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US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

26 Feb 2021

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

A teacher's aide in Maryland, United States was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with eighth-graders.

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

25 Feb 2021

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

A man, from Oklahoma, United States, has confessed to killing three people including his neighbor whose heart he had cut out, cooked with potatoes, and tried to feed to his family, American media reported on Tuesday.

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

25 Feb 2021

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

22 Feb 2021

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

The United States, which has been touching one grim milestone after another since the coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, is now close to logging 500,000 deaths.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

16 Feb 2021

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

On Monday, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

14 Feb 2021

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senate Republicans for his impeachment acquittal.

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

11 Feb 2021

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

10 Feb 2021

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

The second impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump is constitutional, the Senate said on Tuesday, allowing the proceedings to begin.

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

09 Feb 2021

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to reveal that he has spoken to United States President Joe Biden. They discussed regional issues and expressed commitment toward "rule-based international order," the Indian leader said, adding that he also congratulated the 78-year-old.

US House votes to punish Republican congresswoman over controversial remarks

05 Feb 2021

US House votes to punish Republican congresswoman over controversial remarks

The United States House of Representatives on Thursday voted to expel Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from two high-profile committees over her incendiary remarks.

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

30 Jan 2021

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

As India's battle against coronavirus logged one year on Saturday, the nation slipped on the death toll index, going from the third to fourth position.

United States outraged over Pakistan acquitting Daniel Pearl's killers

29 Jan 2021

United States outraged over Pakistan acquitting Daniel Pearl's killers

The White House has expressed outrage over the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to acquit those involved in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl in 2002, calling the judgment an "affront" to terrorism victims everywhere.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

Keanu Reeves excites fans with BRZRKR comic book teaser clip

27 Jan 2021

Keanu Reeves excites fans with BRZRKR comic book teaser clip

If you are done with all the controversies surrounding Keanu Reeves-starrer high-profile game Cyberpunk 2077, let us draw your attention toward the biggest project Reeves has been into other than cinema.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib in doubt for New Zealand tour

26 Jan 2021

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib in doubt for New Zealand tour

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is a doubt for his side's upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here

26 Jan 2021

Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here

Florida's Chief Financial Officer, on Monday, told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games if Japan decide to back out.

Pets are back: Biden's dogs settle in at White House

26 Jan 2021

Pets are back: Biden's dogs settle in at White House

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major. The two German Shepherds are the first pets to live at the mansion since the Obama administration.

Meet Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan's wife-to-be

24 Jan 2021

Meet Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan's wife-to-be

Bollywood star Varun Dhawan is all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal on Sunday, January 24.

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

24 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in India, nearly 16 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated, government data showed.

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

24 Jan 2021

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

A Kashmiri-origin woman, Sameera Fazili, will be among the 20 Indian-Americans in the new Joe Biden administration in the United States.

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

24 Jan 2021

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

If your name is Kamala or Kamal, you're lucky today!

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

23 Jan 2021

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

Donald Trump formally left the White House on January 20, when Joe Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States.

'The White Tiger' review: Adarsh Gourav shines in absorbing tale

23 Jan 2021

'The White Tiger' review: Adarsh Gourav shines in absorbing tale

The White Tiger brings you: A mesmerizing tale, Priyanka Chopra's first notable acting performance in years, and a young star's brilliant breakthrough performance.

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

23 Jan 2021

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

In just three days after taking the Oval Office, United States President Joe Biden signed a record 30 executive orders, at least 10 of which reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

22 Jan 2021

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

21 Jan 2021

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

21 Jan 2021

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

20 Jan 2021

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.

Biden to immediately reverse Trump's policies on climate, coronavirus

20 Jan 2021

Biden to immediately reverse Trump's policies on climate, coronavirus

On his day one as United States President, Joe Biden will issue a series of executive orders, reversing outgoing President Donald Trump's policies on immigration, climate change, and the coronavirus.

Mitch McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

20 Jan 2021

Mitch McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed US President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was fed lies and Trump and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election.

In final hours of presidency, Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon

20 Jan 2021

In final hours of presidency, Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon

Giving a final gift to his aides, the outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned a number of his aides, including Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist, and Elliott Broidy, one of his top fund-raisers.

Before Trump's exit, daughter Tiffany gets engaged at White House

20 Jan 2021

Before Trump's exit, daughter Tiffany gets engaged at White House

Tiffany Trump, the younger daughter of United States President Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that she got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos.

On night before inauguration, Biden grieves 400,000 coronavirus victims

20 Jan 2021

On night before inauguration, Biden grieves 400,000 coronavirus victims

After he arrived in the national capital Washington for his inauguration, United States President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute for over 400,000 Americans who succumbed to coronavirus.

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

20 Jan 2021

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

On Tuesday, the White House released United States President Donald Trump's pre-recorded farewell message, wherein he wished the best to the next administration but fell short of mentioning his successor Joe Biden's name.

Khushi Kapoor to make acting debut soon, confirms Boney Kapoor

19 Jan 2021

Khushi Kapoor to make acting debut soon, confirms Boney Kapoor

Khushi Kapoor, the younger daughter of film producer Boney Kapoor and late actor Sridevi, is all set to mark her acting debut soon.

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump to hold farewell for himself

19 Jan 2021

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump to hold farewell for himself

United States President Donald Trump is planning to hold an early morning sendoff ceremony for himself on Wednesday, the day President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office.

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

18 Jan 2021

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched 10 satellites into orbit on Sunday in a successful test of its key air-launched rocket.

Biden's inauguration: FBI to vet 25,000 National Guard troops

18 Jan 2021

Biden's inauguration: FBI to vet 25,000 National Guard troops

Ahead of United States President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, defense officials are worried about an insider attack from service members.