• 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to visit Sitalkuchi, Trinamool sniffs politics 12 May 2021 03:36 Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (File Photo)KOLKATA: In the backdrop of the ongoing Sitalkuchi firing probe, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said he will visit the place in Cooch Behar on Thursday. In a post on Twitter, Dhankhar said: “Will be leaving Kolkata by BSF …
  • No dialogue with India until it restores Kashmir autonomy: Imran 12 May 2021 01:45 By News Desk ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday categorically stated that Pakistan would not resume talks with India until it restores the special status of occupied Kashmir as he parried opposition’s criticism over Foreign Minister Shah …
  • No talks with India till Aug 5 decision reversed: PM 12 May 2021 01:45 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday categorically stated that Pakistan would not resume talks with India till it restored the special status of the occupied Kashmir. "Unless India reverts its August 5, 2019 action, Pakistan will not hold …
  • Focus on Covid, not Rajendar, underlines TRS leader 12 May 2021 01:02 KARIMNAGAR: Former Jammikunta agriculture market committee (AMC) chairman Tummeti Sammi Reddy on Tuesday regretted that when people are dying due to non-availability of oxygen in the on-going pandemic situation, people are playing politics to lure away …
  • 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 …
  • '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 …
  • The folly of right-wing nationalist politics 11 May 2021 17:45 In the preface of his just-published memoir La Grande Illusion, Michel Barnier, the man who led the Brexit negotiations for the EU, cites an anguished King Lear beating his own head: "[…] that let thy folly in, / And thy dear judgment out." …
  • ED case against Anil Deshmukh a political revenge, allege NCP and Congress 11 May 2021 12:10 Maha Vikas Aghadi allies NCP and Congress on Tuesday termed the Enforcement Directorate's move to file a criminal case against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh as the politics of revenge and said the action was aimed at diverting the …
  • Europe's move to resume trade talks with India is a big hedge bet: S Jaishankar 11 May 2021 10:37 Europe's move to resume trade talks with India is a big hedge bet, claimed Foreign Minister S Jaishankar as India-EU decided to resume talks for FTA since it was stalled in 2013 and amid Brussels decision to put its investment pact with China on the …
  • 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. …
  • Stalin to Take on Mammoth Task to Energise India's Most Urban, Industrial State Tamil Nadu 11 May 2021 09:29 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which started the Dravidian movement - one of the biggest egalitarian social shifts in southern India, has returned to power in Tamil Nadu after winning a majority in the recently held state assembly elections. M.K. Stalin …
  • 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 …
  • Uddhav Thackeray has become family doctor of Maharashtra: Shiv Sena 11 May 2021 08:38 The Shiv Sena on Tuesday described Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as the "family doctor" of the 12 crore people of the state, saying his "caring attitude" and efforts have prevented the state from crossing the "danger …
  • Kerala 'Iron Lady' in politics KR Gowri Amma... 11 May 2021 05:59 Often referred to as the 'Iron Lady in Kerala politics, legendary Communist K.R. Gowri passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday, said family sources. Gowri was 102-year-old and was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for the treatment …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • BJP picks giant killer Suvendu Adhikari to lead the party in Bengal Assembly 10 May 2021 19:45 BJP on Monday picked Suvendu Adhikari, who defeated West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram constituency, as the leader of the opposition in the state assembly. The decision was taken in a meeting of the 77 newly elected party MLAs after …
  • 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 …
  • AAP govt ordered 1.34 crore vaccine doses, but Centre cleared only 3.5 lakh in May: Manish Sisodia 10 May 2021 15:11 Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday claimed the BJP government at the Centre has allowed only 3.5 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine for the national capital in May even though the AAP dispensation had placed orders for 1.34 crore doses …
  • 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 …
