Author - Tejram Sharma

INDIA-PAK THAW? Not so fast


by K.S. Tomar Contrary to expectations, while taking a ‘political decision’ not to lift a ban on the import of sugar and cotton from India despite severe economic crisis, Pakistan government has re-emphasized the notion of ‘Kashmir Phobia’ which reigns supreme in the minds of army generals and politicians in Islamabad, thereby ignoring woes of people...

PM Modi’s visit means Dhaka ready for quantum leap in ties


New Delhi/Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day trip to Dhaka last week to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of the country’s Independence underlined the fact that despite some wrinkles, the neighbors are ready for a transformative leap. PM Modi’s camaraderie with Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina — who greeted him personally at the airport —...

‘Rebuild the Backbone of America’: Biden unveils $2 T infrastructure plan


Pittsburgh, PA: President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at modernizing America's crumbling transport network, creating millions of jobs and delivering a "once-in-a-generation" investment that will enable the country to best China on the global economic stage, reports AFP. Mr. Biden compared his "transformational" plan to the ambitious U.S. space program...

President Biden invites PM Modi to Climate Summit


Washington: President Joe Biden has invited 40 heads of state, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to join him for the World Leaders Summit on Climate to be hosted by his administration on April 22-23. The other leaders, including Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, European leaders Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and...

Time for united struggle against BJP: Mamata’s letter to Opposition


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee wrote to several opposition leaders saying that the BJP wants to establish a one-party authoritarian rule in India and time has come for a united and effective struggle against its attack on democracy and Constitution. The three-page personal letter was sent by Banerjee to non-BJP...

April 3-9, 2021 | Vol. 13 Issue 48


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‘Thappad’ wins 7 accolades at Filmfare Awards 2021


New Delhi: The star-studded 66th Filmfare awards saw Anubhav Sinha's 'Thappad' recording the most wins with seven awards, followed by 'Gulabo Sitabo', winning six, both emerging as big winners of the evening. The ceremony which took place at the Goregaon Filmcity, Mumbai concluded with late actor Irrfan Khan bagging the Best Actor (Male) award, for...

Bangladesh is strong example of communal harmony: Modi


Dhaka: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Bangladesh is a strong example of communal harmony, adding that New Delhi will deeply cooperate with Dhaka "all the time". India has gifted 109 ambulances and 12 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, with Modi handing over the keys of the ambulances to his Bangladesh counterpart...

India reports highest daily Covid cases since October


New Delhi: India recorded 72,330 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, highest since October 2020, taking the total tally to 1,22,21,665 on Thursday. The active cases have now increased to 5,84,055 comprising 4.78 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.89 per cent. The death toll increased...