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‘Barred from leaving country’, says Ukraine's ex-president amid war

Poroshenko was due to travel to a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Lithuania as part of the Ukrainian delegation, and had received official permission to travel.
Ukrainian former president Petro Poroshenko(AFP file photo)
Ukrainian former president Petro Poroshenko(AFP file photo)
Published on May 28, 2022 03:51 PM IST
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'Impossible to isolate Russia', Putin warns, Zelensky fears genocide: 10 points

Ukraine war: Several parts in the war-torn nation have witnessed an escalation in fighting in the last few days. 
Ukraine war: Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet again warned the West over sanctions. (File photo) (via REUTERS)
Ukraine war: Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet again warned the West over sanctions. (File photo) (via REUTERS)
Published on May 27, 2022 06:52 AM IST
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Govt considers windfall tax on oil and gas giants

The tax, which may be levied when oil prices, for instance, cross a certain level, will boost the government’s finances, and help fund efforts to protect vulnerable sections from rampant inflation.
This is not the first time India is considering a windfall tax. Policymakers flirted with the idea in 2018, and before that in 2008, when oil prices were on a high, and many Indian oil producers made a killing. Both times, the idea was abandoned, after it was strongly opposed by private oil companies. (AFP)
This is not the first time India is considering a windfall tax. Policymakers flirted with the idea in 2018, and before that in 2008, when oil prices were on a high, and many Indian oil producers made a killing. Both times, the idea was abandoned, after it was strongly opposed by private oil companies. (AFP)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:40 AM IST
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ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Ukrainian solider replies to daughter’s letter with an emotional poem

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine took to their official Twitter handle to share a translated version of the poem that a soldier wrote as a reply to his daughter's letter.
The image shows the Ukrainian soldier who wrote a poem to reply to his daughter's letter.(Twitter/@MFA_Ukraine)
The image shows the Ukrainian soldier who wrote a poem to reply to his daughter's letter.(Twitter/@MFA_Ukraine)
Published on May 26, 2022 06:02 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Rise in global prices derails govt’s clean energy plans

  • Before gas prices spiked, India planned to reduce its carbon footprint by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030, part of its commitment at the Paris climate conference seven years ago. India made a commitment at the COP-26 summit in November last year to achieve net zero carbon emission by 2070.
Adequate availability of energy at an affordable rate is one of most important factors for India, which is the world’s fastest growing economy.
Adequate availability of energy at an affordable rate is one of most important factors for India, which is the world’s fastest growing economy.
Published on May 26, 2022 05:59 AM IST
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ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
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