Author Archives: swarnali Das

WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills

At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran’s military aid to Sudan. Meanwhile the Saudi mission in Geneva was stuck dealing with a multi-million dollar limo bill racked up by a Saudi princess and her entourage. The diplomatic ... Read More »

Andy Murray beats Gilles Muller to reach Queen’s Club semi-finals

      The top seed came through 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 at the Aegon Championships. Muller, ranked 48th, played clinically until the second set tie-break, when Murray stepped up a gear. The British number one goes on to play Viktor Troicki after the Serb beat John Isner 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 in the day’s last quarter-final. Saturday’s other semi-final will ... Read More »

Latest Species to be Tracked in National Parks: Homo Sapiens

      It isn’t unusual for scientists to place tracking devices on various species to learn about their patterns and habits. However, it is unusual to hear that the same will be done on a new species – humans. Scientists are using this method to learn how people and their movements affect ecosystems in national parks. Park visitors carrying ... Read More »

Purported manifesto surfaces

      Photographs that appear to show the Charleston church shooting suspect holding a Confederate flag and burning an American flag appear with a racist rant on a newly uncovered website. The purported manifesto was found on a website called and surfaced Saturday. It’s unclear if he wrote it but the writings are in line with what Roof ... Read More »

Greece on brink, extremism warning and Charleston shooting

    The Times reports that 2bn euros in deposits have already been taken out of the country in the first three days of this week. Tourists heading to Greece, where two million Britons visit each year, have been warned to take cash in case of emergencies, it says. “The deteriorating situation will lead to fears of strikes or protests, ... Read More »

The latest on Charleston shooting: Memorial grows in front of historic black church

    The memorial in front of the black church is growing with bouquets of flowers, balloons and teddy bears. On Saturday morning, a couple dozen people stood in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where police say a young white man opened fire at the end of a Bible study group and killed nine people on Wednesday ... Read More »

Plant trees sacred to Hindu culture in Mumbai please: Shiv Sena’s latest demand

      In a bizarre move, the Shiv Sena has demanded that the city’s civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plant trees that are holy and sacred to the Hindu culture across the city. The curious demand comes from Hanumant Raje, a horticulturist and Sena nominated member of the Tree Authority of the civic body. “The trees that are holy ... Read More »

The 3,000 Hit Club Is The Latest Stop In Alex Rodriguez’s Redemption Tour

      Alex Rodriguez has just become the 29th member of the 3,000 hit club with a solo home run in the first inning against Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. He is the third member of this exclusive fraternity to achieve this historic milestone with a home run. The last ball player to join the 3,000 hit club ... Read More »

The latest TV ad by Aam Aadmi Party is fast going viral

  Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come out of a new TV advertisement that highlights the steps taken by the Delhi government to bring down corruption.   At first the ad shows a middle-class housewife, fretting over daily expenses. And next, once Arvind Kejriwal forms the government in Delhi, all her worries are put to rest.   She ... Read More »

Rain grinds Mumbai to a halt: Latest developments

      Just a night of downpour has crippled Mumbai’s busy life. Large areas of the megacity witnessed flood like situation on Friday severely affecting rail and bus services. With the weather department’s forecast of high tide and more rains, situation looks to turn worse from bad in India’s financial capital. Here are the latest developments: 1. High tide ... Read More »