A search and rescue agency official says he’s not expecting any survivors from Lion Air flight JT610, which crashed into seas off Jakarta with 189 people aboard.
In a bid to curb air pollution, the Supreme Court of India imposed a partial ban on fireworks ahead of the festive season. A two-member bench declined to impose a complete ban on fireworks across the country, but put certain conditions on their sale and use on different occasions, including Diwali.
Two women attempted to make their way to the shrine on Friday with police escort. However, they turned back once it became apparent that the protesters would turn to violence if they went further. One of the two women, was attacked earlier in the morning. The priest too had warned IG Sreejith that the women should not be allowed in the main temple.
As per the latest reports, ace personality, Bryan Adams is all set to visit India to give power pack performances. The tour of well-known Canadian singer commences on with Ahmedabad, accompanied by Hyderabad on 11th October, 12th October in Mumbai and Bengaluru on 13th October.
India signed the much-anticipated deal worth $5.43-billion to buy five Russian S-400 Triumf missile shield systems at the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit at the Hyderabad House here on Friday. During a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leaders discussed regional as well as global issues, one among which was S-400 surface-to-air missiles. Though the United States has warned any such agreement between India and Russia could attract sanctions under the US law, the BJP-led government has still decided to go ahead with the deal.
A large number of technology companies have signed a new agreement promising greater cyber protections for everyone. But it’s worth noting who didn’t sign the pledge. And it’s not clear what the agreement’s actual effect will be.
The eleventh edition of the world’s most lucrative domestic cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League, is all set to begin. As it steps into its eleventh chapter, it’s probably stronger than ever. The poster boys of the tournament – Chennai Super Kings are back, as are the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals.
The roster of Marvel Studios actors and their characters returning for Avengers: Infinity War is by far the most ambitious of any Marvel movie or any crossover film to date, and will bring together cast members from the 18 movies that will have been released prior to the film’s May 2018 premiere.
Some of the characters from Marvel’s cinematic universe who will return for Infinity War include Iron Man (Downey), Captain America (Evans), Hulk (Ruffalo), Thor (Hemsworth), Black Widow (Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Wong (Benedict Wong), Mantis (Pom Klementieff ), The Collector (Benicio del Toro), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and of course, Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Whew, did we miss anybody?!
Salman Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, is guilty of killing blackbucks while on a film shoot in Rajasthan 20 years ago, a court said today, calling him a “habitual offender”. The 52-year-old actor was charged with hunting the rare antelopes while filming “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1998. His co-stars in that movie, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam have been acquitted.
Survivors of the 1980s Gukurahundi atrocities, where a campaign by government soldiers claimed thousands of civilian lives, are demanding that the new president address the country’s dark past.