Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: USA

West must decide the end goal of war. Ukraine is being destroyed

Putin is also playing a pretend game of sorts. He knows he can’t 'win' against NATO but he can grind on and create a Syria in Europe.

War in Ukraine ‘more unpredictable and escalatory’ as Putin poised for drastic means, says US

America has approved an additional $40 billion in aid to Ukraine to send more weapons to the war-torn country.

How Tucker Carlson became poster boy of Trumpism in post-Trump America, and No.1 TV news host

Fox News' Tucker Carlson has built an audience by advocating ‘Trumpism’, ideology propagated by Republican ex-President. He had predicted Trump's win months before he triumphed.

‘Stand with us,’ US appeals to India on eve of talks with Russian foreign minister

India has pushed back against US concerns by noting that it needs Russian arms to counter China, particularly after border clashes in 2020, and alternatives are too expensive.

Putin is not the only villain of Russia-Ukraine crisis. The West played a similar role

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Joe Biden’s decision to command & split Afghanistan’s forex is a $7 billion betrayal

Biden has begun releasing the $7 bn Afghan Central Bank funds held in US Fed. His plan proposes to split it. The problem is, the US doesn’t own that money: Afghanistan does.

Bid to ‘silence Dalits’: Students slam faculty against ‘caste’ in US varsity discrimination policy

Disheartening that a professor of South Asian heritage said this is not relevant to the US, was ostracised on campus for being a Dalit, says alumni of California State University.

‘Go big or go home’ – Tel Ganesan’s entrepreneurial journey is based on this mantra

Tel's 'Kyyba' began as an IT services agency and has since grown by leaps and bounds and stretched its wings into a variety of ventures.

The US may be relying on Taliban to fight Islamic State. It’s a dangerous move

The assumptions underpinning Biden administration’s decision-making in Afghanistan are questionable. It is delusional to rely on the Taliban to keep IS-K & other terrorist groups at bay.

US evacuated over 3,200 people so far from Kabul, relocated 2,200 Afghan immigrants: WH

Earlier in the day, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that around 300 passengers are being put on an average military cargo plane heading out of Afghanistan.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.