• An eerie quiet: At the stroke of midnight on March 24, India suspended ‘politics’ 01 Apr 2020 06:26 India, with only limited penetration of this form of distancing, but with its own variant of post-people publicness, is faced with a choice: Suspension of politics, or the search for a new politics. A pandemic with unknown behaviour and prospects of …
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS- This woman who decided to go for it 01 Apr 2020 04:09 Entrepreneurs are sometimes born, but more often, they’re made. While perceptions of opportunity and capability strongly link to entrepreneurial activity- if you think you will succeed and will be supported, you are more likely to try. Lower employment …
  • Motorola Razr's first sale delayed to April 15 01 Apr 2020 04:09 New Delhi: Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Tuesday announced that it is delaying the April 2 sale of foldable flagship Moto Razr to April 15 in India due to the nationwide lockdown. Motorola unveiled Razr (2019) on March 16 in India, at a price …
  • Xiaomi commits Rs 15 crore towards COVID-19 relief in India 01 Apr 2020 04:09 New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that it will donate Rs 15 crore for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India. The company will donate Rs 10 crore to PM relief fund and CM relief funds across states. In addition, over 1,000 …
  • Darul Uloom Deoband offers building as quarantine facility 01 Apr 2020 04:08 Saharanpur: Well-known Islamic seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has offered one of its buildings to the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for setting up an isolation ward for coronavirus patients. Vice Chancellor Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani of the …
  • Coronavirus cases in India climb to 1,397 01 Apr 2020 04:08 New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases climbed to 1,397 on Tuesday after 146 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours across the country, while the death toll rose to 35, according to the Union Health Ministry. Active cases The active COVID-19 …
  • Coronavirus- What we still do not know about it 31 Mar 2020 12:53 New Delhi: It has been months since we came to know about the novel coronavirus, but despite the best efforts of the scientists, there is hardly any consensus among the global community regarding answers to some of the basic questions around COVID-19 …
  • Stray Buddies couple's call out to humans 31 Mar 2020 12:53 DAY FIVE OF THE LOCKDOWN: 29th March 2020 By Kulsum Mustafa & Uzma Haider Inspirational Indian: Our hero number five is actually also hero number six –a couple, who have been buddies for the stray animals in the city for over two decades now. Engineer, …
  • Bodies of all coronavirus victims must be cremated- BMC 31 Mar 2020 12:53 Mumbai: Not willing to risk infections even after death, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Monday decided to cremate all victims of Covid-19 irrespective of their religion, but later revised the order to allow an exception. In a …
  • Airtel extends validity of pre-paid packs for 8 cr customers 31 Mar 2020 12:52 New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced to extend the validity of pre-paid packs of over 8 crore subscribers till April 17, in view of the coronavirus crisis and the resultant nationwide lockdown. “Airtel has extended the pre-paid pack …
  • Help open Karnataka-Kerala border for emergencies, SC urged 31 Mar 2020 12:52 New Delhi: The Supreme Court has been moved, seeking a direction to the Karnataka government to open the borders with Kerala, particularly the Kasargod-Mangalore border at Talappadi, to allow movement of ambulances, trucks and non-essential items to Kerala …
  • Meet woman who developed India's first coronavirus testing kit 31 Mar 2020 12:52 Mumbai: Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale led from the front to develop India’s first coronavirus testing kit even when she was in the last stage of her pregnancy. Bhosale’s efforts paid the price with her team delivering the testing kit in a record time of …
  • Jamaat campaign against India led to US hearings, resolutions on Kashmir (IANS Exclusive) 31 Mar 2020 05:31 New Delhi/Washington, March 31 (IANS) Two Islamic charities, linked to the banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-e-Islami, ran a persistent disinformation campaign against India leading to hearings and resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress last year. As …
  • Regional politics 31 Mar 2020 03:43 FOR decades, the Pakistan state has been criticised for its alleged links with militant groups. The Taliban and Haqqani Network in Afghanistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad in Kashmir and Lashkar-e-Taiba in India have all been the subject of consistent and widespread …
