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8.0 Earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea on Sunday, as reported by the US Geological Survey. A tsunami warning was issued post the earthquake, but later the warning was cancelled. It had warned that waves of up to 1-3 feet can hit the islands surrounding the epicenter of the earthquake. The tsunami warning was ... Read More »

Noted transgender activist Kalki Subramaniam invited to speak at Harvard

A guiding light for the transgender community and the society as a whole, the accomplished activist, writer, actor and media personality Kalki Subramaniam will now be taking her message to the global audience. Kalki has been invited to express her views as a speaker by Harvard University. She will be part of the esteemed panel, comprising several dignitaries, who have ... Read More »

36 killed in train accident in Andhra Pradesh

In yet another case of train disaster, around 36 people have been killed and 54 injured after derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express. The disaster occurred in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, when the train was going towards Odisha capital Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh). 9 coaches of the train were derailed whereas the remaining 13 were not affected. Due to the derailment, ... Read More »

Congress-SP alliance rolls out; Congress gets 105 seats

After several rounds of tough negotiations and bargaining, the final blueprint of Congress-SP alliance has been finalized. As per the new agreement between the two parties, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has decided to give 105 seats to the Congress Party. Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest from 298 seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly. The Congress party was ... Read More »

Promise of marriage not an inducement in every rape case: Bombay High Court

In a case involving accusation of rape against a 21-year old youth by his former girlfriend, the Bombay High Court has ruled that a promise to marry cannot be considered an inducement in every rape case. The case was filed by the girl after their break-up. The order was passed by Justice Mridula Bhatkar who held that an educated girl ... Read More »

Mulayam Singh’s close confidante Ambika Chaudhary joins BSP

In a striking political development ahead of the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, senior SP leader Ambika Chaudhary left Samajwadi Party (SP) and joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday. Chaudhary was considered a key aide of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Singh Yadav. The shift happened when Mayawati was addressing a press conference at BSP office. Chaudhary walked ... Read More »

Jallikattu approved by TN Governor; to be held tomorrow

In an important development, Jallikattu has been given approval by Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. The approval for Jallikattu comes through an ordinance that amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, enabling the conduct of Jallikattu. On Friday, the Union Government had approved the State’s draft ordinance on making the amendments. “The Governor’s nod was obtained today ... Read More »

Bihar forms world’s largest human chain to support prohibition of liquor

Bihar has registered its name in history books by forming the world’s largest human chain to show its support for prohibition of liquor and to spread awareness about de-addiction. An initiative of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the world’s largest human chain witnessed participation from various political leaders from different parties. Prominent people who were part of the human chain ... Read More »

20 killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

20 people were killed in a bomb blast that occurred on Saturday at a crowded vegetable market in a tribal region of Pakistan, neighboring the Afghan border. The market is located in Parachinar city, the capital of Kurram tribal district, which is adjacent to the Afghan border. The bomb blast took place when a huge crowd of retailers had gathered ... Read More »

21-year old JNU student drugged and gang-raped

In a shocking development, police officials have received a complaint from a 21-year old student studying at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) alleging that she has been drugged and gang-raped by two Afghan men at their flat in south Delhi’s Green Park, last week. Based on the complaint, the two accused have been arrested by police officials. Identified as Twaab Ahmed, ... Read More »

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