Author - Tejram Sharma

Neeraj Chopra scores historic gold for India at Tokyo Olympics with stunning javelin throw


Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics, out-performing the field by quite a distance to clinch the historic medal for the country. The 23-year-old farmer's son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals...

Will Mamata’s bid to unite opposition for 2024 battle against Modi bear fruits?


by K.S. Tomar Buoyed by unprecedented victory in state elections outsmarting the most powerful Modi-Shah duo, Mamata  anerjee, West Bengal chief minister,  has set out on an almost impossible mission of laying the foundation of creating a joint opposition front to take on BJP in 2024 parliamentary elections in the country. The task is difficult as...

Mismatch of Secretary Blinken’s assessment of Indian democracy with ground reality


By Koshy George “The most remarkable democratic election in the world, in many ways is here in India,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a press conference last week during his visit there.  As a pravasi Indian I wish these were true statements and I want India to be known this way among the...

Ajay Dilwari, owner of Canada’s largest automotive group awarded Order of British Columbia


Leading Indian-origin entrepreneur Ajay Dilwari has been honored with Canada's prestigious Order of British Columbia award, the province's highest form of recognition. Dilwari, the owner of Canada's largest automotive group — Dilawri Group — is among 16 exceptional people to be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, according to a statement by the Government of British Columbia. As representative of the...

Indians aspiring for Green Cards may be at big loss


About one lakh employment-based Green Cards are at the risk of being wasted in less than two months, causing resentment among Indian IT professionals whose wait for legal permanent residency now runs into decades. This year's quota for employment-based immigrants is 261,500, far higher than the usual 140,000, Indian professional Sandeep Pawar told PTI. "Unfortunately, under...

Big win for Amazon as India’s Supreme Court upholds arbitrator award in Reliance-Future deal


In a big win for e-commerce giant Amazon, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled the order of a Singapore-based emergency arbitrator (EA) that restrained Future Retail Ltd (FRL) from going ahead with its asset sale deal with Reliance Retail was enforceable in India. A Bench headed by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman upheld the single-judge Bench...

After Rosogolla, GI tags for Bengal’s Sarbhaja and Sarpuria soon


After the syrupy white rosogolla, West Bengal has got another sweet deal as the famous sarbhaja and sarpuria will soon be awarded geographical indication (GI) tags. GI is a sign used on products that have a particular geographical root and have qualities or a reputation due to that origin. The tags are issued as per the Geographical Indications of...

With India as President, PM Modi to chair UNSC session


New Delhi: For the first time in the history of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), an Indian Prime Minister will be presiding over a meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually chair an open debate on maritime security at the UNSC on August 9. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in...

India win a medal in hockey after 41 years, tally 5


Tokyo: India is in celebratory mood after its team won the country's first medal in men's hockey at the Olympics here after a gap of 41 years. A bronze was as good as gold. “India is proud of our hockey team,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and called up captain Manpreet Singh to congratulate. Competing for the...