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Sabarimala tense after 2 women, dressed as men, try to enter shrine

16th January 2019

Protesters forced two women in their 30s to turn back halfway from the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Wednesday, days after two others became the first to offer prayers at the shrine in centuries. Reshma Nishanth and Shanila Sajesh, residents of Kannur, covered almost half of the 5.5-kilometre trek to the temple […]

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15 dead in terror attack on Kenya hotel complex, say cops

16th January 2019

An Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital has left 15 people dead, according to two police sources at the scene where fighting was still ongoing. “We have 15 people dead as of now and that includes foreigners. You will be given more details on all this and even […]

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Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

16th January 2019

The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard — the second closest star system to Earth — has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study. Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days […]

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Male nurse arrested for sexually assaulting 3 women cancer patients in Guwahati hospital

16th January 2019

A 26-year-old male nurse has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three women patients at a premier cancer institute in Assam’s Guwahati, police said on Wednesday. Kamal Kanti Sen Choudhury, a resident of Belonia in Tripura, had allegedly assaulted the victims at the B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) in Guwahati on the night of December […]

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49 people injured on day one of Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu

16th January 2019

Forty-nine people were injured on the first day of the traditional Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu that has attracted the ire of animal activists, officials said Wednesday. Nearly 500 bulls and a similar number of “tamers” were involved on the opening day of the festival in Madurai, said S Natarajan, district collector of the city. […]

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Meghalaya CM to meet Modi, Rajnath Singh on Citizenship Bill

16th January 2019

SHILLONG, Jan 15: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday that he has sought an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. “As a government, we have taken the lead in opposing this Bill and we will continue opposing it. Now the […]

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Assam Accord Signatory and AGP Co-Founder Biraj Kumar Sarma Dead

16th January 2019

GUWAHATI, Jan 15 : Senior AGP leader and one of the signatories of the Assam Accord, Biraj Kumar Sarma, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday. Sarma along with former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and the late Bhrigu Kumar Phukan signed the Assam Accord on August 15, 1985, marking the end of […]

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Supreme Court to hear plea against Citizenship Amendment Bill after Rajya Sabha clears it

15th January 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it would keep the plea filed […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s UAE visit reinforced his image as a mass leader: Congress

15th January 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reinforced his image as a mass leader whose message finds resonance with Indians all over the world, the party said in a press statement on Monday. During the trip last week, Gandhi received an enthusiastic response and held meetings with several groups, […]

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Trapped miners proof illegal mining hasn’t stopped: SC slams Meghalaya govt

15th January 2019

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hauled up the Meghalaya government on the issue of illegal coal mining in the state. Citing the recent incidents of miners getting trapped, the Supreme Court said that it shows that the state government has failed to contain illegal mining. The court also refused to give the mine owners any […]

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