New York

Annual Making the Grade Report reveals 84 % M/WBEs don’t have access to city spending

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the eighth annual “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on M/WBEs” report, finding that 84 percent of Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) still do not have access to City […]

Mayor de Blasio to announce COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all city workers

Mayor de Blasio is set to announce a coronavirus vaccine requirement for all municipal employees Wednesday, according to The New York Post report. The city workers — including firefighters and cops — will have to get […]

The City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance unveiled a 70’ x 45’ mural influenced by the City’s rich history and architecture by artist Beau Stanton.

International

People pray together at Mecca mosque as Covid norms eased

New York: The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. Workers removed floor markings […]

17 US missionaries and families kidnapped in Haiti

Washington: As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, were kidnapped on October 17 by gang members in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, the New York Times reported, citing security officials there. Haiti’s […]

China denies report of hypersonic missile test

Beijing: China tested a space vehicle in July, not a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Quoting five people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times reported that […]

Post-pandemic festival season brings out the spirit of India

By Arvind Singh in Jaipur Due to Covid-19 guidelines, the start of the festive season leading up to Diwali remained a low-key affair in India but it could not subdue the festive spirit and vibrancy […]

NITI Aayog launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

New Delhi: NITI Aayog of India has launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India on October 18. NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) […]

IIA scientist closes in to accurately predict Coronal Mass Ejection from Sun

New Delhi: Changing the structure of the magnetic field on the Sun’s surface determined whether a flare or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was emitted. This understanding will be useful in improving predictions of solar weather, […]

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Entertainment

Actors DiCaprio, Abhay Deol firms tie-up for boxer’s biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions has teamed up with ‘Zindagi Na Milega Dobara’ star Abhay Deol’s Canada-based content creation company, Blisspoint Entertainment, and Singapore’s Golden Ratio Films to make ‘Pep’, a biopic of the legendary […]

Divya Dutta bags Best Actor award at Dallas film fest

Divya Dutta is one of those gifted actors in the film industry, who perfectly understands the pitch of her characters and fittingly executes them as per the tone of the film. She holds her characters […]

Bollywood opens its door to mythologies once again

Bollywood’s love for mythologies dates back to several decades. The next few years will witness a plethora of mythology features such as ‘Ram Setu’, ‘Adipurush’, ‘Ramayana’, ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Chanakya’, ‘Mahaveer Karna’, ‘Sita: The Incarnation’ and ‘Draupadi’, […]

Sports

Shakib, Mustafizur, Naim help Bangladesh win

Al Amerat (Oman): Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance, Mohammad Naim’s fighting 50, and Mustafizur Rahman’s superb bowling effort led Bangladesh to a comprehensive 26-run victory over Oman in the 6th match of ICC Men’s T20 […]

T20 WC: Hardik should be ready to bowl against Pak, says Rohit

Dubai: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma has said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya is coming along pretty well and he should be ready to bowl when the team starts its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on […]

After winning IPL 2021, Dhoni praises KKR for superb comeback

Dubai: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni praised the Kolkata Knight Riders, the vanquished finalists of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 edition, for their grand comeback in the UAE leg as they reached the […]

Business

Sitharaman holds marathon meet with US businesses

New York: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s meetings with US businesses and institutions continued at a feverish pitch, including talks with two key investors asking them to broaden their world view and look at India for […]

US lawmakers protest more intensely than Indians over Amazon: CAIT

New Delhi: Describing a well-planned conspiracy on the country’s business sovereignty by foreign-funded companies like Amazon and Flipkart since 2016 to poison the e-commerce business, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) told Union Commerce […]

US welcomed India’s economic reforms: Nirmala Sitharaman

Washington: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Biden administration as well as leaders from the corporate sector in the United States have welcomed as a very positive step the reforms undertaken by the […]

Lifestyle

Reliance Brands acquires 40 % stake in Manish Malhotra’s couture house

On Friday, October 15, Reliance Brands and Manish Malhotra announced a strategic partnership as part of the deal where the former agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in the designer’s 16-year-old couture house, MM […]

Busan Film Fest offers movie-watching experience on beach paddleboards

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has started a program to screen films at various outdoor places, including paddleboards at the beach, in the host city of Busan, South Korea, in an effort to reach […]

Indian moms more open to idea of children finding love on dating apps: Survey

Contrary to popular perception, as per a recent survey many Indian parents have warmed up to the idea of their children being autonomous when it comes to finding love.  A survey among 5,000 young men […]