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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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Rahul Gandhi comes out in support of Shah Faesal


New Delhi, July 18: He might have been feeling under siege from people who have denounced him for breaking service rules when he tweeted about the rampant rape culture in South Asia, but in the past few days Shah Faesal might be feeling a little less tormented. After the National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s support, it is the Congress leader Rahul ...

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Swami Agnivesh assaulted by BJP workers in Jharkhand, 20 detained


Ranchi, July 17: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken. Police said the 78-year-old was attacked when he was going to participate in the 195th Damin Mahotsav at Littpara. The incident occurred just when he stepped out of his ...

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SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law


New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country’s social fabric. “It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order, social and pluralistic fabric of the society and the rule of ...

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Two Amarnath pilgrims admitted in SKIMS hospital succumbs


Srinagar, July 17: Two amaranth pilgrims died on Monday at SKIMS hospital Srinagar after developing serious health issues. An official said that two yatries identified as Vasant wandu Gunjal, a resident of Pune Maharashtra under registration no 309095 and Jaishan Kumar, a resident of Natlas Balallan Punjab, under registration number 109676 died on today morning at SKIMS hospital after Gunjal had ...

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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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