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44 CRPF jawans killed in worst terror attack in Kashmir, India slams Pakistan

A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives rammed a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops, part of a large paramilitary convoy, on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Thursday, was feared to have killed at least 44 men while reducing the vehicle to a mangled heap of metal, in the deadliest terror attack in three decades of insurgency — one, which many experts said, would evoke a strong response from India. At least 20 more were injured in the attack in the Awantipora area of Pulwama district. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, which Indian authorities say is backed by Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Lethpora, about 30 km from Srinagar. While the police put the official death toll at 33, security officials in Srinagar and New Delhi said at least 44 people had died....more More

At Priyanka Gandhi’s mammoth road show, Rahul says time to win UP back

LUCKNOW: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday underlined his party’s ambitions in Uttar Pradesh saying the party cannot afford to be weak in the state. ‘Congress started in UP and it cannot stay weak here. Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiarditya Scindia will make Congress strong in UP again,’ Rahul said at headquarters in UP unit of the Congress in Lucknow at the end of a mammoth road show that his sister Priyanka launched in her first visit to the state since her appointment as general secretary in charge of eastern U.P. While the roadshow marked Priyanka’s formal entry into active politics, Rahul set his sight beyond the upcoming general elections to regain power in U.P....more More

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Despite falling attacks, ISIL terrorists remain ‘global threat’: UN report

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UNITED NATIONS: Though attacks were down last year, a new United Nations report to the Security Council on Monday shows that ISIL is still a global threat, despite evolving into a “covert” terrorism network, with countries continuing to face challenges from the growing scourge of violent extremism. “Despite the more concealed or locally embedded activities of ISIL cells, its central leadership retains an influence and maintains an intent to generate internationally-directed attacks and thereby still plays an important role in advancing the group’s objectives,” explained Vladimir Voronkov, who heads the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)....more More

2 US warships sail close to disputed island chain in South China Sea

WASHINGTON/ BEIJING: The US sailed two guided-missile destroyers close to the disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday to challenge China’s excessive maritime claim, drawing the ire of Beijing which accused Washington of trying to “stir up trouble”. The USS Spruance and USS Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands as part of what the US Navy calls a “freedom of navigation operation,” CNN reported. The move angered Beijing at a time when the US and China ton are locked in a trade war and are negotiating a deal ahead of a March 1 deadline when US tariffs on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese imports are expected to increase to 25 per cent from 10 per cent....more More

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Taiwan Prez Tsai eyes greater global participation thru UN

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TAIPEI: President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated that Taiwan is committed to expanding its contribution to the global community through seeking meaningful participation in the U.N. system. Globalization has led to increasingly frequent people-to-people interactions and trade exchanges among countries, while issues such as aviation safety, global health and sustainable development require collaboration between all members of the international society, Tsai said. It is important that Taiwan is not excluded in the process so that a sound global network can be achieved to address these challenges, she added....more More

Taiwan achieves 10th ranking in global economic freedom index

TAIPEI: Taiwan ranks 10th out of 180 economies around the world in the latest Index of Economic Freedom released January 25 by Washington-based think tank The Heritage Foundation, marking its best ever result in the annual report. With a score of 77.3 out of 100, Taiwan rose three spots from the previous edition and was categorized as “mostly free.” Among the 43 economies in the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan was fifth, ahead of South Korea, 29th; and Japan, 30th. Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and Ireland topped the survey in that order and were the only six economies classified as “free.” A total of 29 economies were rated “mostly free,” 59 “moderately free,” 64 “mostly unfree” and 22 “repressed.”...more More

Indians arrival to Thailand jumps over 12 pc to 1.42 million

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NEW DELHI: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with 70 Thai exhibitors participated in the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2019) from January 16 to 19 at the India Expo Mart here. It is the largest contingent of Thai exhibitors at SATTE, a significant increase over the total of 54 in SATTE 2018. TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Tanes Petsuwan said India is now one of the top 10 sources of visitor arrivals for Thailand, a member of a small club of countries that generate more than one million visitors a year. In January – November 2018, arrivals from India were up by 12.03% to 1.42 million, generating an estimated 63 billion Baht in tourism income....more More

