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Iceland Elects First Female Majority Parliament

Iceland Elects First Female Majority Parliament

26 September, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The milestone for women comes despite a poor outcome for parties on the left, where female candidates are more often frontrunners.

Swiss Voters Seen Approving Same-Sex Marriage In Referendum

Swiss Voters Seen Approving Same-Sex Marriage In Referendum

26 September, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland's Parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the 'Marriage for All' measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.


Airport On Spanish Island Reopens Amid Roaring Volcano

The volcano on La Palma, which is part of the volcanic Canary Islands off northwest Africa and is home to about 85,000 people, erupted on September 19.

Flights To Resume Between India And Canada From Monday

Flights To Resume Between India And Canada From Monday

26 September, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The air travel between India and Canada was suspended, following second Covid-19 wave, with air traffic between the two countries resuming after a gap of over five months.


Israeli Firing Leaves 4 Palestinians Dead During West Bank Clashes

Sunday's violence was the deadliest between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks.

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26 September, 2021

US Train Derailment: 3 Killed, Several Injured As Train With 147 Passengers Derails

Outlook Web Desk

An Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday in central Montana. Emergency responders are on the scene.


26 September, 2021

Meghan Markle, Harry Meet Top US Officials Amid World Leaders' Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

The royals came to UN headquarters to speak with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. All three appeared later Saturday at the Global Citizen Live concert in New York's Central Park.


26 September, 2021

Covid-19 Taught World We Are 'Stronger And Better' Together: PM Modi At 'Global Citizen' Festival

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing the 'Global Citizen' Festival through video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reflected on the looming threat of climate change.


25 September, 2021

Taliban Returns To Its Gruesome Past; Hangs Dead Body In Herat City Square

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban announced in the square that the four persons were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.


25 September, 2021

Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

Associated Press (AP)

China has threatened to use force to bring Taiwan under its control and has increasingly mobilized military, diplomatic and economic pressure.


25 September, 2021

Canadians Released After Huawei CFO Resolves US Charges

Associated Press (AP)

The frenetic chain of events involving the global powers brought an abrupt end to legal and geopolitical wrangling that for the past three years has roiled relations between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa.


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25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


24 September, 2021

You Are A Source Of Inspiration For So Many People All Around The World: PM Modi To US VP Kamala Harris

Outlook Web Desk

During his first meeting between US Vice President Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed optimistic about India-US relations under the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris government.


24 September, 2021

Biden To Host Indo-Pacific Leaders As China Concerns Grow

Associated Press (AP)

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the spotlight on a central aim of his foreign policy: turning greater attention to the Pacific in the face of what the US sees as China's coercive economic practices and unsettling military maneuvering in the region.


24 September, 2021

US House Approves $1 Billion Investment In Israel's Iron Dome

Deutsche Welle

The US House of Representatives passed a bill of $1 billion funding into Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Systems after it had been initially removed due to Democrats' objections.


24 September, 2021

France And US Have Very Strong Interests In Strengthening Relationships With India Even More: US Secretary Of State

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken while responding to a question on whether the US would welcome a nuclear submarine alliance between India and France as the Quad Leaders’ Summit gets underway, made the remark.


24 September, 2021

PM Modi Meets Australian PM Scott Morrison Ahead Of First In-Person Quad Leaders' Summit

PTI

During the meeting, PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison discussed a broad range of issues of bilateral, regional and global importance, Ministry of External Affais said.


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24 September, 2021

North Korea Rejects South's Calls For End-Of-War Declaration

Associated Press (AP)

In a speech at the UN General Assembly earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his calls for the end-of-the-war declaration that he said could help achieve denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.


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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

Column

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

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Punjab/Politics

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu