Africa:Can Big Money and Big Data Make Famine a Thing of the Past?

Africa:Can Big Money and Big Data Make Famine a Thing of the Past?

analysisBy Ben Parker In the runup to a 2011 famine in Somalia that killed over 250,000 people, there were 78 warnings. Last year famine nearly happened again, not only in Somalia but in Yemen, South Sudan, and West Africa’s Lake...
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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over child abuse claims

Image copyright EPAImage caption Pope Francis, left, met Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera at the Vatican on Saturday Pope Francis has stripped two Chilean bishops of their duties as priests amid claims that they are linked to the sexual abuse of...
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Sarkar music review: AR Rahman delivers an adequately enjoyable album in his fourth collaboration with Vijay

Sarkar music review: AR Rahman delivers an adequately enjoyable album in his fourth collaboration with Vijay

After delivering a sensation album in Mersal, AR Rahman’s second consecutive soundtrack for Thalapathy Vijay in Sarkar created a lot of excitement when the collaboration was announced. The project marks Rahman’s fourth soundtrack for Vijay afte...
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OPINION | Insurance payouts in instalments defeat the purpose of buying a cover

OPINION | Insurance payouts in instalments defeat the purpose of buying a cover

Savita Parameshwaran, a 64-year-old homemaker from Kolkata, was diagnosed with a liver ailment and her family was trying to get the insurance claim passed quickly to begin the treatment on time. While the health insurer took almost two weeks to...
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Africa:Climb for Albinism: 6 Women Challenge Stereotypes on Africa’s Highest Peak

Africa:Climb for Albinism: 6 Women Challenge Stereotypes on Africa’s Highest Peak

By Henry Ridgwell Six African women with albinism, a condition that affects the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes, set out to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro earlier this month in a bid to raise the visibility of people living...
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Paytm Mall sees 3X jump in transactions during festive sale; mobiles, laptops, groceries drive growth

Paytm Mall sees 3X jump in transactions during festive sale; mobiles, laptops, groceries drive growth

New Delhi: E-commerce platform Paytm Mall on Friday said it has seen a three-fold jump in transactions during the first four days of its festive sale, driven by categories like mobile phones, laptops and groceries. Paytm Mall claimed that its...
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Raghav Bahl reacts to I-T raids on his Noida residence, office, says declared everything in Income Tax Returns

Raghav Bahl reacts to I-T raids on his Noida residence, office, says declared everything in Income Tax Returns

New Delhi: Rejecting allegations of claiming “bogus” tax benefits, media baron Raghav Bahl on Friday said all business gains and losses have been duly declared in his tax returns and the raids by the Income Tax Department against him and his...
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Odisha after Cyclone Titli: 12 feared dead, 4 missing as hideout cave crumbles due to landslide; flood-like situation in several districts

Odisha after Cyclone Titli: 12 feared dead, 4 missing as hideout cave crumbles due to landslide; flood-like situation in several districts

Bhubaneswar: At least 12 people were feared dead and four missing in a landslide triggered by heavy rain after Cyclone Titli in Odisha’s Gajapati district, Special Relief Commissioner BP Sethi said Saturday. The incident occurred when some villagers took...
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Four injured after low-intensity explosion occurs in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar area; police rules out possibility of bomb blast

Four injured after low-intensity explosion occurs in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar area; police rules out possibility of bomb blast

Four people, including a woman, have sustained injuries after a low-intensity blast occurred near Fancy Bazar and Pan Bazaar areas in Shukleshwar Ghat of Assam’s Guwahati. The explosion took place at a construction material dump in the Pan Bazar area w...
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Trump to host freed US pastor Brunson at White House

Trump to host freed US pastor Brunson at White House

US President Donald Trump has welcomed the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on his way back home from Turkey following two years in detention. The evangelical pastor was convicted of terror-related charges and sentenced to three years, one month...
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