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CJI Slams Centre For Delay In Tribunal Appointments, Says Litigants Can't Be Left In Lurch

Sep 15, 2021

While observing that "Cherry-Picking" was done in Tribunal appointments, the Supreme Court pulled up centre after it also missed the deadline for appointments. Important tribunals in the country are facing a shortage of presiding officers, judicial and technical members.

Taliban Leader In Kabul For Talks

Aug 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A government will be announced after the negotiations with non-Taliban leaders are completed, as per the Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen.


Hungary: Health Care Workers Protest For Higher Wages

Hungary's health care system has struggled to cope with the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, which ravaged the country in fall and winter

Malaysian Youths Demand PM Quit As Pandemic Worsens

Jul 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

New daily infections breached 10,000 on July 13 for the first time and have stayed there since, despite a virus emergency in January and a lockdown since June 1


US Regulators Step Up Scrutiny Of IPO Hopefuls From China

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the move Friday after Beijing said it would step up its supervision of Chinese companies listed overseas

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30 July, 2021

UN Extends CAR Arms Embargo Despite China Appeal To Lift It

Associated Press (AP)

The council adopted the resolution, which also extends targeted sanctions on individuals and companies, by a vote of 14-0 with China abstaining


29 July, 2021

Burundi Government Finally Accepts COVID-19 Vaccines

Associated Press (AP)

Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when.


29 July, 2021

Mexico Says It Spent USD 61 Million To Buy Pegasus Spyware

Associated Press (AP)

As per anti money laundering investigator, officials from the two previous administrations had spent about USD 300 million in government money to purchase spyware


28 July, 2021

Another Russian Journalist's Home Raided Ahead of Prez Elections

Associated Press (AP)

Russian opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists have faced increased government pressure ahead of September's voting


27 July, 2021

Residential Building In Cairo Collapses, One Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The incident occurred on Tuesday and authorities have opened an investigation, the state-run MENA news agency reported.


26 July, 2021

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

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


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25 July, 2021

Australia Manages To Keep 'World Heritage' Status For Great Barrier Reef

Associated Press (AP)

UNESCO had recommended that its World Heritage Committee add the world's largest coral reef ecosystem off the northeast Australian coast to the World Heritage in Danger list, mainly due to rising ocean temperatures.


24 July, 2021

Amid Crackdown On Civil Society Activists, Belarusian Govt Shuts Down 15 NGOs

Associated Press (AP)

The move comes a day after President Alexander Lukashenko vowed to continue a 'mopping-up operation' against civil society activists whom he denounced as 'foreign agents'


18 July, 2021

Egypt Releases Two Activists And Journalist Amid US Concerns Over Detentions

Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday, state security prosecutors ordered the release of the three pending ongoing investigations into charges against them


18 July, 2021

UK's PM Johnson Avoids Quarantine After Colleague Catches Covid-19

Associated Press (AP)

On Friday, Boris Johnson attended a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday


14 June, 2021

Israel's New Coalition Government Gets To Work Following Netanyahu’s Ouster

Associated Press (AP)

On Sunday, Israel's parliament, the Knesset approved the new Bennett-led coalition government, ending Netanyahu's historic 12-year rule.


Photo Gallery

Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

PTI Photo

Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

PTI Photo

BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

Profile

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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