A current Pakistan cricketer has escaped punishment and embarrassment during the Bangladesh Premier League when he was let off with a warning after he took a female to his hotel room in Chittagong who was on the watch list of the local anti-corruption sleuths. Continue reading Pakistani player takes female guest to room, let off with warning
A heartwarming story of a worker in Saudi Arabia is making headlines in the region – in a classic case of social media rallying for a good cause and making an impact. Continue reading Worker mocked for staring at gold showered with gold set, gifts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading Indian PM Narendra Modi TIME Person of the Year, again
Global health organisations and initiatives – and, in particular, the World Health Organisation (WHO) – have traditionally focused on infectious diseases, from malaria (their great failure) to smallpox (their greatest success). Continue reading Global response will help control lifestyle diseases
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation’s 45th president, bowing to pressure to avoid potential conflicts of interest between governing and profiting in the private sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading an online poll of readers’ choice for Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ in 2016 honour, which has contenders like US President-elect Donald Trump, the outgoing US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading Modi might ‘Trump’ Donald to become Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
The current demonetisation drive in India makes everyone startled and confused with the timing of the decision. Modi government’s bold move is viewed sceptically with divided opinion on the benefits of the demonetisation drive. Some pundits claim that this drive could stop proliferation of black money in India and train people in future to shift to cashless economy.
Setting a rancorous year aside, President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney put on a smiling show of goodwill at the billionaire’s New Jersey golf club. Continue reading Politics of (humble) pie: Once-bitter rivals meet, smile, shake hands
Shyama V. Ramani
In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the US and EU) and the only emerging nation to launch a Mars probe into space. But it remains part of the group of 45 developing countries with less than 50 per cent sanitation coverage, with many citizens practising open defecation, either due to lack of access to a toilet or because of personal preference. Continue reading Can Mars-conquering India tackle its earthly toilet troubles?
The craze for wireless internet connection has gone up so much that almost half of the people now crave for Wi-Fi on the go even more than chocolate, alcohol and, yes, sex, show results of a new survey. Continue reading People find Wi-Fi more important than sex, chocolate, alcohol