Will Kenya approve the ‘right to disconnect’?

Dear Quartz Africa readers, In her memoir, This child will be great, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia writes, “The root cause of conflict is not simply poverty but poverty brought on by exclusion. Exclusion in its broadest context: exclusion from resources, from power, from education and information, from the […]

Ball pythons, Nile monitor and other endangered animals seized at Bengaluru airport

Eighteen endangered animals of different species were seized and handed over to the Bannerghatta Biological Park. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested seven passengers, including one woman, for allegedly smuggling 18 endangered animals in their baggage at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru a few days ago. Initially, three people were arrested. Their […]

Budget 2023 Expectations: Education sector seeks increased funding for infra development, training

Representational image. News18 Union Budget 2023 is being closely watched by educators and stakeholders across India, due to the numerous challenges faced by the education sector in recent years. It is expected that the Budget will contain measures that tackle the major issues in the sector and make significant strides in improving the quality of […]

Budget 2023: From ease of investing, tax rationalisation to simplified regulations for startups, will Budget have it all

Representational image. News18 Will we pave the way to creating a robust ecosystem and realise the dream of ‘Digital India’? As the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world with over 100 Unicorns, will we adequately provide the resources and incentives needed by aspirational young Indians to take the leap into entrepreneurship with new technologies and […]

Lost chippy served ‘best food in Liverpool’ that people still can’t forget

A traditional Liverpool chippy that served its customers for 30 years is still remembered to this day as being the ‘best around’. Despite the chip shop changing hands over 20 years ago after its owners retired, people still remember the “delicious” food they still haven’t tasted anything as good since. The chip shop was Lee’s […]

No other Prime Minister other than PM Modi would have made me minister, says Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. ANI New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that he is not sure if any Prime Minister other than PM Narendra Modi would have appointed him as a minister. Speaking at an event in Pune for the release of his English book The India Way: Strategies for […]

Kolkata book fair events to be streamed live for enthusiasts: Organiser

Bibliophiles in the city and elsewhere have a reason to cheer as organisers of the Kolkata book fair have made arrangements to live-stream all events and launches at the annual carnival, which is set to kick off at Salt Lake, near here, on January 31. The general secretary of Publishers and Book Sellers Guild, Tridib […]

Bayern Munich held at home to Frankfurt in Bundesliga match

Pic from Bayern Munich vs Frankfurt clash. Image: Bayern Munich/Twitter Bayern Munich saw their lead in the Bundesliga cut to just one point on Saturday after Randal Kolo Muani’s equaliser held the German champions to a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. The result was Bayern’s third consecutive 1-1 draw, with the Bavarians still looking for […]

Budget 2023: Fintech should be given infrastructure industry and priority status

Representational image. Moneycontrol In the upcoming Union Budget, I hope the government gives the fintech sector an ‘infrastructure industry’ status which will open a venue for fintech players to raise funds from various sources, including government infrastructure schemes, banks, and other international lenders, on being a priority sector. Why fintech requires heavy investment Fintech sounds […]

India needs a ‘milletary’ approach to address malnutrition and water scarcity

Millets are often undermined as meals in India. Image courtesy New18 Hindi Dr Khadar Vali is one of the many ‘unsung heroes’ in the list of Padma Shri awardees this year. Though the agricultural scientist is referred to as India’s Millet Man, both he and the cause that he espouses—Siridhanya or ‘positive millets’—remain relatively under-appreciated […]

North Korea denies arms dealing with Russia

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. AFP Seoul, South Korea: North Korea on Sunday denied providing arms to Moscow after the United States said the nuclear-armed state supplied rockets and missiles to Russia’s private military group Wagner. Washington earlier this month designated the Wagner group as a “transnational criminal organization,” citing its weapons dealings with Pyongyang […]

LOOK: ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ finds its Zeus and Poseidon

MANILA, Philippines – Disney’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians has cast two of its most important Greek Gods, author Rick Riordan announced on Friday, January 27.  Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Lost in Space) will take on the role of the sea god Poseidon, while Lance Reddick (Bosch, John Wick) will play the king of Olympus […]

Some people purposely spread wrong info about China issue for politics, says Jaishankar

Pune: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said some people deliberately spread wrong news about the China issue, knowing it is not true, for politics and by talking about some land which was taken by China in 1962, they give the impression this happened recently. Jaishankar made the remarks, viewed as a dig at Congress […]

Budget 2023 Expectations: Foster tie-ups between government and stakeholders to support startups

The startups need support from all quarters The Indian startup ecosystem has been witnessing an unprecedented boom in the last few years with new businesses emerging in a multitude of sectors. However, the pandemic has brought with it immense uncertainty and disruption to the startup landscape, making it difficult to forecast and plan for the […]

Budget 2023: FM must aim to strengthen banking infra to support economic growth, inclusion

Representational Image. News18 India’s financial sector has emerged more resilient and robust after the debilitating pandemic. The government’s gigantic task to ensure financial services from formal sources is easily accessible to every household which inspires confidence. Both–bank branches and automated teller machines (ATMs), are playing a crucial role in banking coverage expansion in India and […]

