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America's poor math skills raise alarms over global competitiveness

The Defense Department has called for a major initiative to support education in science, technology, education and math, or STEM

The Defense Department has called for a major initiative to support education in science, technology, education and math, or STEM(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 05:31 PM IST
PTI | , Boston

Why America’s Republicans want to bomb Mexico

Donald Trump’s aggressive rhetoric has entered the mainstream of his party

FILE - The Republican National Committee logo is shown on the stage as crew members work at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 13, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. The first 2024 Republican presidential debate is on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)(AP)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:46 AM IST
The Economist

Dera Bassi firing incident: one held for firing, demanding 10 lakh from commission agent

The accused, Amanjot Singh, alias Amna, of Baroli village in Derabassi, armed with an illegal .32 pistol shot multiple rounds outside the home of victim Surinder Singh, who works as a collection agent for a microfinance company

Handcuffs icon. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Mohali

G20 invite fuels speculation about legislation to rename India as Bharat

There was no official confirmation of the legislation

The special session of Parliament will be held from September 18-22. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 03:00 PM IST

Two women shot, injured at US baseball game

Two women were shot at a White Sox baseball game in Chicago. They are in fair condition, police said.

Representational image
Published on Aug 26, 2023 06:52 PM IST

How teenagers from the Bronx invented hip-hop 50 years ago

On August 11, 1973, Clive and Cindy Campbell threw a party in their apartment building in Bronx. DJ Kool Herc's beats that evening marked the birth of hip-hop.

50 years ago, DJ Kool Herc invented hip-hop through his 'merry-go-round' technique. (DW/xenolabrainx/Pond5 Images/IMAGO)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 02:47 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

National Tattoo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration

National Tattoo Day 2023: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of National Tattoo Day

National Tattoo Day 2023: Date, history, significance and celebration (Photo by Twitter/jk91301jk)
Published on Jul 16, 2023 01:52 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Who is Rex Heuermann? Arrested as suspect in Long Island serial murders

Suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann has been apprehended in connection with the Gilgo Beach serial murders on Long Island. Who is he?

Rex Heuermann started his business a decade prior to the occurrence of the Long Island murders(Twitter/ Billy Baldwin)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Can California be saved? Joe Hagan questioning the state’s pressing issues

California is facing pressing issues including homelessness, environmental chaos, crime, and economic uncertainty, leading to a "vibe shift" in the state.

Joe Hagan. (Image Credit: Reddit/Vanity Fair)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Speculation soars as bookies point to Hunter as White House cocaine culprit

A baggie of cocaine found in the White House's West Wing has sparked speculation on the culprit, with bookmakers favoring Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The US Supreme Court last week tossed out President Biden's plan to slash the student debt of more than 40 million people, rejecting one of his signature initiatives as exceeding his power. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 06:15 AM IST

‘You a mom,’ Keke Palmer's baby daddy criticises her outfit at Usher's show

Keke Palmer faces criticism from baby daddy over Usher show outfit choice, fans slam body-shaming

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Keke Palmer attends the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on June 15, 2023 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Noam Galai / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 11:00 AM IST

President Biden calls for stricter firearm restrictions amidst holiday shooting

President Joe Biden responds to a wave of deadly shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, calling for stricter firearm restrictions.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, followed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his wife Charlene Austin, walk out to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, during a barbecue with active-duty military families to celebrate the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 06:12 AM IST

American opinion leans towards SCOTUS rulings on student loans

The latest poll results showing American opinions on Supreme Court rulings regarding student loans and First Amendment rights.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his plans for continued student debt relief after a U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking his plan to cancel $430 billion in student loan debt, at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 30, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2023 06:05 AM IST

Accounting for flood risk would lower American house prices by $187bn

Unpriced future damages inflate home values the most in rural, inland regions

Congress set up the National Flood Insurance Programme (Reuters Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 02:53 PM IST
The Economist

Age and accidents? Buttigieg backs President Biden's leadership despite slip-ups

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended President Biden's leadership amidst slip-ups and confusion over Ukraine and Iraq.

FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks about airline flight delays and cancellations in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, May 8, 2023, in Washington. The Transportation Department is awarding almost $1.7 billion in grants for buying zero and low emission buses, with the money going to transit projects in 46 states and territories. The grants will enable transit agencies and state and local governments to buy 1,700 U.S.-built buses, nearly half of which will have zero carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)(AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Trump dismisses leaked audio on Iran attack plans as 'another Hoax'

Former President Donald Trump reacts to leaked audio discussing classified strategies for a potential attack on Iran, dismissing it as a hoax.

