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Gunmen attack Dhaka restaurant, many taken hostage

Gunmen attack Dhaka restaurant, many taken hostage

From the BBC: A gun battle is taking place between police and unidentified attackers in the diplomatic area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, officials say.Around 60 people, including 20 foreigners are being hostage. Grenade and gun used, and a few policemen have been injured, say sources.More details are ..., 1 hour ago

Rajnath likely to visit Pakistan for SAARC meet

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to travel to Pakistan in August to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Home Interior/Home Ministers’ conference Asked whether the home minister will travel to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers’ conference, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the issue was ‘under consideration’. However, a confirmation will come from the Ministry of Home Affairs, he said During the ...
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Militants attack CRPF camp in Pulwama, 3 jawans injured

Three Central Reserve Police Force jawans were injured late on Friday evening when militants attacked their camp with grenades and rifle fire at Litter in South Kashmirs Pulwama district.The injured jawans have been evacuated to a hospital and the area around the camp has been cordoned off.More details awaited. From Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar. ...
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PM Modi to tour 4 African countries from July 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day visit to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya beginning July 7, with an aim to further deepen India’s engagement with the resource-rich African continent where China has been expanding its influence. The prime minister’s visit comes within weeks after President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari travelled to Africa to strengthen and reinvigorate India’s ties. “The visit will provide ...
 Rediff.com48 minutes ago PM to march in pride parade  Castanet.net23 hours ago PM reviews works of various ministries  ProKerala.com23 hours ago Ministers reviewed as speculation rife over reshuffle  Financial Chronicle23 hours ago

IS terrorists in Bangladesh hack Hindu priest, Buddhist leader to death

A Hindu priest and a Buddhist leader were brutally hacked to death by machete-wielding Islamic State terrorists while another Hindu man survived a bid on his life in Bangladesh, the latest in a series of vicious attacks on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Shymanondo Das, in his mid 50s, was hacked by three motorcycle-borne assailants when he was plucking flowers for morning prayers at a garden in the Radhamodon Gopal Moth premises in Jhenaidah, said Jbahar Ali Sheikh, additional ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Islamic State claims killing Coptic priest in Egypt  Before It's News23 hours ago Islamic State shoots Coptic Orthodox priest dead in Egypt  Manorama Online23 hours ago

Indrani threatened me after killing Sheena: says Rai

Immediately after Sheena Bora’s murder and subsequent disposal of her body on April 24, 2012, key accused Indrani Mukerjea allegedly threatened her then driver Shyamvar Rai, who has now turned approver, saying ‘it won’t be good’ for him if he disclosed the incident. In his confessional statement, which was unsealed by the special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Friday following a Bombay high court directive, Rai has submitted that Indrani had ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Indrani sat on top of Sheena and strangled her, says driver in 12-page statement  Rediff.com9 hours ago

Landslide hits Arunachal Pradesh, five IB officials missing

Five dead, four injured in a landslide which took place in Arunachal Pradeshs West Kameng district, earlier today. Rescue operations are underway.Search is underway for five Intelligence Bureau officials who went missing after the landslide hit West Kameng district.Lt Col Sombit Ghosh, PRO Defence, said that one Army team has been rushed to West Kameng to assist in the rescue ...
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HC stays CIC order to give info on Modi's degree to Kejriwal

The Gujarat high court today stayed the Central Information Commissions order asking the Gujarat University to provide information on the degree earned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi accepted the varsitys demand for stay.It also issued notices to Central Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu, the Union government and Kejriwal seeking their responses and posted further ...
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Rupee gains 20 paise to end at 67.32 against dollar

The rupee ended the week with gains of nearly 1 per cent or 64 paise compared to previous week's closing level of 67.96. Extending gains for the third day in a row, the rupee rose by 20 paise to settle at 1-1/2 week high of 67.32 a dollar on persistent dollar selling by banks and exporters amid firm equity markets. Banks and exporters preferred to reduce their dollar position on hopes of more foreign capital inflows in view strong equity markets. The rupee opened higher at 67.50 per dollar ...
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PHOTOS: Del Potro knocks out fourth seed Wawrinka

IMAGE: Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates a point during his match against Stan Wawrinka. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Juan Martin Del Potro proved that multiple wrist surgeries had not robbed him off his flowing racket skills as he knocked out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3 in the second round of Wimbledon on Friday.The Argentine, making his first appearance at Wimbledon since reaching the semi-finals in 2013, held aloft his arms in triumph after condemning ...
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