New Delhi (Sputnik): Employees of state-owned banks in India are agitating against the government’s plan to consolidate the banking sector in the country by merging 10 state-run banks into four, with workers fearing job cuts in the process.
Swedish pop singer-songwriter, pianist, and painter Marie Fredriksson is known for forming pop-rock duo Roxette in 1986 alongside Per Gessle. Their songs “Listen To Your Heart” and “It Must Have Been Love” (from "Pretty Woman") peaked at number one in November 1989 and June 1990 respectively.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The launch of Russia's Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Glonass-M navigation satellite, expected to be conducted at the Plesetsk spaceport in the country's east on 10 December, has been postponed due to problems with the third stage of the carrier, a source in the rocket and space industry stated.
Swede Felix Kjellberg, better known to the world as one of the most influential creators on YouTube – PewDiePie, with over 102 million followers, has had a countless number of spats, including his epic subscription race with the Indian giant T-Series. In a recent vlog post, he turned his sarcasm against the anti-vaccination movement.
New Delhi (Sputnik): A film based on the life and struggles of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, is set to release on 10 January 2020. She was attacked in 2005 at age 15, by a 32-year-old man whose advances she had rejected.
The 29-year-old model knows perfectly well how to stun, this time trying on a new role as a kind and sexy wizard Santa.
It seems there is only one person that would welcome this news – Pavel Durov, the creator of the Telegram messaging app, who in November called on users to delete WhatsApp citing its vulnerability to hackers.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As the end of 2019 approaches, Twitter is reflecting upon the year's most glorious moments with the hashtag #ThisHappened2019. Twitter is recalling some of the best moments of 2019 disclosing the most retweeted, commented, and liked posts in politics, entertainment, and sports.
Scientists first genetically modified cells of crab-eating macaques, also known as cynomolgus monkeys, so that they produce a fluorescent protein. This allowed researchers to track these cells and their descendants in the bodies of chimeras
New Delhi (Sputnik): Noted actor Shweta Basu Prasad was arrested in India’s southern city of Hyderabad in 2014, for her involvement in a high-profile prostitution racket. According to reports, the 28-year-old actor was caught in a compromising position after Hyderabad Police raided a famous hotel in the upscale Banjara Hills area of the city.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Burning the midnight oil, India’s lower house of parliament cleared the controversial legislation to grant citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from specific neighbouring nations, with stiff resistance from a minority opposition.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ever since Bollywood’s Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor made their relationship public, speculations around the couple tying the knot have been making the rounds. Now it has been reported that the lovebirds are all set to tie the knot next year in Kashmir.
Some have been rightfully calling the 2010s the decade of the meme. Everyone memes now and any post, theme, or image can be turned into a meme. Since this cultural phenomenon has been proven to be as powerful as ever, we’ve picked the most viral memes of the past 10 years.
As the election campaign is in full swing in Great Britain, Prime Minister Johnson decided to share some Christmas cheer prior to Thursday’s poll by posting a romantic-movie inspired video, where he urged Britons to vote for the Conservative Party.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In a career spanning four decades, southern Indian megastar Mammootty has appeared in over 400 films, predominantly in the Malayalam language but also in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English.
Many animals are afraid of modern electronic devices, but some mistake those inanimate objects for living creatures and attempt to establish contact such as trying to eat a robot or at least to taste it. And who knows what is more powerful - life or science?
An attorney for the 73-year-old clergyman said his client was devastated by what had happened and asked the judge to release the man on his own recognizance, adding that his client suffers from Parkinson’s disease and glaucoma.
Greta Thunberg, 16, who has been elevated to the status of climate guru by politicians and media alike, has alongside 14 fellow teenage activists urged Norway and Canada to wind down their oil and gas production, which, she claimed, violates children’s rights around the world.
A new report from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center, a scientific research division of the Army, detailed what the field of cybernetics might look like in 2050 – with the descriptions of cybernetically enhanced soldiers.
ClearSpace-1, a trash collector that will use a "Pac-Man system" to capture and clean up hazardous space junk, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) for launch in 2025, according to a Monday statement.