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  • Lawmakers Are Divided Over Pulling Out Troops 14 Apr 2021 09:42 Last Updated April 14, 2021, 12:54 a.m. ET April 14, 2021, 12:54 a.m. ET Republicans and some Democrats say it could embolden the Taliban, while others in his party say it is time to end the ‘Forever War.’ The Capitol Police had clearer advance warnings …
  • Transcript of April 2021 Asia and Pacific Department Press Briefing 14 Apr 2021 09:23 April 14, 2021 SPEAKERS: JONATHAN OSTRY Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department KEIKO UTSUNOMIYA Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department MS. UTSUNOMIYA: Greeting from Washington, D.C. I am Keiko Utsunomiya, from the Communications …
  • Japan’s Global Diplomatic Efforts Scare the CCP 14 Apr 2021 09:17 Commentary Sun Zi, an ancient Chinese military strategist, says in his “The Art of War.” as quoted from Lionel Giles’ English translation: “The highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy’s plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy’ …
  • French Joint Commander for Asia-Pacific Outlines Paris’ Indo-Pacific Defense Plans 14 Apr 2021 01:48 AdvertisementIn the recent years, France has deftly positioned itself as a major security and defense player in the Indo-Pacific. Largely by virtue of its considerable strategic real estate in the mega-region, in the Pacific as well as the Indian Ocean, …
  • Understanding Bangladeshs most potent religious opposition - The Interpreter 14 Apr 2021 00:30 India holds a special place in the history of the creation of Bangladesh. In 1971, under then–Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, India played a pivotal role in offering diplomatic, military and humanitarian support to the Bengalis’ quest for freedom from …
  • Mike Fordham interview: Rajasthan Royals chief executive on the IPL’s future and being ‘the English franchise’ 13 Apr 2021 23:03 They have four English players on their books; Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone and the injured MVP from last season, Jofra Archer. Off the field, their owner, Manoj Badale, is based in London. The Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, is …
  • Will TCS shareholders get higher dividends? 13 Apr 2021 22:35 A day after releasing its quarterly results, the top management of India's largest IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) spoke to Nikunj Dalmia on a host of issues including outlook for FY22, new growth drivers and how shareholders may be rewarded …
  • K.C. Singh | India’s isolation likely to grow in the entire region 13 Apr 2021 21:48 Some recent diplomatic events, many of them flowing from shifting global power equations, hold much significance for India Some recent diplomatic events, many of them flowing from shifting global power equations, hold much significance for India. The …
  • Nuclear Sub Club: Do Rising Powers Like India Really Need Nuclear Attack Submarines? 13 Apr 2021 19:44 Indian Navy personnel stand on an Indian Navy submarine during the International Fleet Review in ... [+] Visakhapatnam on February 6, 2016. India kicked off a major display of maritime might, with ships from 50 navies converging on the country's east …
  • Ather Energy posts first-ever positive gross margin in March 13 Apr 2021 19:44 Electric vehicle manufacturer Ather Energy achieved positive gross margins for the first time in March. It is targeting 20 per cent gross margins in 18 months, at which point, it would have achieved EBITDA profitability. In an interview with BusinessLine, …
  • Ladakh Standoff: China-India military talks fail to issue a joint statement 13 Apr 2021 02:55 The Chinese and Indian militaries held the 11th round of corps commander-level meeting at the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point Indian side on Friday but failed to issue a joint statement. The Global Times quoted Chinese experts as saying that this …
  • A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously 13 Apr 2021 02:54 From CEPR You might think that, after a year in which have seen millions of deaths and tens of millions of infections, and trillions of dollars in economic losses, our leaders would take the pandemic seriously. But apparently, that is too much to ask. To …
  • Flipkart partners Adani group to boost supply chain infrastructure 13 Apr 2021 01:54 E-commerce giant Flipkart has formed a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani group to “strengthen its supply chain infrastructure” and “enhance its ability to serve its rapidly growing base of customers”. Under the partnership, Adani …
  • Sporadic lockdowns to cost India $1.25 billion per week: Barclays 12 Apr 2021 14:47 The sporadic lockdowns / mobility curbs and night curfews put in place across key economic hubs in India in the past few days are likely to cost the nation $1.25 billion per week, says the latest report dated April 12 from Barclays. This increase, …
