ARTICLES

Text of Michael Pompeo remarks at “America and India:Embracing an Age of Ambition”

WEB DESK SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening, everyone. Welcome, and thank you for joining me here. Namaste. Thank you, Ambassador Juster, too, for that kind introduction. Ken and I have been talking about my return here to New Delhi for quite some time, since I was last here back in September, and I’m glad we were … Continue reading Text of Michael Pompeo remarks at “America and India:Embracing an Age of Ambition”

The strategy behind One Nation One Election..

By Abdul Wahid Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 19th convened a meeting of political parties to discuss the proposal of his government “One Nation One Election” for a simultaneous Parliamentary ( Lok Sabha ) and state Assembly polls. After the meeting which, it was announced that a committee will be set up to explore … Continue reading The strategy behind One Nation One Election..

Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

  By Dr. Javed Jamil Ramadhan can and should be the best time to give up all forms of addictions including smoking forever. I will focus here on smoking only because while alcohol and drugs are considered Haram by all the religious experts of Islam, unfortunately, smoking has not yet been declared universally Haram. This … Continue reading Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

Modi’s Defeat looks imminent

Modi’s rhetoric will pave way for an alternative secular government, post-elections, says Sitaram Yechury PRIME Minister Narendra Modi betrays a sense of desperation in the shrill campaign that he is conducting in these general elections. Earlier, in a speech at Latur in Maharashtra, he called for people to vote for the BJP in the name … Continue reading Modi’s Defeat looks imminent

Lateral entry into governmental offices is against Constitution

By Dr. Prem Singh The Modi Government has appointed 9 private sector experts to the rank of Joint Secretary in different central government departments through lateral entry. The government had invited applications for appointments in the Department of Revenue also, but it was canceled due to procedural reasons. As soon as the Modi government came … Continue reading Lateral entry into governmental offices is against Constitution

India-UAE ties flourishing with time

    The Indian community has played a major role in the economic development of the UAE   By Dr Ahmed Albanna, Ambassador of  UAE to India India and the UAE share historic cultural ties based on centuries-old people to people contact between the India and Arab civilization. In the early 19th century, the Indian traders, … Continue reading India-UAE ties flourishing with time

Well done President!

    Short Takes by Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam The President of India, His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, is a man of great qualities of head and heart, a man truly worthy of the august position he holds today. His vision for the future of India as a just, equitable, united and technologically advanced … Continue reading Well done President!

Obituary: George Fernandes; From drift to drift

By A J Philip The Intelligence Bureau (IB) had no idea that there was a place called Kumplampoika in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. It is a small village with a good school on the Pathanamthitta-Vadaserikara Road. Generations of students knew Kunjamma George teacher of Kizhakkethil house, who had seven sons — all tall and educated … Continue reading Obituary: George Fernandes; From drift to drift

Revamp Faith Based Mental Care Healing Centers

By Syed Ali Mujtaba The news of the Supreme Court’s intervention in freeing some twenty-two mentally-ill persons chained at a faith-based mental centre in a Dargah in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is bit surprising. Surprising not because the mentally ill people were freed at the orders of the Supreme Court but because the Apex Court has … Continue reading Revamp Faith Based Mental Care Healing Centers

Citizenship Bill: One more step of BJP towards contempt of Constitution

By Dr. Prem Singh By passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Lok Sabha the Narendra Modi government at the Center has taken up another step towards the contempt of the Constitution. The Bill provides that six non-Muslim communities – Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi – of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be … Continue reading Citizenship Bill: One more step of BJP towards contempt of Constitution

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...