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24 Mar 2018

ISIS

French officer who swapped places with a hostage passes away

A French police officer who had offered himself to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has succumbed to his injuries and passed away, the French interior ministry said on Saturday.

24 Mar 2018

White House

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".

24 Mar 2018

ICICI Bank

Hindujas top UK's Richest British Asians list for fifth time

The Hinduja family has been named the UK's Richest British Asians for the fifth consecutive year, with an estimated £22bn net worth.

New York: Man convicted for murder of Muslim cleric, associate

A New York resident was convicted of killing a Bangladeshi-American Muslim cleric and his associate in 2016, a crime considered symptomatic of rising Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric in the US.

24 Mar 2018

South Korea

South Korea to shut down computers to regulate work hours

South Korea has come up with an innovative idea to prevent employees from working overtime. Starting March 30, on every Friday, it'll shut down computers of all government staff in Seoul at 20:00.

Dawood Ibrahim-led terrorist group's D-Company has diversified: US lawmakers told

Pakistan-based Dawood Ibrahim-led terrorist group D-Company has diversified in many other fields and built a powerful transnational crime-terror organization in part from drug proceeds, US lawmakers were told on Friday.

23 Mar 2018

Australia

Australia scraps 457 visa program, popular with Indians

In a crackdown on foreign workforce, Australia has scrapped its popular employer-sponsored 457 visa program, widely used by Indians.

23 Mar 2018

ISIS

France shooting: Gunman shoots policeman; hostages taken at a supermarket

A gunman has reportedly shot at a policeman in southwest France before another man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area on Friday, said security sources.

23 Mar 2018

North Korea

Donald Trump appoints hawkish John Bolton as the new NSA

In the latest move in an ongoing shake-up of US President Donald Trump's top advisors, John Bolton will replace the outgoing National Security Advisor HR McMaster.

23 Mar 2018

Facebook

After Facebook controversy, Commonwealth Games to not collect visitor details

Learning from Facebook's data-breach scandal, Commonwealth Games on Thursday dropped the idea of collecting information of visitors, whom it would have provided free/fast Wi-Fi during the multi-sport event.

23 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

US-China trade war might cause two million job losses

America's trade deficit with China, probably the world's largest economic imbalance is estimated to result in about two million job losses in the US, the White House said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against China's "unfair" trade practices.

23 Mar 2018

Sri Lanka

Hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods made 2017 most expensive year ever

Weather and climate disasters cost countries about $320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent and severe droughts in parts of East Africa contributing to making 2017 the most expensive year on record.

23 Mar 2018

Washington DC

Two Indian-origin brothers indicted for money laundering by US court

Two Indo-Canadian brothers have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington DC for allegedly operating an Internet-based unlicensed money service business "Pyaza.com" that processed more than $250 million in transactions from Ponzi schemes, child pornography rings and more, according to US Attorney Jessie Liu.

23 Mar 2018

iPhone

California Police shot black-man suspecting gun. He had an iPhone

Police in California has released disturbing footage of cops shooting an African-American man 20 times in the backyard of his own Sacramento home.

23 Mar 2018

Australia

After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs

Hitting back at the US' trade tariffs, China has proposed similar action on 128 US products, which had an import value of $3bn last year.

23 Mar 2018

India

India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

In what is being described as a "path-breaking" development by military officials, India is set to have a military attaché in the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain.

22 Mar 2018

World

Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?

In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a safe, effective male contraceptive pill that doesn't kill libido.

22 Mar 2018

Leicester

This English city to celebrate 'National Samosa Week'

After chicken tikka masala, Britons have now taken to the humble Indian samosa, so much so that Leicester, an English city with a sizeable population of Indian origin, is all geared up to host National Samosa Week next month.

22 Mar 2018

Space News

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

A week after the death of celebrated cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Russian astronomers have dedicated a newborn black hole to the "Lord of Black Holes."

