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Four militants involved in Dhaka terror attack arrested

In a statement issued today, Bangladesh police has stated that it has arrested four terrorists involved in the country’s worst terror attack at a popular cafe in Dhaka. The four terrorists arrested today belong to the banned militant outfit named Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Bangladesh security officials said that these four people were living as tenants using fake identities. When ... Read More »

Rs 45 lakh found hidden inside bananas at Kozhikode airport

The limitless ingenuity of smugglers became evident once again when two such people were caught smuggling Saudi Riyal worth Rs 45.69 lakh. The notes were cleverly concealed in bananas, making them appear quite inconspicuous at first glance. It would have gone unnoticed, but luckily, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had received a tip off, based on which ... Read More »

China doubles quota for theater screening of Indian films

In a move that brings cheer to Indian movie makers, China has increased the number of Indian films that can be screened in theaters in China. Earlier, only 2 Indian films were allowed to be screened in theaters in China, but not that limit has been increased to four. It is important to note that China allows only 34 foreign ... Read More »

Vodafone takes TRAI and Jio to High Court over free offers

In a move that could derail Jio’s freebie juggernaut, India’s second largest telecom company Vodafone has moved the Delhi High Court, alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has failed in its duty to check blatant violations of tariff orders, directions, and regulations. Vodafone has claimed that such violations have been carried out by Jio, but TRAI had ... Read More »

In Barmer, get Rs 2,500 for using toilet

To encourage people to use toilets, as planned under the Swachh Bharat Mission, a unique incentive scheme has been launched in Barmer district in Rajasthan. Announcing the scheme, Barmer district collector Sudhir Sharma said that every family that uses the toilet on a regular basis will be given Rs 2,500 per month. He said that this would contribute significantly towards ... Read More »

25 lakh people apply for peon level jobs in Bengal

In a development that shows the rising unemployment in certain states, around 25 lakh people have applied for 6000 Group D posts in the West Bengal government secretariat. The information about the vacancies was published in an advertisement and the applications were received in response to that advertisement. The flood of applications has created a record of sorts in the ... Read More »

Oil Spill in Tamil Nadu threatens marine life including turtles

After the collision of two ships at Kamarajar Port Limited, near Chennai, fishermen and local people have reported a large oil spill in the nearby seas. It may be recalled that a couple of days back M T BW MAPLE carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and M T Dawn Kanchipuram carrying petroleum oil lubricants (POL) had collided against each other ... Read More »

Hockey India demands apology from Pakistan before any new matches

In a statement, Hockey India (HI) has announced its decision that it will not play any bilateral series against Pakistan unless the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) apologizes for the bad conduct of its players during the FIH Champions Trophy 2014. Hockey India said that the apology must be unconditional and should be made available in writing. HI’s demand for apology ... Read More »

School children refuse to eat midday meal cooked at Dalit’s home

Even as the country is taking giant strides in economic development, cases of caste based discrimination continue unabated. In one such incident, the children of a government school in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, are reported to have refused to eat the midday meal, which they said was cooked at the home of a Dalit woman. This incident is quite shocking, as ... Read More »

Indian Navy brings relief to distressed Chinese yacht mid-sea

When stranded in the vast oceans, people just want some help, irrespective of whether it comes from a friend or foe. In one such incident, an Indian Navy vessel has come to the rescue of a Chinese yacht that was stuck mid-sea. The Indian naval stealth frigate, INS Teg, was on its routine anti-piracy petrol in the Gulf of Aden ... Read More »

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