United States' Vermont honorary pet Mayor Murfee (a dog), despite raising $20,000 for a community playground, has not been allowed enter the premises. Reportedly, Murfee, along with capitals from past-Mayor Lincoln (a goat) and others have raised about $50,000 for the playground. However, the honorary mayor could not enter as dogs were not allowed. Reacting to this, Murfee's owner funnily said, “Murfee is going to take that up with the town… read-more
After surfacing of mysterious monoliths, a bizarre statue of a caveman placed in a block of ice appeared in a Minneapolis park in the US, baffling the visitors. The caveman was placed inside the Theodore Wirth Park by artist Zach Schumack, whose intention was to distract people off their phones and encourage them to experience the outdoors. Schumack was inspired by an artist named Thomas Dambo, who has put up trolls made from pallet wood.
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US President-Elect Joe Biden has nominated 20 Indian-Americans, of which 13 are women, for positions in his administration ahead of his inauguration on January 20. Moreover, 17 of them will work from the White House complex itself. Besides Kamala Harris who will lead as Vice-President, the list includes Vanita Gupta, Uzra Zeya and Aisha shah among others for different portfolios. Notably, three Indian-Americans have been nominated to the… read-more
In the first-ever known case in primates, two gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive, and another showed symptoms for COVID-19. Besides, five others were suspected of infection. Suspicion surfaced when several gorillas were seen coughing after coming in contact with a COVID positive member of the park's wildlife care team. The zoo officials said, "We are hopeful for a full recovery".
Citing violation of policies and glorification of violence, Twitter permanently deleted the personal account of US President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) on January 8. It also suspended his presidential campaign account (@TeamTrump) and deleted recent tweets from the official handle of the US President (@POTUS). Reacting to the deletion, Trump's campaign account has accused Twitter of not following "Free Speech". Reportedly, this is the… read-more
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After Ahmedabad, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on January 6 that the US Government has decided to set up the country's second American Hub in Visakhapatnam. Assuring to provide all the facilities to build the centre, the CM said Andhra Pradesh is the 'most favourable' state for investments. CM Jagan stated, "The Consul General should take the initiative to further enhance cooperation between the US and Andhra Pradesh."
US President Donald Trump ordered to ban on various Chinese apps like Alipay, WeChat, QQ Wallet, alleging that they pass user’s information to the Chinese Government. Calling them a threat to US national security, the order suspicioned them to be likely used for tracking and making dossiers on US federal employees. Earlier, the US government cracked down with heavy hands ordering ByteDance to remove the famous Chinese short-video app TikTok… read-more
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Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and six other US lawmakers have urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliberate on the ongoing farmers' protest with India. "Many Indian Americans are directly affected as they have family members, ancestral land in Punjab," they said in their letter to Pompeo, dated December 25. However, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated that many of the comments from foreign … read-more
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In what could be called as a heart-warming act, the Burger King UK has started promoting small restaurants for free that have been shut down due to the pandemic. In a social media post, the company said, "There is more to life than whopper", and has urged people to show support to other restaurants as well. Earlier, Burger King… read-more
After the US gave emergency approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 11, an ICU nurse from New York 'Sandra Lindsay' became the first one to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. After being inoculated at Long Island Medical Center in Queens, Lindsay said “I feel hopeful today, relieved. I feel like healing is coming". Later, American President Trump tweeted, “First Vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD… read-more
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