• Continuous downpour in Nepal, alert sounded over Koshi river
    4:54 PM

    Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Continuous heavy downpour in Nepal since Wednesday has caused floods and landslides in several areas and claimed at least five lives. The southern Terai belt of the country, adjoining India, was badly affected Thursday. Several highways were damaged by landslides and floods resulting in people being

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  • Society, polity behind violence in Pakistan: Report
    4:50 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The rising tide of violence and terrorism in Pakistan has its basis in its society and polity which enable a culture of intolerance and hatred, a report analysing violence in Pakistan said here Thursday. The report, “Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trends, 2013-14”, published

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  • Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
    4:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. “I am happy to announce that they have agreed to set up seven technical schools in the state to impart industrial

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  • Maoist bomb explodes, none hurt
    4:14 PM

    Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) A bomb planted by Maoists went off in Odisha’s Malkangiri district Thursday but no one was injured, police said. The rebels planted the pressure-activated improvised explosive device on a road near Telarai area. “It went off on its own,” Inspector General of Police Yashwant Jethwa told

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  • Indian doctors in Nigeria creating unnecessary scare: Primus hospital
    4:14 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Primus Hospital here, that employs the four Indian doctors in Nigeria wanting to return home due to an alleged Ebola scare, Thursday accused them of creating ‘unnecessary scare’ and ‘cheating’ their profession. A group of doctors from the hospital’s Delhi branch told media there

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  • Rajya Sabha passes constitution amendment bill to end collegium system
    4:12 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday unanimously passed the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill to do away with collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges. The bill, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, seek to put the proposed judicial appointment commission and its

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  • OPEC daily basket price closes lower
    4:12 PM

    Vienna, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $100.88 a barrel Wednesday, compared to $101.66 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra

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  • Australian hospital mistakenly declares 200 patients dead
    4:08 PM

    Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) An Australian hospital has apologised after declaring more than 200 patients dead due to a computer error, media reported Thursday. The Austin Hospital in Melbourne July 30 sent automatic notifications to general practitioners informing them of the deaths of their patients, who had been discharged the

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