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The Tale of Two Sons


The headline grabbing cases of Ashish Mishra and Aryan Khan, both from privileged families, offer no solace to those cynical of India or of its judicial system. By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni On October 3, a convoy of cars, one of which was owned by Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, rammed into a group...

Pandora Papers names 380 Indians including Anil Ambani, Tendulkar


New Delhi: The names of several Indian businessmen, celebrities and politicians have been revealed in an unprecedented leak of financial documents known as the "Pandora Papers". As many as 380 Indians are on the list of the global elite who have been exposed for ringfencing their wealth through shadowy financial transactions and using offshore tax havens...

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Minister’s son summoned for questioning


New Delhi: The Lakhimpur Kheri police has summoned Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, for questioning in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which 8 persons, including four farmers, were killed. A notice under CrPC 160 has been pasted at the Lakhimpur Kheri residence of Ashish Mishra and...

Modi govt likely to approve Air India sale to Tata soon


New Delhi: Despite the media reports confirming Air India sale to Tata Sons, the  Indian government  has yet to formally announce the deal divesting the national carrier. But yes, MoneyControl.com reports that Home Minister Amit Shah is soon expected to give its approval to the sale to Tata Sons after the conglomerate emerged as the frontrunner to acquire the loss...

McConnell’s stop gap offer to Dems averts debt ceiling threat


Washington: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase after hours of discussion with GOP leader Mitch McConnell, CNBC reported. Schumer said from the Senate floor, “We have reached agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December, and it’s our hope that we can get this...

US thanks India on vax exports, assures national security


New York: US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, thanked India on behalf of the US for resuming Covid-19 vaccine exports when she met India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in New Delhi, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. She also assured Shringla of Washington's commitment to India's national security during their meeting when they...

Not joining BJP, but won’t remain in Congress: Amarinder Singh


New Delhi:  Amarinder Singh has declared that he is not joining the BJP but definitely he is quitting the Congress, putting to rest the speculation about his move after he was forced to quit as Punjab Chief Minister earlier in September. "So far I am in the Congress but I will not remain in the Congress....

Bill cosigned by 22 US Senators seeks sanctions imposed on Taliban, others


Washington: A group of 22 Republican senators have introduced a bill to impose sanctions on the Taliban in Afghanistan and other foreign governments that support the terrorist organization. The 'Afghanistan Counter-terrorism, Oversight and Accountability Act' was introduced by Senator Jim Risch on Tuesday. The legislation seeks a report from the Secretary of State about his assessment of the...

Shutdown averted, but Dem divisions imperil Biden’s domestic agenda


Washington: Democrats prepared to vote Thursday to avert a government shutdown, but they were desperately trying to save President Biden’s bold domestic agenda as holdout Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema dug in against an ambitious $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate bill that carries many of the progressives’ top priorities, reported The...