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Fazil Khan, the 27-year-old journalist who died in a fire in a New York building, worked as a data reporter at The Hechinger Report. He worked as a correspondent at CNN-News18 in Delhi and moved to New York in 2020. He graduated in 2021 from Columbia Journalism School where he pursued an MS Data Journalism program.
short by Shalini ojha / 06:28 pm on 25 Feb
India stops flow of Ravi river water to Pakistan: Report
short by Pragya Swastik / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
India has completely stopped the flow of water from the Ravi river to Pakistan with the completion of the Shahpur Kandi barrage, reports said. Instead of flowing into Pakistan, the 1,150 cusecs of Ravi water will now be directed towards irrigation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Shahpur Kandi barrage is situated on the border of J&K and Punjab.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:53 pm on 25 Feb
Israeli government is committing genocide in Gaza: Brazil's Prez
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva alleged the Israeli government is committing "genocide" in Gaza. He said, "I'm in favour of the creation of a free...Palestinian State. I'll not exchange my dignity for falsehood." Earlier, he'd compared Israel's military offensive in Gaza to the Holocaust, reacting to which, Israel said Lula wouldn't be welcomed in Israel until he apologises.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 02:07 pm on 25 Feb
We must be bolder in hitting the Russian war economy: UK PM
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
UK PM Rishi Sunak said that Western nations should be bolder about confiscating Russian assets, which they froze after the country's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. He said, "We must be bolder in hitting the Russian war economy...And we must be bolder in seizing the hundreds of billions of frozen Russian assets." Notably, the Russia-Ukraine war completed two years on Saturday.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 12:18 pm on 25 Feb
Need to exact revenge from enemies: Ex-Russian Prez on sanctions
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has threatened the West with "revenge" and said that Russia should retaliate as hard as it can against the West for its indiscriminate sanctions. He said, "The reason [behind the sanctions] is clear: The worse it's for Russian citizens, the better it's for...West." He added, "We...need to remember this and exact revenge everywhere we can. They're...enemies."
short by Dharini Mudgal / 03:53 pm on 25 Feb
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni drew parallels between the Russia-Ukraine war and Hamas' attack on Israel in October 2023. Meloni said, "If Russia had not invaded Ukraine, in all likelihood Hamas would not have launched such an attack against Israel." She further said, "If international legality is not re-established in Ukraine, the outbreaks of conflict will continue to multiply."
short by Dharini Mudgal / 11:07 am on 25 Feb
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak marked the second anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on February 24, with a pledge to renew the UK's determination to support the Ukrainians. The British leader reflected upon his recent visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv when he announced a major package of defence aid.
short by Sanchita / 11:49 am on 25 Feb
Russians burn in hell: Protesters in Poland as Ukraine war marks 2 yrs
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in Poland's Warsaw as they marked the second anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war, which began in February 2022. Protesters at the Russian embassy waved Ukrainian and Polish flags alongside banners with slogans including, "Russians burn in hell". A pile of dung was also dumped outside the home of Russia's ambassador to Poland.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 12:19 pm on 25 Feb
Qatar to host mediated Hamas-Israel truce talks
short by The Hawk Editor / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Qatar will host Hamas-Israel mediated talks this week, with Egypt facilitating further negotiations in Cairo. Focus on finalizing truce agreement, including timing, mechanisms, and potential hostage releases. Efforts follow previous ceasefire with significant prisoner release and humanitarian aid increase.
short by The Hawk Editor / 06:20 pm on 25 Feb
Iranian authorities have traced Kourosh Company's head Amir Hossein Sharifian, who is accused of cheating people willing to buy iPhones of over ₹290 crore. Due to US sanctions on Iran, Apple isn't allowed to directly sell iPhones in Iran. Sharifian used fake half-priced deals and celebrity endorsements to lure customers, who didn't eventually receive the iPhones they'd paid for.
short by Ashley Paul / 01:09 pm on 25 Feb
"The fight goes on! See you in Michigan." That is the message of Indian-origin Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley after losing to former US president Donald Trump in the primary at South Carolina, her home state. In a video on Instagram, Haley addressed her supporters, congratulating Trump on his victory but also saying that he could not defeat Joe Biden.
short by Sanchita / 11:43 am on 25 Feb
Saudi Arabia: Rs 22.10 lakh fine for defacing urban heritage
short by News Desk / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Saudi Arabia imposes fines up to 100,000 Saudi riyals and/or one-year jail term for defacing urban heritage, including damage to antiques or historic sites. The warning comes on the Kingdom's Founding Day, February 22, commemorating the establishment of the first Saudi State in Diriyah.
short by News Desk / 04:24 pm on 25 Feb
Indian journalist perishes in Manhattan building blaze
short by The Hawk Editor / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
A 27-year-old Indian journalist, Fazil Khan, died in a fire in Manhattan's Harlem, caused by a lithium-ion battery. The blaze injured 17 others. Khan worked for The Hechinger Report. The Indian Consulate in NY is aiding in repatriating his remains. Firefighters battled the fire, originating on the 3rd floor, with critical injuries reported.
