Russian Rapper Commits Suicide To Avoid Fighting Ukrainians

October 4, 2022 1:48 pm

A 27-year-old Russian rapper has died by suicide in order to avoid being drafted into the Ukraine war, the local media reported. Ivan Vitalievich Petunin killed himself after declaring that he was “not ready to kill for any ideals.” The New York Post translated the news published in a Russian news portal that reported that Petunin was found […]

Bomb threat on plane from Iran To China, while in Indian Airspace

October 3, 2022 1:50 pm

An Iranian passenger plane going to China after passing through Indian airspace has received a bomb threat. According to sources, an alert was initially sounded and an IAF jet was called in. The aircraft soon flew out of Indian airspace and ATC operations were restored. Reports suggest that the passenger jet is now moving towards […]

India’s Women, Digital Prowess & Green Growth Power SDG Discussions In New York

September 27, 2022 8:39 pm

Women in India transforming communities with digital technologies could show ways to accelerate progress towards the SDGs said thought leaders here on Friday, at high-level discussions organised by Reliance Foundation, Observer Research Foundation and United Nations in India to complement the 77th UNGA discussions.  The events included launch of Aspirations, Access and Agency: Women Transforming […]

Russia: Gunman Opens Fire In School, Seven Children Among 13 Killed

September 26, 2022 7:45 pm

A gunman wearing a black t-shirt with “Nazi symbols” on it has killed 13 people including 7 children and himself in a school in central Russia. The deadly shooting took place in Izhevsk town, in the Udmurtia region about 960 kilometers east of Moscow. The incident left 21 wounded. The Governor of the province Alexander […]

Garba Beats Resonate Around The Globe

September 26, 2022 2:26 pm

New Jersey-based Lav Patel’s phone has been buzzing incessantly post the euphoria he witnessed at the Navratri event that had Atul Purohit enthralling the revellers with garba hits. Patel, the co-organizer of the event, said, “Compared to about 5,000 people before the pandemic, this year we saw an influx of about 8,000 revellers. I kept […]

Women In Iran And India – Destiny Of An Autumn Leaf

September 25, 2022 9:44 am

The protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old girl by the infamous morality police in Iran have entered into eighth day. Iran appears to be on the cusp of history-making if unprecedented protests against the religious establishment and for women’s rights are anything to go by. The images coming from Iran are extremely […]

India-Madagascar Sign Deal Facilitating Visa For Diplomatic Passports

September 15, 2022 12:00 pm

Ambassador of India to Madagascar Abhay Kumar and Madagascar Foreign Minister Richard Randriamandrato signed an agreement on the exemption of visas for the holders of diplomatic and service/official passports between India and Madagascar on 13th September 2022. The agreement will help in facilitating the travel of diplomats and officials between the two Indian Ocean neighbors. […]

Gujaratis Scammed In Pursuit Of Canada Craze

September 13, 2022 9:00 pm

Gujarat is known for its fascination for going and everything “phoren”. Now, the Ahmedabad police in Gujarat has nabbed a gang that catered specifically to Patidars only, promising them a Canadian visa. They duped these foreign citizenship crazy Patels by giving them fake documents and promising citizenship. Amongst Gujaratis, Patels are considered to be most […]

Modern Slavery Risen Remarkably In Five Year: ILO

September 13, 2022 4:30 pm

In this modern era, according to the latest report by the UN agency titled-‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery’, over fifty million people were living in modern slavery in 2021 and among them, 28 million of these people were in forced labour and 22 million trapped in forced marriage. Women and children remain disproportionately vulnerable. Modern […]

With Uyghurs Of China In Mind, EU To Pass Law Banning Products Made Using Forced Labour

September 12, 2022 7:28 am

Concerned in particular about human rights in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, European Union seeks to ban the import of products made with forced labour. The draft rules to this effect are prepared to pass as legislation. When it becomes law, the prohibition would apply to all products, of any type, including their components, and […]

Indian-Origin Suella Braverman Becomes Home Secretary In Truss Cabinet

September 7, 2022 6:07 pm

UK: The recent induction of Indian-origin barrister Rt Hon Suella Braverman on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, was chosen as the Secretary of State for the Home Department in Britain’s newly-appointed PM Liz Truss’s cabinet. The 42-year-old Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Fareham south-east England (May 2015) has previously served as the Attorney General in […]

Liz Truss becomes the new UK Prime Minister.