  • Gold Off Lows; Position Squaring Ahead Of CPIs And Week Of Earnings 12 Apr 2021 13:21 Gold dropped from its recent highs on Friday, with UST yields stronger. The metal had a decent start to the second quarter. Stronger physical demand from Asia and renewed interest from central banks are supporting the yellow metal. The positive weekly …
  • Commodities Week Ahead: Oil Caught Between U.S. Growth, EU Virus; Mid-$1700 Gold 12 Apr 2021 08:48 The debate on whether Europe is even close to getting a handle on the coronavirus versus the prospect for US economic growth in the second quarter will likely shape the direction for oil prices this week, as crude markets try to break free from their low $ …
  • COVID-19 update for April 10-11: Mass vaccinations in Whistler | Nine B.C. flights added to exposure list | Residents 60+ can now register for vaccine 11 Apr 2021 22:52 Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. Author of the article: Scott Brown, Tiffany Crawford, Cheryl Chan, David Carrigg Publishing …
  • VOCAL FOR LOCAL: THROUGH THE LENS OF GLOBALIZATION 11 Apr 2021 21:52 by Utsa Sarkar     11 April 2021 The definition of “globalization” has remains an important aspect for consideration in the era of 21st century amongst academic scholars or in the realm of political discourse. It remains a contested terminology in the …
  • Travel continues to rebound in the U.S., fueled by Easter and spring break. 11 Apr 2021 14:46 Here’s what you need to know: America’s prisons, jails and detention centers have been among the nation’s most dangerous places during the pandemic. Over the past year, more than 1,400 new inmate infections and seven deaths, on average, have been reported …
  • How we get to herd immunity 11 Apr 2021 13:29 In America today, people are also voting with their arms, rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated against Covid-19 -- and the impact will likely be momentous. By getting a vaccination, Americans are voting for science and a return to normal life. They…
  • How to deal with related party transactions in unlisted firms? 11 Apr 2021 12:29 Alby Joseph In the words of Uday Kotak in the Kotak Committee Report, there are broadly two styles of corporate governance in India: the “Raja” (Monarch) model and the “Custodian” model. In the “Raja” model, promoter interest precedes interests of “praja” …
  • Are SPACs a really good thing? The devil lies in the structure 11 Apr 2021 12:29 Atanuu Agarrwal A Special Purpose Acquisition Company or “SPAC” is a publicly listed firm, typically with an 18-month to 2-year lifespan, formed with the sole goal of merging with a private company, thereby enabling it to go public. Practically, the SPAC …
  • 'India should cherish positive trend of de-escalation': China on Ladakh standoff 11 Apr 2021 11:55 By PTI BEIJING: With no forward movement at the latest round of Sino-India military talks on disengagement from the remaining areas in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese military has said that India should cherish the "current positive trend" of de- …
  • LAC: India, China share proposals, agree on need to resolve standoff 11 Apr 2021 06:06 A day after India and China concluded their 11th round of discussions at the Corps Commander-level to try and end the nearly year-long military standoff along the Line of Actual Control, the Ministry of Defence said Saturday that “the two sides had a …
  • Reflections in a tired eye 10 Apr 2021 20:08 It’s been a hectic week. Unscrambling shooting dates. Shutting down the office in Nariman Point and worrying over how we can fulfil all the countless regulatory obligations that companies, particularly listed companies, perforce have to live with—even in …
  • India, China agree to maintain stability 10 Apr 2021 16:55 There was no visible forward movement at the latest round of military talks between India and China for disengagement of troops at the remaining friction points of Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang in eastern Ladakh as the Chinese side did not show …
  • Eastern Ladakh: India, China agree to maintain stability on ground; avoid any new incidents 10 Apr 2021 15:54 India and China have agreed at their 11th round of military talks to jointly maintain stability on the ground, and avoid any new incidents in eastern Ladakh. A day after the talks, the Indian Army on Saturday said the two sides agreed on the need to …
  • Honda Drive To Discover 10 – Western Ghats Exploration 10 Apr 2021 14:25 Honda Drive To Discover 10 Most of us landed up spending the last year locked up in our homes and restricting travel for only super critical affairs. The lockdown created a strong craving for some good old school road trips for the Gallivanters inside each …
