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Liquor Store
Saudi Arabia opens its first liquor shop in 72 years

The opening of the liquor store on Wednesday is the latest move by Saudi officials to modernise the country’s image, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to increase tourism and business.

  • Friday, 26 January 2024
3 Indians win UK's prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
3 Indians win UK's prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Professors Rahul R. Nair, Mehul Malik, Dr Tanmay Bharat, and others will be honoured and receive grants totaling 480,000 pounds at a black-tie gala dinner and award ceremony in London, on February 27.

  • Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • UK
India not having permanent seat in UN Security Council is 'absurd': Elon Musk
India not having permanent seat in UN Security Council is 'absurd': Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called the absence of India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) "absurd" despite being the 'most populous' country on Earth.

Delhi-NCR as major quake
Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as major earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang

Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR on late Monday as a strong earthquake jolted China's Xinjiang.

Car Rally Over Golden Gate Bridge
Jai Shree Ram: Indian Americans hold car rally at Golden Gate Bridge to mark Pran Pratishtha ceremony

The Indian Diaspora joined car rallies organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) at major commercial spots in San Francisco including the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Passenger Plane Crashes In Afghanistan
Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan; not an Indian plane, says DGCA

A team has been rushed to the accident site near Topkhana area of Kuran-wa-Munjan district, Amiri said.

  • Sunday, 21 January 2024
13 students dead in China
13 students dead in China school dormitory fire

Thirteen students were killed in a fire that erupted at a school dormitory in China's Henan province, local authorities said on Saturday.

  • Sunday, 21 January 2024
  • China
US records about 11,000 deaths from flu this season: CDC
US records about 11,000 deaths from flu this season: CDC

There have been at least 16 million flu illnesses, 180,000 hospitalisations, and 11,000 deaths from flu so far this season in the US, according to the latest data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Saturday, 20 January 2024
Pakistan strikes 'terrorist hideouts' in Iran
Pakistan strikes 'terrorist hideouts' in Iran after warning Tehran of 'serious consequences'

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad said that forces carried out "a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes and killed a number of terrorists during the intelligence-based operation codenamed ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar'", Dawn news reported.

Earthquake
Earthquake with 5.0 magnitude jolts Indonesia

The earthquake jolted at 01:29 a.m. Jakarta time on Thursday (1829 GMT on Wednesday), the agency reported.

Iran strikes two terror bases in Pakistan; 2 kids killed in airspace violation, says Pak Foreign Min
Iran strikes two terror bases in Pakistan; 2 kids killed in airspace violation, says Pak Foreign Ministry

Significant bases belonging to the Jaysh al-Dhulm (Jeysh al-Adl) terrorist group on Pakistani soil were destroyed on Tuesday

Vivek Ramaswamy
Indian-American Vivek Ramaswamy drops out of 2024 US Presidential race

The Iowa caucuses, which begin on Monday, formally kick off the beginning of the long process by which the Republicans and Democrats choose their nominees for the presidential election on November 5.

  • Tuesday, 16 January 2024
21 gold miners killed in Tanzania mine collapse
21 gold miners killed in Tanzania mine collapse

Nawanda told Xinhua news agency over the phone on Saturday night that efforts to recover more bodies suspected to have been trapped in the collapsed mine in Bariadi District were being hampered by ongoing heavy rains.

  • Sunday, 14 January 2024
Will Burj Khalifa Lose Its World’s Tallest Building Title To Kingdom Tower? All You Need To Know
Will Burj Khalifa Lose Its World’s Tallest Building Title To Kingdom Tower? All You Need To Know

The architectural genius, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa needs no introduction! It has set many records by being one of the major tourist attractions in the world. The 828-meter-long building was part of a strategy to shift from relying on oil to building an economy focused on business, tourism and luxury. It was in 2010 when it was officially opened and won the title of World’s Tallest Building.

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  • Thursday, 11 January 2024
8 dead as major rioting, unrest hit Papua New Guinea
8 dead as major rioting, unrest hit Papua New Guinea

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital city after the police went on strike over a pay dispute, resulting in mass looting of supermarkets, while cars and shops were set ablaze, the BBC reported.

  • Thursday, 11 January 2024
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