Coronavirus death toll in China climbs to 811
Death toll rises to 722 in China coronavirus; 86 died in single day


The death toll in China due to novel coronavirus epidemic rose to 811, while the confirmed cases jumped to over 37,000, the National Health Commission announced on Sunday.Eighty-nine deaths were reported on Saturday and there were 2,656 new confirmed cases of the deadly infection, it said in its daily report.A total of 811 people have

Death toll rises to 722 in China coronavirus; 86 died in single day Death toll rises to 722 in China coronavirus; 86 died in single day

Priyanka Chopra receives UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award Priyanka Chopra receives UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award

Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.The India star was named the 2019 recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Children’s Fund in June this year and received the award at the Snowflake Ball here Tuesday night.”Giving back is no longer a choice. Giving back has to be a

New AI system may help doctors treat severe brain trauma patients: Study New AI system may help doctors treat severe brain trauma patients: Study

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based system to help doctors treat patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) — a significant global cause of deaths, especially in low-and-middle income countries.TBI patients are unconscious, making it challenging for doctors to accurately monitor their condition during intensive care, the researchers, including those

Six Indians killed in ceramic factory blast in Sudan Six Indians killed in ceramic factory blast in Sudan

 Six Indians were killed in Tuesday’s LPG tanker blast in a ceramic factory in Sudan while eight were undergoing treatment in hospital and 11 were either unidentified or missing, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.On Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Sudan, citing reports, suggested that 18 Indians were among the 23 people killed in

Imran Khan launches 'Digital Pakistan Vision' initiative
Imran Khan launches ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’ initiative

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative called ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’, which “has been designed for the government and the private sector to work towards a digitally progressive and inclusive Pakistan”.Speaking at the launch ceremony of the initiative here on Thursday, Khan regretted not having introduced it at the very beginning when his

Priyanka Chopra tops IMDB 2019 list of Indian stars
Priyanka Chopra tops IMDB 2019 list of Indian stars

 Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019 in a list released by IMDb, in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan secured sixth position.IMDb on Thursday released the list of 2019 top 10 stars. Actress Disha Patani is on second spot, followed by Hrithik Roshan, Kiara

iPhone 11 Pro shared location even when told not to
iPhone 11 Pro shared location even when told not to

 Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro has been found to continuously collecting and transmitting its users location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so.Security journalist Brian Krebs wrote about this on his blog recently, with an accompanying video revealing that the new iPhone continues to collect GPS data for certain apps and system

Sundar Pichai becomes Alphabet CEO as Google co-founders step down
Sundar Pichai becomes Alphabet CEO as Google co-founders step down

 Signalling the end of an era, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have decided to relinquish their current positions in the parent company Alphabet, making India-born Sundar Pichai the CEO of both Google and Alphabet.Page and Brin, the CEO and President, respectively, of Alphabet, have decided to leave these roles, the company said on

2 Indian students dead in US hit-and-run
2 Indian students dead in US hit-and-run

Two Indian students were killed in a hit-and-run incident in the US state of Tennessee, with the accused surrendering himself to the police, media reports said.The accident took place on Thanksgiving Day on November 28 and the victims were identified as Vybhav Gospisetty, 26, and Judy Stanley Pinheiro, 23, who were both Indian graduate students

IS claims responsibility for London Bridge terror attack
IS claims responsibility for London Bridge terror attack

 The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibilty for the Friday’s terror attack at London Bridge where two people were killed and three others injured.The extremist group’s Amaq news agency on Saturday said the 28-year-old attacker Usman Khan was one of Islamic State’s fighters, reported metro.co.uk.Without providing any evidence, Islamic State said that the attack was

Kartarpur corridor Army chief Bajwa's brainchild will hurt India: Pak minister
Kartarpur corridor Army chief Bajwa’s brainchild will hurt India: Pak minister

The opening of the historic Kartarpur corridor was the brainchild of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and it will hurt India for ever, a top pakistani minister claimed on Saturday, contradicted his government’s assertion that the idea behind the initiative was of Prime Minister Imran Khan.On November 9, Prime Minister Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur

Australian cricketer Steve Smith quickest to score 7,000 Test runs
Australian cricketer Steve Smith quickest to score 7,000 Test runs

Australian cricketer Steve Smith has added yet another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest batsman in the world to score 7,000 Test runs.Smith achieved the feat on Day 2 of the second and final Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.The 30-year-old achieved the milestone in just 126 Test innings and

Rafi’s patriotic song ‘Aye Watan’ on Russian cadets’ lips go viral

 A video of Russian military cadets singing the famous Hindi patriotic song “Aye watan, aye watan, hamko teri Kasam Teri raahon mein jaan tak loota jaayenge” from the movie ‘Shaheed’, has gone viral on Twitter.Sung by Mohammad Rafi “Aye Watan” was released in 1965. Ae Watan , Ae Watan , Humko Teri Kasam…Teri Rahoo Mei

2 killed, 3 injured in London terrorist attack
2 killed, 3 injured in London terrorist attack

Two people were stabbed to death and three others injured in a “terrorist” attack at London Bridge on Friday, police said.The incident began at an event at Fishmonger’s Hall at 1.58 p.m. on Friday. The suspect was shot dead by police within five minutes after being confronted by the officers, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida

21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada
21-year-old Jalandhar girl killed in Canada

 A 21-year-old woman, hailing from Punjab’s Jalandhar district, was allegedly killed in Canada, her family members said on Monday.Prabhleen Kaur, who was living in Surrey in the UK, had gone to Canada three years ago on a study visa, her family in Jalandhar said.Kaur’s father Gurdial Singh said he received a call from the Canadian

Diljit Dosanjh hilarious comments over Kylie Jenner's post
Diljit Dosanjh hilarious comments over Kylie Jenner’s post

Famous punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh seems to be crushing on the popular celebrity, Kylie Jenner, and his recent comments on Kylie’s social media posts have made it more than evident. Kylie Jenner, who is the most followed celebrity on Instagram, is known for her social media presence, as the popular reality show star keeps updates

Airbnb and IOC announce global Olympic partnership
Airbnb and IOC announce global Olympic partnership

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb on Monday announced an agreement to support the Olympic Movement through to 2028.The nine-year, five-Games partnership is designed to create a new standard for hosting that will be a win for host cities, a win for spectators and fans, and a win for athletes.In line with the Olympic

10-yr-old’s Christmas list is a hit with Twitterati

10-year-old girl’s wish-list of items she looks forward to when Papa Xmas — Santa Claus — visits at the stroke of midnight on December 25 has won hearts of millions.The letter was shared on Twitter on November 14, with a picture of the list. It has 26 items including, an iPhone 11, $4,000 in cash,

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th Sri Lanka President
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th Sri Lanka President

 Former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn-in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka after winning the crucial election held on November 16.Rajapaksa, who contested the presidential election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, was declared as the President on Sunday upon his victory, the Daily Mirror reported.The swearing-in ceremony