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US Walmart shooting: Multiple fatalities, several injured; Gunman dead

Multiple fatalities and several injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the US state of Virginia. The Chesapeake Police confirmed an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Walmart on late Nov 22. Chesapeake Police Department spokesperson put the fatality number at “less than 10,” said a New York Times report.

published on : 23rd November 2022

This Madhya Pradesh school has over 150 'ambidextrous' students

Over 150 students studying in Veena Vadini Public School in Madhya Pradesh have mastered the ability to write with both hands. It is India's one and only 'ambidextrous' school. The school is situated in Budhela village in Singrauli. Apart from being ambidextrous, students at the school are also proficient in five languages,Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Urdu, and Spanish. The school was founded in 1999. Up until now, 480 students have graduated who can write using both hands.

published on : 18th November 2022

Xi Jinping caught confronting Justin Trudeau at G20 summit

In a rare public display, Xi Jinping was seen criticising Canadian PM Justin Trudeau over alleged leaks of their closed-door meeting. The two leaders had earlier met on Nov 15 on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

published on : 17th November 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

TNIE Business Unboxed: Why RBI is launching 'eRupee' ?

Monika Yadav, Deputy Assistant Editor, The New Indian Express, explains about Central Bank Digital Currency and why RBI is launching 'eRupe'.

published on : 14th November 2022

US: Six feared dead after two historic military planes collide midair at Dallas airshow

Six feared dead after two historic military planes collide midair at Dallas airshow: ABC News report. The incident occurred during "America's Premier World War II Airshow,", which was reportedly Veterans Day weekend.

published on : 13th November 2022

Covid-19: XBB and its strains fast emerging as dominant sub-variant in India, Tamil Nadu tops

Omicron sub-variant XBB, which has led to a surge in Covid cases in Singapore, and its strains, especially XBB.3, are fast emerging as a dominant sub-variant in India. In India, nine states have reported XBB, and Tamil Nadu tops the list.

published on : 1st November 2022

"Fitness certificate not issued," says Morbi municipality chief; at least 141 dead, rescue operation on 

At least 141 people died after a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed on the Machchhu river in Gujarat's Morbi. Eyewitnesses said there were several women and children on the suspension bridge when its cables snapped. Three NDRF teams have been deployed to assist in rescue operations.

published on : 31st October 2022

15 dead, 35 injured as bus collides with truck in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa

15 persons were killed and more than 35 others injured, some of them seriously, after an Uttar Pradesh-bound bus collided with a stationary truck in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. The accident took place between 10:30 pm to 11 pm when the bus was on its way to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.

published on : 22nd October 2022

India detects highly infectious new Omicron sub-variant BF.7

Ahead of the festival season, India has detected a highly infectious Omicron variant BF.7, said to be behind the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in China, the US and other European countries. Officials said the first case of BF.7, described as ‘Omicron spawn,’ has been detected by the Gujarat Biotechnology Research centre. The variant, BA.5.2.1.7 or BF.7 for short, is a spinoff of the Omicron subvariant BA.5, which is currently the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in the US and other countries.

published on : 18th October 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

Delhi: Male students enter Miranda House, harass girls on Diwali fest

Chaos in Delhi's Miranda house after a few male students allegedly climbed walls and harassed girls during the diwali fest. The boys, who were denied entry into the college, jumped over the gates and created a ruckus.

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

Father of Chennai girl killed by stalker dead, cops suspect death by suicide; accused nabbed

Adding to the tragedy of the murder of a 20-year-old college girl, her father allegedly died by suicide around 3 am on October 14, police sources said. Police sources added that the victim's father Manikam, is believed to have consumed poison in the house. Earlier, it was reported that Manikam died due to cardiac arrest.

published on : 14th 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

11 dead, 38 injured after bus catches fire in Maharashtra's Nashik

11 dead and 38 others injured as a private bus caught fire after hitting a trailer truck in Maharashtra's Nashik. The accident took place at Nandur Naka on Nashik-Aurangabad highway around 5.15 am.

published on : 8th October 2022

Karnataka: Dussehra mob breaks into 550-year-old madrasa in Bidar, performs pooja, four held

Nine booked and four arrested in Karnataka’s Bidar for allegedly barging into the Mahmud Gawan madrasa, police said. A viral video shows a group of men from the local Dussehra procession shouting "Jai Shri Ram" and performing pooja inside the madrasa.

published on : 7th October 2022

California, US: Kidnapped Indian-origin Sikh family, including baby, found dead in Merced

All four members of a Sikh family in California, including a baby, who were kidnapped earlier this week, were found dead at an orchard on October 5. Hours before their bodies were found, the Merced County Sheriff's Office released chilling surveillance visuals of the moment the family was kidnapped at gun point.

published on : 6th October 2022

US, South Korea fire 4 missiles in response to North Korea's missile test

The South Korean and US militaries launched four missiles into the East sea. The missile was launched in response to North Korea firing a ballistic missile over Japan on October 4. North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years.

published on : 5th October 2022
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