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Students protest in Catalonia to mark independence vote anniversary

Barcelona (Spain), Oct 1 (IANS) Thousands of university students clad in pro-independence symbolism protested on the streets here on Monday to mark the one year anniversary of a secessionist referendum in Catalonia region that was ruled illegal by Spain’s judiciary. The action by student groups in favour of Catalan independence[Read More…]

Exercise can cut older men’s risk of secondary fractures

New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Older men could be at three-fold higher risk of sustaining a secondary fracture within a year of the first, but even moderate physical activity can help prevent as well as boost their bone strength, two separate studies show. The findings highlight men’s bone health which[Read More…]

2 killed as car bombing hits EU convoy in Somalia (Lead)

Mogadishu, Oct 1 (IANS) At least two people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck an EU mission convoy in the Somali capital on Monday, officials said. Abdikadir Abdirrahman, Director of Amin Ambulances, told Xinhua news agency that emergency crew transported four injured people and two bodies. The blast[Read More…]

‘Dissent’ welcome not ‘disintegration’: Naidu (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Observing that Indian democracy allows space to everyone to express their opinions, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday welcomed “dissent” but warned that “disintegration” will not be tolerated. Addressing an event here, Naidu, without naming Pakistan blamed it for “aiding, abetting, funding and training[Read More…]

Pradhan requests Odisha CM for land for Paika rebellion memorial

Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to expedite the process of land allotment for a memorial to the Paika rebellion. In a letter released to the media on Monday, Pradhan said that the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma had requested[Read More…]

Rafale being brought to attack Pakistan, says BJP

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Rafale fighter jets are being brought to attack Pakistan but the Congress was trying to give a “weapon” in Islamabad’s hands by questioning the deal, the BJP said on Monday. Addressing a press conference here at the party headquarters, BJP Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi accused[Read More…]

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