Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan, has attended the maiden flight of the world’s first self-flying taxi, but it will be at least another five years before it goes into public use. Provided by Germany-based Volocopter, the two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) is being introduced by Dubai’s Road …read more
The world's second-largest gem-quality diamond has been sold to a London-based company for $53m (£39.5m). The private sale comes after its owner, Canada's Lucara Diamond Corporation, failed to sell it at a Sotheby's auction last year. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered by Lucara in Botswana two years ago …read more
A couple arrested for murder in the south-west Russian city of Krasnodar have admitted killing up to 30 people, local media report. Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, were reportedly arrested after a dismembered body was found at the military base where they lived.
Police confirmed a number of …read more
Varun Gandhi, the young BJP leader, has done it again. The 37-year-old MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh has, in an article today, advocated asylum for Rohingya Muslims who have escaped the violence in Myanmar, a view that is in contrast to what the government has advocated.
In an editorial …read more
India has organised a seminar here to make Egyptians aware about its diverse culture and boost tourism between the two nations, which according to the Indian envoy here was below potential. The Indian Embassy here in association with India Tourism Office in Dubai organised the seminar entitled ‘Incredible India Road …read more
Those indulging in the “politics of religion and caste” should learn a lesson from what happened in Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Pakistan, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said. Addressing a seminar titled “Idea of India: Indira’s contribution to it” yesterday, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha …read more
The CPI(M) on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for its “hypocrisy” in fighting corruption, saying it was “selectively” choosing graft cases against political opponents. Taking on Modi for his statement yesterday that there would be no compromise on corruption, the party Politburo listed out several alleged graft cases …read more
It may have decided to spend Rs 3,600 crore to build a grand Shivaji memorial off the coast of the city, but the state government seems to be so strapped for cash that it has sought a loan of Rs 1,600 crore from the Housing and Urban Development …read more
In what could be a first of its kind, 98-year-old Raj Kumar Vaishya has passed the MA (economics) examination from Patna’s Nalanda Open University (NOU) with a second division. Vaishya, who graduated in 1938, expressed his delight on Tuesday at this achievement. “Finally, I have fulfilled my long cherished …read more
Vishwas G, a student of National College, Jayanagar, drowned in a pond on Sunday, even as his friends were busy clicking group selfies. He was picnicking with his fellow NCC cadets at Ravagondlu Betta near Kanakapura, Ramanagara district, 40km from Bengaluru. One of the pictures captured the boy drowning, while …read more
The Indian Army has foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC, killing one terrorist in Uri sector north of Baramulla. The army said a weapon has been recovered from the encounter site and the operation is on. This comes a day after the army foiled a major terrorist attack in …read more
BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said the molestation incident that led to student protests and a lathi charge was "created by outsiders" with "vested interests."
In an interview to the Indian Express, Tripathi said: "Security for boys and girls can never be at par. If we are going to listen …read more
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially gone public with their romance! The 36-year-old actress and 33-year-old royal held hands as they headed towards the Wheelchair Tennis Match during the 2017 Invictus Games on Monday in Toronto, Canada. They were seen holding hands as they arrived and then sat next …read more
The president revealed he would have slept with the British princess 'without hesitation' if he'd had the chance when he appeared on controversial DJ Howard Stern's radio show in 2000 - just three years after Diana was killed in a car crash.
Trump told the shock jock that he thought Princess …read more
A man in France has regained some aspects of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years, after surgeons used a technique to stimulate his brain via a nerve in the neck. The 35-year-old was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state – now referred to as “unresponsive wakefulness …read more
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