Hindu priests in South Africa conducting funeral of COVID-19 victims in Durban's Clare Estate Crematorium, are accused of overcharging from families for last rites. The crematorium manager, Pradeep Ramlall informed that the priests are charging 1,200-1,000 Rand for each funeral. Slamming the priests over their inhumane stance, he also revealed of being an eye-witness in the alleged corruption. Moreover, he advised people to consult priests… read-more
Courtesy: The Tribune
Former Google employee and an IITian, Vivek Raghunathan and Sridhar Ramaswamy are planning to roll out new ad-free search engine ’Neeva'. Ramaswamy, the CEO of Neeva said that the ad-burden has diluted the concept of consumer needs, and is planning to launch 'Neeva' in the coming months. However, the private search engine will gradually be launched in Western Europe, Australia and India. Reportedly the California-based platform has already… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Emphasising that India safeguards all religions, the Indian envoy at the UN, TS Tirumurti, slammed Islamabad government over the vandalization of Hindu Temples in Pakistan. During the UN meeting on January 21, Tirumurti also criticized Pakistan for selective implementation of laws… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
The bodies of four Tamil Nadu fishermen that went missing on January 18 were discovered at a Sri Lankan beach on January 21. While the Indian High Commission in Colombo was informed about the bodies, cause of death is still unclear. However, another group of fisherman has alleged that the fishermen were attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami has demanded the Centre to instigate a probe in the matter.
Courtesy: Times Of India
In an environmental awareness move, Nepal has planned to turn the trash left by Mt Everest trekkers into artwork. Project coordinator Tommy Gustafsson, founder of Sagarmatha Next Centre, said the move will involve foreign and local artists into this initiative. Reportedly, the artworks will also be sold as souvenirs to tourists and the proceeds will be utilised for conservation. Moreover, under “carry me back” initiative, the visitors'… read-more
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen on January 20 attended the virtually held Fifth Defence Minister’s Dialogue. The meeting witnessed navies of both the countries endorsing an "implementing agreement on submarine rescue support and cooperation". Moreover, lauding the efforts towards enhancing bilateral defence cooperation, the ministers extended full support for conducting live firings and… read-more
After a series of dramatic events, Joe Biden was finally sworn in as the 46th POTUS on January 20. Amid tight security at the US Capitol and taking oath from the Chief Justice John Roberts, President Biden said “Democracy has prevailed.” Kamala Harris took the oath of the US Vice-President, becoming the first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice-President. However, the oath-taking ceremony missed lakhs of spectators owing to the… read-more
Quashing the speculation theory of his persecution, Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma on January 20 appeared on a public platform for the first since October 2020. He was seen in an online annual event hosted by him to felicitate the achievements of the rural teachers. Earlier, the co-founder of Alibaba and Ant had gone missing after he had a spat with the Chinese government that led to an open investigation into the empire of the tech… read-more
To get freedom from Pakistan, people from Sindh province's Sann conducted a rally on January 17 where placards of leaders around the world were raised. Reportedly, the protestors held images of PM Narendra Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson, and US President-elect Joe Biden among others. Besides, the protestors alleged that Sindh had been illegally occupied by the British and was handed over to Pakistan in 1947.
Courtesy: Outlook India
Samsung's vice-chairman and de facto chief Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced two-and-half-year jail after being convicted of a corruption scandal. The sentencing was a retrial-conclusion of corruption scandal regarding Lee and former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Lee "actively provided bribes" in millions of dollars to Park in return of government favours, pronounced Seoul's Central District High Court. Meanwhile, experts believe Lee's… read-more
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