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Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AP | Barcelona | in Sunday Pioneer

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said today that it pulled the migrants from a total of 68 different smuggling boats that its...

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Jakarta | in Sunday Pioneer

An Indonesian woman was found dead in the belly of an eight-metre python after the bloated snake was captured and killed near the place where she went missing while inspecting her corn plantation, police said on Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when the locals killed...

Woman, daughter jailed over London terror plot

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | London | in Sunday Pioneer

A court here has jailed a mother and daughter, who formed an all-female terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State terror group, for plotting an attack in Britain. Rizlaine Boular, 22, was jailed for life on Friday. She had planned to stab people around the Palace of Westminster in central London last...

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) | in Sunday Pioneer

As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival on Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation. For the hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority who have fled neighbouring Myanmar since an Army crackdown last August,...

SCO headquarters in Beijing holds first Yoga Day event

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | BEIJING | in Sunday Pioneer

For the first time, a Yoga event was on Saturday organised at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) headquarters here, kicking off this year's UN International Day of Yoga celebrations in China. The United Nations has declared June 21 as the UN International Day of Yoga in 2014. China, which has huge...

NASA's spacewoman retires as astronaut

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Cape Canaveral: NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired on Saturday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She's spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She's also the world's most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her...

City's air quality improves but still in ‚Äėsevere' zone

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Though air quality in the national Capital showed slight improvement on Saturday, it remained in 'severe' category even as authorities expressed hope that the air quality would improve during the day due to dispersion of pollutants. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a cloudy day in the national Capital with the...

Delhi BJP to hold protest as water crisis claims 3 lives

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the death of three persons related to water shortage, the Bharatiya Janta Party announced that it will hold a protest against the situation across the city on Sunday. BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that following the acute water crisis in the city, BJP...

Internet services shut down in eastern Meghalaya

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Shillong | in Sunday Pioneer

The Meghalaya Government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the State's eastern part due to the "serious law and order situation" The suspension came four days after the Government had restored internet services on mobile telephones in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned. In his...

My new residence out of bounds for media: Akhilesh

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

The new residence of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be out of bounds for the media, he said on Saturday. Apparently miffed with the media for sustained coverage of the damages done to his erstwhile house, which he vacated after a Supreme Court order, the Samajwadi Party leader...



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23 Jun 2018 | PNS

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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