Monday, October 25, 2021

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October 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bhindranwale Is Free

After 26 days of detention for interrogation in the Lala Jagat Narain murder case, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was released in Ferozepur. He...

UK MP David Amess, Stabbed To Death In London, Was Lifelong Eurosceptic

<!-- -->David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday at the age of 69.London: A British lawmaker since 1983 from the Conservatives' right...

October 13, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Anti-graft campaign

Five organisations, including the Citizens for Democracy and Lok Sevak Eangh, founded by Jayaprakash Narayan, decided at a meeting in New Delhi to...

Scandal Dents IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva’s Image Of Integrity

<!-- -->Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva was the only candidate to lead the IMF, traditionally led by a EuropeanWashington: Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva, whose tenure as...

Facilitating the return of Kashmiri Pandits

As a law-abiding Indian citizen and Indian Muslim, my heart is shattered after witnessing the dastardly killings by The Resistance Force (TRF) in...

“Biased Against Facts, Journalism”: Nobel Peace Winner Criticises Facebook

<!-- -->Maria Ressa shared the Nobel with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov. ReutersManila: Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to...

The value of perseverance

Prime Minister Modi completed 20 continuous years as the head of an elected government on October 7. In any democratic society, and that...

October 5, 1981, Forty Years Ago: PM blames Pak

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared in Canberra that India would not allow itself to be “caught napping” by Pakistan, which had jumped “a...

Deshbhakti: Can patriotism be invoked?

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a Deshbhakti curriculum in Delhi government schools saying people only think of their country while raising the Tricolour...

Meet Kerala’s Sword-Fighting Great-Grandmother Keeping Martial Art Alive

<!-- -->Kerala's Meenakshi Amma has focussed on the revival of kalaripayattu.Vatakara: Deftly parrying her son with a bamboo cane, Meenakshi Amma belies her...

Imagine That: Unheard John Lennon Tape Goes On Sale

<!-- -->John Lennon, Yoko Ono were famous for singing songs of peace as Vietnam War raged. AFPCopenhagen: A 1970 tape of John Lennon...

September 27, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Dhaka Protests

The Indian government has brushed aside reports from Dhaka that 18 Bangladesh citizens had been killed within Bangladesh borders in an attack by...

Covid-19 is a public health problem caused by a virus. Let us address it with science, not politics

I travelled to the United Kingdom recently to take up a position at Oxford. While in India, I received two doses of Covishield,...

September 21, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Punjab violence

Twelve persons were killed, and a number of others injured when police opened fire to disperse a sword-wielding crowd of Nihangs, which attacked...

Amarinder Singh: The Man Who Steered Congress To Victory In Punjab

<!-- -->Congress leader Amarinder Singh has quit as Punjab chief minister. (File)Chandigarh: One of the strongest regional satraps of the Congress, Amarinder Singh...

Break down the glass walls for women in STEM

Picture a Scientist, a documentary depicting the groundswell of women scientists working to further gender equity in STEM, is going viral. Its goal...

A New-Look Gujarat BJP Ministry Dominated By First-Timers

<!-- -->As many as 21 of them have become ministers for the first time.Making a clean break from his predecessor Vijay Rupani's ministry,...

Winners And Losers From UK Government Reshuffle

<!-- -->Dominic Raab retains the role of deputy prime minister in the reshuffle. (File)London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday carried out...

Everything About SpaceX’s All-Civilian Space Crew Headed For Orbit

<!-- -->The Inspiration4 crew of Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley ArceneauxThe quartet of private citizens who make up the Inspiration4...

September 15, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Ruckus in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha witnessed unruly scenes for 45 minutes on September 14 with treasury benches demanding discussion on gold auction during the Janata...

Those who live by the law, should keep the law

The Bar Council of India’s proposal to frame rules to curtail calls for strike by bar associations and advocates is a welcome move....

Who Is Bhupendra Patel? 5 Points On New Gujarat Chief Minister

<!-- -->Bhupendra Patel was picked leader of the BJP's legislative party in Gujarat.New Delhi: Fifty-nine-year-old MLA Bhupendra Patel was named the next Gujarat...

What has gone wrong at Jallianwala Bagh memorial

The beautification/renovation of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial done by the central government through a Gujarat-based private company has come under criticism. A great deal...

How Saleem Kidwai brought Indian history of same-sex love to light

I must admit I did not expect such a storm of news, obituaries and voices claiming friendship, coming from all directions within minutes...

The modern teacher’s challenge

When his students came forward to celebrate Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday after he became the president of India, he politely declined and said, ‘If...

Swedish Pop Group ABBA Are Back With A New Album After Nearly 4 Decades

<!-- -->The album will come out November 5, the musicians said.London: Swedish pop icons Abba on Thursday announced that they are releasing a...

Media interest in conflict zones should move beyond reporting events to understanding processes, seeking resolution

Chaos, uncertainty and anarchy are prevailing in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. Twin blasts outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport last week killed...

The way to future mobility

A recent opinion piece by a senior journalist criticises India’s electric vehicle subsidies (‘Wrong way to clean up’, IE, August 5) calling it...

History suggests that Afghanistan is in for economic shock therapy — with Chinese characteristics

Epidemics, disasters, wars, famine, coups, change in autocratic rulers have a historical similarity associated with them: They give rise to disaster capitalism. These...