Egypt unveils 100 ancient wooden coffins

    Cairo, Nov 15 (IANS) Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry has unveiled 100 newly-discovered ancient coffins in the Saqqara necropolis of Giza near the capital Cairo.

    ‘Time extension grant to CGDs players only a temporary breathe’

    New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Centre's time extension grant to City Gas Distribution (CGD) players for setting up projects will provide only a temporary breather to these companies, rating agency ICRA has said.

    Saving Tibet from CCP is vital for Asia’s future

    Xi Jinping, leader-for-life of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has recently directed his party members to "form an impregnable fortress in maintaining stability" by strengthening the role of the CCP in Tibet. He also stated that "absolute loyalty (to CCP) was necessary to counter major battles (in Tibet) and prevent major risks". In the same vein, he also remarked that "Tibetan Buddhism had to adapt to socialism and Chinese conditions".

    Trump hints he may accept defeat by Biden

    New York, Nov 14 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump has hinted that he may accept defeat by Joe Biden as media declared the Democrat the winner in Georgia while the counting was still going on, solidifying his lead in the electoral college.

    Russia to reopen trade mission in Syria

    Moscow, Nov 12 (IANS) Russia will reopen its trade mission in the Syrian capital of Damascus by the end of this year, according to a decree by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin published Wednesday.

    Flipkart opens first grocery centre in UP

    Lucknow, Nov 11 (IANS) Flipkart has established its first grocery fulfilment centre in Lucknow, which was virtually inaugurated on Wednesday by Uttar Pradesh Industries Minister Satish Mahana.

    Changing perceptions of the young Arabs (Opinion)

    A recent 2019-2020 Arab Opinion survey conducted by Doha-based Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies has bought out some revealing perceptions of the Arab citizens. The survey in its seventh year collated responses from 28,288 individual respondents based on 95 questions in 13 Arab countries.

    Sudhir Mishra: I have lost a bit of my swag after pandemic

    New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) For Sudhir Mishra, the pandemic has left an everlasting impact on his life, and not everything about it is good. The filmmaker says holding his ill father in his arms and running towards the ICU, and then watching him die has changed him, and he is still figuring out how.

    Meditation, yoga top activities among Indians during pandemic

    New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In the pandemic times, meditation and yoga have emerged as top health activities among people in India, a global study by wearable brand Fitbit has revealed.

    Political parties in Bihar have 2025 in mind while contesting 2020 polls (Comment)

    The 2020 state election in Bihar is probably the last one where the three Socialist leaders around whom the politics of Bihar has revolved in the last three decades -- Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar and the late Ram Vilas Paswan -- will have direct or indirect influence. The demise of Ram Vilas Paswan and the fact that Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar are now veteran politicians, the next state polls in 2025 could see a new start in Bihar politics, presenting a fresh and fair opportunity to every party, large or small. The political parties and their leaders in Bihar understand this. Hence, while they contest the present elections, they have 2025 in mind -- and the strategies they have devised for 2020 seem to be aligned to their plans beyond 2020.

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