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Gunfight breaks out in J-K

2018-06-23 18:10:00

Srinagar: A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said. Police said security forces laid a cordon around Srigufwara village following specific information about the presence of militants there. "As the security forces tightened the cordon around hiding militants, they fired, triggering an encounter which is underway," ...
Ranchi: Two people have been arrested in connection with the Khunti gang-rape on Saturday.Additional Director General (ADG) of Police R.K. Mallik confirmed that all the accused in connection with the case have also been identified.Five women engaged in an anti-human trafficking campaign in Khunti district were abducted and gang-raped by armed men on June 22."All six accused have been identified while ...
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Freddy Daruwala, who was last seen in Salman Khan starrer "Race 3", says working in a big budget film gives new actors greater mileage. Asked if acting in a multi-starrer gives him tough time to get any solo lead film, Freddy told IANS: "I keep getting different kind of films, but I am very choosy about what I pick up. As a newcomer like me, I am offered two ...
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Ditch the typical sweet boxes which are heavy and unhealthy and replace them with healthy varieties of tea, gourmet jams or gold plated idols of gods alongwith your wedding invites, experts suggest. Ruchita Bansal, Creative Director and Founder at Izhaar and Rishav Kanoi, Founder of The Tea Trove, have listed some ideas: * Cookies are the most comforting companions in both ...
[India], June 24 (ANI): The family members of the class 9th student, who was found dead in a school here, staged a protest outside the school premises demanding justice for the 14-year-old victim.Concerned over the security of their children, parents of other students also participated in the protest.The body of the 14-year-old boy was found with multiple stab wounds in the school washroom on Friday.The ...
[India], June 24 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wrote a letter to the Centre demanding that all banks in the state be directed to expedite the process of distributing crop loans to farmers.Fadnavis in the letter stated that it's the need of the hour as it's the peak time for Khareef crops and slow distribution of loans is harming farmers."All ministers have been instructed to keep ...
[United States], June 24 (ANI): In order to accommodate 25,000 immigrants, the United States Navy plans to set up detention camps in Alabama.Other possible locations include the states of California and Arizona, Pentagon Spokesman Robert Manning confirmed in a statement.The U.S. military is considering housing projects across the country to house immigrants who are held before U.S. courts waiting for ...
[Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud has been appointed as the new chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), following Mullah Fazlullah's death.On June 13, Fazlullah along with his four lieutenants was killed in a US drone strike in north-eastern Afghanistan."Like his predecessors Baitullah Mehsud and Hakimullah Mehsud, Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike at 11 pm on ...
Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and leader of the National Conference, Omar Abdullah called for the dissolution of the state legislative assembly and fresh elections. This came in response to former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta’s comments on his party “working on something” with regards to the political situation in the state. Mr. Abdullah declined to form a new government saying ...

The illusion of secularism

2018-06-23 11:04:13

Since 2014, we are far more aware of the communalism in India because of the entitlement felt by the “proud Hindu” brigade. Cartoon: Satish Acharya When one compares the Abrahamic religions and the ancient religions which are ruled by mythology rather than a code – Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Nordic, Hindu – the main difference is that the latter had fallible gods, who had human foibles, whose ...
Bhopal: In a veiled attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was spreading "lies, confusion and pessimism", whereas his government was working for the welfare of people. Addressing a public meeting after launching the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, Modi said, "People trust the BJP and its government. Those spreading lies, confusion ...
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Friday warned journalists to 'mend their ways' over their reporting on the Kathua rape and murder case, with an apparent reference to the assassination of journalist Shujaat Bukhari. The forest minister in the previous PDP-BJP government, Singh was asked to resign from the cabinet after he participated ...
, [USA] June 23 (ANI): Strong sibling bonds can help a child recuperate from mental health problems caused due to parental strife.Generally, children who experience recurrent destructive conflicts between their parents are at a higher risk of later developing mental health problems.However, a new study claimed that strong sibling bond is the key fight it.Studies have revealed that adolescents, who ...

Flu virus can now be slowed down

2018-06-23 06:47:00

[USA] June 23 (ANI): Editing and blocking the viral Ribonucleic acid (RNA) strands can slow down the replication of Influenza A (Flu A) virus.Influenza A virus is a common human pathogen that causes 250,000 to 500,000 deaths per year worldwide."Although vaccines and some antiviral drugs are available, it is crucial to understand influenza virus-host interactions at a molecular level in order to identify ...
Washington: An American televangelist is asking his followers to chip in so his ministry can purchase a brand new Dassault Falcon 7X, which costs about $54 million, after having a divine conversation with Jesus Christ, the media reported. Louisiana-based Jesse Duplantis, leader of Jesse Duplantis Ministries and the owner of three other private jets, has said that the planes get him closer to God ...
London: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is "not a woman", and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn't want to "provoke him".The Russian President's comments came in series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone on topics ranging from geopolitics to gay rights and Edward Snowden."The Putin Interviews", a documentary comprised of ...
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the final answer keys for the CGL tier-II examination 2017.Candidates who had appeared for the examinations may download the keys from the official website, ssc.nic.in The Staff Selection Commission had declared the result of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2017 (Tier-II) on 06.06.2018. “In order to ensure greater transparency in the examination system, ...
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the admit cards for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018.Candidates who had registered for the test can download their cards from the official website, cbsenet.nic.in The NET is held twice a year by the central board, to select candidates for the grant of junior research fellowship (JRF).The scores are also necessary while recruiting ...

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