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Anti-pandemic robot named Jasiri, disinfects the passenger arrivals area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi(REUTERS)

Robots deployed to boost Kenya's COVID-19 fight

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST
The three glossy white robots, made in China and donated by Japan and the United Nations Development Programme, have been put to work at Nairobi's main international airport.
“The latest attack is a grim addition to the human cost which we bear collectively,” Daniel Bekele, commission head, said in a statement.(Representative image)
“The latest attack is a grim addition to the human cost which we bear collectively,” Daniel Bekele, commission head, said in a statement.(Representative image)

Gunmen in western Ethiopia kill at least 34 people in bus attack, says rights body

Nairobi | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a “gruesome” attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.
MS Dhoni during an ODI against Pakistan(Twitter)
MS Dhoni during an ODI against Pakistan(Twitter)

When MS Dhoni’s six cancelled a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:41 AM IST
MS Dhoni had unknowingly cost a Pakistan cricketer’s ‘date’ with an Indian girl during tri-series involving India A, Pakistan A and Kenya in Nairobi.
The two baby elephants playing with the twig.(Facebook/Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)
The two baby elephants playing with the twig.(Facebook/Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)

Baby elephants fighting over delicious ‘twig’ is the perfect dose of cuteness to start your day. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Just like a human baby, Roho appears to show off his tasty ‘twigalicious’ snack to Mukokka who gets intrigued about it.
Alba Flores played Nairobi on Money Heist.
Alba Flores played Nairobi on Money Heist.

Watch Money Heist’s Nairobi play Andhra woman, speak Telugu in unearthed old movie clip

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Money Heist actor Alba Flores, who played Nairobi in the hit series, also appeared as an Andhra woman in a film. Watch a clip of her speaking Telugu.
Working from home means that weekends probably involve some work too, so you may not be able to switch off completely.
Working from home means that weekends probably involve some work too, so you may not be able to switch off completely.

Coronavirus survival tips: Do what you can to restore the weekend

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 08:43 AM IST
The absence of a weekend, and any weekend-like activity, can add to the monotony and stress of lockdown, so here are some ways in which you can restore a sense of downtime and chance of pace to Saturdays and Sundays.
Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich holds a photograph of her son as she celebrates(AP)
Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich holds a photograph of her son as she celebrates(AP)

Kenya celebrates as Kipchoge makes them proud

Eldoret | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:42 AM IST
In Eldoret, the city 40 kilometres from Kapsisiywa where the 34-year-old runner, his wife and three children live, and in Nairobi, crowds gathered in the early morning to watch the run on giant screens.
Kenyan people gather at the site of a collapsed school classroom, in Nairobi, Kenya.(Reuters Photo)
Kenyan people gather at the site of a collapsed school classroom, in Nairobi, Kenya.(Reuters Photo)

Kenya classroom collapse kills 7 children, at least 57 injured

Nairobi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 03:32 PM IST
The cause was not immediately known, but authorities have previously warned 30-40,000 buildings erected without approval in Nairobi are at risk of collapse.
It was inside in a plain wooden drawer where it lay for nearly 40 years.(AFP File Photo)
It was inside in a plain wooden drawer where it lay for nearly 40 years.(AFP File Photo)

23-million-year-old jawbone with colossal fangs found in museum’s back office

Nairobi | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:56 PM IST
The bones of the newly-discovered special is about 23-million-year-old.
The sarus crane is the tallest flying bird in the world, and was declared the official state bird of Uttar Pradesh in 2014.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)
The sarus crane is the tallest flying bird in the world, and was declared the official state bird of Uttar Pradesh in 2014.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)

First govt Wild Bird Rescue Centre to come up at Delhi’s Rajokri, awaits go-ahead

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Among cities, Delhi is considered to have the second highest bird population in the world — after Nairobi in Kenya, with more than 450 species.
Air India to start Mumbai-Nairobi flight from September 27 which will fly four times a week.(AFP/Representative Image)
Air India to start Mumbai-Nairobi flight from September 27 which will fly four times a week.(AFP/Representative Image)

