Saturday 17 March, 2018

Hillary Clinton fractures wrist after fall during India visit

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a visit to Rajasthan, has fractured her wrist after slipping in a bathtub at a resort in Jodhpur where she was staying, informed sources said on Friday. She slipped [...]

Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson, citing ‘different mindsets’ (News Analysis)

By Arul Louis New York, March 13 (IANS) President Donald Trump dumped his top diplomat Rex Tillerson on Tuesday citing “a different mindset,” especially on Iran, and nominated Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo to replace [...]

Indian rural entrepreneur praised in UN as symbol of women’s empowerment

United Nations, March 13 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has held up Sunita Kashyap, the founder of Umang, as an example of women empowering themselves and coming up with solutions to their problems. While women face challenges, [...]

Signed Gandhi photo fetches $41,000 at US auction

Photo courtesy: RR Auction Washington, March 10 (IANS) A rare signed photo of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi fetched nearly $42,000 at an auction in US, while more than $53,000 was paid for an extremely rare letter penned by [...]

‘Accidental shooting’ at Alabama school leaves one student dead, two others wounded

Washington, March 8 (IANS) Two students were shot on Wednesday in an reportedly accidental shooting at a high school in the southern US state of Alabama. One of the students died on the way to hospital, CBS affiliate WIAT-TV reported. The [...]

Adam Purinton admits to killing Kuchibhotla in bar

New York, March 7 (IANS) The man who shot Indian software engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla after shouting, “Get out of my country” has admitted in an US state court to the murder that shocked the nation. Adam Purinton also admitted [...]

Fraudsters fake calls from Indian embassy to extort money

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2018: The Embassy of India in Washington DC recently issued an advisory about fraudsters spoofing Embassy of India telephone lines to make calls aimed at cheating Indians in the United States. “It [...]

Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi remembered at Oscars 2018

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Indian cinema icon Shashi Kapoor and India’s first female superstar Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here during the “In Memoriam” montage. The Indian stars got a musical [...]

Number of Americans backing gun control rises: Poll

Washington, March 3 (IANS) The number of US citizens who want more gun control is growing, an NPR/Ipsos poll issued on Friday said. Three-quarters of Americans said gun laws should be stricter than they are today, up from 68 per cent in a [...]

Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswati passes away, condolences pour in

Kanchipuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Jayendra Saraswati, who broad based the activities of the Sankara Mutt with inclusive activities, died here on Wednesday in a private hospital. He was 82. The 69th pontiff of the Mutt, established by Adi Shankaracharya [...]