Mallika Soni

When not reading, this ex-literature student can be found searching for an answer to the question, "What is the purpose of journalism in society?"

Articles by Mallika Soni

These two South Asian countries are at loggerheads. Reason: Poor air quality

Satellite imagery showed 52 forest fire "hotspots" in Sumatra and 264 in Borneo, according to a report.

Firefighter sprays water in attempt to extinguish wildfires on a peatland forest in Ogan Komering Ilir regency, South Sumatra province, Indonesia.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:09 PM IST

'We are defending Russia itself': Vladimir Putin's new message on Ukraine war

Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin insisted that the annexation was carried out “in full accordance with international norms".

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks during a video celebrating the anniversary of the incorporation of regions of Ukraine to join Russia in Moscow.(AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:05 PM IST

‘We're treated badly’: 1st Indian to head Oxford's student body in tell-all book

Rashmi Samant told news agency ANI that "Bharatiya students" face a lot of discrimination and hatred which is not discussed openly in public.

A man walks in front of the buildings of Oxford University.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 10:59 PM IST

On Hillary Clinton's Vladimir Putin jab, Kremlin reminds her of ‘telling’ gaffe

Hillary Clinton said of NATO enlargement, "Too bad, Vladimir. You brought it on yourself."

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the unveiling of her portrait, at the State Department in Washington, US.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 08:50 PM IST

American soldier Travis King, who crossed into North Korea, is in US custody

Travis King, who had served in South Korea, sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour of a border village on July 18.

A TV screen shows a file image of American soldier Travis King during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Kremlin says Canada parliament should condemn Nazism: ‘You have a duty’

Canadian lawmakers applauded the 98-year-old Ukrainian veteran Yaroslav Hunka who fought for the Nazis during World War II.

Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka, right, waits for the arrival of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
Published on Sep 27, 2023 06:43 PM IST

'Affirmative, yes': Caretaker PM on whether Pakistan's army influences politics

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said, “Unfortunately, civilian institutions who are responsible for service delivery at behest of government, are performing quite poorly."

Pakistan Elections: Pakistan's interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar(AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 05:25 PM IST

North Korea to expel US soldier Travis King who crossed into country in July

Travis King harboured ill feelings over inhumane treatment and racial discrimination within the US army, North Korea said.

A man walks past a television showing a news broadcast featuring a photo of US soldier Travis King (C), who ran across the border into North Korea while part of a tour group visiting the Demilitarized Zone on South Korea's border.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 04:18 PM IST

Iran claims to put imaging satellite into orbit, stops short of giving details

Iran Satellite Launch: Over the past decade, Iran has sent several short-lived satellites into orbit.

Iran Satellite Launch: An Iranian flag flutters.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 03:00 PM IST

Don't tell women what to wear: UN on France hijab ban at Olympics

French sports minister informed that the country's athletes would be barred from wearing headscarves during the 2024 Paris Games.

Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games of France, Amelie Oudea-Castera during the press conference.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 08:37 PM IST

London's second-busiest airport Gatwick limits flights after Covid outbreak

Gatwick Airport Covid Outbreak: Stewart Wingate, the airport's chief executive, said the decision “means we can prevent as much disruptions as possible.”

Gatwick Airport Covid Outbreak: Passengers walk into the Departures entrance at the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport near Crawley, just south of London.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Elon Musk's X has most ‘mis- or disinformation posts’, European Union says

European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova said platforms need to act ahead of national and European elections next year.

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X (Twitter).(Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 04:39 PM IST

Flash in sky and explosion: Mystery surrounds power outage in Russian villages

Russia-Ukraine War: St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport and the surrounding areas were hit by a temporary power outage.

Russia-Ukraine War: An hour before the power outage, it was reported that locals had noticed mysterious disturbances.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 02:42 PM IST

China’s ‘batwoman’ scientist warns another Covid outbreak ‘highly likely’

In the study, Shi Zhengli’s team from the Wuhan Institute of Virology evaluated the risk of 40 coronavirus species.

