Author: Sukanya Saha

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Sukanya Saha is an Assistant Editor at The New Indian with keen interest in foreign affairs, science, environment, and space exploration. Prior to joining The New Indian, Sukanya was associated with NDTV, India Today, IANS, and Jagran English. In 2022, she topped the BRICS International Journalism Programme. Beyond the newsroom, Sukanya unwinds by watching psychological thrillers, shopping on Etsy, and learning foreign languages.

BRICS next global superpower, India’s rise to benefit all: Zemedeneh Negatu on Ethiopia’s membership

NEW DELHI: Last year saw an unexpected development in geopolitics with the expansion of BRICS, as five new nations were welcomed into the fold: Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. However, the invitation extended to Ethiopia was particularly surprising, given its status as an unconventional BRICS contender. Just before 2024, Fitch downgraded Ethiopia […]

INLD leader’s horrific murder: Possible motive revealed in accused list

NEW DELHI: One year before the fatal shooting of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Nafe Singh Rathi in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, he faced allegations of encouraging the suicide of a BJP leader. Now, Rathi’s family alleges that relatives of the BJP leader orchestrated the assassination plot against the INLD leader. In January of the […]

Punjab dam in India ceases River Ravi water flow to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: The completion of the Shahpur Kandi Barrage on the River Ravi after 45 years has resulted in India halting water flow to Pakistan, marking a significant change in water allocation starting from February 25, according to media reports, This action would be advantageous for the Jammu and Kashmir region in terms of agricultural […]

Indian-origin author barred entry to Bengaluru, deported to UK

NEW DELHI: On Monday, a UK-based professor of Indian origin alleged that upon arriving at Bengaluru airport, she was refused entry despite being invited by the Karnataka government to attend an event. Professor Nitasha Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit scholar living in London, stated in several posts on X that she was provided with no explanation […]

Gyanvapi mosque: Hindu rituals to carry on in cellar after Allahabad HC dismisses plea

NEW DELHI: On Monday, the Allahabad High Court rejected the appeal from the Gyanvapi Mosque committee challenging the Varanasi district court’s ruling permitting prayers in a basement within the Gyanvapi mosque compound. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal of the Allahabad HC delivered the verdict. “After going through the entire records of the case and after considering […]

We want port for crucial Red Sea access: Zemedeneh Negatu on Ethiopia-Somaliland deal

NEW DELHI: With the world’s attention focused on conflicts such as the Gaza war, it’s important to pay attention to the brewing tensions in the Horn of Africa. Recent events have escalated the instability in this region, notably with Somalia unexpectedly revoking a pact with Ethiopia on January 6, just five days after signing it. […]

New criminal laws replacing IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act set to enforce starting July 1

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, the government announced that the three novel criminal statutes, namely the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and the Bharatiya Sakshaya Act, will be enforced starting July 1. These laws, intended to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure, and Evidence Act, signify a comprehensive reform […]

SP MP asserts Muslims will adhere to Shariat amid Himanta’s law repeal move

NEW DELHI: In response to the Assam government’s decision to abolish the Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, Samajwadi Party (SP) MP ST Hasan stated on Saturday that Muslims will adhere solely to the teachings of Shariat and the Quran. “There is no need to highlight this so much. Muslims will follow Shariat and […]

Pakistan bureaucrat takes accountability for election tampering, quits

NEW DELHI: A high-ranking Pakistani official has stepped down, acknowledging involvement in tampering with the outcomes of the February 8 national elections amid extensive demonstrations. Liaquat Ali Chattha, the election commissioner for Rawalpindi, announced his resignation during a media briefing on Saturday, stating that he faced “pressure” from senior officials to manipulate the election results. […]

ISRO launches INSAT-3DS satellite successfully

NEW DELHI: The meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS was launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, using a Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket. During its 16th mission, the GSLV rocket successfully placed the INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite into the planned orbit. Following additional orbit-adjusting manoeuvres, the satellite will be positioned within a Geostationary Orbit. Also Read: Modi’s temple […]

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