RBI makes surprise cut in interest rate, home loans could get cheaper

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee on Thursday reduced the policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 %, a move that could lead to banks reducing lending rates for consumer and home loans. At the committee’s meeting, the first after Shaktikanta Das took over as the central bank’s Governor, also changed its stance to ‘neutral’ from the earlier ‘calibrated tightening’....more More

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Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church. “There are some priests and also bishops who have done it,” the pontiff said in response to a journalist’s question on the abuse of nuns, speaking on the return flight from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers....more More

19-year-old allegedly raped by 6 men in Bihar, father forced to watch

PATNA: In a shocking incident, a teenaged girl was gang-raped in front of her father by six youths in a village in Bihar’s Kishanganj district, police said on Thursday. According to police officials, the 19-year-old victim lodged a police complaint on Wednesday that six youth of her village under Kodhowadi police station knocked at her door late on Tuesday night asking for water to drink, but forcibly entered her home and dragged her outside....more More

Chef Karan MittalIndian Chef Karan Mittal Conferred Irish Honour -- Rising Star of the Year

NEW DELHI: Popularity of Indian cuisine is gaining prominence world wide. However, its the magical touch of a chef that makes a big difference. Our very own Delhi lad, Karan Mittal, is creating waves in Dublin with his magical michelin touch. Karan Mittal is now Head Chef at the award-winning Ananda Restaurant in Dundrum, Dublin. Ananda is Ireland’s number one fine dining Indian restaurant. Karan's popularity can be gauged from the fact that he was recently honoured as the Rising Star of the Year 2018-19 by Ireland's prestigious Food & Wine Awards. He has also won bagged Best Young Chef Award from Irish Curry Awards....more More

Trump calls for unity in State of Union address

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump called for unity, as had been previewed by his aides, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday but also pitched hard his immigration agenda that includes the divisive border wall, differences over which caused the longest government shutdown in history. On Afghanistan, a key take-away from the speech for India, Trump said his administration has accelerated the negotiations for a political solution, talking to all, including the Taliban. He said as talks progress the United States will be “able to reduce our troop presence and focus on counter-terrorism”. He did not mention either a drawdown timeline or number. The US president also announced he would be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for their second summit on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam....more More

Hundreds of Golfers Taking Advange of Thai Golf Pass

NEW DELHI: When it comes to hospitality no country comes closer to perfection than Thailand offering something for everyone of diverse interest, every age and every budget. From pristine sandy beaches to lush jungles, bustling busy cities to traditional villages, Michelin star menus to roadside noodle stalls, historic Buddhist temples to 21st century sky scrapers, Thailand is truly amazing! Amazing Thailand also has Amazing Golf facilities. Ideally located more than 200 golf courses throughout the country, by the sea, by the mountains, by the lakes, inside the cities even besides the airports. Top quality courses, reasonable green fees, friendly caddies. From the beach resorts in the south such as Phuket to the mountainous surroundings in the north or the bustling cities of Bangkok and Pattaya, there are golf courses to suit every preference....more More

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Delhi primary health centres ill-equipped to handle mounting swine flu cases

NEW DELHI: Although Delhi has reported the second-highest number of influenza (A) H1N1 or swine flu cases this year after Rajasthan, primary health care centres in the national capital appear ill-equipped to handle the rush of patients. According to a report by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Delhi has recorded 1,011 cases till February 3 this year. The government has not officially recorded any deaths, but three hospitals in the city have informally confirmed 19 deaths. Rajasthan reported 2,363 swine flu cases and 85 deaths....more More

 

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Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes unveiled a smart mosquito trap capable of identifying virus-carrying species within 0.07 seconds, underscoring government efforts to prevent outbreaks of serious infectious diseases like dengue fever. According to Miaoli County-based NHRI in northern Taiwan, the device takes images of each captured mosquito and employs artificial intelligence and cloud computing technologies to determine whether it is a potential disease vector of dengue, chikungunya or Zika with an accuracy of greater than 90 percent. The real-time geolocation data will be used to flag up potential risk areas for outbreaks.

 

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