Business & Economics

Jack Ma emerges for first time since crackdown on Ant and Alibaba

Alibaba and Ant co-founder Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view, quashing intense speculation about the plight of the billionaire grappling with escalating scrutiny over his internet empire. China’s most recognizable entrepreneur […]

Sports News

India breach Aussie fortress to win series 2-1 and rewrite history

Brisbane (TIP): An Indian cricket team saddled with broken bones and battered bodies showed a never-seen-before zeal to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final […]

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Sports News

Smith, Maxwell, Bhajji released ahead of next month’s IPL auctions

Sanju Samson replaced Steve Smith as Rajasthan Royals captain after the Australian batsman and some other under-performing stars were released by their respective IPL franchises even as Chennai Super Kings retained veteran Suresh Raina for […]

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Hinduism

Vrindavan: Krishna’s childhood abode

One of the oldest cities on the banks of Yamuna, Vrindavan is considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna had […]

Hinduism

Interesting facts about rudraksha

Rudraksha, the seed produced by a large evergreen broad-leaved tree of the genus Elaeocarpus. It is abundantly found in the temperate and sub-alpine zone is a pioneer of symbolism in the Shivaism, a major tradition […]

Science & Technology

Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwords

Google has released another Chrome update for Windows, Mac and Linux, adding some personal security features that should keep users a little safer online. If you use Chrome’s built-in password manager — which isn’t our […]

Science & Technology

This new Windows 10 bug could brick your PC

Don’t do it. Most people aren’t going to experiment with navigating to root Windows 10 folders, but just in case anyone might be digging around in the software guts of their PC, it’s best to […]

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Science & Technology

Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter under new social media law

Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law. Under the law, which critics say stifles dissent, social media […]

Health

Even one alcoholic drink a day may up atrial fibrillation risk

People who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. The study published in the European Heart Journal […]

Health

New drug combination may help treat acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers have identified two drugs that are potent against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone. The research team was able to significantly enhance cancer cell death by jointly […]

Health

Obesity may impact Covid vaccines’ efficacy: Experts

Covid-19 vaccines may not be fully effective in people who are suffering from obesity, as experts on Tuesday suggested that the process of healing may be slower in obese people as compared to the healthy […]

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Business & Economics

HSBC to axe 82 branches in UK, cut services in others

HSBC said it planned to axe 82 branches in Britain this year after a drop in footfall across its retail network and a surge in digital banking. The lender said it would be left with […]

World

Missing since October, Jack Ma makes live appearance at online meet

Shanghai (TIP): Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma met 100 rural teachers in China via a live video meeting on Wednesday morning, in the businessman’s first appearance since October. Social media speculation over the whereabouts of […]

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World

Syria says four dead in first Israeli strike since Biden took office

Damascus/Jerusalem (TIP): Syrian air defences confronted “an Israeli aggression” in the region of Hama on Friday that killed four people from the same family, state media said, in what would be the first such action […]

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World

Loud explosion rocks central Madrid; rescue teams to site

Madrid (TIP): Madrid’s emergency services say rescue teams, firefighters and police are working in a central area of the Spanish capital following an explosion that witnesses described as “extremely loud”. Videos and images shared on […]

World

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

Harare (TIP): Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced on Wednesday. […]

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World

Twin suicide blasts in Iraq kill 32, injure 110

Baghdad (TIP): Twin suicide blasts ripped through a busy market in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 32 persons and wounding over 110, officials said. The rare suicide attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area […]

World

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

Wellington (TIP): Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly […]

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Asia

Sri Lanka appoints panel to probe findings of former war commissions

Colombo (TIP): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member panel to probe the findings of the previous commissions appointed by the state to investigate human rights abuses committed during the last phase of […]

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Asia

Afghan women judges killed

Kabul (TIP): Unidentified gunmen killed two women judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been […]

Asia

Nepal never accepts interference in domestic politics: Foreign Minister Gyawali

New Delhi / kathmandu (TIP):  Nepal does not accept interference in its domestic politics as it is capable of handling its internal problems, Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Saturday, in comments that […]

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Asia

Nepali team first to top world’s second tallest peak in winter

Islamabad (TIP): A team of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made history by scaling the world’s second highest peak — Pakistan’s K2 — in the winter season, a local Alpine Club official said. The secretary of […]

Asia

Imran Khan jumped the gun. This time, over Pakistan’s economic turnaround

 islamabad (TIP): Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government often pins the blame for the economic turmoil in Pakistan on his predecessors and coronavirus, in that order, and credits PM Khan for minimising the adverse impact of […]

Breaking News

Upstate NY man kills daughter, mother-in-law in double murder-suicide

NEW YORK (TIP): An upstate New York man shot and killed his 14-year-old daughter and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself Wednesday, January 20, according to police and news reports. Bhupinder Singh, 57, […]

Breaking News

Sam Schwartz Congratulates Meera Joshi on USDOT Appointment

NEW YORK (TIP): The entire Sam Schwartz team congratulated Meera Joshi on being appointed by President Biden as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the United States Department of […]