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US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

15 May 2020

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

As calls to probe the origin of the novel coronavirus have only grown stronger, a United States Senator has unveiled a plan to hold China accountable for the pandemic.

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

23 Nov 2019

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

15 Aug 2019

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

The Olympics is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world.

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

01 Jun 2019

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

In a highly controversial initiative, a Russian company is trying to return to the golden age of strict gender roles. Remember when women couldn't vote? So blissful, amirite? (This was sarcasm. Don't come for me.)

Putin takes down Olympic judo champions, then gets beaten

27 Feb 2019

Putin takes down Olympic judo champions, then gets beaten

Russian President Vladimir Putin's is known for his impressive fitness profile and his love for judo.

Explosion outside chemical plant in northern China kills 22

28 Nov 2018

Explosion outside chemical plant in northern China kills 22

A huge explosion outside a chemical plant in China's northern Hebei province today killed at least 22 people and left as many others injured.

Pyongyang summit, bold step towards ending war with N-Korea: Moon

16 Aug 2018

Pyongyang summit, bold step towards ending war with N-Korea: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a bold step towards formally ending the decades-old war with North Korea.

Tap-and-go debit/credit cards for hassle-free metro, bus, train travel

20 Jul 2018

Tap-and-go debit/credit cards for hassle-free metro, bus, train travel

In line with the government's target of 30-billion digital transactions in the current year, the Ministry of Finance has asked banks to issue near-field communication (NFC)-enabled tap-and-go debit and credit cards that can be used beyond merchant transactions for services like metro, train, and bus travel.

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

20 Jul 2018

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a number of crucial decisions with respect to the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games.

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

10 Jun 2018

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

13 May 2018

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

North Korea will destroy Punggye-Ri nuclear test site later this month, ahead of the US summit, it has said, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit

26 Apr 2018

Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit on Friday, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

Date set for 91st Oscars already!

24 Apr 2018

Date set for 91st Oscars already!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the entire schedule for the 91st Oscars. The ceremony will air on February 24, 2019.

BCCI media rights: Google, Facebook, Jio in the race

03 Apr 2018

BCCI media rights: Google, Facebook, Jio in the race

Google, Facebook, Reliance Jio along with broadcasters such as Star India, Sony Pictures Network India and streaming service Yupp TV, will be competing each other in the first e-auction of BCCI's media rights, scheduled for April 3.

In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert

02 Apr 2018

In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert

North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attended a rare concert of K-pop singers in the country's capital Pyongyang.

N-Korea ready to negotiate with US on abandoning nuclear-weapons: Kim

06 Mar 2018

N-Korea ready to negotiate with US on abandoning nuclear-weapons: Kim

North Korea is willing to begin negotiations with the US on abandoning its nuclear weapons, the country's leader Kim Jong-un reportedly told South Korean envoys.

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping

28 Feb 2018

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia after it was barred from this month's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games over state-sponsored doping.

Mobile World Congress 2018: AI, 5G, IoT to take center-stage

25 Feb 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018: AI, 5G, IoT to take center-stage

Mobile World Congress (MWC), a pilgrimage for smartphone and gadget lovers, has grown to become the launch-pad for digital transformation as well.

IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics

25 Feb 2018

IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) upheld its ban on Russia over doping allegations.

Wardrobe malfunction at Olympics: French ice skater suffers costume disaster

20 Feb 2018

Wardrobe malfunction at Olympics: French ice skater suffers costume disaster

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis suffered what she calls her "worst nightmare", a wardrobe malfunction, on Monday while performing at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Skier Gus Kenworthy's kiss at Winter Olympics wins hearts

19 Feb 2018

Skier Gus Kenworthy's kiss at Winter Olympics wins hearts

Skier Gus Kenworthy didn't win a medal at the Winter Olympics but he isn't leaving Pyeongchang without a triumph.

Sexual assault allegations resurface against Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White

14 Feb 2018

Sexual assault allegations resurface against Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White

As Shaun White cemented his status as the snowboarding legend by winning a record third gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, his achievement is eclipsed by the emergence of sexual assault allegations made against him in the past.

Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyberattack

11 Feb 2018

Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyberattack

Organisers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have confirmed that the Games suffered a cyberattack during the opening ceremony, which took place on 9th February.

1,218 drones set world record at Winter Olympic Games 2018

10 Feb 2018

1,218 drones set world record at Winter Olympic Games 2018

The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones, flying in sync to create huge formations of various Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings.

Reliance JioTV to exclusively stream Winter Olympic Games in India

09 Feb 2018

Reliance JioTV to exclusively stream Winter Olympic Games in India

Reliance Jio has bagged the digital content streaming rights to broadcast the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in India.

Meet Shiva Keshavan, India's Winter Olympics Legend

08 Feb 2018

Meet Shiva Keshavan, India's Winter Olympics Legend

Meet India's only five-time Winter Olympian, 36-year-old Shiva Keshavan.

Record-number of condoms to be provided at 2018 Winter Olympics

02 Feb 2018

Record-number of condoms to be provided at 2018 Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, has set a record even before the games have begun, for the largest number of condoms to be made available for participating athletes.

CAS overturns life-ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes

01 Feb 2018

CAS overturns life-ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes

In a major relief to Russia, the lifetime doping ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes was overturned on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

29 Jan 2018

WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits

In what may become another doping-scandal, there are fears of a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which lets the sample bottles to be opened manually.

North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

20 Jan 2018

North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe for next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Aanchal Thakur creates history; gets India their 1st-medal in skiing

10 Jan 2018

Aanchal Thakur creates history; gets India their 1st-medal in skiing

This girl from Manali, Aanchal Thakur, is making the country proud.

Trump willing to talk to Kim Jong-un over phone

07 Jan 2018

Trump willing to talk to Kim Jong-un over phone

US President Donald Trump has said the he would "absolutely" be willing to speak to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the phone and that he hopes that something positive comes out of the talks between North Korea and South Korea next week.

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

06 Dec 2017

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

After McDonald's, Intel is IOC's new partner

22 Jun 2017

After McDonald's, Intel is IOC's new partner

Intel has replaced McDonald's as the International Olympic Committee partner, a week after the former deal ended.

Olympics deal cut short: No more of 'I'm Lovin' it'?

17 Jun 2017

Olympics deal cut short: No more of 'I'm Lovin' it'?

Yes, it's true! McDonald's is calling it quits with the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

Avalanche buries several skiers in Tignes, France

07 Mar 2017

Avalanche buries several skiers in Tignes, France

According to local emergency services, several skiers were buried in the avalanche that hit the French resort of Tignes.

2024 Olympics: Budapest withdraws bid to host the quadrennial games

24 Feb 2017

2024 Olympics: Budapest withdraws bid to host the quadrennial games

Lack of political support has led Hungary's capital city of Budapest to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championship

23 Dec 2016

Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championship

35-year old Shiva Keshavan won gold medal in the Asian Luge Championship in Nagano.

Game over: Rome withdraws from 2024 Olympics bid

12 Oct 2016

Game over: Rome withdraws from 2024 Olympics bid

Italy's capital Rome became the second city after Hamburg to withdraw from the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.