Friday, March 19 2021

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Mmm hmm, I do.

That was US President Joe Biden’s response when asked if he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer.” Biden has previously said the days of the US “rolling over” to Putin are done. This remarkable statement evoked a sharp response from Putin’s spokesman, who described Biden’s comments as “very bad,” adding: “He clearly does not want to improve relations with our country, and we will be proceeding based precisely on this.” Russia also recalled its ambassador to the US, and Putin himself pointed to the US atomic bombing of Japan, history of slavery and slaughtering Native Americans. Translation: It takes one to know one. It’s getting chilly out there.

Big Story

The big uproar in Ashoka University

The TLDR: The resignation of two of its most prominent faculty members—Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian—has raised red flags about one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. And it reveals how even private funding can’t save an institution from political pressure.


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • New sexual assault directives
  • Cadbury India is corrupt?
  • ‘Professor’ Nita Ambani is unwelcome
  • EU nations will resume Oxford vaccine
  • Get ready for Brood X


Weekend Advisory

  • Anatomy of Murder is a must for true crime fans
  • Sky Rojo is for all ‘Money Heist’ fans

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