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Grenade strike at Amritsar prayer hall; 3 killed, several injured

Amritsar Bomb blast

Amritsar: At least three people were killed and 10 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district Sunday, police said. The grenade attack took place on the campus of the Nirankari sect in Adliwal village, about 15 km from Amritsar. The injured were rushed to hospitals in Amritsar. All victims were sect followers from nearby villages who had...

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California wildfires toll reaches 78

San Francisco: The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Saturday evening, there were 76 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California, which started November 8, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. A second blaze in Southern California called the Woolsey Fire started northwest of Los...

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Sabarimala: Kerala BJP protests following senior leader’s remand

Pathanamthitta (Kerala): The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K. Surendran. Surendran was taken into custody Saturday night after he got into a scuffle with the police while attempting to go to the Sabarimala temple despite police cordon in the area. After spending the night at Chittar police station, Surendran...

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No solution to Kashmir issue, India-Pak relations accident prone: Natwar Singh

India Pakistan Wagah border parade

New Delhi: India-Pakistan relations are "chronically accident-prone", says former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage. He says Pakistans one-point programme is Kashmir but there is "Kashmir fatigue" in the world. Singh, 87, also says that India made a fundamental mistake by going to the United Nations on the Kashmir issue and asserted there is...

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Santosh Kumar Mohapatra On the second anniversary of demonetisation, opposition parties lambasted the ban and termed the step as “ill-advised” and “Tughlaqi”; the government, in turn, defended the decision. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the real purpose of demonetisation was not the confiscation of cash but to bring money into the formal economy and make holders pay...

Toddler electrocuted

Toddler electrocuted

Angul: In a shocking incident, an 11-month-old child was electrocuted after falling on an electric heater at Kumanda village under Sadar police limits in Angul district Sunday. The deceased, an 11-months-old boy child, was the son of Suna Sahoo, a resident of the same village. According to sources, the mishap took place when one of Suna’s relatives...

Federer must wait for 100th title, but happy with season

LONDON: Defeat by Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Saturday left Roger Federer stuck on 99 career titles, but despite missing out on his century the Swiss said he was happy with his season. Federer began the year by claiming a record-extending 20th Grand Slam title in Australia and while he won three other tournaments this...

Man killed, son critical in road mishap

Jajpur: A person died while his son sustained critical injuries in a head-on collision between their two-wheeler and a speeding truck near Mandia Chhak on NH-53 in Jajpur district Sunday. While the deceased has been identified as Narayan Sahoo (50) of Gadamadhupur village, the critically injured person was identified as his son, Purnachandra Sahoo (25). According to...

Poacher held for poaching migratory birds

Poacher held for poaching migratory birds

Chilika: A day after leading daily Orissa POST carried an article about rampant poaching in Asia’s largest brackish water lake Chilika, forest department officials of Tangi division nabbed a poacher Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, the forest arrested the man from Abhimanpur Ring Road near Chilika lake in Khurda district Sunday on charges of poaching migratory birds....

Google to allow users to comment on search results

San Francisco: Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others. While the feature has not yet gone live, an official Google help document has described how it would work, the Search Engine Journal reported Saturday. The feature will bring to Google...

Fishing in Bheemeshwari, Karnataka

Ban on fish from Karnataka: State to talk with Goa govt

Mangaluru: The Karnataka government has said that it would take up with Goa, the issue of that state banning fish from coastal Karnataka, citing high formalin content and try to find a solution. Minister for Urban Development U T Khader described the charge by the Goa government as baseless and said if the ban was not lifted,...

Amritsar Bomb blast

Grenade strike at Amritsar prayer hall; 3 killed, several injured

Amritsar: At least three people were killed and 10 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district Sunday, police said. The grenade attack took place on the campus of the Nirankari sect in Adliwal village, about 15 km from Amritsar. The injured were rushed...

Another farmer committs suicide

No stoppage to farmer suicide; another ends life in Koraput

Pottangi (Koraput): A day after a debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming poison over crop loss in Kendrapara district, one more farmer reportedly took the extreme step here Sunday. The deceased farmer has been identified as Loknath Pangi of Maliguda village under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district. According to family members, unable to see his damaged...

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