  • Unequal Bangladesh-India relationship 31 Mar 2020 03:03 For the diplomatic relationships between the two countries to be considered as friendly and equal, any agreement should be negotiated on equal footing by both parties. That has not been the case of India and Bangladesh, writes Golam Mustafa THE bilateral …
  • Discover collective national conscience to fight COVID-19 31 Mar 2020 00:35 Shafeeq R. MahajirIs there another type of virus other than Covid-19, that needs elimination? Well, I think there is. What?  Several, actually. One, the attitude-virus of loafers who are roaming streets, disregarding government directives, getting beaten …
  • One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar 31 Mar 2020 00:34 Port Blair: A man in his late 20s on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, taking the number of coronavirus positive cases in the Union Territory to 10, officials said. He was part of a group of people that had gone to …
  • Earthquake jolts HP's Chamba, seventh in four days 31 Mar 2020 00:34 Shimla: An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude shook Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Monday, the meteorological department here said. No loss of life or property was reported. The earthquake was recorded at 11.41 am, said Shimla Meteorological Centre …
  • Indoor activities, family bonding take centrestage in Odisha 31 Mar 2020 00:34 Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus scare has brought in its wake refreshing glimpses of family bonding, something hard to come by in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kalpana Mohanty, a homemaker in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, is taking time off to read …
  • Modi greets Rajasthan on state day 31 Mar 2020 00:34 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Rajasthan on the state day and wished the progress of the people will continue. “Best wishes to all the brothers and sisters on Rajasthan Day. I wish that this state, famous for courage and valour, …
  • Air India, Alliance Air ferrying medical supplies- Govt 31 Mar 2020 00:33 New Delhi: Centre on Monday said that it has pressed Air India and its subsidiary Alliance Air into providing cargo services to ferry medical supplies to different parts of the country. Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is coordinating …
  • 93 migrant workers held for defying lockdown, attacking cops 31 Mar 2020 00:33 Surat: At least 93 migrant labourers have been arrested in Gujarat’s Surat city for allegedly defying the nationwide lockdown and attacking police, an official said on Monday. Situation became tense in Ganesh Nagar and Tirupati Nagar localities late Sunday …
  • Maha civic bodies using apps in fight against coronavirus 31 Mar 2020 00:33 Mumbai: Three municipal corporations in Maharashtra have started using mobile phone apps specifically designed to help curb spread of coronavirus, a senior official said on Monday. Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel municipal corporations are using the …
  • Muslim woman donates her savings for Hajj to RSS-affiliate 31 Mar 2020 00:33 New Delhi: A Muslim woman from Jammu and Kashmir has donated her savings of Rs 5 lakh, meant for the Hajj pilgrimage, to the RSS-affiliated ‘Sewa Bharati’ after apparently being “impressed with the welfare work” done by the outfit amid the lockdown due to …
  • Coronavirus- Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world 31 Mar 2020 00:33 New Delhi: Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Monday. 11:38 a.m. Andhra Pradesh reports two more coronavirus cases, total rises to 23. 11:30 a.m. COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, total …
  • Be prepared for coronavirus impact on economy- Pawar 31 Mar 2020 00:33 Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said everyone needs to be ready for the impact of coronavirus on the country’s economy as business activities are suspended. Taking to Facebook for a live interaction with people of the state, the former Union …
  • Coronavirus death toll in Gujarat reaches six 31 Mar 2020 00:31 Ahmedabad: The coronavirus death toll rose to six in Gujarat as one more patient succumbed to it in Bhavnagar, a health official said on Monday. A 45-year-old woman, who earlier tested positive for coronavirus, died at a hospital in Bhavnagar late Sunday …
  • In time of corona, village called Kourana is butt of jokes 31 Mar 2020 00:31 Sitapur: A sleepy village here has gained unwanted publicity after the coronavirus outbreak, just because of its name. Situated about 20 km from the Sitapur district headquarter, the village with a population of 3,000 has a name similar to the virus that …
  • Lockdown- Maha govt sets up relief camps for migrant workers 31 Mar 2020 00:31 Mumbai: Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday. Since the …
