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Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral

Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush to avoid disruptions and out of respect for her family as well as friends, the White House has said. First Lady Melania Trump will attend the memorial service for Barbara Bush this Saturday on behalf of the First Family. To avoid disruptions due to added sec...

1 day ago
Ex-911 operator jailed in US for hanging up

New York, April 19 (IANS) A former 911 operator in Houston, who hung up on people calling for emergency services, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation, authorities said. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls, Xinhua news agency reported. Williams, who worked at the Houston Emergency Centre for a year and a ...

3 days ago
Two injured in night club shooting in US

Houston, April 17 (IANS) A shooting at a nightclub in Little Rock in the US state of Arkansas has injured two persons, police said. The injured were admitted to the hospital following the incident on Monday. One of them sustained life-threatening injuries, Xinhua reported citing the police. According to police, officers were called to Club 428 shortly after 12.00 a.m. on Monday m...

4 days ago
Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek further treatment

Washington, April 16 (IANS) Barbara Bush, the 92-year-old former first lady of the US, is in failing health and will not seek further medical care beyond comfort care at home, a family spokesman said. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush has been suffering from a chronic pulmonary obstruction that has affected her cardiac capacity. After several recent hospitalizations, ...

12 days ago
Fatalistic attitude towards brain tumour must go: Doctors

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Doctors from across the world assembled for an international conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said there is a widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour even among doctors, which is not right. Even in a Bollywood movie, if someone has to die, the character is told to be suffering from brain tumour and there is an imm...

17 days ago
SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to ISS

Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX has launched a Dragon spacecraft, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft, packed with 2,630 kg of research, crew supplies and hardware, was lifted off on Monday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Xinhua news agency reported....

22 days ago
Saudi Crown Prince to meet Oprah Winfrey in US: Report

Washington, March 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud is likely to meet US media mogul Oprah Winfrey as part of his ongoing tour in the US, leaked documents have shown. A leaked copy of his itinerary, which was obtained by the Independent daily, shed light on the full extent of his American charm offensive. The 36-page document seen by the ...

23 days ago
Wipro unveils technology centre at Texas

Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday unveiled a technology centre at Plano in US' Texas state to hire more in the US. We plan to ramp up our headcount in Texas to 2,000 in the next few years from 1,400 presently, said the city-based IT major in a statement here. The centre is focused on developing capabilities in emerging technologies for Wipro's clie...

25 days ago
BITS Pilani-Hyderabad team to compete in RBPC

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on Monday announced that the TiE Grad finalist WCB of BITS Pilani-Hyderabad has won the spot to compete in Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in the United States. RBPC is one of the largest global university challenge competition which will be held in Houston, Texas. Around 42 university teams from across the world are competin...

26 days ago
Struggle of independent filmmakers has changed, not stopped: Onir

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Onir, known for helming independent films, says the nature of struggle has changed for small budget movies, but the challenges haven't vanished altogether. Earlier, the merit of the film used to speak for itself, along with the word of mouth. But now the fate of a film depends on its first weekend performance. We are competing with...

1 month ago
United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident

Washington, March 17 (IANS) United Airlines has said that a flight was diverted after it realised that a pet had been loaded onto it in error, the third animal-related mistake in a week, the media reported. Flight 3996 was diverted to Akron, Ohio, on Thursday, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told CNN on Friday night. It was carrying 33 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to S...

1 month ago
Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon arrested again

Los Angeles, March 12 (IANS) Nick Gordon, ex-boyfriend of late singer Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested for domestic violence battery on Saturday in Florida. Eonline.com confirmed the news and said that this is the second time in less than a year that the 29-year-old has been arrested on domestic violence charges. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office's website, Gord...

1 month ago
Whitney Houston documentary to release in July

Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Whitney, a documentary on the life and career of singer-actress Whitney Houston, will release in the US on July 6. Roadside Attractions Presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff and Miramax CEO Bill Block made the announcement in this regard, reported variety.com. The Kevin Macdonald film offers a closer look inside Houston's personal and public lif...

1 month ago
Texas airport terminal evacuated after security scare

Washington, March 8 (IANS) A terminal at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, was briefly evacuated after a bomb dog detected an unattended bag, the media reported. Bill Begley, spokesman with Houston Airports System, said the TSA dog sat on an unattended bag in Terminal c on Wednesday evening, signifying the bag as suspicious, reports ABC Houston. As a result, th...

1 month ago
Federer becomes most decorated Laureus winner

Paris, Feb 28 (IANS) Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer won his fifth and sixth Laureus statuettes, becoming the most decorated Laureus winner in history at the 2018 awards ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday. Federer, the 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon winner, claimed the Sportsman of the Year and the Comeback of the Year Awards, reports Xinhua. This is a very special moment for me. ...

1 month ago
Scorpion venom component may boost treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that a component in the scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis and lead to improved treatment for the autoimmune disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease -- one in which the immune system attacks its own body. In this case, it affects the joints, said Christine Beeton, Associate Professor at the Baylor ...

1 month ago
Eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 82. He collapsed at his home in Malabar Hill on Tuesday morning and was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital where he was declared dead. He is survived by his son Rahul Goyal, and three daughters -- Sandhya Mittersain, Alka Jhunjhunwala and Vars...

2 months ago
Texas has second most romance scams victims in US: FBI

Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The state of Texas in southern US has the second most romance scams victims in 2016, next to the western coast state of California, the Houston Public Media said on Wednesday. Citing Houston Public Media, Xinhua reported that the FBI said almost 15,000 complaints categorised as romance scams or confidence fraud were reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Cente...

2 months ago
Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Several common chronic diseases including hypertention, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study. Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and respir...

2 months ago
Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Several common chronic diseases including hypertention, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study. Chronic diseases were responsible for 71 per cent of deaths globally in 2015, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and respir...

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