Author - Tejram Sharma

‘Majority of epidemics or pandemics in recent years have been zoonotic’


Exploiting exotic animals is risking public health at large By John Di Leonardo Following the introduction of IR 1777, new legislation to restrict traveling exotic animal acts in Suffolk County last week, I was attacked by the owner of Sloth Encounters Long Island – an illegal business that exploits tropical, tree-dwelling animals. Though his...

Gratitude to the giver


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj  There is a story of God sending two angels to earth to listen to the prayers of humanity. One angel was asked to collect the prayers asking God for something. The other angel was asked to collect the prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude. The two angels were given large baskets to collect...

Man who threw egg at King Charles arrested: UK Police


New York: The UK police said they had arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of common assault, after an egg was allegedly thrown towards King Charles III recently. The arrest in Luton, north of London, came less than a month after the monarch narrowly avoided being hit by eggs lobbed in his direction during a...

Two North Korean teens executed for watching K-drama: Report


New York: North Korea executed two high school students for watching South Korean and American movies, a report said. Viewing or distributing Korean dramas, popularly known as K-dramas, is strictly forbidden in North Korea. The two boys, 16 and 17, met in October at a school in North Korea's Ryanggang Province and watched several South Korean...

Khashoggi Killing: US court dismisses case against Saudi prince


Washington: A US judge dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his alleged role in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Washington federal judge John Bates accepted a US government's stance that Prince Mohammed, who was designated prime minister of Saudi Arabia in September, enjoys immunity in US courts...

Former scientist at Wuhan lab says COVID was man-made virus


New York: A US-based scientist, who worked at a research lab based in China’s Wuhan revealed Monday that Covid-19 was a “man-made virus” that had leaked from the facility, according to a report in The New York Post. Andrew Huff, who had worked for a New York-based non-profit, EcoHealth Alliance, that engaged with the study of...

Stone pelting at Indian workers from Nepal side


Kathmandu: An incident of stone pelting was reported by the Nepal side in Uttarakhand Dharchula district reportedly over the objection to the construction of an embankment in the Kali river by India. Initial report suggests that stones were hurled at Indian workers for about 4 hours which hurt the workers engaged in the construction work. The...

‘No point in economic reforms when we don’t have an economy’


Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that there was no point in economic reforms in Sri Lanka because the cash-starved island nation didn't have an economy, as he made a strong pitch for a new economic model. Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948, triggered by a severe paucity...

Ready for war with India if attacked: Pak Army chief


Islamabad: Pakistan's new army chief General Syed Asim Munir visited the Rakhchikri Sector in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently and said his military was ready to defend "every inch of our motherland" if attacked by India, according to news agency PTI. "We have noticed highly irresponsible statements from Indian leadership on Gilgit Baltistan and Jammu and Kashmir...