Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

People react after an earthquake shook buildings in Mexico City, Mexico February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido   SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico, February 17 (Reuters) – At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in […]

‘Don’t want any trouble between India and China’

BENGALURU, February 17 (PTI): Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday said his country, which is in a state of emergency, does not want any trouble between India and China.   “We don’t want India and China against each other, not at all,” he said at an interaction at “The Huddle”, a thought conclave, […]

Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says

Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis delivers Christmas wishes to Vatican staff during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi   VATICAN CITY, February 17 (Reuters) – The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s during one of its most turbulent modern periods […]

The Big Picture—discussing Policy Matters in Nagaland

The Big Picture—discussing Policy Matters in Nagaland

Young citizens of Nagaland took part in an open interaction about public policy with some major political parties contesting the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Elections on Saturday, February 17, at the Don Bosco Institute in Dimapur. The interaction heard several pertinent questions put up by students that the political parties—Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, […]

Maldives seeks foreign help to investigate arrested judges’ wealth – envoy

Maldives seeks foreign help to investigate arrested judges’ wealth – envoy

Maldivian opposition supporters holds placards near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court order, in Male, Maldives February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer   GENEVA, February 17 (Reuters) […]

CBI arrests three people in $1.8 billion PNB fraud case: source

CBI arrests three people in $1.8 billion PNB fraud case: source

People wait in a queue outside a Punjab National Bank ATM in New Delhi, India, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal   NEW DELHI, February 17 (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested two employees at Punjab National Bank believed to be at the centre of a staggering $1.77 billion fraud, a police source […]

BJP, Congress trade blame over multi-crore Nirav banking fraud

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the “original sin” that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The opposition party returned the attack calling it “cheap sense of politics that has reached ludicrous and ridiculous proportions”. […]

Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying “both were aware that the country was being looted” in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam.   The party asked if Modi will order a probe in the PNB fraud. […]

Sitharaman questions Rahul’s presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS) Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place during the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and the whole episode took place in the UPA regime.   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) underlined raised that Congress president […]

Father’s stress linked to kids’ brain development

Father’s stress linked to kids’ brain development

New York, February 17 (IANS) Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed.   According to the researchers, the stress changes the father’s sperm which can then alter the brain development of the child.   This new research provides a much better understanding […]

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

San Francisco, February 17 (IANS) Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.   The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging […]