Air pollution in India is becoming a bigger killer than vehicle accidents and even AIDS.
The Security Council has demanded that the Taliban should not allow terrorists to use its territory for attacks against other countries and this would apply to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, according to India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
In 1975 a slick, well-dressed man eased himself through our front door. He was selling the Encyclopedia Britannica door to door. The price for 32 volumes was “just” $1400!
Last week I dropped my son at a college in Southern California. At the parking lot, I overheard a small group of students discuss schedules. A few opted for the online-only option, severely limiting their choices.
The perspective that Pakistan has long viewed Afghanistan as a country that provides Islamabad strategic depth against India is once again coming into play. This is especially because the international community generally and America particularly watch how Islamabad positions itself vis-à-vis the return of the Taliban to Kabul.
An Indian American lawmaker, along with several of his compatriots, are urging their colleagues to support their move which will clear the employment-based Green Card backlog that is plaguing the immigration department.
There is evidence to suggest that the US negotiators on the peace talks with Taliban in January and February last year had some clear inkling that the latter could easily take over Kabul.
The annual budget actually does not inform people beyond telling them how much money is proposed to be spent on what. It also gives the amount of money spent the previous year. But all the money spent means nothing in the light of what Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said in the 1980s that for every rupee spent only 16 paise reaches people. That being so, has Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government delivered anything better?