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British theoretical scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

London, Mar 14: Stephen Hawking, the legendary British theoretical physicist who explored the mysteries of the universe from his wheelchair and went on to become an inspiring figure globally, died today at his home in Cambridge. His family said that Hawking, 76, died peacefully in his home near Cambridge University, where he did much of […]

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Politicians, tech giants condole Hawking’s death on Twitter

New Delhi, Mar 14: Twitterverse today stood testament to how the British physicist Stephen Hawking touched lives of people from all walks of lives, as Indian statesmen, activists and tech giants took to the microblogging site to condole the renowned astrophysist’s death. “Sad to hear of the passing of scientist Stephen Hawking. His brilliant mind […]

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UK to raise with India concern over British Sikh held in Punjab jail

London, Mar 14 :The UK government has said that it will raise concerns around the case of a British Sikh being held in a maximum-security jail in Punjab at “senior levels” in India. The case of Jagtar Singh Johal, a 30-year-old British Sikh from Dunbarton in Scotland who is currently being held in Nabha Central […]

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Attack on Afghan checkpoint kills 10 security forces

Kabul,  Mar 14 (AP) Insurgents attacked a security checkpoint in western Afghanistan early today, killing at least 10 security forces, officials said. No one immediately claimed the attack, but a series of assaults by the Taliban in Farah province over the past week have killed at least 38 security forces, while another five were captured […]

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Kremlin rejects ‘unfounded accusations’, ultimatums over poisoning row

Moscow, Mar 14 (AFP) President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman today rejected Britain’s “unfounded accusations” and “ultimatums” over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain. “Moscow does not accept unfounded accusations that are not based on evidence and a language of ultimatums,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “We are hoping that common sense will […]

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Lanka govt under pressure to lift social media ban

Colombo, Mar 14 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said restrictions imposed on social media after the communal riots in the island’s central hills will be lifted within the next few days, as the government faced flak for not lifting the blockage despite improvement in the situation. The government imposed a state of emergency […]

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Explosion strikes Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

Explosion strikes Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza

Jabaliya (Gaza Strip), Mar 13 (AP) An explosion struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister today as he was making a rare visit to Gaza, in what his Fatah party called an assassination attempt it blamed on Gaza militants. The explosion went off shortly after the convoy entered Gaza through the Erez crossing with […]

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Office on missing persons in Lanka becomes operational

Colombo, Mar 13 : Sri Lanka today operationalised the Office on Missing Persons, an special office set up for determining the status of all persons who went “missing” during the brutal civil war against the LTTE. The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) aims to bring in reparations to the victims of the nearly three-decade long […]

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B’desh court sentences 39 ruling party activists to death

Dhaka, Mar 13 :A court in southeastern Bangladesh today sentenced to death 39 activists of the ruling Awami League for brutally killing a fellow local level party leader four years ago. Ekramul Haque, the Upazila Awami League president, was hacked, shot and burnt alive by miscreants inside his car in broad daylight in Feni town’s […]

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Russia rejects Britain’s ultimatum, wants access to nerve agent

Moscow, Mar 13 (AFP) Russia today rejected Britain’s demand that Moscow provide an explanation over the poisoning of an ex-double agent and said London should provide Moscow with access to the nerve agent. “Before giving ultimatums it’s better to honour your own obligations on international law,” Lavrov told reporters, referring to the Chemical Weapons Convention. […]