Hardik Pandya announces separation with wife Natasa

ndian all-rounder Hardik Pandya confirmed separation with his wife, Natasha Stankovic, after “four years of being together”, saying that it was a mutual decision on their part.  Taking to his Instagram account, the star cricketer said that he and his wife had “decided to mutually part ways” . “We tried our best together and gave it our all, and we believe this is in the best interest for the both of us. This was a tough decision for us to make, given the joy, mutual respect and companionship we enjoyed…

In meeting with Biden, Schumer advises to end re-election bid

WASHINGTON: In a meeting with Joe Biden on Saturday, US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told the president that it would be better for the country and the Democratic Party if he ended his re-election campaign, ABC News reported on Wednesday. US House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries has expressed similar views directly to Biden, the news agency reported, citing a source familiar with the conversation. In a statement, Schumer’s office called the report “idle speculation” and said Schumer “conveyed the views of his caucus directly to President Biden on Saturday.” Jeffries’ office…

Oman shooting incident claims lives of two Pakistanis

MUSCAT: Four people including two Pakistanis were killed while several others sustained injuries in a shooting attack near a mosque in Oman’s capital of Muscat.  “The Royal Oman Police have responded to a shooting incident that occurred in the vicinity of a mosque in the Al-Wadi Al-Kabir area,” police said in a statement. According to the police, all security measures have been taken to deal with the situation while procedures are underway for collecting evidence and probing the attack. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Oman Imran Chaudhry, in a statement, said the Omani…

‘Cool it down,’ Biden tells nation after Trump assassination bid

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden sought to calm a divided nation after his rival Donald Trump survived an assassination bid, saying in a rare Oval Office address Sunday it was time to lower the temperature of America’s hostile politics. “You know, the political record in this country has gotten very heated. It’s time to cool it down,” Biden said in the televised speech, just the third he has given from behind the historic Resolute Desk during his presidency. As the country reeled from images of a bloodied Trump waving his fist…

Biden calls himself ‘most qualified’ person to take on Trump in presidential election

WASHINGTON: In a major development, US President Joe Biden defiantly insisted Thursday that he will run for another term and win, as a series of verbal gaffes while leading a major summit threw a harsh new spotlight on his fitness. The 81-year-old president sought to show himself in command as he led the NATO summit in Washington two weeks after a disastrous debate performance raised fears among Democrats that he may lose to Donald Trump. But Biden mistakenly introduced Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky as his Russian foe Vladimir Putin before…

Clooney, Democrats urge Biden to drop re-election bid

WASHINGTON: In a major development, US President Joe Biden was left reeling Wednesday when actor and leading Democratic supporter George Clooney urged him to drop his reelection bid, while party heavyweight Nancy Pelosi declined to back his candidacy. As the 81-year-old tried to show his leadership credentials at a NATO summit in Washington, domestic pressure mounted on Biden to quit following his disastrous debate performance against Republican challenger Donald Trump. Biden has been trying to stem a growing tide of Democrats saying that he cannot win in November, but Clooney’s…

June 2024 recorded as hottest globally, beating 2023 high

PARIS: Last month was the hottest June on record across the globe, the EU’s climate monitor said on Monday, capping half a year of wild and destructive weather from floods to heatwaves. Every month since June 2023 has eclipsed its own temperature record in a 13-month streak of unprecedented global heat, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said. “This is more than a statistical oddity and it highlights a large and continuing shift in our climate,” said the service director, Carlo Buontempo.

Hurricane Beryl hammers Texas coast with flooding, winds

seriously.,” says Houston mayor By AFP July 09, 2024 HOUSTON: Hurricane Beryl made landfall Monday in the southern US state of Texas, killing at least two people and causing millions to lose power amid dangerous winds and flooding, as some coastal areas remained under evacuation orders. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Beryl hit the town of Matagorda as a Category 1 hurricane, and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm in the hours following impact. Farther inland, rain and wind lashed Houston, home to 2.3 million people, as…

Malala deplores Israel’s attack on Gaza school, reiterates ceasefire call

Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, while deploring Israel’s attack on another school in Gaza, has once again reiterated called for a ceasefire in the beleaguered territory. Taking to social media platform X, Malala said: “I’m devastated to see yet another Israeli strike on a school in Gaza. We cannot become numb to violations of international humanitarian law and look away from the loss of innocent lives. I reiterate the urgent call for a lasting ceasefire.” The Nobel laureate’s comments come after, as per Palestinian officials, around 16 people lost their…

In a counterattack, man kills snake after biting it back twice

In an unusual incident, a man in India killed a snake which had bitten him by biting the reptile back twice.  According to Hindustan Times, a railway employee Santosh Lohar was bitten by a snake. The man proceeded to bite the snake back thinking it would reverse the venom’s effect. The snake died after being bitten by Santosh while he was taken to a hospital where he survived after proper medical treatment. He was discharged the next day. Santosh, 35, was a part of team laying railway tracks in a thickly-forested part…