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

Sham or not? The ‘join Russia’ vote in four Ukraine areas, explained

Russia-Ukraine War: The voting comes at a time when Russia is on a back-foot as Ukraine's counter-offensive has recaptured territory that Moscow seized since its February invasion.

Russia-Ukraine War: A woman votes during a referendum in a mobile polling station in Mariupol, Donetsk.(AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: A woman votes during a referendum in a mobile polling station in Mariupol, Donetsk.(AP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 05:50 PM IST

Meghan Markle threatened to leave Prince Harry when…: What a new book claims

Meghan Markle- Prince Harry: “It was a different story behind the scenes,” the author of the book said on an autumn royal tour during October 2021.

Meghan Markle- Prince Harry: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan Markle- Prince Harry: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 04:57 PM IST

‘Sent him his house's picture’: Trump boasts off 'threatening' Taliban leader

Donald Trump: Asserting his earlier stance, Donald Trump said that he wanted US to withdraw from Afghanistan and reduced the country's presence "down to a very few soldiers".

Donald Trump: Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally.(AFP)
Donald Trump: Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Iran President says protesters should be 'confronted' amid crackdown: 10 points

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iran has imposed tough restrictions on the use of the internet to hamper protesters from gathering.

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi holds a press conference.(AFP)
Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi holds a press conference.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 04:18 PM IST

Pics: Cargo plane ‘perilously’ overshoots France airport runway, ends up in lake

Montpellier Airport: Three people aboard the Boeing 737 plane were rescued unharmed, Associated Press reported.

Montpellier Airport: Flights to and from the airport have been cancelled.
Montpellier Airport: Flights to and from the airport have been cancelled.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 03:49 PM IST

‘I am not a terrorist’, says Donald Trump at rally amid legal battles

Donald Trump: Fuming, Donald Trump said that there is now “great anger” in US because of multiple investigations against him and his supporters following the January 6 2021 Capitol riot.

Donald Trump: Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally.(AFP)
Donald Trump: Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 02:55 PM IST

Is Covid over in US, China official questions, with some ‘facts’

Covid In US: China official Lijian Zhao posed the question with a photo showing “facts” on US Covid data.

Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 02:12 PM IST

Russian minister called Zelensky ‘b*****d’ before walking out of UN meet: Report

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov arrived at the meeting late, delivered his speech and left once as soon as it was done, Reuters reported.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves after speaking at the Security Council meeting.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves after speaking at the Security Council meeting.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:47 PM IST

Video| In Russian, officer yells at mobilised men: ‘That’s it, playtime's over'

Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin's announcement has been met with massive backlash across the country.

Russia-Ukraine War: An officer could be heard shouting in Russian at men.(Twitter)
Russia-Ukraine War: An officer could be heard shouting in Russian at men.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Watch: Long queues of cars at Russia-Georgia border amid Putin's call-up

Russia-Ukraine War: The checkpoint has become a popular route used by Russians attempting to leave the country fearing the draft.

Russia-Ukraine War: Footage shows large queues of cars at a checkpoint on the Russia-Georgia border.
Russia-Ukraine War: Footage shows large queues of cars at a checkpoint on the Russia-Georgia border.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:54 PM IST

Russia's drafting exemptions from Putin's mobilisation call-up as men flee

Russia-Ukraine War: Many Russians were seen fleeing borders and at airports to evade the draft.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilisation.(AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilisation.(AP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:24 PM IST

Watch: Elton John performs at White House. Then, Joe Biden surprises him with…

Elton John In White House: President Joe Biden surprised him with the National Humanities Medal for being a “tidal wave” who helped people rise up for justice.

British singer Elton John and his husband David Furnish stand on stage with US President Joe Biden.(AFP)
British singer Elton John and his husband David Furnish stand on stage with US President Joe Biden.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:49 AM IST

Typhoon Talas lashes Japan killing 2, leaving thousands without power: 5 points

Typhoon Talas In Japan: Shizuoka city has been hit hard by typhoon Talas seeing a record 417 mm of precipitation, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Typhoon Talas In Japan: A woman makes her way in the rain in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters)
Typhoon Talas In Japan: A woman makes her way in the rain in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:41 AM IST

US could make green card process easier, changes for H-1B too. Here's how

US Green Card: The commission's recommendations on the green card include reducing the adjudication and processing time for the applications to just six months.

Green Card: The recommendations were made in May this year.(Reuters File)
Green Card: The recommendations were made in May this year.(Reuters File)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 10:40 AM IST

King Charles III pictured for first time with iconic red despatch box: See photo

King Charles III: The official red box is used to receive government documents by the King and has been strongly associated with the British monarchy.

King Charles III: King Charles III pictured with his official red box.(Twitter)
King Charles III: King Charles III pictured with his official red box.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 10:22 AM IST

Elon Musk activating Starlink in Iran amid government's internet shutdown

Iran Anti- Hijab Protests: Iran has witnessed massive protests this week following the death of Mahsa Amini while she was in custody.

