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Over 6,000 Nepali trafficked in 2015-16:...

Over 6,000 Nepali trafficked in 2015-16: Rights body

Kathmandu, July 5   Human trafficking has significantly increased in Nepal with over 6,000 Nepalis having been trafficked in the 2015-16 fiscal alone, according to the latest report of the National Human Rights Commission. The “Trafficking in Persons Report 2015-16”, released on... read more »

US, S. Korea stage missile drills after ...

US, S. Korea stage missile drills after North’s test (Lead)

Washington, July 5   The US and South Korea on Wednesday staged joint ballistic missile exercises a day after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that experts say may reach Alaska. The Eighth US Army and South Korean servicemen conducted a combined event to counter... read more »

Siberian tiger mother gives birth to sep...

Siberian tiger mother gives birth to septuplets

Kunming (China), July 5   A Siberian tiger in China’s Yunnan province has given birth to septuplets, the zoo announced on Wednesday. The cubs were born on May 10 in Yunnan Zoo in Kunming city. The seven-year-old mother has produced four previous litters, each of three or four cubs, Xinhua... read more »

India among top 5 countries using dirty ...

India among top 5 countries using dirty wastewater on farms

Colombo, July 5   India and four other countries — China, Pakistan, Mexico and Iran — account for the most cropland in the world irrigated by dirty wastewater, putting millions of lives at serious health risks, new research has found. The global use of untreated wastewater from cities... read more »

Anurag Kashyap launches poster of ‘Gurga...

Anurag Kashyap launches poster of ‘Gurgaon’ (With Images)

Mumbai, July 5   Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Wednesday launched the poster of “Gurgaon”, a noir thriller, which is slated to hit the screens on August 4. Inspired by true events, “Gurgaon”, starring Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna and Pankaj Tripathi, is the directorial debut... read more »

NSL research focuses on short-duration c...

NSL research focuses on short-duration crops to beat monsoon vagaries

New Delhi, July 5   In a bid to help farmers beat the vagaries of weather, a leading plant breeding company has been developing and testing a series of varieties and hybrids of short duration crops such as rice, mustard, corn, millets, pulses and vegetables. The company, Nuziveedu Seeds Limited... read more »

Shah goes on door-to-door campaign in Od...

Shah goes on door-to-door campaign in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 5   BJP national president Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Odisha, on Wednesday went on a door-to-door campaign in Jajpur district along with other ministers. Shah, along with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, state BJP president Basant Panda and other senior party... read more »

GST impact: Tata Motors slashes passenge...

GST impact: Tata Motors slashes passenger vehicles’ prices (Lead)

Mumbai, July 5   Tata Motors on Wednesday announced that it has slashed the prices of its passenger vehicles up to 12 per cent, following the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). “We are offering a price reduction of upto 12 per cent ranging between Rs 3,300 and Rs 2,17,000... read more »

Kovind not a Dalit, but OBC, says Lalu

Kovind not a Dalit, but OBC, says Lalu

Patna, July 5   RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday questioned the Dalit identity of BJP-led NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and claimed that Kovind is not a Dalit but an OBC. “Kovind Dalit nahi hai, OBC hai,” Lalu said, addressing hundreds of party leaders and workers at a... read more »

India, China can resolve border dispute ...

India, China can resolve border dispute diplomatically, says Minister

New Delhi, July 5   India and China should resolve the border stand-off diplomatically, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Wednesday, adding that China should maintain its position at the border as it has been in the past. Asked about the situation, the Minister said China should... read more »

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Bhaichung gave critical advice for success: SFA CEO

By Samrat ChakrabortyNew Delhi, July 5   Sesa Football Academy (SFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sukhwinder Singh here on Wednesday hailed former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia for... read more »

Mamata announces ‘Shanti Vahini’ to maintain peace in Bengal

Kolkata, July 5   Accusing the BJP of conspiring to instigate unrest in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of ‘Shanti Vahini’... read more »

Farmers’ suicide: Jharkhand government announces Rs 2 lakh compensation

Ranchi, July 5   The Jharkhand government on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of the farmers who committed suicide in the state. Three farmers... read more »

Morocco gets $25 mn loan for solar energy project

Abidjan, July 5 ( /MAP) Morocco has obtained the green light for a $25 million loan from the Clean Technology Fund, under the Climate Investment Funds, for a project to generate solar... read more »

GST roll-out smoother than anticipated: Jaitley

Mumbai, July 5   Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that despite the anticipation of initial disruptions on account of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the roll-out of the new indirect... read more »