Thursday, 27 January, 2022


India disputes UN chief’s report on children and armed conflict

The report includes reference to incidents of violence against children in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and J&K

Nawaz Sharif’s 10-year sentence clears way for Pakistan Army to take charge ahead of elections

The widely expected verdict against Sharif solidifies the impression that a creeping coup is underway in Pakistan.

US pharma giant asks Indian stores to cut margins, says govt price cap choking operations

Abbot wants margins cut on 14 key drugs. But the association of pharmacists has refused to compromise on profits. New Delhi: US pharma giant Abbott...

Air India gives in to China, drops reference to Taiwan on its website

China Civil Aviation Authority had in April directed several countries to change the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei.

India’s choppers to fly back from Maldives in 10 days as ties grow cold

The cold vibes from Male for New Delhi signals a rollback of the country’s ‘India-first’ policy and coincides with a growing warmth in ties...

Indian-American judge Amul Thapar shortlisted by Trump as nominee to US Supreme Court

If nominated and confirmed by Senate, Thapar will be the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Supreme Court.

When Narendra Modi felt Donald Trump treated him like ‘just another Asian leader’

In the US, Trump and Modi hit it off. In Manila, the warmth was missing. Wednesday’s cancellation of talks reflects sliding India-US ties.

CPEC encroaches on India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, says official

An Indian official says the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has problems as there are sensitive issues involved.

In defence of tariff thrust, Donald Trump lashes out at India for ‘100% import duties’

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be in the US for talks with their American counterparts next week.

Not against foreigners, want immigrants with merit who can help US, says Donald Trump

He called for a system where 'thousands of judges didn't have to sit at a border' to handle cases of illegal arrivals.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


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.