Critical need to ensure freedom of India's free press

New Delhi

As an Indian American, I have had the privilege of living in the two largest democracies in the world. One of those, the United States of America, came into being in part because of the free press. The other, India, has the reputation of having the most vibrant and free press in the developing world.

Ozone layer recovery: Jury is still out, but verdict likely soon

New Delhi Recent studies show that new dreams driven by short-time achievements make us forget the real objective and purpose of long-term missions. The global environmental accord called The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a case in point. Its key objective is to protect the stratospheric ozone layer that shields life on the Earth. Has that mission been achieved?

Five killed as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

Tokyo , Oct 23

At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.

Misty Monday morning in Delhi

New Delhi , Oct 23

It was a misty Monday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.