Peggy Whitson set to break Sunita Williams’ spacewalk record

Washington, March 30 : Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to surpass Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams’ record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut when Whitson goes on her eighth spacewalk on Thursday, NASA said. Williams has spent a total of 322 days in space on two missions. With 50 hours and 40 minutes, she […]

Haley open to ideas on expanding UN Security Council

By Arul Louis New York, March 30 : US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley has said she is open to ideas on adding permanent members to the UN Security Council but did not made a categorical endorsement of India’s bid for one of the permanent seats. “I’m open to hearing anyone on what they have to […]

Haley claims mother denied judgeship in India for being woman

By Arul Louis New York, March 30 : Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, has claimed that her mother was not allowed to be a judge in India because she was a woman, while in fact women have been judges in the country since at least 1937. Answering a question about the […]

Indian-origin anti-apartheid icon Kathrada laid to rest

Johannesburg, March 29 : South Africa’s revered Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada was laid to rest in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Kathrada, who was once jailed for defying a law that discriminated against Indian South Africans, died on Tuesday at the age of 87. He passed away after a short period of illness and following a […]

German SMEs urged to ‘Make in India’

Berlin, March 29 : Highlighting the key initiatives taken by the Indian government for creating a pro-business environment in the country, a top official at the Embassy of India in Berlin urged the German Mittelstand (SMEs) companies to invest and partner India in the IT and electronics sectors. On the sidelines of CeBIT 2017 global […]

Indian-American killed in hit-and-run in US

Washington, March 29 : An Indian American man was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in the US state of Indiana. Anshul Sharma, 30, died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj, 28, was injured critically in the accident on Sunday evening. Both pedestrians were from Columbus city of […]