Shi Zhengli and her colleagues identified important hosts of the pathogen. (Representational)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 10:42 PM IST

It's US vs China again as Joe Biden recognises independence of 2 Pacific nations

Joe Biden said that the United States had a long history of cooperation with the Cook Islands, dating back to World War II.

US President Joe Biden speaks during the first US-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington.(AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 07:39 PM IST

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan moved to jail with better facilities: What court said

Imran Khan: The former Pakistan PM had filed a petition seeking transfer from Attock jail to a better-class facility in Adiala jail.

Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during an interview.(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 07:19 PM IST

On Nazi veteran honoured in Canada parliament, Kremlin's response: 'Outrageous'

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the episode showed a careless disregard for historical truth.

Yaroslav Hunka (right), waits for the arrival of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Onatario,
Published on Sep 25, 2023 05:06 PM IST

‘Hindu Canadians are fearful’: MP from Justin Trudeau's party amid row

India-Canada Row: “What I am worried is that the bloodshed is going to be Hindu Canadian’s blood,” Chandra Arya said.

Liberal Party MP Chandra Arya (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 07:27 PM IST

Prince Harry- Kate Middleton's royal rift: Snide remarks and breaking of trust

Prince Harry- Kate Middleton: Talking of Meghan Markle, the royal expert said, “I think it’s too far down the line for Kate and Meghan.”

Queen Elizabeth II, and from left, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge.(AP)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 10:24 PM IST

King Charles gives Prince Harry ‘ultimatum’: ‘Want to repair relationship'

Prince Harry has said that he hopes to reconcile with his father King Charles.

Royal Family: Britain's King Charles III looks on. (AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 08:11 PM IST

Ex-official's rare public critique of China's economy: ‘Empty houses everywhere'

China Economy: At the end of August, the combined floor area of unsold homes stood at 648 million square metres.

China Economy: Chinese president Xi Jinping
Published on Sep 23, 2023 07:31 PM IST

World Bank's clarion call to Pakistan: ‘Your economic model has failed’

Pakistan Economic Crisis: The global lender urged Pakistan to take urgent steps to tax its agriculture and real estate.

Pakistan Economic Crisis: A woman checks rice prices at a main wholesale market in Karachi. (AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Is Pakistan military manipulating elections? Caretaker PM's assertive response

Pakistan Elections: The election commission announced that the polls would take place during the last week in January.

Pakistan Elections: Pakistan's interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar(AP)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 03:03 PM IST

Japan PM at UN: Want to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'face to face'

Japan PM Fumio Kishida reiterated the public offer at United Nations General Assembly.

Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida addresses the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 08:27 AM IST

Watch: Prince William surprises New Yorkers with morning jog at Central Park

Prince William: The five awards of 1 million pounds ($1.2 million) are given to companies and groups that come up with new ways to save the planet.

Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales in New York.(AP)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 07:46 AM IST

‘Concerning reports coming from Canada’: British Sikh MP on Trudeau's charge

The reports coming out of Canada were “concerning”, British Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said.

British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
Published on Sep 20, 2023 06:52 AM IST

Five Eyes intelligence alliance backs Canada probe in Nijjar killing: What is it

Hardeep Singh Nijjar Killing: The US said it was deeply concerned over Justin Trudeau’s claim about India’s role.

Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 11:01 AM IST

China's ex-foreign minister Qin Gang was ousted over affair in US: Report

Qin Gang: China removed Qin Gang from his ministerial post in July, just seven months after he started the job.

China's former foreign minister Qin Gang(AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:53 PM IST

On Justin Trudeau's Khalistani leader killing claim, US' response

Hardeep Singh Nijjar: Justin Trudeau said that there are “credible allegations of a potential link” between Indian government agents and killing of Nijjar.

Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau(AP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 09:12 AM IST

Joe Biden, 80, says ‘I get it’ on him being too old to run for US president

Joe Biden On Age Issue: Joe Biden said that his experience helped him deal with crises like Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Covid pandemic.

Joe Biden On Age Issue: US president Joe Biden (AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 07:53 AM IST
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