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Iraq jihadists release pictures of mass execution

ISIS journalist

Baghdad The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadist Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit. Three pictures published on a jihadist forum and pro-IS social media accounts show the execution of the men wearing orange jumpsuits. Local residents confirmed that a mass execution had taken place on ... Read More »

Sydney cafe siege victims hailed as `heroes`

Sydney journalist

Sydney Two hostages killed in a siege at a central Sydney cafe on Tuesday were hailed as heroes “willing to lay down their lives so others might live” in a church service mourning their deaths. Tori Johnson, the 34-year-old manager of the Lindt chocolate cafe where the crisis unfolded, and 38-year-old barrister and mother-of-three Katrina Dawson died as heavily-armed police ... Read More »

China official admits millions in jade bribes: Report

China Jouranalist

Beijing A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state-run media reported Tuesday. Ni Fake, a former deputy governor of the eastern province of Anhui, had a “craving for jade”, the state-run Shanghai Daily said. His trial on Monday was the latest case in ... Read More »

Three hostages run out of Sydney siege cafe: Police

Sidney-Journalist

Sydney Three people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, police said on Monday, adding that no one has yet been harmed. The hostages appeared to come out of a side door of the Lindt chocolate cafe which was being watched by heavily armed police, almost six ... Read More »

We have standard procedures which are in place in such situations: Syed Akbaruddin, MEA on Sydney incident

Air-Journalisttoday

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines suspended its shares from the country`s stock exchange Monday under a government rescue plan for the flag carrier which is fighting for survival after losing two planes this year. The airline, whose already loss-making operations took a further beating after the two tragedies, said in a notice to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange last week that ... Read More »

NCP’s Ajit Pawar in trouble: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis gives nod for inquiry into irrigation scam

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday reportedly gave his assent for the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an inquiry into the irrigation scam, which could mean trouble for NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare. However, the former deputy chief minister said that he wasn’t affected by the government’s decision to probe the scandal. “Its their government, they are free to ... Read More »

Try and convert me into another religion, says Akhilesh Yadav slamming BJP

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Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was “misguiding” people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to “try and convert” him. “People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people on the name of religious conversion,” the chief minister ... Read More »

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ‘मन की बात’ में नशे की लत पर रखेंगे अपने विचार

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नई दिल्ली: प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी रविवार को सुबह 11 बजे ‘मन की बात’ नामक अपने रेडियो कार्यक्रम में नशे की लत के विषय पर अपने विचार रखेंगे। मोदी ने शनिवार को ट्वीट किया, रविवार को 11 बजे मैं ‘मन की बात’ रेडियो कार्यक्रम में अपना विचार रखने के प्रति आशान्वित हूं। उन्होंने लिखा, जैसा कि मैंने पिछले कार्यक्रम में कहा ... Read More »

Madan Mitra arrest act of political vendetta: Mamata

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“I will visit Madan (Mitra)… Arrest me with whatever police Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have at their disposal” Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday described the arrest of West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra as “political vendetta.” She said the BJP government was using the CBI as a “political tool.”“Who are these people? Are they super gods?” Ms. Banerjee ... Read More »

UN declares June 21 as International Yoga Day at Modi’s suggestion

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Less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea, the UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as International Day of Yoga, recognising that “Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being.” The resolution on International Day of Yoga was introduced by India’s Ambassador to UN Asoke Mukerji on Thursday and ... Read More »