Archive for: March, 2017

Trump condemns Indian’s killing, for merit-based immigration

Washington, President Donald Trump has denounced the killing of an Indian techie in Kansas and endorsed a “merit-based” system focused on allowing high-skilled workers into the US. Trump began his first address to Congress at the Capitol Hill on Tuesday by condemning the fatal attack on Srinivas Kuchibhotla, saying the country “stands united in condemning […]

Trump to remove Iraq from Muslim ban: US officials

US President Donald Trump plans to remove Iraq’s name from the list of the Muslim countries included in his controversial entry ban, American officials say. The Pentagon and the State Department have been pressuring Trump to exclude Iraq from the seven-country travel ban that he introduced soon after taking office, the Associated Pressreported, citing four unnamed […]

160 have died in clashes between Myanmar military, ethnic armed groups

At least 160 people have died in about three months of clashes between Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups near the border with China. General Mya Tun Oo, the chief of Myanmar’s general staff, said on Tuesday that over 20,000 people had also been displaced since fighting erupted between the army and several of the […]

Bishnoi appointed international match referee

New Delhi, Former India wrestler Kripa Shankar Bishnoi has been appointed an international match referee by United World Wrestling (UWW), the sport’s global governing body. Bishnoi was selected by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the annual training course for match referees conducted by the UWW. The former national champion, who has won the […]

Fit-again Rohit back for Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare matches

Mumbai, After being sidelined with a thigh injury and a subsequent surgery for three months, middle order batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday announced his return to competitive cricket for Mumbai’s final two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches in Chennai. Rohit, who had suffered the injury while batting during the fifth One-day International (ODI) against New Zealand […]

Golfers Vijay, Rajesh qualify for National finals

Greater Noida, Vijay Chabbra and Rajesh Gupta qualified for the National finals on the first day of the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort here on Wednesday. Vijay Category- A (0-18) and Rajesh Category – B (19-24) ended the day at a net score of 72 and 73 respectively. They will […]

Gaurika takes lead on day one of women’s golf meet

Gurugram, Gaurika Bishnoi carded three under 69 to take the lead on the first day of the Hero Womens Professional Golf tour at the Classic Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday. Local girl Gaurika had a shaky start, carding a bogey on the second hole. However, she bounced back with an eagle on the […]

Gambhir voices support for Gurmehar; Sehwag clarifies stance

New Delhi, Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday voiced support for Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who is in the eye of a storm over her stance against student outfit Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and a video campaign advocating peace between India and Pakistan. Gambhir, who termed that mocking or “ganging up” against Kaur, a […]

Zika may be spread by 35 mosquito species

New York, Researchers have identified 35 mosquito species, including 26 previously unsuspected ones, that could possibly transmit the deadly Zika virus. “The biggest take-home message is that these are the species that we need to prioritise,” said lead author Michelle Evans from University of Georgia in the US. Zika virus is currently known to be […]

How Google can help save our ecosystem

Singapore, Using nearly 100,000 images extracted from Google Street View, a team of researchers has developed a method to map and quantify how street trees regulate ecosystem services. With urban populations exploding in megacities like Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi to well over 20 million people, it is important to understand how green spaces contribute to […]

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