  • Taika Waititi stars in 'brilliant and heartbreaking' short film on cosmetic testing on animals 10 Apr 2021 11:24 Think only a monster masquerading as a human being could laugh at cosmetic testing on animals? Taika Waititi and Rickey Gervais are bound to make you think otherwise. The Kiwi director and British comedian star in a new mockumentary-style animated short …
  • Covid-19 threat looms large, as Bhutanese become complacent 10 Apr 2021 09:30 Post Views: 28 Experts warn of severe consequences if guards are let down  Rajesh Rai, Nima and Younten Tshedup   After a brief respite, the country is witnessing a surge in new Covid-19 cases sparking concerns. The country is seeing a rapid rise in the …
  • Khela Shesh: Didi just another sacrifice in Modi’s Ashwamedha 10 Apr 2021 06:54 Life has come a full circle for Mamata Banerjee. She was saved from political oblivion by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but today a BJP prime minister is out to annihilate her politically. Pranab Mukherjee called her a born rebel who “has an …
  • India’s anti–Covid vaccination drive 10 Apr 2021 06:54 For the last few days, there have been a lot of discussions on the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and the need for opening up vaccination for all. Both issues are being politicized and the saner voices of experts tend to get drowned in the loud political …
  • Week Ahead: Fed’s inflation calm is about to get tested 10 Apr 2021 04:32 The Fed has clearly signaled they are not worried about inflation and that should worry financial markets.  The Fed has repeated that inflation will be transitory, but financial markets have never seen this record amount of stimulus get pumped into the …
  • Virat Kohli on Dravid's viral advertisement: Never seen this side of Rahul bhai 09 Apr 2021 22:56 Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid's new advertisement for a credit card payment application is taking social media by storm after it was released on Friday. Dravid, who is known as one of the nicest and most well-behaved human beings in the …
  • This COVID-19 Vaccine Plant Shows Texas Is Becoming Biotech’s Third Coast 09 Apr 2021 21:31 When a winter storm and a mismanaged power grid hobbled much of Texas in mid-February, Thomas Page and his team couldn’t afford to shelter at home. For seven months they’d been working around the clock to make the key ingredient for two vaccines—their …
  • Review: Kyle Abraham’s Calm Control of Bodies and Space 09 Apr 2021 19:32 Not just snow falling, but snow falling on a silent sea. In its first moments, “When We Fell,” Kyle Abraham’s new dance film for New York City Ballet, establishes its tone: muted, attuned to melting subtleties. In interviews, Abraham has said that for this …
  • 8 of the most amazing views in the world 09 Apr 2021 18:39 Behind every computer background of a tropical island, every screensaver of a soaring cityscape, there is a real place that looks (nearly) as stunning as it does in the photo. The world is an extraordinarily beautiful place – particularly if you know where …
  • Traffic light travel: All your questions answered 09 Apr 2021 18:39 Since the government announced its latest steps to reopen foreign travel, questions have flooded into The Independent on a wide range of issues tied in with the new era of going abroad. These are just some of them. Will airlines - and the rest of the …
  • Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, dies aged 99 09 Apr 2021 16:06 The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s “strength and stay” for 73 years, has died aged 99. A statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The …
  • Providing relief to MSMEs 09 Apr 2021 14:58 Written by Arush Khanna With the object of providing an efficient alternative insolvency resolution process for MSMEs, the central government promulgated the IBC (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021. The ordinance, inter alia, introduces an entirely new facet of …
  • Mohalla Tech, Gupshup become latest entrants to the unicorn club 09 Apr 2021 10:22 Mohalla Tech, the parent of short video app Moj and Indian regional language social media platform ShareChat, as well as conversational messaging platform Gupshup became the latest entrants to the unicorn club this week. While Mohalla Tech raised $502 …
  • ChrysCapital invests $50 mn for minority stake in WOW Skin Science India 09 Apr 2021 10:22 Private equity firm ChrysCapital has invested $50 million in WOW Skin Science India, provider of new-age personal care brand in India, for a significant minority stake. The transaction is a combination of a primary raise by the company for growth …
  • POLITICO Brussels Playbook: Turkey could’ve been worse — Draghing it out — Next time in Beijing?? 09 Apr 2021 05:31 Presented by Facebook. By FLORIAN EDER with ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser HELLO, ‘DICTATOR’: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip …
