US announces $5 million for info on 26/11 perpetrators

The US on Monday announced a USD 5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the 2008 Mumbai attack Continue Reading

White House suspends press credentials of CNN reporter

In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behaviour as “disgusting and outrageous,” hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump during a press conference. Continue Reading

US sanctions on Iran come into force

The Trump administration has said it is confident that “the toughest ever” sanctions against Iran, which came into effect on Monday, will have the intended effect to alter the Iranian regime’s behaviour, even as it dodged a question on whether the US has firm commitments from India and China to stop all oil purchases from Tehran within six months. Continue Reading

US urges Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament

The US has called on Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament to allow the democratically elected representatives there in deciding who will lead their government following a political turmoil sparked by the sudden sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Continue Reading

Scientists identify potential universal flu vaccine

Scientists have identified a potential universal influenza vaccine that could protect people against most strains of the virus. Continue Reading

Trump’s ex-lawyer investigated for bank fraud, campaign finance violation

Federal investigators are investigating whether President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud exceeding USD 20 million via loans obtained by the taxi medallion business he owns with his family, ‘The New York Times’ has reported. Continue Reading

Number of Indians overstaying US visas on the rise

Washington: Over 21,000 Indians who were supposed to leave the US at the end of their permissible limits last year overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said today. Continue Reading

Quick meditation benefits brain: Study

Washington: Just a short session of meditation can significantly boost one’s ability to quickly and accurately complete cognitive tasks, even if they have never meditated before, a study has found. Continue Reading