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Pampore encounter: One more jawan injured; 5 dead

JAMMU: One more army officer has been injured in the ongoing encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore District.At least five people have been killed and 10 others injured in the gun-battle that started on Saturday evening at the Entrepreneurs Development Institute at Pampore on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Gaudiya Math in Kolkata

Kolkata(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Bhakti movement, with its inherent quality to stand up and fight against evil forces, had acted as the foundation for the country’s freedom struggle. “If we see India’s freedom struggle, many great personalities who fought for the country’s freedom come mind. …

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WHO: Months Needed to Establish Link Between Zika, Microcephaly

GENEVA—Evidence is piling up of a causal link between the Zika virus and both microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, according to the World Health Organization. WHO reports show that more than 40 countries in four of the WHO’s six regions have recorded Zika virus infections while only two places — Brazil …

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UN: Children Biggest Victims of 2-Year Conflict in E. Ukraine

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—The U.N. children’s fund calls the daily suffering endured by more than 500,000 Ukrainian children victimized by two years of conflict intolerable. UNICEF finds children living in areas controlled by Russian-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine are being deprived of their most basic rights and needs. The U.N. children’s fund …

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Cyclone Winston leaves trail of devastation in Fiji

Officials in Fiji are desperately trying to implement relief efforts after Cyclone Winston ravaged the country a day ago. Several people have been killed, and aid agencies say a health disaster could be imminent.   Power outages and flooding hampered relief efforts in Fiji, a day after Tropical Cyclone Winston …

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Explosions Kill Dozens Near Damascus

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday a “provisional agreement” has been made with Russia for a cease-fire in Syria’s five-year civil war, but violence continued unabated throughout the country, with scores of people killed in two separate attacks. Early estimates indicate a deadly double bombing in Homs early …

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President Museveni Leads With 62% in Controversial Uganda Vote

KAMPALA, UGANDA— New provisional results in Uganda’s controversial presidential election show President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 30 years, leading with nearly 62 percent of the vote. A final tally is expected later Saturday. The numbers were released a few hours before the (4 p.m. local) deadline for final results, …

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Heights of creativity

‘Pakarnattam’ is an acting technique that is used by actors in indigenous classical art forms to depict various characters singlehandedly in a narrative. This transformation into various characters during a solo performance helps them to showcase their mastery over the art of acting. A Nangiarkoothu performance by Aparna Nangiar in …

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