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April 22, 2016

Volkswagen to buy back, fix cars hit by emissions scandal

San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) German automaker Volkswagen has agreed to fix or buy back nearly half-a-million diesel cars sold in the US but fitted with illegal emissions software.The settlement between Volkswagen and US Environmental Protection Agency, the state of California and consumers was announced on Thursday by US District Judge Charles Breyer at a hearing here, Xinhua news agency reported. Breyer said the deal would allow consumers to sell their cars back to Volkswagen or get them repaired to meet the legally…

Obama arrives in Britain for three-day visit

London, April 22 (IANS) US president Barack Obama on Friday arrived in Britain for a three-day visit.During his stay, the president is expected to give his views on Britain's forthcoming EU referendum, and advise voters to remain in the union, BBC reported. He and First Lady Michelle Obama are due to have lunch with the Queen at Windsor on Friday, and dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Obama will also speak at a news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron. His Britain stay is part of a tour which also…

On 26th birthday, Hubble spots star ‘inflating’ giant bubble

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Celebrating its 26th year in the low-Earth orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star.The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it. "As Hubble makes its 26th revolution around the Sun, we celebrate the event with a spectacular image of a dynamic and exciting interaction of a young star with its…

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad halt Gujarat Lions’ charge

Rajkot, April 21: Sunrisers Hyderabad ended Gujarat Lions' three-match winning streak with a 10-wicket thumping win in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.Sunrisers rode on a blistering opening wicket partnership from captain David Warner (74 not out in 48 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (53 not out in 41 deliveries) to overhaul the small target of 135 for eight in 20 overs with 5.1 overs to spare. The visitors raced to 63 in six overs to set it up, thanks…
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