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Rajasthan becomes 12th State to complete One Nation One Ration Card system reform
Rajasthan has become the 12th State in the country to successfully undertake “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
India, Afghanistan sign MoU for construction of Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam
A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan took place over VTC.
Govt increases budget of Dept of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences by 30 per cent
The Union Government has increased the budget of Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences by 30 per cent as compared to the revised estimate of 2020-21.
White House says 'vast majority' of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border will be turned away
The United States will turn away most migrants apprehended at its border with Mexico under a Trump-era policy aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus and to give the Biden administration time to implement humane asylum processing systems, a White House official said.
World Bank to provide USD 500 million to Bangladesh for improving Road and Digital Connectivity
The government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with the World Bank for the upgradation of rural roads and connectivity in the western region.
Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2021
Lok Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to merge the J&K cadre with the AGMUT cadre for All India Services.
G7 Foreign Ministers condemn violence against Myanmar protestors
The Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, and the High Representative of the European Union have firmly condemned violence by Myanmar's security forces against peaceful protests.
DRDO conducts two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM).
Dr Ajay Mathur elected new Director General at special assembly of International Solar Alliance
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) today announces Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director-General following his election at the first special assembly of ISA members.
Biden revokes National Emergency Declaration used to fund Mexico border wall
United States President Joe Biden has revoked the national emergency order used to fund former President Donald Trump's Mexico border wall project.
India thought it had the virus beat. The virus had other ideas
Governments around the world keep repeating the same mistakes. In a country of 1.4 billion, the consequences are on a whole new scale
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.