Food Poverty Haunts UK: How 4 million children are going hungry
A report by The Food Foundation think tank has revealed that nearly four million children in the UK experienced food poverty in January this year. This comes as the demand for expanding free school meals to pupils is rising in the country amid a cost-of-living crisis
Explained: The unanswered questions surrounding the deadly shipwreck in Italy
The tragedy, in which 70 have died so far, has highlighted the lesser-known migration route from Turkey to Italy. It has also brought into focus hardening Italian and European migration policies
Frustration, inflation and loss: Life in Turkey a month after the earthquake
One month on, Turkey is facing the daunting task of rebuilding flattened cities, with tens of thousands buried and many survivors barely subsisting in tents or containers
'Watch your back': How Britain's first Sikh MP is under threat
Preet Kaur Gill is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston, and the shadow secretary of state for international development. She said that she was forced to bolster her security after receiving a ‘direct threat’ by email asking her to ‘watch your back’
What is Holika Dahan, the bonfire ritual before Holi?
Holika Dahan falls on the day before Holi or the festival of colours celebrated by Hindus across the world. Legend says that the demon Holika tried to kill her nephew Prahlad by sitting with him on a pyre. Instead, she perished herself with her end marking the victory of good over evil
Rahul Gandhi’s Cambridge University remarks fuel row: 7 times when Congress leader has tarnished India’s image abroad
Rahul Gandhi in his ongoing visit to the United Kingdom spoke about the attack on democracy in India at Cambridge University. The Congress leader’s comment is just one of the many times he has targeted the country and the government while being on foreign soil
In India, ban on sale of gold without hallmark from 1 April: What is this tag and why does it matter?
From 1 April 2023, gold jewellery and other artefacts can be sold only if they have the six-digit HUID (Hallmark Unique Identification). This number is unique to each piece of gold. It avoids misselling, guarantees quality, and helps in tracing the item
Explained: How Pakistan’s Imran Khan evaded arrest with the help of his supporters
Imran Khan played hide and seek with the police, as they showed up at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore on Sunday afternoon to take him into custody in the Toshakhana case. Supporters of the ex-Pakistan prime minister carried out protests outside the house, not allowing the authorities to enter
Why has Pakistan's Lahore banned the Women's Day march?
Lahore city authorities cited the 'controversial cards and banners' commonly displayed by participants in the march and security concerns as reasons behind the decision. However, they have allowed this year’s Haya (modesty) March to be held despite the ban on the Aurat March
What is the sacred oil from Jerusalem that will anoint Charles as king?
King Charles will be anointed with the holy oil before receiving the orb, sceptre, and coronation ring, symbols of his regal status, during the coronation service. This time, however, the oil will be cruelty-free and made using olives
Why has Fox News imposed 'soft ban' on former US president Donald Trump?
According to four Trump aides who spoke to news startup 'Semafor', Fox News has imposed an unofficial ban or 'soft ban' on the former president, claiming the Rupert Murdoch family wants to 'move on' from him
Explained: What is the 'Lucky Girl Syndrome' trending on TikTok?
There may be a darker side to lucky girl syndrome, which is hinted at in the name — after all, it's called a syndrome, not an approach, and it's aimed specifically at women. Most videos on the subject focus solely on manifesting through thought — there is little emphasis on action
Skirt or trousers? Why do women still struggle to decide what to wear at work
Researchers have found that perceptions of women in the workplace are still influenced by the way they dress, often in a way that perceptions of men are not. The study says clothing deemed to be 'unsuitable' by colleagues can result in women being viewed as less competent or of lower status than men
How Ukraine’s purported attacks on Russian border villages could change the war
Russia claims that Ukrainian saboteurs crossed into its territory and raided villages. This comes as an embarrassment for Vladimir Putin, who had told officials to tighten the protection of the long and porous border with Ukraine earlier in the week
What is China’s ‘Two Sessions’ and why is it important? What can we expect this time?
Two Sessions or Lianghui are the annual meetings of China’s parliament and political advisory body that will start on Saturday. They are significant as the country sets its economic and policy goals for the year. Xi Jinping will likely secure a third term as president this time
Who is Ales Bialiatski, Nobel Peace Prize winner sentenced to 10 years jail in Belarus?
Ales Bialiatski was born on 25 September, 1962, in the Russian town of Vyartsilya. Bialiatski founded human rights group Viasna (Spring) in 1996 after Alexander Lukashenko became president of Belarus. He is just the fourth person in history to receive the Nobel Prize while in prison or detention
Can Iran’s new Asef air missile target the entire Israel?
Last month, Iran unveiled a homegrown long-range, air-launched cruise missile called the Asef that can be mounted on Russian-made Sukhoi Su-24 jets. A report says the weapon is capable of striking all of Israel and most of Saudi Arabia
Are Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine’ hippos coming to India? Why does Colombia want to get rid of them?
Cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar illegally imported four hippos from a US zoo to keep in his private ranch near Bogota. Now their population has grown to more than 100 and they are posing a threat to Colombia’s ecosystem. There are talks that 60 hippos might be shipped to India’s Gujarat
What is Nithyananda's 'Kailasa', the fictional country that has caught UN’s attention?
The United States of Kailasa (USK), an island nation off the coast of Ecuador, was established by Nithyananda, a self-proclaimed godman who fled India in 2019 after being accused of rape. The fictional nation calls itself the 'home and refuge for the international Hindu diaspora'
Argentina wants fresh talks with UK over Falkland Islands: Why are the nations at loggerheads?
Argentina claims the Falkland Islands through the Spanish crown as well as its proximity to the mainland. Britain, meanwhile, points to its long-time management of the islands. Though Argentina lost the brief but bloody 1982 Falkland Islands War with Britain, it refuses to give up on the matter