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Kuwait fire: 40 Indians dead, many injured; Jaishankar ‘shocked’

A fire in the southern Mangaf district of Kuwait has killed at least 41 people, including Indians, according to reports.

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Modi’s temple diplomacy: Promoting Indian heritage on global stage

NEW DELHI: Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s temple diplomacy has emerged as a cornerstone of the nation’s soft power strategy, fostering cultural ties and diplomatic successes across the globe. The inauguration of the largest Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi stands as a testament to this diplomatic prowess and underscores the depth […]

Democrats angered by special counsel report questioning Biden’s memory

NEW DELHI: Democrats are furious over a special counsel report, heightening concerns regarding US President Biden’s memory, amplifying a longstanding issue that poses a significant political risk for the party in November. In a 388-page document, special counsel Robert Hur contended that it would be improbable for a jury to find the president guilty for […]

Who is real winner of Pakistan polls 2024?

NEW DELHI: While the result of the Pakistan general elections 2024 remains in question, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have come to terms to form a coalition government at both the federal and Punjab province levels. This arrangement stems from a meeting between Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N and Bilawal […]

Who is Tucker Carlson and why did Putin talk to him?

NEW DELHI: Tucker Carlson, a polarising figure in American media circles, recently sat down for an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 54, Carlson made history as the first Western journalist to have such a conversation with Putin since Russia’s involvement in Ukraine nearly two years ago. But who exactly is Tucker Carlson, and […]

Pakistan polls 2024: A tragicomic spectacle

NEW DELHI: In the annals of political theatre, Pakistan’s 2024 election will likely be remembered as a tragicomedy of epic proportions. The spectacle unfolds against a backdrop of repression, manipulation, and farcical manoeuvres, leaving the nation’s democracy hanging by a thread. At first glance, Pakistani officials are keen to portray an image of normalcy, extolling […]

Pakistan’s polls 2024: Nawaz Sharif vs. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and its impact on India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan just concluded its 12th national general elections on Thursday, February 8, to select a new government, amidst numerous crises in the nuclear-armed nation with a population of 241 million. According to The News, Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is expected to lead as the largest party, with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan […]