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US eases sanctions on Cuba

Washington: US President Joe Biden’s administration has announced that it was lifting some sanctions on Cuba, making it easier for families separated between the two countries to reunite and creating a more conducive business environment…

Muslim leaders take a step forward to ease unrest situation in K’taka

In a bid to calm the simmering unrest in Karnataka, Muslim community and religious leaders are urging people to postpone the use of loudspeakers while calling Azaan on mosques from 5 a.m to 6 a.m.…

CBI raids 9 locations linked to Chidambaram in new case involving Chinese nationals

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at nine locations belonging to Congress leader Karti Chidambaram and his father, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in connection with a fresh case of…

Sports

Thomas Cup triumph, a historic feat for Indian badminton

New Delhi: On Sunday, May the 15th, Badminton lovers across India should mark this day in bold letters. In the 73-year-old history of the Thomas Cup, the Indian men’s team has finally managed to register…

Religion

Modi, Deuba lay foundation stone of India Int’l Centre for Buddhist Culture & Heritage

Kathmandu: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday jointly laid the foundation stone of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Lumbini. Modi arrived…

Amid resentment, 11 Tripura ministers take oath

 Agartala: Amidst growing resentment among a section of MLAs in Tripura, 11 ministers took oath on Monday, a day after new Chief Minister Manik Saha assumed office. Of the 11 ministers, nine MLAs of the…

Ibuprofen, paracetamol in pregnancy ups preterm, stillbirth risks by 50%

London: Maternal use of over-the-counter painkillers is about one and a half times more likely to increase the risk of delivering a baby with health issues, finds a study calling for reassessment of medical advice…

Opinion

Will demolition-drive  always pay political dividend?

The anti-encroachment drive has the potential to make or bulldoze the poll prospect of the ruling party anywhere in India. History is witness to this fact. In the living memory the first such campaign on…

Opinion

In The Philippines, the fall and rise of the Marcos family

I know 36 years is a long time in the Philippines, where 70% of the people were not even born in 1986, but I’m still flummoxed and stunned by the fact the son of the…

Religion

Pillai first Indian layman to be Catholic saint as Pope Francis canonises him

Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Pope Francis on Sunday canonised Devasahayam Pillai, or ‘Blessed Lazarus’, who became the first layman from India to be granted sainthood. Pillai, a Hindu who converted to Christianity in the 18th…

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