Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

Death by passivity: our response to pollution

I am sitting inside a room watching a grey afternoon full of smog. Occasionally a neighbour with a mask dares to walk out. It is not a winter fog hugging you as you walk around. Smog has a stigma atta...
By Shiv Visvanathan

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.19

To market, to market, to sell cloth bags

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 31.10.19

Twitter decides to ban all political ads

Twitter said on Wednesday that it would ban all political ads, putting a spotlight on the power and veracity of online advertising and ramping up pressure on Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerb...
By Kate Conger/New York Times News Service in San Francisco

Delhi  /  Published 07.02.20

N95 mask demand peaks in Delhi

Last week, when Singapore-based author Anurag Tripathi flew back home from New Delhi, he was carrying an unusual baggage – 10 packets of surgical masks and 10 large bottles of hand sanitisers. “Th...
By Smita Tripathi

India  /  Published 22.03.19

Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front banned by Centre

The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for a series of violent acts and being in the forefront of separatist activities in the militancy-hit state since 1988, U...
By PTI in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 04.03.19

Adani in Aussie offensive

The chief executive of the Adani group’s mining arm in Australia has suggested his company could seek a sizeable compensation in case the government there cancels its lease on a $16.5-billion coal m...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

World  /  Published 01.03.19

30 years since beer ban lifted, Iceland says cheers

Thirty years ago, a sobering dry spell in Iceland's history came to an end. On Friday, the country celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with — what else? — a nat...
By AP in Reykjavik

North East  /  Published 30.06.19

Plea to say ‘no’ to plastic in Meghalaya

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma wants citizens of the state to “say no” to the use of plastic bags as organic carry bags have begun surfacing in some stores in the city.On June 5, which ...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

India  /  Published 19.03.20

'We need resolve and restraint'

Prime Minister begins speaking. Highlights:It is essential for India to emerge victorious in this fight against this grave diseaseThis crisis is so severe that we must face all difficulties with deter...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.20

Doors shut on many countries but not US

India on Wednesday shut its doors on all intending travellers — even Indians — from 33 countries in Europe, including the UK, as part of escalating responses to minimise the impact of the novel co...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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