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Four killed in protest over Facebook post in Bangladesh

People of the area came out in large number to protest after the post went viral on social media. While the police were trying to control the crowd which wanted to vent its anger out on the minority community and their properties, some people started pelting stone on the police. ... Read More »

Twenty dead in DR Congo bus accident

Deputy administrator of Mbanza-Ngungu territory, Didier Nsimba told a news agency that the bus, laden with people and goods, was travelling from Lufu to Kinshasa when the brakes failed. Mbanza-Ngungu is located about 150 kilometres west of Kinshasa on Highway 1, a road with a notorious reputation for deadly accidents. Read More »

Voting begins in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections

In Maharashtra, polling is being held in all 288 Assembly constituencies where 3,237 candidates, including 235 women, are in the fray. The voting will be held from 7 am to 6 pm. A total of 6.5 lakh polling personnel have been deployed at 96,661 polling booths across the state. Nearly 1,35,021 VVPAT ... Read More »

Liberals, Tories slug it out on last day of Canada election

With Canadians going to the polls on Monday, the Liberals and Tories went into the home stretch in a dead heat, each with about 31-32 percent support after 40 days of mudslinging. Pollsters are predicting a minority government will result — either Liberal or Conservative — as the smaller New ... Read More »

FM: Committed to have sound macro-economic environment to fuel growth

Addressing the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the Finance Minister said, India is firmly committed to the path of fiscal consolidation. She further added that India has taken diverse policy levers as part of the Modi government’s series of reforms to address the challenges being posed ... Read More »

BOC organize up multimedia exhibition in Frankfurt

The life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by performing Dandi Yatra. Participants in huge number took part in the Yatra which was made vibrant by young students and their enthusiasm.A stall featuring books of Publications Division at the  Book Fair on the 150 Years of the Mahatama Gandhi ... Read More »

Protesters stage sit-down in Barcelona to prevent violence

The peaceful demonstration was a change of scene after Barcelona saw its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday  as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas. Spain’s acting interior ... Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

They streamed into the streets around the country’s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests on Friday. The demonstrators are demanding a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon’s political system, citing grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure. ... Read More »

Mary Kom replies to Abhinav Bindra

Mary Kom claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia and the BFI now plans to send the Manipuri boxer for the Olympic qualifiers in China, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners. Read More »

MPs debate PM Johnson’s Brexit deal

Incidentally, Mr Johnson’s plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt today, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether – yet again – to delay their final decision on Brexit.  At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, Johnson implored ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with parents of infants in Philippines

The President expressed happiness about India’s engagement with the key Southeast Asian country that has brought people’s causes within its expanding ambit. In the last 28 months, 35 babies from the Philippines have undergone successful liver transplant in India as a part of the Philippines-India Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. The ... Read More »