The United Kingdom’s Prince William and Kate conclude Pakistan visit
The United Kingdom's Prince William and Kate conclude Pakistan visit

The United Kingdom’s Prince William and Kate concluded their first visit to Pakistan.The Duke and Duchess Cambridge focused on education and the climate crisis during their official tour of the Asian country.William and Kate left Pakistan at 4 p.m. local time (12.00 GMT) on Friday, an hour later than their scheduled departure, Efe news reported.Before

Global PIO body to honour 3 Indian-Americans for contribution in health sector

An international body of people of Indian origin will honour three Indian-Americans for their contribution in the health field as well as for promoting health awareness among the diaspora.The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will present the Health Council Award to the recipients during the Health Council Summit, organised by it, on

Indian-American Sikh police officer's funeral on Oct 2 Indian-American Sikh police officer killed in line of duty in US

An Indian-American Sikh police officer died after being shot multiple times from behind in a “ruthless, cold-blooded way” during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas, a senior official said Saturday.Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, Sikh Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, was shot while conducting a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.He was in his early

Doctors hail new heart health tools on Apple Watch in India Doctors hail new heart health tools on Apple Watch in India

The medical fraternity on Friday welcomed the arrival of the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch for users in India, stressing that it will make people more aware about their heart health.Although the Apple Watch will not provide a final conclusion into whether a person is actually suffering from Atrial fibrillation

Man sentenced to 16 months for vandalising gurdwara in US Man sentenced to 16 months for vandalising gurdwara in US

A 29-year-old man in the US has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for vandalising a Sikh temple in 2017, according to a media report. Artyom Manukyan’s sentence is concurrent with a penalty he faces under a prior arson case, Los Angeles Times reported.He scrawled two hateful screeds outside the Hollywood Sikh Temple on

Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE amid tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s key oil facilities, the US State Department has said.Pompeo will travel to the Saudi city of Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, on September 17-19, the US State Department

US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz
US baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11 weighs 9lbs 11oz

A mother in the US called her newborn daughter a “little miracle” as she was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9.11 p.m. weighing 9lbs 11oz. Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. “She is a new life amongst the devastation and destruction,” said her

64 year-old Sikh man from India stabbed to death in US

A 64-year-old Sikh man from India was stabbed to death by an unidentified person in the US state of California while he was on his evening walk, according to a media report.Parmjit Singh was attacked in Gretchen Talley Park in Tracy around 9 pm on Sunday. He died from his injuries, ABC News reported.Detectives say

'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston sold out, over 50,000 people register
‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston sold out, over 50,000 people register

Houston: “Howdy, Modi!”, the community event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here next month has been sold out with over 50,000 people registering for the programme, the organisers said “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States. Over 50,000 supporters have already registered for

'Undivided' India is real terror, says banner in Islamabad
‘Undivided’ India is real terror, says banner in Islamabad

In the wake of revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government, several controversial banners had appeared here in Pakistan with pictures and inflammatory messages, one of which said: ‘Akhand Bharat Real Terror’ (that roughly translates into: “The ideology of Undivided India is actual terrorism”), Dawn newspaper reported on Wednesday.’Akhand Bharat’

Singer Guru Randhawa assaulted in Vancouver
Singer Guru Randhawa assaulted in Vancouver

Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa was attacked in Vancouver after a live performance at Queen Elizabeth Theater on Sunday night, and latest reports coming in state he is out of danger. Punjabi singer-actor Preet Harpal took to Facebook to confirm the incident, with a picture of Randhawa, which appears to show Guru in no danger after

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

US President Donald Trump has said that he will nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe to be new Director of National Intelligence (DNI).The nomination needs to be approved by the Senate, Xinhua reported.Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15, according to Trump. The US President said on Sunday that an acting director

Afghanistan: 5 people killed, 16 injured as three explosions rock Kabul

At least five people were killed and 16 others injured as three blasts rocked Afghanistan‘s Kabul on Thursday morning, officials said.According to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, the first blast at 8.10 a.m. in Police District 16 targeted a mini-bus of the Mines Ministry carrying its employees. Five people died while 16 others were injured

China adamant on naming Dalai Lama’s successor

China last week made clear that India’s “no” to recognise the Dalai Lama‘s successor chosen by Beijing will hurt the bilateral ties that have been on an upswing recently.Beijing has time and again asserted that the 14th Dalai Lama has no say in appointing his successor and it is the prerogative of the Chinese government.

US begins raids to evict undocumented immigrants

Authorities from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have begun conducting raids to round up about 2,000 undocumented immigrants in an operation to drive them out of the country, media reports said on Monday.US media outlets cited government officials as saying that the raids began on Sunday afternoon, but civil rights groups said there

Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year with the Budget 2019-20 proposing to impose withholding tax all such transfers, plugging an earlier loophole that allowed its tax- free treatment. The Finance Bill 2019 has imposed tax on any sum of money paid or any

2 protesters arrested for burning US flag outside WH

Two protesters were arrested outside the White House for “burning an American flag outside the limits of a permit that had been issued by the National Park Service”, according to the US Secret Service. The arrests took place on Thursday during Independence Day celebrations in the capital city, reports Xinhua news agency One person was

Please don’t bully my family or me: Child actor Lexi Rabe

“Avengers: Endgame” child star Lexi Rabe, who played the on-screen daughter to Robert Downey Jr in the film, has urged people not to bully her family or her, reminding them she is all of 7 years old. In a video message posted on her Instagram page, Lexi, who essayed Morgan Stark in the movie, says:

Pompeo visit to India ‘very important,’ says Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described the three-day India visit by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo beginning Tuesday night as “very important”, stating that the tensions between US and Iran was a difficult international issue that India was dealing with. Jaishankar, who filed his nominations for the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, told reporters at

Dollar drops amid bets on rate cuts, geopolitical tensions

The US dollar declined in late trading on Monday, as investors remain cautious on the greenback amid high bets on potential rate cuts by US Federal Reserve and Washington’s fresh sanctions on Iran. Investors and traders believed that the Fed cutting interest rates would become a certainty in July, as the probabilities of “ease” in