India's covid cases cross '6000' mark for the first time since September 2022

India recorded 6,050 covid cases, 13% higher than the 5,335 cases on April 6. Daily cases have crossed the 6,000 mark for the first time since September 16, 2022. The number of active cases stands at 28,303, a jump of nearly 2716 cases.

published on : 7th April 2023

Covid-like virus found in native UK bats capable of infecting humans: Scientists

Bats in UK are harbouring a Covid-like virus capable of infecting humans. Scientists conducted virus screening tests using bat droppings from 16 bat species in the U.K. The viruses designated as RhGB07 and RfGB02 hail from the same family of pathogens as SARS-CoV-2.

published on : 25th March 2023

Are Indians really unhappy? On happiness index, Pak, war-hit Ukraine fare better than India

In a list of 146 countries, India has ranked 125, in the World Happiness report released on March 20, 2023. The Report revealed that Indians are unhappier than people in even war-torn countries Ukraine and Russia. Though India has improved from its previous year's ranking of 136, it still lags behind Pakistan, which is facing the worst-ever economic crisis.

published on : 24th March 2023

After UK, pro-Khalistan supporters attack Indian Consulate in San Francisco

A group of Khalistani supporters allegedly vandalised the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on 19 March. Raising pro-Khalistan slogans, the protesters broke open the makeshift security barriers raised by the city police. This came just a few hours after pro-Khalistan protesters pulled down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission in the UK.

published on : 21st March 2023

Indian flag pulled down by pro-Khalistan protesters in UK; India strongly condemns

On March 19, pro-Khalistani supporters brought down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission in London. A protestor climbed onto the flagpole and brought down the Indian flag amidst chants of 'Khalistan zindabad'.

published on : 20th March 2023

In a first, Putin makes surprise visit to occupied Ukrainian cities

For the first time since Ukraine's invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Mariupol and Sevastopol. The cities of Mariupol and Sevastopol were largely destroyed in the year-long war between Russia and Ukraine. He was seen driving a car in Sevastopol, while he traveled to Mariupol in a helicopter.

published on : 20th March 2023

Attukal Pongala, the largest festival for women in the world, begins in Trivandrum

Attukal Pongala, arguably the largest festival of women in the world, began in the Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. This year, the festival is witnessing a huge participation of devotees.During the past two years, devotees participated in the ritual by offering pongala at their homes due to the covid situation. 

published on : 7th March 2023

Bribery case: Around Rs 8 crore recovered from house of Karnataka BJP MLA's son

The Lokayukta police have recovered around Rs 6 cr cash from the house and Rs 1.75 cr from the office of BJP MLA Madaal Virupakshappa. The raid was conducted after the MLA's bureaucrat son Prashanth Kumar was caught red-handed while taking bribe.

published on : 3rd March 2023

T20 World Cup 2023: Local net bowlers get 'amazing' experience with WC stars

Tjaart Van Der Walt, along with Pieter Beuks, a fellow Stellenbosch University student, and a couple of Boland age-group female cricketers, had just finished bowling to the Indian batters for over 30 minutes at the Maties Oval nets in Stellenbosch. As they walked away from the nets, they wanted to take pictures with the players but had no clue who was who. In this episode of South African Safari with Gomesh they share their experience as a net bowler, their love for cricket and many more.

published on : 17th February 2023

Two IAF fighter jets crash in Madhya Pradesh, one pilot killed

Two IAF fighter planes, the Sukhoi and the Mirage crashed in the Morena dist of Madhya Pradesh. The two aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base, where an exercise was going on. The IAF court of inquiry is on to establish whether there was a mid-air collision or not. The Su-30 had 2 pilots while Mirage 2000 had one pilot during the crash. Initial reports suggest 2 pilots are safe, while an IAF helicopter is expected to reach the location of the 3rd pilot soon.

published on : 28th January 2023

Kyiv: Helicopter crash kills 18; three children, Ukraine's interior minister among dead

A helicopter crashed near a kindergarten school outside Ukraine's capital Kyiv. 18 people, including 3 children and Ukraine's interior minister, are dead. The chopper crashed in the town of Brovary, which is located 20km northeast of Kyiv.

published on : 18th January 2023

Shashi Tharoor is capable of becoming Prime Minister: NSS chief Sukumaran Nair

G Sukumaran Nair, the chief of the Nair Service Society(NSS) in Kerala talks to TNIE in this week’s Express Dialogues. He makes clear that he is not willing to forgive opposition leader VD Satheesan for the statements he made against the NSS. Sukumaran Nair believes that the fault of the UDF losing the assembly election lies with the decision to project Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala as the CM candidate. He also says that Congress MP #ShashiTharoor is worthy of becoming the Prime Minister of India and admits to calling him ‘delhi nair’ was a mistake.

published on : 9th January 2023

Major events of 2022: A lookback

Here is a lookback at the events that grabbed attention worldwide. From Russia-Ukraine war to Pakistan floods to Argentina's marvelous World-cup victory, 2022 has seen it all.

published on : 1st January 2023

Ali Ahmed Aslam, inventor of chicken tikka masala, passes away at 77

Ali Ahmed Aslam, the chef who is believed to have invented the chicken tikka masala, regarded as Britain’s favourite curry, has died at the age of 77. Chicken tikka masala went on to become the most popular dish in British restaurants.

published on : 22nd December 2022

Poland blast caused by missile fired by Ukraine at Russia, 2 dead

Two missiles landed in the territory of #Poland on Tuesday, Sputnik news agency reported citing Polish media. Initially, it was speculated that Russia fired the missiles. Later, three U.S. officials said preliminary assessments suggested the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile amid a crushing salvo against Ukraine's electrical infrastructure Tuesday.

published on : 16th November 2022

Russia bombs Kyiv with "suicide drones"; second attack in a week

Ukraine's capital Kyiv was rocked by blasts for the second time in a week. Several residential buildings were damaged in the central Shevchenkivskyi district. The attacks were carried out with so-called "Kamikaze Drones" or "suicide drones".

published on : 17th October 2022

"Global Catastrophe": Putin's big warning to NATO

Putin has warned that any direct clash of NATO troops with the Russian army will result in global catastrophe. He said that Moscow was "doing everything right" in its nearly eight-month invasion of Ukraine despite consecutive setbacks lately.

published on : 15th October 2022

Ukraine denounces Russia as 'terrorist state' at UN meet after airstrikes

Ukraine denounced Russia as a "terrorist state" at an urgent United Nations General Assembly meeting Monday following its neighbour's latest attacks, as Western powers sought to underscore Moscow's isolation.

published on : 11th October 2022

Russia bombs multiple Ukranian cities in response to cremian bridge explosion

After consecutive setbacks, Russia fired 75 missiles on several Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv. Kyiv had not faced such intense missile attacks since the early weeks of the fighting. According to Reuters, the bombs struck central Kyiv, with reports of at least five people killed and 12 wounded.

published on : 10th October 2022

India abstains, Russia vetoes UNSC resolution on Moscow's 'illegal referenda' in Ukraine

India abstained on a draft resolution at the UNSC condemning Russia’s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories. The 15-nation UNSC had voted on the draft resolution tabled by the US and Albania. The resolution failed to get adopted as Russia vetoed it.

published on : 1st October 2022
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