Focus Story


Former Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf takes charge as envoy to France

The 1991 batch IFS officer succeeds Vinay Kwatra (1988 batch).


Nirav Modi's assets worth INR 329 crore in UK, UAE and India seized

India's Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated fugitive diamantaire Nirava Modi’s properties worth INR 329.66 crore in Mumbai,...


India responds to US, UAE calls to restrict Air India charter flights

The US Department of Transportation has barred Air India from operating chartered flights between India and the United States from July 22...


Our 65-day forced vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the world far harder than anyone could have expected. And for this correspondent it has been no different. My...

Covid-19 Analysis & Commentary

Indian Army Major Suman Gawani to be honoured with UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

This is the first time the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been given to an Indian peacekeeper.


Haven't seen proof that COVID-19 was created in Chinese lab: WHO

The World Health Organisation refuted United States President Donald Trump's claims that the coronavirus had emerged from a Chinese...


Indian government announces plan for return of citizens stranded abroad

The Indian government announced that it will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a...


US planning 10,000 random COVID-19 tests to map 'undiagnosed spread'

The United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) is testing 10,000 random people who had not tested for COVID-19 for the presence of...


India lifts medicine export ban following talks between Trump, Modi

Following talks between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has lifted a ban on some drug exports,...


As WHO warns of "very real" COVID-19 threat, countries extend measures

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of a "very real" threat that the new coronavirus outbreak will become a pandemic.


APAC airlines could lose SGD 38.9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19: IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates a potential 13 per cent full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the...


Indian-American activist calls for extension of OCI card renewal deadline

Following a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs about the deadline for renewal of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards,...


WHO calls for global forum on Wuhan coronavirus

To be held from February 11 to 12 in Geneva, the meeting is organised in collaboration with the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious...


Singapore 4th, India 80th in corruption perception rankings

Singapore was the fourth least corrupt country in the world while India ranked 80th among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption...


The richest people in the United States kept getting richer: Study

In 2019, the combined wealth of America's ten richest people was SGD 957.8 billion, a near 25 times increase from 30 years ago.


Singapore, India, Hong Kong drop in EIU’s Democracy Index

Singapore, Hong Kong and India have all dropped places in a new ranking of democracies around the world.


Wealth of 63 Indian billionaires more than total Union Budget: Oxfam Report

Entitled 'Time to Care', the study by rights group Oxfam was released ahead of the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in...


Rajesh Vaidhya's beautiful rendition of Malaysia's national anthem goes viral

Veena exponent Rajhesh Vaidhya's rendition of Malaysia's national anthem – titled "Negaraku" – has gone viral.


Anti-CAA protests held in Washington, Chennai, New Delhi

Protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act championed by the BJP government continued with a group of Indian-Americans...


New UK visa plan to hire doctors, nurses from India and other countries

The United Kingdom government on Thursday announced plans to introduce a new visa for qualified doctors and nurses from countries around the...


Students across the world protest against CAA, police action in India

Student protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) passed by the BJP government in India crossed the nation’s...


The highest-paid YouTube star is just 8 years old

The most highly-paid YouTube star is just eight years old, and he's considered a veteran of the "unboxing" genre.


WHO prequalifies new medicine that could make breast cancer treatment cheaper

The World Health Organization has prequalified a biosimilar medicine that could make this breast cancer treatment more affordable and...


Singapore rises in gender equality ranking while India and the UK slip: World Economic Forum report

The recently released Global Gender Gap Report 2020 by the World Economic Forum has thrown up some alarming figures.


What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more