COUNTRY WISE

South Africa’s to downgrade embassy in Israel

South Africa’s to downgrade embassy in Israel

South Africa’s ruling party resolved on Wednesday to call on the government to immediately downgrade the country’s embassy in Israel. During the last days of the African National Congress’ biannual National Conference this week in Johannesburg, the party unanimously passed a resolution to turn the embassy in Ramat Gan into a “liaison office.” However, it is unclear […]

21 tiger deaths reported in 2017: It’s Maharashtra’s highest toll in a decade

21 tiger deaths reported in 2017: It’s Maharashtra’s highest toll in a decade

Maharashtra recorded 21 tiger deaths this year, highest in a decade. The state also ranked second highest in tiger deaths in India in 2017 after Madhya Pradesh, which recorded 25 deaths, revealed a year-end report by New Delhi based non-profit Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). India recorded 109 tiger deaths in 2017 according to […]

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing […]

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

US will provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, State Dept. official says

The US is going to provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, a senior State Department official told CNN. The State Department officially announced Friday evening that the US was going to provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial […]

Hindu activists ‘disrupt’ X-Mas celebrations in Rajasthan, allege religious conversions

Hindu activists ‘disrupt’ X-Mas celebrations in Rajasthan, allege religious conversions

Hindu activists on Tuesday allegedly disrupted a Christmas celebration in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh town under the pretext that the organisers were carrying out religious conversions. A video clipping of the incident showed a number of Hindu activists raising a ruckus at the event, organised by the Pratapgarh branch of the ‘Masih Shakti Samiti’ for tribals, and […]