IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar; medical board to review his fitness levels soon

New Delhi: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan last month and returned to India two days later, has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave, official sources said Tuesday. They said Varthaman preferred to stay with his squadron in Srinagar than going to his […]

‘Mard March’: Pakistani Men Display Sexist Placards to Protest Women’s March, Trolled Intensely

The Aurat Azadi March in Pakistan, held on International Women’s Day, evoked pretty strong reactions in the country where oppression of women and gender equality continue to remain pertinent issues. And now, images of a retaliatory ‘Mard March’ are going viral. Even though the efforts of the thousands of women along with queer persons and […]

How a Pandya FB Fan Page is Linked to Iran & Indo-Pak Tensions

On 10 August 2017, a Facebook page called “Hardik Pandya FC” popped up. Thirteen days later the name was updated to “Hardik Pandya Run Machine.” By 15 September it was called “Hardik Leaders News” and eventually came to be known as “The Leaders News” nine days later. Strange but what’s the big deal? Facebook on […]

Firstpost Editor’s Picks: UBI’s adoption, Hindu girls’ conversion in Pakistan, Siegfried Aikman interview; today’s must-read stories

Rahul Gandhi’s universal basic income promise: Why no country has adopted version of scheme yet Universal basic income (UBI), until Rahul Gandhi’s promise of it on Monday, is a concept which has so far had little traction in our part of the world. Even though the rate of unemployment is high and poverty levels higher, […]

Krispy Kreme’s Owners to Donate $11 Million to Atone for Pro-Nazi Activities of Forefathers

More than half a century has passed since the Nuremberg Trials in which Nazis were tried and punished for committing heinous war crimes against humanity. However, the descendants of those who supported Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich in its evil, anti-Semitic machinations still bear the cross of their forefathers’ crimes. Take the owners of […]

Nitin Gadkari’s Income Rose by Nearly 140% in 5 Years

Union minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari’s income rose from 2.7 lakh in 2013-2014 to 6.4 lakh in 2017-2018, an increase of nearly 140 percent in the last five years. Gadkari disclosed his income in an election affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the Nagpur Parliamentary constituency on Monday, 25 March. […]

Empowering Lokpal to oversee distribution of ex gratia to kin of Pulwama victims would be edifying for country

An ideal starting ground for our first Lokpal to undertake would be to oversee the ex gratia to the families of the Central Reserve Police Force personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack. As ‘an anti-corruption authority or body of ombudsmen who represents the public interest in the Republic of India’ the watchful eye of […]

‘Mankad’ Memes Take Over Twitter After Butler’s Controversial Run Out By Ashwin

As the debate of Ravichandran Ashwin’s controversial decision to ‘Mankad‘ Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Butler heated up on social media Monday night, Ashwin defended himself by saying the move was “unplanned”. “On my part, it was very instinctive and it was not planned or anything like that,” Ashwin said. Seeing Butler backing up, KXIP skipper Ashwin paused […]

Trump Formally Recognises Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation to formally recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. The decision is a major shift in the American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election. The decision comes after 52 years […]

Lok Sabha Election 2019; pre-poll trends updates: BJP has a problem with the minimum income guarantee as it’s ‘anti-poor’, says Congress

11:09 (IST) 26 March, 2019 | Rahul to carefully consider contesting from Wayanad: Surjewala The Congress party does not refuse to hear the requests of its party workers, said Randeep Singh Surjewala on the matter of Rahul Gandhi possibly contesting from the Wayanad seat in Kerala. He, however, added that Rahul has insisted that Amethi is his karmabhoomi, so the […]