  • C'garh CM asks PM for special package for lockdown-affected 31 Mar 2020 00:31 Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate a special relief package for labourers under MGNREGS, in organized and unorganized sectors and Jan Dhan account holders to help them tide over the …
  • 2,506 people home quarantined in Assam's Kamrup district 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Rangia: A total of 2,506 people of different age groups have been advised home quarantine in lower Assam’s Kamrup district adjoining capital city Guwahati in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said. No COVID-19 positive case has been reported …
  • Mizoram CM asks Modi, Shah, to check racial slur on NE people 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Amit Shah to check alleged incidents of attack and racial discrimination against people of the Northeast in some states where they are mistaken for …
  • COVID-19- Tamil Nadu sees spike of 17 new cases, tally now 67 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Chennai: In a spike, as many as 17 people tested positive for coronavirus, the highest so far in a single day in Tamil Nadu and there are totally 67 positive cases, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said here on Monday. The tally, which stood at 50 on Sunday …
  • COVID-19 lockdown- 500 Nepalese labourers stranded in Dharchula 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Pithoragarh: Over 500 Nepalese labourers returning home from different parts of India have been stranded in Dharchula in Uttarakhand with the Nepal government shutting its doors on them in an effort to combat coronavirus. The Nepal government extended the …
  • West Bengal jail dept prepares list of 3,000 inmates eligible 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Kolkata: The correctional services department in West Bengal has prepared a list of 3,000 inmates who were eligible for parole and bail, in keeping with a Calcutta High Court order that sought to decongest jails amid the growing COVID-threat. The court had …
  • SpiceJet offers to fly migrants stuck in lockdown from Delhi, Mumbai to Patna 31 Mar 2020 00:30 Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: SpiceJet has offered services of its aircraft and crew members to the government for any humanitarian mission during the 21-day lockdown and the airline is ready to operate some flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Patna to …
  • COVID-19- Tea industry seeks financial package from Centre 31 Mar 2020 00:29 Kolkata: The tea industry has sought a financial package from the Centre to tide over the coronavirus crisis as production in the gardens came to a halt in the wake of the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, an official said on Monday. The Consultative …
  • Mumbai start-up builds AI-based X-ray technology to help track Covid-19 progression 31 Mar 2020 00:29 Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: As the world races to find solutions against the coronavirus pandemic, an Indian start-up has developed X-ray technology to track the progression of Covid-19 in the lungs, using artificial intelligence. The technology is …
  • 52-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Pune; Maha toll reaches 9 31 Mar 2020 00:29 Mumbai: A 52-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Pune on Monday, taking the toll due to the viral infection in Maharashtra to nine, an official said. The man was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, he said. “His samples turned out positive for …
  • SRK's Fan co-actor Shikha Malhotra volunteers as a nurse in Mumbai hospital 31 Mar 2020 00:29 Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Actor Shikha Malhotra, who has appeared in the Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan, is volunteering as a nurse at an isolation ward for coronavirus patients in a Mumbai hospital. Malhotra is a graduate in B.Sc nursing from Delhi’s Vardhaman …
  • The Islamic State’s Increasing Focus on India 30 Mar 2020 16:55 AdvertisementOn March 25, a lone terrorist affiliated with Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) carried out an attack on a Sikh place of worship, the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib, in Kabul, Afghanistan killing 25 worshipers. Some reports mentioned the …
  • Why India’s Ruling Party Is Cultivating the Memory of Deendayal Upadhyaya 30 Mar 2020 16:55 AdvertisementJust before our attention almost uniformly turned toward the COVID-19 pandemic, a little-noticed event transpired in India. On February 16, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 53-foot-tall statue of a long-gone politician, Deendayal …
  • Businessmen, film stars begin donating money to fight COVID-19 30 Mar 2020 06:36 Nihad Amani and Mohammad Hussain Hyderabad: If you thought that the private sector in Telangana has not been chipping into the State government to fight the scary situation created by the coronavirus epidemic, you are only partially right. The mega private …
