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2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

Dec 30, 2021 Seema Guha

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty continues to loom large,

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.


US Has Reunited 100 Children Separated From Parents Under Trump Administration

The Department of Homeland Security planned to announce on Thursday that 100 children, mostly from Central America, are back with their families while 350 more reunifications are in process.

Jan 6 Committee Seeks Interview With GOP Rep. Scott Perry

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The House panel investigating the January 6 US. Capitol insurrection requested an interview with Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania on Monday, marking the first time the committee publicly sought to interview a sitting member of Congress.


Israel's PM Naftali Bennett 'Optimistic' After His UAE Trip

Israel PM (Prime Minister) Office said he met Monday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates for some four hours, with more than half of the time spent in one-on-one talks.

09 December, 2021

US Summit On Democracy As World Registers ‘Democratic Recession’

Seema Guha

US Summit on democracy will also witness participation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The question is how can the US push for democracy, when strategic interests of the nations is a difficult proposition.


16 November, 2021

Will US Slap Sanction Against India For Buying S400-Missile System From Russia?

Seema Guha

According to Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) passed by the US Congress in 2017, any country working against US interests will be under sanctions. Helping Russian arms sales is not in the US interest.


14 November, 2021

US, China Trade Taiwan Warnings Ahead Of Biden-Xi Summit

Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke to his Chinese counterpart amid rising international concern over Beijing's recent military incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone.


13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?


10 November, 2021

Trump Admin Officials Were Intermingling Election Campaigns With Govt Duties: Federal Investigation

Outlook Web Desk

Hatch Act of the United States prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government from engaging in some forms of political activity. Investigation reveals Trump admin officials violated it.


05 November, 2021

US President Joe Biden Administration Sues Texas Over New Voting Laws

Associated Press (AP)

The lawsuit does not challenge the entirety of a sweeping measure signed in September by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas, which already has some of the nation's toughest voting rules.


25 October, 2021

Donald Trump-Like TV Pundit Rocks Presidential Campaign In France

Associated Press (AP)

Eric Zemmour, a rabble-rousing television pundit and author with repeated convictions for hate speech who is finding fervent audiences for his anti-Islam, anti-immigration invective in the early stages of France's presidential race.


10 October, 2021

With Focus On Iran's Nuclear Program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel To Meet Israeli Leaders

Associated Press (AP)

This will be the farewell visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has completed 16 years in office characterised by near unwavering support for Israel.


07 October, 2021

CIA Creates Top Level Working Group To Counter China's Influence

Associated Press (AP)

The CIA also announced that it would ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers and create another mission center focusing on emerging technologies.


03 October, 2021

Trump Asks US Judge To Force Twitter To Restore His Account

Associated Press (AP)

Trump's attorneys on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Miami seeking a preliminary injunction against Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey.


30 September, 2021

Rohingya Leader Mohibullah Shot Dead Inside Bangladesh Refugee Camp

Associated Press (AP)

Mohibullah, who is in his 40s, was a teacher who emerged as a key refugee leader and a spokesman representing the Muslim ethnic group in international meetings.


30 September, 2021

US: Jan 6 Capitol Insurrection Investigation Committee Subpoenas Organizers

Associated Press (AP)

The subpoenas are part of the panel's efforts to collect information from the organizers “and their associated entities on the planning, organization, and funding of those events.


29 September, 2021

US Has Failed To Handle Pakistan's Support For Taliban: US Senator Jack Reed

Associated Press (AP)

In the Congressional hearing on Afghanistan, US Senator Jack Reed said that path that led to this moment was paved with years of mistakes from US's catastrophic pivot to Iraq, failure to handle Pakistan's support for the Taliban, and flawed Doha agreement.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz