op-Ed Questioning Kamala Harris Eligibility For VP 14 Aug 2020 14:37 Newsweek has come under fire for publishing an op-ed questioning whether Kamala Harris, a sitting U.S. senator who just so happens to be Black, is eligible to serve as the vice president of the United States based on the circumstances surrounding her birth …
  • A clothing retail brand apologises after customer complains against ‘racist’ lingerie name 14 Aug 2020 12:37 By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2020 5:30:49 pm A black girl called out a retailer for 'racist' lingerie name. (representative image, source: getty images)Kusi Kimani, a 29-year-old Black girl from East Sussex, recently …
  • As Amazon tree loss worsens, political pressure grows, and Brazil hedges: Critics 14 Aug 2020 11:54 Government data released last Friday shows that from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon totaled 9,205 square kilometers (3.554 square miles), an increase of 34.5% over the previous comparative period (2018/2019), when 6 …
  • IITians landing plenty of job offers at blue-chip firms 14 Aug 2020 11:04 Uber, Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Sprinklr, Intel and Citi are among companies that have rolled out early job offers for the 2021 batch of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), much before final placements kick off towards the end of this …
  • Getting India’s Construction Workers Their Entitlements 14 Aug 2020 10:02 Asia-Pacific, Headlines, Labour Opinion More than 50 million construction workers in India build our homes and cities. | Picture courtesy: Godrej Industries Limited MUMBAI, Aug 14 2020 (IPS) - Basant Lal Chaudhary migrated from his village of 1,200 people …
  • Donald Trump spreads 'birther' conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris 14 Aug 2020 09:46 Donald Trump suggested Kamala Harris ‘doesn’t qualify’ to run as US vice-president (Picture: REX/AFP)Donald Trump has fuelled a disputed conspiracy theory that Democratic candidate Kamala Harris ‘doesn’t qualify’ to run for US vice-president. Ms Harris …
  • Trump stokes 'birther' conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris 14 Aug 2020 09:19 Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump says he has "heard" Democratic candidate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist. She was born in the US …
  • Kamala Harris is exposing the right wing’s dark pathologies 14 Aug 2020 08:38 What was for most Americans a moment of inspiration — the ascent of Sen. Kamala Harris, a woman of African and Indian descent, to a national party ticket — has instead provoked paranoia and rage on the Republican right. Along with the usual petty insults …
  • ACTION ALERT: Newsweek Should Disavow Racist Insinuation That Kamala Harris Is Not a Citizen 14 Aug 2020 08:36   Less than 24 hours after Kamala Harris became the first person of color to be chosen as a vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket, Newsweek ran an op-ed (8/13/20) insinuating that she was not a citizen and therefore ineligible to run. …
  • Matters of the mind: Let this Independence Day mark our pursuit for freedom 14 Aug 2020 06:22 Having the courage to accept being wrong, being willing to learn, embracing growth with humility is freedom. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)Freedom means the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. It is something the country fought for, with …
  • Birthers Are Already Going After Kamala Harris 14 Aug 2020 05:54 Kamala Harris has been Joe Biden’s running mate for less than a week, but the birthers are already questioning whether she’s constitutionally eligible to ever be president.  On Tuesday, a day after the former vice president announced that the California …
  • 'Birther': Donald Trump says he's heard rumours Kamala Harris doesn't meet Vice President 'requirements' 14 Aug 2020 04:44 Donald Trump has fuelled racist conspiracy theories that Kamala Harris may not be eligible to run for the White House. On Thursday, the US president told reporters he had “heard rumours” that Ms Harris did not meet necessary “requirements” to serve in the …
  • Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris hit by 'birther' conspiracy theory 14 Aug 2020 04:44 By PTI WASHINGTON: Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has been hit by a "birther movement", with US President Donald Trump saying he had heard that she does not meet the requirements to serve the White House. Former US …
  • Kim, Gopal slam Trump for advancing Harris birther conspiracy theory 14 Aug 2020 04:22 Two Asian-American lawmakers from New Jersey today bashed President Donald Trump raising questions about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to serve as vice president because her parents were immigrants and she was an anchor baby. “This was racist when he did it …
  • Sense of unity and belongingness during partition and now 14 Aug 2020 02:56 The sense of belonging to one country, nation, or community is not given but constructed at different times and contexts. People may form a bonding based on shared territory, history, language, culture, insecurities, socio-economic interests, religious and …
