Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

October 16, 2018 6:43 pm

London : Britain has witnessed a surge in the incidents of religious hate crime over the past few years, mostly aimed at Muslims, according to official figures released Tuesday. The UK Home Office data revealed that 94,098 hate crimes were recorded by the police in England and Wales in 2017-18, an increase of 17 per cent on the year before. This […]

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NASA's Chandra Observatory back online after brief shutdown

NASA’s Chandra Observatory back online after brief shutdown

October 16, 2018 1:52 pm

Washington: NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope –which observes galaxies from the Earth’s orbit — is back in action after suffering a technical glitch and going into safe mode last week, the US space agency said. The telescope is named after the Nobel Prize-winning Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 […]

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Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj

Ahead Kumbh, Allahabad officially renamed as Prayagraj

October 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Lucknow: The historic city of Allahabad was Tuesday officially renamed as Prayagraj. The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Briefing reporters after the meeting, senior Cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said, “The renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj before Kumbh came for approval in the meeting and […]

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US midterm elections

Women hold key to first major vote of Trump era

October 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Washington: Mobilised for or against Donald Trump, driven by the #MeToo movement or infuriated by a recent divisive Supreme Court confirmation, women voters will play a crucial role in upcoming US midterm elections featuring a record number of female candidates. “Maybe three years ago, I was just a voter. Now I am a voter who […]

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'DIY, 'lone wolf' terror attacks a major challenge for India: Rajnath'

‘DIY, ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks a major challenge for India: Rajnath’

October 16, 2018 1:21 pm

Gurgaon: Threats posed by “lone wolf” attackers and “do it yourself’ terrorists are a major challenge for agencies tasked with ensuring security of the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. Addressing commandos of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard on their 34th raising day here, Singh said security forces have exhibited […]

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Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor JD(U) vice president

Nitish appoints Prashant Kishor JD(U) vice president

October 16, 2018 1:18 pm

New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar Tuesday appointed Prashant Kishor as the party’s vice president, effectively making him the second most powerful person in the party. Kishor, who has worked for a number of parties as a poll strategist,recently joined the ruling party in Bihar. He is seen to be close to Kumar, […]

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Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

October 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Washington: Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which it is likely to admit that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, missing since October 2, died during an interrogation at its consulate in Istanbul, according to a media report. Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The incident has resulted […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Accused of molesting girl, SAI Kabaddi coach commits suicide

October 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Bengaluru: A 59-year-old Kabbadi coach with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) allegedly committed suicide in a hotel room here after being accused of molesting a teenage girl at the training centre, police said Tuesday. “Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI in Bengaluru, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hotel room in […]

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Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Aussie government blames admin error for ‘okay to be white’ vote

October 16, 2018 12:20 pm

Sydney: Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia’s conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring “it is okay to be white”, blaming the decision on an “administrative process failure”. The resolution, tabled in the Senate on Monday, was drafted by populist firebrand Pauline Hanson and railed against what it described as “the […]

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Congress secretary A Chellakumar

‘Vishwajit Rane will split BJP and return to Congress’: Chellakumar

October 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Panaji: Congress secretary A Chellakumar has claimed that Goa BJP minister Vishwajit Rane wanted to split the ruling saffron party in the state and join the main opposition party after the Lok Sabha polls due next year. Rane, however, denied the claims. Chellakumar claimed that till two months back, Rane was in touch with him […]

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