Archive for: April, 2018

Humanity’s first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and will be repeated each day […]

70 killed in suspected Syria chemical attack

Damascus:At least 70 people were killed in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in a suspected chemical attack, medics and rescuers said on Sunday. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements following the attack on Saturday, reports the BBC. It said the death toll was […]

Woman attempts to kill self outside Yogi’s residence

Lucknow: A woman and her family tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on Sunday. The woman and her family alleged that she was raped by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Unnao, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, and his fellow accomplices but no action was taken. […]

1 killed, 1 injured as car of BJP MLA’s son collides with bike

Shillong : One police personnel lost his life and one was injured after a motorbike they were travelling on was hit by a car on April 7. The car was allegedly being driven by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Alexander Laloo Hek’s son. The two-wheeler was ridden by Probin D. Sangma (38), a prison guard […]

Trump begins prepping for potential Mueller interview: Report

Washington: US President Donald Trump has begun initial preparations for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller who is currently probing the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a media report said. An informed source told CNN on Friday that the preparation efforts is “in its infancy”. The preparations have been short […]

Adani Ports expands Dhamra Port capacity to 100 mtpa

Bhubaneswar:  Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and part of the Adani Group, on Saturday inaugurated the Phase II expansion of Odisha’s Dhamra Port, increasing its cargo handling capacity from 25 million tonne per annum (MPTA) to over 100 mtpa. The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of […]

Saudi Arabia plans maritime border to turn Qatar into island: Report

Amid its bitter diplomatic standoff with Doha, Saudi Arabia is reportedly working on a project to construct a maritime channel along the border with Qatar, practically turning the peninsula into an island. Saudi daily Sabq reported on Thursday that the Saudi plan is yet to receive official approval. A consortium of nine local firms is involved in […]

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

San Francisco: In order to prevent election interference on its platform, Facebook has introduced new changes to increase transparency and accountability for electoral ads and Pages. To get authorised by Facebook, advertisers will now need to confirm their identity and location. “Advertisers will be prohibited from running political ads — electoral or issue-based — until […]

ICICI loan case: CBI questions Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law for third day

Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continued questioning Rajiv Kocchar, brother-in-law of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, for the third consecutive day on Saturday in connection with a case relating to Rs 3,250 crore loan to the Videocon Group in 2012. Officials said that he was being questioned at the CBI’s Bandra […]

15-year-old dies after consuming food at Madrasa in Telangana

Nizamabad : A girl died on Friday after allegedly consuming food at Madrasa in Telangana’s Nizamabad city. The deceased Sumaiya was studying in Jamia Safia Madrasa located in Mallepally. 13 other students also fell ill after consuming the food at the Madrasa and are undergoing treatment at a hospital. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police […]

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