Hardnews Bureau Delhi
The Chinese are working relentlessly to undermine the authority of the Dalai Lama. Their intransigent campaign could mean that Beijing appoints his spiritual successor
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi
The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as US president
Could the Mahant of the Gorakhnath temple be the catalyst in bringing India and Nepal closer?
Abeer Kapoor Delhi
By James Pearson and Alexei Chernyshev
Seoul/ Vladivostok: When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency. Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programmes.
The Trump administration's recalcitrant climate change denial will end up hurting the planet in the long run
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi
As the cow smuggling nexus across the Indo-Bangladesh border breaks down, cow rearing has become a raging business in areas around Dhaka
Sanjay Kapoor Dhaka
As Facebook announces a feature that brings complex artificial intelligence software to our smartphones, it's important to recognise that there are deep pitfalls that come attached with the advent of AI
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi
It really cannot get more bizarre. The day US President Donald Trump ordered his bombers to drop the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) on the impoverished district of Nangarhar in Afghanistan to smoke out the Islamic State (IS), there was perceptible glee amongst many of those who have no qualms in recommending firing of machine guns at Kashmiri stone pelters.
The recent attack on four Nigerians in Greater Noida has once again exposed the racism that pervades our society, from top to bottom. But it has uncovered another problem that’s bigger in magnitude: our refusal to accept our intolerance
Shalini Sharma Noida