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Los : A fire that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured two others near California’s Yosemite national park has almost doubled in size in three days, authorities have said. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the so-called Ferguson fire had spread to an area of 22,892 acres (92.6 square kilometers), and is
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Bangkok : Thailand’s military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next week’s Cabinet meeting that a special committee
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Sao : No one knows his name. No one knows the name of the people he came from. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil’s Amazon for 22 years. Video released for this first time this week by Brazil’s Indian Foundation shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed
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New York : Over 20 Indian-origin persons have been sentenced up to 20 years in prison in the US for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars. The prison sentences for the 21 people convicted this week ranges from 4 to
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Chennai, July 20: Three children from Kudankulam have been selected to participate in ‘Nuclear Kids’, international music programme in Hungary. Rajesh Viswa Sudhan, Pavithra Anup, and Nishchita Bandekar studying at Atomic Energy Central School, Kudankulam are among 79 kids chosen from different countries of the world to be part of the musical extravaganza. `Nuclear Kids’
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New Delhi, Jul 20: The Supreme Court today stayed an order of the Madurai bench of Madras High Court awarding 196 grace marks to NEET students who had opted to write the examination in Tamil language on account of error in translation. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao stayed the
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New Delhi, July 20: The Lok Sabha today took up for debate the no-confidence vote against the Narendra Modi government, the first since the BJP-led dispensation came to power four years ago. Two parties – the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Shiv Sena – have decided to boycott the ongoing no-confidence motion in Parliament. Their
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Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras High Court that a 24-hour helpline has been set up to investigate issues faced by inter-caste couples and offer them necessary assistance and protection. The counter affidavit was filed by Apurva Varma, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Home Department, on a contempt plea filed by K Samuelraj,
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Mountain : A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons. Loon, which is linked to Google through parent company Alphabet Inc., says it will work with Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019. The
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Washington : The inaugural two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US will be held on September 6 in New Delhi, the State Department announced. Last month, the US had postponed the much-awaited dialogue due to “unavoidable reasons”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis would travel to India for the dialogue.“The United
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