Centre to study the reasons behind frequent flooding in Assam: Shekhawat

New Delhi With Assam getting affected by floods every year, the government will conduct a topographical study of the state to understand the reasons behind the inundation, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said Thursday. In an interaction with reporters late Thursday night, Shekhawat said the northeastern state was hit by a massive earthquake some
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Montreal An oil platform off the Canadian island of Newfoundland spilled nearly 3,200 gallons of an oil-water mix into the Atlantic Ocean, and efforts were underway to minimize the environmental impact, ExxonMobil said Thursday. The spill occurred a day earlier during “routine activities related to removing water” from a platform storage cell, the American oil
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Havana A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination. The couple had to register their civil union according to the official genders on their identity documents, though. “This legal act doesn”t violate Cuban law because it”s about two people whose legally registered
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Ankara PTI Jul 19 Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country”s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq”s autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead Wednesday in the local capital Arbil. Police sources said two other people
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Buenos Aires An Argentine legislative commission has concluded that the sinking of a submarine with all 44 crewmembers was caused by the inefficiency of naval commanders and budget limitations, discarding theories the vessel was attacked or hit by a ship. In a report released Thursday, the legislators also questioned the handling of the crisis by
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Islamabad Pakistan will grant consular access to Indian national Kulbushan Jadhav according to the Pakistani laws, for which the modalities are being worked out, the Foreign Ministry has said. The ministry also said that Jadhav had been informed of his rights under the Vienna Convention on consular relations. “Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ,
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Bill Gates has never ranked lower than No. 2 in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That run ended Tuesday when the Microsoft Corp. co-founder dropped to No. 3 behind France’s Bernard Arnault. LVMH, Arnault’s luxury-goods maker, advanced to a record Tuesday and pushed his net worth to $107.6 billion and ahead of
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that truth and justice have prevailed after the International Court of Justice, in a huge win for India, ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and grant New Delhi consular access to the retired navy officer. PM Modi said the International Court of Justice verdict
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Colombo Sri Lanka”s chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a top officer at the police watchdog over his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar gun-running racket. Saman Dissanayake, the secretary and third in command of the National Police Commission, was ordered to appear in court by Friday over the transfer of state weapons
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Washington US State of New Jersey, which has one of the largest concentrations of Indian-Americans, will send a high-powered delegation to India in September to strengthen its economic ties with the country, Governor Phil Murphy has announced. The focus of the mission that will visit Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar is to strengthen
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