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India  /  Published 17.01.21

UN voice raps govt on Swamy

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, on Friday evening criticised the Indian government’s treatment of human rights activists such as Fa...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Digest the irony: the story of global hunger

With no end to the pandemic in sight, people have now begun to worry about the different kinds of economic and social effects of Covid-19 more than about the disease itself. An impending food crisis i...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.21

Bleak age: India's senior citizens

Is a long life necessarily a fulfilling one? This is a key question arising out of the findings of India’s maiden longitudinal ageing study, the world’s largest-ever detailed survey conduc...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

India and Pakistan must come closer in new year

We have all heard of Russia’s disinformation campaigns in recent years, thanks to the previous election in the United States of America that made Donald Trump the president of the US for one ter...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

New sport: yoga championships

From the very centre of the vista, all is new in New India. It is no wonder that yoga, too, has come a long, long way in this newness. Having the United Nations accept June 21 as International Yoga Da...
By The Editorial Board in


Opinion  /  Published 22.12.20

Digest this: without milk and meat

A family that eats together, stays together. This was my grandfather’s favourite maxim. But mealtimes can be tense affairs in joint families. The latest cause of unrest in mine is my sister&rsqu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Free fall: indices of progress

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress. With the largest number of internet shutdowns in the world, India has recorded a third consecutive year of declining online freedom; it...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.12.20

India: Pak allegations on UN vehicle attack baseless

  India on Sunday said Pakistan's allegations that Indian troops deliberately targeted a vehicle of the United Nations along the Line of Control were investigated in detail and found to be f...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.12.20

Kerala women startup gets UN recognition

For the first time, a Kerala-based women startup, which helps in identifying energy-efficient drivers and adopting viable action plans, has signed an agreement with United Nations Women's Empowerm...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 17.12.20

HDI: India slips, neighbours gain

India has slipped two notches, to 131st place, in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) rankings published by the United Nations Development Programme although most of its neighbours have improved ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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