  • Like her mother, Puja enjoys dressing up for Gods on Navratri 30 Mar 2020 06:35                                DAY FOUR OF LOCKDOWN: 28th March 2020 By Kulsum Mustafa Inspirational Indian: Wielding her pen like a surgeon’s scalpel Journalist Puja Awasthi’ s stories are chiefly about the common man and his social issues. Her writings …
  • Two Indian Army men test coronavirus positive 30 Mar 2020 06:35 New Delhi: After the first case of a soldier testing positive from Ladakh Scouts in Leh, the Indian Army recorded two more COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday. It said the two persons belonging to the Army had a travel history. The Army has started contact …
  • Ker Women's panel to offer tele-counselling in the time of COVID 29 Mar 2020 20:33 Thiruvananthapuram: Women, suffering from mental stress and strain in the time of coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, now have an indoor remedy to get relief, thanks to the tele-counselling initiative of the Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC). The women’s …
  • Iran-returned Indians shifted from Delhi to Jodhpur on IndiGo 29 Mar 2020 20:33 New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) SpiceJet and IndiGo aircraft took 275 Indians, who were recently evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, from Delhi to Jodhpur for quarantine on Sunday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. India is currently under a 21-day …
  • COVID-19 crisis- Tripura CM asks businessmen, govt employees 29 Mar 2020 20:33 Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday appealed to all wealthy businessmen in the state, including brick kiln and tea garden owners, to donate food and other essentials for the destitute, amid the lockdown imposed by the Centre to …
  • Woman tests positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, total count 11 29 Mar 2020 20:32 Patna: A woman tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 11, an official said here. Among those who have tested positive, as many as six had come into contact with a deceased patient, hailing from …
  • Karnataka CM apprises Oppn leaders about steps contain COVID-19 29 Mar 2020 20:32 Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday convened an all-party meeting and apprised the Opposition leaders about the measures taken by the government to contain the coronavirus in the state. “I have been regularly holding meeting since March 13 …
  • Railways to donate Rs 151 cr to PM-CARES fund- Piyush Goyal 29 Mar 2020 20:32 New Delhi: The Railways Ministry will donate Rs 151 crore to PM-CARES fund to help in combating the coronavirus threat, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday. “Following PM’s call, I, Suresh Angadi, will donate one month’s salary, 13 lakh rly, PSU …
  • Manipur focuses on sanitisation, strict enforcement of curfew 29 Mar 2020 20:32 Imphal: Apart from taking strict action against those violating curfew imposed across the state after the detection of first COVID-19 case in Manipur, the government has undertaken an extensive sanitisation programme to contain the spread of the deadly …
  • 275 Iran-returned Indians reach Jodhpur for quarantine 29 Mar 2020 20:32 Jaipur/New Delhi: A batch of 275 Indians, who were recently evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, arrived in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur from Delhi for quarantine on Sunday morning, an official said. He said a preliminary screening of the passengers was …
  • Nationwide lockdown- Fresh guidelines issued 29 Mar 2020 20:32 New Delhi: The central and state governments on Sunday issued consolidated guidelines for the containment of coronavirus in the wake of a 21-day countrywide lockdown. Hospitals to remain functional According to the guidelines, hospitals, veterinary …
  • Amid lockdown, over 60 people found holed up in goods vehicles 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Mumbai: Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Navi Mumbai police found over 60 people, mostly labourers, being ferried in a container truck and a goods carrying tempo in the wee hours of Sunday. An FIR has been registered …
  • Economic package of Rs.1.7 lakh cr. is good but inadequate 29 Mar 2020 20:31 By Pervez Bari New Delhi: The Rs.1.7 lakh crore economic packages announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the vulnerable sections is a welcome step but it is inadequate in quantity and is short of expectations. It works out to 0.8% of GDP. In …
  • No words enough to thank individuals working hard to combat 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed her gratitude to all doctors, nurses, policemen, sanitation workers and others who have been working hard to combat the spread of COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said no words …
