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CHENNAI: The Gateway to the South


By Shona Adhikari Chennai/Madras is less than 400 years old, but gives the appearance of having been around much longer. The British reached the area fairly early in their occupation of India. This is about Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, the gateway to the southern part of India. Like other cities in India, Chennai too...

Buttigieg, Bernie lead in 1st Dem presidential nomination race


New York: Pete Buttigieg, a small town mayor breaking into national politics, and veteran Senator Bernie Sanders emerged as leaders in the first results of the chaotic Democratic Party race in Iowa for nomination to run against President Donald Trump. In the first results covering 71 per cent of the voting precincts released on Tuesday,...

Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu presents credentials to President Trump


Washington: New Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu presented his credentials Thursday to President Donald Trump at the Oval office of the White House. President Trump warmly welcomed Amb. Sandhu (who earlier did a stint as deputy ambassador in DC) back to Washington and wished him every success in his responsibilities...

Street protests can lead to ‘anarchy’: Modi


In Parliament, the prime minister counters opposition attack on CAA, NPR, etc New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made scathing comments on the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament, alleging that “attempts are being made to spread lies” around Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR). Modi asserted that people of Jammu...

Acquitted, Trump unleashes on impeachment enemies


Washington: President Donald Trump unleashed his fury against those who tried to remove him from office at a prayer breakfast Thursday, a day after his acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial. Speaking from a stage where he was joined by congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who led the impeachment charge against...

India celebrates 71st R-Day with displays of military prowess and cultural diversity


New Delhi: A sea of people converged on Rajpth here amid tight security on Jan 26 to celebrate India’s 71st Republic Day, marking India’s democratic constitution instituted in 1950. During the annual parade, schoolchildren, folk dancers, and police and military battalions marched through New Delhi’s parade route, followed by a military hardware display. The parade also...

GOP optimistic of nixing witness vote despite Bolton riff


Washington: Senate Republican leaders remained optimistic Thursday that they can knock down an attempt to call more witnesses during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and wrap up the whole thing by the weekend. But they don't have it in the bag just yet. It will all come to a head Thursday night when Sen. Lamar...

WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus outbreak


Many countries including India are starting to airlift their nationals from China. Beijing/New Delhi: The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency after the death toll in China rose to 170 , with more than 7,800 cases confirmed in almost 20 countries. “The main reason for this declaration is not...

Jaipur Litfest hijacked by anti-CAA rhetoric


by Prakash Bhandari in Jaipur The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which in recent years acquired the reputation as one of the biggest literary fiesta sadly became a platform this time for the  authors and speakers to air their views on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC, the two political issues that have caused a...