  • Amit Shah slams opposition for ‘doing politics’ on Covid 10 May 2021 12:21 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday took a dig at the opposition for ‘doing politics over the Covid-19 crisis when the ‘Centre is adopting all possible measures to safeguard the lives of the people. “The Centre took a multi-dimensional approach for …
  • BJP hits out at Arvind Kejriwal government over Covid-19 crisis 10 May 2021 12:05 The BJP on Monday slammed Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government over the Covid-19 crisis, claiming the chief minister has been busy spending crores on publicity and "misleading" people while washing his hands of responsibility and leaving …
  • Federal court rejects bid to overturn India travel ban – as it happened 10 May 2021 11:40 5.11am EDT 05:11 What happened today We’ll leave our live coverage here for today. This is how things stand: Thanks for your company. Matilda Boseley will be back bright and early tomorrow to take you through budget day. We’ll see you then. Updated at 5. …
  • On the whole India has fared infinitely better than the United States, Canada and the countries of Europe in relation to COVID deaths 10 May 2021 08:41 Dear Editor, With reference to Stabroek News’ editorial, `India’s Covid catastrophe,’ (5/8/2021), the COVID-19 surge in India continues to be painted in Dantean apocalyptic terms with far more extreme language of gloom and hopelessness than that …
  • 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 …
  • View: A nightmare without end, the pandemic is emotionally scarring us in ways yet to be fully grasped 10 May 2021 06:37 Facebook is like a bulletin board of loss these days. Words have become wreaths that people are pouring out for those who left them. Sharing is also a way of mourning. Many replies are filled with disbelief. Relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbours: …
  • US withdrawal from Afghanistan may mark beginning of new great game 10 May 2021 06:31 American withdrawal from Afghanistan will bring the Taliban back and this may mark the beginning of a possible “new great game” where there are non-state actors and state actors. American withdrawal has effectively opened up space for states like Pakistan, …
  • 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 …
  • Dogged determination, hard work rewards Himanta Biswa Sarma with the CM's mantle 09 May 2021 22:26 Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to take on the mantle of the chief minister of Assam, after being elected leader of both the BJP legislature party and the NDA in Assam on Sunday. Sarma's eyes, according to those close to him, were always set on the top job …
  • Fauci: 'Other countries need to chip in' to help India 09 May 2021 22:21 Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that other countries need to “chip in” amid India's struggle against a surge in COVID-19 cases that is crippling the country.During an appearance on ABC’s "This Week," Fauci told host George Stephanopoulos that …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • The Politics Behind India’s COVID Crisis 09 May 2021 11:05 Among the world’s autocratic populists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of India, is distinguished as a storyteller. He offers beguiling accounts of Hindu identity and Indian greatness, with the aid of allied newspapers and television networks, as well as on …
  • Why Sanjaya Baru looks at the dismantling of an old order of power elites for a new ideological hegemony in ‘India’s Power Elite: Caste, Class and Cultural Revolution’ 09 May 2021 02:38 Debate on the constantly evolving power elite in India is not a new concept. The strength of Sanjaya Baru’s latest book, however, is its topicality. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the term power elite has acquired a new, thought-provoking, somewhat …
  • Chalk And Cheese: Why China has lost India’s trust and New Delhi should have no reservations about boosting ties with Taiwan 08 May 2021 21:33 A year has passed since Indian and Chinese troops clashed in eastern Ladakh that lead to a nosedive in their bilateral relationship. The Galwan Valley clashes on June 25 had seen casualties on both sides with 20 Indian jawans killed. There was massive …
  • UK-India Extraditions: Ripe for reform? 08 May 2021 18:42 How it started…how it’s going: The contours of a popular meme format are useful to put the story of extraditions from the UK to India in context. When India’s home minister S B Chavan and British foreign secretary Ken Clarke signed an extradition treaty on …
  • What "politics" does to history: The saga of Henry Kissinger and George Shultz's right-hand man 08 May 2021 18:32 The apothegm "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" ("Of the dead, say nothing but good") urges compassion and respect for the recently deceased, no matter how flawed they were in life. That injunction was obeyed last week in a memorial conference …
