Apr 14

Times Square inundates with Sikh culture as thousands tie turban on Turban Day

A sea of colours and tradition of the Sikh culture inundated Times Square, the crossroads of the world, as members of the community tied turbans to thousands of New Yorkers and tourists in an annual fixture aimed at spreading awareness about the Sikh identity. Sikh organisation ‘The Sikhs of New York’ organised the annual Turban

World's largest airplane makes first test flight
World’s largest airplane makes first test flight

The world’s largest airplane – a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines – has made its first test flight in California. The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert on Saturday.It is designed to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would in turn ignite to

IS claims responsibility for attack in Pakistan’s Quetta

 The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at a vegetable and fruit market in Pakistan’s city of Quetta.The militant group said in a statement on Saturday that one of its members carried out the suicide attack that killed and injured several Shiite community members and Pakistani troops. There was no official

Study reveals impact of space travel on astronauts
Study reveals impact of space travel on astronauts

Scientists have found no long-lasting, major epigenetic differences in astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and his twin brother, Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth. Epigenetic changes involve chemical “tweaks” to DNA that can influence gene activity, but the changes don’t affect the underlying genetic code

8 killed in flash flood in Pakistan
8 killed in flash flood in Pakistan

At least eight persons, including two children, were killed in a flash flood in northwest Pakistan, officials said.The incident happened when a vehicle carrying them was heading to a wedding party and it drowned in Wana tehsil of South Waziristan District bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, according to district administration officials. Six children remain missing and

Sikh pilgrims on 10-day visit to Pakistan
Sikh pilgrims on 10-day visit to Pakistan

Sikh pilgrims: A batch of 839 devotees left for Pakistan on friday to visit various Sikh shrines there on the occasion Baisakhi. the group, under the agies of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committe (SGPC), includes both men and women. The visit comes amidst rising tensions between the two countries in the past nearly two months.

Mindy Kaling Priyanka Chopra collaborating on wedding comedy
Mindy Kaling, Priyanka Chopra collaborating on wedding comedy

Actors Priyanka Chopra and Mindy Kaling are teaming up for a wedding comedy from Universal Pictures. According to Variety, Kaling will write the screenplay with Dan Goor, is starring in the movie, and will also potentially direct . The project will be produced by Kaling’s banner Kaling International, Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures and Howard Klein

Apologise publicly, Pakistan based Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation to UK government
Apologise publicly, Pakistan based Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation to UK government

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Seeking apology from UK government for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which killed over 1000 innocent people, the Pakistan based Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation Friday said that it was highly condemnable that even after 100 years of the tragedy, the UK PM Theresa May failed to apologise. Pakistan based advocate Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi

Russian award for PM Narendra Modi
Russian award for PM Narendra Modi

Russian honored Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday named for the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ award by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries, a Russian embassy official said. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest state decoration of Russia, the official said.

Indian Embassy asks students to be wary of fake US universities
Indian Embassy asks students to be wary of fake US universities

Students from India are advised to “exercise their due diligence” before seeking admission into American universities, the Indian Embassy here has said, months after over 100 Indians landed in trouble for enrolling at a fake educational institution set up by US authorities to expose immigration fraud. In the unusual advisory, Indian students are advised to

Israeli spacecraft crashes minutes before moon landing
Israeli spacecraft crashes minutes before moon landing

Israel’s Beresheet, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, crashed in the last part of its journey, moments before it was supposed to land, the media reported. The spacecraft aimed to perform a soft landing on the moon and would have made Israel the fourth country to do so — and by far the smallest.

Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor
Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor

Islamabad April 11 Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran. The 105-carat diamond has been part of the British crown jewels for the past 150 years. Chaudhry also endorsed the demand that the British empire must

Indian student invents robots in Abu Dhabi for cleaner environment

 An Indian student in Abu Dhabi has developed robots to help protect marine life and also minimise human labour on farms, an innovation he hopes would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE, according to a media report. Sainath Manikandan, a student at GEMS United Indian School, built the Marine Robot Cleaner (MBot

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas part of 2019 Met Gala Host Committee

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be a part of this year’s Met Gala Host Committee, the actor has revealed.The couple, who first posed for the shutterbugs on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet in Ralph Lauren designs before tying the knot last December, feature in the list presided over by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

After chest infection, the Dalai Lama doing better

 Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who was diagnosed with a chest infection and admitted to the Max Hospital here on Tuesday, could be discharged in the next two days and plans to spend some more time in the national Capital, his aide said.The 83-year-old Buddhist monk flew down from Dharamsala after “he experienced some

David Malpass takes office as World Bank president
David Malpass takes office as World Bank president

David Malpass on Tuesday took office as the president of the World Bank Group, and said he looks forward to undertaking the task with enthusiasm. Malpass made his debut as the 13th president of the World Bank at its headquarters in Washington on Tuesday morning.”I want to thank the Board of Directors and the Governors

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s salary was $1.40 in 2018

Twitter CEO salary:Declining all compensation and benefits for three years in a row now, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey drew only $1.40 in salary last year, the media reported. This was the first time Dorsey actually took a salary from Twitter since 2015, the company revealed in a filing on Monday with the US Securities and

Registration begins for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Registration: The government has begun the process for registration of pilgrims for this years Kailash Mansarovar Yatra which will be held from June 8 to September 8 through two routes. An External Affairs Ministry release said on Tuesday that the registration for the yatra has begun from April 9 and the last

Pakistani artistes rap for India, Pakistan peace ! Viral
Pakistani artistes rap for India, Pakistan peace ! Viral

Lahore Amidst escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, veteran actresses from Pakistan have urged cross-border peace using a rap number. Ansari has teamed up with sisters Asma Abbas and Neelum Ahmad Bashir for the track “Humsaye maa jaye”, a song which talks about unnecessary divisions between the neighbouring countries.Asma and Bushra perform the track and

Facebook bans Canadian white nationalism accounts

White nationalism accounts bans:In its first crackdown against white nationalism and separatism on its platform, Facebook has banned far-right political commentator Faith Goldy and Canadian white nationalist groups including from Instagram. Facebook last month abandoned a long-standing policy of allowing white supremacy to thrive on its platforms as nations criticised it for promoting hate propaganda