Bombing of ancient sites in Palmyra ‘war crime’: Syria

Damascus, Jan 23 : The bombing of the historic heritage in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra by the Islamic State (IS) militant group is a “war crime”, the Syrian Culture Minister has said. The recent bombing of the facade of the historic amphitheatre as well as other relics and monuments in Palmyra targeted Syrian […]

Meditation, music may cut early memory loss in elderly

New York, Jan 23 : Older adults who practice a simple meditation or listening a music programme may have significant improvement in memory function and objective cognitive performance — a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease — in three months, a study has found. The findings showed that in older adults with subjective cognitive decline — […]

Trump misspells ‘honour’ on Twitter

New York, Jan 23 : Shortly after assuming office as the 45th US President, Donald Trump tweeted saying he was “honered” to have been sworn in as the leader, evoking wide-spread response on the Twitter. According to a report in the Independent on Sunday, Trump wrote in a now deleted tweet: “I am honered to […]

Legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments

Washington, Jan 23 : A US legal watchdog says it will file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. The group of lawyers and researchers said Trump was receiving payments from foreign governments via guests at his hotels and leases on […]

Foxconn may build $7 bn plant in US

New York, Jan 23 : Taiwan technology giant Foxconn has announced that it was considering setting up a plant in the US with an investment of $7 billion. The world’s largest contract electronics maker company’s chairman and chief executive, Terry Gou, on Sunday said the investment would likely generate thousands of jobs, if it goes […]

Madonna explains her speech at Women’s March

Washington, Jan 23 : Pop diva Madonna has defended her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the anti-Trump Womens March in Washington, D.C., saying her words were “taken wildly out of context”, a media report said on Monday. At the protest march on Saturday the singer said that at times she has been angry after the election […]