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Could a United Front experiment be the way ahead?

New Delhi: There is a major difference between formation of the United Front in 1996 and present efforts being made by the Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar and former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha.…

World

6 bills to rein in Big Tech firms hurtle forward in US Congress

Nikhila NatarajanJune 25, 2021New York: Six bills taking aim at the Big Tech market power are hurtling forward in the US Congress with bipartisan support even as a House panel has pushed forward an ambitious…

Environment

Set up panel to decide on impact of four-lane highway on Goa wetlands: NGT

Panaji: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed on Thursday that a 10-member panel should be set up to examine the feasibility of an upcoming four-lane highway in Goa, whose proposed route would require filling up…

World

Wuhan lab’s classified work a hurdle for probe into Covid origins

June 24, 2021Washington: China’s infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) lab has docked up some unspecified classified projects and responsibilities under China’s state secrets law, reveals a review of the lab’s public records and internal…

Milkha, the man with ‘big heart’

The first I met Milkha Singh, it was somewhere in 1985 at the Punjab University campus playground area in Chandigarh. He was taking an evening stroll there along with his better half, Nirmal. As I…

Health

40 cases of Delta Plus variant found in India

June 23, 2021New Delhi: As many as 40 cases of Delta Plus Covid variant have been detected in India — the strain which the government has tagged as a “Variant of Concern”. A total of…

US must lift all unjust sanctions: Raisi

June 22, 2021Tehran: Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said that the US must lift “all unjust sanctions” on Tehran and abide by their commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement. “What I am saying to the US…

Politics

PM Modi’s all-party meeting with J-K leaders on June 24 – What’s on table?

New Delhi: Gupkar Alliance, which includes mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, has accepted the invitation of the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24. This is the first high-level…

Security and Defence

IS’ India & global offshoots turn important post Iraq-Syria loss: Europol

New Delhi: After the loss of territorial control in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State’s global affiliates like al-Hind Province in India, Khorasan Province in Afghanistan and others will become increasingly important in upholding the terror outfit’s…

‘Pandemic continues to pose risks to economic outlook’

June 22, 2021Washington: US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has said the Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose risks to the US economic outlook as the pace of vaccination has slowed. “Progress on vaccinations has limited…

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