For many Women, Roe was about more than abortion. It was about freedom.

Countless women web. Some spent the weekend burning white-hot with rage, commiserating with friends and mothers and sisters. Many were fearful, recognizing the feeling of a freedom being taken away and thinking to themselves: This could only get worse. Millions of American women spent the past five days absorbing the news that the Supreme Court … Read more

Russia, China Eye NATO’s ‘Arctic Achilles Heel’, Born Of Strange Treaties

This is a corner of Norway where Russia can – theoretically at least – mine and build what it likes. Barentsburg, Norway: Russian flags flap in the stiff polar breeze, a bust of Lenin looms out of the snow and a vast slogan declares, “Communism is our goal!” No, this is not some time warp … Read more

Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force that the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down.On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by crowd size concerns, he directed staff in profane terms to remove metal detectors … Read more

San Antonio: Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

The migrant migrants, 39 men and 12 women, were discovered on Monday on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, in one of the deadliest human trafficking tragedies in recent history. Two suspects identified as Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao and Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez, both Mexican citizens, have been charged with possessing firearms while residing in the United … Read more

Pallonji Mistry: Man with eye for India’s growth story

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, the head of 157-year-old, Mumbai-headquartered engineering and construction SP group, was a reclusive industrialist who was rarely seen in the media or high-profile corporate circuit. While Mistry, who passed away on June 28, 2022, was a big name in the construction field and built an empire worth $29 billion — according to … Read more

Explained: The G7’s infrastructure investment plan to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The G7 countries, who are meeting during the ongoing Leaders’ Summit in Germany, have officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), a joint initiative to fund infrastructure projects in developing countries. The project, launched on June 27, is being seen as the bloc’s counter to China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative. US President … Read more

BJP spending crores in bid to topple Maharashtra govt, claims Mamata

Raising concerns over the fate of the country’s federal structure, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was spending crores of rupees to topple the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra and lashed out at the BJP-led Center over the arrests of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair and social activist Teesta Setalvad for … Read more

Not yesterday’s club | The Indian Express

The meeting of G7 leaders that concluded in Bavaria in Germany on Monday was an important one since it took place against the backdrop of a triple crisis: The war in Ukraine, the challenge of post-pandemic economic recovery and the eternal issue of climate change. In the circumstances, the G7 countries managed to present a … Read more

47th GST Council meet underway: To discuss rate rationalisation measures, review of exemptions, system reforms

The 47th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council began its Day 1 meeting on Tuesday. States are expected to raise demand for extending the compensation regime. The Council will discuss rate rationalisation measures, review of exemptions and system reforms. With high inflation rate, any major rejig of tax slabs will not find favor in the … Read more

Mohammed Zubair’s arrest is an inversion of justice

The arrest of journalist Mohammed Zubair in Delhi is pettiness, vengeance and repression let loose on a society once aspiring to be free. It is also a distillation of the way in which the Narendra Modi government draws energy from a thorough contempt for liberty, decency, constitutional values, and the opinion of the international community. … Read more