In his televised address to the US, President Donald Trump, while demanding $5.7 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico, cited the murder of an Indian-origin police officer, Corporal Ronil ‘Ron’ Singh who was killed a day after Christmas. Trump said, “America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.” (Hindustan Times)read more
USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC Board late last year and is implemented with immediate e... read more
Kite flyers from across the country and abroad are participating in the 30th iteration of the international kite festival that kicked off in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Sunday. Uttarayan, the kite festival is held annually on the city’s Sabarmati riverfront.
President Trump yet again called for construction of wall on US-Mexico border. House Democrats slammed the proposal calling Trump’s electoral promise as ‘waste of money’. Trump outlined alleged criminal activity across US-Mexico border due to lack of wall in Instagram. Dissonance between lawmakers and Trump led to a partial government shutdown and January 05 marked the 15th day of the shutdown. Several government agencies in the US are shut due to the impasse. The US House on January 03 passed legislative packages to reopen the government. (Hindustan Times)read more
Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment detected nearly 11 months ago and has not been to his office since August last year, was taken in his official vehicle to the state secretariat at around 10:30am. read more
Donald Trump effectively began 2018 with a one-page To-Do List. The most important bullets were domestic: eviscerate welfare programmes such as Obamacare, build legal and physical walls against immigrants, and spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. Foreign... read more
America’s oldest man, Richard Overton died at the age of 112 on December 27. The oldest World War II veteran of America breathed his last at a rehabilitation home in Texas. He had been hospitalised earlier this month with pneumonia. His status as the oldest living American veteran of WW II drew attention over the past few years. The street where he lived was renamed “Richard Overton Avenue” on his 111th birthday. He served in the US Army and was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack in 1941. (Hindustan Times)read more