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Munich: Gunmen attacked a busy mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, killing at least 10 people and sending shoppers running for their lives from what police said was a terrorist attack. Authorities told the public to get off the streets as the city - Germany's third biggest - went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off. A police spokesman said three gunmen were ...
Munich: Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing and wounding many people, police said. It was the third major act of violence against civilian targets to take place in Western Europe in eight days. Previous attacks in France and Germany were claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Munich police said they suspected it was a ...
London, July 23 (IANS) "Song of Lahore", a documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, which focuses on the music community of Lahore, won the Audience Choice Award at the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival. "We are delighted that 'Song of Lahore' has won the audience award. The film is a labour of love, and an ode to the beautiful city of Lahore and ...
U S Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has picked Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her choice for vice president and running mate, for the upcoming national elections."I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted, reports the CNN.She will introduce her new partner at a campaign rally Saturday in Miami. It's also ...
As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average–over 10 years–for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). In 2014 (latest available data), 3.4% of crimes against SCs in Gujarat ended in ...
A Delhi Court on Saturday adjourned judgement till July 30 in a rape case involving 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui.The Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman, who was in India to do research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University.However Farooqui has denied the allegations, saying that he was falsely implicated in case.On September 9 last year, ...
U S President Barack Obama has dismissed Turkey's persistent speculation that Washington was behind the failed military coup there, saying that the rumors threatened the safety of Americans in the country and could damage bilateral ties."Any reports that we had any previous knowledge of a coup attempt, that there was any U.S. involvement in it, that we were anything other than entirely supportive ...
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, has slammed former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's statement on the establishment of Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) by the current government to investigate the enforced disappearances during the war.Rajapaksa had this week said that proposed bill to set up an office ...
The killing of Burhan Wani exposed the mindset of separatists, soft separatists in garb of mainstream politicians and their sympathizers in the academia and the media. Nawaz Sharif’s comments hailing Burhan Wani, as martyr was in consonance and resonance with Burhan’s Indian sympathizers. They were not happy that a dreaded terrorist had been eliminated. There was not a word of praise for the security ...
Dayashankar Singh, Vice President of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit has been sacked for his remarks against Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader Mayawati.Singh likened Mayawati to a prostitute who sells party tickets to the highest bidder. The comments have drawn wide spread criticism and outrage, leaving the BJP no choice but to sack him.DMK Leader Kanimozhi raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.BJP ...
By David Lawder CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - The world's top economies will work to tackle excess production capacity in steel and some other industries, including government subsidies that have distorted markets, G20 finance officials said on Saturday. In a draft statement obtained by Reuters, the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in China's southwestern city of Chengdu said ...
By Jan Strupczewski and David Lawder CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - The world's leading economies will step up efforts to lift global economic growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers meeting in China said on Saturday, as they seek to counter growing dissatisfaction with globalisation. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 are huddling in China's southwestern ...
The Union government recently added coronary stents to the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) 2015, effectively bringing them under price control.NATHEALTH, which is a unique forum comprising of both Healthcare Providers and Medical Technology Companies is strongly opposing this move, which is contradictory to the Government's recently expressed desire to separate medical devices from drugs ...
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, led by an Indian neuroscientist, has developed a non-invasive gene therapy to treat brain tumour.Currently, treatment for brain tumour or Gliobastoma (GBM) involves surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide.Still, complete surgical removal of tumour is nearly impossible, as these cells are also radio ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...
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