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Tokyo Olympic Games open with toned-down ceremony showcasing Japan's grandeur & rich cultural heritage

24 July 2021 6:31 AM GMT
The biggest sporting event in the world 32nd Summer Olympic Games were officially declared open

Bangladesh food factory fire: At least 49 killed in blaze outside Dhaka, rescue ops underway

9 July 2021 1:02 PM GMT
At least 49 people have died in a fire that broke out at a food and beverage factory outside the country’s capital

WHO warns new COVID wave inevitable in Europe as cases rise by 10 percent

2 July 2021 11:47 AM GMT
COVID-19 infections have risen by 10% in a week in Europe after two months in decline and the risk of a new wave of cases is growing

International Yoga Day being celebrated across the Globe today

21 Jun 2021 5:57 AM GMT
The 7th International Day of Yoga is being observed today.

Giant container ship MV Ever Given stuck in Suez Canal ‘partially refloated’

29 March 2021 5:38 AM GMT

A canal services firm says that salvage teams have “partially refloated” the colossal container ship that remains wedged across the Suez Canal, without providing further details about when the vessel would be set free. Leth Agencies said early Monday that the modest breakthrough came after intensive efforts to push and pull the ship with 10 […]

Beyonce pays tribute to fan who died after battling cancer

8 March 2021 5:09 AM GMT

Pop star Beyonce paid homage to a fan who passed away over the weekend after a two-year battle with brain cancer. The singer shared a special a cappella medley of some of her songs in honour of 13-year-old Lyric Chanel who died on Friday. The video posted on YouTube featured montage of videos and photos […]

Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House budget chief

3 March 2021 5:17 AM GMT

In a major setback to US President Joe Biden, Indian-American Neera Tanden on Tuesday withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, after the ruling party and the administration failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to secure her confirmation. Tanden, 50, had been facing a tough time […]

Tiger Woods seriously injured in California car crash

24 Feb 2021 7:13 AM GMT

Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road in suburban Los Angeles known for wrecks, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he underwent leg surgery. Woods was alone […]

International Mother Language Day: Vice President urges RS members to promote, preserve Indian languages

21 Feb 2021 5:50 AM GMT

International Mother Language Day 2021 is celebrated across the globe on February 21 to hail the linguistic diversity in the world. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu wrote to all members of the Upper House on Sunday urging them to promote and preserve Indian languages. He lamented that regional languages were being given short shrift. […]

Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 5

16 Feb 2021 3:10 AM GMT

Rockets struck outside Irbil international airport near where US forces are based in northern Iraq late Monday, killing one US-led coalition contractor and wounding more, Iraqi security and coalition officials reported, sparking fears of new hostilities. At least three rockets hit areas between the civilian airport in the Kurdish-run region and the nearby base hosting […]

Tesla to recall 135,000 vehicles over touchscreen issue

3 Feb 2021 8:37 AM GMT

Tesla will recall nearly 135,000 cars to repair a computer memory failure that could pose a safety risk, US regulators said on Tuesday. The electric car manufacturer notified the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the massive recall over the problem affecting the cars’ touchscreen that could cause a loss of some features. […]

Happy Birthday Shakira: The Vivacious, dynamic global star turns 44 today

2 Feb 2021 6:30 AM GMT

The Colombian singer and songwriter, Shakira, celebrates her 44th birthday on February 2. It was at the age of 13 she had made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia. She did find difficulty initially to gain fame, but by mid-90s she did deliver chartbusters and gained recognition in Hispanic countries. It was with her […]

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