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Twitter India's Raheel Khursheed named 2017 World Fellow at Yale University
New Haven (Connecticut) [United States], Mar.30 : Raheel Khursheed, head of news partnerships for Twitter India and South East Asia, has been named a 2017 World Fellow. Read Full Story

I was yelling to the air: Messi on FIFA ban
Barcelona [Spain], Mar.30 : Argentina star striker Lionel Messi has asserted his innocence after being hit with a four-match international ban for verbally abusing an official, saying that he was yelling 'to the air'. Read Full Story

James Blunt busts myth about love song 'You're Beautiful'
New Delhi , Mar.30 : James Blunt did turn our hearts upside down with the song 'You're Beautiful,' but it turns out, it isn't the soppy love ballad we thought it was. Read Full Story

Believing in sexual compatibility takes toll on your sex life
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : It may be time to stop searching for your 'sexual soulmate' as a recent study has suggested that believing in 'the one' can sour your sex life. Read Full Story

People in Japan paying thousands to get Premium melons
London [UK], Mar.30 : What if you get to know about a melon that costs as much as a new car? Read Full Story

Nobel laureate Abdus Salam's cousin gunned down in Nankana Sahib
Lahore [Pakistan], Mar.30 : A prominent local leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning. Read Full Story

Female weed smokers at high risk of failing addiction treatments
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A new study has suggested that the use of cannabis may impact treatment in women undergoing methadone treatment therapy. Read Full Story

Oman FM to visit India next month
New Delhi , Mar.30 : Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's Foreign Minister, will undertake an official visit to India on April 2-3, 2017 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Read Full Story

Norton launches Wi-Fi Privacy in India; to prevent hacking
New Delhi , Mar 30 : Norton by Symantec has announced the launch of Norton Wi-Fi Privacy in India, a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad devices that helps shield consumers' information from hackers snooping on unsecured wireless (Wi-Fi) networks. Read Full Story

India ready to make good start at Women's HWL: chief coach Marijne
West Vancouver [Canada], Mar.30 : Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne has asserted that his team are fully geared up to make a good start in the upcoming all-important Hockey World League Round 2. Read Full Story

Newly appointed Indian envoy calls on Nepal PM
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar.30 : Manjeev Singh Puri, newly appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal, called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday morning at his official Baluwatar residence and held talks on issues pertaining Indo-Nepal relations. Read Full Story

Timetable for 2018 Golden Globes revealed!
Los Angeles [USA], Mar.30 : The timetable for the 2018 Golden Globes been revealed by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Read Full Story

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange
New Delhi , Mar 30 : London Stock Exchange today welcomes the world's largest corporate Masala bond. The landmark bond issuance from Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), one of India's leading banking and financial services companies comes less than 12 months after HDFC's INR 30 billion (USD 450 million) debt issuance in London, the first ever Indian corporate to list a Masala bond. Read Full Story

Bob Dylan all set to accept his Nobel Prize
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar.30 : Five months after he was announced the winner of 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan is all set to accept his diploma and the medal from the Academy. Read Full Story

Hollywood: Makers release Ferdinand movie trailer
California, Mar 30 : The makers of Ferdinand have released the trailer of the film. Read Full Story

Workshop on trends in solar power generation, energy harvesting held Amity's Dubai campus
Dubai [UAE], Mar.30 : The Amity Institute of Advanced Research and Studies and the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries recently organised an international workshop on trends in solar power generation, energy harvesting at Amity's Dubai campus. Read Full Story

Here's how birds of a feather communicate while flocking together
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A team of researchers has shed some light on how flying birds communicate with each other. Read Full Story

There's a placebo for broken hearts too
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Turns out, placebos alleviate not only physical pain, but also emotional one. Read Full Story

Now, a 'faster' single-pixel camera
Washington D.C. [USA] Mar. 30 : A team of researchers has come up with a new technique for faster single-pixel camera. Read Full Story

Blac Chyna slams ex Tyga for 'not paying child support'
New Delhi , Mar.30 : Seems like nothing is well between Blac Chyna and her former beau Tyga. Read Full Story

