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Schools closed as protests out chokehold on Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities ordered schools and universities closed Thursday as protesters challenging China’s rule brought parts of the city to a near standstill by barricading roads and disrupting public transport links. Six months of anti-government political action have morphed from peaceful mass rallies into a so-called “blossom everywhere” campaign of violent hit-and-run confrontations with police by groups of …

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FBI report shows 200% hike in anti-Sikh hate crimes

Washington: Anti-Sikh hate crime in the US increased by 200 per cent since 2017, making Sikhs the third most commonly targeted religious group in America, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) annual report for hate crime in 2018 has showed. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Americans experience an average of 2,50,000 hate crimes per year. But the latest …

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Indian wins ‘BRICS-Young Innovator Prize’

Rio De Janeiro: Ravi Prakash, an Indian PhD scholar has won the US$ 25,000 BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing an affordable indigenous milk chilling unit for smaller and marginal rural dairy farmers. Prakash, PhD scholar of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Bangalore, was a part of 21-member delegation sent to Brazil by the Department of Science and Technology for the …

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Pak to amend Army Act to let Jadhav appeal in civilian court

Islamabad: Pakistan is amending its Army Act to allow Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to file an appeal in a civilian court, according to Pakistan’’s ARY News. Quoting well-placed sources, the news site reported that the move is being undertaken by Pakistan “in compliance with the International Court of Justice’’s condition” to allow Kulbhushan to file an appeal in …

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Sikhs 3rd most targeted religious group in US after Jews, Muslims: FBI report

Washington: Around 60 incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs were reported to the FBI in 2018, making the community the third most commonly targeted religious group after Jews and Muslims in the US, according to an annual report released by the bureau. A total of 7,120 hate crimes were reported by law enforcement agencies around the country last year, slightly …

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China, India, Russia doing ‘absolutely nothing’ to clean up their smokestacks, plants: Trump

New York: US President Donald Trump has said countries like China, India and Russia are doing “absolutely nothing” to clean up their smokestacks and  industrial plants and the garbage that they drop in sea floats into Los Angeles. Terming climate change as a “very complex issue”, Trump said he considers himself to be, “in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it …

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Jaishankar meets French President in Paris

Paris: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met French President Emmanuel Macron here and held a “good discussion” with him on important strategic issues. The two leaders met at the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday.  “Met with President @EmmanuelMacron at the #ParisPeaceForum. A good discussion on important strategic issues,” Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting. In 1998, India and France established …

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Israel kills top Palestinian militant in Gaza

IANS Ramallah The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group said on Tuesday that Israel has killed one of its most senior commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike. The group said that Baha Abu al-Ata was killed along with his wife when a missile hit their home on the third floor of a building in Shejaiya district of …

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Sikh pilgrims celebrate 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan

PTI Lahore A large number of Sikh pilgrims from India, Canada, the US, the UK, the UAE and different parts of Pakistan, on Tuesday gathered at the Gurdwara Janamasthan Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev in this country’s Punjab province, to mark his 550 birth anniversary. The Sikhs carried out a palki from the revered shrine and …

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51 children, three teachers hurt in chemical attack in China

PTI Beijing At least 54 persons, including 51 children, sustained burn injuries after a disgruntled man broke into a kindergarten and sprayed a corrosive chemical on students in southwest China’s Yunnan province, authorities said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on schools in the country. The incident took place on Monday in the city of Kaiyuan, when the …

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