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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul passes away

British novelist and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Sir VS Naipaul has breathed his last on Sunday. He was 85 and died at his home in London, his family has confirmed. Naipaul was born on Aug 17, 1932, and went…

NASA set to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

NASA is set to blast off the first spacecraft to explore Sun on Sunday. The NASA spacecraft will be on a mission to plunge into the sun’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the centre of the solar system.…

Stargazers witness rare celestial event

It was a treat for stargazers with lakhs of people witnessing the longest ‘blood moon’ eclipse that began on Friday night and ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The celestial event was visible in the whole of the…

Pakistan votes: Imran Khan to become the next PM!

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is leading in 119 seats in the 11th general elections of Pakistan, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is leading in 61 seats, while Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has taken lead in 40 out…

Pakistan votes, 31 dead in bomb attack

In the fiercely contested general election in Pakistan, a bomb attack has left more than 31 people dead and over 30 injured. The explosion took place on the outskirts of Quetta, Balochistan province’s capital. The cause of the blast was…

Mesut Özil quits German team citing ‘racism’

German footballer Mesut Özil on Sunday announced his retirement from the national team, in the wake of the controversy surrounding his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Özil was heavily criticised after he, along with his teammate, Ilkay Gundogan,…

Thai cave rescue operation ends

All 12 boys along with their football coach have been successfully rescued from the cave where they were trapped for two weeks. The Thai navy Seal unit coordinating the rescue operations carried out by British divers said in its Facebook…

At least 76 dead in Japan flood

At least 76 people have been killed in flooding and landslides following heavy rains in Japan. Yoshihide Suga, government spokesman said the whereabouts of 92 people, mostly in the Hiroshima prefecture, are unknown. Suga said more than 100 reports of…

Jail term for Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in a corruption case along with his daughter Maryam by the country’s accountability court on Friday. While Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, Maryam has been handed a 7-year-imprisonment…

39th Assam Convention begins in Washington DC

The 39th convention of the Assam Association of North America (AANA) has begun in Washington DC. The convention has begun with a Borgeet composed by Srimanta Sankardeva and it was inaugurated by Washington, D.C. senator. The AANA, since its birth…

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