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Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, officials said. The attack occurred around 2.30 p.m. in front of the house of the former police chief in the capital of Nangarhar province, said provincial governor's spokesp...

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Egypt's army destroys 10 vehicles loaded with weapons near Libya border

Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles laden with smuggled weapons and ammunition on the country's western border with Libya, military spokesman said on Wednesday. The move comes as part of the continued efforts by the air forces in cooperation with the border guard to secure the country's borders at all directions and to thwart cross-border infiltration and smuggl...

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Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording very poor air quality. According to the experts from Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the air quality may deteriorate further as...

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US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the US military said. In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at approximately 10:30 a.m. local Somalia time, killing more than...

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US Air Force pilot killed in Texas jet crash

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) One Air Force pilot died and another was injured after their plane crashed outside a military base in the US state of Texas, military officials said. The two pilots were on Monday flying T-38 Talon, a twin-engine supersonic jet assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio. The plane went down about 4 p.m. about 23 kilometers northwest of the military install...

2 days ago
Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday. Tabling the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill 2017 to regulate the healthcare system in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar told...

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SCI's offshore vessel sinks at Bombay High, no casualties

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) An offshore support vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India sank in the ONGC fields at Bombay High here on Tuesday evening. There are no casualties, official sources said. The incident occurred when a pipe burst in the main engine room of the vessel, SCI RATNA, which was anchored at Bombay High, around 5.30 pm. As the vessel started going under water, ar...

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Delhi-NCR air quality near 'severe' as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighboring Punjab and Haryana despite the green court's orders to the contrary. In the wake of deterioration in the air quality, the Delhi government issued an advisory to parents requesting them to restrict outdoor activities of children while environment agenc...

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China delivers 1,000 tonnes of rice to Syria in food aid

Latakia, Nov 21 (IANS) A total of 1,000 tonnes of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria's northwestern city of Latakia, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said. The donation was part of a larger supplies aid to be delivered to the war-torn country in batches in the near future, Xinhua news agency reported. The statement issued on Monday by the Chinese Embassy in Damascus...

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Karnataka CM tells Haryana to act against those threatening Deepika

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the Haryana government to act against fringe elements threatening to bodily harm Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone for her lead role in Hindi film Padmavati. I have asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take strict action against those threatening to harm Deepika, as she just played the lead role in the...

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Delhi air 'very poor' again 'possibly' due to stubble burning

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and National Capital Region saw a sudden deterioration from poor to very poor on Monday, with officials speculating an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states as a possible reason. Fall in the minimum temperature and decrease in the speed of northwesterly winds coming from Punjab and Haryana, where stubble burning is on the ris...

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Pakistan's anti-narcotics force foils drug smuggling attempt

Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Pakistan has foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs from Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad. The ANF recovered 1 kg of the ice from a passenger who was on his way to Saudi Arabia by acting on an intelligence tip-off, Dunya News said. The man, who belonged to the country's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, ...

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Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from poor in the morning to very poor in the evening on Saturday. The major pollutant, PM2.5, or particles with diameter less than 2.5 micro metre, was recorded above 300 units. The Central Pollution Contro...

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Rain improves Delhi's air

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the poor level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however, placed the air quality at moderate. The major pollutant, PM2.5, or particles with diameter less than 2.5 micro meter, was recorded at 288 units. The Centra...

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Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance

Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state. We have called off the strike as directed by the Karnataka High Court and on the state government's assurance to modify the ...

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Iran earthquake damage put at over 5bn pounds

Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Over five billion euros of damage was wrought by the deadly magnitude 7.3 temblor that struck northwest Iran and eastern Iraq last week, Iranian news agency Isna said. Most of those killed were in Kermanshah province, according to Iranian authorities. Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said the Italian government was ready to aid the victims of Sunday's ear...

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Rare Amish gene may hold secret to long, healthy life

New York, Nov 16 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have found a genetic mutation that has the potential to protect humans against diabetes as well as help us live 10 years longer and happier. A genetically and culturally isolated group of Amish people in Berne, Indiana, US, were found to be the sole carriers of the gene mutation. Amish people with the mutation lived up to an ave...

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Turkey detains 2,648 illegal migrants in nationwide operation

Ankara, Nov 9 (IANS) A total of 2,648 undocumented migrants were detained in nationwide operations across Turkey, security force said on Wednesday. Turkish border guards rounded up 1,632 migrants attempting to illegally enter Turkey from Syria, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement, Xinhua reported. Some 171 undocumented migrants were found attempting to cross Turkey-Gree...

15 days ago
Taking little stress may be good for you: Study

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Worried that being in stressful situations might harm you? Take heart. According to a study, taking a little stress can be good for your cells as it boosts resilience, protects ageing cells as well as delays the risk of disease. The findings will help researchers better understand the molecular mechanisms that drive ageing and risk for age-associated degenerative d...

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50 killed, injured in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

Sanaa, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 50 people, including civilians, were killed and injured in fresh Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a village in Yemen's northwest province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a provincial security official and medics said. The airstrikes targeted Harran village, which is located about 30 km south of battlefronts of Medi desert and Haradh border crossing near the southern S...

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