UN urges India to protect human rights activists

The U.N. human rights chief on Tuesday urged India’s government to do more to protect human rights defenders, who have come under mounting pressure in recent months in the world’s largest democracy. The office of High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet pointed to three “problematic” laws in India that have variously tightened restrictions on … Continue reading UN urges India to protect human rights activists

India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed border, the Indian army has said, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas. In a statement, the army said on Tuesday that 17 "critically injured" Indian troops succumbed to their wounds, in … Continue reading India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

What can you do for love?

This is another story of a common man whose love was so strong that even a mountain couldn’t stand a chance. It's a story of an ordinary man Dashrath Manjhi from India. The Story: Dashrath Manjhi was a poor coal miner before he met the love of his life. They lived happily in the remote … Continue reading What can you do for love?

CORONAVIRUS: Current challenges to land acquisition rules In India

Land acquisition for road projects has taken a hit, as district officials who carry out the activity are busy on Covid-19 duty. While this affects the government’s efforts to expedite road construction, it also chokes a source of liquidity in the market. Government pays higher-than-market prices for land acquired for public projects. With the economy … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS: Current challenges to land acquisition rules In India

COVID-19 updates from India, Iran and Singapore

Noted Indian Scholar, Leading Expert on Russia Dies of Coronavirus at 68 Professor Hari Vasudevan, who died on Saturday night, was involved in projects on Indo-Russian relations and the Radiating Globalities project initiated by Gayatri Spivak of Columbia University (New York). At Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he was evaluating the overlap between the Look East … Continue reading COVID-19 updates from India, Iran and Singapore

Latest coronavirus updates from Spain, India, and the UK

Spain has recorded 185 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 25,613, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, which marked the third consecutive day when the country registered less than 200 deaths caused by COVIVD-19. On Monday, the country confirmed 164 coronavirus-related deaths, the same number as on Sunday. The … Continue reading Latest coronavirus updates from Spain, India, and the UK

India extends coronavirus lockdown to May 3

India extended on Tuesday a nationwide lockdown for its 1.3 billion people until May 3 as its prime minister warned of economic sacrifices to save lives as the number of coronavirus cases crossed 10,000. Sharp downward revisions to economic growth forecasts in the wake of the pandemic point toward sickening levels of unemployment, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading India extends coronavirus lockdown to May 3

Priyanka Chopra having a good ‘family time’ in Delhi

Seems like 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra is enjoying her stay in Delhi to the fullest with friends and family! The actor who is currently shooting for her next 'The White Tiger' in the national capital, on Thursday shared a picture of her posing with mother Madhu Chopra and two other relatives as she relished her … Continue reading Priyanka Chopra having a good ‘family time’ in Delhi

Video game addict kills father for complaining ‘too much’

Raghuveer Kumbar, 21, an unemployed degree-holder was hooked on mobile games consisting of PUBG and Final Combat, killed his father for always complaining about gaming addiction. Raghuveer attacked the unsuspecting 63-year-old father in his sleep, after locking his mom’s room from the outside. He chopped off Shekarappa Revappa Kumbar's head and left leg. The crime … Continue reading Video game addict kills father for complaining ‘too much’

A Comparative study of SMEs in Nigeria and India

During the 2005 commissioning of SMEDAN headquarters in Abuja, then-president Olusegun Obasanjo called on CBN to ensure optimal functioning of SMIEIS and other SME-friendly banks like the Bank of Industry (BOI) and Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative & Rural Development Bank (NACRDB). Subsequent reforms in the banking sector, which was expected to boost performance of SMEs in … Continue reading A Comparative study of SMEs in Nigeria and India