Iran Anti- Hijab Protests: Elon Musk speaks during a press conference.(AFP)
Iran Anti- Hijab Protests: Elon Musk speaks during a press conference.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 09:37 AM IST

Blast rocks Afghanistan's capital Kabul

Afghanistan Kabul Explosion: TOLOnews reported that the blast rocked the Afghan capital when the worshipers were leaving the mosque adding that the number of casualties is not known so far.

Afghanistan Explosion: A general view of the streets in Kabul.(Reuters file image)
Afghanistan Explosion: A general view of the streets in Kabul.(Reuters file image)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 03:43 PM IST

Would you deport immigrants if re-elected, Trump asked. He says: Just ‘bad ones’

Donald Trump: Donald Trump said, "Millions of people are in our country now that shouldn’t be here. Many of them are prisoners, criminals.”

Donald Trump: Former US president Donald Trump holds a rally in Youngstown.(Reuters)
Donald Trump: Former US president Donald Trump holds a rally in Youngstown.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 02:38 PM IST

Watch: Boris Johnson thanks Putin for 'leadership'. He meant Ukraine's Zelensky

Boris Johnson: The slip-up came as Boris Johnson talked about Ukraine's effort against Moscow's invasion of Kyiv.

Boris Johnson: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AFP)
Boris Johnson: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 01:53 PM IST

Want to end Ukraine war but...: What Russian envoy to India said

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov said “We want to end the hostilities. But when this will end, I can't say.”

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov talks about the ongoing war in Ukraine,(ANI Twitter)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov talks about the ongoing war in Ukraine,(ANI Twitter)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 01:26 PM IST

Watch| ‘He has left': The moment Russian foreign minister walked out of UN meet

Russia-Ukraine War: Sergei Lavrov arrived at the meeting late, Reuters reported, delivered his speech and left once as soon as it was done as the foreign minister refused to stay.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks at the Security Council meeting on Ukraine.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks at the Security Council meeting on Ukraine.(AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 01:10 PM IST

Amid ‘mass exodus’, Russian students being rounded up, forced to enlist

Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country's first mobilisation since World War Two amid Ukraine war which began nearly seven months ago in February.

Russia-Ukraine War: Riot police detain demonstrators during a protest against mobilization in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Riot police detain demonstrators during a protest against mobilization in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 12:51 PM IST

‘Do the math, the Russian way’: Ukraine minister's query on mobilisation

Russia-Ukraine War: “Mathematics the Russian way. The most popular math problem for Russian schoolchildren and their parents this fall,” the minister said.

Russia-Ukraine War: A volunteer trains in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: A volunteer trains in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.(AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 12:28 PM IST

Saudi Arabia announces discovery of gold, copper deposits in Madina

Saudi Arabia: The discoveries of gold deposits were done within the boundaries of the Aba Al-Raha in the Madinah region.

Saudi Arabia: The discoveries of gold and copper are expected to attract investment.(Representational)
Saudi Arabia: The discoveries of gold and copper are expected to attract investment.(Representational)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:33 AM IST

‘All hell will break…’: Pakistan PM's SOS on debt relief after record floods

Pakistan Floods: Pakistan government signed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund with “very tough conditionalities”, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said.

Pakistan Floods: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(AFP)
Pakistan Floods: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:22 AM IST

Watch| At UN, Blinken's strong message to Putin on Ukraine: ‘If Russia stops…’

Russia-Ukraine War: In a powerful message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Blinken said, “One man chose this war, one man can end it."

Russia-Ukraine War: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:03 AM IST

Many Russians flee to avoid Putin's military call-up for Ukraine war: 5 points

Russia-Ukraine War: In photos and videos widely shared on social media, Russians could be seen fleeing Vladimir Putin's military call-up.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russians could be seen fleeing the military call-up.(Twitter)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russians could be seen fleeing the military call-up.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 10:39 AM IST

Iran hijab protests began after 22-year-old girl's death. Her father's ordeal

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Amjad Amini said he had not been allowed to view his daughter's autopsy report, in an interview with BBC Persian.

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini.(Reuters)
Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Wear hijab, US journalist told ahead of interview with Iran President. She said…

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Christiane Amanpour, chief international anchor of CNN, said that as she was ready for the interview of the Iranian President, his aide insisted that she must cover her hair.

Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Christiane Amanpour awaiting Iran President's arrival ahead of interview.(Twitter)
Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Christiane Amanpour awaiting Iran President's arrival ahead of interview.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 02:08 AM IST

London mayor Sadiq Khan's appeal to Hindus, Muslims in UK. It's personal for him

Leicester Clashes: The appeal came after a spate of violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim communities in the eastern England city of Leicester

Leicester Clashes: London mayor Sadiq Khan appealed to Hindu and Muslim communities in the UK.(Reuters File)
Leicester Clashes: London mayor Sadiq Khan appealed to Hindu and Muslim communities in the UK.(Reuters File)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 01:52 AM IST
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