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Haspel named CIA chief despite torture claims

Washington: A key US Senate Committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of veteran intelligence officer Gina Haspel to become the new director of the CIA despite the bitter debate over her role in the torture used by the US on Al-Qaeda detainees in the early 2000s.Her nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation. If confirmed, she would be the first woman director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Novel drug may beat common cold: study

London: Researchers have identified a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells.

2 Indian nationals held with gold in Nepal

Kathmandu: Two Indian nationals were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly smuggling half a kilogram of gold in a jeep in western Nepal, officials said.



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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Women’s youth camp under ‘Go Rurban’ series

22 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A women’s youth camp under Go Rurban camp with the objective to connect rural and urban youth together will be held at village Sijora district Dindori. The basic idea of the camp is to build a stronger bridge in order to fill the gap between rural and urban society...

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