New York

Sexual harassment rife inside Aus parliament: Report

New York: One in three people working in Australia’s parliament have experienced sexual harassment, a recently published report said, following an independent inquiry into parliamentary workplace culture. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in […]

Myanmar court delays verdict in Suu Kyi’s trial: Report

New York: A Myanmar junta court postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, media reports said. The court, which had been due to rule on her […]

Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise hosts Thanksgiving Lunch for Tri CYA kids

Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise held a Thanksgiving Lunch for the kids and staff at the Tri Community and Youth Agency under the Presidentship of Rachna Shahdadpuri. The event was chaired by Dr. Shaifali Rametra and co-chaired by […]

International

US must not be too hard on India over Modi-Putin summit

By Tara Kartha There’s going to be a considerable degree of discomfort among officials in Washington as the India-Russia summit takes off in New Delhi on December 6. Today, almost everyone knows about the S-400s, […]

Hockey diplomacy: Pakistan junior team arrives for World Cup

New Delhi: India and Pakistan have stepped up people-to-people engagement — from reopening the Kartarpur corridor recently to restarting hockey diplomacy after three years. The Pakistan men’s junior hockey team reached Delhi last Saturday to participate […]

India elected to UN World Heritage Committee for four-year term

India has been elected on November 25 to serve on the United Nations World Heritage Committee for a four-year term. This came a week after the country was re-elected to the UNESCO Executive Board for […]

Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama top Dem picks in 2024 if Biden doesn’t run: poll

Vice President Kamala Harris and former first lady Michelle Obama are the top two picks for the Democratic presidential nomination if President Biden decides not to seek re-election in 2024, according to a survey.  Harris […]

PM Modi lauds Sacred Art Gallery of Jagattarini Dasi in Perth, Australia

Focusing on the “soft power” of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about Jagattarini Dasi, an Australian woman, who runs an art gallery in the Swan Valley of Perth city, as he addressed the nation in the […]

Raja Krishnamoorthi urges senators to address Green Card backlog

Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has urged the senators to include provisions to address the massive green card backlog in the ongoing negotiations on the Senate passage of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act (H.R. […]

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Entertainment

Samantha Ruth to work with ‘Downtown Abbey’ director

Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to make her international film debut with ‘Arrangements of Love’, which will be directed by Philip John, whose credits include ‘Downton Abbey’. Variety reports that the project will […]

‘Shakuntala Awaits’ all set to go Off-Broadway

Isheeta Ganguly’s play, ‘Shakuntala Awaits’ is all set to be recreated as an Off-Broadway musical in New York City from January 17. The feat also makes Isheeta the first India-based writer-director to have her NCPA-production […]

Review: ‘Chhorii’ is more boring than frightening

Director Vishal Furia’s horror film ‘Chhorii’ has a deep and hard-hitting meaning behind its title, which gets revealed towards the climax, but the dull pacing of this script undoes the pleasure of numerous thrills it […]

Sports

Wait for a possible Indo-Pak clash in hockey

New Delhi: Following India’s 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup recently, fans here are looking forward to another clash — albeit on a different turf — and hoping India get a […]

China urges to stop ‘malicious hyping’ of tennis sta Peng Shuai

Beijing: China’s foreign ministry said that “certain people” should stop the “malicious hyping” and “politicization” of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as foreign governments and organisations continue to raise questions around her wellbeing.  […]

India sweep T20I series 3-0 against New Zealand

Kolkata: Rohit Sharma’s fantastic fifty and a clinical bowling performance led by Axar Patel (3/9), powered India to a convincing 73-run win over New Zealand in the third and final T20I, helping the hosts complete […]

Business

USTR flags market access, tariffs, digital trade as key issues

New Delhi: United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has raised market access restrictions, high tariffs, unpredictable regulatory requirements and restricted digital trade measures as key issues with India and underscored the huge potential of trade […]

Reliance, Paytm triggered India’s stock market bloodbath

Mumbai: On November 18, India’s biggest IPO tanked. A day after the Paytm listing, Reliance Industries’ 2019 deal with Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled energy giant Aramco was called off. As India’s largest company eyes a greener […]

Paytm’s IPO flop rattles millions of retail investors

Paytm IPO investors lose $900 million in two days as India’s biggest listing flopped. Mumbai: A stunning two-day plunge by India’s Paytm, run by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, after its initial public offering casts a shadow […]

Lifestyle

Wash those stickers before you eat them

Newspapers provide an invaluable service to their readers. If you don’t believe me, just consider this question that was recently sent to a wellness column in the New York Times: “I keep finding myself biting into […]

Won’t buy holiday gifts this year, a record number of Americans say

This holiday, 11.5% of people plan to sit out the season by not spending anything on presents, gift cards or other items for entertaining, according to a survey by Deloitte. That’s a record amount of Americans on […]

Whether you’re a human or crocodile, beware of slipper

Given a classroom assignment of putting various household objects into categories, many students around the world would have no trouble putting the common slipper (or chappal, as it’s known in India) into a single category: […]