Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Palestine

Mukul Arya, India’s representative at Ramallah in Palestine, passes away

Arya, a 2008-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, had also served in the Indian embassies in Kabul and Moscow.

World No. 1 ‘anti-vaxxer’ & cost of living crisis in UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Israel launches air strikes in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons, challenging truce

The air raids, the first since a ceasefire ended an 11-day conflict last month, poses an early test to PM Naftali Bennett, who took power in Israel just three days ago.

Kashmir issue is riding on Palestinian cause to gain global support. But who is behind it?

In Kashmir and elsewhere, the plight of Palestinians is suddenly being talked, written about, and even sung along with the Kashmir issue.

SubscriberWrites: Why Israel won the Gaza conflict against Hamas & the media refuses to acknowledge it

Worldwide, the liberal and conservative political establishment and media interpret territorial conflicts as religious ones—they’re wrong, writes Keval Gokani.

Pakistan journalist attacked at home & what is PakVac, Covid vaccine developed with China help

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Bangladesh drops ‘except Israel’ from new passports, but no change in stance on Palestine

Bangladesh’s new passports won’t have the words ‘valid in all countries except Israel’. Israel welcomes move, urges Bangladesh to normalise diplomatic ties.

Israel and Hamas end 11-day conflict, sparking celebrations

Israel’s security cabinet unanimously voted to approve an Egyptian proposal for an unconditional, bilateral truce, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a text message.

India friend to both Israel and Palestine, must call for immediate ceasefire: Palestine envoy

In an interview to ThePrint, Ambassador Adnan M.J. Abu Alhaija weighs in on the current violence between Palestine and Israel, saying the two countries are at 'full-fledged war'.

Pakistan parliamentarians want to ‘nuke’ Israel, declare jihad. Right, like that will help

If you want to show support to Palestine, quoting Hitler isn’t the way to go. Some in Pakistan don’t understand that.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.