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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 ...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called for a larger economic and trade cooperation, including goods and services, among the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) member nations for achieving higher growth in the globally challenging environment.While delivering the valedictory address at a conference on 'International Arbitration in BRICS: Challenges, Opportunities ...
[India], Aug 27 (ANI): Denouncing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's assertion that only five percent of Kashmiris are behind the unrest, the National Conference (NC) on Saturday lashed out at the former saying she is misleading herself and "living in a make-believe world" even as the entire valley is steaming with security forces.NC leader Mustafa Kamal told ANI that Mehbooba's statement and her behaviour ...
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 ...
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank rates could remain low unless other policy areas start contributing, raising the risk that they could increasingly hit their effective lower limit, a top policymaker said on Saturday. In a largely academic speech, ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure also warned the effect of monetary stimulus in such an environment could be weakened and come with increasing ...
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 ...
[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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