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This airport in USA to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Washington, Jan 18: The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said on Wednesday that Ali had inspired billions of people around the world with his boxing accolades...

American businessman survived 9/11, dies in Nairobi hotel terror attack

New York, Jan 18: The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks, and specialized in emerging economies.

Authorities did not formally name Jason Spindler as one...

Magnitude 6 quake jolts Nicobar Islands region

Port Blair, Jan 17: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismically active Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

There was no report of loss of life or damage to property.

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its...

Indra Nooyi being considered to lead World Bank?

New York, Jan 16: India-born Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo, is being considered by the White House for the new World Bank president, according to a leading American daily.

Nooyi, 63, stepped down as PepsiCo's chief last August after leading the company for 12...

Indian-origin White House official Raj Shah quits Trump administration

Washington, Jan 16: Raj Shah, an Indian-origin top spokesman in the White House press office, has left US President Donald Trump’s administration to join an arm of a lobbying firm, becoming the latest of several senior officials to quit in recent months.

Shah, 34, White House deputy...

Theresa May's Brexit Deal Crushed in Parliament, UK PM to Face No Confidence Vote

London, Jan 16: British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.

After parliament voted 432-202 against her...

Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested over marriage scam

Bangkok, Jan 16: An Indian man and 27 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages registration scam that permits Indians to get residential visas in the country, authorities said, over a month after 10 Indian men were held on the same charges....

Ivanka Trump to help select candidate to lead World Bank: White House official

Washington, Jan 15: Ivanka Trump will help manage the Trump administration’s selection of a US candidate for the position of World Bank Group president, a White House official said on Monday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the process is not public, dismissed a report in...

Pakistan university to observe Sisters’ Day on Valentine’s Day to keep up ‘Islamic traditions’

Lahore, Jan 14: A Pakistani university will celebrate Sisters’ Day on February 14 to promote “Islamic traditions”, according to the vice chancellor.

Female students can be gifted scarves and Abayahs (clothes) as decided by Vice Chancellor Zafar Iqbal Randhawa of the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad and other decision...

Saudi plans to build $10 bn oil refinery in Pakistan's Gwadar

Lahore, Jan 13: Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, the Saudi energy minister said on Saturday, speaking at the Indian Ocean port that is being developed with the help of China.

Pakistan wants to attract investment and other...