September 5, 2022 8:32 pm

Liz Truss has been named as the UK’s next Prime Minister today evening after she won a high decibel electoral contest against Rishi Sunak, an Indian origin politician. Truss has won the internal leadership contest of the ruling Conservative party. Truss has a tough job cut out for her as Britain faces industrial unrest and […]

Man Arrested After Stealing Airplane And Threatening To Crash Into A Walmart In America

September 4, 2022 6:54 am

A longtime airport employee was been taken into police custody after stealing an aeroplane in America.The man, identified as Cory Wayne Patterson by police, threatened to crash the aircraft into a  Walmart in Mississippi. However, Cory eventually landed in a field—where authorities arrested him. According to Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka, Cory was an employee of Tupelo Aviation for […]

NASA Turns James Webb Telescope Images Into Melodious Tracks. Here’s How

September 3, 2022 9:04 pm

NASA is releasing a series of audio tracks that translate photos and data captured by the James Webb Telescope into beautiful and haunting music. Through a process called sonification, scientists captured imagery and data—including photos of the cosmic cliffs of the Milky Way’s Carina Nebula and a dying star in the Southern Ring Nebula, which […]

America’s Coffee-Giant Starbucks Picks Indian-Origin Laxman Narasimhan As Its CEO

September 3, 2022 7:57 am

Seattle-based global coffee giant Starbucks announced on Friday, September 2, 2022, the Indian-origin Laxman Narasimhan as its new CEO adding to the long list of Indian-origin individuals heading the multi-national goliaths across the world. Pune University Engineering graduate Laxman Narasimhan has become the chief executive officer-elect of the five-decade-old popular coffee-chain Starbucks Coffee Company, which […]

Canada To Fully Digitise Application Process For Immigrants Seeking Permanent Residency

September 2, 2022 8:55 pm

In a bid to raise its economic and other related sectors, the country’s immigration department has announced plans to fully digitise its application process for the majority of those seeking permanent residency in Canada. The Department of IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has also proposed exempting from a mandatory medical examination for applicants already […]

Portugal Health Minister Steps Down After Pregnant Indian Tourist Dies

September 1, 2022 11:21 am

After intense criticism over the closure of emergency services leading to the death of a 34-year-old pregnant Indian tourist due to cardiac arrest while being transferred to another hospital in Lisbon, Portugal’s Health Minister Dr Marta Temido quit of her continuing services on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, which she was attending at the ministry since […]

UK Begins Priority & Super-Priority Processing for Student Visa

August 31, 2022 2:44 pm

In an effort to ensure international students don’t miss their first days on campus, the United Kingdom has begun priority and super-priority processing for student visas. The British High Commission on India on August 30 issued an advisory for Indian students on the lines. The British Ambassador to India Alex Ellis said that the UK […]

One-Third Pakistan Submerged In Water; PM Modi Extends Aid

August 30, 2022 7:29 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday that he was “saddened” to see the destruction and “hoped for an early restoration of normalcy” in his first statement regarding the floods in Pakistan. Discussions about the potential to provide humanitarian aid to Pakistan are taking place at the highest levels. Although no decision has been made […]

Elon Musk: ‘World Still Needs Oil & Gas’

August 30, 2022 6:00 pm

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla (TSLA.O), said in Norway on Monday that the globe must continue to extract oil and gas to sustain civilization and to develop sustainable sources of energy as well. “Realistically I think we need to use oil and gas in the short-term, because otherwise, civilisation will crumble,” Musk said. Talking […]