Texas school shooting: Police waited 45 minutes in school before pursuing shooter

UVALDE, TEXAS: Nearly 20 officers stood for about 45 minutes in the hallway outside the adjoining Texas classrooms where the gunman students and teachers this week before US Border Patrol agents unlocked the door to confront and kill him, authorities said Friday. At least some of the 911 calls made during the Tuesday attack on … Read more

“Horrifying” conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow. It happened after Sandy Hook, after Parkland, after the Orlando nightclub shooting and after the deadly rampage earlier this month at a Buffalo grocery store. Within … Read more

Cannes 2022: Shooting of foreign films in India get a boost, minister announces major sops

India oi-Deepika S | Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 18:51 [IST] New Delhi, May 18: Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur on Wednesday announced an incentive scheme for foreign filmmakers who will shoot their films and other projects in India. The union minister made the announcement after inaugurating the India Pavilion at Cannes Film … Read more

Buffalo shooting: US President Joe Biden condemns racism, mourns new victims

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the poison of white supremacy and said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “placement theory” espoused by the shooter who murdered 10 black Americans in Buffalo. Speaking to victims’ families, local officials and first responders, Biden said America’s diversity is its strength and the nation … Read more

Long Read: India eyes medals for shooting, but isn’t shooting for medals

The bizarre sequence of events would have dumbfounded even the best of satirists. In mid-2019, fuming over the exclusion of shooting from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Indian Olympic Association general secretary Rajiv Mehta suggested that the country boycott the edition altogether. What seemed to be a stray remark snowballed into a major dispute after the … Read more