The US technology industry, substantially loaded with immigrants, was thrown into a tizzy on Friday after President Donald Trump issued executive orders of temporarily barring refugees from seven Muslim majority countries entering the US, and instituted extreme vetting in the case of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia.
The female lead, Taraneh Alidoosti, of an Iranian drama nominated for this year’s Oscar in the best foreign language film category has said that she will boycott the February 26 ceremony over US President Donald Trump’s expected decision to impose visa bans on Iranians.
The Indian diaspora across the world celebrated the country’s 68th Republic Day with zeal and fervor by hoisting the national flag and organizing cultural events. In Washington DC, Ambassador Navtej Sarna paid floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Embassy.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the government's appeal in a landmark case about Brexit, meaning Parliament will be required to give its approval before official talks on leaving the Europe Union can begin. The ruling is a significant, although not totally unexpected, setback for Theresa May.