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Biden raises eyebrows by claiming cannibals 'ate' his uncle

United States President Joe Biden's comments about his uncle, 2nd Lt. Ambrose J Finnegan Jr, potentially falling victim to cannibalism in Papua New Guinea during World War II have sparked confusion and criticism. During a campaign event in Pittsburgh, Biden suggested that after Finnegan was shot down over New Guinea, his body was never recovered "because there used to be...lots of cannibals...in that part of New Guinea."


India-Pakistan bilateral series Down Under? Cricket Australia voices interest

Cricket Australia, on March 27, shared the idea of hosting a bilateral series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. As per CA's recently-announced international schedule, both India and Pakistan will visit Down Under for their respective series against hosts Australia in November this year. Notably, the two Asian rivals haven't competed in bilateral assignments in over a decade due to political issues.


'0%' voting in 6 Nagaland districts over separate territory demand

On Friday, polling stations across six districts in eastern Nagaland remained empty due to an indefinite shutdown call by the Eastern Nagaland People's Organization (ENPO). The ENPO, a prominent body representing seven tribal groups in the region, initiated this shutdown to advocate for their demand for a separate state. Despite the lack of activity from people or vehicles, except for district administration and emergency services, peace prevailed throughout during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.


Apple claims 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2015

Apple's latest sustainability report reveals a significant decrease in its greenhouse gas emissions, primarily due to its suppliers' shift toward cleaner energy sources. The tech giant's total carbon dioxide emissions fell from 20.6 million metric tons in 2022 to 16.1 million metric tons in 2023, marking a reduction of 22% within a year. Since 2015, Apple has managed to cut its total emissions by over 55%.


Nawazuddin Siddiqui and family cleared in molestation case

Prominent Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, along with four of his family members, has been acquitted of molestation charges by Uttar Pradesh Police. The case was initiated nearly a decade ago by his wife, Aaliya Siddiqui. Aaliya is a television personality and producer who lodged her complaint at the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) court in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. She was also a part of Bigg Boss OTT 2.


Netflix to stop disclosing subscriber count from 2025

Netflix has recently announced its decision to stop revealing its subscriber count starting from the first quarter of 2025. This unexpected move was disclosed during the announcement of Netflix's first-quarter earnings for 2024. Despite gaining a significant 9.33 million subscribers during this period, bringing its global count to nearly 270 million, Netflix shares saw a drop of over 4.5% in after-hours trading on Thursday.


Chinese vompany's 'Unhappy Leave' policy goes viral

In a move that challenges the prevailing hustle culture, a company in China has introduced a new policy allowing employees to take leave on days when they are feeling unhappy. The policy, announced by Chinese retail tycoon Yu Donglai, aims to promote a better work-life balance. The chairman and founder of the Henan province-based retail chain Pang Dong Lai in central China said that staff members are free to request an additional 10 days of leave at any time.