China plans its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033

China aims to send its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033, with regular follow-up flights to follow, under a long-term plan to build a permanently inhabited base on the Red Planet and extract its resources. The ambitious plan, which will intensify a race with the United States to plant humans on Mars, was disclosed … Read more

Global CovidD-19 Death Toll Exceeds 4 Million

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. While the number of new cases and deaths have abated in countries like the United States and Britain, several nations have vaccine shortages as the Delta … Read more

Japan says China’s military strategy unclear, of serious concern – Times of India

BRUSSELS: Japan said on Thursday China’s military intentions are unclear and its armed forces’ rapid expansion is of serious concern, circumstances that require Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to Beijing. “China has been in beefing up its military capacity very rapidly and we are not sure … Read more

NRI Helpdesk: Can you travel to the U.S. from India via a third country to avoid travel restrictions?

With immigration rules constantly changing with the pandemic situation, it is difficult to keep up to date with it all. For our NRI readers, we have started an immigration helpdesk. Write to us at and our team of experts will address the most pressing issues. *Please note that questions have been edited and/or clubbed … Read more

No doubt some countries are using vaccines a geopolitical tool: UK’s Raab

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday there was no doubt some countries were using vaccines as diplomatic tool to secure influence, and that Britain did not support so called ‘vaccine diplomacy. Asked in a Reuters interview whether he was concerned that China and Russia could use vaccines in exchange for influence in parts … Read more

FDA rejects emergency use authorisation for Covaxin in a setback for India-made jab

Hyderabad: In a setback to Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, the US Food and Drug Administration has “recommended” Ocugen Inc, the US partner of the Indian vaccine maker, to go for Biologics Licence Application (BLA) route with additional data, nixinghopes of Emergency Use Authorisation. Ocugen in a statement on Thursday announced that as recommended by … Read more

One in two Indian-Americans say they face bias, even as many import their own prejudices into US

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 10, 2021) WASHINGTON: They are the second-largest immigrant group in the United States and wildly successful academically, professionally, and financially. But that does not inure the 4 million-strong Indian-American community from discrimination and prejudice in the US even as many of them channel their religious and caste identities … Read more

Annular Solar Eclipse Today: Learn How and When to Watch it Online

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse will be visible today (Image by Shutterstock / Representational) For those in India, NASA’s interactive map shows that the solar eclipse will be visible in India only from Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh only. For others, here’s your streaming guide Trending Desk New Delhi Last Updated:June 10, 2021, 10:20 IST FOLLOW … Read more

Fraser-Pryce sends Olympic warning with 10.63s for 100m | More sports News – Times of India

KINGSTON: Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second fastest woman in history on Saturday, clocking a world-leading 10.63 seconds for the 100m at the Olympic Destiny meeting in Kingston. The 34-year-old reigning and two-time Olympic 100m champion obliterated the field at the National Stadium to finish several metres clear of her closest rival. Only … Read more

I was right about ‘China virus coming from Wuhan Lab’: Donald Trump

Washington: Former US President Trump has said that he was right about his assumption that the ‘China Virus came from the Wuhan Lab.’ “Now everyone, even the so-called `enemy`, is beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from Wuhan Lab,” said former US President Donald Trump. Trump also called … Read more