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Singapore surpasses Switzerland

Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

‘Extraordinary uncertainties’: Harvard prof on Covid-19 and impact on mental health

India -- There is a need for "unconditional income support" for those who have borne the brunt of Covid-19 crisis, professor of global health, Harvard medical school, Vikram Patel said during the last leg of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Friday. Patel talked about...

‘Fashion requires constant and relentless evolution’, says Federico Marchetti

India, Dec. 5 -- While customers think of what they're going to wear tomorrow, designers and fashion houses think one season ahead. Federico Marchetti, on the other hand, has been ahead of the curve by years. "My philosophy is to find a balance between the...

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...

Russia backs India’s stance at SCO summit

India, Nov. 13 -- Russia on Thursday backed India's assertion that Pakistan shouldn't raise bilateral matters at platforms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), saying these groupings are focused on multilateral cooperation to tackle regional challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an indirect swipe...

PM Modi takes dig at Pakistan during virtual SCO meeting

India, Nov. 11 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Pakistan at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Tuesday, saying it is unfortunate that repeated attempts were being made to violate the grouping's charter by raising bilateral issues. Modi...

WHO warns Europe virus surge of ‘great concern’

by AFP bureaus European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of “great concern”. Underscoring the disruption wrought by Covid-19 even in the corridors of power, US presidential candidate Joe...

Greta Thunberg urges EU to do ‘as much as possible’ on climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged EU leaders to “do as much as possible” to step up the bloc’s ambitions to reduce carbon output at this week’s summit. “Of course none of what has been proposed or pushed is in line with...

The politics behind Xi’s big green promise for China

Xi Jinping’s vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 completes a diplomatic pirouette that moves China to the heart of the global green agenda, wrong-foots the US and cuddles up to Europe’s climate advocates in one nimble step. The Chinese leader last month chose the...

China row in focus ahead of Jaishankar’s Quad meet

New Delhi,, Sept. 30 -- External affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Japan on October 6-7 to participate in the second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, and to hold a series of bilateral meetings against the backdrop of India's border...