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JUNE 27: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump dances at the edge of the stage following his speech at the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women's Lilac Luncheon on June 27, 2023 in Concord, New Hampshire. Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is also holding a campaign event in New Hampshire today. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Scott Eisen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 07:21 AM IST

Modi in US: PM, First Lady interact with young minds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Washington DC visit with an unusual event, in an unusual location, with unusual guests.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and First Lady Jill Biden greet a youngster, Noah Isirimah, during their visit to the National Science Foundation in Alexandria on Wednesday. (AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 11:22 AM IST
By, Washington:

Juneteenth 2023 - History, significance, how to celebrate, and quotes & wishes

Juneteenth: A day to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. Learn its history, significance, and how it is celebrated across the nation.

Members of the City of Galveston government unveil new signage that will be installed on the highway entering the Island to recognize its place as the birthplace of Juneteenth on Friday, June 16, 2023 in Galveston, Texas. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 08:49 PM IST

Hunter Biden questioned under oath in Arkansas child support case

Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, faces questioning under oath in his Arkansas child support case, with the mother of his daughter present.

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, talks with his sister Ashley Biden as they attend his daughter Maisy Biden's commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Monday, May 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 06:49 AM IST

Why the China-US contest is entering a new and more dangerous phase

Chinese officials rage at what they see as American bullying

Each side is following its own inexorable logic. America has adopted a policy of containment, although it declines to use that term. It sees an authoritarian China that has shifted from one-party to one-man rule.(afp)
Published on Jun 16, 2023 08:48 PM IST
The Economist

Abigail Disney condemns Nazi demonstration by Ron DeSantis' supporters

Abigail Disney expressed her disapproval of individuals who gathered with Nazi symbols to demonstrate their support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Abigail Disney condemns Nazi demonstration by Ron DeSantis' supporters(twitter )
Published on Jun 14, 2023 07:55 AM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

Insights into Trump's federal court appearance in Miami, facing felony charges

Discover key details and implications of Donald Trump's highly anticipated federal court appearance in Miami, where he faces a series of serious felony charges.

Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S. June 10, 2023. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2023 05:39 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Conservative rebellion escalates as House Speaker McCarthy faces ultimatum

Hard-line conservatives angered by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt-ceiling deal are demanding power-sharing and budget-cutting concessions.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2023. REUTERS/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2023 05:30 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

'Alien in my backyard', Las Vegas resident claims he captured alien on camera

Watch video captured by a Las Vegas resident of alleged alien encounter with glowing eyes; police closed the case after a two-day investigation.

the Milky Way galaxy star cluster.(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2023 01:13 PM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt endorses DeSantis in 2024 GOP presidential race

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt shakes up the 2024 GOP presidential race by endorsing Ron DeSantis, a formidable contender against front-runner Donald Trump.

FILE - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during inauguration ceremonies Jan. 9, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday, May 25, 2023, overrode Gov. Stitt’s veto of a bill that would allow students to wear Native American regalia during high school and college graduations. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)(AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2023 06:41 AM IST

Trump blasts indictment as a 'ridiculous attack' on supporters

Former US President Donald Trump defiantly responds to his federal indictment, denouncing it as baseless and a political ploy to undermine his supporters.

Former President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during the North Carolina Republican Party Convention in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, June 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)(AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2023 05:32 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

Regulators put the future of America’s crypto industry in doubt

Firms will head to friendlier waters

Absent legislation or friendlier regulators, the lawsuits place the fate of America’s crypto industry in judicial hands(Stock)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 09:33 PM IST
The Economist

Disney vs DeSantis: Will ‘Pride Nite’ further fuel anti-woke campaign in Florida

Disney announces Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite, subsequent to Governor Ron DeSantis' campaign emphasizing the issue of “wokeness”.

A group picture at Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista.(AP)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 01:56 PM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

Into the Haze: Thick smoke envelopes US cities, from New York to Massachusetts

Authorities have issued alerts about potential health hazards caused from Canadian wildfires has enveloped the Northern U.S., casting an orange-gray smoky haze.

Hazardous smoke from Canadian wildfires has enveloped the Northern U.S.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 05:52 PM IST
ByHarshita Bhati

Former New Jersey Governor enters 2024 Republican primary, challenges DeSantis

Get the latest on the 2024 Republican primary as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie enters the race, aiming to overshadow Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall event at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, US, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Christie�became the latest Republican to enter the 2024 presidential campaign, adding an ally-turned-critic of�Donald Trump�to an already crowded primary contest. Photographer: Aristide Economopoulos/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 09:36 AM IST
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