Pakistan’s delayed general elections that were held on 8 February have thrown up more questions than they have answered, and alarmingly for the country’s all-powerful military, most of the difficult questions are yet again directed pointedly towards it.
In a world rapidly reshaped by Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new narrative is taking shape, one that places Indian talent at the forefront of this transformative era. With a fusion of youthful dynamism, innovative spirit, and global leadership, India is not just participating in the AI revolution; it’s poised to lead it.
With Indonesia heading to the polls to elect a new President and members of the legislatures, it gives me special delight as the Ambassador of India, the largest democracy in the world, to congratulate the people and government of Indonesia on this momentous occasion.
The specter of “Khalistan,” an independent Sikh homeland, occasionally rears its head, often painted as a widespread movement within the Sikh community.
Canada, known for its peaceful and diverse society, has recently been grappling with a surge in violent incidents linked to extremist groups and gangsters. The latest incident, an overnight shooting in South Surrey, has once again raised concerns about the increase in gang-related violence. What is more troubling is the perception that some political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are accused of appeasing these miscreants for vote bank politics.
Conditions are changing in 90 districts of India because of the developmental plans in the minority-majority districts.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. S. Jaishankar led the Indian delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala, Uganda, which took place on January 19-20, 2024. This was preceded by important discussions at both Ministerial and Senior Officials levels.
On January 28th, hundreds of Sikhs lined up in California to cast their votes in the “Khalistan” Referendum, organized by the proscribed group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). This self-declared vote seeks to carve out an independent Sikh homeland from Northern India. While the SFJ touts this as a noble pursuit of self-determination, a closer look reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of both the principle and the necessary procedures for its legitimate exercise.
On 1 January 2024, the Third Labour Court of Bangladesh sentenced Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and three others to six months imprisonment for labor law violation.
Lord Ram, whose grand temple adorns Ayodhya now, has been a muse for Urdu poets, or more accurately poets in general. He served as a metaphor for ideals that religion and poetry bestow on a person chosen to nurse and defend faith.
In a groundbreaking revelation, farmers in Punjab adopting the Agromet Advisory Bulletin (AAB) issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have witnessed a substantial increase in the productivity of rice and wheat crops.
In a world that champions the ideals of free speech and condemns hate speech, the West’s silence in the wake of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun’s open and violent death threats is both perplexing and concerning. Pannun, a designated Khalistani terrorist, has brazenly issued threats against the Chief Ministers of Delhi and Punjab, yet the international community remains shamefully silent.
Tonight, my fellow Punjabis, we gather not just around bonfires, but around a memory carved deep in the soul of our land. Lohri isn’t just about celebrating winter’s retreat. It’s a whispered echo of our Sikh spirit, a fiery testament to the resilience that runs through our veins like sugarcane juice.
The most recent case of Raj Kumar Mehmi, a Sikh man from India, on the run for his involvement in a large-scale drug trafficking operation in Canada, highlights the increasing involvement of Sikhs in the Canadian drug trade.
In a recent interview, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar expressed concern over the growth of Khalistani extremism generated out of Canada, blaming the Canadian political landscape for providing space for separatists to propagate their radical ideology.