  • Saudi Arabia-Pakistan agree to resolve close ties Politics News 08 May 2021 15:12 Saudi Arabia and longtime allies Pakistan signed several agreements on Saturday and promised to rekindle ties caused by disagreements over months over the Kashmir conflict policy. During his seventh visit to the rich kingdom since the 2018 elections, …
  • India's Neoliberal Covid Disaster; South Carolina OK's Firing Squads: Hillary & Condi Rice Love War 08 May 2021 13:22 The Critical Hour 23:46 GMT 07.05.2021(updated 09:35 GMT 08.05.2021) Get short URL Noted neocons Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice join forces in hopes of extending the American occupation of Afghanistan. Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, …
  • Op-Ed: How anti-democratic politics make India's COVID calamity worse 08 May 2021 11:48 “I cannot breathe.” My uncle, a physician in Delhi, recounted how the cry reverberated through the ward he was overseeing. Across the country, hundreds of thousands of Indians are dying — in their homes, on the streets, on the way to, outside and inside …
  • ‘A Pandemic and the Politics of Life’ review: A raging virus and its impact on the marginalised 08 May 2021 11:17 Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, who led the fight against COVID-19 for the U.S., recently told The Indian Express in an interview that a shutdown “for a few weeks” could help to end the cycle of transmission in India, which crossed the 4 lakh mark in daily new cases …
  • Dyer: Lies, politics, lethal stupidity and Russia's COVID vaccine 08 May 2021 06:40 Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Column Author of the article: Gwynne Dyer  •  Special to Postmedia News File photo Article content Somewhere in the bowels of Russia’s Health Ministry until recently was a tormented medical bureaucrat who had to calculate the …
  • World shares India’s pain with growing COVID-19 crisis 08 May 2021 04:39 The coronavirus crisis in India is worsening. This week, it became the second country to record more than 20 million COVID-19 cases; only the United States has more. But while the U.S. seems to be getting a grip on the pandemic, India’s situation is …
  • Commentary: Is Modi already being made to pay for India’s COVID-19 crisis? 07 May 2021 23:05 COVENTRY: In what is widely being interpreted as a popular verdict on Narendra Modi’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis in India, voters in West Bengal have returned the incumbent chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, and her regional Trinamool Congress (TMC). …
  • The Maldives' violent politics 07 May 2021 19:44 (MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, May 8 (newsin.asia): The Maldives, which is an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a tiny country of only 530,000 people. Its politics is dominated by a few elite families, many of whom are related to each other …
  • Ro Khanna: It’s Vital That the US Drop Barriers to Vaccine Production and Aid Covid-Ravaged India 07 May 2021 19:35 Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.). (Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Ro Khanna, the dynamic …
  • “Total helplessness”: the accountability crisis behind India’s Covid-19 surge 07 May 2021 18:00 “What is most stressful these days is this feeling of total helplessness," says Dr Amir Maroof Khan, 44, a professor of community medicine at Delhi’s University College of Medical Sciences. "Medical science teaches us to treat patients, but it …
  • ‘How Can Modi Be Forgiven?’ India’s COVID-19 Crisis May Be Turning the Middle Class Against the Prime Minister 07 May 2021 15:43 On April 24 at 3:22 a.m., a doctor in Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital sent an urgent plea via Whatsapp to a colleague. She had just finished her shift at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital, where her mother was also undergoing treatment. A patient was in …
  • Morrison’s India ban is another cynical election ploy 07 May 2021 14:30 Illustration: Matt GoldingCredit: Is “Greater Sydney” really a thing? If someone at Budgewoi tested positive, would the ramifications stretch all the way to Wollongong? Or is it a case of Bondi suffers, everyone suffers? David Calvey, Gosford Given the new …
  • Thousands of unused ventilators gather dust across India as COVID bodies pile up [shocking details] 07 May 2021 14:26 Air ambulance flight by Jetserv Aviation had an accident What can be worse than patients dying due to a lack of ventilators? As it turns out, the unavailability of ventilators is not really the worst thing. It is the stories of unused ventilators that are. …
