India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

NEHANDRA Modi Heading for 2nd Term//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Continue reading India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

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Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

Sex workers across India are lobbying candidates in the country’s general election to support their demands for better health and welfare services in return for votes.

“We wanted to see which party accepts sex workers as part of the community,” said Kusum (who goes by only one name), president of the All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW), which is coordinating efforts. “Some express support for us behind closed doors, but never in public.” Continue reading Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

What impact has President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy had on US global influence? Is Donald Trump America’s number 1 emergency?

What impact has President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy had on US global influence? Is Donald Trump America’s number 1 emergency?

The United States’ regional hegemony in world is under threat like never before. For the first time in decades, both allies and rivals are openly questioning America’s staying power in this lately dynamic world. Continue reading What impact has President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy had on US global influence? Is Donald Trump America’s number 1 emergency?

US President Donald Trump ends Iran oil import waiver, India feels the pinch

US President Donald Trump ends Iran oil import waiver, India feels the pinch

A day after the United States of America announced its decision to not renew exemptions for five countries to continue importing oil from Iran, Mint’s Utpal Bhaskar explains the impact of the move on India. Driven by US’ aim to choke Iran’s main source of revenue, the move is expected to have a major fallout on the crude oil market. India and 7 other nations had been granted exemptions from US sanctions after the Trump administration decided to pull out of its 2015 deal with Iran. The exemptions are slated to end on May 2, 2019. Watch the full video to know more Continue reading US President Donald Trump ends Iran oil import waiver, India feels the pinch