Union Budget 2023-24: Key Takeaways And Highlights

Union Budget 2023-24: Key Takeaways And Highlights

Sticking to the broader growth strategy she unveiled for FY 2019-20, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed a two-pronged approach ensuring private sector incentives and maintenance of fiscal prudence by the government today. Declaring the new tax regime as default, the minister announced attractive income tax rebates, steep hikes in capital investments, and the biggest ever […]

‘Worshippers Not Killed Even In India’: Pak Minister Over Peshawar Mosque Attack

‘Worshippers Not Killed Even In India’: Pak Minister Over Peshawar Mosque Attack

In response to a suicide bombing at a Peshawar mosque on January 30, Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khwaja Asif said that even worshippers in India have not been killed while praying. Reportedly, more than 100 people have been killed and many more have been injured as a result of the suicide bomb attack. Addressing the Pakistan […]

Tibetan Students Protest US Company’s Bulk DNA Collection Efforts In Tibet

Tibetan Students Protest US Company's Bulk DNA Collection Efforts In Tibet

Two California counties saw Tibetan students protesting against a US company on Monday, for “selling” DNA kits to the police in Tibet, to allegedly keep an eye on Tibetans and abuse human rights. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc faced protests in Contra Costa and Alameda counties under the banner “Hands Off Tibetan DNA”. Protesters alleged that the […]

Explainer: What Is The Hindenburg Report That Accuses Adani Of Fraud?

Explainer: What Is The Hindenburg Report That Accuses Adani Of Fraud?

In a report published on January 24, Hindenburg Research raised concerns about debt levels and tax haven use by seven listed companies of the Adani conglomerate, controlled by Gautam Adani, one of the wealthiest people in the world. Hindenburg’s latest report, 106 pages in all, triggered a selloff in Adani Enterprises’ listed firms last Friday, […]

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Favour With Beijing?

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Favour With Beijing?

According to Myanmar-based Mizzima News, the military regime’s continuing international isolation, inability to reduce domestic armed opposition, and lack of legitimacy worldwide are holding back its relations with China. It should be noted that the US has increased its engagement with the Myanmar authorities following the February 2021 coup. A summit of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation […]

Jacinda Ardern To Resign As PM Of New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern To Resign As PM Of New Zealand

On Thursday, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shocked the world as she announced that she would be stepping down next month. While addressing her party’s annual caucus in the coastal town of Napier, the 42-year-old said “it’s time” for her to move on as she “no longer had enough in the tank” to serve […]

US House Mulls Legislation To End Pakistan’s Position As “Non-NATO Ally”

US House Mulls Legislation To End Pakistan's Position As Non-NATO Ally”

US Congressman Andy Biggs has submitted a proposal in the House of Representatives to repeal Pakistan’s classification as a key non-NATO ally. The lawmaker from Arizona’s fifth Congressional district proposed the bill while also demanding an yearly certification from the president with specified requirements for Islamabad to be granted such a designation. The position of […]

India’s Top 1 Percent Controls More Than 40.5 Percent Of Country’s Wealth: Oxfam

India's Top 1 Percent Controls More Than 40.5 Percent Of Country's Wealth: Oxfam

An Oxfam International study has revealed that the richest 1 percent of Indians owned more than 40.5 percent of the country’s wealth in 2021, while the bottom half of the population (700 million) owned around 3 percent. It added that between November 2019 and the beginning of the pandemic, billionaires in India saw their wealth […]

Rural India Suffering From Dearth Of Physicians And Paramedics: Health Ministry

Rural India Suffering From Dearth Of Physicians And Paramedics: Health Ministry

India’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) are suffering from a shortage of nearly 80 percent of the specialists they need, as per findings published in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Rural Health Statistics (RHS) report. As the first point of contact between people and the health care system, a Sub Centre (SC) serves as […]