Category: South Asia

Global Hunger Index : 15.3 % India undernourished; New Delhi says, calculating methodology unscientific

By Harchand Ram*   Every year October 16 is observed as World Food Day to celebrate the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In the year 2021, the theme for World Food Day is “Our actions are our Future-Better Production, better […]

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

Photo-Wikipedia By Vijay Prasad* On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, […]

NCP alleges raid on cruise ship was fake, NCB terms allegations as baseless

By Meetu Jain NEW DELHI, 6 October 2021: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alleged on Wednesday that the NCB’s raid on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 2 was fake, and no narcotic drugs were found during the raid. The drama (the raid) was fake. They did […]

INDIA: ‘Farmers From Kashmir to Kanyakumari Joined Bharat Bandh’

Bharat Bandh rally in New Delhi. By TA/ The “unprecedented” 10-hour Bharat Bandh on Monday was “successful” as “farmers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari hit the streets” against the three controversial farm laws. Almost the entire poll-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP) was affected with protesters in the western region blocking highways and […]

INTERVIEW: Passive seeing and listening are worse than passive smoking – Actor Mohan Agashe

The veteran actor Mohan Agashe talks about Satyajit Ray’s Sadgati, the film that challenged caste as none before or after did, and his plans to instruct people on audio-visual literacy. By Arvind Das Renowned film industry luminary, director, music composer and illustrator Satyajit Ray was born in 1921. In this […]