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  • Riots accused BJP MLA’s son posts anti-India message on Instagram, showers praise on US

    Riots accused BJP MLA’s son posts anti-India message on Instagram, showers praise on US

    After the post went viral on social media, MLA Umesh Malik, who is quite vocal on different issues has gone silent. Malik is BJP MLA from Budhana constituency in Muzzaffarnagar.

    May 26, 2020
  • The leadership factor

    The leadership factor

    As supposedly proud Indians, how can we think of our fellow citizens fighting hunger and particularly when more than 60 million tonnes of foodgrains are in reserve. Such reserves are kept for a rainy day and we can‘t imagine a worse crisis than this. Medically, we need to continue on the path of testing, tracking, tracing and of course, treatment. The corona curve needs to be kept at the level we can manage medically.

    May 26, 2020
  • Hold the fire

    Hold the fire

    Having threatened to truncate funding to the World Health Organization, Donald Trump has now threatened to pull the US out of the global body altogether unless it makes 'major substantive improvements'.

    May 23, 2020
  • China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

    China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

    Including arrears that stretch back several years, 'the United States is the largest debtor, owing 1.165 billion and 1.332 billion US dollars respectively,' China added.

    May 16, 2020
  • Encounters with Tagore

    Encounters with Tagore

    Taking a detour from the bookish conversations, the virtual cultural exchange had voices from the USA, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia sharing their personal anecdotes of Tagore.

    May 10, 2020
  • Bio-lab safety vital for the world

    Bio-lab safety vital for the world

    The response of Chinese scientists is to point out that in the USA as well as in Europe there are about a dozen such labs in operation or construction so why should not China’s scientists aspire for equal levels of scientific advances?

    May 9, 2020
  • In crisis lies India’s chance

    In crisis lies India’s chance

    Pandemics have always caused massive economic, social, political and military impacts on human activity.

    May 8, 2020
  • Bengal’s death audit may not be a farce

    Bengal’s death audit may not be a farce

    A charitable view would be that the government does not want to spread panic by reporting higher numbers, as it goes through its task of putting the processes and infrastructure in place in the state.

    May 1, 2020
  • Trump vs Xi

    Trump vs Xi

    For the first time and six months ahead of Election 2020, Trump has linked Beijing to his re-election prospects in November.

    May 1, 2020
  • India, helmed by PM Narendra Modi, tops global opinion poll on handling coronavirus after Austria

    India, helmed by PM Narendra Modi, tops global opinion poll on handling coronavirus after Austria

    At the global level, India overwhelmingly believes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is handling the coronavirus outbreak much more effectively when compared to the most developed countries, including the USA.

    April 25, 2020
  • America under the scanner

    America under the scanner

    The ICC Appeals Chamber’s decision to permit an investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan could trigger fresh tensions between the United States and the Court, say Joyeeta Banerjee & Rajdeep Banerjee.

    April 25, 2020
  • Americans first

    Americans first

    Chiefly, Donald Trump has announced a 60-day ban on immigrants seeking to live and work in America, with the caveat that he could extend it depending on the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

    April 24, 2020
  • World bodies must reform or prepare to get Trumped

    World bodies must reform or prepare to get Trumped

    Being an economic superpower, traditionally the US is the biggest contributor to many world bodies. Trump, being a businessman, doesn’t concur in that kind of philanthropic attitude, for sure. He certainly believes that as president of the USA his main job is to nourish the economy of his country, and only a bullrun of the Dow Jones would preserve his credentials with his electorate.

    April 19, 2020
  • Crime against Humanity

    Crime against Humanity

    In the midst of an endemic tragedy, the world needs the resources of the World Health Organization.

    April 17, 2020
  • Use Army to hold supply chain

    Use Army to hold supply chain

    Remember ‘Patient 31’ - the lady in South Korea who transmitted the virus to more than 1,100 people in Daegu and Seoul as she went about her normal life. Countries such as Singapore, Japan hailed a fortnight ago as “role models” for India to fight Covid-19 with a ‘normal’ life are declaring emergencies. Lockdowns are to buy time for hospitals to gear up capacity. Until a vaccine is found to prevent Covid-19, no one in any country is safe.

    April 15, 2020
  • Iran’s predicament

    Iran’s predicament

    The unforgiveable betrayal of not calling off the sanctions against Iran, despite the devastation and havoc that it has caused, will like the memory of Mohammad Mosaddeq, be known only to Iranians. The civilisation that boasted of antiquity dating back to the Elamite kingdoms, the Achaemenid empire, Cyrus the Great has for the last many centuries nurtured a religion-inspired martyr-syndrome that systematically believes in betrayal of its people. It has done so in terms of suffering, silently and by never forgetting or forgiving

    April 10, 2020
  • Corona’s Nationality

    Corona’s Nationality

    Undeniably there appears to be a certain degree of politics attached with the nomenclature of labeling such fatal diseases. In this regard, decisions are taken at the level of WHO which hosts the international classification of diseases (ICD).The current guidelines for nomenclature have been criticized by a number of scientific organizations. It is the general opinion that by simply giving numbers to alphabetic codes, people at large are unable to appreciate the gravity of the disease. For instance the letters HN denote the genetic size and sequence of the virus Hemagglutinin Neuraminidase.

    April 7, 2020