New insectivorous mammal species discovered in India after four decades.

A new insect-eating mammal species almost the size of a house mouse has been discovered in India after over four decades. A Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) team discovered the grey-coloured shrew that feeds on insects on the remote uninhabited dormant volcanic island of Narcondam in the Andaman and Nicobar...

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Australia bans arrivals from India, says offenders face jail, fines.

Australian residents and citizens who have been in India within 14 days of the date they plan to return home will be banned from entering Australia as of Monday and those who disobey will face fines and jail, government officials said.The emergency determination, made late on Friday, is part of strict...

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Destination Dubai: Jets in high demand to escape India horror.

In this file photo, passengers queue for check-in for flights to India at the Dubai Airport.Indians from the millions-strong expat community in the UAE, stranded in their homeland during a catastrophic coronavirus surge, are swamping private jet operators with requests to whisk them back to safety. Fearing...

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Polish scientists discover world’s first ‘pregnant’ Egyptian mummy.

Polish scientists said Thursday they have discovered the world's first pregnant Egyptian mummy while carrying out scans on the 2,000-year-old remains kept at the National Museum in Warsaw."My husband Stanislaw, an Egyptian archaeologist, and I looked at the X-ray images and noticed a familiar sight for parents...

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Egyptologists uncover rare tombs from before the Pharaohs.

Egyptian archaeologists working on the Nile Delta have uncovered dozens of rare predynastic tombs dating to the period before Egypt's Pharaonic kingdoms first emerged more than 5,000 years ago.They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took...

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Kerala Couple Ties Knot at Hospital After Groom Tests Positive for COVID-19, bride wears PPE kit.

A couple from Kerala’s Alappuzha district on Sunday tied the sacred knot at the covid ward of Alappuzha medical college and hospital after the groom tested positive for COVID-19 a few days back. During the wedding, the bride was seen wearing a PPE Kit while the groom was dressed in blue shirt and white...

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Saudi Arabia’s new curriculum to include Ramayana, Mahabharata.

A tweet about Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new vision for the education sector in Saudi Arabia, Vision 2030, involving the history and culture of different countries in the country’s curriculum, has gone viral.The tweet by Nouf Almarwaai included screenshots of son’s social studies exam with questions...

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Belgian artist creates ‘portable oasis’, Covid-free bubble to stroll in Brussels.

When governments around Europe told people to create a "bubble" to limit their social contacts during the Covid-19 pandemic, this was probably not what they had in mind.Alain Verschueren, a Belgian artist and social worker, has been strolling through the capital Brussels wearing a "portable oasis" - a plexiglass...

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Two dead in Tesla crash in Texas that was believed to be driverless.

Two men died after a Tesla vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver's seat, crashed into a tree on Saturday night north of Houston, authorities said.“There was no one in the driver’s seat," Sgt. Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said.The 2019...

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