  • Amid India’s Covid Crisis, a Community Mobilizes 07 May 2021 13:14 Good morning. As California moves toward reopening, another crisis is unfolding halfway across the globe. India recorded about 410,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new global high, and 3,980 deaths, the highest national daily death toll in any country …
  • West Bengal's post-poll violence shows gory side of politics: Shiv Sena 07 May 2021 10:19 The Shiv Sena on Friday said the violence that has erupted in West Bengal after the Assembly election results, reveals the gory side of politics and it shows that the rule of force prevails instead of democracy. The party also said that maintaining law and …
  • Australia has been accused of playing politics in the Covid travel ban 07 May 2021 08:23 They violated the ban on returning to India on a hard wave of coronavirus when he threatened to imprison citizens, saying the measure was justified by saying that the citizen wanted to remain safe. But travel bans – which carry criminal penalties of up to …
  • Living through India’s pandemic: ‘Oxygen is the new currency’ 07 May 2021 05:47 When the second wave began, we woke each day with a premonition of dread and as the days passed, and the toll climbed, taking our family members, our friends, our acquaintances and colleagues, the dread became ever present, like the dead, who took up …
  • How diaspora pushed US to help India’s Covid efforts 07 May 2021 00:24 On April 30, Super Galaxy, a huge US military plane, landed in Delhi, bringing oxygen cylinders, hospital equipment and Covid test kits. More flights with aid material are on the way to India. And, thereby hangs a tale. Four days is a short period in the …
  • Editorial: Covid-19 vs ANC palace politics 06 May 2021 20:22 Not to tempt fate, but the long-forecast third wave in the Covid-19 pandemic has so far not come to pass. Models have shifted, and have had to be recalibrated as the expected rise in case numbers after our April holidays didn’t materialise. As relieved as …
  • Blame politics for disasters, says Niall Ferguson in “Doom” 06 May 2021 20:10 His new book is an elegant historical tour that lacks a convincing argument May 8th 2021 Doom. By Niall Ferguson. Penguin; 496 pages; $30. Allen Lane; £25 A BOOK ABOUT “Doom” that in its first chapter quotes from “Dad’s Army”, “Beyond the Fringe” and Monty …
  • Douglas Todd: Jagmeet Singh dives into housing, B.C. megaprojects, India and race 06 May 2021 14:59 Breadcrumb Trail Links World Staff Blogs Real Estate Politics Opinion News Local News Columnists Jagmeet Singh carries mixed views on B.C.’s megaprojects, annoyance with Ottawa’s inability to make a vaccine and varied thoughts on how Canada compares on …
  • Global politics: a four-dimensional chess game 06 May 2021 08:13 Global geopolitical allegiances and agendas are rapidly evolving because of Covid. In the past, military and economic considerations provided the basis of strategic alignment. Now the calculus has become far more complicated and layered. No longer a two- …
  • Success of ex-Congress leaders adds new dimension to oppn politics, Congress rulebook 06 May 2021 07:39 After swearing-in as chief minister of West Bengal for the third time, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has become one of the most successful Congress leaders who quit the party and flourished by creating their own political fiefdoms. Surviving …
  • Nepal’s cases skyrocket, prompting concern the country’s outbreak could mimic India’s 06 May 2021 04:56 In Nepal, a situation is unfolding that looks chillingly familiar. Covid-19 cases are skyrocketing, hospitals are overwhelmed, and the country’s Prime Minister is pleading for help from other nations. Nepal is now reporting about 20 daily Covid-19 cases …
  • Three more states reject the politics of hate 05 May 2021 22:38 The last 15 months gave us few reasons to smile. As the pandemic wreaked havoc around us and we kept losing those who we knew and some who we loved, there was only heart break. Last Sunday broke that circle of grief as news came in that three large states …
  • DAVID JONES: As millions suffer in its pandemic, India's narcissistic leader is building a folly 05 May 2021 22:15 Hidden away in some half-forgotten chambers in the heart of New Delhi, there are two blocks of white sandstone — relics of India's long years under the yoke of the British Raj. Laid down in 1911 by King George V and Queen Mary, who later reclined on …
  • The link between great power and great suffering — from Mao’s China to Modi’s India 05 May 2021 21:53 Is mass suffering, inflicted by policy design or emerging as a policy byproduct, an integral part of the Narendra Modi regime’s view of national power and national revival? Can suffering and strength be viewed as mirror images of each other? Surprising as …