short by The Hawk Editor / 12:21 pm on 25 Feb
Earth’s Most Isolated Place Revealed
short by Varsha / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Point Nemo is a remote location in the Pacific Ocean, situated 3,000 miles north of Antarctica and 2,000 miles south of New Zealand. This remote location has been the ultimate resting place for over 263 space debris pieces since 1971. Point Nemo lacks human presence, yet it bears the marks of human influence.
short by Varsha / 04:30 pm on 25 Feb
Lahore woman attacked by mob for blasphemy, woman cop rescues her
short by FPJ Online Edit / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
In a shocking incident at Achhra Market in Lahore, a woman dining at a local hotel became the target of a vicious mob, accusing her of blasphemy. The commotion erupted when onlookers claimed to have seen Quranic verses inscribed on her clothing. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sheharbano and her team intervened, preventing further harm to the woman.
short by FPJ Online Edit / 09:58 pm on 25 Feb
Not giving up: Nikki Haley after defeat to Trump in South Carolina
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Indian-American Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley said that she will continue to fight Donald Trump after the former US President won South Carolina's Republican primary, beating Nikki in her home state. Taking to X, Nikki said, "I'm a woman of my word. I'm not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Trump and Joe Biden."
short by Dharini Mudgal / 10:10 am on 25 Feb
Kuwait pardon over 912 prisoners on 63rd National Day
short by News Desk / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
The Ministry of Interior in Kuwait releases 912 prisoners, including 214 immediately, for the country's 63rd National Day. Emir Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah's directives lead to sentence exemptions and reductions based on good conduct. Kuwait celebrates National Day on February 25 and Liberation Day on February 26.
short by News Desk / 07:54 pm on 25 Feb
Navalny's death shows Putin is actually a coward: Canadian PM
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of assassinating his political opponent Alexei Navalny. "What happened to Alexei Navalny demonstrates that for all that Putin pretends to be strong, he's actually a coward," Trudeau said. "To execute one's political opponents...is the mark of a weakling, not a mark of someone who's confident in his own position," he added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 12:03 pm on 25 Feb
Saudi to compensate Haj pilgrims for delays
short by News Desk / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Saudi Arabia's Haj ministry introduces compensation for domestic pilgrims facing accommodation violations and meal delays during Haj 2024. Pilgrims will receive up to 15% of package value for accommodation issues and meal delays, aiming to enhance safety and comfort. Registration for Haj 2024 opened, with visa issuance starting March 1.
short by News Desk / 04:23 pm on 25 Feb
UAE offers a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa to boost tourism, including for Indians, introduced in March 2021. Visitors can self-sponsor, stay up to 90 days per visit (extendable), promoting economic ties and enhancing the tourist experience. Hyderabadi expat Danish Akber lauds the visa for its convenience.
short by News Desk / 04:18 pm on 25 Feb
Human error caused 2020 Karachi plane crash that killed 101: Probe
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
An investigation report on the Pakistan International Airlines plane crash that killed 101 people near Karachi airport in 2020 has revealed that the incident was a result of "human error". The Aircraft Investigation Board held the failure of proper judgment while landing by the two pilots as the main reason for the crash. The flight had crashed minutes before landing.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 02:12 pm on 25 Feb
Did Donald Trump Call Wife Melania 'Mercedes' During CPAC Speech?
short by Ajay Kumar / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Former US President Donald Trump, while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) before winning the South Carolina Republican primary, mentioned ‘Mercedes’ as he praised his wife Melania in Washington DC. Several social media users said that he called his wife 'Mercedes'. However, one user said "Trump was speaking about @mercedesschlapp who was present in the audience."
short by Ajay Kumar / 10:43 am on 25 Feb
US, UK strike 18 Houthi targets in Yemen
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
US and UK forces carried out strikes against 18 Houthi targets across eight locations in Yemen on Saturday. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the strikes were meant "to further disrupt and degrade the capabilities of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia." He said, "We'll continue to make clear to...Houthis that they'll bear the consequences if they don't stop their illegal attacks."
short by Dharini Mudgal / 12:11 pm on 25 Feb
10-yr-old B'desh boy dies due to wrong dose of anaesthesia: Reports
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
A 10-year-old boy died during a circumcision surgery in Bangladesh on Tuesday. The child was administered with anaesthesia injection before the surgery at a hospital in Dhaka. There are reports that he would have lost his life due to the wrong dose of anaesthesia. Meanwhile, his family members claimed that they didn't give permission to administer the boy with anaesthesia.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 04:25 pm on 25 Feb
Man makes Rs 14 cr by eavesdropping on wife’s calls during WFH
short by Prashant Singh / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), on Thursday, said that Tyler Loudon, a 42-year-old from Houston, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud after earning a profit of $1.7 million through the purchase and sale of stocks based on information he overheard from his wife's business conversations while they were both working from home.
short by Prashant Singh / 12:20 pm on 25 Feb
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