International

Flight engine catches fire, passengers chant prayers

Flight engine catches fire, passengers chant prayers

Passengers in a flight in Nigeria sobbed and chanted prayers after a technical glitch in the plane’s engines allegedly caused it to catch fire and fill with smoke. According to a report in Daily Mail, a video showed chaos in the cabin of an Aero Contractors flight as thick smoke filled the plane’s cabin for […]

‘F**k off back to India’ – Irish woman’s racist abuse caught on camera

‘F**k off back to India’ – Irish woman’s racist abuse caught on camera

A woman on a train in Ireland has been caught on camera making expletive-laden racist comments towards fellow Asian passengers, telling one of them to “go back to India” for placing a bag on an empty seat, media reports said on Wednesday. Description by Blzz A succession of videos recording an Irish girl’s racist rant […]

Russia: St Petersburg metro explosions kill ten

Russia: St Petersburg metro explosions kill ten

At least 10 people have been killed in explosions at underground stations in St Petersburg, Russian media report. News agencies reported the blasts hit the Sennaya Ploschad and nearby Tekhnologichesky Institut stations in the centre of the city. Images posted on social media showed a carriage in Sennaya station with its doors blown out with […]

PARIS : Huge blast at carnival leaves at least 30 injured

PARIS : Huge blast at carnival leaves at least 30 injured

At least 30 people have been injured, five critically after an explosion rocked a busy French carnival. The incident happened when a ‘Bengal Fire’ display exploded into the crowd at the carnival near Paris today. Screaming spectators were thrown to the ground as the blasts shook the ground at the popular event, about 11 miles […]

‘Bhangra’ group performs during NBA match

‘Bhangra’ group performs during NBA match

An Indian-American bhangra dancing group is getting lots of love on social media for its lively dance performance at a professional basketball game. Bhangra Empire took centre stage at the halftime show during an NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. The 32 dancers – 16 women and […]

US Man Shouts ‘Go Back To Lebanon’ To Punjabi-American Girl

US Man Shouts ‘Go Back To Lebanon’ To Punjabi-American Girl

Rajpreet Heir’s case is yet another disturbing incident of racial discrimination. NEW YORK: A Punjabi-American girl was harassed on a subway train here when a man, mistaking her to be from the Middle East, allegedly shouted “go back to Lebanon” and “you don’t belong in this country,” the latest in a series of hate crimes […]

UK Parliament attack – Palace of Westminster in lockdown

UK Parliament attack – Palace of Westminster in lockdown

Multiple shots were fired near the UK Parliament on Wednesday in London during an incident that also saw people hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. The Metropolitan Police said the assaults at and near Parliament are being treated “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise” in a statement released at 3.31 pm local […]

44 feared dead after plane crashes onto runway during landing

44 feared dead after plane crashes onto runway during landing

A plane has crashed in South Sudan carrying 44 passengers. Initial reports from local news sources suggested that everybody on board had been killed in the crash, but there are now details emerging that everybody survived.The South Supreme Airliner came down at Wau Airport at around 3pm local time. ‘Right now we have the ambulance […]

Dusseldorf police: Seven people injured in ax attack at train station

Dusseldorf police: Seven people injured in ax attack at train station

Seven people were injured, three severely, in an ax attack Thursday at Dusseldorf’s main train station, police in Germany said. “A suspect tried to flee and was injured as well,” said an unnamed spokesman who briefed reporters. Two women were among the injured. Police believe the suspect, a 36-year-old man who lives in Wuppertal, acted […]

US man stalks Indian families in park, accuses them of stealing jobs

US man stalks Indian families in park, accuses them of stealing jobs

The United States has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of xenophobic incidents, the latest being the fatal shooting of India-born engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla. Now an anti-immigration website featuring photos and videos of Indian families relaxing in a public park in Columbus, Ohio, has raised fresh concerns about the safety of Indian communities living […]