Indian-Americans welcome restoration of OCI card travel benefits

New Jersey-based social activist Deepender Singh said: “This is a great news for OCI card holders since the Indian government has considered the need for relaxation of visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals who wants to travel to India and Indian nationals intending to visit other countries like the US, the […]

Sun-seekers ignore warnings they’ll be fined for breaking lockdown rules as they head to beaches with temperatures hitting 82F – despite THREE Sage scientists saying we are lifting restrictions too soon

‘We’re enormously grateful for the efforts of the British public in sticking by the rules and getting the infection rate down and that does mean that from June 1 we will be able to allow people to have some more social contact in a safe and socially-distanced way. I’m sure that members of the public […]

Ben Shephard leaves Christine Lampard shocked as he suggests they could ‘snuggle’ while discussing a Coronation Street character ordering a blanket covered with pictures of him

She wrote: Who doesn’t love @benshephard? Mary in @itvCorrie has a ‘Ben blanket’ I have a life size cut out of Ben who lives in my house! He loves chilling on the hammock and in the paddling pool’. 

Blake Sorenson Named Head Hockey Coach for Notre Dame

“Notre Dame is thrilled to welcome Blake Sorenson as our new head hockey coach,” said NDCP President Shay Boyle. “Blake has great experience as a player and coach, having played professional hockey and coached two high school teams to state championships. We are excited for Blake to lead our storied hockey program and develop champions […]

Indian girl’s suicide sparks protest over access to online classes

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Indian city imposes ‘triple lockdown’ as coronavirus cases surge

“This is a right step to contain the spread of the virus,” said Sreejith N. Kumar, former state president of the Indian Medical Association, of Kerala’s lockdown. “It is heartening to note that people are cooperating with the authorities.”

Mumbai gang rape: Journalist taking photos dragged off streets in latest shocking sex attack

Mr Singh added: “Following the description provided by the victim and her friend, we have arrested one of the accused, who confessed to being present at the spot. He has named his four accomplices and police teams are on their trail.”

Plane returning Indians stranded by Covid-19 skids off runway killing 16, injuring dozens

The worst air disaster in India was on Nov. 12, 1996, when a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight collided midair with a Kazakhastan Airlines Flight near Charki Dadri in Haryana state, killing all 349 on board the two planes.

How sustainable are ‘eco’ brand high street fashions?

Heike Hess, head of IVN’s Berlin branch, says using organic cotton alone “is not enough to make fashion really sustainable,” and that producing clothes involves a more involved production chain. After being grown in the fields, cotton fibers have to be separated from their seeds, spun, dyed, printed and sewn to create finished items of […]

Beirut protesters hurl missiles at police as anger spills onto streets over chemical explosion which left 158 dead

Opposition figure Bahaa Hariri, son of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005, pointed the finger specifically at paramilitary group Hezbollah, whose political wing is a dominant force in Lebanese politics.