Apr 27

Avengers Endgame: Unmissable but disappointing experience
Avengers Endgame: Unmissable but disappointing experience

Film: Avengers Endgame; Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannsen, Jeremy Rainer, Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin; Director: Anthony & Joe Russo; Rating: ***(3 stars) Entering the cosmic universe of the Marvel super-heroes as they all assemble in a swaggering spectacle of strength and temerity, Ais like a child being put

Pakistan PM in China on second official visit
Pakistan PM in China on second official visit

Indo-Asian News Service Islamabad Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reached Beijing for his four-day official tour of China to “take the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries to new heights”, said an official statement.It marks the premier’s second official visit to the country since coming into power. His first visit had

UNICEF, NITI Aayog tie up for child empowerment
UNICEF, NITI Aayog tie up for child empowerment

New Delhi As per a release, the plan will be implemented through Atal Tinkering Lab initiative to orient the burgeoning innovation ecosystem towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on child rights. The LoI was signed by Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, and Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission. “Through this

Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bombings
Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bombings

 Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people and injured more than 500 in the country’s worst terror attack.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the ban will be in effect until further notice.The use of drones and unmanned aircraft has

Season three of Netflix's 'Designated Survivor' to premiere on June 7
Season three of Netflix’s ‘Designated Survivor’ to premiere on June 7

Netflix has announced that the third season of Keifer Sutherland-starrer “Designated Survivor” will premiere on June 7.The political thriller features Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level Cabinet member who is suddenly catapulted to the position of President of the United States without preparation after a devastating terrorist attack strikes during the State of the Union,

Indian-origin Canadian leader reveals he was sexually abused as child
Indian-origin Canadian leader reveals he was sexually abused as child

 Canada’s Indian-origin opposition leader Jagmeet Singh has revealed that he was sexually abused by his taekwondo teacher when he was 10 years old and said it is one of his regrets in life that he kept quiet about the assault. The 40-year-old Sikh leader of New Democratic Party in his memoir said the abuse took

NASA lander detects 'first Marsquake'
NASA lander detects ‘first Marsquake’

 The American space agency’s InSight lander appears to have detected its first seismic event on Mars after touched down on the Red Planet in November last year.The faint rumble was picked up by the probe’s sensors on April 6 — the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It is the first seismic signal

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study
Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers. The researchers found that 10-year-old girls who played games frequently had less social competence than 12-year-old than girls who played less frequently. The study

Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310
Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310

The death toll from eight explosions which rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 310, the police said on

Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings
Sri Lanka suspects international link in bombings

A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said.The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Towheaded Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings. Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on

Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth
Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

Scientists have used a gene editing tool to thwart a lethal lung disease in animals in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. The proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Science Transnational Medicine, showed that in utero editing could be a promising new approach for treating lung diseases before birth. “The developing

24 people arrested in connection with multiple Sri Lanka blasts
24 people arrested in connection with multiple Sri Lanka blasts

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 24 people from the minority Muslim community in connection with the multiple blasts that rocked the island nation on Sunday, killing over 290 people. A string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 290

Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310
Six Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts

At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said on Monday.The blasts targeted St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and

80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka declares nationwide curfew

Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Xinhua news agency reported that the death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 185 even as two fresh explosions occurred in two Colombo

80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka
80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka

At least 80 people were injured when multiple explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday as worshippers attended Easter services, officials and police said. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.One of the blasts hit St Anthony’s Church

Indian-origin neurologist charged with healthcare fraud
Indian-origin neurologist charged with healthcare fraud

An Indian-origin neurologist has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud in the United States. Anil Prasad, 62, of Louisiana was charged with one count of prescribing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and for no legitimate purpose and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud,

Saudi government raises India’s Haj quota to 2 lakh: Sources

The Saudi Arabian government has issued a formal order, notifying increase in India’s Haj quota to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh, about two months after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the assurance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official sources said here on Friday.The decision, taken on Thursday, will ensure that for the first

3 professional climbers presumed dead in Canada
3 professional climbers presumed dead in Canada

Three professional climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche hit the Canadian Rockies, authorities have said.Outdoor clothing company The North Face have identified the men as David Lama and Hansjoerg Auer from Austria, and Jess Roskelley, from the US, the BBC reported on Friday. The three were sponsored by the firm who said in a

Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space
Nepal’s first ever satellite launched into space

Nepals first satellite has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the country’s topography and Earths magnetic field, officials said here on Thursday. The NepaliSat-1 was launched at 2.31 a.m. on Wednesday from the Virginia-based station of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the

Volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever: Study

Mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth, scientists say. The extinction 252 million years ago was so dramatic and widespread that scientists call it “the Great Dying”.The catastrophe killed off more than 95 percent of life on Earth over