The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the...

Charter of the United Nations

The founding document of the United Nations, the UN Charter, was signed on 26...

UNITED NATIONS: The Origin

The idea of the United Nations was born during World War II (1939-1945). The name...

Reaching out to the youth

At the official launch in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres addressed youth leaders from...

United Nations to mark 75th anniversary amid pandemic with huge focus on global dialogue

COVID-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across...

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s VP pick

Washington: Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Senator Kamala...

Bloody Partition of India: An eyewitness account

By Manu Shah Yash Pal Lakra has made his peace with a painful past...

From Kashmir to Ayodhya, BJP’s total domination of politics

By Barkha Dutt The decision to build a temple and provide an...

Corona – An epidemic of vicious politics

By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Since the China virus (and I hesitate not one bit in calling it that!) entered our shores, President Trump himself and his administration have been relentlessly attacked for no other reason than that he alone by virtue of his office along with his team of public health... Read More

US stocks rise after Fed keeps interest rates near zero

New York: US stocks ended higher after the Federal Reserve left its interest rates unchanged at near zero. All the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors finished higher, with energy and financials both up more than 2 per cent, leading the gains. Shares of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet all rose... Read More

India must overcome the pandemic, security threat

By Shashi Shekhar There are three reasons why the world’s oldest and most powerful civilizations generally ended — epidemics, natural disasters, or foreign invasions. An example is the Indus Valley civilization; it had magnificent cities, architecture, maritime, and overland trade; it was thriving well before the birth of Jesus Christ.... Read More

Soaring cases make corona issue No 1 in world

New York/New Delhi: Coronavirus cases soared by more than a million globally in just five days as the numbers continue to accelerate from week to week, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. While USA and India continue to report record number of cases, the new surge is reported in Latin America including Mexico... Read More

Corona cases surging as US never shut down entirely: Fauci

Washington: America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci has said the US was witnessing the new surge in the number of COVID-19 cases because the country never shut down entirely. "We did not shut down entirely," media reports quoted Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious... Read More