Air India to start Mumbai-Nairobi flight from September 27

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri directed Air India to start direct flight service to Nairobi in Kenya on September 27, World Tourism Day.
The closure of airspace by Pakistan in the wake of the February 26 Balakot airstrikes by Indian Air Force has cost Air India dear.(HT Photo)
The closure of airspace by Pakistan in the wake of the February 26 Balakot airstrikes by Indian Air Force has cost Air India dear.(HT Photo)

Air India sees operational profit of Rs 1000 cr per year with new international flights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 04:38 PM IST
In 2017-18, the airline had earned a revenue of Rs 23,000 crore but a year later, it incurred a loss of about Rs 4,000 crore, adding to the Rs 50,000 crore debt it already had.
With the world being more than 50% urban at this time and predictions that it will be more than 70% urban by 2050, these challenges, including climate change, pollution, poverty and inequality, need urgent solutions.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
With the world being more than 50% urban at this time and predictions that it will be more than 70% urban by 2050, these challenges, including climate change, pollution, poverty and inequality, need urgent solutions.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Cities will determine result of climate change initiatives

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The New Urban Agenda that was prepared in 2016 is a key guiding document of the shared vision that countries have for sustainable urbanisation.
The court also questioned the custom officials as to why they had disposed off the gold even when the metal was neither perishable nor hazardous.(HTPhotos)
The court also questioned the custom officials as to why they had disposed off the gold even when the metal was neither perishable nor hazardous.(HTPhotos)

Customs fined 94 lakh for selling gold seized from Kenya national

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:29 AM IST
The court’s decision comes while hearing the plea of the woman who had challenged an order passed by the commissioner of customs (airport and general) confiscating the seized gold and imposing 18 lakh penalty on her
Three-and-a-half-year-old Kenyan girl, Ikhlas Suleman, had been suffering from recurring episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting for the past year.
Three-and-a-half-year-old Kenyan girl, Ikhlas Suleman, had been suffering from recurring episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting for the past year.

Gurugram docs help girl with epilepsy to eat after a year

Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 03:22 AM IST
Ikhlas Suleman’s pain was distributed mainly in the upper central region of the abdomen, and would last for more than 20 minutes each time he suffered an episode.
Ethiopia’s transport minister has said clear similarities exist between the two crashes based on an analysis of black box data, without giving further details.(Reuters/ representative Image)
Ethiopia’s transport minister has said clear similarities exist between the two crashes based on an analysis of black box data, without giving further details.(Reuters/ representative Image)

Ethiopian Airlines ‘believes in’ Boeing despite crash, says CEO

Addis Ababa | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 03:08 PM IST
It was the second disaster for the 737 MAX 8 since the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air Jet that killed all 189 passengers and crew. Aviation regulators responded by grounding the model around the world.
Boeing 737 MAX airplanes pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda will call off a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the company said Friday.(AFP File Photo)
Boeing 737 MAX airplanes pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda will call off a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the company said Friday.(AFP File Photo)

Indonesia’s Garuda cancels 49-plane Boeing 737 order after crashes

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 12:49 PM IST
Garuda had already received one of the 737 MAX 8 planes, he said, part of a 50-plane order worth USD 4.9 billion at list prices when it was announced in 2014.
Shikha Garg,32, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant with the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF), dialled her father, Satish Garg, from Addis Ababa.(Shikha Garg/Twitter Photo)
Shikha Garg,32, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant with the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF), dialled her father, Satish Garg, from Addis Ababa.(Shikha Garg/Twitter Photo)

‘Will call you when I land,’ newly-wed Indian woman had texted husband before Ethiopia crash

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Shikha Garg, who was travelling to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, had got married less than three months ago to Soumya Bhattacharya after dating for three years.
Wreckage is seen at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(REUTERS)
Wreckage is seen at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(REUTERS)

Ethiopian plane smoked and shuddered before deadly plunge

Gara-Bokka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 08:46 AM IST
Flight 302 took off from the Ethiopian capital on Sunday morning bound for Nairobi with passengers from more than 30 countries. All on board the Boeing 737 MAX 8 died.
Flowers are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Flowers are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Andhra physician en route to see sister, her newborn triplets among Ethiopian plane crash victims

