Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could pave the way for widespread industrial action across the economy in coming months. Some of the more than 40,000 rail workers who are due to strike on Tuesday, Thursday…

India on the path of economic recovery even as Russia-Ukraine war nears Day 100

It was hard to speculate that the Russia-Ukraine war would have such widespread economic consequences across the globe. It’s been more than three months and the war is going on seamlessly, impacting global trade. In April, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) revised down its forecast for global trade growth this…

From Lakhimpur Kheri horror to Singhu border lynching: Events from farmers’ protest that grabbed headlines

After widespread outrage and over a year of protests, the Central government finally repealed the three farm laws on November 19. Addressing the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologised to the countrymen and announced the big decision to repeal all three agricultural reform…

Hardik Pandya opens up on struggles after 2019 suspension: I cried in training because there was a lot of emotion

All-rounder Hardik Pandya said that it took some time for him to recover from the emotional strain that came with being suspended in 2019. Pandya and teammate KL Rahul’s comments had led to widespread criticism and backlash. It eventually led to The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspending the…

Explained: Punjab govt’s proposal to use paddy straw as cattle feed in gaushalas

Producing over 20 million tonnes of paddy straw every year, most of which is burnt in fields by farmers, leading to widespread air pollution that even spreads to neighbouring states, Punjab has now proposed to use the paddy crop residue as fodder for animals, especially cattle. We explain what research the Punjab…