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Presidential election 2017 list: Lalu Yadav, Saira Bano also in race

Besides Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar , the list of candidates who have filed their papers for presidential election contains some interesting names. Saira Bano , a Mumbai woman and her husband Mohammed Patel Abdul Hamid both filed nomination papers. The Saira Bano is not the yesteryear actress and wife of Dilip Kumar. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also in ... Read More »

Indian-American appointed US Ambassador to Peru

U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru. A career service American diplomat since 1986, Mr. Urs is currently Charge d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where he was also the Deputy Chief of Mission. During his three decades of State Department service, Mr. Urs has specialised in ... Read More »

U.S. sets new Visa criteria for six Muslim-majority nations

The United States has set new Visa criteria that will require travellers from the six Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban to have close family connections or business ties in order to enter the U.S. The countries named in the order include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban will go into effect at 8 ... Read More »

Australia’s seniormost Catholic official charged with sexual assault offences

The most senior member of the Catholic Church in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with multiple historical sexual assault offences, Victoria Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton said on Thursday. Pell had previously denied covering up abuse committed by priests when he served as the Archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001. He, however, acknowledged his deceased predecessor, Archbishop ... Read More »

Nepal’s second phase polls witness 70.5% voter turnout

Nepal’s second phase polls, which commenced in three provinces covering much of the volatile southern plains, witnessed 70.5 percent voter turnout, the country’s Election Commission has said. In a press briefing called at the Election Commission premises on late Wednesday evening, Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal Dr. Ayodhi Prasad Yadav announced turnout of more than 70 percent. The first phase ... Read More »

China’s foray into tiny Bhutan threatening Himalayan peace

China removed an old bunker of the Indian Army located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan in Sikkim by using a bulldozer after the Indian side refused to accede to its request to dismantle it, according to official sources. Beijing’s recent aggressive move to construct a road from Doklam to an army camp in the Zomplri Area, has ... Read More »

Not in My Name campaign

The “Not In My Name” campaign began after a Facebook post by film-maker Saba Dewan against the stabbing of Junaid. He sought to “reclaim the Constitution” and “resist the onslaught” on the right to life and equality. Thousands of people across the country on Wednesday took to the streets in a citizens’ protest named ‘Not in My Name’ against the ... Read More »

Uranus flips its magnetic field like a switch, say scientists

In an interesting new discovery, scientists have found that Uranus flips its magnetic field like a switch. The planet does this everyday as it rotates. Something like this happening on earth will cause widespread devastation and it’s simply unimaginable. But, on Uranus, this is an everyday occurrence. The scientists discovered this interesting aspect of Uranus based on data from NASA’s ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission: Bonanza for government employees; Govt. clears HRA, allowances

After a long wait, more than 50 lakh government employees have lots to cheer, as the central government has approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances. This comes 4 weeks after the Empowered Committee of Secretaries submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The approval comes soon after Prime Minster Narendra Modi returned from his ... Read More »

Reusing plastic bottles may harm your health

Refilling and reusing plastic bottles may seem like a good idea from an environment perspective, but it can also damage your health. This has been revealed in a new research. The logic is that plastic bottles are not designed for reuse and if they are reused, they can leak harmful chemicals and also promote the colonization of harmful bacteria. In ... Read More »

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