Indian bags Green Nobel prize

GEP photo   By Jose Kalathil Indian activist, Prafulla Samantara, 65, has won the Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the Green Nobel, for his efforts in scuttling a mining conglomerate’s mega project in Odisha state. The only Asian among the six international awardees, Samantra, is the convener of the National Alliance of People’s Movements.

As Nepal-China joint military drill continues, Nepal President visits India

HT photo   By Jose Kalathil With the first-ever 10-day long Nepal-China joint military drill ongoing, which began on Sunday at the Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu, Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is at the same time currently on a five-day visit to India, her first overseas tour, which India considers a diplomatic […]

Meat sellers go on indefinite strike in Indian state

Shailesh Andrade/Reuters   By Jose Kalathil Meat sellers and butchers across Uttar Pradesh (UP), an Indian state with the largest population of 204.12 million, earlier this week launched an indefinite strike against an ongoing crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses in the state.

Taiwan keen on bettering ties with India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil The island country of Taiwan having a population of 23 million is keen on strengthening relations with the second largest economy in Asia, in the fields of trade, tourism, education, culture and business.

Sheroes: Women of courage

Will Noor   By Jose Kalathil Not far from the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in Agra, about 200 kms from New Delhi, stands Sheroes Hangout, the world’s first cafe run by acid victims, who were either spurned by […]