Samanneeta Chakraborty

Rotary Rahat presents world’s biggest health drive: iTV Network commits Rs 100 cr tv space

On its mission to bring effective change in India, Rotary Rahat is all set to roll out world's biggest health mission from July 2021. Led by a team of committed rotarians all across the world, the mission, which is touted....Read More

Feel fortunate to be a part of Handy but lead ANGI: Umang Dua

Umang Dua, Co-Founder, Handy and Chief Review Officer, ANGI Homeservices recently joined NewsX for a special conversation as part of NewsX India A-List. Recognised for excellence in home care services, Handy is the leading platform for connecting individuals looking for household....Read More

#RawalpindiTempleAttack: 100-year-old temple attacked, Pakistan ‘no land’ for minorities?

A 100-year-old Hindu temple which had been undergoing renovation in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi has been attacked by a group of unidentified people, according to a complaint registered by the police. The incident occurred at Purana Qila area of....Read More

Yogi Adityanath in Tamil Nadu: DMK calls AIADMK proxy government for BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK today over its senior leader A Raja's insult to Chief Minister E Palaniswami, calling him an ''outdated 2G missile''. He also recalled the episode in Tamil Nadu Assembly on March....Read More

Bharat Biotech, Biovet, Sapigen Biologix Signs Collaborative Research Agreemente with CSIR-IICT

On 29th March 2021, Bharath Biotech International, Biovet, and Sapigen Biologix have signed a joint Master Collaborative Agreement (MCA) with CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) today, to collaborate on the development of novel platform technologies for Bio Therapeutics and....Read More

WB Assembly Polls: Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee to hold roadshows and rallies in Nandigram

Top leaders of both the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are scheduled to hit the streets and hold a series of rallies and roadshows on Tuesday as few hours are left before campaigning ends ahead of....Read More

“Fully committed to environment”: Pak responds to US climate summit snub

Prime Minister Imran Khan was not invited to a U.S.-hosted virtual summit on climate change. The White House on Friday said a total of 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin,....Read More

India battles Covid second wave: Maharashtra CM imposes night curfew amid surge; over 68k cases recorded in last 24 hrs

Over the last three days, Maharashtra has recorded more than 1.13 lakh new infections; 40,414 new cases were detected on Sunday. Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,414 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the highest rise so far in a single day, taking....Read More

The Xinjiang Investigation: UN in negotiations with Beijing; China slaps sanctions against US and Canada

Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the UN has been in negotiations with Beijing "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uighur minority is being treated.  At least one million Uyghurs and people from other mostly....Read More

Assam assembly elections 2021: 24.48% voter turnout recorded till 11 am

Voting for the first phase of the Bengal and Assam elections began for 30 and 47 seats respectively. 37 MLAs are re-contesting in the Assam phase 1 elections 2021, comprising 24 from BJP, 6 from Congress and Asom Gana Parishad....Read More

PM Modi in Bangladesh amid Bengal polls: Know all about Bangladesh’s Bengal connection

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Dhaka on March 26 right after campaigning for the first phase of the West Bengal Assembly election ends. He is scheduled to visit Matua temple at Orakandi, around 200 km from Dhaka on March....Read More

BBIN MVA facilitating transport connectivity; alternative to SAARC

India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal are collectively known as BBIN and will also be participating in India’s connectivity initiatives in the Myanmar-Thailand and Indo-Pacific regions. The MVA among the BBIN network was signed in 2015 which would facilitate unrestricted cross-border....Read More

Boycott Xinjiang Cotton: H&M, Nike and others face massive backlash in China

The Communist Youth League on Weibo brought to the fore H&M statement from March 2020, in which the clothing brand said it would stop buying cotton grown in Xinjiang. There has been a growing trend of boycotting Xinjiang Cotton as many....Read More

Indian Navy emphasizes on six-nuclear powered submarines; mission to counter China

During the Combined Commanders Conference this month, the Indian Navy has informed the Narendra Modi government that the induction of six nuclear-powered submarines would take priority over the the  indigenous aircraft carrier 2 which has been in the pipeline for....Read More

PM Modi to visit Bangladesh tomorrow: Delhi-Dhaka to ink pacts bolstering ties

Prime Minister Modi will be visiting Bangladesh during March 26-27 and will be his first abroad visit since the lockdown. He will also be visiting the mazar or mausoleum of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara of Gopalganj district. Bangladesh is India's closest neighbor....Read More

We are solving a deeper problem of connecting India: Aprameya Radhakrishna, Founder & CEO of Koo

Aprameya Radhakrishna, CEO and Founder of Koo, recently joined NewsX’s special series ‘NewsX India A-List' for an exclusive conversation. As Koo expands its network across the length and breadth of the country, Aprameya spoke to us about his journey, taking the big....Read More

