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Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

“I love badass women” and “Eliminate the patriarchy” figured among the messages on posters and banners, as women poured into the streets to vent their frustration with persistent gender discrimination and wage gaps in the wealthy Alpine nation. The action comes nearly three decades after women held the country’s first ... Read More »

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing set for February 2020

Assange, who is currently serving 50-weeks imprisonment at Belmarsh Prison, appeared in London’s Westmegistrate court on Friday via a video link. The 47-year-old Assange faces an 18-count indictment issued by the US Justice Department last month. The US prosecutors had initially charged Assange with a single count of computer intrusion, but later added 18 new ... Read More »

160 defence officials along with families reached Colombo today

The officers along with families reached Colombo on Saturday through an air force flight which will bring the Sri Lankan contingent to BODH GAYA. The visit is part of high level defence cooperation between the two neighbours and also to show solidarity with Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday attacks. It comes soon ... Read More »

Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral to hold first mass since fire

For safety reasons, the mass led by Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit will be celebrated on a very small scale. Worshippers will be expected to don hard hats but priests will be wearing their ceremonial garb. The mass will broadcast live on Catholic TV channel KTO. It will take place at ... Read More »

ISRO opens its laboratories for Indian school students

The first batch of 108 students drawn from all states and Union Territories recently completed their exposure in its laboratories in Bengaluru, Sriharikota, Thiruvananthapuram and other places.  The training module has been devised as part of its new Young Scientists Programme, or Yuva Vigyanik Karyakram, YUVIKA.  Read More »

Jharkhand: 5 policemen martyred in suspected naxal attack

Chandan Sinha, the district police chief said the attackers were on two motorcycles and opened fire at the policemen who were on patrol. “We have reached the spot and brought in additional forces. The looting of arms and weapons indicate that it is handiwork of Maoists, we are trying to ... Read More »

Cyclone Vayu likely to recurve; may hit Kutch next week

Cyclone Vayu was to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday, but it changed course on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.  The intensity of the very severe cyclonic storm is likely to reduce and it may hit the coast as a cyclonic storm or a deep depression. Gujarat government ... Read More »

New Delhi: Resident Doctors Association call off strike at AIIMS

Showing solidarity with protesting doctors in Kolkata, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) wore bandages and helmets as a sign of protest on Friday.  Condemning the attitude of West Bengal govt, the executive body of Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS in a statement said that it ... Read More »

PM to chair the 5th meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council today

The agenda for the Fifth Council Meeting include rain-water harvesting, drought situation and relief measures, aspirational districts programme, transforming agriculture, and security-related issues with specific focus on Left Wing Extremism districts.  The Governing Council will review the action taken on the agenda items of the previous meeting and deliberate upon the ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is being observed today

It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011 following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. It has been observed that elder abuse can take various forms such as physical, psychological or emotional, and financial abuse. According to the UN, ... Read More »

Nipah Virus alert in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district

The move has come after large numbers of bats were found dead in the premises of National Fertilizers limited (NFL). Bats are considered primarily responsible for the Nipah virus. The Gwalior district health department has also issued an advisory. The advisory read “Chief medical and health officer of Guna informed that all staff ... Read More »

Global Wind Day being observed today

It also explores the power of wind in de-carbonizing our economies and boosting growth and jobs. Today, with more than $100 billion invested across the world in it in 2015, this sector of wind energy is one of the fastest growing.  The day is a “coordinated action between Wind Europe ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: England beat West Indies by 8 wickets

The pair stuck 93 run partnership for the first wicket before Shannon Gabriel provided the breakthrough in the form of Bairstow’s wicket. Woakes and Root then stitched together a 104 run partnership and brought them closer to victory. Just when they were striking distance of a win, Woakes was caught ... Read More »

India beat Japan 7-2 in FIH Series Finals hockey tournament

Returning to the side after a long injury lay-off, Ramadeep Singh (23rd, 37th minutes) finally got his mojo back with a double strike, while Harmanpreet Singh (7th), Varun Kumar (14th), Hardik Singh (25th), Gursahibjit Singh (43rd) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (47) also registered their name on the score sheet. Japan’s ... Read More »

India and Kyrgyzstan ink 15 agreements

India and the host country Kyrgyzstan exchanged15 documents in the bilateral meet between the leaders of the two countries bringing them closer together like never before..take a look.. Talks were held on several bilateral issues like defence, security, trade and investment. India and Kyrgyzstan agreed to take the relationship forward ... Read More »

PM Modi calls for Global conference to combat Terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clear message to Pakistan at the19th SCO summit. And it wasn’t just words. No pleasantries were exchanged between PM Modi and Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan throughout the summit although they were in the same room at least 5 times. PM Modi’s body language perhaps said ... Read More »

PM Modi jointly inaugurates India-Kyrgz Business Forum

He said the ties with Central Asia are centuries old and dating back to the silk route. Prime Minister said that over the last five years an atmosphere conducive to trade, entrepreneurship and investment has been created in India. This is based on two pillars of increased connectivity and stress ... Read More »


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