TEXAS - Many people were killed and some injured in a shooting on Friday at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, according to law enforcement officials. A suspect has been taken into custody. At least three people were killed, according to Mark Henry, the Galveston County judge, the county's top elected official. The injured included at least one police officer, whose condition is not known, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County sheriff,
OTTAWA - US security officials have apologized after a Sikh minister of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet was asked to remove his turban at a US airport before boarding a flight last year. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said the incident happened at Detroit Metro Airport on his way back to Canada in April 2017. He said the airport staff had behaved inappropriately, SBS News reported on Friday.
LONDON - Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down, media reported. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients. According to Facebook, data of up to 87 million of its users was harvested by a quiz app and then passed on to the political consultancy. The social network said its own probe into the matter would continue,
BERN - Bollywood star Ranveer Singh on Monday inaugurated a 'Ranveer on Tour' train, which is in honour of his contribution to the increasing popularity of Switzerland as a preferred destination for Indian tourists. The train is on the Golden Pass Line, and has been launched by Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System. Ranveer is thrilled. "The 'Ranveer on Tour' train is not just transport, but an unforgettable journey that takes you on a...
TORONTO - Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old Indian-origin Sikh lawyer who rose to prominence as an upbeat opponent of police carding, was elected to lead Canada's New Democrats Party (NDP) into the next federal election, the media reported. Singh scored a solid victory in the first round of voting for a new NDP leader, with 53.6 per cent of voters placing him at the top of their ranked ballot in results that were unveiled here on Sunday,
NEW DELHI - P.V. Sindhu got the better of Saina Nehwal in a pulsating all-Indian quarter-final of the India Open World Superseries badminton championships here on Friday. Sindhu, the 2016 Olympic runner-up, registered a 21-16, 22-20 victory in 47 minutes over the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist. The match between the two biggest faces of Indian badminton confused the fans who backed both Saina and Sindhu. It was a match that...
KOLKATA - Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that it was refreshing to see Indian pacers led by Umesh Yadav put pressure on Australia in the ongoing series, adding that Yadav has been bowling really well. The pacer has picked up 17 wickets from 4 Tests, including the three wickets he took on day three in Dharamsala to help India stay within sniffing distance of a 2-1 series win. India now need 87 runs to win after...
KOLKATA - India stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni could continue in international limited overs cricket till the 2019 World Cup if he succeeds in the coming ICC champions Trophy, his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee said here on Monday. The iconic wicketkeeper-batsman, who announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2014 December, quit the captaincy from the limited overs sides' earlier this year. Recently, he was also removed as the captain...
NEW DELHI - Facing a contempt of court case for making false statements in affidavits, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Monday tendered an "unconditional and unqualified apology" to the Supreme Court. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud exempted Thakur from personal appearance on April 17, the next date of hearing. Senior advocate P.S. Patwalia, appearing for Thakur,
DUBAI - Amid growing question marks over his future in international cricket, Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to call on Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan within the next couple of days to discuss the issue. Misbah, whose Islamabad United side lost to Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday, noted that although he is ready for the West Indies series through March and May,