Visas issued to 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in Hindu temple celebrations in Sukkur: Pak

Visas issued to 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in Hindu temple celebrations in Sukkur: Pak

ISLA MABAD : More than 220 Indian pilgrims are expected to visit Sukkur to attend religious celebrations, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi announced on Wednesday. According to a statement by the high commission, visas were issued to the Indian pilgrims who wished to attend the 310th birthday celebrations at Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant […]

Former US president George H W Bush dies

Former US president George H W Bush dies

HOUSTON: George H W Bush, the 41st president of the US who led America during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the turning back of an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, died on Friday. He was 94. His death, which was announced by his office, came less than eight months after that of his wife […]

Global warming increasing death, disease risk

LONDON: Climate change is putting an increasing proportion of the global population at risk of heat-related death and diseases, and causing significant loss of work hours in vulnerable areas like India, sub-Saharan Africa, and South America, according to a study published in The Lancet journal. The rising vulnerability to the heat-related risks of climate change […]

Extreme weather turning Arctic brown, may impact climate change: Study

Extreme weather turning Arctic brown, may impact climate change: Study

LONDON: The increasing number of extreme events is causing dieback of Arctic plants or ‘browning’ across Arctic regions, a study has found. Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK studying the Arctic — which is warming twice as fast as the global average — found that plant dieback following these events could significantly […]

MRI scans may predict dementia risk before symptoms appear

LOS ANGELS: MRI brain scans can help predict whether a person will develop dementia in the next three years, before the symptoms of the disorder appear, scientists have found. In a study, researchers from Washington University and University of California San Francisco in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans to predict dementia […]

China is building third aircraft carrier: reports

China is building third aircraft carrier: reports

Beijing: China on Monday officially confirmed that it is building its third aircraft carrier which is stated to be “bigger and mightier” than the other two warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its shores. A late entrant into aircraft carrier-led naval battleship formations, China launched its […]

Pak welcomes India’s move to send 2 ministers for Kartarpur corridor’s groundbreaking ceremony

Pak welcomes India’s move to send 2 ministers for Kartarpur corridor’s groundbreaking ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday welcomed India’s decision to send its two top ministers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor next week, terming it a “positive response”. Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. It was established […]

Air pollution may up risk of intellectual disability in kids

Air pollution may up risk of intellectual disability in kids

LONDON: Exposure to outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of intellectual disability in children, a study conducted in the UK has found. The study, published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, found that British children with intellectual disabilities were more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution. […]

India, Iran, Russia talk on international transport corridor

India, Iran, Russia talk on international transport corridor

NEW DELHI: India, Russia and Iran are holding negotiations on the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a 7,200 km multimode (water, land and air) route from Mumbai to St Petersburg through the Central Asian markets that could help New Delhi counter China’s influence in the region through its Belt and Road Initiative. The other nations […]

Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

NEW DELHI: Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died in the US after a brief illness, his son said Friday. He was 83. He breathed his last on Thursday in a hospital in St Louis, his home for over two decades, after […]