Vantage with Palki Sharma | China's Covid Megawave: A virus threatens Xi Jinping's reign

The stream goes LIVE at 9 pm (IST) every weeknight. If you are unable to watch, click here to refresh

THE BIG story

Palestinian gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem synagogue, kills seven
world

Palestinian gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem synagogue, kills seven

The attack, which occurred as residents were observing the Jewish sabbath, came a day after an Israeli military raid killed nine people in the West Bank

Explained: Why Scotland is being rocked by a row over a trans woman rapist
Explainers

Explained: Why Scotland is being rocked by a row over a trans woman rapist

Isla Bryson, formerly known as Adam Graham, was convicted this week of raping two women in Scotland in 2016 and 2019. News that Bryson was sent to a women’s prison while awaiting sentencing stirred outrage – especially amid a heated debate over a Scottish gender reform bill blocked by the UK

Explained: Why onion is making the Philippines cry
Explainers

Explained: Why onion is making the Philippines cry

The price of onions, a staple in Filipino cuisine, touched 700 pesos (Rs 1047 approximately) per kg last month. Inflation, smuggling, price gouging and shortage of the vegetable are some of the reasons that possibly triggered the skyrocketing prices

Raveena Tandon on the Padma Shri honour: ‘I do roles that suit my age’
entertainment

Raveena Tandon on the Padma Shri honour: ‘I do roles that suit my age’

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost’s Lachmi Deb Roy, actor Raveena Tandon said, ‘I am thankful that I had the privilege to work in both commercial and realistic cinemas.’

WEB STORIES

See All
Peru President Dina Boluarte asks Congress to advance elections to 2023
world

Peru President Dina Boluarte asks Congress to advance elections to 2023

Peru has been embroiled in a political crisis with near-daily protests since 7 December when former president Pedro Castillo was arrested after attempting to dissolve Congress and rule by decree

LeBron James jersey sells for whopping $3.7 million
sports

LeBron James jersey sells for whopping $3.7 million

Sotheby's in New York sold the jersey, which James wore while playing for the Miami Heat in their 2013 NBA finals game seven victory against the San Antonio Spurs.

'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling, says Mike Pence
world

'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling, says Mike Pence

In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence, but acknowledged his lack of awareness wasn't an excuse

Watch: Nathan Ake scores as Manchester City dump Arsenal out of FA Cup
sports

Watch: Nathan Ake scores as Manchester City dump Arsenal out of FA Cup

Manchester City and Arsenal will meet twice more in the next three months in the Premier League with the title on the line.

Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws
world

Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws

The leaders of the Taliban have insisted that the harsh policies they have implemented in Afghanistan since capturing Kabul in August 2021 are based on Islamic laws

South Africa vs England: Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje help Proteas clinch first ODI
firstcricket

South Africa vs England: Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje help Proteas clinch first ODI

The win was a boost for South Africa, who are yet to earn automatic qualification for the World Cup in India later this year.

DEA Mexico chief quietly ousted over improper contact with drug lawyers
world

DEA Mexico chief quietly ousted over improper contact with drug lawyers

Nicholas Palmeri's socializing and vacationing with Miami drug lawyers brought his ultimate downfall following just a 14-month stint as DEA's powerful regional director supervising dozens of agents across Mexico, Central America and Canada

Volodymyr Zelensky invites Olympics chief to Ukraine frontline city Bakhmut
sports

Volodymyr Zelensky invites Olympics chief to Ukraine frontline city Bakhmut

Volodymyr Zelensky extended the invitation after the IOC committee said a "pathway" should be explored for Russians to take part in the 2024 Paris Games.

Hockey World Cup 2023: Belgium down Netherlands in shootout to setup final vs Germany
sports

Hockey World Cup 2023: Belgium down Netherlands in shootout to setup final vs Germany

Germany defeated mighty Australia in the semi-finals to book a place in Hockey World Cup final against Belgium

Brazil police raid Jair Bolsonaro nephew's home in uprising probe
world

Brazil police raid Jair Bolsonaro nephew's home in uprising probe

Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de Jesus, known by Bolsonaro supporters as Leo Índio, was one of the targets of a series of raids that led to 11 arrests in different states

First Take: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Siddharth Anand prior to Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan
entertainment

First Take: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Siddharth Anand prior to Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan

War is a beautiful film to look at. The picturesque landscape is used to shoot beautiful people in repose as well as a landing spot for decimated opponents. The prolonged action sequences are the centerpieces of the plot. They fire up the narrative engines and keep our interests alive.

Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan, Salman Khan's Tiger, Hrithik Roshan's Kabir: YRF spy-verse and the burden of superstardom
entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan, Salman Khan's Tiger, Hrithik Roshan's Kabir: YRF spy-verse and the burden of superstardom

To establish a multiverse of super-spies, YRF’s big challenge would be to rid the films in question of starry image trap.

Under-19 Women’s World Cup: Shweta Sherawat, Parshavi Chopra help India beat New Zealand to reach final
firstcricket

Under-19 Women’s World Cup: Shweta Sherawat, Parshavi Chopra help India beat New Zealand to reach final

India restricted New Zealand to 107 for nine with Parshavi (3/20) leading a disciplined bowling effort after skipper Shafali Verma won the toss and elected to bowl in the first semi-final.

Indonesia Masters: Indian campaign ends as Lakshya Sen, Tanisha-Ashwini pair lose in quarter-finals
sports

Indonesia Masters: Indian campaign ends as Lakshya Sen, Tanisha-Ashwini pair lose in quarter-finals

World No. 12 Sen squandered an opening-game advantage to go down 21-15, 10-21, 13-21 to home favourite Christie, ranked third, in a 62-minute men’s singles match.

India vs New Zealand: Cricket Twitter all praise for Black Caps after 21-run win in first T20I
firstcricket

India vs New Zealand: Cricket Twitter all praise for Black Caps after 21-run win in first T20I

New Zealand produced an all-round performance in the first T20I in Ranchi to collect their first win of the ongoing tour of India.

India vs New Zealand: Conway, Mitchell and spinners guide Black Caps to 21-run win in Ranchi T20I
firstcricket

India vs New Zealand: Conway, Mitchell and spinners guide Black Caps to 21-run win in Ranchi T20I

Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell's half-centuries helped New Zealand post a competitive 176/6 before spinners Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell helped restrict India to 155/9 in reply.