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Asian Hockey Champions trophy: Massive 9-0 win over China pushes India to top of points table

Clearing every team from the top of points table, Indian hockey champs on Tuesday defeated China at the Asian Champions Trophy by 9-0 to get the peak among the team. India was completely dominant in the first quarter, pressing high and hard at the Chinese defence constantly. They held most of the possession and were constantly making forays into the Chinese circle, albeit with little success...

Fake currency smuggler arrested by NIA; accused Munna Singh sent to judicial custody

Top smuggler of fake notes racket were arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) at New Delhi. The accused, Munna Singh was arrested and charged under sections 489B , 489C of IPC and section 16,18 & 20 of UA(P) Act 1967.On 21 October, accused Munna Singh who was evading arrest since long was arrested from his hide-out in Neb Sarai at New Delhi on the basis of surveillance mounted and a recovery of Rs. 90,000 genuine Indian Currency was made from him. Accused Munna Singh was produced in the NIA Special..

Libraries play central role in providing open access to information and ideas says Hamid Ansari

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari after inaugurating the 19th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking - NACLIN 2016 said that Libraries continue to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas. NACLIN 2016 was organized by the Tezpur University in alliance with Developing Library Network, New Delhi. Ansari said that the explosion of information now being produced in digital form has dramatically changed expectations about the ..

Suspected ISIS militants brutally kill 30 civilians in Afghanistan

Suspected ISIS militants have shot dead at least 30 civilians after kidnapping them in northwestern Ghor province in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Among the hostages, mostly were farmers and shepherds. The civilians taken hostages on Tuesday afternoon were taken to a nearby insecure area, which have been under Taliban control before they were shot dead by the fighters. "Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in Ghor province during an operation yesterday but Daesh fighters abducted some 30 civilians from ..

Paul Beatty becomes first American to be awarded with Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty becomes the first American ever to win the prestigious award ‘Man Booker Prize’ on Tuesday in London. His ironic novel “The Sellout” beat five other finalists for the $60,000 prize. ‘The Sellout’ was originally published in the United States last year. Amanda Foreman, one of the Booker judge, appreciating Paul’s creation called “The Sellout” “a novel for our times, its humor disguises a radical seriousness. Paul Beatty slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim at racial and political ..

Newly discovered exoplanet ‘Promixa b’ may support habitability : NASA

Creating hope of life on the planet connected with the nearest star, NASA scientists on Wednesday claimed that the extrasolar planet revolving around Proxima Centauri could allow having liquid water on its surface, thus raising the question of its habitability. The planet Promixa b, which was discovered recently, is a rocky extrasolar planet with a mass similar to that of Earth. It moves in an orbit around its Star that would allow presence of water on it, thus there is a chance of life on the planet as ..

Brazil’s soccer legend Carlos Alberto passes away

Carlos Alberto, legendary soccer hero of Brazil died at age of 72 following a cardiac arrest. He scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history while captaining Brazil to glory in the 1970 final against Italy. A statement by Federation of International Football Association confirming his death report said, "It is with tremendous sadness that FIFA has learned that Carlos Alberto Torres died at the age of 72 on Tuesday 25 October 2016."..

UN urges global community to show solidarity with Haitian people post hurricane Matthew

International Body United Nations on Tuesday urged the people world over to show harmony with the Haitian citizens who have facing a tough time post the Matthew hurricane.Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to show solidarity with the Haitian people as they struggle to cope with the impact Hurricane and an ongoing cholera epidemic, particularly through financial support for the new United Nations system-wide approach to tackle the spread of the disease...

Health ministry issues alert to states over Bird flu menace

The Centre issued a health advisory to states asking them to minimize bird-human interface to prevent an outbreak of bird flu (avian influenza AH5N8) on Tuesday as many birds in some parts of the nation are tested positive or the disease. Birds in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala have tested positive avian influenza. Though according to World Health Organization (WHO) the disease is less likely to be transmitted to humans, government is leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure safety of people’s ..

India & Sri Lanka begin joint military exercise ‘Mitra Shakti’ to enhance counter terrorism

The India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise ‘MITRA SHAKTI 2016’ is conducted at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from 24 October to 06 November 2016. This is the fourth edition of the exercise and emphasis is on enhancing inter-operability while carrying out Counter Insurgency / Counter Terrorism operations under the United Nations Mandate. A complete training programme of fourteen days is planned up for the purpose. The Indian Army contingent, represented by a platoon from the rajputana ..

Centre expects entire bankruptcy law to become operational by Dec-2016 says ASSOCHAM  

During an ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi on Tuesday, the apex organization’s economic affairs secretary said that Centre expects the entire Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law to become operational by December-end 2016.“We have a definite roadmap to implement the Bankruptcy Law, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is working on it, the Law Ministry, the Legislative Department have played a very significant role in finalising the legislation and they will continue to have a very significant role in also finalising ..

Govt is committed to reduce number of road accidents by 50% in next two years says Gadkari

While inaugurating workshop on Road Safety engineering measures, Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari said that the government is committed to reduce the number of road accidents by 50 percent in the next two years and is employing various measures to achieve this objective.These measures are geared to tackle the problem through a multi-pronged strategy which include effective road engineering solutions at the design stage, rectification of accident black spots, improvement in automobile ..

Indian Army becomes ‘global golden icon’ after winning world’s toughest military exercise

Yet one more event occurs after the powerful surgical strikes on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which made the Indian army a global golden icon before the world. This time the national Gorkha rifles team won gold medal an international military patrolling exercise.The team 2nd Battalion 8 of the Indian Gorkha regiment bagged the title of the Cambrain Patrol in Britain, competing against 20 nations in what is considered to be one of the toughest military exercises in the world...

France hails integration of climate concerns in India’s urban development initiatives

France hailed the steps taken by the Indian Government for addressing climate change concerns as an integral part of new urban sector missions. A meeting was held to talk upon new urban sector initiatives and the possible areas of cooperation between the two countries by Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting French Minister of State for Industry Alexander Ziegler...

Vijay Goel urges to make sports compulsory subject in all schools

In order to imbibe the desired importance to sports in the youth of the nation, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel said it is essential that sports is made a compulsory subject at the school level and marks are given to students for their involvement in sports activities. While addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Tuesday he said, this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases ..