Ranil Wickremesinghe: The new PM of Sri Lanka

He has been appointed as the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time. By Supriya Mehta and Mrunmayee Kulkarni Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party (UNP) has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s next Prime Minister (PM) today. PTI reported that Ranil Wickremesinghe met the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on May 11 evening, before Rajapaksa […]

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Karnataka’s cashew exports halved over 4 years

Importing poor quality cashew seeds has caused a decline in our exports. Vishwak started a cashew export business in January 2016. He runs Sree Krishna Prasad cashews in Udupi, Karnataka, which imports raw cashew seeds from Zimbabwe. The declining quality of the seeds has led to a decrease in the amount of cashew he used […]

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Nobody won but exporters enjoy spoils of war

Russia and Ukraine’s war caused a global wheat crisis which encouraged India to export more rice and wheat. There has been a rise in exports of rice and wheat from India due to the ongoing Russia- Ukraine conflict, say experts.Exporters fear the popularity of rice-based products like broken- rice could be  only temporary. Aashutosh Agrawal, […]

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Little hope for Indian students for refund from Canadian Colleges

The Quebec Court has given students an option to reapply for admission in these colleges but students say they require time and money that they don’t have. Bengaluru: Happy Sandhu always aimed to make it big in life—when he enrolled in M College in Canada, he thought his dream was inching closer by the day. […]

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Immigrant students in limbo, Australia’s PR woes

Indian students face mental and financial burdens due to unanticipated changes in permanent residency conditions by the Australian government. Palak, a Delhi University alumna, arrived in Australia as an Information technology (IT) student in 2017. She required 70 points to be invited by the Australian government for permanent residency. One morning in 2018 while she […]

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Bengal fishermen still trapped in maritime border disputes

Despite recommendations from governments and experts, many fishing boats don’t have modern navigational equipment. A few years ago, during Durga Puja, Niranjan Das was hoping to return home as soon as possible to spend time with his family. A fisherman from Kakdwip in West Bengal, he was in a fishing boat in the Bay of […]

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Indian students caught in shadows of Ukrainian war

As panic settles in, more students face the dilemma of offline classes and soaring flight fares. Bengaluru: It was 5:17 A.M. on February 24. Akshay, a student of Kharkiv National Medical University woke up to sirens blaring in his neighbourhood. From the balcony, as far as his eyes could see, he saw massive balls of […]

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Loud explosions reported in Eastern Ukraine amid Putin’s call for war

Videos shot by Indian students in Kharkiv show consecutive explosions accompanied by loud bangs. Bengaluru: Moments after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine, loud explosions were witnessed in Kharkiv city on Thursday just before 6 A.M in Ukrainian time, three-and-a-half hours behind Indian Standard Time. Videos coming out of Kharkiv city […]

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Indian shuttlers stuck in Botswana wait for clarity

In an exclusive chat with the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Priyansh Khushwani said that the Ministry of External Affairs hasn’t contacted them, yet. It might take longer than usual for the three badminton players stuck in Botswana to return to India. The players may have to travel to another country that is […]

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