  • Coronavirus- Shahs absence from frontline leaves people wondering 29 Mar 2020 20:31 New Delhi: Amit Shah, Union Minister for Home Affairs who is the second most powerful person in the ruling government is missing from the frontline in the battle against coronavirus. Amit Shah hails government’s measures On his twitter account, he is just …
  • Over 5,000 people who recently entered Tripura under lens 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Agartala: Tripura Health Secretary Debasish Basu said the state administration was keeping an eye on the movement and health condition of 5,316 people who have recently entered the state from elsewhere, as part of its measures to check the spread of COVID- …
  • Woman dies of coronavirus in Mumbai- Maha toll reaches 7 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Mumbai: The test reports of a 40-year-old woman who died in Mumbai on Saturday have come out positive for coronavirus, taking the death toll of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra to seven, a civic official said on Sunday. The woman was admitted to a civic …
  • 3 new COVID-19 cases in Guj; state tally reaches 58 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Ahmedabad: Three more coronavirus cases were reported in Gujarat on Sunday, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 58, an official said. All the three new cases were reported from Ahmedabad, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi …
  • Portrait of a dynamic Mumbai neighbourhood - Mail Today News 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Noted author, columnist, translator, and theatre historian Shanta Gokhale, has released her new book Shivaji Park: Dadar 28: History, Places, People. Gokhale’s book, set in one of Mumbai’s most famous neighbourhoods, traces its history with detailed …
  • Kerala Cricket Association to donate Rs 50L to fight Covid-19 29 Mar 2020 20:31 Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to contribute Rs 50 lakh to the BCCI that has pledged Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak. “When the country is passing through tough …
  • Iconic ethnic newspaper, India Abroad, ceases print edition 29 Mar 2020 14:22 By PTI NEW YORK: An iconic ethnic Indian newspaper in the US that catered to the Indian diaspora for the last 50 years has announced that it will cease the print edition from Monday due to pre-existing troubles in the publishing industry worsened by the …
  • Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Rejects Rationing Medical Care; India’s Lockdown Brings Chaos and Hunger 29 Mar 2020 12:19 A World Health Organization official ducked questions about Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, reviving criticism that China exercises undue influence over what should be an apolitical body concerned with global health. China considers self- …
  • Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Hurt by Testing Delay; India’s Lockdown Brings Chaos and Hunger 29 Mar 2020 11:20 At first, Dr. Aylward, who led a W.H.O team to China in February, said he had not heard the question over the video call. But when pushed again, he asked that Ms. Tong move on to a new question. When she tried again, the video was disconnected. RTHK then …
  • Five new COVID-19 cases in MP; state tally rises to 39 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Indore: The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 39 on Sunday morning with five more persons testing positive for coronavirus, officials said. The five new patients include a 17-year-girl from Ujjain and four men – aged 21, 38, 40 and 48 all …
  • Parties step up efforts to help Maha govt fight coronavirus 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Mumbai: Political parties in Maharashtra have swung into action to assist the state government in its effort to control the spread of coronavirus. The BJP, NCP and Shiv Sena have announced that one month’s salary of their legislators and MPs will be …
  • TN- Home quarantined man runs nude, fatally bites woman 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Theni: A young man under home quarantine for coronavirus after return from Sri Lanka suddenly ran out of his house nude and fatally bit a 80-year old woman in his neighbourhood in a village near here, police said on Saturday. Woman died The woman with …
  • Inspirational story of Afreen Usman 29 Mar 2020 10:02 DAY THREE OF LOCKDOWN: 27th March 2020 By Kulsum Mustafa Inspirational Indian: Hailing from a family of doctors, she a full- fledged dentist, it was no easy decision for Afreen Usmaan to take off her white coat and replace it with a baker’s apron and hat. …
  • COVID-19 patient dies in Ahmedabad; Gujarat toll reaches 5 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Ahmemdabad: A 45-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning, taking the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in the state to five, the health department said. The man was also suffering from diabetes, it said. With this, the number …