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet allows state-run firms to work on CPEC projects
Peshawar (Pakistan), Mar. 30 : The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet has allowed state-owned companies to conduct business under the Public-Private Partnership Act of 2014 for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Read Full Story

Google launches Knowledge Graph in Bengali language
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : In an attempt to assist Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search. Read Full Story

Soon, durable and potentially antibacterial nail colouring
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Forget mirror manicure, soon you will be able to paint your nails with real silver, platinum and gold for healthier fingertips. Read Full Story

Priority to get rid of ISI bases in India, Bangladesh: PM Hasina's political advisor
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 30 : As Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to pay a four-day state visit to India from April 7, her political advisor, Hossain Toufique Imam on Thursday while commenting on the possible defence agreement said the priority of both the countries is first to get rid of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) bases, adding that it will be a landmark visit. Read Full Story

US President Trump thanks veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Washington, Mar 30 : Signing a new order, S. 305 into law, US President Donald Trump thanks veterans on the first ever National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Read Full Story

U-17 WC: FIFA Commercial Affiliates pledge full support for India 2017
Zurich, Mar 30 : FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 conducted a workshop for the Commercial Affiliates of the tournament, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban
Honulolu (Hawaii), Mar. 30 : A federal judge in Hawaii has extended the order of the revised travel ban executive order. Read Full Story

New terrifying 'IT' trailer is here to give you nightmares
New Delhi , Mar.30 : 'Clown' Pennywise is here and he is ready to prey on your fears. Read Full Story

Common sanitisation practices for lettuce may not be sufficient
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : You may want to keep your plate devoid of romaine lettuce as a recent study has suggested that common sanitisation practises may not remove all the bacteria present from the crisp veggie. Read Full Story

U.S. honours its heroes on National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Washington D.C. (U.S), Mar. 29 : America has honoured its heroes on the first-ever National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Read Full Story

Soon, we'll be watching videos from NASA's next-gen Orion in ultra-HD
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Astronauts may soon be able to communicate faster to and from space as NASA's advanced laser communications system called LEMNOS has brought speedy connections closer to the reality. Read Full Story

Reusable carbon nanotubes, the next-gen water filter?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A new class of carbon nanotubes may soon become the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, a new study suggested. Read Full Story

55-carat Indian gem to be auctioned in London
London [UK], Mar. 30 : A 55-carat Indian gem, a ruby-red spinel , will be auctioned at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World sale in London on April 26 . Read Full Story

Turkey announces end of Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria
Ankara [Turkey], Mar. 30 : Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in August last year to eliminate the Daesh presence in northern Syria. Read Full Story

'Fair to Assume' Russia is supporting Taliban in Afghanistan: U.S. General
New York [USA], Mar. 30 : A top U.S. general has said it's fair to assume that Russia is providing support to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Read Full Story

Russia probe: 20 people to be questioned in Senate Intelligence Committee's first hearing
Washington D. C. [USA], Mar. 30 : The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked 20 people to be questioned in its investigation of Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Read Full Story

12 killed, 3 injured in Texas church bus crash
New York [USA], Mar. 30 : At least 12 people were killed and three others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pick-up truck in southwest Texas. Read Full Story

Dawn leaks' inquiry report will be made public: Ishaq Dar
Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 30 : Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the Dawn leaks' inquiry report will be published, unlike findings of other commissions in the past. Read Full Story

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee
Washington D. C [USA], Mar. 30 : U.S. President Donald Trump's elder daughter Ivanka Trump will become an official government employee, joining her husband Jared Kushner in serving as an unpaid advisor to her father in the White House. Read Full Story

Merkel rejects May's plan of parallel Brexit and trade talks
London [UK], Mar. 30 : Hours after the Britain invoked Article 50 to start the formal process of Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel dealt an instant blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan of holding trade talks at the same time as Article 50 secession negotiations. Read Full Story

Theresa May accused of using security as bargaining chip in Brexit talks
London [UK], Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of threatening to use the safety of British and European citizens as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks. Read Full Story

Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infrastructure can unlock Asia-Pacific's prosperity - UN
New York, Mar 30 : Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region's impressive gains in reducing poverty in recent decades, a United Nations-backed report has found. Read Full Story

