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16 mins ago

IOC will act if Olympic medal winners are found guilty of doping: Thomas Bach

“If there should be cases involving results at Olympic Games, the IOC will react with zero tolerance with our usual policy,” Bach said. #Athletics #Doping #IAAF #International Olympic Committee #IOC #Sports #TheySaidIt #Thomas Bach

25 mins ago

UN states aim to wipe out global poverty by 2030

Jubilant UN member states on Sunday put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate change. #2030 #Ban Ki-moon #Development #NewsTracker #UN

46 mins ago

Parliament logjam: Congress appears to have ‘lost trust in democracy’, says Gadkari

Ahead of an all-party meeting convened by it to break the Parliament logjam, the government on Monday voiced hope that Congress will allow discussion in the House. #Mallikarjun Kharge #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #parliament #Rahul Gandhi #sushma swaraj

47 mins ago

Gajendra Chauhan to Pahlaj Nihalani: The unstoppable rise of the anti-intellectuals under Modi sarkar

And so, one obvious reason for such appointments is that the Indian Right, overseen not just by the ruling BJP but also the party’s ideological parent organization the RSS, wants – in the cultural and educational spheres particularly – ideological puppets who will be grateful enough to work hard and get things done, but who will not in any way obstruct their agenda. #anti-intellectuals #BJP #ConnectTheDots #counter-intellectuals #FTII #Gajendra Chauhan #Narendra Modi government #Noam Chomsky #Pahlaj Nihalani #Ramachandra Guha #RSS #Smriti Irani

52 mins ago

The unkindest cut: ‘Rasagolas’ are not Bengali after all

Historical evidence unearthed by researchers and scholars in the recent past leave very little room for doubt that the sweet voted India’s National Dessert in a nationwide survey done by MUDRA for Outlook magazine in 2010 had its origins in neighbouring Odisha at least a century and half before 1868 when Nobin Chandra Das is supposed to have ‘invented’ it in his sweetmeat shop in Kolkata’s Sutanati. #didyouknow #Odisha #Rasagola #Rasogolla #Sweets #West Bengal

58 mins ago

Jumping the gun: Sushma Swaraj’s tweet on the release of two Indians in Libya was overzealous

Sushma Swaraj should not have jumped the gun and tweeted about her government's ability to “secure" release of two of the four Indians abducted in Libya. #abducted Indians #External Affairs Minister #India #InMyOpinion #IS #ISIL #ISIS #islamic-state #kidnapping #Libya #Sirte #sushma swaraj #Terrorism #World