Saturday , September 25 2021

WORLD

Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to 1,941

Les Cayes :  Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. Grace battered southwestern ... Read More »

Facebook bans Taliban supporting content: report

London : Social media giant Facebook has said that it has banned the Taliban and all content supporting it from its platforms as it considers the group to be a terrorist organisation, according to a media report. The company says it has a dedicated team of Afghan experts to monitor ... Read More »

Taliban enter Kabul, say they don”t plan to take it by force

Kabul : Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of Kabul on Sunday while panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed at the US Embassy in the Afghan capital as the militants” further tightened their grip on the country. Three Afghan officials told The Associated Press that the Taliban were in ... Read More »

Wildfires rampage in Greek forests, cut large island in half

Athens : Three large wildfires churned across Greece on Saturday, with one threatening whole towns and cutting a line across Evia, the country”s second-largest island, isolating its northern part. Others engulfed forested mountainsides and skirted ancient sites, leaving behind a trail of destruction that one official described as “a biblical ... Read More »

US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day

Fort Lauderdale : The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States crossed 100,000 new confirmed daily infections Saturday, a milestone last exceeded during the winter surge and driven by the highly transmissible delta variant and low vaccination rates in the South. Health officials fear that cases, hospitalizations and deaths will continue ... Read More »

Indian national arrested for USD2.3 million fraud scheme

Washington : Law enforcement agencies have arrested an Indian national in New Jersey on charges of fraudulently obtaining at least USD2.3 million from elderly victims by impersonating fraud prevention representatives from the US. Charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Ashish Bajaj, 28, appeared Tuesday afternoon before US Magistrate Judge ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo welcomes a new baby Harris Hawk

AL AIN :  Al Ain Zoo has welcomed its first Harris Hawk hatchling. Harris Hawks are birds of prey that belong to the falcon family which originally populated North and South America.  Jawaher Salem Al Shamisi Supervisor Bird Trainer at Al Ain Zoo Said “ the baby Harris Hawk is ... Read More »

Hindus push for “multi-beneficial” yoga in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging that all Wales (UK) schools should urgently adopt yoga as a part of their curriculum, providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, exhorted all state, independent/private, religious, special, free and ... Read More »

PoK legislative elections to witness tough triangular competition

Islamabad : A tough triangular competition is expected among major political parties during the 11th general elections for the legislative assembly in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to be held on Sunday. There are over 3.2 million eligible voters who can elect 45 members of the assembly for a five-year term. India has ... Read More »

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