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14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in two weeks: UN

Khartoum: Some 14,000 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have fled their country`s civil war to Sudan in the past fortnight, creating an “emergency within an emergency,” the UN refugee agency warned Saturday.  South Sudan descended into civil war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his ex-deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup, splitting the country along tribal ... Read More »

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews `held in Jordan`

Paris: The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday. Zuhair Mohamad Hassan Khalid al-Abassi, alias “Amjad Atta”, was one of three men for whom France issued an international arrest warrant earlier this year. He was ... Read More »

Indian Navy ships reach Malaysia

New Delhi: As part of an operational deployment to South Indian Ocean and South China Sea, ships of the Indian Navy`s Eastern Fleet reached Kuantan in Malaysia on Wednesday on a four-day visit. The fleet is under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. The Indian warships taking part in this deployment are INS Ranvir, ... Read More »

GenX Nano fulfils all requirements to be a smart city car: Mayank Pareek

  Tata Motors whose world-renowned Nano has been struggling for quite some time now, has recently launched an all-new version of the entry-level car – GenX Nano. Though the company does not want to share target figures, it is confident that it can create market demand. GenX, the company’s third offering under Horizonext, promises feature-rich products that offer best-in-class technology ... Read More »

Violence cost India’s economy $342 billion in 2014: Report India’s economy $342 billion in 2014: Report

New Delhi: Violence hit India where it hurts the most — it impacted the economy to the tune of USD 341.7 billion in 2014, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP). The country has been ranked at a lowly 143 out of 162 nations in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI). According to the 2015 GPI published Wednesday, escalating ... Read More »

South Korea vs. Spain, 2015 World Cup: Time, TV schedule and live stream

The two teams who were expected to compete for second and third in Group E find themselves in a must-win situation on Wednesday. If South Korea or Spain loses or draws their final group match, they will be eliminated from the World Cup. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Both were expected to lose to Brazil, beat Costa Rica, ... Read More »

‘Housing for All’ scheme launched, interest relief for urban poor

New Delhi: Government Wednesday launched its ‘Housing for All by 2022’ mission and approved a substantial increase in interest relief on loan for the urban poor to promote affordable homes. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 percent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to ... Read More »

Brazil vs. Colombia, Copa America 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news

Surely this won’t be as nasty as their match last summer. After a surprise opening match, Colombia have their backs against the wall. The World Cup quarterfinalists fell to Venezuela last week, and now find themselves in a bad position — needing to get points against Brazil. While Brazil weren’t great in their first game, they did get all three ... Read More »

Kolkata house of horror: Police, representatives from Mother House question Partho De

Kolkata: Senior Kolkata Police officers along with Mother House representatives on Wednesday spoke to Partho De in connection with the probe into the mystery surrounding the house on Robinson Street. Police officers and representatives from the headquarter of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity went to Pavlov Mental Hospital this morning and questioned Partho, who spent the past six months with ... Read More »

KFC refutes it served ‘fried rat’ instead of chicken after US man posts picture on Facebook

  California: In what can send a chill down the spine of chicken lovers, a US citizen has claimed on social media that he was served fried rat instead of chicken at a California outlet of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). The Facebook wall of Devorise Dixon is flooded with an array of reactions after he shared the picture of the ... Read More »