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Dozens killed in Ethiopia protest crackdown

Scores of people were killed across Ethiopia's Oromia and Amhara regions at the weekend as the security forces brutally suppressed a new wave of anti-government protests in two key regions.<p>An opposition leader told the AFP news agency that up to 50 people were killed, while Amnesty International …

All India Bakchod is proof that India’s moral police is fighting a losing battle

A section of India’s right-wing moralists are standing up to apparently protect the country’s culture, women and youth from, well, stand-up comedians.<p>In a criminal complaint against comedy collective All India Bakchod (AIB)—and a group of Bollywood celebrities—Akhilesh Tiwari, president of Brahman …

Curbs on foreign investment in India corp bonds to apply immediately | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India said a rule announced earlier in the day preventing foreign investors from buying corporate bonds with less than three years remaining until maturity would come into effect immediately.<p>The Reserve Bank of …

Why Arming Ukraine Will Backfire

Vladimir Putin has restarted his war against Ukraine, and the U.S. and Europe are unsure how to respond. While Europe has apparently decided that no …

With green signal from Lalu, Nitish set to return as Bihar CM

Lalu’s clearance is vital as the JD(U) is able to sustain its government in Bihar only because of his support after the break-up with the BJP.<p>Written …

India

Labour suffers further blows on NHS

Labour NHS plan won't get the pledged funding for two years, Blair adviser warns, as polling shows boost in public satisfaction with health services<p>Labour’s attempts to make the health service its key election weapon have suffered new blows with an attack from Tony Blair's former health adviser and …

Apple Watch will be available in April

The long wait from the announcement of the Apple Watch in September to actually being able to buy it will finally end in April.<p>Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook announced the shipping date during an earnings call. The watch is the company’s first foray into wearable technology beyond a fitness …

Smartwatches

Litvinenko postmortem ‘most dangerous ever in western world’

The postmortem examination carried out on Alexander Litvinenko was “probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the western world”, and confirmed that Litvinenko was the victim of acute radiation poisoning, an inquiry into his death heard on Wednesday.<p>Dr Nathaniel Cary, the consultant forensic …

North London

Why Nehru’s Planning Commission didn’t fail India—but Modi’s Niti Aayog might

Taking down one sign and putting up another; curtains down for <i>Yojana Ayog</i>, curtains up for NITI <i>Aayog</i>; a new era of planning has begun in post Nehruvian India.<p>The Planning Commission has become an easy target for writers and columnists ever since it was shot down by the highest authority. Terms like …