Texas District Court has rejected a $100 million lawsuit against PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Lt. Gen. Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon as the claimants failed to appear for hearings. The lawsuit, which was filed ahead of the 2019 'Howdy, Modi!' event had challenged the Indian government's decision of repealing Article 370. Moreover, the court opined the complainant - Kashmir Khalistan Referendum Front - "have done nothing to prosecute this case… read-more
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Nobel Laureate American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has sold the publishing rights of his over 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group. The songs included compositions like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone”. The deal will allow Universal to lease Dylan's compositions to advertisers, movie, television or video-game producers among others. Although the amount of the deal was undisclosed, the industry experts… read-more
Chuck Yeager, one of the world's most famous test pilot, has died at 97, informed his spouse Victoria Yeager on December 7. Yeager was the first pilot to break the sound barrier in 1947, when he flew the Aircraft X-1 at over 700 mph. The World War II veteran, remembered for shooting down five German planes in one day, was also decorated with 'Presidential Medal of Freedom' by Ronald Reagan in 1985.
China has become the world's second nation to hoist its flag on the lunar surface. It achieved the feat on December 4 during its on-going Chang’e 5’s space expedition to retrieve rock samples from the Moon. The Chinese unmanned mission has collected four pound of rock samples and has made a lift-off for return. The US’ Apollo 11 mission in 1969 was the first to plant any national flag on Moon.
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Extending the trade restrictions, the US government has prohibited cotton imports from a Chinese firm accusing it of employing slave labour. Calling 'Made in China' label a warning, US Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli has stated that US businesses should not make profits from slave labour and human right abuses. Reportedly, the action targeting cotton trade is being considered a pressurizing tactic on China for its mass-detention of… read-more
US-based start-up Eat Just has secured an approval from the Singapore government to sell lab-grown meat, which is created from cells of animal muscles. Reportedly, the meat will be sold as nuggets and though it was expected to cost around $50 each, the company's CEO said that it would be priced the same as premium chicken. The company aims to launch its products by the end of 2021.
Australia will soon collaborate with the US to jointly develop hypersonic cruise missiles, informed the Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds on December 1. The decision came as Australia eyes to strengthen its military focus from the Pacific to the Indo-Pacific region. Not revealing the project cost and completion, Australia has claimed to have allotted A$9.3 billion for high-speed, long-range missile systems including hypersonic to… read-more
Ahmedabad-based Hitesh Madhubhai Patel was sentenced 20-years imprisonment by a Texas court after being found guilty of defrauding U.S citizens. The 44-year-old, who ran call centers, duped and threatened Americans during 2013-16. Reportedly, Patel's employee posed as IRS officers or US Citizenship and Immigration officers and threatened the victims of imprisonment, fines or deportation to extract money. Charging Patel for wire fraud and… read-more
Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia received an approval for one-month training camp at the Michigan's Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, U.S. Acccording to a press release, the decision came after a meeting conducted by the Mission Olympic Cellon on November 26. Reportedly, the camp is expected to cost around Rs.14 lakhs and is scheduled from December 4. The wrestler will travel to US with his coach Emzarios Bentinidis and physiologist Dhananjay.
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The Taiwan parliament on November 27 witnessed an instability after the lawmakers got involved into physical fights over a policy, which lifts off the ban on importing US pork and beef. Reportedly, the chaos started only after a Nationalist party (KMT) leaders dumped pig meat in the parliament. The ban possibly to be lifted in the month of January, 2021 and is being strongly opposed by the KMT and Taiwanese.
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