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Assam Flood: Kaziranga Rhinos Flee To High Ground

The flood in Assam, apart from destroying crops and homes in the last three months, have killed hundreds of small and big animals in Assam’s forests. Officials say some 133 people have also died in the flood. One of Assam’s most famous forest areas, the Kaziranga National Park, home to a large number of one-horned rhinoceros, was flooded this week. ...

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In Kerala’s Love Jihad Probe, Counter-Terror Agency NIA Takes First Step

India’s top counter-terror agency, the National Investigation Agency, on Friday started first-of-its-kind probe into the marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man in Kerala last year to ascertain if it was a case of some Muslim extremist groups radicalising a Hindu woman and recruiting them for terror groups. “We have re-registered the case under the directions of Supreme ...

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Gorakhpur Hospital Patients, Doctors Hope For Better Infrastructure

Many parents are anxiously waiting at Baba Raghav Das hospital’s intensive care unit or ICU ward despite over 70 child deaths last week. The tragedy at the Gorakhpur hospital had prompted a public outcry. Although it remains unclear whether oxygen shortage led to the deaths, patients and doctors at the hospital point toward a larger issue – the poor state ...

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Vishal Sikka Quits As Infosys CEO, Board Attacks Narayana Murthy

Vishal Sikka, the chief executive brought in to turn around Infosys three years ago, resigned suddenly today, blaming a “continuous drumbeat of distractions” and a long-running row with founders over the tech firm’s strategy. The departure of Mr Sikka, spooked Infosys’ investors. Shares fell more than 13 percent to a three-year low of 884.20 rupees, wiping about $4.85 billion off ...

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Firing, Shelling By Pakistan Across LoC In Jammu And Kashmir’s Poonch

Pakistan today resorted to firing and shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, prompting the Indian army to give a befitting response. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 05:34 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC),” a ...

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India celebrates Independence Day

The end of the British colonial rule in 1947 marked the creation of two independent states – Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Independence Day, on August 15, is celebrated widely with flags hoisted in schools and colleges, and at government buildings and major landmarks.

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