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Biden calls the Prime Minister, reiterating his commitment to both strategic Indo-US relations

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his victory and to reaffirmed India’s firm commitment to a strategic partnership with the United States. On Mr. Biden’s phone, PM Modi also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris... [Read More]

A Promised Land – Barack Obama’s newly published political memoir

Former US President Barack Obama in his newly published political memoir “A Promised Land” has drawn sketches of many leaders of other nations, including Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the New York Times reported. The UPA government, led by Mr. Singh, was in power... [Read More]

Bihar’s election results rekindled dissent in the Congress

The disappointing performance of the Congress in the Bihar Assembly elections has sparked another wave of discontent in the grand old party, which threatened to tear it apart four months ago after a storm of protests.   “The Congress’s performance is being seen as what dragged the... [Read More]

First Indian-American women to become US Vice President- Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first woman, the first black person, and the first Indian-American to become US Vice President. she paid tribute to her Indian mother.  Kamala Harris told the nation in her first address as vice-president-elect, “I’m grateful to the woman... [Read More]

Donald Trump lost a legal battle in Georgia and Michigan

President Donald Trump’s campaign lost court rulings in the nearby warring states of Georgia and Michigan on Thursday, though it vowed to bring a challenging new lawsuit in Nevada called voting irregularities.  In Michigan, he tried to stop the vote count and gain more obtain access to the... [Read More]

Demanded police action against Amitabh Bachchan over the KBC question

For allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments, Maharashtra’s BJP MLA has approached the police to take action against the makers of the TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12′  and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.  BJP MLA, Abhimanyu Pawar, from Latur district, said in a complaint to Latur... [Read More]

The first rallies of PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi in Bihar today

Today for their respective connection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address public rallies in Bihar, With Bihar’s election campaign in the final week. Due to overgrown coronavirus infections, Organizers on both sides assured that appropriate safety measures... [Read More]

Why Lavasa simply can’t stay out of controversy

It has been nearly two years since the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s (MoEF’s) committees of experts set the ball rolling for restarting construction at independent India’s first hill station township, Lavasa.   Lavasa The high-profile project near Pune had come to a grinding halt... [Read More]

Housing prices fall in these 22 Indian cities

Housing prices in 22 major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, are witnessing downward trend in April-June period compared to the previous quarter due to slowdown in demand, National Housing Bank said.   NHB Residex Housing prices in 22 major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, are witnessing downward... [Read More]

India Inc to see revival in earnings growth

  HDFC Bank India Inc is set to turn in a handsome performance in the quarter ended September, if the early trend persists. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), ITC, Ambuja Cements, HDFC Bank and Bajaj Auto are among companies that beat analyst estimates by reporting better-than-expected net profit... [Read More]

Tax rates in India and around the world

  Shoppers walk down Fifth Avenue in New York. The world’s highest top rates of income tax, according to KPMG, an accounting firm, are found in Aruba (58.95 per cent) and Sweden (56.6 per cent). When employee social-security contributions are taken into consideration, though, neither country... [Read More]

Countries with lowest working hours

  A labourer works at a shipyard in Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province, China. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its 2012 Employment Outlook. The outlook paints a picture of the current labour markets in 32 member states, most of which are located in the Europe,... [Read More]

‘Black Out, Speak Out’: Canadian internet campaign targets ‘undemocratic’ bill

Photo Blackoutspeakoutca A sweeping omnibus bill introduced last month to the Canadian parliament has been harshly condemned as “undemocratic.” Over 13,000 websites across Canada are planning to protest with a June 4 blackout to highlight their cause. Bill C-38 – otherwise known as the “Jobs,... [Read More]

Occupy Congress: Money out of US politics!

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street activists have rallied on Capitol Hill to decry corporate influence on the American government ( Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP) Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street activists have rallied on Capitol Hill to “Occupy Congress”, decrying corporate influence on the American... [Read More]

World’s 20 most powerful business people 1

Bill Gates They are the world’s most powerful people in the corporate world. They lead big companies or world’s leading financial institutions. Meet the people who matter in the world of business according to the Forbes magazine. 1. Bill Gates (Rank 5) Age: 56 years Bill Gates is the chairman... [Read More]

Election fever heats up: parties to battle in TV debates

Election fever heats up parties to battle in TV debates Russia’s pre-election agitation campaign has officially kicked off. Seven registered political parties will be battling for votes that will open the door to the parliament’s lower house, the State Duma. The campaign will run from 5 November... [Read More]

Human cloning more popular than Congress

Human cloning more popular than Congress Half-asleep, you feel strangely aware of something eerie in the bedroom. Upon opening your eyes, there he stands: a lime-green, oozing extraterrestrial. Ray-gun in hand he stands, insistent that you must make your way onto his mothership for a parade of probes... [Read More]

War Inc. – Pentagon sucks in American youth

Which on its end – is pumping millions of dollars into luring in the young population of America into enrolling into the military. RT looks at some of those mesmerizing techniques, and what kind of effect they have had on those fit to serve. A hunt for American youth to hunt down the next American... [Read More]