Bal Thackeray has passed away at his residence in Mumbai. His death was unexpected after earlier reports suggested that his condition was improving.
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Khurshid said the death of Halappanavar, a dentist who was denied an abortion in Ireland due to the country's controversial abortion laws, is a very sad incident.
"The matter should be investigated and is being done. I express my full condolences to the family and pray to god to give them courage. I have full confidence that the Ireland Government will take appropriate action in this matter. We are in touch with them and will do whatever possible," he added.
Khurshid earlier on Friday said India's envoy to Ireland would formally raise New Delhi' concerns over the death of Savita.
The study revealed an improved method to reflect the physiological processes of the scale-free brain in music, the Daily Mail reported. Previous research by the same group described how EEG amplitudes and waveforms may be converted to music.
In the past, researchers at the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate have also explored the possibility of a form of neuro-training called "Brain Music."
The law and order situation in troubled Kokrajhar district of Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) seems to be deteriorating further. Suspected militants attacked a house in the district late Friday night, killing four persons − including a minor boy − on the spot, and injuring another minor boy.
The fresh incidents took place at Jiaguri village in the district, even though indefinite curfew remains in force in the district. The Army has been carrying out flag marches in all sensitive areas of the district for three days. "A group of armed men sprayed bullets at the house of one Abbas Ali around 11 pm Friday, killing four people on the spot. Another minor boy received bullet injuries on his hand," said the police.
A woman who was injured after suspected militants opened indiscriminate fire at her house at Bamungaon in the district earlier Friday evening, succumbed to injuries at a local hospital Saturday morning. With five deaths in the last 24 hours, the total death toll in violence in Kokrajhar district rose to 11. The turbulence here began Saturday last (Nov 10).
Kim Kardashian received serious backlash after she posted a tweet supporting Israel, and declaring to her almost 17 million followers that she was "Praying for everyone in Israel." The reality star's tweet was followed with a number of death threats with one writing, "Die in hell."
Another called the E! sensation a "bit*h" who "should die there," while others went even further. Less brutal detractors said they had "lost all respect for her," were giving her "the middle finger," and called her a "disgrace to her people" and outright "disgusting," Fox News reported.
Others told her she should be "praying for Palestine, not Israel." According to Twitchy.com, which archives all tweets even if a user deletes them, five minutes after the initial post, Kardashian attempted to appease her haters with the follow-up tweet: "praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!"
Both tweets were soon deleted from her account, but the derision lived on. "Hahaha @KimKardashian deleted her tweets, must have had SERIOUS backlash from her idiotic uninformed tweets," wrote one, while another called her a "dumb idiot" who "shouldn't talk about what she doesn't understand."
Palestinian militants took aim at Jerusalem for the first time Friday, launching a rocket attack on the holy city as Israel pressed forward with a relentless campaign of airstrikes against Gaza.
The White House says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Obama to provide an update on the situation. Netanyahu expressed appreciation to Obama and the American people for U.S. investment in the Iron Dome rocket and mortar defense system, which has been used to defend Israel against rocket attacks from Gaza, saving many Israeli lives, the White House said.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, "India has maintained regular dialogue with Maldivian authorities. As a close and friendly neighbour, we are concerned at the continuing political instability in the country."India stated that there is an urgent need for dialogue and reconciliation among all political parties in Maldives in a peaceful and democratic manner.
India urged the government of Maldives and all political parties to adhere strictly to democratic principles and the rule of law thus paving the way for the holding of free, fair and credible elections."Violence and coercive measures are not conducive to this end." the MEA asserted.
A senior official of the government of India visited Maldives recently and conveyed concerns in regard to recent developments in the country. MEA stated that the situation is being monitored closely keeping in view the need to ensure safety and security of Indians in Maldives and Indian interests in that country.