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  • Europe is swinging far right

    There is a powerful shift emerging in politics around the world and in Europe in particular. While broadly there has been a gradual rise in populism in recent years, it’s the right-wing part of the populist movement that has redrawn politics in Europe lately. The election of centrist president Emmanuel Macron in France and the re-election of German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year was just a temporary pause in the rising tide

  • Eight lakh people commit suicide every year: WHO

    United Nations: Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016, according to the WHO. A toolkit to help communities prevent suicides was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada on the World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday.

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    Thailand: With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

    Bangkok: As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade. A preparatory meeting begins Tuesday in Thailand’s capital for the next UN climate conference, a crunch summit in Poland at the end of 2018 to set rules on reducing greenhouse emissions and providing aid to

  • Saudi Arabia sheds its medieval ways

    The world at large should celebrate that Saudi Arabia, the presumed leader of the Islamic world, at least of its preponderant Sunni component, is, at last, shedding its medieval ways. One of them was to treat women as inferior to men. Though in matters of inheritance, marriage, and work, they still have to gain gender equality, after much cogitation, they have allowed women to drive. Ten women were issued driving licenses to

  • Syria Unrest: Return of Cold War?

    The world might be staring at the return of the Cold War. The alleged chemical attack by the Assad regime on the rebel fighters in a suburb of Damascus last week has set off fresh hostilities between the leaders of the West and the Russians. President Donald Trump ratcheted up the rhetoric, tweeting that US missiles were ready to rain on Syria in retaliation of the poison attack which killed children, women

  • Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe asks China to explain Kim Jong-un’s secret meeting

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday asked China for explanations on the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. “We want to receive a complete explanation from China,” Abe said during a speech in the Japanese Parliament, Efe news reported.

  • Pakistan on notice yet again

    The world is beginning to take note of the double-and triple-dealing of Pakistan on fighting terror. All along while helping itself to the American billions in the name of combating the Taliban and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan, it has double-crossed the US, sheltering and even instigating attacks against the US and Afghani targets in that godforsaken country.

  • Time to shed backward thinking

    You cannot stop the march of modernity, can you? No, you cannot. The world is changing and, therefore those still living in the past, wistfully reminiscing of a golden era long gone by, must revise their social, cultural and even political worldview. It is nobody’s case that we have to abandon our roots, over social and cultural heritage. No. It is a plea for harmonising that perception of ourselves with the fast

  • Economic Survey: India second fastest growing economy in the world

    New Delhi: None of the D-day predictions of huge slide in economic growth, rampant joblessness and stubborn inflation have come true. According to the Economic Survey for 2017-18, India remains the second fastest growing economy in the world and will again regain its stature as the fastest growing next fiscal.

  • Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    “Sahaja Yoga Has Evolved For The Benefit Of Whole World”   

    “Sahaja Yoga has evolved for the benefit of whole world, And you all are its medium. Your responsibilities are too many because you all are its medium. No one else is the medium for it. Only by your working out and your determination, it is going to spread. Then, we have to understand that there is one demerit in Sahaja Yoga. Although, it is Sahaj (spontaneous) and you get it very easily.

  • 5 rare and expensive food items to try before you die

    They say you don’t need a silver fork to enjoy a good meal. For a normal person, a good meal need not be very expensive. But there are people who don’t mind paying a little extra for a really good dish, especially if it’s made from rare and expensive food items.

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