3 Indian-origin women scientists selected as Australia’s STEM superstars: ...

Three Indian-origin women are among 60 scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians who have been selected as Australia's Supers...
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Brazil twin school shooting: Death toll rises to 4

The death toll from Brazil’s twin school shooting rose to four on Saturday (November 26) after a teacher wounded in the attack by a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols, succumbed to her injuries, said officials. According to authorities in the city of Aracruz, in Espirito Santo state, of the 10 wounded in the attack on Friday (November 25),...

Intense protests rock China, agitators chant ‘anti-Xi’ slogans, show blan...

Massive protests rocked China with residents across several cities including Beijing and Shanghai gathering in numbers to push back against the Chinese government’s intense COVID-induced lockdowns and strict quarantine rules as part of its ‘zero-COVID’ policy. The protests come at a time when the country logged a record daily spike in COVID-19 c...

China’s zero-COVID policy wreaks havoc as cases surge and so do protests

Fresh protests against COVID restrictions have been reported from China after an apartment block fire in Urumqi killed 10 people on Thursday. Even though the authorities in Urumqi have denied that COVID restrictions prevented people from fleeing the building — as alleged by the protestors — they have now promised to phase out restrictions. https...

Fire that killed 10 kindles anti-COVID lockdown protests in China’s Shanghai

Murmurs of discontentment over stringent COVID-induced lockdowns in China for the third straight year amplified into a full-blown protest on Sunday (November 27) morning, as residents across several cities, angry over the death of 10 people in a massive fire in Urumqi, demanded a rollback of restrictions. As many as 10 people were killed when a ...

World’s oldest cooked meal unearthed at Shanidar cave in Iraq

Scientists have unearthed the world’s oldest cooked meal in a cave in northern Iraq. The burned food remnants, thought to be about 70,000 years old, were recovered from a Neanderthal dwelling, the Shanidar Cave site. The caves lie 500 miles north of Baghdad in the Zagros Mountains. Also Watch: 3,200-year-old civilization confirmed in Tamil Nadu,...

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Former spy, Lt Gen Asim Munir named Pak’s new Army chief

Pakistan's former spy master and senior-most Lt General Asim Munir was named Pakistan's new Army chief by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday (November 24), ending speculations over the most powerful position in the coup-prone nation, where the military wields considerable power in matters of security and foreign policy. Lt Gen Munir has s...

PM Shehbaz Sharif appoints Asim Munir as new Pakistan Army chief

Lieutenant General Asim Munir will be the new Pakistani Army chief, succeeding incumbent General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is set to retire on November 29 after a three-year extension. Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif disclosed his choice on Thursday, ending intense suspense over the key post. Bajwa, 61, has ruled out seeking another extens...

China’s daily Covid cases tally hits record high despite strict curbs

China’s daily Covid cases have hit a record high since the pandemic began, despite the country’s stringent measures to curb the spread of the virus, the National Health Bureau said on Thursday. On Wednesday, China recorded 31,527 domestic cases, with 27,517 without symptoms — higher than the peak (over 29,000 cases) recorded in April, when its larg...

Multiple dead in mass shooting at Walmart store in Virginia

Multiple people were shot dead after a gunman went on a shooting spree in a Walmart store in Virginia’s Chesapeake on Tuesday (November 22) night, reports quoted the police as saying. The shooter was found dead at the store, Leo Kosinski, a police spokesperson told the media. He said it is yet to be known if the shooter was an employee and it is...

Iran media blames humiliating World Cup loss on protests

Iran was reeling Tuesday (November 22) from the humiliation of starting the World Cup with a lopsided 6-2 loss against England in a match overshadowed by protests on and off the field. Hard-line Iranian media sought to blame the defeat on the unrest that has gripped the Islamic Republic since the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in ...

Saudi Arabia does U-turn, executes 12 drug-offence convicts in 10 days

Saudi Arabia has reportedly executed 12 people in 10 days for drug-related offences. According to a report by US-based human rights organisation Reprieve, most of these executions were beheadings done with a sword. The recent spate of executions come after a record 81 by the monarchy in March. According to an AFP report, the total number of peop...

