ARTICLES

Ties of convergence and divergence

One of the most difficult area of study for the students of international diplomacy is India-China relations. This relationship can be rightly characterized as one of limited convergence and wide divergence of interests, depicting the growing nature of rivalry rather than friendship. Chinese moves..

Nitrogen vs Food Security

The government’s latest decision to spend Rs 350 crore to assess the degradation of environment due to improper use of nitrogen based fertilizers and to educate farmers in at least 100 districts vulnerable to climate-change indicates the pressure mounted by environmentalists from all over the world.

MUHAMMAD YUNUS; THE FIRST CM OF BIHAR

While turning the pages of history of the colonial Indian Muslim politics, only issue that comes immediately to our mind is their engagement with the question of Hindu-Muslim relations, communalism, and power sharing formula in various sectors/ institutions. Here is a case a little away from all ..

Should lobbying be legalized

The Nira Radia tapes, coming on the back of the “Telecom 2G Spectrum Scam” and subsequent housing loan scam of financial institutions throws up many interesting issues that needs to be publicly debated and decided upon by the government in order to prevent any ugly controversies in the future.

The new stars of India

Name one Electronic Channel which focussed on our boys and girls training hard for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the Asian Games in Guangzhou (China) to make India proud.
Yes, they did. These stars shining bright in the Sport firmament. And what did these channels dish out. It was ..

Aung San SuuKyi; A modern-day Moses

A.J. Philip/WHEN I received an invitation to attend the release in India of the book, “Than Shwe: Unmasking of Burma’s Tyrant” by Benedict Rogers, I decided to attend the function, for I wanted to listen to a person who has visited Myanmar 30 times, unlike some of the refugees in Delhi who have..

CONGRESS FAILS TO UNDERSTAND BIHAR

Congress party was clearly surprised by the Bihar Assembly election results on Wednesday. It obviously did not expect to fare so badly. From 9 seats in the previous Assembly, it had dropped to mere 4 seats of the total 243 Assembly seats.
While congratulating Nitish Kumar for excellent ..

Essence of Haj

For thousands of years, the believers from around the world have traveled to Makkah for Haj. The sight of nearly three million pilgrims in all white performing Haj rituals and endlessly circumambulating the majestic black structure is breathtaking.For days the pilgrims go around the Kaaba, ..

Height of Corruption

ADARSH is a Sanskrit word which means “ideal”. Why the promoters of the scandalous Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society of Mumbai chose that name is not known. In a way, they have proved that the name fits the Society pretty well as it is truly an “ideal” of corruption. In India, certain practices..

Obama visit: Will rhetoric turn into action?

United States 1st President of Afro-American origin Barack Obama’s India visit underpinned a lot of hopes for strengthening India United States ties further. Did the visit achieve the expectations of the overtly optimists and belly the hopes of the hopeless pessimists, the traditional US bashers ..

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UP CM Yogi seeks support of religious leaders in fight against COVID-19

AMN Chief Minister of Uttar Prdaesh Yogi Adityanath today had meetings with religious heads and members of ...

No evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19; 505 fresh cases reported

Spitting at public places should be avoided to contain spread of Coronavirus: ICMR Staff Reporter / New ...