Category archives: Place

At least 70 fires, gas explosions reported in US, three towns evacuated

Mass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway on Thursday after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, police said, leaving at least six injuries. Massachusetts State Police said they had responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. “Gas lines are currently being depressurised,” police said on […]

India Andhra Pradesh: What happened to the newest state capital?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a new capital in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in 2015. But three years later nothing has been built in Amaravati, which was touted as a city that could “make India proud”, reports Sriram Karri. The state was forced to look for a new capital after it was split in two to create India’s 29th state, Telangana. The current […]

6 Surprising Facts About New Vishwanath Mandir In Varanasi

We all know Varanasi is one of the oldest-living cities in India and has been in existence for thousands of years. On account of the presence of hundreds of temples and pilgrimage sites, it is also sometimes referred to as the spiritual capital of India. On an average, Varanasi is frequented by tourists and Hindu devotees in thousands every day. Well, that is certainly a big number. After all, it […]

Tallest statue in the world takes shape in India

The world’s tallest statue is nearing completion in India. It is designed to be a 182m (600ft) high tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a hero in India’s independence struggle, in Gujarat state. The Spring Temple Buddha in China is currently the world’s biggest statue at 128 metres. India’s statue has cost 29.9bn rupees (£330m/$430m) and is seen as a pet project of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The “Statue of […]

Storm warning for US Gulf Coast as potential cyclone approaches

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch on Sunday for parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast as a potential tropical cyclone bringing heavy rains and strong winds was expected to hit the area this week. What has been dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven was set to drench part of the Florida-Alabama border from Tuesday night, dropping as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain in […]

Three including suspect dead, several injured in Jacksonville mass shooting

At least four people were killed in a shooting incident in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. The incident took place inside a mall. A total of eleven people were injured in the mass shooting which led to multiple fatalities after which the police warned people to stay ‘many blocks’ away. The massacre occurred in the GLHF Game Bar, which was holding a regional videogame tourney. According to the local media, gunshots […]


  Taste of India 2018 food festival provided a unique and refreshing insight into the food and cultural habits of the South Asian diaspora living in the GTA TORONTO, ON (August 26, 2018) – In an attempt to experience the true diversity and uniqueness of the South Asian diaspora living in the Greater Toronto Area, tens of thousands thronged to the 2018 Taste of India Food Festival. Toronto’s largest food […]

Some Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh Will Surprise You

One of the most beautiful states, Andhra Pradesh is a popular tourist destination today. People from all over the world throng to its attractions in millions every year. From historical places to natural sites, one can find everything within its boundaries. Here is Some Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh: Designed The Indian National Flag:   Did you ever wonder about the origin of the India national flag? If yes, then let […]

Scott Morrison picked as Australia's new prime minister, replaces Malcolm Turnbull

Treasurer Scott Morrison was on Friday picked as Australia’s next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, another […]

Saudi Arabia warns possible floods in Mecca

Al Arabiya’s images and videos on social media showed the Kaaba’s Kiswa, an embroidered cloth that wraps around Islam’s most sacred site, being moved out of place due to the high winds in Mecca on Sunday evening. Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday, the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy thundery rain, the Al Akhbariya reported. The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, […]