World’s Longest Flight Of 19 Hours In The Air Between Singapore And New York Starts

New Delhi: Passengers were getting ready to board the world’s longest flight -- a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York. Two pilots, a special “wellness” menu and more than seven weeks’ worth of film and television entertainment were expected to accompany travellers on the 16,700-kilometre (10,400-mile) journey to the Big Apple.

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 will use the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, configured to carry 161 passengers -- 67 in business class and 94 in premium economy.


Trump Says, His Daughter Ivanka Would Prove To Be Dynamite As The US Ambassador To the UN

New Delhi: President Donald Trump said he is certain that his daughter Ivanka would be “dynamite” as the US ambassador to the UN, but conceded that he would be accused of “nepotism” if he selected her to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley.

Haley, 46, announced Tuesday that she would resign from her post as the US ambassador to the UN by the end of the year.

As President Trump heaped praise on Haley’s performance during her tenure as the envoy to the world body, he said many people would like to replace her. Trump said that he expects to name a replacement for Haley in the next “two to three weeks,” and said that he would be talking about candidates with the former South Carolina governor and others. The US president described his second child as “dynamite” Trump said his daughter Ivanka would make an “incredible” ambassador to the UN.


Google says, it is no longer vying cloud computing contract with US defense department

New Delhi: Alphabet Inc’s Google said that it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the US defense department, in part because the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating.

Google said in a statement, “We couldn’t be assured that (the JEDI deal) would align with our AI Principles and second, we determined that there were portions of the contract that were out of scope with our current government certifications.”


Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Ghauri Missile

New Delhi: To counter India’s missile programme, Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometers. This has brought many Indian cities under its range.

The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, said the Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the army.

“Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kms,” it said in a statement.


Wife Of Israeli PM Facing Trial For Allegedly Using State Funds To Pay For Her Meals

New Delhi: Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, goes on trial for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals. The family is facing many legal trouble which includes this as well.

The start of the trial will be the latest chapter in a saga intensely scrutinised in Israel — but dismissed by the Netanyahus as another “absurd” attempt to discredit them. The veteran premier himself faces possible charges in separate corruption investigations, leading to speculation that he will eventually be forced to step down.

Sara Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust in June.