  • Rijiju donates one-month salary for fight against Coronavirus 29 Mar 2020 10:02 New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday donated his one month salary over and above Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to all BJP MPs to contribute Rs one crore from MPLAD funds in the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. “PM …
  • COVID-19- Maha Cyber registers 36 FIRs for spreading fake news 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Nagpur: Maharashtra Police’s cyber unit has registered 36 FIRs across the state against those spreading fake news about coronavirus on social media. State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh recently instructed the police and cyber cell to initiate strict action …
  • Lockdown- When fear of losing to hunger defeated fear of COVID 29 Mar 2020 10:02 New Delhi: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a nationwide lockdown in a battle against deadly coronavirus, a sea of migrant workers reached Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal hoping to reach back to their hometowns.  Workers travel on foot …
  • Odisha gears up to tackle coronavirus pandemic- Officials 29 Mar 2020 10:02 Bhubaneswar: Amid fear of community spread of the coronavirus looming large following a man with no history of travelling abroad tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, the Odisha government has taken a series of measures including augmentation of …
  • Death toll due to COVID19 climbs to 25 in India; total cases 979 29 Mar 2020 10:02 New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 979 in India on Sunday with the death toll rising to 25, according to the Union Health Ministry. The ministry reported six fresh deaths — one each from Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and …
  • Coronavirus crackdown – police in Kenya use excessive force on residents and journalists 28 Mar 2020 22:56 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2020: There is growing fear of serious violation of human rights in several countries around the world, such as India, Pakistan and some parts of Africa, as police use deadly force to enforce the coronavirus social …
  • Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan Then and Now: Politics Of An Epic Kind 28 Mar 2020 13:28 In a country where politics and religion are inseparable, even seemingly harmless entertainment that draws its content from religious texts can have a potent impact on the political landscape. Ramanand Sagar’s televised version of the Hindu epic, Ramayan – …
  • A tale from across the border: How India is dealing with COVID-19 28 Mar 2020 10:17 People wearing face masks in India amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19. PHOTO: GETTY India has suddenly fallen silent. Some of the prominent cities where life never stops have come to a standstill. The chants of endless community prayers have …
  • Two Catalysts Which Have Changed India And US For Good 27 Mar 2020 20:09 What will the world look like after the Coronavirus induced shutdown? I am not in possession of a crystal for global survey but I can activate my intuition on the basis of two stories I have covered. I was in the US for the 2016 Presidential elections and …
  • Coronavirus shines a light on fractured global politics at a time when cohesion and leadership are vital 27 Mar 2020 14:16 Leaders of the world's largest economies came together at a virtual G20 this week to "do whatever it takes to overcome the coronavirus pandemic". But the reality is that global capacity to deal with the greatest challenge to international …
  • Was Nawaz Sharif really soft on India? 26 Mar 2020 08:07 Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PHOTO:GETTY Former Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam in a recent interview claimed that not only was former prime minister Nawaz Sharif soft on India …
  • India’s executions won’t end a pandemic of violence against women 26 Mar 2020 00:21 (RNS) — A gruesome chapter in Indian life closed Friday (March 20) when four of the six perpetrators of a 2012 gang rape  were executed in New Delhi. The Indian press hailed the executions as bringing long-awaited “closure” to the life of a tormented …
  • Speed News | Coronavirus: New Zealand Declares National Emergency | March 25, 2020 - India Today 25 Mar 2020 18:34 Watch Speed News to get all latest developments on the Coronavirus outbreak across the world. #SpeedNews #Coronavirus #TopHeadlines Subscribe to India Today for NEW VIDEOS EVERY DAY and make sure to enable Push Notifications so you'll never miss a new …
  • Coronavirus briefing: UK construction worker warning and India lockdown 25 Mar 2020 06:45 If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Should the UK do more? Image copyright Terry Dolzyc Everyday freedoms in the UK have been significantly curtailed, but questions remain over who should and shouldn't be leaving the house. Health …
