Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicUS protests

Topic: US protests

Boris Johnson ‘celebrates’ one year in office & Trump’s ‘police state’ in the US

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

We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones

If the goal is to promote hope and to inspire change, it would be far better to build. The cause of justice would not be much helped by tearing down old statues.

US protests didn’t cause another outbreak, 30-min coronavirus test & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima pancake brand to get a new name, lose logo of Black woman

The company said it acknowledged that the 131-year-old branding of the pancake mix and syrup was rooted in racially problematic tropes.

Every black man in US fears being stopped by police, key Republican Senator Graham says

US Senators are calling for overhauling police training & citizen rights as Congress wrestles with nationwide protests over racial injustice and police misconduct.

Trump is isolating himself with his ‘bad apples’ argument on police brutality, race issues

With his responses to the protests diverging increasingly from even some Republicans, Trump is charting the kind of course he plotted for his surprise 2016 win.

Should Twitter, FB censor world leaders like Trump or remain platforms for freedom of speech?

Earlier, Twitter issued a fact-checking warning on Trump's controversial tweet threatening Minneapolis protesters.

Silence on race no longer an option, US brands struggle to market themselves

Unlike syrupy messages in support of nurses fighting the pandemic or a call for unity after 9/11, there is no happy medium for a position on white privilege.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to understand Facebook’s problem with Mark Zuckerberg

Apart from concerns about the Trump posts, Facebook employees complain Zuckerberg operates in a bubble and needs greater diversity among his senior advisers.

Will protests further spread Covid? Experts say it’s too soon to tell

Tens of thousands of people have been out on streets and into close contact in cities across US, raising concerns of new Covid clusters.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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