“Rashmi Samant’s resignation had nothing to do with her religion”: Oxford Hindu societies

Rashmi Samant, the first Indian woman known to have been elected as the  President of the Oxford Student Union (SU) allegedly resigned from the post in a few days due to the emerging controversy surrounding some of her past remarks....Read More

ISRO Makes Breakthrough With First Quantum Space Communication; New Chapter in Indian Space

It was on Monday that Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO announced that the demonstration of free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 m has been successful. ISRO believes that this is a major milestone for unconditionally secured satellite data....Read More

ATS names Sachin Vaze ‘Key Conspirator’ in Hiren Murder Case; BJP leaders reach to Governor

Jaijeet Singh, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief told the media persons in a press briefing on Tuesday that arrested Sachin Vaze had lied to them when he was interrogated regarding the murder of Mansukh Hiren. He shared crucial details related to....Read More

Centre Targets Global Leaders To Set Up Semiconductor Fabrication Plants in India

The Government has been targeting global leaders for establishing semiconductor fabrication plants in country. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has drawn up a list of companies who are under its scrutiny. The names include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company,....Read More

In retaliation to EU, US and UK Sanctions, China and Russia Vow To Stand Up To Western Sanctions

European Union had sanctioned China for its human rights violations on Uyghurs at a Foreign Ministers Meeting on Monday in Brussels. Those in the EU sanction list include four regional party representatives, along with a construction firm in Xinjiang province,....Read More

Time for Quad Security Council: Philippines, Taiwan and others raise alarm over non-stop Chinese violations

The increasing assertiveness of Beijing in the Philippine waters and repeated incursions in the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone requires that the Quad leaders take immediate action and establish a Security Council that can challenge China for its actions. The Quad countries called for....Read More

#WaterPowerplay: Indus treaty in lumber amid subcontinent water wars; China leaves Mekong dry

The Ken-Betwa river is the country's first ever interlinking project. The aim of the project is to transfer surplus water from the Ken river in MP to Betwa in UP to irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region across the districts of two....Read More

European Nations Signal Opposition Against China’s Intimidation in South China Sea

It is believed that UK, France and Germany would be sending warships to the South China Sea to push back Beijing's assertiveness in that region. This must be perceived as a united opposition against China's intimidation in the South China....Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan quits European Treaty Designated To Protect Women From Violence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn Turkey from an international treaty on preventing violence against women and removed the head of the Central Bank. Forty- five countries that are members of the Council of Europe have been signatories of the....Read More

Plummeting Sperm Counts: Warning for Humankind, Toxic Chemicals To Blame?

A new book called 'Countdown', by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, finds that sperm counts have dropped at 60% since 1973. Her research also suggests that sperm could....Read More

US Defence Secy Lloyd Austin arrives in India on a 3-Day Visit; all eyes set on his talks with Rajnath Singh

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was urged by a senior senator to convey Washington's opposition to India's proposed purchase of Russian air defense systems as he headed to New Delhi on Friday for talks aimed at deepening security ties. He....Read More

Imran Khan plays peace card, says India should make a move for peace

Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Wednesday said in a statement that India will be benefitted economically if she comes in a peace accord with her. India then will be able to access Central Asia which is regarded as rich....Read More

PM Modi to visit Bangladesh next week, first foreign trip since Covid-19 outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first foreign visit since the Covid-19 outbreak last year to Bangladesh during March 26-27, highlighting the priority attached by India to the country in its “Neighborhood First” policy. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra....Read More

Kim Jong Un’s Sister warns US as Biden administration officials arrive in Japan, South Korea

Kim Y-Jong, younger sister of the North Korean dictator recently in a state-media report criticized the US and South Korea for conducting joint military exercises. Her comments came in the backdrop before top officials are due to arrive in Seoul.....Read More

China rattled by Quad Summit, cries ‘will end up nowhere’

The Quadrilateral Summit which was held on 12th March, 2021 did not directly name China but Beijing seemed rattled. Its mouthpiece, Global Times speculated that India, Japan, Australia and the US have been hyping the ‘China threat’ even before the....Read More

Boris Johnson to visit India: Talks on boosting trade on agenda

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister will be visiting India at the end of April. This will be the first International trip after Britain’s exit from the European Union as part of efforts to boost UK opportunities in the region,....Read More

Tamil Nadu elections: Indian envoy visits Tamil-dominated Sri Lankan provinces

India's top diplomat in Colombo, High Commissioner, Gopal Baglay held talks with top Tamil Leaders during his visit to the Northern and Eastern Provinces on March 11 to 13th. He recalled commitments of the Sri Lankan Government on the aspirations....Read More

NSIL aim to invest 10k crore on ISRO; India world’s next space hub?

