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India to overtake US economy by 2040

According to a report published by business consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), India is expected to overtake the United States economy by the year 2040 in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). The report states that in just around two decades, India will be the second largest economy in terms of PPP, only after China. “In fact, China has already overtaken ... Read More »

Turkey sacks 4,500 government personnel for links to failed coup bid

As per a decree issued by the Turkish government, 4,464 more civil servants have lost their jobs. The government suspects these people to have links with last year’s failed coup bid, which is why they have now been fired. The official order issued by the Turkish government states that a total of 4,464 people have been fired, which includes 2,585 ... Read More »

PM Modi targets Manmohan Singh with “bathing in a raincoat” remark

PM Narendra Modi directly targeted former PM Manmohan Singh by saying that only Singh knew the art of “bathing with a raincoat on”. PM Modi was trying to point out to the various scams that have happened under the Congress rule in the past 30-35 years. He said that even with all these scams, Singh has managed to keep a ... Read More »

Pandemonium in Bengal Assembly; Congress MLA hospitalized

Opposition parties in West Bengal staged a strong protest against the passage of a Bill that imposes payment of compensation on public properties damaged during violent protests. The protests led to widespread pandemonium in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, which forced the Speaker to order the suspension of leader of opposition and Congress MLA Abdul Mannan. However, Mr Mannan stood ... Read More »

Bankrupt Zimbabwe to spend $2.5 million on President Mugabe’s birthday bash

Sources have revealed that the ruling party in Zimbabwe is planning to spend close to $2.5 million on President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday celebration on February 21. The funds will be raised from the 10 provinces through individuals, private companies, parastatals, provincial structures and local authorities. The decision has come under a strong attack from opposition parties in Zimbabwe. A ... Read More »

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudi Arabia

In a report released by the Saudi Arabian government, it has been revealed that around 39,000 Pakistani nationals have been deported during the last four months. The primary reason for the deportation of Pakistani nationals from Saudi Arabia is visa violations. These deportations were ordered after Saudi Arabia made the visa process stricter. Saudi government officials suspect that some people ... Read More »

Cash withdrawal limit scrapped from March 13; repo rate unchanged: RBI

As part of its monetary policy review, the RBI made some major announcements today, some of which were welcomed whereas others were given a thumbs down. For everyone facing cash problems due to demonetization, the RBI has provided relief by scrapping the cash withdrawal limit, which would be effective from March 13. Before this, the withdrawal limit will be raised ... Read More »

Executed prisoners’ organs still harvested in China

Huang Jiefu, a former Chinese deputy health minister, has claimed that organs of executed prisoners in China may be still being used to carry out organ transplants at certain places. Even though such transplants have been banned in China and the country has a zero tolerance policy for such acts, Jiefu said that China is a big country and it ... Read More »

Punjab Elections: Re-polling in 48 polling stations, says EC

The Election Commission (EC) has announced today that re-polling will be done in 48 polling stations across Punjab. These polling stations fall under the Majitha, Muktsar and Sangrur assembly seats. Re-polling will be done at 12 polling stations in Majitha, one in Moga, nine in Muktsar, four in Sardulgarh and six in Sangrur. Re-polling will also be held at 16 ... Read More »

Attempt to set Kaaba on fire? Man arrested by police

Reports are coming in from Saudi Arabia, claiming that a person has tried to set fire to the Kaaba inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque, the holiest shrine of Muslims. The man trying to set the Kaaba on fire has been arrested by the police before he could complete his act. Sources said that the man was mentally unstable, which is why ... Read More »

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