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Turban Of Sikh Taxi Driver Knocked Off By Unidentified Man At JFK Airport In USA

Jan 09, 2022 PTI

Terming the incident of the turban of a Sikh man being knocked off at USA's John F Kennedy airport, as "deeply disturbing", India's Consulate General in New York said that it has taken up the matter with the US authorities and urged them to investigate the incident.

To Sidney Poitier, With Love: Chasing Greatness

Jan 08, 2022 Samarth Goyal

Known for playing bearing and highly-principled characters in films and later on in TV as well, Sidney Poitier, once known as the only black actor in Hollywood during the 50s, went on to create a legacy in the industry that saw him inspire an entire community.


WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh.

Settlement Between Prince Andrew Sexual Harassment Accuser And Jeffrey Epstein Released

Jan 04, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre had accused Jeffrey Epstein of trafficking her to be the sex slave of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York from the British Royal family. The unsealing of a settlement between Epstein and her reveals she was paid $500,000 to withdraw her case.


Can Covid-19 Home Testing Kit Detect Omicron Variant?

Omicron variant of the coronavirus is bringing about more and more Covid-19 cases all over the world. As people fear going out even for the testing of its infection, they ask whether the at-home testing kits might be able to do the job.

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29 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 US: California Records Over 5 Million Cases As Cases Surge

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19: The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention lists California as a place with ‘high’ transmission of the virus, along with nearly everywhere else in the country. But in the last week California averaged 16.4 new cases per 100,000 people, less than a third of the national rate.


27 December, 2021

President Duda Vetoes Media Bill That Targeted US Owned Largest Private Television Network Of Poland

Outlook Web Desk

President Duda, who was facing pressure from the US government to veto the bill, argued that it is important for Poland to be seen as an honourable partner with its allies.


26 December, 2021

Omicron Impacts Travel: Flight Cancellations Impact Winter Tavellers' Plans

Associated Press (AP)

Chaos at US airports and the stress of spending hours standing in line and on the phone trying to rebook flights impacted the travellers as the sudden spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19 ruins the travel plans of millions.


24 December, 2021

No In-Person Interview For US Visas: State Department

Associated Press (AP)

US Visa applicants applying for a range of visas will now be exempted from in-person interviews as the US department of state has issued fresh guidelines owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising Omicron Cases.


22 December, 2021

Covid-19: US Population Dips To Its Lowest Rate Ever

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The United States grew by only 0.1%, with an additional 392,665 added to the U.S. population from July 2020 to July 2021, bringing the nation’s count to 331.8 million people, according to population estimates released by the US Census Bureau.


18 December, 2021

NASA To Launch Webb Space Telescope Next Friday

Associated Press (AP)

NASA said James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to blast off on Dec. 24. A European Ariane rocket will provide the lift from South America's French Guiana.


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17 December, 2021

US: Pall Lingers Over Holiday Season Again Due To Covid-19 Spike

Associated Press (AP)

US: The people have spent nearly two years on an emotional seesaw as the pandemic worsened, and waned in cycles. The Americans hope for return to normal was repeatedly pushed back.


17 December, 2021

PNC Championship 2021: Tiger Woods Woos Fellow Golfers On Return Post Car Accident

Associated Press (AP)

Tiger Woods was bedridden completely for three months after he shattered bones in his right leg, ankle and foot when the SUV he was driving crashed through a median and down a hill in Los Angeles.


17 December, 2021

Pakistan Not Stopping Terrorists Functioning From Its Land: US State Department

PTI

A recent report by US Department of State has highlighted that terrorists targeting India continue to operate from Pakistani territory. It further highlighted that Pakistan did not take coercive steps to stop UN-designated terrorists like Masood Azhar.


17 December, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines: US CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer, Moderna Over J&J Shot

Associated Press (AP)

Observing that there have been nine confirmed deaths in the US after Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shots, the US' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Pfizer and Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shots instead of J&J.


16 December, 2021

US: New Documents In John F Kennedy's Assassination Investigation Released

Associated Press (AP)

New documents on former US President John F Kennedy's assassination reveal memos of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who killed the leader. More light was shed on his visits to Cuban and Soviet Embassies before the attack.


15 December, 2021

Covid-19: 'It’s a terrible tragedy' US Surpasses 8,00,000 Deaths, Highest Toll Globally

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The United States has the highest reported death toll of any country in the world. The US accounts for approximately 4% of the world’s population but about 15% of the 5.3 million known deaths from the Covid-19, since the outbreak began in China two years ago.


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07 December, 2021

British Woman Testifies, 'Pressured Into Giving Sexual Massages To Jeffrey Epstein'

Associated Press (AP)

Ghislaine Maxwell, a woman on trial in the US is being testified against by a British woman in a follow up Jeffrey Epstein sexual harassment case. The woman said that in teenage, she was pressurised into 'giving sexual massages' to Jeffrey Epstein by the woman.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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