  • How Pistol and Boo paved the way for the India travel ban 05 May 2021 19:17 Australia's Biosecurity Act — now being used to stop citizens entering their own country — is making global headlines. And not for the first time. Not long after the laws were passed with bipartisan support back in 2015, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard …
  • David Pratt: India's Covid tragedy shows a tale of two pandemics 05 May 2021 18:47 AND so, it begins, the pulling up of the ladder. Come to think of it, the warning signs have been there for some considerable time now. After all, there’s nothing like a threat to one and all for some to see it simply as a threat to themselves alone and …
  • India Seeks Coronavirus Advice from Dr. Fauci 05 May 2021 17:50 India’s ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, held a virtual meeting on Tuesday with U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss India’s coronavirus crisis and the progress of …
  • Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics 05 May 2021 16:25 AdvertisementThe coronavirus pandemic has been a turning point for many populist-nationalist leaders around the world. The mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis arguably cost Donald Trump the U.S. presidency and precipitated a cabinet revolt against Brazil’s …
  • Will the BJP’s defeat in West Bengal prove a turning point in Indian politics? 05 May 2021 13:52 India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to win the state elections in West Bengal, not simply because political parties always do, but to prove a point. The Hindu-nationalist BJP was traditionally associated with western and northern India.  …
  • Politics latest news: Sir Keir Starmer 'fighting for every vote' - and his career - in uphill election battle 05 May 2021 12:34 Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour will be "fighting for every vote" as he comes under intense pressure not to lose further ground in tomorrow's elections. The opposition leader had hoped to prove that he is righting the ship after Jeremy …
  • India's Longest-Serving Bishop Philipose Mar Chrysostom Dies at 104 05 May 2021 10:19 India 06:01 GMT 05.05.2021Get short URL https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e5/05/05/1082802802_0:6:3100:1750_1200x675_80_0_0_6ec7d34d77239c1fb94e39deac7583b8.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com …
  • Report: Biden May Name L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Ambassador to India 05 May 2021 09:38 President Joe Biden is considering appointing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to a diplomatic post — likely U.S. Ambassador to India, according to a report Tuesday evening by Axios. The second-term mayor was an early backer of Biden’s campaign. But in …
  • India’s coronavirus surge damages Modi’s image of competence 05 May 2021 06:27 India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime …
  • India: Helicopter politics won't work with Kerala ... 05 May 2021 05:32 Helicopter politics choppered its way into BJP affairs in Kerala, a state where the party failed to make any headway in the recent assembly elections. Former Kerala BJP president Padmanabhan, who contested against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in …
  • Laura Curran urges Nassau to help with India COVID-19 crisis 05 May 2021 02:32 Help, in the form of emergency supplies is desperately needed for India — reeling from the ravages of the coronavirus — Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said Tuesday night, urging residents to donate whatever they can. "Now the numbers are …
  • India ban a cynical appeal to Australia’s innate racism 05 May 2021 00:49 Coalition cronyism is an attack on our democracy Thank you Jenna Price (“Long shadow of the loyalty effect”, May 4) for highlighting the unashamed cronyism in so many judicial appointments by the Morrison government. The appointments to the AAT are …
  • Kerala BJP leader targets state unit chief: ‘Chopper politics will not work here’ 05 May 2021 00:31 BRINGING to the fore fissures in the state unit of the BJP, senior leader C K Padmanabhan on Tuesday said “helicopter politics” would not work in Kerala. A former state BJP president, Padmanabhan, who contested against CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Dharmadam, was …
  • A mirror to the future of Tamil Nadu and India 04 May 2021 19:28 The DMK must use its win to sustain pluralism at the national level and also guard the State’s trajectory of development Having been in power for two terms, it was clear that it was not going to be easy for the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( …
  • Covid has exposed Maharashtra’s long neglect of civic infrastructure … despite being one of India’s richest states 04 May 2021 13:54 It is a shame that ailing Maharashtra wasn’t able to celebrate its 61st foundation day with the usual flourish. Instead, the only gift the government could offer its citizens on this occasion was free vaccine to all – caveat, as and when it is available. …