  • Publish Environment Impact Assessment draft in other Indian languages: Supreme Court 14 Aug 2020 02:18 New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to publish the draft Environment Impact Assessment notification in as many Indian languages as possible, apart from the Hindi and English draft circulated recently for public dissemination and objections. A …
  • ‘It’s all on the line’ 14 Aug 2020 01:47 Joe Biden and Kamala Harris launched their joint White House bid Wednesday, with the newly-minted vice presidential nominee saying Americans are "crying out for leadership" to overcome the triple crisis of a pandemic, racial injustice and a …
  • Trump stokes 'birther' theory about Kamala Harris 14 Aug 2020 01:16 Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump says he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist. Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican …
  • Opinion: Of course Kamala Harris is a citizen. That Newsweek column was a specious distraction 14 Aug 2020 01:02 Kamala Harris was born in the United States and is eligible — in fact, extremely qualified — to be vice president of the United States, and president of the United States. Let’s start there. Newsweek has offered a feeble explanation for a column suggesting …
  • With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage 14 Aug 2020 00:50 BY ARUL LOUIS New York, Aug 13 (IANS) With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a “delusional” man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee and the star of the ‘ …
  • JUST THE RIGHT TICKET: Kamala Harris reshapes the Biden presidential bid 14 Aug 2020 00:45 Democratic candidate for the US vice presidency Senator Kamala Harris. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Etienne Laurent) My wife woke up this morning, on Thursday 13 August, to say with a smile in her voice, “America now has hope, a chance to redeem itself soon, …
  • Trump promotes false claim that Harris might not be a U.S. citizen 14 Aug 2020 00:41 — President Trump, in remarks to reporters, Aug. 13, 2020 A legal adviser and spokesperson for President Trump’s reelection campaign is questioning the citizenship of Sen. Kamala D. Harris, a California native and the presumptive Democratic nominee for …
  • 'India in race for worst performing economy in 2020' 14 Aug 2020 00:28 'India is in a slowdown which most of us have not seen in our living memory.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   "Even if you are climbing out of the hole, you are not really climbing out fast enough," Priyanka Kishore, the …
  • Bengaluru challenge 14 Aug 2020 00:24 By: Editorial | Published: August 14, 2020 4:15:08 am A social media post by an individual, a relative of a Congress MLA, has resulted in communal violence, causing the death of three persons in police firing in Bengaluru. Firm action should be taken by …
  • Cosplay protest 14 Aug 2020 00:24 By: Editorial | Published: August 14, 2020 4:30:41 am The income tax department is often accused of being overzealous in its pursuit of meeting the budgeted tax collection targets.Thailand, the military-ruled nation cunningly disguised as a tourist idyll, …
  • Trump uses coronavirus briefing to criticize Biden’s mask mandate, decry mail-in vote, question Kamala Harris’s eligibility as vice president 13 Aug 2020 23:53 President Donald Trump on Thursday evening blasted Joe Biden’s call for a national mask mandate, challenged the security of mail-in voting and questioned the eligibility of Kamala Harris as a vice presidential candidate, during a wide-ranging news briefing …
  • Trump amplifies Kamala Harris ‘birther’ theory 13 Aug 2020 23:33 Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump says he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist. Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican …
  • White House’s Kushner confirms he met with Kanye West 13 Aug 2020 23:33 White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday confirmed that he had met recently with entertainer Kanye West, who is seeking to get his name on ballots for the November 3 United States presidential election. West is a supporter of Republican President …
  • America’s Diminishing Democracy Is Hurting India’s Too 13 Aug 2020 23:19 AdvertisementIndia is struggling with COVID-19. Case loads and deaths are mounting. Testing rates are low. The pandemic’s pains have been acutely felt amidst the country’s high poverty, weak social safety nets, and an economy that was slowing even before …
  • Spanish Nets Deploy “Daughter of Immigrants” Narrative To Boost Kamala  13 Aug 2020 23:09 Extra Extra! Forget the “Person of Color” card for Kamala Harris. No. At the nation´s Hispanic networks, the California senator and VP pick for Biden is now some kind of Messiah for the nation's immigrants, being as she is, “the daughter of immigrants” …
  • Who needs an MPhil anyway? 13 Aug 2020 22:46 Written by Bibek Debroy | Published: August 14, 2020 3:04:02 am If MA/MSc programmes are tightened and there is something akin to a GRE, we won’t need the MPhil filter and reason (a) disappears. (NEP does mention a National Testing Agency and such …
