Taliban gains ground as 2 more Afghan districts fall

Kabul, June 7 (IANS) In further gains since the official start of the withdrawal of the international troops, Taliban insurgents have captured two more districts in Afghanistan, officials said on Monday. In northern Faryab province, the government forces abandoned the Qaysar district centre, which houses senior local officials, late on Sunday, reports dpa news agency. […]

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Rohingya refugees who landed in Indonesia safe: UNHCR

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 7 (IANS) Eighty-one Rohingya refugees, who landed in Indonesia’s Aceh coast last week, are currently being sheltered in Pulau Idaman near Simpang Ulim, UNHCR officials said. “They are receiving food and medical assistance from the Indonesian authorities. UNHCR and humanitarian are on site to provide additional support and coordination to ensure […]

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Lancet raised eyebrows with highly political editorial that attacked Modi: Chellaney

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Strategic affairs author Brahma Chellaney has raised questions about medical journal Lancets ties with PLA linked scientists and a recent editorial where it attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “presiding over a self-inflicted national catastrophe”. In a tweet, Chellaney said, “The Lancet’s ties to PLA-linked scientists may explain why early […]

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Two children electrocuted in UP district

Balrampur (UP), June 7 (IANS) Two children were electrocuted to death when they came in contact with a live wire while playing. The incident took place in Jamuwaria village on Sunday evening. The incident took place on Sunday when Firoz, 12, and Akrujama, 13, were playing on the terrace of a primary school in Gaura […]

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Herbal sanitiser units in rural interiors of UP

Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) in Lucknow will help set up herbal sanitizer manufacturing units in rural parts of the state. The idea behind this is to generate employment for local youths. According to CIMAP officials, the initiative was part of the aroma mission, aimed at propagating […]

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NCLT approves Piramal’s resolution plan for DHFL

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the resolution plan of Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd for Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL). Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises. In a regulatory filing, Piramal Enterprises said: “National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai […]

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IED detected in J&K’s Tral area

Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) An improvised explosive device (IED) was detected by the security forces on Monday in J&K’s Pulwama district. Police sources said an IED weighing 5-7 Kgs was detected by the security forces in Saimu area of Tral tehsil. “Bomb disposal squad has been called to defuse the IED. The area has been […]

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Heavy police presence in Aligarh village

Aligarh (UP), June 7 (IANS) A strong police presence has been ensured at the road leading to Noorpur village in Aligarh to counter attempts to disturb the law and order, following VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi’s announcement to perform ‘havan’ at a mosque there which was at the centre of a row involving people of two […]

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Taiwan extends strict Covid curbs

Taipei, June 7 (IANS) Strict virus control measures will be extended across Taiwain through late June, officials announced on Monday, noting that the emergence of new coronavirus infections have not slowed down. Taiwan announced a nationwide Level 3 Covid-19 alert in mid-May, when locally transmitted cases surged, and imposed strict virus control measures for social […]

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