India  /  Published 03.11.21

‘Cringe-worthy’ tag on Modi’s Covid-time hug

On Sunday, some social media users had commented that Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked lost among the gaggle of leaders when they posed for a picture in front of the Trevi Fountain after the G20 su...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 08.10.21

Biden, Xi to hold virtual summit

American officials had sought an in-person meeting. But Xi has not left Chinese territory for such meetings in nearly two years, and will not be at the Group of 20 summit in Rome this month, which the...
By New York Times News Service in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.21

Centre blocks Didi's Rome trip

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee disclosed on Saturday that the Centre denied her permission to visit Rome for a World Peace Conference in October. “The central government sent us a letter today ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 11.06.21

Day of the long knives and other horrible histories

The gladiatorial games, meanwhile, made killing delightful public entertainment. All these would have moulded the citizens’ ideas of right and wrong and their perceptions of deliberate killing. ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

World  /  Published 22.10.20

Pope endorses same-sex union

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered on Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. Th...
By AP via PTI in Rome


Business  /  Published 23.11.19

Mittal rethink on Ilva

ArcelorMittal has agreed to immediately restart talks with the Italian government over the future of steelmaker Ilva, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said after a four hour-long meeting with the company...
By Reuters in Rome

Travel  /  Published 08.02.20

Italy: a sensory overload

What comes to the mind when you first think of Italy? Food, the Amalfi coast, or Rome with all its heritage? Or, perhaps, Florence with its vast treasures of architecture? But for me and my family, it...
By Satrajit Sen

Entertainment  /  Published 13.11.19

Director’s cut

National Award-winning actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who was at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival for the screening of her film Roam Rome Mein, spoke to t2 post-screening, about her filmma...
By Aniruddha Biswas

World  /  Published 11.05.20

Survival may not feel like recovery

When Morena Colombi tested negative for the coronavirus on March 16, the official tallies counted her among the Covid-19 recoveries, a success amid the tragedies overwhelming Italy. But she was nowher...
By Jason Horowitz/New York Times News Service in Rome

World  /  Published 21.03.20

Italy deaths rise by 793, toll 4825

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825 — 38.3 per cent of the world’s total.The number of Covid-19 infections rose by 6,557 to ...
By AFP in Rome


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