Monthly archives: February 2015

'Jihadi John', suspect in ISIS beheading videos, revealed as Londoner

London: The BBC said on Thursday it had learned that the “Jihadi John” suspect who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London. Earlier, the Washington Post newspaper had also identified Emwazi and said he was a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. Police declined to comment on the reports. […]

The child bride who is now the CEO of a $112 million company

  Living is hard, but dying is easy. “These were my last thoughts as I downed a bottle of poison. “My aunt caught me in the act and rushed me to the local hospital… “When I opened my eyes in the hospital room I was not the same person any more. “Gone was the naive helpless girl the world had deemed too worthless to exist. “I felt strong, recharged and […]


Fears of a Terror Attack Mount as Mystery Tunnel Found Near Toronto Stadium

:  Fears of a terror attack in Canada are rising as the discovery and details of a sophisticated mystery tunnel near Rexall Centre, a large stadium in Toronto, have been made public by the authorities. It is unclear as to who created the tunnel, which is large enough to walk in, and appears to be hand dug, with reinforced supports. It was discovered by a municipal worker six weeks ago […]

Elephants being trained to sniff out bombs as army chiefs look to create first military TUSK force

The huge animals are being taught how to use their trunks’ super-strength sense of smell to detect explosives You’ve heard of a military task force, now army chiefs have sniffed out a potentially huge innovation – a military tusk force. Elephants are being trained to use their trunks’ super-strength sense of smell to detect explosives and minefields. The animals are proving to be brilliant at identifying which of the buckets […]

Facebook pays bug hunters $3mn; India reports largest threat

Social networking giant Facebook has paid over USD 3 million since 2011 to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India topping the tally with tFacebook pays bug hunters $3mn; India reports largest threathe largest number of valid threats reported. India, which has over 112 million Facebook users, cornered an average reward of USD 1,343 (about Rs 84,000) in the US-based firm’s Bug Bounty programme. “India contributed the […]


According to World Health Organisation (WHO), around 350 million around the world were suffering from diabetes in 2014. In all likelihood, this number will witness an upward trend. The exact cause of diabetes is unknown but it’s more likely a mix of genetic makeup, lifestyle and family history. In this case, a good and well-balanced diet can go a long way. So diabetic patients have some very important choices to […]

National Geographic 'Afghan Girl' in Pakistan Papers Probe

Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed “Afghan girl” immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of the then 12-year-old Sharbat Gula, taken in a refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry, became the most famous cover image in the magazine’s history. After a 17-year search, McCurry tracked Gula down to a remote Afghan village in […]

Spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in US from 26 May: Why this is a human rights victory

  Today, the United States government made a significant announcement that will affect scores of Indian women (and surely, some men). Spouses of H1B visas will be allowed to work in the country starting 26 May, 2015. This is great news, of course, for the many wives who have spent years waiting for their husband’s green card, and for the simple right to earn a living (though not all of […]


Video: Obama Set to Approve Iran’s Full Nuclear Capability

The White House believes this to be a historic moment.  This deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that could be used to make atomic arms.  Originally The U.S. had originally sought restrictions for 20 years but have conceded to a 10 year agreement. Obama is trying to prevent Congress from passing new sanctions against Iran, […]

British Army considers proposals to create a Sikh regiment

  The head of the British Army is considering plans to put together a Sikh regiment, The Telegraph quoted a British minister as saying. British Minister Mark Francois told Commons that the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) Sir Nick Carter is reviewing the likelihood of forming a new unit that would inherit many of the “proud traditions of Sikh regiments” from the British Army’s past. Thousands of Sikh soldiers […]