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6.1-magnitude aftershock jolts New Zealand

Wellington, March 6: A day after three massive temblors jolted New Zealand, an aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the North Island on Saturday, according to GeoNet NZ. This was the largest aftershock following the three consecutive strong quakes on Friday, reports Xinhua

Iran foils plane hijacking plot

Tehran, March 6: Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that a plot to hijack a passenger plane was successfully thwarted. "A conspiracy to hijack a Fokker 100 aircraft belonging to Iran Air was neutralised thanks to the vigilance of the IRGC flight security unit," the IRGC public relations office

NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

Los Angeles, Mar 6: NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, performed its first test drive on the Red Planet, covering a distance of about 6.5 metres across the Martian landscape, a "major milestone" before it begins its science operations. The drive lasted about 33 minutes, propelling the rover forward by

Indian-Americans are taking over US: Biden

NEW YORK, March 5: Indian-Americans are taking over the US President Joe Biden said while congratulating Swati Mohan, the NASA engineer, who guided the Mars rover Perseverance to a soft landing on the Red Planet. “It’s amazing. Indian descent Americans are taking over this country. You, my Vice President,

Fracturing of the royal family

The Commonwealth Day, which was due to be held on Monday March 8 this year, is one of the highlights of the Queen’s diary. But the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The Queen will, however, appear in a special televised audio message which will be broadcast

Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed

New York, March 5: Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Bank said that the appointment effective March 15,

China hikes defence budget to USD 209 billion, over 3 times that of India

Beijing, March 5: China on Friday hiked its defence budget for the first time to more than USD 200 billion, over three times higher than that of India, maintaining a single-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year with a 6.8 per cent increase in 2021. The hike in defence