The New Space India Limited or NSIL is a Central Government run Public Sector Enterprise stated that it has plans to invest around Rs. 10,000 crore over the next five fiscal years. NSIL has been allocated Rs. 700 crore by....Read More

Quad countries tie up to boost vaccine production; China, Pak feel the heat?

The India- Japan- USA and Australia Quadrilateral initiative on Friday, during its maiden summit decided to built a joint vaccine supply chain to address the current and future pandemic situations in the Indo- Pacific region. Vaccines will thereafter be developed....Read More

Alibaba vs Bejing: China to impose 1 billion on Jack Ma’s Alibaba

China has denied that it was planning to hit e-commerce giant, Alibaba with a fine of $1 billion for allegedly violating monopoly rules as authorities have been pressurizing the country’s vast technological sector. Alibaba which is China’s largest online shopping....Read More

TN Elections 2021: DMK releases manifesto, promises cut in fuel prices, 75% jobs for locals

DMK on Saturday has released its party's manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, which is going to be held on April 6 in the state. The party made a slew of promises, including computers and tablets with....Read More

#China5YearPlan:Xi Pushes for tech supremacy, rakes up controversial infrastructural plans

On Thursday, China had formally approved the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), the draft outline of which was passed by the National People’s Congress as it closed its six-day annual session. Among its key projects is the building of a hydropower....Read More

First Quad summit: India’s vaccine diplomacy likely to get a boost

The first Quad Summit meeting between India, Australia, Japan and the United States on Friday is expected to reach a decision on the Coronavirus vaccine, commented a top diplomat. India has also asked the other Quad members to invest in....Read More

US defence secy India visit: India to procure 30 armed drones to counter China, Pakistan

To counter China, India is believed to procure 30 armed drones, namely 30 MQ-9 Reaper from the US which is worth $3 Billion. The approval will be finalised during Defense Acquisition Meeting led by Rajnath Singh which will be further strengthened....Read More

British royal family displays racist undertones: Should it surprise Indians?

Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry has accused the British Royal Family of pushing her to the verge of suicide in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The 39-year-old, whose mother is black and father is white commented that....Read More

Spotlight on India’s role in Afghan peace talks: US proposes UN meeting of India, 5 other nations.

Anthony J. Blinken has written a letter to the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani whereby he has proposed an UN-convened meeting of representatives of six countries which includes India to talk about promoting peace in Afghanistan. TOLO News which is the exclusive....Read More

Warships sent to SSC by Canada and Britain: Global powers against China?

As tensions are escalating with China, Britain and Canada have sent their warships to the South China Sea with the aim of countering China. Britain’s Defense Ministry commented that a multinational task force that is centered on the 65,000 tonnes....Read More

Ahead of TN Polls, AIAMDK seals seat-sharing deal with BJP; 20 seats to NDA Ally

The ruling AIADMK has revealed that it would be allocating 20 Assembly constituencies to the BJP for the elections along the Kanyakumari Parliamentary Constituency for the April 6 election. The agreement was signed between Chief Minister Edpaddi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief....Read More

Arunachal Pradesh to develop three model villages along border areas

The Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to develop three model villages on the Indo-Tibet border. This would act as an impetus to the development of the border areas. This will be a pilot project whereby Rs. 30 crore will be....Read More

China-Pak celebrate 70 years of bilateral ties: Xi-Imran’s ‘Iron Brothers’ narrative on

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on 3th March, 2021 that China and Pakistan would be holding 100 events to celebrate 70 years of bilateral ties between both the countries which was established on May 21, 1951. Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson of....Read More

PM Modi to attend Defence Summit on Mar 6; JCOs and Jawans to take part in top military meet for the first time

India's top military conference will be attended by Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and Jawans which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat's Kevadia this weekend. Combined Commanders’ Conference would be held in front of the Saradar Vallabhai....Read More

‘Indira Gandhi’s emergency was a mistake’: Rahul Gandhi speaks on emergency

Rahul Gandhi was in conversation with Professor Kaushik Basu of Cornell University, India's former economic adviser when he commented that the Emergency of 1975 imposed by Indira Gandhi, the late Prime Minister and his Grandmother was a mistake. "That was....Read More

US acts tough on Russia: announces sanctions over Navalny’s assassination

The Biden administration has imposed sanctions on senior Russian Government officials for poisoning the opposition leader, Alexi Navalny. This must be perceived as the beginning of a stricter approach towards Moscow in comparison to Donald Trump.  The United States demanded that....Read More