  • Is the 'temporary' India travel ban proportional or a massive overreaction? 09 Apr 2021 00:44 ANALYSIS: Make no mistake, the step to temporarily ban Kiwi citizens from India travelling to New Zealand is probably the single biggest infringement on New Zealanders’ rights in the name of health since the lockdown. And on the face of it there seems to …
  • Vehicle registration fall 28.64% YoY in March despite low base: FADA 08 Apr 2021 23:53 Cumulative vehicle registrations across all categories fell year-on-year by 28.64 per cent in March, Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) said on Thursday. The fall comes despite last year’s low base. Auto sales had come to a standstill …
  • Mohalla Tech, parent company of ShareChat & Moj, raises $502 million 08 Apr 2021 17:21 Mohalla Tech, the company that owns short-video app Moj and Indic language social media platform ShareChat, is the latest to join the unicorn club with a latest fundraise of $502 million, valuing the company a little over $2.1 billion. The investment was …
  • Origin Materials Adds Key New Technical Hires to Further Strengthen Global Technology Leadership in Carbon Negative Materials 08 Apr 2021 00:38 WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Origin Materials, Inc. ("Origin Materials"), the world's leading carbon negative materials company, today announced the addition of Mr. Jim Wells, Dr. Ben Freireich, and Dr. Madhu …
  • As Das tries out Sparos Effect, new challenge lurks on horizon 07 Apr 2021 15:19 By Soumya Kanti Ghosh As widely expected, RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to keep policy repo rate unchanged at 4% for the fifth straight time and decided to continue with the accommodative stance as long as necessary. RBI retained the …
  • 10 Key Lessons for Solar Enterprises: Insights From SELCO’s 26 Years Doing Business in India 07 Apr 2021 13:21 Earlier this year, we stepped down from the board of SELCO Solar Light Private Limited after more than 10 years volunteering as directors. SELCO, based in Bangalore, is well known as a pioneering Indian off-grid solar company. It just celebrated its 26th …
  • Market impact of positives from the MPC meet may be seen with a lag 07 Apr 2021 12:07 On April 07, the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) voted unanimously to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent as expected and continue to maintain an accommodative stance. Unlike the previous policy in February …
  • PMI services expand at a slower pace in March on surge in Covid cases 07 Apr 2021 12:07 Activity in India’s services sector continued to expand in March, but at a slower pace with rising Covid-19 cases in the country resulting in lower footfalls and consumer uncertainty, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The IHS India Services Business …
  • What is RBI trying to achieve with GSAP, VRRR and all that 07 Apr 2021 10:56 The RBI/MPC kept policy rates on hold on Wednesday as was widely expected. The “time based” guidance (accommodative into next financial year) was dropped, while the “state-based” guidance was reaffirmed (accommodative stance till prospects for a …
  • The importance of ‘Motion’ in politics 07 Apr 2021 08:51 Performing rallies, moving from village to village, participating and walking alongside the common people; lead to an effective election campaign. Physical movement has always been an integral part of winning the crowds as it reflects the leader’s …
  • Russia assures India; says no to military alliance with China 07 Apr 2021 08:17 Russia on Tuesday ruled out any military alliance with China and assured that Moscow will continue to supply military equipment to India besides reiterating that Moscow will continue to back New Delhi’s position on Kashmir and Pakistan related issues. The …
  • Is Democracy in Decline? - Council on Foreign Relations 07 Apr 2021 07:26 Panelists discuss the future of democracy in the United States, including the actions that led to the siege of the Capitol and the threats facing U.S. democracy in its wake, how the Biden administration should address democratic backsliding, and the …
  • India, Russia discuss defence ties, Afghan peace process, Indo-Pacific 06 Apr 2021 22:11 Russia on Tuesday promised joint production of weapons systems in India as the two countries held extensive talks covering key areas of bilateral cooperation as well as pressing issues like the Afghan peace process and each other's outlook on the Indo- …
  • Believe her, support her: what India’s sexual harassment law needs 06 Apr 2021 21:51 Written by Salina Wilson In February 2021, a trial court acquitted Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case filed by her former boss and editor-turned-politician, MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement in 2018. …
  • U.S. trade sanctions justified response to human rights abuses in China, law expert argues 06 Apr 2021 21:41 An international trade law expert at the University of Kansas argues in a pair of new articles that human rights and trade are now inextricably linked, as evidenced by U.S. and international reactions to actions in China, and asserts that approach is an …
