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Coldplay’s Chris Martin On Collaborating With BTS For ‘My Universe’: ‘I Love Them'

Sep 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In an interview, Chris Martin has revealed that the idea for their collaboration with KPop band BTS came 'from a loving text'.

Dhvani Bhanushali Is ‘Super Happy’ After ‘Mehendi’ Becomes The Most Viewed Song On YouTube In 24 Hours

Sep 23, 2021 Samarth Goyal

With over eight million views in the last 24 hours, ‘Mehendi’ takes the top spot. Kpop singer Lisa’s recently released single ‘LALISA' M/V’ was in the second spot, while Jubin Nautiyal and Asees Kaur’s song ‘Raataan Lambiyan’ was at the number third spot.


Watch: BTS Deliver Speech And Then Perform 'Permission To Dance' At The 76th UN General Assembly

BTS shared their remarks during the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Moment as the representatives of the youth today. This is the third time the band gave a speech at the UN following two occasions in 2018 and 2020.

North Korea Warns Of Actions Against US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

North Korea also referenced the "backstabbing" remarks of US ally, France. Says that there would be corresponding actions if "even the smallest negative affect on our country's safety" is observed.


S Korea Says N Korea Fired Unidentified Projectile Off Its Coast, Officials Meet Chinese Counterparts

The meeting between South Korean and Chinese officials comes after North Korea resumed its missile tests amid a nuclear stalemate with the United States. The new missile, as reported by state media of North Korea, could hit targets in Japan, including the surrounding US military bases.

13 September, 2021

North Korea Tests Missiles After A Stressful Pandemic Break

Associated Press (AP)

After seeing it's economy ravage under the pandemic, North Korea is back at its missile endeavours after a year. State media reported these long-range cruise missiles as "strategic weapon of great significance”.


08 September, 2021

BTS’ ‘Butter’ Stays At Number One Spot For 10 Weeks In The US

Outlook Web Bureau

The remixed version of the song, ‘Butter’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, reached the number one spot on the US billboard, making it a 10-week run on the top spot.


04 September, 2021

Kpop Band BTS Inducted In The 2022 Guinness World Records Hall Of Fame

Outlook Web Bureau

Guinness World Records announced BTS' entry in its 2022 Hall of Fame after the Kpop band broke 23 records this year.


30 August, 2021

K-Drama Star Lee Min-ho Not Dating Yeonwoo: Reports

Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Lee Min-ho's agency has denied reports which suggested that the actor has been dating actor-singer Yeonwoo for the last five months.


12 August, 2021

K-Pop Idol Seungri Sentenced To Three Years Imprisonment

Outlook Web Bureau

The former popstar was convicted of arranging prostitution and other charges and was sent to jail for three years on Thursday by a military court in South Korea.


19 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games

Agencies

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced laborers


19 June, 2021

Rising Bar for Resilience to Calamities: How New Zealand, Singapore, S Korea And Kerala Stand Out

Vinod Thomas and Chitranjali Tiwari

A common denominator in disaster readiness is the priority accorded to health and education investments, with which is also associated a good degree of people’s trust and citizen participation in institutions.


26 May, 2021

To Promote Vaccination, South Korea Likely To Exempt Those Inoculated From Wearing Masks

Associated Press (AP)

Other incentives include providing vaccine-takers with discounts at public parks and museums and allowing them to participate in larger private gatherings.


23 May, 2021

‘Our Prayers Are With India’, BTS In Message To Indian Fans

PTI

South Korean music sensation BTS enjoys a massive following in India and is yet to tour the country.


19 January, 2021

Samsung Chief Lee Jae-Yong Jailed For 2.5 Years Over Corruption Scandal

Associated Press (AP)

Lee’s lawyers had portrayed him as a victim of presidential power abuse and described the 2015 deal as part of 'normal business activity'


22 December, 2020

South Korea To Curb Social Gatherings Nationwide Till Jan 3; Major Tourist Spots Shut

Associated Press (AP)

The new restrictions are the most serious step the government has taken so far to reinstate social distancing after months of complacency.


21 December, 2020

Look East: The Potential India-Korea Digital Tango

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

It appears to be obvious that Korean digital companies should seriously look at India as an alternative to China for their manufacturing requirements.


27 November, 2020

Feels Like Our Hard Work Finally Paid Off: Korean Band BTS On Grammy Nomination

PTI

Beyond The Scene (BTS) is the first South Korean music group to be nominated for a Grammy Award in a prominent category.


Photo Gallery

A security personnel cuts the sleeve of a candidate's cloth for security purposes during the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET), in Ajmer.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inspects the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.

PTI Photo

Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress workers take part in a cycle rally to protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
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