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After Paris attacks, Western media as arbiter

By Saeed Naqvi The massacre in Paris is not just a French or a Western tragedy. It has caused universal outrage. And yet the global media’s coverage of the horror tends to give the West a monopoly on pain. Why, hours before the Paris attack, nearly 50 Shia Muslims were slaughtered by the IS and […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Global terror toll surged nine-fold in 15 years

By Chaitanya Mallapur There has been a nine-fold increase in deaths due to terrorism globally, rising from 3,329 in 2000 to 32,685 in 2014, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2015 report by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a think-tank based in Sydney, Australia. The global economic cost of terrorism was $283 billion over […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Intolerance to inaction on climate change: Modi can make a difference

US President Barack Obama made his emblematic statement at the G20 summit in Turkey on November 15 that the Paris attacks were an “attack on civilized world. If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the United States”. The attacks overshadowed the G20 summit as they will the […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Absurd to say returning awards is paid propaganda: Magsaysay awardee

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Child rights activist and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Shantha Sinha says it is “absolutely absurd” to say that returning state awards as a show of dissent in the ongoing debate over intolerance in the country was ” a paid propaganda”. “I’m as worried as most in the country on the issue that there […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Padma Lakshmi
India is extraordinary, but complicated: Padma Lakshmi

New Delhi: She’s a proud Indian. Supermodel, TV host, producer, cookbook author and actor Padma Lakshmi, who embarked on a glamour-filled journey from the narrow lanes of Chennai to the broad avenues of Hollywood, says that despite its “complicated” image in the West, India continues to enamour the world with its mysterious charm, delectable cuisine […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Is Mufti handing over power to his daughter before year-end?

Jammu: Amid an open revolt by two of its senior leaders and Lok Sabha members, the political grapevine in this Jammu and Kashmor winter capital is agog with reports the likely transition of power from father to daughter in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might happen sooner rather than later. Ever since the state […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
MSME Online
Investing in safe, trustworthy online shopping

By Amandeep Singh Munial With the festival season under way, e-commerce companies are scaling up operations to expand the volume of transactions and reach across the country. At the same time, the shift from traditional business structures as a one-stop-shop to networks servicing customer needs globally is manifesting in India as well. Several networks of […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Nitish Kumar: Can he be a rallying figure for the opposition?

As the Bihar assembly election results started pouring in, veteran Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar made a serious mistake while going through his otherwise admirable election analysis on CNN-IBN. Faced with a question whether Nitish Kumar can become a rallying point for the opposition at the national level, Aiyar discounted the possibility on the ground […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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How did Chhota Rajan get Tatkal passport, CBI wants to know

New Delhi: A special CBI team interrogating long-absconding underworld don Chhota Rajan will visit Karnataka in a couple of days to enquire from the regional passport officials who had issued him a passport in 2003 on a fake name and address. The passport was made using the Tatkal (urgent) service with its validity date till […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Lalu Prasad
Nitish's good work winner, Lalu success on alliance steam

New Delhi: The Bihar poll mandate is an endorsement of the stateÂ’s incumbent Chief Minister Nitish KumarÂ’s performance, even as it marks RJD chief Lalu PrasadÂ’s return to the political mainstream. RJD has surged past alliance partner JD-U in terms of vote share, but observers point out that Lalu may have reaped the benefits of […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Bihar verdict: Has the 'Modi magic' faded?

New Delhi: The Bihar poll outcome has come as a big disappointment for the BJP whose efforts to rake up extraneous issues like beef-eating and Pakistan, which were not considered germane by a politically conscious electorate, led to a drubbing that the party leadership least expected. Analysts said the results were without doubt a personal […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Realty likely to miss out Diwali dazzle despite marketing fireworks

Reeling under a slump in sales and sitting on huge unsold inventories, real estate developers are using every possible marketing trick in their arsenal to excite indifferent buyers to come out and invest during this festive season

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Once macho, smoking is the biggest killer: Nov being observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Every day as I leave from work, I see men, old and young alike, making a beeline for the local paan (betel leaf) vendor. Some are busy chewing paan while others indulge in a quick “stress-free” smoking session. The other day I noticed a group of young lads next to the same paan shop. They […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Why hangovers get worse as we grow older

New Delhi: The next time a hangover hits you hard the morning after a late-night party, look in the mirror to see if your hair is turning white or your hairline is receding. Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you. Worsening impact of hangovers are a reminder that drinking in […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Pushed to second place, Trump asks Republican rivals to drop out

By Arun Kumar Washington: Undeterred by new polls that saw neurosurgeon Ben Carson overtaking him, real estate mogul Donald Trump asked some of his low polling rivals for the Republican presidential nomination to drop out. “There are too many people … If a person’s been campaigning for four or five months and they’re at zero […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021