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Dhaka: Mastermind of the Dhaka cafe attack along with two other militants were killed on Saturday during a raid in the Bangladeshi capital, officials said.Monirul Islam, chief of Dhaka Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism unit, confirmed the news The Daily Star.A joint team from Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, police headquarters and district police cordoned off a house in Narayanganj ...
Madhya Pradesh: In what could be a slap on the face of the civil society, a case of shocking apathy has come to fore, wherein a pregnant woman in Madhya Pradesh was forced to walk six kilometres through a waterlogged area to reach the hospital to deliver her baby.The incident was reported from the state's Chhatarpur district, when a family called for a government ambulance, but the hospital said it ...
By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. jobs data top economic readouts from around the world next week as global markets begin to return to business as usual following a typically quiet August with the calm broken on Friday by comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Speaking at a three-day international gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen said the case for ...
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) France football coach Didier Deschamps has said he could call up out-of-favour Karim Benzema again to play with France, but admits the time is still not right for the striker to return to the national fold. Benzema wasn't picked for Euro 2016 after getting involved in a sex tape scandal also featuring ex-teammate Mathew Valbuena, reports Efe. The coach's statement came after ...
[India], Aug. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said universities must be the bastions of free speech and expression, adding that they must be the arena where diverse and conflicting schools of thought contend."There should be no room for intolerance, prejudice and hatred within the spaces of this institution. Further, it must act as a flag bearer for the coexistence of multiple views, ...
, Aug.27 (ANI): Justifying his firing order to the Uttar Pradesh Police that claimed the lives of 16 kar sevaks in Ayodhya on October 30, 1990, former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said had even 30 people been killed for the country's unity and integrity, it would not have bothered him.The firing on the sevaks took place when the Ram temple movement, spearheaded by Vishwa Hindu Parishad ...
[Pakistan], Aug. 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has nominated 22 parliamentarians as special envoys who will be highlighting the unrest in Kashmir globally."I have decided to send these parliamentarians for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the world. These special envoys have the strength of the people of Pakistan, prayers from the Kashmiri people across the Line of ...
[Germany], Aug. 27 (ANI): Baloch activists in Leipzig, Germany, staged a protest against Pakistan on Saturday for the ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan and urged the international community to take notice of the plight of the Baloch people there.The protestors were seen chanting anti-Pakistan slogans and saying 'we want freedom', 'free Balochistan zindabad' and 'go ahead Modi'."Our protest ...
Flashback to February 2015: The Delhi Legislative Elections are due. BJP had come to power at the Centre on the back of what was termed ‘the Modi wave’ – the promise of development, governance and participatory growth in an India used to corruption and nepotism. Modi and the BJP seemed invincible. Suddenly before the Delhi elections, there were reports of a well-coordinated campaign to attack ...
The forthcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh has become a huge battle of nerves for all the political parties in the northern Indian state. Muslims being a fifth of the state population are a key target for all the political parties.The biggest fight for Muslim votes is between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Congress Party doesn’t have much hope of getting Muslim ...
New Delhi: Swatting away criticism of the recently drafted Surrogacy Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asserted that the Centre had to introduce it as commercial surrogacy had become a 'money making racket' and was not benefitting genuine cases where people needed to be helped."When it comes to the surrogacy bill, we must realise that our government differentiated between commercial ...
New Delhi: After taking on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accusing his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image, the Aam Aadmi Party sacked its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post.Amid sharp criticism following accusations of him taking bribes for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections in Punjab to be held early next year, ...
[USA], Aug. 27 (ANI): A recent study has identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.The findings suggest a new way to predict leukemic relapse ...
[US], Aug. 27 (ANI): A recent research shows that chemical substances emitted by one of the mosquito's natural enemies, the backswimmer bug make the biological pesticide Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) more deadly.These so-called predator cues also impair the mosquito's immune system.Scientists also argue that a cocktail of biological pesticides and synthetic predator cues very well be the ...
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 ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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