At Least 47 Die in Zimbabwe When Buses Collide

At Least 47 Die in Zimbabwe When Buses Collide

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Two long-distance buses in Zimbabwe have collided on a road after one of them tried to overtake two trucks, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens more in a country with a reputation for poor roads...
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Chhattisgarh polls: Managing fields often ruined by chemical sludge, Dantewada farmers have little hope from elections and NDMC

Chhattisgarh polls: Managing fields often ruined by chemical sludge, Dantewada farmers have little hope from elections and NDMC

Hemla Bhima, a 60-year-old farmer in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, dreads the monsoon season. The iron ore sludge that has polluted the land in and around it. Firstpost/Natasha Trivedi He has been fighting an uphill battle to save his farmland from...
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Day after Diwali, some parts of Kolkata record ‘very-poor’ air quality; 93 people arrested for bursting firecrackers till midnight

Day after Diwali, some parts of Kolkata record ‘very-poor’ air quality; 93 people arrested for bursting firecrackers till midnight

Kolkata: The air quality in some parts of Kolkata a day after Diwali was “very poor” as people defied the Supreme Court’s 8-10 pm firecracker deadline, environmentalists said. The PM 2.5 count shot up to 330 at the Rabindra Bharati automatic...
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Thugs of Hindostan movie review: Aamir Khan is fun, Amitabh Bachchan lifeless in B’wood’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Thugs of Hindostan movie review: Aamir Khan is fun, Amitabh Bachchan lifeless in B’wood’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh — this is the order in which the lead cast’s names are placed in the credits of Thugs of Hindostan. The ranking is representative of their star stature combined with seniority...
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India’s demographic advantage is shrinking fast, country has 12 years to reach developed phase: SBI’s Soumya Kanti Ghosh

India’s demographic advantage is shrinking fast, country has 12 years to reach developed phase: SBI’s Soumya Kanti Ghosh

In June 2018, the State Bank of India (SBI) in its monthly publication Ecowrap warned establishment policymakers on the threat of India losing its demographic dividend. The report cited the case of the Karnataka, which is witnessing population ageing amid...
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Africa: Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential

Africa: Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential

By Toshitsugu Uesawa and Siddharth Chatterjee Nairobi — With good reason, Africa is excited over the prospects of sharing in the multi-trillion maritime industry, with the continent’s Agenda 2063 envisioning the blue economy as a foremost contributor t...
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Argos takeover boosts Sainsbury’s trading

Argos takeover boosts Sainsbury’s trading

Image copyright Newscast Half-year results at Sainsbury’s have been boosted by its takeover of catalogue retailer Argos. Cost savings improved profits, while adding Argos outlets to Sainsbury’s stores was “driving an increase in trading inten...
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Spain Sánchez ‘attack plot’: Police arrest gun suspect

Spain Sánchez ‘attack plot’: Police arrest gun suspect

Image copyright AFPImage caption Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wishes to rebury Franco’s remains A man has been arrested in north-eastern Spain on suspicion of plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The suspect, known as a crack s...
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Mira Rajput shares a passionate kiss with Shahid Kapoor on Diwali

Mira Rajput shares a passionate kiss with Shahid Kapoor on Diwali

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor sharing a lip-lock has been breaking the internet Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/mira.kapoor. On the occasion of Diwali, Mira Rajput shared a pretty picture on her Instagram account to share a much-in-l...
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Several killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

Several killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

At least 13 people have been killed, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, following a shooting inside a bar packed with college students in southern California, according to the Ventura County sheriff’s office. Ventura County Sheriff Geo...
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