Thursday , 26 April 2018
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‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli Arrested For Securities Fraud

Martin Shkreli (C), CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical, is brought out of 26 Federal Plaza by law enforcement officials after being arrested for securities fraud on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (AFP) NEW YORK:  Martin Shkreli is a biotech executive who favors open-collar shirts over lab coats, the founder of a hedge fund who eschewed discretion by broadcasting his ... Read More »

Bajirao Mastani Shows Cancelled At Pune Theatre After Protests

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film based on the story of Maratha warrior has faced protests over alleged distortion of history MUMBAI:  Screenings of the big ticket film Bajirao Mastani were cancelled at a film theatre in Pune this morning after protesters of the BJP’s youth wing allegedly ransacked it. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film based on the story of Maratha ... Read More »

Volkswagen’s Hometown Seeks Respite From Scandal In Christmas Cheer

The logo of Volkswagen is displayed on a car during the Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. (File Photo/AP Photo) WOLFSBURG, GERMANY:  Christmas carols ring out in the northern German town of Wolfsburg, while production lines at the sprawling Volkswagen plant remain silent for a three-week break. The hometown of the German auto giant is hoping the season’s festivities will provide ... Read More »

After It Was Charred By A Rocket Explosion, NASA Has A New Launch Pad

A look at the assembly building where new Antares rockets were being assembled. (Photo by Timothy C. Wright for the Washington Post.) WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA:  The crater left by a rocket explosion has been filled in and leveled, as if it never happened. The launch pad, once charred and damaged, has been repaired. And a new rocket is getting ready ... Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal Tweets CBI Asked to ‘Finish’ Parties Who Don’t Fall in Line

Arvind Kejriwal has made a new allegation against the Centre NEW DELHI:  Arvind Kejriwal, who has declared war on the Centre and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over a CBI raid on his officer, now alleges that the investigating agency has orders to target opposition parties. The Delhi Chief Minister made the allegation in a tweet this morning. Mr Kejriwal retweeted ... Read More »

Indian-American Mother Jailed For Child Abuse In US

Rinkuben Patel, 25, who was arrested on Tuesday, is now in the Cumberland County jail in North Carolina under a USD 10,000 bond, police said. WASHINGTON:  An Indian-origin mother has been arrested in the US on charges of causing serious injuries to her five-week-old girl child that left her with broken ribs and leg. Rinkuben Patel, 25, who was arrested ... Read More »

Women Still Outnumbered In Medical Leadership By Men With Mustaches, Study Finds

The study, in short, found that mustaches – while increasingly rare, with the researchers citing reports that less than 15 percent of men in the United States sport such facial hair. (Representational Image/Istock Image) If our headline made you think this study must be kind of a joke, you’re right! But it’s the kind of joke you have to laugh ... Read More »

Culture War Brews Over South African Golden Rhino Figurine

This file photo taken on September 23, 2015 shows the “golden rhino” figurine dipslayed at the University of Pretoria in South Africa on September 23, 2015. (AFP) PRETORIA:  For years, South Africa’s apartheid government ignored the significance of a “golden rhino” figurine that provides undeniable proof of a sophisticated society existing before white men arrived. But since the end of ... Read More »

Australia Welcomes Plain Cigarette Packaging ‘Win’

In 2012, Australia became the first country to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes, in a bid to reduce smoking rates, and has since been followed by other nations including France and Britain. (AFP/ File Photo) SYDNEY:  An Australian law requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging has received a boost after an international tribunal said it would not hear ... Read More »

Foggy Friday Morning In Delhi, Clear Sky Ahead

The sky would remain clear throughout the day with maximum temperature likely to hover around 22 degrees Celsius. (Representational Image) NEW DELHI:  It was a foggy morning today in New Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the weather office said. The sky would remain clear throughout the day with maximum ... Read More »