North America: News

16 May 2024


AstraZeneca COVID vaccine linked to another rare blood clotting disorder

A new research has linked AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to an increased risk of a rare but fatal blood clotting disorder known as Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT).

15 May 2024

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo unveils limited-run Quadrifoglio with red carbon interior

Alfa Romeo has ceased accepting bookings for the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models in the US, but continues to offer these models in Europe.

22 Apr 2024


HYBE launches audit of ADOR Management, CEO Min under scrutiny

South Korean entertainment giant, HYBE, has commenced an investigation into its subsidiary music label, ADOR.

Scientists clone black-footed ferrets from cells dating back to 1988

In a significant conservation achievement, scientists have successfully cloned two black-footed ferrets, Noreen and Antonia.

08 Apr 2024


Why ISRO's Aditya-L1 will not see today's total solar eclipse

Aditya-L1, India's leading space-based solar observatory, will not capture today's total solar eclipse.

04 Jul 2023

Box Office Collection

#BoxOfficeCollection: 'Carry On Jatta 3' is on global domination

Carry On Jatta 3 is on a dream box office ride. The film is performing very well in India and abroad. The third installment of the Carry On Jatta franchise received decent reviews and is working like magic in North America and Australia.

03 Jun 2023

Bird Flu

More contagious bird flu virus poses global pandemic risk: Experts

Scientists warned that the H5N1 virus that caused record cases of bird flu or avian influenza in birds across the world is changing rapidly and can cause a global pandemic, AFP reported.

05 Feb 2023


Madonna's kids to join 'The Celebration Tour'; upset fans react

The "queen of pop," Madonna, has defined and redefined the pop-culture sphere over her four-decade career.

11 Dec 2022


5 unique menstrual rituals around the world

Menstruation is not only about physical transformation in a girl's body, but it also involves celebration and honor in different cultures across the globe.

24 Sep 2021


Early humans were walking across North America 23,000 years ago

Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday.

10 Jan 2021


Despite pandemic, over two million Mercedes-Benz cars sold in 2020

In a proud moment for Mercedes-Benz, the company sold over two million cars for the fifth consecutive year in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

08 Jan 2021


OnePlus 8T gets a bug fix with OxygenOS update

OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS update for the 8T smartphones in India, North America, and Europe, a week after it released the OxygenOS update.

24 Dec 2020


OxygenOS 10.5.8 update released for OnePlus Nord N10 5G

OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 10.5.8 update for its Nord N10 5G smartphone in parts of Europe and North America.

28 Nov 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

The fourth and final lunar eclipse of this year will occur on November 30.

24 Aug 2020

Russell Crowe

'Unhinged' thrills US movie buffs, earns $4 million since Friday

Unhinged has broken into the long lonely theaters of the US and has earned $4.06 million after opening in select screens across the country on Friday.

09 Jun 2020


#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

08 Apr 2020

Bob Dylan

Legendary singer John Prine dies from coronavirus at 73

Legendary American country and folk singer-songwriter John Prine has passed away due to complications related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

13 Mar 2020


Google employee in Bengaluru gets infected with coronavirus, work-from-home announced

Tech giant Google on Thursday confirmed that one of its employees, working at the Bengaluru office, caught the coronavirus infection on his trip to Greece.

30 Jan 2020


10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.

10 Jan 2020


2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

We may not have been far into the new year, but a Lunar eclipse is upon us. Tonight, the moon will pass behind the Earth to enter its shadow, giving us the first penumbral Lunar eclipse of this year.

13 Dec 2019


Zetwerk raises Rs. 225 crore in Series B round

Zetwerk, a Bengaluru-based B2B online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs, has raised Rs. 225 crore ($32 million) in a Series B round of funding.

06 Nov 2019


Five interesting facts about Golden Retrievers you should know

One of the most popular dog breeds around the world, Golden Retrievers are utterly gentle, loyal, and family-friendly companions.

22 Oct 2019


Top five most beautiful waterfalls in the world

Witnessing a waterfall is truly an exceptional experience.

05 Oct 2019


Apple offers free repairs for iPhone 6s with power issues

Apple has announced that select iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models are facing a problem that is keeping them from switching on.

16 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

09 Sep 2019

Acer Laptops

Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop goes official

Acer has announced the Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop at the IFA 2019 in Berlin.

28 Jun 2019


Slack messages are going twice, reason remains unknown

Over the last few hours, users of popular work collaboration and chat app Slack have reported a weird message repetition issue.

12 May 2019

San Francisco

In San Francisco, one in every 11,600 is a billionaire

If you think seeing a billionaire is a rare phenomenon, maybe you should pay a visit to San Francisco.

14 Mar 2019


Copa America 2020: Argentina and Colombia to co-host the event

Argentina and Colombia have been selected as the host nations for the upcoming edition of Copa America football tournament, to be held in 2020.

Meet Nubia Alpha: World's first wearable smartphone

At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2019, ZTE-owned Nubia has launched, what could be, the world's first wearable phone.

13 Feb 2019


'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US

Art seeks to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, giving voices to those who are silenced by societal structures of oppression.

07 Jan 2019


Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs

Technically, dinosaurs were first discovered by some British geologists in the 19th century.

02 Jan 2019


Cathay Pacific makes blunder, sells $16,000 premium seats for $675

In a big ticketing blunder, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. sold business class tickets from Vietnam to Canada and the US at economy prices this week.

15 Dec 2018


Chicken-egg sized diamond of 552-carat found in Canada

In a 'shining' discovery, the largest diamond known in North America has been unearthed in Canada.

18 Nov 2018


Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries

A first-of-its kind study on superbugs in India has found that mortality rates in the country resultant of drug-resistant bacteria are more than twice that of high-income nations.