Singapore women catch #MeToo train with internet as principal tool

A new kind of solidarity has begun to take root in Singapore. Women have decided to take a stand against gender-based violence. They're speaking up, pressing institutions to better manage the issue.

FIFA World Cup: Fugitive preacher Zakir Naik in Qatar to give religious talks

Fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has reportedly been invited to give religious lectures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, reports said. The news was reported by several media portals and posted by verified Twitter users. “Preacher Sheikh Zakir Naik is present in Qatar during the World Cup and will give many religious lectures throughou...

China reports first COVID death in six months; curbs in place

China which has been imposing stringent lockdowns in the wake of a fresh COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday reported its first death due to the disease in six months. The death of the 87-year-old Beijing man was the first reported by the National Health Commission since May 26, bringing the total death toll to 5,227. The previous death was reported ...

See no reason to return, Trump says after Twitter reinstates his account

After Twitter owner Elon Musk announced he was reinstating Donald Trump's account, the former US President stated that he had no interest in returning to Twitter. Trump's account was back on Twitter after a slim majority voted in favour of reinstating the account of the former US President. "I don't see any reason for it," the former president s...

Donald Trump’s Twitter account restored after 51.8% say ‘yes’ in polls

Former US president Donald Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated on Saturday (November 19) after a majority of voters in a poll backed the decision of the social media company’s new owner Elon Musk. “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei, Musk tweeted on Saturday. Also read: Donald Trump asks Florida judge to ...

Iranian protestors set fire to Ayatollah Khomeini’s ancestral home

Iranian protestors set fire to the ancestral home of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder. Social media videos show a part of the structure in Khomein being set ablaze by the protestors. A video posted on Twitter showed protestors cheering as the building is set on fire. The post’s caption read: “Protesters have burned ...

Once on Forbes list, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes gets jail for fraud

Blood-testing startup Theranos’s founder Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for defrauding investors. Holmes was the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire on the Forbes list in 2014. She was only 30 at that time and her stake in the now-defunct Theranos was worth $4.5 billion. Theranos Inc, whic...

France voices support for India, Germany, Brazil, Japan as permanent UNSC members

France has reaffirmed its support for India, Germany, Brazil and Japan as permanent members in an expanded UN Security Council, underlining the need to take into account the emergence of new powers willing and able to assume the responsibility of a permanent presence in the powerful world body. "France's position is constant and well known. We w...

Waiting long for US visa: Then you must read this

The US visa processing is rebounding faster than projected and is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels in Fiscal Year 2023, the State Department has said, addressing the growing concern over backlog of visa applications from countries like India. The State Department said it was committed to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States w...

G-20: Chinese President Xi confronts Canadian PM Trudeau over ‘leaked’ talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping chastised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-20 summit on Wednesday for leaking details of a prior meeting during which Trudeau expressed concern about Chinese interference in domestic affairs. The two leaders had a brief encounter at an event in Indonesia that news outlets were able to record. A televis...

UK PM Rishi Sunak green lights new Indian youth visa scheme

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (November 16) green-lit a new Indian youth visa scheme that will give Indian degree holders, in the age-group of 18 to 30 years, an opportunity to live and work in the UK for upto two years. The UK will offer 3,000 visas every year under this youth mobility partnership scheme for Indians, which wil...

Grammy Awards 2023: Beyonce ties Grammy record for most nominations

Beyonce has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations on Tuesday (November 15), making her tied with her husband Jay-Z as the most nominated music act in the history of the award's show. Beyonce's Break My Soul reeled in record and song of the year nominations, while Renaissance which v...

Donald Trump announces 2024 US presidential run; Biden says he ‘failed America&...

Former US President Donald Trump said Tuesday (November 15) that he will mount a third White House campaign, launching an early start to the 2024 contest. The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans and will force the party to decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 20...

Beginning of the end of war with Russia: Zelenskyy on Kherson liberation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a triumphant visit to the newly liberated city of Kherson on Monday, hailing the Russian withdrawal as the beginning of the end of the war. He also acknowledged the heavy price paid by Ukrainian soldiers in their grinding effort to push back the invading force. The retaking of Kherson was one of Uk...
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