LONDON - It took them 44 years, but England have finally done it. Neither a tied game, nor a spirited New Zealand could stop England from bringing the trophy home at the Lord's on Sunday. It finally took a Super Over for England to be crowned winners of the 2019 World Cup. Eoin Morgan's boys are the new world champions in the 50-over format of the...
WASHINGTON - A growing number of migrants from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean are trying to cross the border between Mexico and the US. Central America and Mexico continue to lead the flow of migration but the US is currently the largest recipient of immigrants from Asia, Africa, Cuba and Haiti, according to a study by the International Organization for Migration,
SAN FRANCISCO - A massive earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Southern California, swaying buildings, cracking foundations and forcing panicked residents to sleep on the streets a day after a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit the US state. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the latest quake occurred at a depth of 0.9 km at 8.33 p.m. (local time)...
NEW YORK - Seven Indian-origin kids, along with an American, have been declared co-champions of the US National Spelling Bee after the tie among the eight couldn't be broken even after 20 rounds of the finals. The unprecedented decision to declare eight co-champions was taken Thursday night after the organizers ran out of their selection of difficult words to challenge them further.
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of immigrant labourers in the USA who can't prove their legal status are being forced to quit after their employers received 'no-match letters' from the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to media reports. 'No-match letters' are sent out when the SSA detects discrepancies between its records and the information provided by employees on their W-2 tax forms. In some cases, however,
BY AMIT KAPOOR
NEW YORK,NY - The Indian pharmaceutical industry has become almost synonymous with the US regulatory authorities. The Indian firms that have slowly expanded their market share in the generics segment have been facing increased American scrutiny over quality issues. While that has been an ongoing process,
WASHINGTON - American e-tailer Wayfair has come under fire for selling bath mats depicting Hindu Gods, after Amazon was slammed for selling similar items, the media reported. The Boston-based Wayfair that sells home goods, has been stocking bath mats with not just Lord Ganesha figurines but also with Lord Shiva's imprints on it, the American Bazaar reported on Saturday. The mats, sold on the website for $38 and more,
COLOMBO - The Sri Lankan government has ordered the deportation of all foreigners who are currently in the island nation without visas and also those who over-staying their visas, the media reported on Friday. On Thursday, Internal and Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana instructed the Controller of Emigration and Immigration to take immediate steps to begin the deportation process, the Daily Mirror reported.
LONDON - Indian teenager Akshat Singh set the stage of popular reality television show "Britain's Got Talent" on fire with his dance moves and also proving his conviction about how "fat people can dance". Singh, 14, appeared on "Britain's Got Talent" on April 21. When one of the judges asked him why he is on the show, he replied that he has two mottos in life: "To make everyone happy and to show everyone that nothing is impossible in our life."
WASHINGTON - Garima Sethi, the widow of Indian pilot on Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea in October claiming 189 lives, has accused Boeing of "playing with lives" and said the second crash involving the same model could have been prevented if appeals to ground the 737 Max 8 fleet were given more weight by the airline and others. Sethi, wife of 31-year-old Bhavye Suneja, told the Washington Post that January wasn't the first time...