  • Coronavirus first, politics later, says Omar Abdullah after release 25 Mar 2020 05:23 Srinagar: It's a very different world, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday after being released from nearly eight months in detention, adding that the first task was to fight COVID-19 and any discussion on political …
  • Virus in a globalised India 25 Mar 2020 02:46 Written by Sanjaya Baru | Published: March 25, 2020 5:00:48 am Children look out from a balcony of their house during a complete lockdown in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) As people return home from distant lands, global value chains get disrupted …
  • The idea of India is of one land embracing many 24 Mar 2020 21:49 I recently delivered a speech on 'Law and the Idea of India' and it was in many ways a fitting theme given the current state of our nation. But the 'idea of India' has become a highly contested concept these days. The idea of India-though …
  • How India converts pacific Kashmiris into human missiles 24 Mar 2020 20:18 India needs to realise that violence isn’t working A story about pacific Kashmiris reflects how timid they had been. A Kashmiri youth joined army but never fired a shot. Asked by a Punjabi Sikh (assumed to be scion of a martial race) what he would do with …
  • Arms over masks: India buys weapons from Israel as coronavirus cases spike 24 Mar 2020 19:49 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the coronavirus crisis has been criticised by activists and rights groups after it emerged his government decided to go ahead with an arms deal with Israel worth hundreds of millions of dollars. …
  • Politics in time of pandemic: Gehlot smells a rat after EC defers RS polls 24 Mar 2020 19:41 10 days, 3 chief secys Madhya Pradesh has got its third chief secretary in 10 days. In one of the initial orders of the new dispensation, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday appointed IAS officer Iqbal Singh Bains as the new chief secretary. …
  • The destruction of India’s judicial independence is almost complete 24 Mar 2020 18:27 Teltumbde’s work against the caste system in India and his fight against majoritarian politics made him a target of right-wing leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Teltumbde has been on the forefront of condemning the communal politics …
  • The Punjab: The History of the Punjabis and the Contested Region on the Border Between India and Pakistan. Book Review. 24 Mar 2020 07:06 Charles River Editors, Paperback, December 14, 2018, $9.99 on Amazon (also available for free on Kindle), 54 pp by Arnold Zeitlin 23 March 2020 Anonymous authors take the reader on a brisk 54-page journey focussed on the Punjab against the broader context …
  • Can India Keep up With COVID-19? 23 Mar 2020 22:49 AdvertisementMUMBAI – India’s financial hub and other cities like the capital, New Delhi, will remain shut after the partial lockdown on Sunday. Declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, yesterday’s 14-hour-long curfew aimed to prepare …
  • U.S.-India relations shape Japan’s strategic environment 22 Mar 2020 15:03 MUMBAI – U.S. President Donald Trump’s high-profile visit to India from Feb. 24 to 25 had a fivefold significance. It was Trump’s first visit to India; it was a standalone trip with no stopover in any other country despite the length of the journey; it …
  • BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India’s Democracy 22 Mar 2020 14:03 It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on  its diversity and tolerance, and for being ‘the largest democracy in the world’ has, in recent years, exhibited the …
  • India; A bridge too far? 22 Mar 2020 07:40 Compassion and people to people interaction may help solve national and international problems by Editor March 21, 2020 By Uttam Sen/newsin.asia An Indian-journalist-turned-politician recently wrote on a subject which continues to flow, in public …
  • Plague, flu, pox: how diseases meet politics 22 Mar 2020 00:11 Published: March 22, 2020 4:00:13 am At Times Square, New York. Could first effect of coronavirus be seen in US polls? (AP) (Written by Rajesh M Parikh) Viruses are the most political of creatures. Machiavellian in their machinations and Maoist in their …
  • Men Convicted in Delhi Bus Rape Are Hanged in India 20 Mar 2020 01:41 The Indian government created a high-level committee, the Verma Commission, to recommend possible changes to the laws related to sexual violence against women. Though some laws covering rape have been stiffened, India still makes international headlines …
  • 147 COVID-19 cases reported in India so far 19 Mar 2020 04:22 New Delhi: The total number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 147 with 130 active cases as of Wednesday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. These include 122 Indians and 25 foreigners, as per the ministry. “The total number of active COVID-19 …