  • India Inc must separate CMD post, deadline won't be extended: Sebi 06 Apr 2021 08:48 The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked Indian companies to work towards separating the roles of chairperson and managing director (MD). The deadline is a year away, but the market regulator is hinting that it won’t extend it. “Listed …
  • INTERVIEW | Decisive shift in momentum towards UDF during fag end of campaign: Shashi Tharoor 05 Apr 2021 12:53 Express News Service Rejecting pre-poll surveys that predict the LDF’s return to power, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who is also part of a high-level committee overseeing the assembly elections in Kerala for his party, said there is a decisive shift in …
  • MPC to maintain accommodative stance at least in the next two reviews 05 Apr 2021 08:52 In February 2021, the Government of India (GoI) had unveiled the Union Budget for fiscal 2021-2 (FY22), which targeted a growth-boosting expansion in capital spending for the upcoming fiscal. The latest available consumer price inflation (CPI) prints had …
  • Ford and Mahindra to end collaboration on all projects in India 05 Apr 2021 05:27 Ford Motor Co and Mahindra & Mahindra will not collaborate on any project they had agreed to as part of their abandoned joint venture in India, the companies said. Ford and Mahindra had proposed a joint venture to develop at least three sport-utility …
  • Dalit vloggers are attempting to put India at its rawest on the grandstand 05 Apr 2021 05:03 Written by Anjul Bamhrolia You might not know me. But I am one of the few Indians that former US president Barack Obama and singer Britney Spears follow on social media. I am a vlogger from Gwalior who documents Bahujan history and culture. My YouTube …
  • France-Pakistan relations in a new low 05 Apr 2021 03:01 France - Pakistan relations have reached a new low. For a westerner, this development appears as Pakistan's self-inflicted wound, but the Pakistan government attributes it to the Islamophobia of France. For Islamabad, the French law, drafted in the …
  • Cryptocurrencies and the emergence of a new... 05 Apr 2021 00:30 The world of investments in digital assets and niche and evolving technologies has just gotten more interesting with Bitcoin prices breaking above $50,000. Not only has Bitcoin’s market cap touched $1 trillion, but hundreds of different and previously …
  • A late review of a significant work: A People’s Political History of Guyana 04 Apr 2021 21:55 By Eusi Kwayana [Kimani Nehusi, A People’s Political History of Guyana 1838-1964 (Hansib, 2018) 715 pages] This is a rather late review of a significant work of Guyanese history by Dr. Kimani Nehusi which he titled A People’s Political History of Guyana …
  • View: For India, self-sufficiency won't put food on the table, jobs will 03 Apr 2021 15:11 A critical component of the myth-making around Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to minimize the contribution of the country’s foundational figures. None has suffered more than Jawaharlal Nehru, the man who laid down the rails on which the republic …
  • Thromde tied up in pipe procurement knot worth Nu 4M 03 Apr 2021 12:26 Post Views: 1 Officials did not show prudence, probity and due diligence: RAA Tshering Palden and Tashi Dema  Thimphu thromde officials allegedly paid more than Nu 4M as excess payment to a contractor involved in procuring pipes and accessories without …
  • WHO Chief blames China for not sharing data on the origins of Covid-19 virus: Need to impose financial penalty 03 Apr 2021 10:28 World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused China of not sharing the proper data with the researchers appointed by the WHO to look into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. “In my discussions with the team, they expressed the …
  • Who’s afraid of net zero target? This provides India an opportunity to pole vault to a green and just future 02 Apr 2021 23:28 A storm is brewing on the climate diplomacy front that India needs to navigate carefully to avoid becoming a fall guy. The issue at hand is the pledge by countries to achieve “net zero” emission by the mid-century. Over 120 countries have already announced …
  • Net-zero emissions target is unjust for developing countries like India 02 Apr 2021 03:22 The idea of net zero emissions by 2050 is being advocated as a panacea for the evil of climate change. While the feasibility and efficacy of such a strategy for all countries is questionable, it also strikes at the root of the basic tenets of the United …
  • Recipe Unlimited Partners with Hop City Brewery to launch exclusive craft beer, North of 41° 01 Apr 2021 17:17 VAUGHAN, ON, Apr 1, 2021 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Today Recipe Unlimited is excited to announce the launch of their signature craft beer North of 41° and its availability across Ontario, at participating LCBO and Beer Store locations. In partnership …