20 Oct 2018


5 unknown facts about the lives of WWE wrestlers

Professional wrestling, though glamorous and exciting, is a tough job and is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

20 Oct 2018

H-1B Visa

Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year

Latest official figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have revealed that a meagre 10% of Indian Green Card applicants received their Green Cards last year.

05 Oct 2018

White House

Babbar Khalsa group poses risk to our interests, says US

The US has named Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa among the separatist movements that pose a risk to American interests overseas.

03 Oct 2018

Lok Sabha

Veteran TDP leader, Andhra MLC VVS Murthy dies in US

Veteran Telugu Desam Party leader, educationist and member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council M VVS Murthy died in a road accident in the US. He was 76.

07 Sep 2018

Mass Shooting

US: Gunman opened fire in Cincinnati, four including Andhra-man, dead

In a disturbing development, a 25-year-old Andhra man died after a gunman opened fire in a bank building in Cincinnati, US, on Thursday.

07 Aug 2018


Time to shift to family; not joining politics: Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi has ruled out joining politics and will now focus on her family after her long-innings at the beverage giant PepsiCo.

30 Jul 2018


Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

26 Jul 2018

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Birla-owned Hindalco's subsidiary to acquire Aleris for $2.6bn

Novelis, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group-owned Hindalco Industries limited, has agreed to buy US aluminium producer Aleris Corporation, thereby keeping Kumar Mangalam Birla's aggressive overseas expansion operations on track.

07 Jul 2018


Apple Music takes over Spotify in the US market

According to reports, Apple Music now has more subscribers than Spotify in the US market.

24 Jun 2018


Facebook will help you spend less time on Facebook

Following on the footsteps of Apple and Google, Facebook has now confirmed that it's bringing a feature akin to Apple's Screen Time and Google's Digital Wellbeing.

15 Jun 2018


Millionaires now control half of the world's personal wealth

According to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group, half of the world's personal wealth now rests in the hands of millionaires and billionaires, up by 5% from their 45% share of personal wealth in 2016.

WOW! New Delhi to North America for Rs. 13,499?

Soon, you will be able to travel to North America for as low as Rs. 13,499, a massive Rs. 46,000 less than the usual fare.

13 May 2018


India received $69bn remittance in 2017, largest in world: Report

India was the largest remittance-receiving country in the world, with migrant workers from the country sending home $69bn in 2017, according to a report which said remittances to the Asia-Pacific region amounted to $256bn last year.

07 May 2018


Nestle buys rights to market Starbucks products at $7.15 billion

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Monday it will pay $7.15bn in cash for rights to market Starbucks products around the world, outside of its coffee shops.

23 Mar 2018

Nitish Kumar

New York: BJANA celebrates Bihar Diwas at Indian Consulate

The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) commemorated "Bihar Diwas" at the Indian Consulate in New York last week to mark the 106th anniversary of the formation of the Indian state.

22 Feb 2018


Ford's president of North America sacked over inappropriate behavior

Ford Motor Company on Wednesday announced that it was firing Raj Nair, its executive president of North America, over inappropriate behavior.

15 Feb 2018


How much money is enough for happiness? Scientists find out

Scientists have finally found out how much money a year it takes to keep an individual happy.

22 Dec 2017


TCS inks record-breaking $2.25bn deal with Nielsen

Tata Consultancy Services has bagged a $2.25bn outsourcing contract from TV rating firm Nielsen, the biggest ever for an Indian IT firm.

04 Nov 2017


BMW issues recalls for a million cars in North America

BMW has issued recalls for about a million cars in North America owing to two separate problems which increase the risk of fire in certain models.

22 Aug 2017


Millions of Americans witness historic and spectacular total solar eclipse

Millions of Americans gathered to witness a rare and spectacular celestial event - a total solar eclipse.

10 Jul 2017


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns Rs.42cr, outgrosses Bollywood films in India

"Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" has swung his way to rule the box office.

26 Apr 2017


Coca-Cola to sack 1,200 employees as sales fizzle out

Warren Buffett, who has professed his love for Coke and is the largest shareholder of the company may need to rethink his drinking choices as well as investment acumen as the firm is now sacking people to remain profitable.

26 Apr 2017

3D Printing

3D food printing to touch USD 425 million by 2025

The three-dimensional (3D) food printing market has taken off recently and is projected to be worth USD 425 million by 2025.

13 Apr 2017


Infosys gets reality check, it's time to buckle up

Infosys Q4 results are out and its lacklustre numbers are a reflection of how the firm is handling itself at the moment.

10 Apr 2017


Online clothing rental market set to boom: says report

An Alliance Market Research survey predicted that online clothing rental market would register compound annual growth rate of 10.6%, reaching $1856 million by 2023.

16 Mar 2017


New drugs for breast cancer affected women

Research by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK shows that 1 out of 5 women suffering from breast cancer can be treated by PARP inhibitors. This makes it 10,000 women a year in UK.

15 Feb 2017


BMW recalls over 41000 cars over defective air-bags

BMW has announced the recall of 41,685 cars in China due to concerns over defective air bags.

21 Nov 2016

Saudi Arabia

New party drug hits Indian cities

A new psychotropic drug has been making an appearance at parties in the city of Bangalore.

01 Nov 2016


Palpreet Singh signed for NBA D-league

India's Palpreet Singh Brar was picked up by the Long Island Nets in the draft for the NBA D-League. He became the second Indian player after Satnam Singh to be picked up in the Development League.

10 Aug 2016


Tata Chemicals sells urea business to Yara India

Tata Chemicals urea business has been sold to Yara India for Rs.2670 crores on a 'slump sale' basis.