WASHINGTON - A 33-year-old man, identified as an Indian, died after setting himself on fire near the White House, the US Park Police said on Thursday. Arnav Gupta of Bethesda, Maryland, set himself on fire on Wednesday afternoon at the Ellipse Park, not far from the Washington Monument, in full view of passersby, CNBC reported. He was taken to a hospital in a critical condition and he later died of his injuries, the police said.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle for the next Prime Minister's post. "I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success were high. But it's now clear to me that it's in the best interest of the country for a new Prime Minister to lead that effort. I am today (Friday)...
By Ramesh Lohia
It is the world’s biggest democratic exercise, with more than 900 million people eligible to cast their vote in seven stages over 39 days (April 11 to May 19), voters will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party should continue running the country for another five years. In the last Phase 7 (May 19),
WASHINGTON - Speaking about his plans of getting to the moon by 2024, Amazon and US-based aerospace company Blue Origin Founder, Jeff Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called "Blue Moon" along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre here. "Today, our founder shared our vision to go to space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon-this time to stay.
LONDON - UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expressed regret over the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, describing it as a "shameful scar" on British Indian history. Her comments came just ahead of the 100th anniversary of the bloodbath committed by the British Army during the colonial period. "The United Kingdom deeply regrets what happened and the suffering caused in Jallianwala Bagh tragedy," said the British leader while...
LONDON - Sikhs around the world are taking part in a scheme to plant a million new trees as a "gift to the entire planet" as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, the media reported on Friday. According to the Guardian, the project aims to reverse environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature. Rajwant Singh, the President of the Washington DC-based environmental...
NEW YORK - Indian-Americans across New York are coming together to fight food insecurity, with a major organisation working to end hunger throughout the city's five boroughs. The Food Bank For New York City's new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported.
LONDON - A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs 12,700 crore bank, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday. According to the ED, the Westminster Court issued the arrest warrant against Nirav Modi on March 13. The Indian government had moved an extradition request for Modi, who is currently in London, ED sources said in Delhi.
BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) has said that US citizens will need a new type of visa, a European Travel Information and Authoriation System (ETIAS), to visit the European Schengen Area from 2021. Currently, American citizens can travel to Europe for up to 90 days without a visa, reports CNN. The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely,
HOUSTON,TX - A couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their home in Texas, police said. The couple was identified as Sreenivas Nakirekanti, 51, and his wife, Shanti Nakirekanti, 46 and the incident took place at Pendergrass Trail on Feb 18, KPRC-TV station reported. The police said they were called to the house in Sugar Land and upon reaching the scene they found the woman’s body in the driveway of the home.