  • Covid year in review: Four areas where India acquitted itself well during the worldwide pandemic crisis 01 Apr 2021 11:14 At the end of one year since the onset of Covid-19 crisis, India can take pride in its accomplishments in at least four areas. First, at 11.9 per 1,00,000 individuals, death rate due to Covid-19 stands at the lowest in India among the 20 most affected …
  • Dividing ASEAN in 2021: A challenging task for China 01 Apr 2021 11:14 One of the objectives over the last few years of China was to keep the ASEAN divided on issues related to its illegal claim in the South China Sea (SCS) and activities relating to changing the geographical features of the region, its militarisation, …
  • Ex-IDF intel. chief: Israel must continue covert ops in Iran 01 Apr 2021 10:26  “Don’t worry, we are there in Iran; we will make sure they do not cross the line,” said senior Russian officials during a visit to Israel. It was during Aharon Ze’evi-Farkash’s 2001-2006 term as chief of IDF Military Intelligence. Ze’evi-Farkash and the …
  • Strategic interests bind Pakistan, Turkey India 31 Mar 2021 23:54 Tilak Devasher Member, National Security Advisory Board The growing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey are fairly well documented. These include an increasing frequency of high-level visits, military exchanges and exercises, purchase of …
  • Global institutional investors show interest in Srei Equipment Finance 31 Mar 2021 19:06 Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) has received an expression of interest from international investors for a proposed capital infusion, the company said on Tuesday. “SEFL has been continuously exploring opportunities to strengthen its capital base. The …
  • Hitachi's acquisition of GlobalLogic a bump up for Indian E&RD segment 31 Mar 2021 19:06 The $31 billion engineering, research and development (E&RD) sector in India is in a jubilant mood with Japan’s Hitachi announcing the acquisition of US-based software development firm GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion. The deal if goes through will be the …
  • House Hunting in England: Nestled in a London Viaduct for $1.3 Million 31 Mar 2021 16:29 This arched two-bedroom, two-bath house is built below and beside an active 19th-century railway viaduct in South London. The open-plan home, covering 1,600 square feet, is wrapped in a rust-colored steel shell and brings in light through a slender three- …
  • China's Realme to expand retail footprint in India with flagship stores 30 Mar 2021 16:31 As smartphone brands aim to expand their retail footprint in India, realme said on Tuesday that it is investing heavily in its exclusive showrooms, as a brand, to enhance its tech lifestyle imagery to fuel technology adoption even in rural parts of the …
  • Here are the 10 best places in the world to retire 30 Mar 2021 15:40 If you’re considering retirement abroad, you need information, and you need lots of it. But more than that, you need guidance on how to interpret that information. That’s what we’re here for, and that’s why we’ve compiled the 2021 Annual Global Retirement …
  • Covid 2.0: Threat of an administrative cytokine storm building up in India 30 Mar 2021 10:41 When human body encounters nCovid-19 virus, it mounts defense/attack at various levels. To start with, there are local reactions but as the virus moves up the threat-ladder, at the very top comes a systemic reaction from the immune system that is not …
  • A seat at the top of the table 29 Mar 2021 17:09 In a state that has constantly churned out top-notch cricketers and world-beaters in chess, international success in table tennis has been hard to come by. While Tamil Nadu has had numerous national champions in table tennis over the years — the profile of …
  • If political decency is not in our DNA, let’s fake it 29 Mar 2021 17:09 Andimuthu Raja is losing it. He is among the better public speakers in the DMK, but in his eagerness to be more loyal than the king, the former Union minister on Saturday attacked chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami using ‘mother’ and ‘birth’ as metaphors …
  • I don’t believe in this business of either religion or regionalism: Amarinder Singh 28 Mar 2021 23:39 In an e-Adda held this week, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh spoke on why he changed his mind to contest the next elections, the new farm laws and the crisis in the Congress leadership Singh was in conversation with Anant Goenka, Executive …
  • Gulfi calls relative in India 28 Mar 2021 21:54 Dear Diary, Sometimes I think I am too good a person for this world. I don’t have to tell this but NRIs usually tend to think they are in different level only. As if they are the only ones who have achieved something in life and the others are lesser than …
