Feb 03

Google hiring more people outside Silicon Valley in US

San Francisco, Feb 3, Google is hiring thousands of people outside of its Silicon Valley base in the US and will build five more data centres in the country this year.In an investors’ call, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would be “making significant investments in offices across nine states, including Colorado and Michigan”. Google

800-metre-long concrete road
Chinese man sells an 800-metre-long concrete road

We often come across hearing robberies on highways and roadsides. But what if a road itself was stolen and sold-off? A strange thing happened in China where a thief reportedly stole an 800-metre-long concrete road overnight and even sold the blocks to a factory. Confused locals in the village of Sankeshu in Jiangsu province called police

Canada makes national anthem
Canada makes national anthem gender neutral

The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem gender neutral despite some Conservative senators’ opposition. The Senate gave its approval to change the second line of the anthem from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” The legislation will now only need the royal assent of the Governor General before it becomes a law.

Kila Raipur Rural Olympics
Dogs replaces Bullock Carts: Cruelty against Animals continues at Kila Raipur Rural Olympics, Maneka Gandhi to look in to matter

Nidhi Bhanot Kila Raipur Cruelty against Animals is still running high at the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, better known as Rural Olympics in village Kila Raipur. It is suited at a distance of 25 kilometres from Ludhiana city. But this time the place of Bullock carts has been taken by the Greyhound dogs as far

Pentagon updates US Nuclear Posture Review
Pentagon updates US Nuclear Posture Review

The US Defense Ministry has published the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the guiding principle for the future US policy seeking enhanced nuclear deterrent which is already the world’s most powerful.”The United States now faces a more diverse and advanced nuclear-threat environment than ever before, with considerable dynamism in potential adversaries’ development and deployment programs

Trump accuses Justice Dept, FBI of pro-Democrat bias
Trump accuses Justice Dept, FBI of pro-Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump today accused the Justice Department and FBI of a “pro-Democrat bias”, saying their top leadership had “politicised” the investigation against the Republicans.”The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicised the sacred investigative process in favour of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have

South African miners rescued
Over 900 trapped South African miners rescued

South African miners rescued: More than 900 miners have been rescued after being trapped in a South African mine following a power failure, authorities said on Friday. A violent storm had knocked out the electricity supply on Wednesday night, trapping the miners, the BBC reported. The operation to rescue the trapped miners at the Beatrix mine

Breast cancer treatments may up heart failure risk

New York, Feb 2, Treating breast cancer patients with chemotherapy and radiation may increase their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association has warned. With the advances in treatment, there has been a growing number of breast cancer survivors. However, survivors above the age of 65, were more likely to die from heart

Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10: Microsoft

San Francisco, Feb 2, Microsoft has announced that its Office 2019 suite — to be available in the second half of 2018 — will only work on Windows 10 operating system. “Office 2019 will ship in H2 of 2018. Previews of the new apps and servers will start shipping in the second quarter of 2018.

85 jailed
85 jailed for telecom fraud in China

Eighty-five persons were jailed for upto 13 years for a telecom fraud using fake medical advertisements to collect contact details in China‘s Mongolia region, a court said on Friday. The case surfaced after a resident in Ordos reported to police that he was cheated out of $5,560 in the suspected fraud in July 2016. Following a

World's longest zip line
UAE launches world’s longest zip line

The United Arab Emirates has made a record by opening the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kms in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah on Thursday. The Jebel Jais Flight takes thrill-seekers atop the country’s largest mountain peak, from a launch pad 1,680 meters (5,512 feet) above sea level. For nearly three minutes, riders are suspended above the

Yadav-Chahal restrict SA to 269/8, Faf du Plessis hits 120
Yadav-Chahal restrict SA to 269/8, Faf du Plessis hits 120

Yadav-Chahal restrict SA to 269/8, Faf du Plessis hits 120 DURBAN: Captain Faf du Plessis led from the front with an impressive 120 as he single handedly took South Africa to 269 for 8 in the first cricket one dayer against India here. India’s leg-spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared five wickets among

British Minister resigns
British Minister resigns for arriving late

A British member of the House of Lords offered his resignation at the despatch box because he arrived late to the chamber. According to CNN, International Development Minister and former Conservative MP LordBate, who was meant to be in the House of Lords chamber for the start of oral questions at 15:00 GMT said, “I’m thoroughly ashamed at not being in my place and

Japan nursing home fire
11 killed in fire at nursing home in Japan

Japan nursing home fire: Tokyo, (Feb 1) Eleven people were killed and three injured in a fire at a social welfare center for elderly people in Japan late Wednesday night.The Japanese authorities are investigating the cause of the fire at the facility in Sapporo in Hokkaido, while more than 40 fire trucks, ambulances and police cars have

Rejuvenated India aim for top in ODI series against Africa
Rejuvenated India aim for top in ODI series against Africa

Rejuvenated India aim for top in ODI series against Africa DURBAN: Galvanised by the consolatory win in the final Test, a resurgent India will be aiming for their first bilateral ODI series triumph on the South African soil when they take on the Proteas in a six-match rubber, starting here tomorrow.With only 14 months to

In America First speech, Trump promotes 'merit-based' immigration
In America First speech, Trump promotes ‘merit-based’ immigration

In a speech brimming with patriotism and the America First concept, President Donald Trump has reiterated the US commitment to strengthen its military, protect its borders and reset its trading relationships while calling for “merit-based” immigration system.”This is our new American moment,” Trump declared in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night

China congratulates new Foreign Secretary Gokhale
China congratulates new Foreign Secretary Gokhale

China congratulates new Foreign Secretary Gokhale: China on Wednesday congratulated former Indian envoy Vijay Gokhale on becoming Indias Foreign Secretary — the countrys top diplomat– and hoped that ties between the two countries will move forward. Gokhale, who served as India’s Ambassador to China until October last year, played a crucial role in resolving the

Afghan President refuses condolence call from Pakistan PM

Kabul, Jan 31, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani refused to speak to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi when the latter telephoned to offer condolences following a devastating terror attack in Kabul, the media reported.TOLO News said Abbasi telephoned Ghani “in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan. “The Afghan daily said Ghani had

One dead, school collapses in Pakistan due to earthquake
One dead, school collapses in Pakistan due to earthquake

Pakistan earthquake: A girl student died and nine others were injured on Wednesday when a school building and a house collapsed in Pakistan‘s Balochistan province following an earthquake.The Pakistan Met department said the quake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale with a depth of 179 km, the Nation newspaper reported.The quake had its epicentre in the

3 dead after chopper crashes into California house
3 dead after chopper crashes into California house

3 dead after chopper crashes into California house: At least three people were killed and two others injured when a helicopter crashed on Tuesday into a house in California, US.”Five persons involved, 4 in helicopter and one bystander on the ground. Confirmed 3 fatalities,” Newport Beach Police tweeted. “Nobody was inside the home where the chopper