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Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 26

President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address to the nation, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. So far the group has not responded. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive ... Read More »

PM returns home after attending SCO Summit; Qingdao declaration signed

The SCO summit concluded with the adoption of the Qingdao declaration. The declaration calls for implementing the three-year plan to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism. It also calls for implementation of the treaty on long-term good neighbourliness, friendship and co-operation. SCO Member states also exchanged documents on major issue like ... Read More »

Cure for alcoholism could be close after brain protein discovery

The protein called MUNC 13-1 plays a pivotal role in the development of tolerance to alcoholism, University of Houston College of Pharmacy medicinal chemist Joydip Das said in eNeuro, the journal of the Society for Neuroscience. “Addiction to alcohol remains one of the most significant mental health problems throughout the ... Read More »

After 168 days in space, Expedition 55 crew returns to Earth

Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle landed near a remote town in Kazakhstan at 1239GMT (8:39 a.m. EDT / 6:39 p.m. in Kazakhstan). While in space, the Expedition 55 crew studied the effects of microgravity on bone marrow ... Read More »

Prime Minister Modi returns to India after successful three-nation visit

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the prime minister’s visit added momentum to India’s Act East Policy. “After a significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, PM @narendramodi emplanes for India,” Kumar tweeted. During his three-day visit to Singapore, PM Modi held wide-ranging talks with his ... Read More »

PM Modi leaves for Malaysia after wrapping up his Indonesia visit

“I thank President Joko Widodo and the wonderful people of Indonesia for the exceptional hospitality. This visit has added great strength to bilateral relations between our nations,” PM Modi tweeted in both Indonesian and English along with his pictures. During his brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur on his way to ... Read More »

Rs. 17 Lakh Collected After Ticket-Checking Drive At Old Delhi Station

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi Division of Northern Railway conducted a ticket-checking drive today, collecting penalties amounting to more than Rs. 17.17 lakh, a statement from the zonal railway said. “The Delhi division has constantly been endeavouring to increase passenger revenue. A major reason for leakage in the railway revenue is ticket-less travel. A ... Read More »

Mumbai Sanitation Workers Protest After Losing Jobs Due To Spelling Error

MUMBAI:  Sanitation workers sacked by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as their names were misspelt in documents submitted to the Supreme Court that sought permanent status for their jobs, on Thursday held a protest against the civic body’s decision. They were joined at Azad Maidan, the protest venue, by sanitation workers ... Read More »

Kanpur hooch tragedy: 11 killed after consuming spurious liquor

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased, an official statement said. In Kanpur district, four people died in the hooch tragedy yesterday. Sunday morning, another person died at Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital taking ... Read More »

Kanpur hooch tragedy: 10 killed after consuming spurious liquor

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased, an official statement said. In Kanpur district, four people died in the hooch tragedy yesterday. Sunday morning, another person died at Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital taking ... Read More »