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Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

  Yosemite: A couple who died in October after falling from a popular scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in California were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy results. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were found to have ethyl alcohol in their systems prior to falling 800 feet from Taft […]

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Washington DC: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announced on Friday that she would run for president in 2020, entering what is expected to be a crowded field of liberal contenders. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii congresswoman said on CNN in an interview that’s slated […]

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador to U.S.

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador  to U.S.

  Washington DC: On 15 January 2019, the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted a welcome reception in honour of Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States. Congressmen, senior US government officials, representatives of U.S. companies, industry associations and a cross-section of the media were present at the event. In his […]

AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri scores brace as India start campaign with 4-1 win over Thailand

AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri scores brace as India start campaign with 4-1 win over Thailand

ABU DHABI: Indian football’s goal machine Sunil Chhetri  struck a brace to help the country stunningly outplay Thailand 4-1 and record its first victory in the Asian Cup since 1964 on a historic night here on Sunday. Playing in his second Asian Cup and 105th match, Chhetri scored in the 27th (penalty) and 46th minutes […]

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

By Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first time a monarch has stepped down before completing their five-year tenure. The king’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement. No reason was given and palace officials did not respond […]

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

By Sushant Singh NEW DELHI: As the tenure of the NDA government at the Centre nears completion, there is no progress on negotiations for a peace accord with Naga armed groups, with talks stuck for almost a year due to an intransigent position taken by the Naga side on ‘symbolic’ issues, such as a separate flag. […]

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

NEW DELHI: A Twitter war broke out on Sunday between Rahul Gandhi and  Nirmala Sitharaman  over a TOI report, with the Congress president claiming that she had lied to Parliament over orders placed with defence PSU HAL and the defence minister hitting back by furnishing contract records and advising him to read the full TOI article. Gandhi […]

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

NEW YORK: A man was arrested for allegedly killing an Indian-origin police officer in California’s Newman County, when he was planning to flee to his native Mexico, police said. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga and living illegally, was arrested from a home in the Kern County, about 200 miles south from the […]

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

2-1 up in Australia Test series, Team India’s new year party gets going two days early

Amidst all the joyous chaos, Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah, the chief protagonists of the 137-run victory over Australia in the third Test that took India 2-1 to the final game in Sydney, scrambled to collect souvenir stumps. MELBOURNE: When the decisive blow arrived — Ishant Sharma getting Nathan Lyon to top-edge a catch — the entire […]

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general  election, local TV said. Hasina’s Awami League-led ruling coalition had won 241 seats in the 300-member parliament, results on local TV channels showed. The main opposition National Unity Front Alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had secured just seven seats.   Click […]

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra […]

Eight Indian-American women honoured in US

Eight Indian-American women honoured in US

Eight Indian-American women have been honoured in the US in recognition of their achievements in diverse fields ranging from politics and business to civil rights activism and astrophysics. Immigration lawyer Sheela Murthy, vice chairwoman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Jagruti Panwala and NASA  astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta were among the awardees.   Click here […]

India vs Australia, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli, Krunal Pandya power India to series-levelling win

India vs Australia, 3rd T20I: Virat Kohli, Krunal Pandya power India to series-levelling win

India captain Virat Kohli hit the winning runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground as India beat Australia by six wickets in the third and final T20I on Sunday. Chasing a tricky target of 165, Kohli remained unbeaten on 61 while Shikhar Dhawan made 41. D’Arcy Short (33) was the top-scorer for Australia, while Krunal Pandya picked […]

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

AYODHYA: Tensions flared high in Ayodhya as the ‘Dharma Sabha’ organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) commenced in the temple town on Sunday to drum up support for the construction of a Ram temple. A parallel rally was also held by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who warned that unless the temple was built, the BJP […]

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

  By Ravik Bhattacharya PORT BLAIR: After several failed attempts to locate and retrieve the body of American John Allen Chau, a joint team of Andaman police, forest officials and tribal welfare department made a second expedition to the North Sentinel Island, this time along with two of the accused to identify the area where […]

India vs Australia: Top five T20I scores in Australia

India vs Australia: Top five T20I scores in Australia

By Manish Kumar NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Twenty20 International series between India and Australia, here’s a look at the five highest scores in the shortest format on Australian soil in matches played between India and Australia:   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian restaurant owner in UK convicted of causing girl’s death

Indian restaurant owner in UK convicted of causing girl’s death

LONDON: A deliveryman and the owner of an Indian restaurant in Britain have been found guilty of manslaughter for delivering food to a teenage girl who died from the effects of a peanut allergy. The teenager, Megan Lee, who was 15 at a time, suffered a reaction after ordering from her local takeout in Lancashire, […]

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

NEW DELHI: The level of pollutants in Kolkata has surpassed the level of particulate matter in New Delhi, which is globally infamous for its air pollution. In the past 72 hours, the air quality index (AQI) in the City of Joy has dipped to “very poor” category, crossing levels registered in the national capital, making […]

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh  on Sunday suspected Pakistan’s ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terrorists’ role in the Amritsar terror attack that killed three persons and injured twenty others. Amarinder also vowed that he would not let the “forces of terror” destroy the state’s “hard-earned peace”. “The possibility of involvement of ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terror […]

ICC Women’s World T20: Mithali Raj guides India to 7-wicket win over Pakistan

ICC Women’s World T20: Mithali Raj guides India to 7-wicket win over Pakistan

PROVIDENCE (Guyana): Veteran Mithali Raj smashed a aggressive half-century to guide India to an easy 7-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World T20  on Sunday. Mithali anchored the Indian run chase with a 47-ball 56 which she made with the help of seven fours in the Group B match which was marred by unprecedented docking […]

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