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Amid Omicron fear, Grammys postponed for this year

Just weeks ahead of the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the organisers have postponed the event for this year, fearing risks of...

Global

British-Indian army officer Harpreet Chandi first woman of colour to reach South Pole solo

British-born Sikh army officer Captain Harpreet Chandi has made history by becoming the first "woman of colour" to complete a solo...

NRI Stories

Was hospitalised for six hours, am fine now: Salman Khan on snakebite

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was bitten by a non-venomous snake at his farmhouse in Panvel, revealed yesterday night that he was...

Entertainment

India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Chandigarh girl Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe 2021, 21 years after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000.

Entertainment

Video of Indian-American CEO firing 900 employees on Zoom call goes viral

A video of Indian-American CEO of Better.com Vishal Garg firing 900 employees from his company in India as well as in the United States over...

USA

Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO who replaced Jack Dorsey

Non-Resident Indian Parag Agrawal, 37, an IIT-Bombay graduate, has replaced Jack Dorsey as the new Twitter chief executive officer, becoming...

Corporate NRI Stories

Delhi's Diwali pollution off the charts as residents defy cracker ban

The air quality in India's capital deteriorated from "severe" last night to ''hazardous'' category this morning, following the festival of...

India

Sikh men in Canada use turbans to rescue stranded hikers; video goes viral

A video showing a group of Sikh men in Canada using their turbans to rescue two hikers stranded in a waterfall pool has gone viral.

Global

Pic of Priyanka Chopra sitting cross-legged on a plane goes viral

International superstar Priyanka Chopra Jonas has her fans, particularly in India, in raptures after she posted a picture of herself sitting...

Entertainment

Video of falling cat saved in US stadium goes viral

In a bizarre incident caught on video that went viral, a cat dangling from the upper balcony of a Hard Rock Stadium of Miami was saved when...

USA

Daniil Medvedev denies Novak Djokovic to win US Open crown

In a major upset, Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev beat Serbian World No 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the US Open men's final...

Other Sports

Singapore welcomes birth of first-ever giant panda cub in seventh mating season

Singapore’s resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia gave birth to a cub on August 14, the country's first panda birth, Wildlife Reserves...

Singapore

Indian-American Samir Banerjee wins Wimbledon junior boys title

Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee, 17, defeated Victor Lilov of the USA 7-5, 6-3 to win the Wimbledon Boys’ singles title in a...

Other Sports

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passes away at 98

Dilip Kumar, who gave Hindi cinema some of its most enduring classics, died today in Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital. He was 98.

Entertainment

Singapore polytechnic to fire lecturer for his racist remarks against Indian-Chinese descent couple

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) in Singapore said it is planning to fire the senior lecturer who was recorded making racist remarks against an...

Singapore

ECB may have overreacted, says Madan Lal; Ollie deserves a second chance, aver young cricket fans

Former Indian all-rounder Madan Lal, one of the stars of India’s first-ever ODI World Cup victory, says that England and Wales Cricket...

Cricket Analysis & Commentary

Former student calls out Singapore professor for Islamophobia; teacher may face disciplinary action

Nurul Fatimah Iskandar, 22, said in an Instagram post that Tan began an offensive discussion about Islam in the classroom, when she was his...

Singapore Analysis & Commentary

Should English cricketer Ollie Robinson be rehabilitated or punished for discriminatory tweets he put out as a teenager?

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has become the latest subject of the campaign against discrimination that has been sweeping across the...

UK Analysis & Commentary

Ngee Ann Polytechnic suspends man over racist remarks made in viral video

Viral Story: Man who was caught on camera making racist remarks towards an interracial couple in Singapore has reportedly been suspended...

Singapore

Kannada ‘ugliest language’ controversy: The formation of knowledge through Google must be contested, says linguist Dr Ganesh Devy

The recent 'ugliest language in India' controversy highlights how humans are changing from seekers to helpless “consumers of knowledge”,...

Global

Singapore Law Minister Shanmugam condemns viral video against interracial couple

Video of an argument between a young inter-ethnic couple and a Chinese Singaporean man which went viral on social media today has again...

Singapore

Google apologises for search result showing Kannada as 'ugliest language in India'

Tech giant Google was at the centre of a massive controversy after a search with the keywords "ugliest language in India" on the platform...

Global

Heartened by MEA's response, looking to move past 'new strain' controversy, says Singapore High Commissioner

Simon Wong, Singapore High Commissioner to India, yesterday in a virtual press conference stated that Delhi chief minister Arvind...

Covid-19

Virat Kohli, Narendra Modi among six Indians in list of world's top 50 social media influencers

Six Indian celebrities were listed among the top 50 social media influencers of the world, according to a survey.

Global
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