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Amid Covid surge, Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for US for treatment

Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when Kerala is battling with Covid-19 surge, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday left for the US for his treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Vijayan would return on January 29. He,…

Events

Hasina pays tributes on 50th anniversary of Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid tributes on the 50th anniversary of Homecoming Day, which marks Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s return to the country in 1972 after spending months in a Pakistan…

Events

With a raging pandemic, Afghanistan in ruins and majoritarian violence, a bad year ends

There is little to cheer at the end of a bleak year, which could rank as one of the worst, particularly for India’s foreign policy and global image. While some of the blame must be…

People

Probe ordered into change of poet Akbar Allahabadi’s name to Akbar ‘Prayagraji’

Lucknow: What is in a name, asked Shakespeare. But it is a lot if one belongs to a place that has changed its name. Well-known poet Akbar Allahabadi has been mentioned as ‘Akbar Prayagraji after…

People

Professor Who Predicted Pakistan Breakup Dies

Kolkata: National Research Professor Jayanta Kumar Ray, who predicted the breakup of Pakistan as inevitable and immediate in a 1968 book, has passed away in his Kolkata home. A revered mentor to a whole generation…

Miss World 2021 temporarily postponed as several contestants test Covid positive

San Juan: Miss World 2021 has been temporarily postponed “due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and general public” after participants, including Miss India Manasa Varanasi, tested positive for Covid-19, the pageant…

CDS chopper crash: Group Captain Varun Singh passes away

New Delhi: Group Captain Varun Singh, who was injured in a military chopper crash on December 8, succumbed to his injuries. He was the lone survivor of the chopper crash in which Chief of Staff…

People

NASA picks Anil Menon among 10 new astronauts for Moon mission

Washington: Indian-origin Anil Menon, a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force and SpaceX’s first flight surgeon, has been selected by NASA among the 10 new astronauts who could fly to the Moon someday. Born…

People

Tharoor offers apology after Twitter backlash on selfie with women MPs

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS):Congress MP Shashi Tharoor offered an apology after he posted his picture on the first day of the winter session of Parliament. picture on the first day of the winter session…

Events/people

The Karachi criminal who turned FBI spy

New Delhi: When condemning the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s valued secret agent Kamran Faridi, 57, to seven years in jail in December 2020, Judge Cathy Seibel of New Yorks Southern District Court described it as…

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