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Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for blind, deaf

San Francisco: With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world. Beginning this autumn, US schools supporting students with vision, hearing […]

Grandson of former US president, John F Kennedy, makes acting debut

  Los Angeles: Former US President John F Kennedy’s grandson Jack Schlossberg is making his acting debut in the show “Blue Bloods”. The 25-year-old actor will be making an appearance as Officer Jack Hammer in the season eight finale of the crime show which airs on CBS. “I don’t make the rules, I just pretend […]

9 dead in US military plane crash

Washington: All nine people on board an aging US cargo plane have been killed when the aircraft making its final military flight nose-dived into a highway in the US state of Georgia, an official said. They were aboard the C-130 plane when it came down on Wednesday beside the highway intersection near the airport in […]

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Nigeria President to meet Trump in Washington

Nairobi: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African leader to be received by his American counterpart Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington for talks on Monday, the media reported. They are expected to discuss shared economic and security interests, reports the BBC. But many will also be watching the talks closely after […]

Trump calls on Senator to resign over opposing VA nominee

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called on a Democratic Senator to resign over his opposition to White House physician Ronny Jackson’s nomination for Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary, the media reported. Montana’s Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, had raised concerns about allegations against Jackson, including that he loosely handled […]

US flies bombers over South China Sea

Washington: US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew over the South China Sea earlier this week on a training mission, according to the American military. The bombers took off on Tuesday from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam, according to a statement from US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in […]

US-led airstrikes hit all targets in Syria: Pentagon

Washington: The US Defence Department has said airstrikes on Syria had struck all of their targets and none of the coalition’s planes or ship-launched missiles had been intercepted by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White and US Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. made the remarks during a news briefing on Saturday, […]

Two injured in Texas city explosion

Washington: Two men were injured in the Texas state capital of Austin in an explosion that came less than a week after police said three package blasts that occurred over 10 days were connected, the media reported. The police were called to the scene at 8.32 p.m., on Sunday, reports CNN. The two injured men […]

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay open

Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep Guantánamo Bay military prison open in a major reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama’s policy. Announcing the move in the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Trump said he had just signed the order directing Defence Secretary James Mattis to “re-examine our […]

Trump to meet May, Netanyahu and other world leaders in Davos

Washington: US President Donald Trump would meet leaders from Britain, Israel and other countries to discuss security issues, including North Korea, the ISIS, the Middle East and Iran, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the White House said today. He will use his time to discuss national security issues, including the international effort to […]

'He lost his mind', Trump on Bannon

Washington: US President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement claiming that Bannon “lost his mind” after being pushed out from the White House, the media reported. The White House released the strongly worded 266-word statement on Wenesday night slamming Bannon after excerpts from a new book quoted the former […]

Tipitaka chanting ceremony held in Udayagiri

Udayagiri: In a bid to promote Buddhism and world peace, a chanting and meditation programme was organised by monks of Light of Buddha Dharma International, USA at Udayagiri in Jajpur district of Odisha. The 3-day International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony was held for the first time in Odisha. Over hundreds of monks from India, Thailand, Myanmar, […]

World Weightlifting Championship: Mirabai Chanu wins gold

New Delhi: Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian today in over two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the womens 48kg, in the […]

USA's Cupertino city to help Odisha market tourism products

Bhubaneswar: Cupertino city of The United States of America will cooperate with Odisha to market its tourism products and cultural potential, Cupertino city Mayor Sabita Vaidyanathan said on Tuesday. She said this after meeting Odisha’s Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda here. The visiting dignitary had a discussion with the state government on bilateral […]

Goof-up during felicitation of Indian football greats

New Delhi: In a goof-up by the organisers, former goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly was not called for felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi just before India’s U-17 World Cup match against USA here on Friday, despite his name being there in the list. Prime minister Modi felicitated the captains of Indian football teams that played in […]

North Korea nuke test poses threat to US, says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said the latest nuclear test by North Korea posed a danger to the US and raised questions about South Korea’s ability to control Pyongyang. “North Korea has conducted a major nuclear test,” Trump said in a series of Twitter posts. “Their words and actions continue to be very […]

Vandana Sikka quits Infosys Foundation in US

Bengaluru: Vandana Sikka, wife of former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, resigned as Chairperson Infosys Foundation, USA, said the software major on Tuesday. Sikka resigned as the company’s CEO on August 18 and as its Executive Vice-Chairman on August 24 after joining three years ago in 2014. “We thank Vandana Sikka, as she decides to move on […]

Odia dancer Anupam's music video 'Halijaye America' goes viral

Bhubaneswar: Dancer Anupam Nayak has been creating waves with his music videos of Zumba fitness sessions, ever since he left for USA as a Zumba trainer. But his latest venture has left Odias back home stunned. In a music video ‘Hailjaye America’ that has gone viral within a couple of days of release, Anupam and […]

Full solar eclipse to be visible in US today

Bhubaneswar: A solar eclipse will be visible to some parts of the USA today between 9.15 pm and 11.10 pm as per the Indian Standard Time. The solar eclipse is occurring in a gap of 90 years and will be visible completely to a place known as Madras, Oregon city in the USA for two […]

Sambalpuri folk song Sagada Gadi a hit with fitness freaks in US

Bhubaneswar: Choreographer turned Zumba trainer Anupam Nayak’s unique mantra to his American fitness clients of working out on Odia songs continues to be popular. After his Zumba moves on popular Odia song Jai Phula won the hearts of the Zumba learners, this time he made them dance to Sambalpuri song Sagada Gadi, which they thoroughly […]

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Less than $70,000 paid in 'ransomware' cyberattack: White House

Washington: Less than $70,000 has been paid in a “ransomware” cyberattack that has affected about 150 countries worldwide, the White House said on Monday. “We are not aware of payments that have led to any data recovery,” White House Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said at a daily briefing. Bossert said the ransomware attack, known […]

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North Korea confirms test firing ballistic missile

Pyongyang: North Korea on Monday confirmed the test firing of a medium long-range ballistic missile one day earlier. The official Korean Central News Agency said the test fire of a new gorund-to-ground strategic ballistic missile “Hwasong-12” was successfully carried out on Sunday by scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research. North Korea top […]

N. Korea says US has conducted nuclear bomb dropping drill in South

Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday said the US military has conducted a nuclear bomb dropping drill in South Korea and called it an “extremely reckless” move presaging a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula. “On May 1, the US imperialists committed one more military provocation of conducting a nuclear bomb dropping drill against the major […]

Don't wait for 63, fly at 50 pc discount at age of 60 too!

Bhubaneswar:  Sixty-year-old Prahalad Prusty, a retired Government servant from Kendrapara can now increase his frequency to fly as Air India has revised the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounts in air tickets. Official sources said the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets has been revised from 63 years to 60 […]

Odisha-born Sarita wins Mrs India USA 2016

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born Sarita Pattnaik has been crowned Mrs India USA 2016 at a beauty pageant for Indian-Americans held at Atlant Georgea in USA on Sunday. Sarita, who is a resident of Rabi Talkies area in Bhubaneswar, is presently residing in Georgia in USA. Sarita is an interior designer and mother of two children. Apart from […]