  • Why India's second COVID wave matters everywhere 04 May 2021 13:20 Tauseef Mustafa/Getty For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As April closed out, India became the holder of a tragic record. It became the first country in the world to record more than 400, …
  • Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis 04 May 2021 13:02 India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country. The terrible toll of infection and death, coupled with revelations of his government’s failure to respond to the virus’s second …
  • India Sees 400,000 Cases Per Day as Modi Comes Under Fire for Vaccine Orders: Too Little, Too Late 04 May 2021 12:27 Fault Lines 15:12 GMT 03.05.2021(updated 09:49 GMT 04.05.2021) Get short URL On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about the 2014 Odessa massacre, a ruling on climate change from Germany's …
  • View: India needs Modi to work with his rivals 04 May 2021 10:56 As anyone who has tried to invest in India can tell you, India’s states are as distinct from each other as European countries. Every now and then, India’s politicians are reminded of this as well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi certainly was earlier this …
  • Indian virus surge spreads to politics 04 May 2021 10:52 NEW DELHI, India (AP) — As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through India, the leaders of 13 Opposition parties urged the Government to launch a free vaccination drive and ensure an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals. Several …
  • Battered by Covid-19, Narendra Modi is humiliated by India's voters 04 May 2021 04:22 OPINION: In the home state of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, a person too clever by half is said to have won the house, but lost Gujarat. Through March and April, political pundits voiced the Gujarati proverb as a warning. So fiercely were Modi and …
  • Territorial Politics : The Manipur context :: Keithellakpam Johnson 04 May 2021 02:31 Territorial Politics: The Manipur context Keithellakpam Johnson * Territorial Politics: The Manipur context of tolerating of ambitious and potent dreams where enactment and mobilisation of ever expanding exclusive inhabitated zone and Lebensraum is staged. …
  • Modi experiences setback after loss in key India state poll 04 May 2021 01:39 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party lost big in a state he visited frequently before the recent virus surge forced him off the campaign trail, adding to growing signs of a backlash over his government’s handling of the world’s worst COVID-19 …
  • Populist tragedy: India, Brazil, PH 04 May 2021 00:37 Over the past years, from Brazil to India and the Philippines, millions of voters have placed their faith in charismatic strongmen who thrive on apocalyptic rhetoric and who promised to single-handedly address complex 21st-century challenges. Recently, …
  • India and Pakistan Take Steps Towards Improving Relations Column: Politics Region: Southern Asia Country 03 May 2021 23:55 First of all, let us emphasize once again that the process of defusing tensions between India and Pakistan, crucial to the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, has been “on its way” since February of this year, and it is at its very beginning. Let us also …
  • Saskatchewan sending 100 ventilators to India 03 May 2021 22:59 Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News "With an excess supply of ventilators in Saskatchewan, we are well positioned to provide this humanitarian support to India during a time of great need." Author of the article: Regina Leader-Post A woman who …
  • India and Brazil’s COVID Crises Show We Must End the Fiction of Borders 03 May 2021 22:51 Anew poll says that most of us are optimistic about the country’s future (with a margin of error of plus or minus eleventy billion, of course). According to ABC News/Ipsos, a full 64 percent of the country believes we are on the right track. It makes …
  • Victory Of Development Politics, Says Himanta On Emphatic Assam Win 03 May 2021 06:22 “It is a victory for development politics… it is a vote to preserve our culture and civilisation,” Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday amid the NDA gearing up to retain power in Assam. At the time of filing this copy, the saffron …
  • India Sets Pandemic Record for New Infections 02 May 2021 23:06 Washington Post: “After a devastating week of soaring infections, India reported more than 400,000 new cases Saturday, a global record. Experts believe that number will climb even higher in the coming days, an unimaginable burden for a health system …