Articles By Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Russian President Putin visits the Trinity Lavra monastery with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in Sergeiv Posad

From Politics & Policy 6:27 pm

White House Hints More European Sanctions Against Russia

There could be further sanctions against Russia in Europe, the U.S. government indicated. The White House feared that Vladimir Putin’s government might further get engaged in cross-border intrusion.

An Israeli soldier stands at a staging area after crossing back into Israel from Gaza

From Politics & Policy 5:05 pm

Israel Attacks Hamas Leader’s House after Declaring ‘Unlimited Truce’ on Eid

Israel’s missile found the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday, July 29, after Benjamin Netanyahu’s government declared an “unlimited truce.”

Argentina's Messi reacts after Germany won their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

From Sports 3:32 pm

Lionel Messi Accused of Forming Fraudulent Companies to Avoid Tax

Messi, if proven guilty, would be prosecuted for tax evasion by a Spanish court.

A laboratory assistant holds one hemisphere of a healthy brain

From Entertainment Jul 28

Child with Brain Cancer Gets Thousands of Birthday Cards from Strangers and a Wish from Justin Bieber

A 6-year-old boy from the United States received 15,000 greeting cards wishing him “happy birthday” as he turned six on Friday, July 25. However, the more interesting part is that he has received all those cards from people he does not know in person. Little Danny Nickerson suffers from brain cancer, and his brain tumour cannot be operated.

A worker checks a Hyundai sedan at a shipping yard in Pyeongtaek

From Society Jul 28

Six-Year-Old Canada girl Dies after Hit by Sedan in Crowded Store

A Canadian child was killed after getting hit by a car. The 6-year-old girl died within a couple of days after she had been taken to hospital.

Pro-net neutrality Internet activists rally in the neighborhood where U.S. President Obama attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California

From Tech Jul 28

BuzzFeed Editor Fired for Plagiarism

Popular news and entertainment Web site BuzzFeed fired its viral politics editor Benny Johnson after he had been charged for plagiarism.

An Israeli soldier reunites with his girlfriend during a 12-hour ceasefire, near Sderot

From Politics & Policy Jul 28

Hamas Declares 24-Hour Ceasefire on Eid as Peace Remains ‘Elusive’ in Palestine

Hamas has agreed on a 24-hour ceasefire on humanitarian grounds as the Islamic world starts to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Monday, July 28.

A Filipino Muslim looks at her mobile phone while waiting for morning prayers to begin, during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr in Manila

From Faith & Belief Jul 28

Eid Declared in Australia: Where to Celebrate in Sydney & Melbourne, Free Parking & More

Australia celebrates Eid on July 28 as the new moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia.

Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley pose at the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles

From Entertainment Jul 25

TIFF 2014: Four British Movies to Watch at Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival officially announced the list of films to be shown in its 39th edition on Tuesday, July 22. The list includes some of the biggest names in the United Kingdom. Here are the four UK films selected at the festival.

Afghans perform morning prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Shariff

From Health Jul 25

Ramadan 2014: Five Reasons Why Fasting is Cool Even for Non-Believers

Even if you do not follow Islam or any religion at all, here are some “cool” reasons why you still should fast during.