22 Mar 2018

Singapore

Singapore: Indian physiotherapist sentenced to jail for molesting teenaged girl

An Indian-origin physiotherapist was sentenced to 11 months' jail and three strokes of the cane for molesting a teenage girl patient during her physiotherapy session in Singapore.

22 Mar 2018

Facebook

Meet Christopher Wylie: The 28-year-old behind the Facebook data stir

Call him what you may, a genius storyteller, a data harvester, a politicker, or a whistleblower, but at 28, Christopher Wylie knows enough to have influenced three key global events - Brexit, 2016 US presidential election and #DeleteFacebook movement - each changing, challenging the world as we know it.

21 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's funeral at Cambridge church on March 31

The funeral of legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will be held at a church in Cambridge on March 31, his family has said.

Study reveals living abroad leads to better understanding of self

Living abroad can help people develop a better understanding of themselves and have increased clarity about career decision-making, a study has found.

21 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

Trump had unprotected sex with porn star in 2006: Polygraph

Donald Trump had unprotected sex with porn star Stormy Daniels in July 2006, a year after he wed Melania Trump, claims a polygraph test Daniels took in 2011 for Life & Style magazine.

21 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

President Trump attacks Hillary Clinton for controversial remarks in India

US President Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton for her controversial remarks in India against his voters, saying that Democrats lost touch with "normal everyday working people".

21 Mar 2018

Kabul

Kabul: Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

At least 26 people were killed after a suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital city of Kabul in Afghanistan as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, said an official.

21 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin

The ashes of renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey near the graves of celebrated scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

21 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan needs to do more to wipe out terrorism: US

Pakistan has to do a lot more to wipe out terrorism from inside its territory, and it needs to launch a crackdown not just on the Taliban but also on other terror networks, the US has said.

H-1B visa application process to begin from April 2

The H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018, will be accepted from April 2, a federal agency announced.

Student opens fire at Maryland school, killed, two injured

Another shooting was recorded in a US school yesterday. A 17-year-old student of Great Mills High School in St Mary's County, Maryland, shot two others before being killed.

21 Mar 2018

UNESCO

Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

About 2 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water. The deepening global water crisis would put at risk assets worth $45 trillion by 2050, found a recent UNESCO report.

20 Mar 2018

Animal Rights

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, is dead

In a major loss, the world's last male northern white rhino, who had been staying at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has died.

20 Mar 2018

London

When a wrongly sent WhatsApp text sparks love

Remember how blank calls ignited countless love stories in the 90s? Fast forward 20 years and now WhatsApp is playing cupid, though without intention.

20 Mar 2018

White House

US: Indian professionals hold rally to end green card backlog

Hundreds of Indian professionals held peaceful rallies across the US, demanding an end to the massive green card backlog by eliminating arbitrary per-country limit regulations.

20 Mar 2018

Xi Jinping

China will not concede "a single inch of land": Xi

Soon after being re-elected for a second five-year term with prospects of continuing as the President of China for life, Xi Jinping asserted that his country will not concede "a single inch of land" and guard its sovereignty.

20 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

Anti H-1B advertisements at railways stations, trains in Silicon Valley

An anti-immigrant organization has installed advertisements against H-1B visa-holders at railways stations and on trains in California's San Francisco Bay Area, where Silicon Valley, the home to world's top tech companies, is located.

Maldives: Envoy says nation will not extend state of emergency

The Maldives will not extend the state of emergency that is due to expire, said an envoy on Wednesday amid criticism of the government over the recent political turmoil.

20 Mar 2018

Workplace

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

If asked to draw an effective leader, what would you draw? A man? Or a woman?

19 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

China cabinet reshuffle: Former missile commander appointed as Defense Minister

China has appointed former missile unit commander as its new Defense Minister, whose first guest of honor could be his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman.

19 Mar 2018

Russia News

Putin wins 4th term as Russian President with 74% vote

Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning the Presidential Election with 74% vote, an official exit poll said.