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Why North Korea’s Kim Is Preparing For War With South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared the South his country’s “principal enemy,” disbanded reunification and outreach organisations, and threatened war over “even 0.001 mm” of territorial infringement. After years of deteriorating relations, Pyongyang declared Seoul its main enemy this week, abolishing reunification agencies and threatening to occupy the South during wartime. It’s a significant shift because “in the past, when there was a risk of an armed conflict, there was a back channel to keep it under control, but now there is none of that,” said Hong Min, a senior analyst at the Korea Institute for National Unification...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai tells employees to expect more job cuts this year

Sundar Pichai told employees at the Alphabet-owned company to expect more job cuts this year. According to the report, Pichai stated in the memo that this year’s layoffs were focused on removing layers to simplify execution and increase velocity in some areas. The move adds to indications that job cuts will continue this year, as businesses look to use artificial intelligence software and automation to reduce workloads. “These role eliminations are not on the scale of last year’s reductions, and will not affect every team,” Pichai told all employees in a memo. “We have ambitious goals, and will be investing...

MS Dhoni Receives Invite to Ram Temple’s ‘Pran Pratishtha’ Ceremony

The Indian cricket team’s World Cup-winning captain received an invitation on Monday to attend the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22. According to PTI, 16 distinguished individuals from Jharkhand have been invited, including Dhoni, archer Deepika Kumari, and folk singer Mukund Nayak. Sachin Tendulkar, the cricket great, was recently invited to the Ram Temple’s ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. The ‘Pran Pratistha’ ceremony is scheduled for January 22. Preparations for the event are underway, with many prominent figures invited. It is expected to be a prestigious gathering of politicians, athletes, and celebrities, among others. Celebrities such as superstar Rajinikanth,...

Barack Obama’s sweet message on “Better Half” Michelle Obama’s birthday

Barack Obama paid a heartfelt tribute to his wife Michelle on her 60th birthday. The former US president, 62, shared a photo of his “better half” looking radiant in a yellow dress in the sunlight, with the ocean in the background.In his caption, President Obama wrote, “This is what 60 looks like. Happy birthday to my better half, who is one of the funniest, smartest, and most beautiful people I know. @MichelleObama, you make every day better. I’m excited to see what the new decade brings you.”

Sachin Tendulkar praises R Praggnanandhaa for becoming India’s top men’s chess player

Sachin Tendulkar, the cricket legend, praised Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa on Wednesday after the chess prodigy defeated World Champion Ding Liren to become India’s top chess player. Tendulkar took to his official X (formerly Twitter) account to congratulate Praggnanandhaa on his remarkable victory. He also wished the 18-year-old the best of luck in his upcoming matches and urged him to bring India glory in international chess events. “Congratulations to @rpraggnachess for her remarkable victory over World Champion Ding Liren. At the tender age of 18, you have not only dominated the game, but also risen to become India’s top-rated player. Best wishes...

Kamala Harris says she is “scared as heck” of Donald Trump’s return to the White House

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she is “scared as heck” that Donald Trump will win the presidency in November and urged Democrats to “fight back.” Her comments came after Trump easily won the Iowa caucuses on Monday, the first step in the Republican nomination race to face President Joe Biden later this year.“I am scared as heck, which is why I’m travelling our country… we should all be scared,” she told The View, an all-female talk show on the ABC network. However, Harris, 59, added, “We don’t run away from something when we’re scared, we fight back...

PM Modi offers prayers at the Lord Krishna Temple in Guruvayur, Kerala

On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kerala’s famed Lord Krishna temple in Guruvayur.The Prime Minister prayed at the temple while dressed in traditional’mundu’ and’veshti’ (white shawls). A police officer stationed at the temple as part of the security arrangements told a television station that Modi was the one who handed over the garlands that the couple wrapped around each other’s necks. Many Malayalam film superstars, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Dileep, were also present, and the Prime Minister spoke with each of them, according to an officer. The Prime Minister also blessed and gave sweets to the...

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Receive Invitation to Ram Temple’s ‘Pran Pratishtha’ Ceremony

Virat kohli,the latest Indian cricket team player to receive an invitation to the Ram Temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22. Before this, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, and Venkatesh Prasad were among the players who received invitations to the auspicious occasion. Kohli and his wife Anuskha Sharma, a well-known Bollywood actress, received an invitation to the temple’s grand inauguration in Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, Kohli was travelling with the Indian cricket team for the ongoing T20I series against Afghanistan, but he returned to his home in Mumbai to personally accept the invitation before heading to Bengaluru for...

Global Issues, BRICS: What PM Modi and Putin Discussed in Their Recent Talks

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to develop a roadmap for future initiatives to strengthen the two countries’ “special and privileged strategic partnership”.PM Modi stated that he had a “good conversation” with Putin and discussed various regional and global issues, including Russia’s presidency of the BRICS in 2024. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Russia last month, and the two countries agreed to expand military and technical cooperation, including the production of modern weapons. “I had a good conversation with President Putin. We discussed several positive developments in our Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership...

Elon Musk describes Mark Zuckerberg as a “charmer” in a post about Facebook’s early days

Billionaires and tech titans Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, have made headlines for their rivalry. They generated a lot of buzz by responding to each other’s cage match challenge. Furthermore, the launch of Meta’s Threads as a rival to Twitter fueled the fire, with Musk accusing Zuckerberg of “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”. Mr Musk has now claimed that the Meta Chief is a “charmer” in response to a post on the microblogging website about Facebook’s early days.X user Doge Designer took to the platform and shared a photo...