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UN Chief Urges China, US To Restore 'Functional' Relationship, Avoid New Cold War

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world's two major economic powers should be cooperating on climate and negotiating more robustly on trade and technology even given persisting political fissures.

US Capitol Police Gets Ready For Rally Supporting January 6 Rioters, Includes US National Guard For Security

Sep 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Capitol police are taking no chances as they prepare for Saturday's rally at the US Capitol in support of rioters imprisoned after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. They're working to avoid a repeat of the pre-inauguration attack.


Anguished Over Sub Marine Deal, France Recalls Envoys From US, Australia

The relationship conceived in 18th century revolutions appeared at a tipping point after the US, Australia and Britain shunned France in creating a new Indo-Pacific security arrangement.

Modi, Mamata Both Figure On TIME List Of '100 Most Influential People' Of 2021

Sep 16, 2021 Sharmila Bhowmick

The political rivals rub shoulders with world ‘Leaders’: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Adar Poonawal figures on the list of ‘Pioneers’.


US General Milley Defends 'Reassurance' Phone Calls To China While In Trump Administration

Believing Trump had a mental decline in his final days in the office, General Mark Milley reportedly called his Chinese counterpart and assured calling him in advance if the president would have ordered an attack. As the controversy stirs with revelations in a new book, Miller is quick to defend his actions. Biden is "confident" while Trump calls him "dumbass" and wants him tried for treason.

15 September, 2021

If We Attack, I'm Going To Call You Ahead Of Time: Top US Official Told China Before Trump's Exit, Reveals Book

Associated Press (AP)

A book by veteran US journalists offers shocking revelations. It also offers new insights into Trump's efforts to hold on to power despite losing the election to Democrat Biden.


13 September, 2021

US Capitol Hill Rioters Being Dubbed As 'Patriots' By Trump Supporters

Associated Press (AP)

Allies of former US President Donald Trump have been trying to revise the narrative of that deadly day by calling those in the mob of the January 2021 Capitol riots, “political prisoners".


13 September, 2021

North Korea Tests Missiles After A Stressful Pandemic Break

Associated Press (AP)

After seeing it's economy ravage under the pandemic, North Korea is back at its missile endeavours after a year. State media reported these long-range cruise missiles as "strategic weapon of great significance”.


09 September, 2021

Former US President Donald Trump To Do Boxing Commentary From Ringside

Agencies

Trump will be joined by his son, Donald Jr., in Hollywood, Florida, for the alternate feed for the four-bout card, which will be available on pay-per-view


01 September, 2021

US Commits $ 60 Million Aid To Ukraine Against Russian ‘Incursion’

Outlook Web Desk

The US has said the aid package for Ukraine was necessary because of a 'major increase in Russian military activity along its border'.


31 August, 2021

US Withdraws Last Soldier From Afghanistan: Glimpses Through The History Of 20-Years American War

Outlook Web Desk

America's longest war of the decade in Afghanistan is estimated to have spent an amount of $2 trillion and taken lives of around 25,000 U.S. troops and 240,000 Afghans, approximately.


29 August, 2021

Iran, Syria Vow To Take 'Mighty Steps' Against US Sanctions

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement was made by Iran's new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.


28 August, 2021

Afghanistan: The Crisis Which Will Define US President Joe Biden

Associated Press (AP)

Biden found himself in a real-time crisis that overrides the platitudes he offered when running for the office and in the early months of his presidency.


26 August, 2021

Pentagon Reports Explosion Outside Kabul Airport

Outlook Web Desk

Thousands of Afghans have been gathered at the airport for days trying to flee the country since the Taliban takeover earlier this month. Western nations had warned of a possible attack.


26 August, 2021

Pro-Trump Lawyers Face Penalties For Bogus Election Fraud Lawsuits

Deutsche Welle

A judge has said lawsuits filed by attorney Sidney Powell and others claiming that fraud had taken place during last year's US presidential election amounted to a ‘profound abuse of the judicial process’


23 August, 2021

Withdrawal Or Surrender: Is Afghan Exit A Setback For US President Joe Biden?

Seema Guha

Joe Biden and the Democrats are now facing a backlash not just from ordinary Americans, veterans and the opposition, but also within the party and its support base.


23 August, 2021

Umar Khalid’s Counsel Points Contradictions In Delhi Riots Case, Calls It ‘Cooked Up Theory’

Outlook Web Desk

Khalid along with other JNU student leaders are being accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020 violence.


19 August, 2021

Was Joe Biden Handcuffed By Donald Trump's Taliban Deal In Doha?

Associated Press (AP)

Chris Miller, acting defence secretary in the final months of the Trump administration, chafed at the idea that Biden was handcuffed by the 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 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.

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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.

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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