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Indian envoy presents his credentials to Xi

Beijing: India’s new envoy to China Gautam Bambawale on Tuesday submitted his credentials to President Xi Jinping, a formality which would enable him to officially function as the Ambassador. Xi received the credentials of Bambawale, and 10 other envoys, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Houthis kill 200 prisoners: Report

Sanaa, Dec 5 (IANS) The Houthi militia killed 200 people who were taken prisoners during an attack that killed former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Arab media reported on Tuesday.

Mush: open to political ties with 26/11 brains

Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf said he was open to forming a political alliance with Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s JuD and the LeT for the general election in 2018, calling them NGOs working for the welfare of the country.

Pak women gets death for killing lover

Lahore: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a 20-year-old woman to death for killing her ‘estranged’ lover by throwing acid on him. The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Multan district yesterday sentenced Shamira to death and life imprisonment for killing 23-year-old Sadaqat Ali in 2016.

Expert: Google use may increase dementia risk

London: Using Google frequently to search for information, rather than using our brains, may increase the risk of dementia, a UK researcher has warned. The researcher has described the practice as an “experiment” we are conducting on ourselves.

UN: Possible ‘elements of genocide’ in Myanmar

Geneva: The UN rights chief called on Tuesday for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar’s abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible “elements of genocide”.



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Tests rule out bats as source of Nipah virus in Kerala

27 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Nipah virus mystery deepened on Saturday as the samples collected from bats in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 13 people have died of the infection, have tested negative for the virus. A report submitted by a central medical team to the Union Health Ministry also ruled out pigs to be the primary source of the virus...

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28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Youth symposium at Gumla Vikash Bharti Bishunpur will organize youth symposium-2018 on May 28 at Gumla. The programme will be inaugurated by Chief Minister, Raghubar Das in the presence of other dignitaries...

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