Monday, January 18, 2021

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‘Strong India would act as counterbalance to China’

PTI Washington Asserting that India maintains the capacity to counter border provocations by China, the outgoing...

Strong earthquake in Indonesia topples homes, buildings; 34 killed

AP Mamuju A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight, toppling homes and...

Israel airstrikes east Syria, kills dozens of fighters

AP Beirut Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions...

US House sets impeachment vote to charge Trump with incitement

PTI Washington The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of outgoing President Donald...

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Iran still closed to US influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei

REUTERS   DUBAI Iran will remain closed to US influence and continue to oppose US policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers,...

China blast toll 114; 70 people still missing

IANS   BEIJING The toll in the deadly warehouse explosions in China’s Tianjin blasts has escalated to 114 with 70 people still unaccounted for, authorities said on...

Bad weather hamApers bid to reach plane crash site

AFP   JAKARTA Bad weather hampered efforts Monday to reach debris in remote eastern Indonesian mountains believed to be from a plane that crashed carrying 54 people...

Pakistan minister among 19 killed in suicide attack

PTI LAHORE A minister in Pakistan’s Punjab province known for his tough anti-Taliban stance was Sunday assassinated by two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at...

Sri Lanka goes to polls with tight security in place today

PTI   COLOMBO Sri Lanka is all set to vote in a crucial general election today (August 17) after a tense poll campaign with Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing...

Pak’s pro-jehad ex-ISI chief Hamid Gul dies

PTI   ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s hardline Islamist general Hamid Gul, known for nurturing militants in Kashmir and Punjab and Afghanistan during his stint as chief of the powerful...

India to start Jewish heritage tours for Indian-origin Jews

PTI   RAMLA (ISRAEL) With India renovating Jewish heritage sites in the country, India’s envoy to Israel has appealed to young Jews of Indian origin to utilise...

‘Modi’s visit a chance to chart new course in ties’

PTI   ABU DHABI Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the UAE provides a strategic opportunity to draw a new blueprint for taking bilateral ties forward,...

FROM THE MAGAZINES

IFFI begins in COVID times

The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that is in hybrid mode this year, was inaugurated yesterday. NT...

20 Wiki regrets

Frederick Noronha A few days ago, on Friday, January 15, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th birthday. Some youngsters might find...

Suffer the children

Luis Dias To many of us growing up, fado was synonymous with Amália Rodrigues. Apart from one solitary 45...

The New Christian Bramhan Nobiliarchy

Tensing Rodrigues Could it be a mere chance that the new Christian bramhan nobiliarchy that arose within the first...