  • Amit Shah’s master stroke: Does Pawar need a friend in North Block 28 Mar 2021 21:54 It’s been over month since a Mahindra Scorpio SUV that was found laden with fake licence plates and 20 explosive gelatine sticks outside India’s richest businessman Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai. Though the explosives were not connected or a …
  • A transformative moment: India and Bangladesh, acting together, can drive South Asia’s economic and social progress 28 Mar 2021 21:53 PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh last week was symbolic of the extant golden phase in bilateral ties between the two neighbours. It showcased the breadth and depth of a very unique relationship which has not only been forged in blood but has also been tested …
  • All out and audacious: The new collection of Raw Mango's Sanjay Garg is conventional 28 Mar 2021 06:38 Express News Service From the dusty lanes of Mubarikpur village in Rajasthan to drawing on the myriad colours and cultures of India to create a unique voice like Raw Mango, Sanjay Garg has come a long way. His recent collection - Other - has further …
  • Will there be peace between India and Pakistan? 28 Mar 2021 05:39 The answer is YES and it would happen soon hopefully in my lifetime.  I am an eighty year old born in Rawalpindi and consider Pakistan as my “Madre Wattan” (Motherland) in spite of the fact that I am a staunch Hindu, joined RSS in 1945 in Rawalpindi and …
  • The perks of being single 28 Mar 2021 05:39 I know so many people who have been divorced and shy away from serious relationships. I know of many who have been in steady relationships but don’t want to marry and I know a few single people who never want to be committed or married. Yes, marriage is a …
  • The culture of space : The deep influence of design on the culture it incubates and behavior of inhabitants of the space 27 Mar 2021 04:05 In my earlier post I talked about designing homes based on lifestyle of the inhabiting family, today I want to turn that concept around and discuss how design helps create a certain culture of space which inturn influences how people live and behave in …
  • Indigenisation plus: From the great Shivaji to Sardar Patel, learn the right lessons for India’s defence strategy 27 Mar 2021 04:05 Earlier this month, PM Modi delivered the valedictory address to the annual combined military commanders’ meet in Kevadia, Gujarat. The  meeting was held at the site of the Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar Patel and junior officers and jawans also …
  • Critics Charge German ‘Synodal Path’ Exploits Suffering of Abuse Victims 26 Mar 2021 19:31 Lay leaders and bishops are seen Jan. 31, 2020, during the synodal assembly in Frankfurt, Germany. Pictured at the front table, from left, are Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics; Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and …
  • Principle of Self Determination & Peace :: Aaron Keishing 26 Mar 2021 12:52 Principle of Self Determination and Peace Aaron Keishing * Peace is for the most part considered as the absence of war. Yet, it is similarly obvious that non-protection from the aggressor does not portray peace. In other words, non-resistance to the evil- …
  • Assessing India’s counter to ‘diminishing democracy’ 26 Mar 2021 02:41 New Delhi has engaged its international critics not on facts but on values, and must now make its position clear The first three weeks of March saw major developments in the ongoing drama over international assessment of how New Delhi has overseen the …
  • DPIIT meet: Foreign vs Indian war of words over e-commerce FDI policy 25 Mar 2021 23:48 It was a divided house when industry representatives met government officials on Thursday to discuss the proposed e-commerce policy. Chaired by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra, the virtual …
  • Best of BS Opinion: Increase vaccine supply, focus on pollution & more 25 Mar 2021 21:03 Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day The government has announced some new regulations for India’s vaccination programme amid a surge in new cases. In this context, our lead editorial notes that the decision to lower the …
  • Congress warns govt on fallout of farmers' protest, slams economic policies 25 Mar 2021 17:36 Opposition Congress on Wednesday urged the government to agree to the demands of farmers who are protesting against the agri laws and "send them home happy", warning that "making fun" of them would prove very costly to it. Initiating …
  • Led By Debutants Why Indian Cricket Is On Top Of The World 25 Mar 2021 07:42 It was yet another unbelievable come-from-behind victory for the boys in Blue who have acquired the happy knack of engineering these impossible turnarounds with unfailing regularity, be it in Test cricket, ODIs or T20 internationals.  It was also an …