Author - Tejram Sharma

Prevent Kabul from becoming source of terrorism: PM Modi


New Delhi: Afghanistan requires “unhindered humanitarian assistance” and “inclusive government,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the special meeting of the G20 leaders on Afghanistan held on Tuesday. But he also stressed on preventing Afghan territory from becoming the source of radicalization and terrorism. He reiterated India’s call for shaping international response on the Afghan...

Eric Adams for New York Mayor


By Parveen Chopra Managing Editor, The South Asian Times   New York:  In  the 13 years that The South Asian Times has been in uninterrupted publication, we have endorsed only a couple of politicians for elected office in the United States or India. But after studying the background of Eric Adams, and interviewing him twice on his policies and priorities,...

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Modi calls on Boris Johnson as UK withdraws quarantine rules for Indians


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a conversation over the phone on October 11. The timing of the talk was significant as it took place on the day the withdrawal of mandatory quarantine rules for Indian travellers to the UK despite being fully vaccinated came into effect.  Earlier, the...

Global Recovery path from pandemic must include biodiversity commitments: Yadav


New Delhi: The recovery path from the global pandemic is an opportune time to develop global biodiversity commitments and India is looking to work together with other countries to usher new deals for people and the planet. Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate change Bhupender Yadav stated India’s commitment at the Round Table on ‘Putting...

India, UK to launch One Sun-One World-One Grid at COP 26


New Delhi: India is committed to achieving the target of 450 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) RK Singh stated the ambitious goal of India while addressing the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG).  “India is well on...

Isolated populations of India at higher Covid risk: Study


New Delhi: A study led by experts at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB), Hyderabad, and the Varanasi-based Banaras Hindu University (BHU), has concluded that some isolated populations in the country have a higher genetic risk for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). These include, for example, tribes such as...

China objects to Venkaiah Naidu’s Arunachal visit


New Delhi: Beijing said it “firmly opposed” Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh last weekend. It asked New Delhi to “stop taking actions that would complicate and expand the boundary issue”. Within hours, the Ministry of External Affairs rejected Beijing’s statement, saying Arunachal Pradesh is an “integral and inalienable part” of India and...

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra denied bail


Lucknow: A local court in Lakhimpur Kheri denied bail to Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the murder of four farmers and a journalist who were allegedly run over by a convoy of SUVs, including a Thar jeep owned by his father and Union minister Ajay Mishra. Three others were killed in subsequent violence at Tikonia...