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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 ...
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon says she is huge fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and she cant wait to watch "MS Dhoni - The Untold Story" -- a film made on the cricketer starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. "I think Sushant is an excellent actor. Yes, I can't pick out details and mannerism that he has totally picked up for the film but I have lot of friends who are Dhoni ...
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) LABEL, Ritu Kumar unveiled 'vintage sportswear' at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 with its theme for the season was sportswear inspired street style. The collection blended Parisian styling and Indian textiles with Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon showing it beautifully on ramp as showstopper. This pret collection plays with a palette of colourful and soft tones, ...
[India], Aug.28 (ANI): Denouncing the announcement of a magisterial investigation of the recent ethnic clashes in Agartala, the opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) has called for a inquiry by a sitting judge of the Tripura High Court.It said that the communal violence in Agartala on August 23 was a deep rooted conspiracy of the ruling CPI-M.TMC leader Sudip Roy Barman said, "We demand a judicial enquiry ...

Spurt in dengue cases in UP

2016-08-28 05:18:00

[India], Aug. 28 (ANI): In Uttar Pradesh, a sudden surge in the number of dengue cases has shocked health authorities as 215 dengue cases have been reported in different districts of UP in the past three days.With this, the total number of dengue affected cases in UP has risen to 336.Causing an alarm, these cases have been reported by just four out of 36 sentinel labs designated by the state health ...
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout near Dhaka on Saturday, shooting dead three alleged Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of the cafe attack that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month. "We can see three dead bodies here, Tamim Chowdhury is dead. He is the Gulshan attack mastermind and the leader of JMB (Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh)," ...
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the Rampal power plant project, being jointly built with India, will not affect the world's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans. The agreement to build a 1,320 megawatt coal fired power plant near the Sundarbans was inked by India and Bangladesh on July 12 this year as part of bilateral cooperation to mark the transition ...
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 ...
By Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world's economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help. Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal ...
By Jason Lange and Ann Saphir JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are signaling they could raise U.S. interest rates soon but they are already weighing new tools they may need to fight the next recession. A solid U.S. labor market "has strengthened" the case for the first rate increase since last December, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a central banking conference in Jackson ...
[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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