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India Likely To Overtake China As Most Populous Country By 2027: UN

Dynamic shifts in the world’s population are underway. In 20 years time, the populations of high-income countries are expected to peak and for many major economies population declines are already underway. Most of Europe is shrinking and by 2100, its expected to decrease by 120 million people, from close to 750 million today to about 630 million, according to United ... Read More »

Live Updates: Delhi Hospitals Join Strike Call In Solidarity With Protesting Doctors In Bengal

NEW DELHI:  Healthcare services at several government and private hospitals in parts of the country are likely to take a hit as scores of doctors have decided to boycott work for a day in support of their striking colleagues in West Bengal. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had given the June 17 strike call with the withdrawal of non-essential health services across ... Read More »

“If You Stay In Bengal, You Have To Learn Bangla”: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday launched another attack on what she saw as the ruling BJP’s attempt to “turn Bengal into Gujarat”, declaring that “if you stay in Bengal, you have to learn Bangla”. The Trinamool Congress leader, who has come under fire for her handling of the doctors’ strike in the state, also criticised the BJP for ... Read More »

Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report

Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much-criticised privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The newspaper said reporters had not seen the emails and relied on unnamed people. The report said the communications “appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices ... Read More »

We Must Act Against Terror For Fruitful Talks With India: Ex-Pak Diplomat

WASHINGTON:  Supporting India’s determination that “talks and terror” cannot go together, a former top Pakistani diplomat has said another high-level meeting between the two countries would be fruitless unless Islamabad ensures the terrorist infrastructure on its territory or territories under its occupation is dismantled. Pakistan’s recent initiatives for talks with India must be seen in the context of the economic ... Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter Account Hacked, Profile Picture Changed to Pakistan Prime Minister’s

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim, which claimed to be a Turkish hacker group. The group replaced Bachchan’s profile picture with a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and also changed the bio, adding “Love Pakistan” and an emoji of the Turkish flag.  A spokesperson for Mumbai Police told PTI that ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath Assures Farmers Of Right Price Of Their Produce

LUCKNOW:  Acknowledging farmers’ contribution in achieving country’s self-sufficiency in food grains, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday sought to assure peasants that they would get the right price for their produce. Addressing the inaugural function of the fourth session of the Million Farmers’ School at Lucknow’s Lok Bhawan, the chief minister also assured peasants that his government stands by ... Read More »