Friday, 28 January, 2022


UK PM highlights launch of free trade deal talks, Covid vaccine bond in R-Day message to India

Boris Johnson said he is proud of the friendship shared by the two 'diverse democracies' and looked forward to fortifying the strong bond over the 'next 75 years and beyond'.

India-US ties destined to be stronger, closer, tighter — White House on 73rd Republic Day

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki extended greetings on the occasion and said the partnership between India and US is rooted in shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist & anti-Sikh phobias need UN attention, says Indian envoy Tirumurti

T.S. Tirumurti, Indian Ambassador to UN & chair of UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022, says ‘terrorists are terrorists, there are no good or bad ones’.

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.

‘Mauritius prime example of India’s approach to development partnership’, says PM Modi

PM Modi and Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Thursday, jointly inaugurated the India-assisted social housing units project in Mauritius virtually.

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.

China, Afghanistan top of mind as PM Modi holds 1st summit with Central Asian leaders on 27 Jan

India, which sees Central Asia as part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’, firmed up plans to hold the summit when foreign ministers of these nations visited New Delhi in December 2021.

India ready to provide assistance to kin of Indians killed in UAE: Envoy

Two Indians, a Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in a suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi Monday claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Democracy, tech, vaccines, India has given world a bouquet of hope: PM Modi at WEF

In his virtual ‘state of the world’ address at World Economic Forum, PM Modi also stressed that India has the world’s 'largest, safe and successful digital payments platform'

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Representational image for weight loss | Andres Ayrton | Pexels

Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?

Gold imports by India fasten to decade-high as jewellery sales double

Weddings and celebrations picked up in full swing in the December quarter, more than doubling full-year imports to about 925 tonnes, the highest since 2011.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.