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Scientists discover new ‘Meghalayan age’ in Earth’s history


London, July 18: Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter — the “Meghalayan Age” — the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide. They divide up the 4.6-billion-year Earth existence into slices of time. Each slice corresponding to significant happenings ...

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‘Deeply disappointed’, says UNHRC on Delhi’s reaction to report on Kashmir


Srinagar, July 18: The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” at the reaction of Indian authorities to its first-ever human rights report on Kashmir last month. The report had accused security forces on both sides of the Line of Control of human rights violations and abuses, reported Scroll in. The Ministry of External Affairs said ...

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JRL urges global rights bodies to visit Kashmir prisons


Srinagar, July 18: Expressing strong resentment over the extension of judicial remand for Asiya Andrabi and her two associates, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said all the leaders and activists booked by NIA were maltreated by jail authorities in New Delhi. The JRL has sought intervention by global rights bodies ...

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Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day


Washington, July 17: Shoppers in the US and elsewhere in the world are struggling to access e-commerce giant Amazon’s website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, got underway. Many reported the platform had crashed as soon as the two-day sale day began on Monday, showing them only an error message that read: “sorry, something went wrong on our ...

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India, Pak part of anti-terror drill in Russia


Srinagar, July 16: Boosting counter-terror cooperation and evolving a common strategy to deal with radicalisation and separatism will be the focus of a mega military exercise in Russia next month, in which India, Pakistan and other member-nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will participate, officials said today. Around 200 Army and Indian Air Force personnel from India will participate in the ...

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Militant killed, two army men injured in gunfight near LoC in north Kashmir


Srinagar, July 16: An unidentified militant was killed and two army soldiers injured in an ongoing gunfight near Safawali Gali along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. Quoting an army officer based in north Kashmir, GNS news agency reported that the gunfight broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search ...

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Pakistan didn’t ask for more loans for CPEC: China


Beijing, July 11: China on Wednesday rejected as “totally false” a report about Islamabad approaching Beijing for more loans to keep the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) going. According to a Financial Times’ report, Pakistan told China to give it more loans to keep the CPEC alive, the mainstay project of Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road connectivity initiative. It also ...

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Pak spreads false narrative about Kashmir: India at UN


United Nations, July 4: Pakistan’s “cynical” attempts to spread a false narrative about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful, India has said at the UN. India’s remarks came after Pakistan again brought up the Kashmir issue in its Right of Reply. The representative of Pakistan said that the High Commissioner for Human Rights has identified many violations in Kashmir and added that ...

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Help NASA track mosquitoes, reduce disease outbreaks


Washington, July 3: NASA has invited citizen scientists to help them track mosquitos known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of these diseases. “We do not have enough information on the geographic distribution of mosquito and time-variation in their populations. If a lot of people ...

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Pak’s non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority


Lahore, July 3: The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30 per cent to reach 3.63 million, with the Hindus at 1.77 million maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate, authorities said ahead of the July 25 general elections. The Christian community is at the second spot with 1.64 million voters followed by the Ahmadi community ...

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