Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t […]

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan. The decision by the Trump administration, which a day earlier imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and is very restrictive in […]

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

Widely-distributed hoax messages sent on the app, which Facebook owns, have been blamed for more than a dozen lynchings across India. Facebook has deployed a series of new features in recent weeks to try to fix the problem. The latest feature, rolled out last week for testing, uses a red label to warn users that […]

India’s Narendra Modi Vows to Ban All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

India’s Narendra Modi Vows to Ban All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced an ambitious pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022. The initiative seeks to cut plastic pollution flowing from India’s population of 1.3 billion in the world’s fastest growing economy, the Guardian reports. “The choices that we make today will define our collective future,” said […]

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India

A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according to the World Health Organization. The Nipah virus naturally resides in fruit bats across South and Southeast Asia, and can […]

INDIANS SHOW HIGHEST INTENT TO BUY CRYPTOCURRENCY: SURVEY

INDIANS SHOW HIGHEST INTENT TO BUY CRYPTOCURRENCY: SURVEY

Cryptocurrency has been the trending buzzword for half a year now and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. At one point in December last year exchanges had to shut down registrations as they could not handle the rapid growth. So, it wasn’t surprising to find out that India came on top in […]

Bihar girl bags Rs10m package from Google

Bihar girl bags Rs10m package from Google

Patna: A girl from Bihar who describes former Indian President late APJ Abdul Kalam as her role model has got an annual salary package of Rs10 million (Dh561,800) from Google. She will be joining Google’s office in Switzerland. Madhumita Sharma, who hails from a suburb in Patna, had to clear seven rounds of interviews to […]

Badam boom: India is now the world’s No 1 almond importer

Badam boom: India is now the world’s No 1 almond importer

Imports rose 7% to $600 million in 2017 MUMBAI, India MARCH 30 The health-conscious Indian seems to be gobbling almonds like never before, leading the country to topple China and Spain to emerge as the world’s largest consumer of the nut in recent times. Almond imports into India rose 7 per cent to worth $600 […]