Mile Sur Mera Tumhara 2.0: New version of the nostalgic unity song

The new versions of unity songs intend to capture the soul of the original and reinforce the core values of a secular, diverse India For those born in the 80s or early 90s, there’s a fair bit of nostalgia associated with unity and freedom songs. Some of the most uplifting and memorable lyrical tributes of … Read more

Emelianenko knocks out Johnson in Moscow

Emelianenko’s stunning three-punch combination, sent Johnson crashing to the canvas for a spectacular knockout The report below contains details of what happened at Bellator 269. You can watch the entire event again on BBC iPlayer (UK only) here. Russian MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko rolled back the years in front of a home crowd as he … Read more

Shaving the truth | Book Review — The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock

The unalloyed story of the US war in Afghanistan is recounted with journalistic rigour and the diligence of a committed researcher in the book (AP Photo) Truth, it is often averred, is the first casualty in war, and this phrase has a special resonance in relation to the US-led global war on terror (GWOT) that … Read more

‘It was quite overwhelming’: how it feels to have your business thrive in a pandemic

It’s no secret that on the work front, the Covid narrative has predominantly been a negative one, with two-thirds of Australian businesses reporting a hit to revenue in 2020 and underemployment hitting a historic high of 13.8%, impacting 1.8 million people. Despite this, lockdowns have brought growth to certain sectors, with Australians spending big in … Read more

Mead hat-trick as England see off Northern Ireland

Beth Mead needed just 14 minutes to score a hat-trick at Wembley Stadium Beth Mead scored a second-half hat-trick in 14 minutes as England eventually saw off resilient Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier on their return to Wembley for the first time in two years. Mead broke the deadlock in the second half … Read more

Turkey’s president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared ‘persona non grata’ for backing jailed activist

“I gave the necessary instructions to our minister of foreign affairs,” Erdogan said in a speech Saturday. “I told him what to do. I said that you will deal with these 10 ambassadors being declared persona non grata as soon as possible.” The Turkish president added the ambassadors should leave the country if they do … Read more

Must bring clarity on state, Centre powers: Uddhav Thackeray to CJI

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday asked Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and other judges to look into the issue of separation of powers of the Centre and the states. “When the Constitution was made, some experts questioned Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (one of the key architects of the Indian Constitution) asking about the … Read more

Trinamool will come to power in Goa in three months: Abhishek Banerjee

Challenging BJP in Goa and Tripura, TMC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee said on Saturday in Goasaba that Trinamool Congress will come to power in Goa in three months. “Give us three months and we will win the Goa assembly polls. In one and half years, AITC will oust Biplab Deb government from the state … Read more