  • A digital push for healthcare 13 Aug 2020 22:46 Success is likely to be measured by an acceleration in cashless transactions, better book-keeping, decreased friction in payments — all of which are laudable. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar)When I transferred a trauma patient from my emergency department …
  • Myth of the pristine forest 13 Aug 2020 22:46 A careful reading of the CWH provisions in the FRA shows that it is open to both possibilities, as long as they are arrived at through a rigorous and participatory process. (File)The COVID-19 pandemic has driven migrant workers back to their villages, …
  • Good steps on tax 13 Aug 2020 22:46 By: Editorial | Published: August 14, 2020 4:00:08 am The income tax department is often accused of being overzealous in its pursuit of meeting the budgeted tax collection targets.On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Transparent Taxation …
  • Gujarat govt ‘not in favour’ of translocating lions to MP 13 Aug 2020 22:36 Written by Gopal Kateshiya | Rajkot | Published: August 14, 2020 4:00:06 am Owing to conservation efforts by the Gujarat government, the lion population has seen a steady growth over the past four decades. (File)TWO DAYS after a top official of the Central …
  • Kamala Harris’s career is built on a troubling Faustian bargain 13 Aug 2020 22:06 When Kamala Harris was still San Francisco’s district attorney in 2010, she delivered a talk at the Commonwealth Club where she brought up a common activist slogan—”Schools Not Jails”—and mocked it as naive pandering. Now that the former prosecutor has …
  • Biden, Harris Seen As More Moderate Than Trump In Poll Despite 'Radical Left' Attacks 13 Aug 2020 21:57 TOPLINE The Trump campaign has gone all in on branding former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as “radical leftists,” but a new poll suggests those attacks have been largely ineffective at swaying public opinion. …
  • The non-reciprocal relationship 13 Aug 2020 20:36 Kashmiri freedom and the OIC AT PENPOINT The expression of disappointment by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the failure of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to convene a meeting on the illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir was a …
  • Kamala Harris' Indian heritage could boost Biden... 13 Aug 2020 19:58 Joe Biden's presidential campaign plans to step up engagement with Asian-American voters this fall and is betting running mate Kamala Harris' experience as the daughter of an Indian immigrant will resonate with the fastest-growing US minority …
  • An extraordinary journey 13 Aug 2020 19:56 Ironically, the greatest strengths of Kamala Harris are also her weaknesses. She is not leftwing enough to drive the activism of a Bernie Sanders, nor is she an establishment icon like Susan Rice to be a Washington DC insider.The life of the presumptive …
  • In aftermath of Vikas Dubey killing, UP Oppn gets vocal about Brahmins 13 Aug 2020 19:47 Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: August 14, 2020 12:42:56 am BSP chief Mayawati. (File)Politics over the vote of Brahmins, often seen as “opinion makers” in UP, has begun to engage both national and regional parties. Brahmins make up about …
  • Rebuttal: Leadership in Congress is about doing, not talking |Opinion 13 Aug 2020 18:49 Editor's note: This is a rebuttal to a column by Republican congressional candidate Scott Caine, titled: "It's time to send bold, fresh ideas to Congress," which ran on Aug. 13. Caine's piece rebutted a column by Bill Mick.  …
  • Opinion, Alison Rowat: Running-mate choice brings White House contest alive 13 Aug 2020 08:47 LIKE a connoisseur of offensive nicknames, Donald Trump likes to take his time to get just the right moniker for his enemies. Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton started off with a simple “Crazy” before their names before Mr Trump settled on Sleepy (Joe) …
  • ‘Feeling Seen for the First Time,’ Indian-Americans Cheer Kamala Harris’s Selection 13 Aug 2020 08:24 “There are people who will say, she isn’t Black enough. There are people who will say she’s not Indian enough,” said Shekar Narasimhan, the chairman and founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, a group focused on empowering Asian-American voters. “But she brings …
  • Indian solar ferry flies flag for cleaner, cheaper water transport 13 Aug 2020 08:22 VIAKOM, India: Over the past three years, P. Ravindran's commute from his southern Indian village has been about more than getting to work - the SIM card seller sees his daily trip on India's first solar-powered ferry as doing his bit for the green …
  • Vocal for local: Govt plans to revise definition of Indian app companies 13 Aug 2020 04:28 Software product policy notified in 2019 defines an Indian company as one that has 51% or more shareholding from citizens or persons of Indian origin. New terms may include cos with local IP rights, most of the staff in India; industry wants foreign …
  • Opinion | Harris tried to take out Biden, now Trump 13 Aug 2020 02:23 Kamala D. Harris did it. Whether you love her or doubt her, you have to hand it to her: She has repeatedly proven she is an unstoppable politician with a talent for making history. From her very first race, when she defeated her former boss to become the …