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Will Umar Khalid Attack End Open-Door Policy At Constitution Club Of India?

The club, a Delhi landmark known for its inclusivity, may start taking security more seriously after the incident.<p>NEW DELHI -- The attack on former …

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Did a Muslim woman design Indian National Flag?

It is 71 years since Independence and one controversy that refuses to die down and comes back every year to haunt us - who designed the national flag?<p>…

India

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: A freedom fighter, diplomat and politician

<b>18 August is the birth anniversary of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the accomplished younger sister of Nehru who slammed Indira Gandhi for imposing</b> …

India

UAE and Pakistan are bound by shared values

The ideals of Shaikh Zayed and Mohammad Ali Jinnah are key to the proper functioning of a civil society

Middle East

Venezuelan politician strips in protest after colleague arrested over failed Nicolas Maduro attack plot

A politician stripped down to his underwear inside his country's parliament in a desperate bid to protest against the arrest of one of his colleagues.<p>…

Venezuela

Hindus first lose lives and then, the narrative

Share Email<p>Every Independence Day fills me with sadness and anger. For the day next is August 16, albeit of 1946, when the Muslim League government …

India

General and colonel among 14 arrested over Maduro 'attack'

Arrests of high-ranking Venezuelan military figures reflects growing discontent among armed forces, opposition says.<p>Two high-ranking military officers were among 14 people arrested so far during investigations into an alleged drone attack against President Nicolas Maduro.<p>The arrests of …

Venezuela

Arroyo: Cha-cha deliberations won't be done within my term

MANILA - Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday said she wants to move the Charter change advocacy as far as she can during her term, believing …

ABS-CBN

India will send a manned flight into space for the first time by 2022, premier Narendra Modi announces during his Independence Day speech

India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, premier Narendra Modi pledged during his annual 'Independence Day' speech.<p>If the country …

India

Charter group’s unfinished business: winning critics over

MANILA — The lights are out at the leaders’ hall of the Philippine International Convention Center where a group of experts, handpicked by President …

ABS-CBN

The Daily Fix: India must protect its idea of inclusiveness and nine other Independence Day reads

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).<p>As India turns 71 on Wednesday, here is a selection of 10 articles from across …

India

The story behind the making of the first tricolour and the national emblem

It was 1947 and the frenzy of Partition. My parents’ home was attacked and ransacked and my father survived an attempt to kill him. In those chaotic, …

India

Happy 72nd Independence Day: Freedom in 72 Pictures

India | Getty Images | August 15, 2018, 12:47 am<p>1/ 72<p>August 1947: Indian nationalist leader Jawaharlal Nehru (1869 - 1964) on the occasion of his …

India

The Freedom We Long For

Social empowerment remains a distant dream for millions<p>Written by |<p>“By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything …

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Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

Economy & Regulation<p><b>President Maduro’s Venezuela is preparing to effectively adopt next week two official units of account – the nation’s crypto, El</b> …

Venezuela

Jaipal Singh Munda, the tribal hero who led India to its first hockey gold

<b>Through his organisation Adivasi Mahasabha, Munda, in 1938, also raised the demand for a separate state of Jharkhand.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> Actor Akshay Kumar’s …

India

Carvajal: Missing the point

PRO-UNITARY or pro-Federal, we would be missing the point if we simply blamed our dire situation on self-serving leaders. It is said, and correctly, …

Philippines

Venezuela's exchange rate for remittances weakens sharply: dealer

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's exchange rate for remittances of its bolivar currency fell sharply on Monday, according to a rate published by a private exchange house, in what appears to be part of efforts by the crisis-stricken country to reform its distorted currency controls.<p>The Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Drafts Law to Create Central Bank for Crypto

<b>A member of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly has reportedly revealed that the assembly is preparing a reform to the country’s</b> …

Venezuela

A Question of Faith

If you wish to converse with me, define your terms, said Voltaire. For over 70 years, we have been debating on words like religion, secularism and …

Religion

When Mahatma Gandhi refused to stand up in respect for the national song

On 27 December 1911, at the annual session of the Indian National Congress, Rabindranath Tagore’s freshly composed song <i>Jana Gana Mana</i> was performed, offering thanks for the divine benediction showered so generously on our country and our people. It had pleased Providence to guide Bharat’s destiny …

India

Strategic advantage with China

China's string of pearls is now passe. With Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives in its bag (and Bangladesh and Burma in the outer pocket), …

India

Where does your MP's loyalty belong? Discussing anti-defection law with Meghnad

"Kya aapki democracy mein namak hai?" Meghnad asks in his witty and quirky tone.<p>Making the parliament interesting and engaging for the public is what …

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‘A new star rises’: Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech on the birth of independent India

<i>Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru spoke about a new India’s hopes and the call of history when the nation got independence. In August 1947, Hindustan Times</i> …

India

How Hindustan Times rang in India’s independence in 1947 | india news | Hindustan Times

<i>‘INDIA INDEPENDENT: BRITISH RULE ENDS’</i>.<p>These four words formed the lead headline of Hindustan Times’s’ front page on August 15, 1947, reporting the …

India

With all due respect, please spare us your history lesson, Dalai Lama

Share Email<p>It’s such a humbug from the 14th Dalai Lama to suggest that the 1947 Partition could’ve been avoided had Pt Jawaharlal Nehru accepted …

India

Gautam Bhatia dreams of genuine data protection in India

A legal landscape where individuals have genuine control over their data and can choose the terms on which to engage with data collection regimes, …

Business (India)

Venezuela has dirt-cheap fuel, so why is driving nearly impossible?

In crisis-hit Venezuela, one dollar can buy two Polar beers, a dozen eggs, or a bar of chocolate. Or, taking advantage of the black market exchange rate, it’s enough for 3.5m litres of petrol.<p>But the 92 tankers needed to carry the fuel would probably be stuck at the pump, broken down and without …

Venezuela

Constitutional Rights in Kashmir are Worth Defending

How many people in Kashmir know how Article 35 A, about which they are raising such a hue and cry, came into being? Do they know what a difficult …

India

Brazil Suffered Record Number of Murders in 2017, Says New Independent Data

Funeral taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>BRAZIL:</b> New data shows that in 2017 Brazil broke its own …

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