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Quad Not A Military Alliance But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Sep 25, 2021 Seema Guha

Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.

Japan Solemn But Unapologetic As It Marks 76th Anniversary Of WWII Defeat

Aug 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.


Japan Races To Vaccinate As Virus Surges After Olympics

Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than many countries, without the kind of restrictive lockdown used in other nations, but some believe that may now be needed.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday


Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach

Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire the world'

20 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: World Should See Safe Games Staged, Says Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

Outlook Web Bureau

Events start Wednesday — in softball and women's soccer — two days ahead of the formal opening ceremony of an Olympics already postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic


19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games

Agencies

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced laborers


14 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High

Agencies

Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated


08 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics To Have 'No Fans' Under State Of Emergency

Associated Press (AP)

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22


08 July, 2021

Japan Announces State Of Emergency For Tokyo With Olympics Opening In Just Two Weeks

Associated Press (AP)

The state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22 meaning the Olympics starting July 23 will be held under emergency measures


17 June, 2021

Japanese Medical Community Opposes To Holding Tokyo Olympics And Paralympics

Associated Press (AP)

The medical journal The Lancet criticized the World Health Organization and other health bodies for not taking a clear stand on holding Olympics


17 June, 2021

Japan To Ease Virus Emergency Ahead Of Olympics As Daily Cases Fall

Associated Press (AP)

Experts at a virus panel meeting Thursday gave preliminary approval for government's plans to downgrade the emergency


14 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Wins Support From G-7 For Hosting Games

Agencies

Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations before the Olympic Games kick off on 23 July


28 May, 2021

With Safe Tokyo Olympics At Stake Japan To Extend COVID-19 Emergency

Associated Press (AP)

The Tokyo Olympics are slated to start on July 23 after a one-year postponement due to the pandemic


24 May, 2021

Japan Opens Mass Vaccination Centres Two Months Before Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Worries about public safety while many Japanese remain unvaccinated have prompted growing protests and calls for cancelling the games, set to start on July 23.


19 May, 2021

Amid COVID-19 Surge Tokyo Doctors Call On Organisers To Cancel Olympic Games

Agencies

The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter


12 May, 2021

Frustration In Japan As Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Pushes Olympics Despite COVID-19 Surge

Associated Press (AP)

More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled


09 April, 2021

Japan To Raise Virus Steps In Tokyo After Covid Surge, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The virus upsurge in Tokyo underscores the difficulty of balancing anti-virus measures and the economy.


Photo Gallery

An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

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BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

People line up at an Apple Store to buy the latest iPhone 13 handsets in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of...

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

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A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

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A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu