Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption A suicide bombing earlier this month killed more than a dozen people in the Afghan city of Jalalabad The number of civilians killed in the long-running war in Afghanistan reached a record high in the...
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Six members of a family found dead in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh; bad debt, failing business forced them to take step, claims note

Six members of a family found dead in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh; bad debt, failing business forced them to take step, claims note

Six members of a Marwari family allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Saturday. A note recovered from the scene mentions that the family was under a lot of pressure due to debts and losses in business. The dead include two.....
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Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazines

Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazines

Rumour has it that from this month onwards, the print version of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone will either be stopped completely or decrease in frequency. The magazine’s website is expected to continue, which is great news because it’s...
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Hapur lynching exposes failure of police to control mob violence: Tightening intelligence, raising awareness is key, say experts

Hapur lynching exposes failure of police to control mob violence: Tightening intelligence, raising awareness is key, say experts

New Delhi/Pilkhuwa: Mohammed Salim, the younger brother of Mohammed Qasim (45) who was lynched in Hapur, has been skeptical of the ongoing police probe into the case. Qasim was beaten to death on 18 June by an irate mob which...
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India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemate

India’s attempts to control world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemate

Colombo: Questions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India’s intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, which has the dubious distinction of not having any scheduled flights. Almo...
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The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province with their football coach – and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. The BBC’s Helier Cheung and Tessa Wong were at the scene as...
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Pakistan election: More than 100 die in bomb attacks on poll rallies

Pakistan election: More than 100 die in bomb attacks on poll rallies

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan since 2014 A suicide bomber has killed at least 128 people at a campaign rally in south-western Pakistan – the deadliest attack in the country since 2014....
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US lifts order against China’s ZTE

US lifts order against China’s ZTE

Image copyright Getty Images The US has lifted an order that blocked Chinese tech giant ZTE from doing business with US companies, forcing the firm to halt major operations. US President Donald Trump had intervened to end the ban, which...
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Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Tinsukia: The prime accused and his accomplice in the rape-and-murder case of two women on board two trains in Assam have been arrested, the police said. The main accused, Bikash Das, was held from Tinsukia Railway Station on Thursday evening,...
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Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Editor’s Note: In April this year, Union home ministry removed 44 districts from the list of those affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), indicating a shrinking of the area of Maoist influence in the country. This is the result of...
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