Author - Tejram Sharma

Post Date: August 12, 2021

Neeraj Chopra, who decimated all the competition in Tokyo to win gold with a Javelin throw of 87.58 meters, became the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics and only the second Indian after shooter Abhinav Bindra, to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. The gold medal has propelled Chopra...

Modi first Indian PM to chair a UNSC debate


United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the first Indian PM to chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on maritime security, which saw unprecedented high-level participation from other countries. India decided to focus on all aspects of maritime security in a holistic manner as one of its signature events during...

Cuomo’s crash has been happening for 10 years


By Ravi Batra, Eminent Attorney Ranju and I know Andrew Cuomo as a dear friend when he was New York State Attorney General and supported him fully. I saw in him qualities of a president Teddy Roosevelt - and said so - to reporter Liz Benjamin. He is “blue-blood” to power, which to paraphrase Mark Twain...

$1.2 tn bipartisan infrastructure bill approval a win for Biden


Washington: The US Senate has approved a long-awaited infrastructure bill, after months of strenuous negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. In a rare stroke of bipartisanship, more than a dozen Republicans joined Democrats to back the legislation. The final vote was 69-30, comfortably surpassing the 60-vote threshold required for most legislation in the 100-seat upper...

Community makes 10th India Day Parade of Long Island a super success


Hicksville, NY: Huge crowds, several floats and marching groups, scores of lawmakers and dignitaries and exciting entertainment added to the patriotic fervor for the motherland in the only parade in New York state to celebrate India's landmark 75th Independence Day. Held under the banner of India Day Parade (IDP) USA, all sections of the Indian...

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die with protests over Pegasus, farm laws


New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on August 11, bringing an end to the stormy monsoon session. Opposition protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws, and other issues had continuously marred the proceedings since the start of the session on July 19. The Question Hour witnessed disruptions on most of the days during this...

India successfully test-fires Nirbhay cruise missile


New Delhi: India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) fired the 1,000-km range Nirbhay cruise missile from Chandipur testing facility in Odisha. The subsonic cruise missile was fired at 9:55 am on August 11 and was tested for 100 km in flight and 15 minutes in time. According to DRDO sources, the indigenous engine was successfully tested...

Rahul Gandhi demands restoration of full statehood in J&K


Srinagar: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded the restoration of full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir alongside “free and fair elections” to be held in J&K. He was speaking after inaugurating a Congress office in Srinagar — his first address to party workers after the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of J&K into two...

India pulls out of Mazar-e-Sharif, asks nationals to leave Afghanistan


New Delhi: With the situation in Afghanistan turning grim, a total of 50 Indian nationals, including diplomats, left the Mazar-e-Sharif and reached New Delhi on August 11. "A Special flight comprising of 50 Indians landed at New Delhi this morning," said a senior government official. The government stated that India has temporarily closed its Consulate General office...