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  Newsmakers   21 Dec 2016

Newsmakers, 21 Dec 2016

Rescued Syrian Twitter star Bana meets Turkish PM

The young Syrian girl was one of thousands of people evacuated from Aleppo in the last days under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia.

21 Dec 2016 6:15 PM

Mongolia bans Dalai Lama after China's protests

Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil that the Dalai Lama would not be allowed to visit Mongolia even on religious grounds.

21 Dec 2016 4:29 PM

Dipa makes it a historic year for Indian gymnastics

The whole of India would be backing Dipa to win a bagful of medals in the future – be it at the Commonwealth, Asian or Olympic level.

21 Dec 2016 2:25 PM

Fidel Castro hailed at UN as iconic leader of 20th century

Speakers lauded Castro for bringing Cuba's illiteracy and infant mortality rates to among the lowest in the world.

21 Dec 2016 12:53 PM

Pics: Family visits Saif-Kareena and their baby Taimur

The couple had released an official statement announcing the news.

21 Dec 2016 10:44 AM


Indian-American scientist launches book on cancer

Arnab De's book "Ubiquitin Chains, Degradation and Beyond", explores protein degradation and focuses on a gene that might cause cancer

21 Dec 2016 9:01 AM

BBC politely refuses girl’s offer to chime Big Ben

BBC editor Roger Sawyer told 8-year-old Phoebe Hanson it would probably be too much work for such a young girl.

21 Dec 2016 5:52 AM

Grammy honour for Nina Simone, Sly Stone

The main gala of the Grammys takes place on February 12 in Los Angeles, with pop superstar Beyonce.

21 Dec 2016 5:44 AM