Day: March 18, 2021

Putin cites ills in US society after Biden’s killer remark

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin responded Thursday to U.S. President Joe Biden’s description of the Russian leader as a killer by citing America’s past and present troubles, from slavery and the slaughter of Native Americans to racial injustice. Biden was asked in an interview this week whether he […]

Students protest at elite Indian university as academics quit amid row over freedoms

Students and staff at an elite Indian university on Thursday demanded the reinstatement of a prominent academic, who they say was forced to resign in an attack on freedom of speech. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, one of India’s best known intellectuals and a vocal government critic, resigned from the […]

Pandemic pushes 32 mln Indians out of middle class, says Pew Research

Financial woes brought by last year’s coronavirus pandemic have pushed about 32 million Indians out of the middle class, undoing years of economic gains, a report showed on Thursday, while job losses pushed millions into poverty. The number of Indians in the middle class, or those earning between […]

Pakistan army chief says ready to bury hatchet with India for peace

Pakistan’s army chief called on Thursday for arch rivals India and Pakistan to “bury the past” and move towards cooperation, an overture towards New Delhi that follows an unexpected joint ceasefire announcement last month between the two countries’ militaries. General Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed however that the burden […]

India and Pakistan suffer resurgence of COVID-19 cases

India and Pakistan reported a big jump in new coronavirus infections on Thursday, driven by a resurgence in cases in their richest states. In efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Punjab state in India extended a night curfew across nine districts and the New Delhi city government […]

Basketball-Lin fears calling out anti-Asian racism could encourage hate

Former New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin said he feared that calling out racially motivated violence in the United States could fuel further attacks on Asian-Americans. Taiwanese-American Lin’s comments come after a shooting spree at three spas in and around Atlanta on Tuesday left eight people dead, including […]

Through the brush: A migrant teen mom’s journey across the U.S.-Mexico border

Mayra stepped from her hiding place in the dense brush on the banks of the Rio Grande, the river that marks the border between the United States and Mexico, as the sun came up on Wednesday morning. The 17-year-old migrant from Guatemala had her one-year-old son, Marvin, swaddled […]

PM writes to a farmer on crop insurance scheme

Making continuous efforts to ease every problem of the farmer from seed to market: Prime Minister DELHI, MARCH 18: Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s daily routine is very busy, not many people are aware that whenever he finds time, he does not miss the opportunity to respond to […]

US India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) Initiative launched

Experts underline necessity of scaling up S&T relations between India & US to solve problems of both countries DELHI, MARCH 18: Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Prof Ashutosh Sharma, emphasised the necessity to scale up the S&T relationship between India and the United States to solve problems […]

Why Mumbai police held press conference over TRP scam? HC

Mumbai, Mar 16:  The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked what had prompted the Mumbai police to hold a press conference last year over the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) scam. “Does the police have an obligation to interact with the press? Why did the commissioner (of police) […]

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