IIT Madras’ BharOS comes with empty ambitions. It still can’t beat India’s Google market

Last week, India’s IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw unveiled a new operating system called BharatOS or BharOS. This announcement came in the backdrop of the Competition Commission of India imposing a Rs 1337-crore penalty on Google for allegedly monopolising business practices concerning Android, the operating system used in most smartphones in the country. Despite the Narendra Modi government’s boisterous claims […]

Full Guide to 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure

The celebration of the Year of the Rabbit has kicked off as the Lunar New Year 2023 Festival begins at Disney California Adventure. We have gathered all the entertainment, food, and merchandise for you in this year’s full guide to the festival. Decorations for Lunar New Year Festival Entertainment Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession Since […]

Top Notch | Heirloom Naga’s Jesmina Zeliang on why being profitable means supporting more indigenous women

I AM embarrassed this is my first-ever interview with Jesmina Zeliang, the founder of one of the most notable brands out of India – specifically Northeast India. I truly have been remiss, Zeliang’s Heirloom Naga is 30 years old, and its subtle designs can be spotted from across the room. It’s ironic to learn that […]

Is it Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year? Depends who you ask

Hong Kong CNN  —  Last week, K-pop singer Danielle Marsh asked her online fans what they were doing for Chinese New Year. A profuse apology followed two days later, in which she promised to “try to be more careful” and acknowledged the “hurt” she had caused. Her crime? The “Chinese” that preceded “New Year.” A […]

Waterboy Mike Scott: ‘I can still step into the songs and connect with them emotionally, even if my own feelings have changed in the meantime’

Mike Scott was browsing through a shop in London recently when he ran into Lenny Henry. He saw me and he said: ‘You wrote ‘The Whole of the Moon’!’ And he was praising the song. And I said ‘ah yes but I loved your singing on that song by Kate Bush’ [‘Why Should I Love […]

Our toughest blind taste test yet – can our writers pick out the more expensive mochi?

This rice cake challenge proved tough for even our most experienced mochi eater. It is time once again for our famous Gourmet Writers’ Rating Check, in which the team at SoraNews24 show off how refined their palettes are by blind taste testing two food products and picking out which one is more expensive. The food […]

“Like Yao Ming, He Can Inspire a Whole Continent”: Despite Shaquille O’Neal’s Ignorance, Rui Hachimura’s Impact on Japan Stuns NBA Fans

With the NBA trade deadline right around the corner, the Los Angeles Lakers have been making some big moves in the trade market. In fact, Rob Pelinka and Co recently acquired Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards in an impressive trade this week. Consequently, the talented forward’s arrival in Hollywood received a mixed reaction from […]

Senior US general warns of possible looming war with China

Gen. Mike Minihan, Air Mobility Command commander, speaks to Team Dover Airmen during an all call at Dover AFB, Delaware, May 5, 2022. — AFP WASHINGTON: A four-star US Air Force general has warned of a conflict with China as early as 2025 — most likely over Taiwan — and urged his commanders to push […]

US Air Force General asks officers to prepare for war with China

US Air Mobility Command chief General Mike Minihan expressed that he had a gut feeling that a US-China war would take place in 2025. According to NBC, General Minihan said he hoped he was wrong. He claimed that the US and Taiwan presidential elections would provide China a chance to take action against Taiwan. General […]

Ruja Ignatova found alive after vanishing 5 years ago

The listing of a property in the heart of London has brought a notorious cryptocurrency fugitive who ran a $4 billion Ponzi scheme out of the woodwork. Bulgarian-born German citizen Ruja Ignatova, 42, and a business partner called Sebastian Greenwood conned crypto enthusiasts by claiming their crypto token, OneCoin, would be a “Bitcoin killer”. They […]

RRR completes 100 days in Japan, SS Rajamouli thanks fans for making ‘us relive the joy’: ‘Gone are those fond memories’

SS Rajamouli’s RRR has become one of the most popular Indian films outside of the country. While it received a lot of love in USA, the film was also welcomed by Japan. Now, the film has completed 100 days in Japan and is still running successfully in 114 Japanese theatres. Sharing the news on social […]

‘It’s frosty outside’: How the polar vortex brought bitter cold to Asia this January

Mohe, China’s northernmost city, recorded a temperature of minus 63.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.44 degrees Celsius) this week. That was the coldest in its recorded history and cold enough to cause hypothermia within minutes in anyone who wasn’t dressed properly. “It has never been this cold,” Zhang Hong, 53, who runs a pancake shop in Mohe and […]

Elena Rybakina vs Aryna Sabalenka latest updates

Jan 28, 2023 – 14:34 (IST) Australian Open 2023 LIVE Rybakina vs Sabalenka, 1st set: 4-2 As expected it has been a hard-hitting game and Rybakina is having most of the fun. A 40-0 lead and she closes it with an ace.  Jan 28, 2023 – 14:32 (IST) Australian Open 2023 LIVE Rybakina vs Sabalenka, 1st set: 3-2 Well done by Sabalenka. She […]