MUSCAT - Thousands of Indian expats in Oman travelled from different parts of the Gulf kingdom to listen to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over 20,000 Indian nationals were expected to attend Modi's speech at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Bausher on Sunday, Times Of Oman reported. Indian Social Club (ISC) Sohar Executive Committee Member and General Secretary M. Rajesh said the excitement among the diaspora in Salalah,
WASHINGTON - United States President Donald Trump on Friday signed a combined funding and budget bill that was passed by Congress hours earlier and will increase federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, bringing an end to the second government shutdown this year. Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported.
NEW DELHI - To create awareness around Internet safety, Google India on Monday launched a public initiative "#SecurityCheckKiya" to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal data if they lose their device. With a large base of unsuspecting first time Internet users now coming online through easy access modes but lacking technical literacy,
WASHINGTON - The world's leading ATM makers have warned of "jackpotting" attacks against US cash machines in the wake of the country's first confirmed hacks. ATM "jackpotting" is a sophisticated hack in which thieves gain physical access to the machine and, with the help of malware or specialised electronics, force ATMs to spit out huge volumes of cash. NCR Corp., a leading ATM manufacturer, said in a advisory sent to its customers that...
WASHINGTON - US casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned from his position as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid sexual misconduct allegations. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she accepted Wynn's resignation on Saturday, CNN reported on Sunday. "Today I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee Finance Chair," she said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - US casino magnate Steve Wynn has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of former and current women employees at his resorts. Wynn, 76, is one of the most prominent donors in politics. He currently serves as the Republican National Committee's finance chair and has donated millions to candidates and groups over the past four decades. President Donald Trump has described Wynn as a friend,
NEW YORK - A leading Indian-American restaurateur, Harendra Singh, has pleaded guilty in secret court proceedings to trying to bribe New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to court documents, the media reported. Singh had admitted in a "sealed courtroom" before a Federal judge on Long Island in October 2016 to bribery and wire fraud in connection with campaign contributions made to de Blasio, the Times reported...
WASHINGTON - For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report. A supermoon is a full moon at its closest point to the Earth on its orbit -- known as perigee. The January 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons", and about 14 per cent brighter than usual.
WASHINGTON - The US State Department has warned Americans to exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism and to avoid going to Jammu and Kashmir except the Buddhist-dominated region of Ladakh. The State Department on Wednesday launched improvements on sharing information with US travellers to provide clear, timely and reliable safety and security information. "Exercise increased caution in India due...
BANGKOK - Malaysia said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with American firm Ocean Infinity to resume search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. "Ocean Infinity will undertake search operation to locate flight MH370 an an area of 25,000 square kilometre... The search operation is scheduled to commence in mid-January 2018,"