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 05:00 PM IST
A US-based young physician from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.
Authorities in China grounded the country’s entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes.(REUTERS)
Authorities in China grounded the country’s entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes.(REUTERS)

Crashed Ethiopian plane had at least 19 UN officials on board

Bloomberg | By Hailey Waller
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 12:15 PM IST
The Boeing 737 Max jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, marking the second deadly accident in five months for the new version of the company’s best-selling aircraft.
Antonis Mavropoulos was supposed to board the plane but he reached the departure gate just two minutes after it was closed.(Twitter/ Antonis Mavropoulos)
Antonis Mavropoulos was supposed to board the plane but he reached the departure gate just two minutes after it was closed.(Twitter/ Antonis Mavropoulos)

‘My lucky day’: Greek man saved from Ethiopia crash by being 2 minutes late

Athens | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Antonis Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organization, was travelling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, according to Athens News Agency.
File photo
File photo

Ethiopian Airlines flight with 149 passengers, eight crew members crashes

Nairobi | By Associate Press
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 02:58 PM IST
An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.
File image of Jemima Sumgong.(Reuters)
File image of Jemima Sumgong.(Reuters)

Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong banned 8 years for doping lie

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Sumgong, whose triumph at the 2016 Rio Games made her the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon crown, was found to have provided “fraudulent medical information”.
An accident in western Kenya killed 51 people when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off.(Reutes File / Representative Image)
An accident in western Kenya killed 51 people when the bus they were travelling in overturned and its entire roof was ripped off.(Reutes File / Representative Image)

Bus crash in western Kenya kills 51 passengers

Nairobi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 02:56 PM IST
According to police, the bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega and carrying 52 passengers. More details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.
It was not immediately clear what killed the babies or what happened to their mothers.(Shutterstock/Represnetative image)
It was not immediately clear what killed the babies or what happened to their mothers.(Shutterstock/Represnetative image)

12 dead babies found in boxes and plastic bags at a hospital in Kenya

Nairobi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 04:20 PM IST
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko ordered a hospital employee to open several boxes and plastic bags kept in a room. They counted 12 bodies, a report said.
Kenyan "junk artist" Evans Ngure stands in his workshop as he creates objects made with collected materials in Nairobi.(AFP)
Kenyan "junk artist" Evans Ngure stands in his workshop as he creates objects made with collected materials in Nairobi.(AFP)

Kenyan artist uses broken scissors and wooden spoons to make art

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Kenyan artist Evans Ngure makes art from found objects such as wooden spoons, broken scissors and an old machete. Ngure’s choice of artistic expression echoes a necessary developing world culture of re-use.
Tampere: Hima Das, of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 meter race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere.(AP)
Tampere: Hima Das, of India, celebrates her victory in women's 400 meter race at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere.(AP)

Kenya to host 2020 IAAF World U-20 championships

Agence France-Presse, Nairobi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 11:44 PM IST
IAAF World U-20 championships will come three years after Nairobi staged the U-18 world championships, an event which went off smoothly despite leading nations pulling out citing insecurity in the country
Lupita Nyong'o attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood.(AFP)
Lupita Nyong'o attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood.(AFP)

Lupita Nyong’o once fought against her school so her friends could wear make-up

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:20 PM IST
Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o believed make-up would not interfere in a person’s ability to learn at school.
A picture taken on May 7, 2018 shows people walking in floodwaters after the Tana River overflowed in Garsen, in coastal region of Kenya. Flooding across Kenya triggered by weeks of torrential rain has left 112 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, the Red Cross said on May 4.(AFP)
A picture taken on May 7, 2018 shows people walking in floodwaters after the Tana River overflowed in Garsen, in coastal region of Kenya. Flooding across Kenya triggered by weeks of torrential rain has left 112 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, the Red Cross said on May 4.(AFP)

At least 41 killed, 2,000 affected as Kenyan dam bursts after heavy rains

Nairobi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 06:36 PM IST
Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night, sweeping away hundreds of homes, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua Farm, which borders the reservoir.
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