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60 die in Assam floods, Governor meets Modi

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 60 die in Assam floods, Governor meets Modi

Guwahati, August 18 (IANS): The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. Eleven more people died in the last 24 hours across the state in the second wave of […]

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Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech: Tripura CM

Agartala, August 18 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament. “We are not thinking of going to court against Prasar Bharati […]

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Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop

New Delhi, August 18 (IANS): The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don’t meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh. “Graded financial disincentives in case service providers fail to meet the DCR (drop call rates) benchmarks have been introduced, in which […]

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Infosys’ stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Infosys’ stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

Mumbai, August 18 (IANS): Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company’s scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. The massive slide in scrip price came after the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the IT major’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The subsequent […]

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Spanish suffers second attack after 14 die in Barcelona

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Spanish suffers second attack after 14 die in Barcelona

Madrid, August 18 (IANS): Police on Friday killed five suspected terrorists in Spain’s Cambrils town during a second terror attack also using a van after an earlier one in Barcelona left 14 Spaniards and foreigners dead and over 100 injured. The five terrorists were killed when police opened fire after a van ploughed into a […]

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16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on 16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross

Geneva, August 18 (IANS): A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday. According to the agency, flood levels have already reached record highs in […]

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M.J. Akbar Kicks Off ‘Namaskar Africa 2017’ in Ghana

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on M.J. Akbar Kicks Off ‘Namaskar Africa 2017’ in Ghana

By Francis Kokutse | IANS  India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day “Namaskar Africa 2017” India-West Africa Trade and Exhibition Forum here Ghana. “Our attitude to […]

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Attacks on Hospitals in Warzones Have Far Reaching Consequences

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Attacks on Hospitals in Warzones Have Far Reaching Consequences

(August 19 is World Humanitarian Day) By Peter Paul De Groote | IANS Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That’s almost one hospital every week. Unfortunately, it is […]

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No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO

New Delhi, August 18 (IANS): The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Friday that “there is no place for corruption and middlemen” in the country. It said the National Democratic Alliance government’s priority was to create a corruption-free India and it had taken several initiatives for “uprooting corruption from the system”. “There is no place […]

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Kill Us Here But Don’t Send Us Back: Rohingya Refugees

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Kill Us Here But Don’t Send Us Back: Rohingya Refugees

By Mohammed Shafeeq | IANS Hyderabad: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Having lived here for over five years […]

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