UN health agency highlights importance of measles vaccine amid Europe outbreak
New York, Mar 30 : Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe - where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination - leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent measures to stop transmission at the borders. Read Full Story

In special address, Chile's President spotlights efficacy of UN Human Rights Council
New York, Mar 30 : Addressing a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chilean President on Wednesday stressed the importance of multilateralism and the work of the 47-member body. Read Full Story

Medicines should help, not harm, says UN health agency launching global patient safety 'challenge'
New York, Mar 30 : Medicines should help, not harm, says UN health agency launching new global patient safety 'challenge' Read Full Story

In Jordan, UN chief calls for 'new Arab world,' united to tackle common challenges
New York, Mar 30 : Addressing the League of Arab States Summit in Jordan on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the importance of unity among the countries in the region to confront the challenges it is facing. Read Full Story

David Beasley of United States appointed as head of UN emergency food agency
New York, Mar 30 : The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of David Beasley of the United States as the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which delivers emergency food assistance around the world and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Read Full Story

Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation - UN agency
New York, Mar 29 : In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Read Full Story

UN chief confirms the remains found in DRC those of the two missing experts
New York, Mar 29 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed the deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo who had been missing since 12 March, and vowed that the Organization would do "everything possible" to ensure that justice is done. Read Full Story

Gurcharan Garry becomes first South-Asian to be named President of the Toronto Real Estate Board
Brampton, Ontario, Mar 29 : Gurcharan "Garry" Bhaura, Broker of Record for Century 21 President Realty, has been acclaimed President-Elect for Toronto Real Estate Board serving over 47,000 Realtors in the Greater Toronto market, thus becoming the first South Asian to don the mantle. Read Full Story

Indians with US visa, green card to get visa upon arrival in UAE
Dubai [UAE], Mar. 29 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet today approved a decision to grant Indian passport holders 'visa on arrival' provided they have a valid US visa or a green card holder. Read Full Story

Indian Army gifts seven horses to Nepal Army
Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar. 29 : Organising a special function, the visiting Chief of Army Staff of India, General Bipin Rawat, handed over a stallion light breed, two brood mares, two gelds and two donkey stallions to his Nepali Counterpart General Rajendra Chhetri today. Read Full Story

Canada: Risk of E. coli prompts CFIA to recall Robin Hood all-purpose flour
Toronto, Mar 29 : A popular brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada had been recalled after one person was reported sick due to possible E. coli contamination, media reports said. Read Full Story

Canada: Toronto celebrates April as the national poetic month
Toronto, Mar 29 : To mark Toronto's proclamation of National Poetry Month in April and for the City's participation in a national Poetry City challenge, Anne Michaels, the City of Toronto's fifth Poet Laureate, read on Mar 28 her new poem "To Write" at the City Council, media reports said. Read Full Story

Nepal President confers honorary General rank on Indian Army Chief
Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar. 29 : Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was conferred with the title of 'Honorary General of the Nepal Army' by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari in a grand ceremony on Wednesday. Read Full Story

UK triggers Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty, kick starts process to leave European Union
London [UK], Mar. 29 : The UK government has kick started the Brexit process for Britain to formally leave the European Union (EU) in two years time by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Read Full Story

Japan makes inroads into the developing markets
Dong Nai [Vietnam]/Tokyo[Japan], Mar.29 : Vietnam is experiencing a rapid economic growth as customers' purchasing abilities have increased that leads to opening up of supermarkets. Read Full Story

Promoting clean air, beaches can boost economic growth: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 29 : A study finds that preserving and promoting natural amenities - clean air, hiking trails, beaches - and quality of life may give a double shot boost to economic growth important for human capital. Read Full Story

Nepal PM confident of agitating parties participation in local polls
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar. 29 : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his confidence over the participation of agitating parties in local polls slated for May 14 this year. Read Full Story

Investigators begin war crimes enquiry against Bangladesh businessman Moosa
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 29 : Investigators in Bangladesh have started preliminary investigation against controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamser after they received information that he had committed crimes during the 1971 war. Read Full Story

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