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2 killed in Bihar over water dispute

Patna, Oct 4 (IANS) Two persons were shot dead and a Dalit woman was injured on Thursday during a caste-clash over water sharing for irrigation in Bihar’s Nawada district, police said. The incident in Khaira village, about 150 km from here, has caused tension in the area. Security forces have[Read More…]

SC refuses to stop deportation of 7 Rohingyas

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court dismissed on Thursday a plea seeking a stay on the deportation of seven Rohingyas scheduled for later in the day. These Rohingya refugees had entered India in 2012 and were lodged at a camp in Assam’s Silchar. A bench of Chief Justice[Read More…]

‘Fortnight of the ancestors’ stalls Goa power game for now

By Mayabhushan NagvenkarPanaji, Oct 4 (IANS) What has the “fortnight of the ancestors”, or pitru paksha, a lunar phase in the Hindu calendar, got to do with governance in Goa? Plenty apparently, according to members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition, who appear to have decided to abstain[Read More…]

IAF drops ration in remote Himachal hamlet

Shimla, Oct 4 (IANS) A remote Himachal Pradesh settlement in Kangra district, where there has been an acute shortage of ration owing to closure of trekking routes following heavy snowfall in September, received relief material on Thursday. An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper provided the food material at Bara Bhangal[Read More…]

‘Google Assistant’ gets a new interface for phones

San Francisco, Oct 4 (IANS) Google has revamped its “Assistant” virtual helper with a new interface on Android devices that comes with bigger visuals, new control options and interactive messaging along with other new features. “The new design combines the best of text and talk on your phone, giving you[Read More…]

LG unveils V40 ThinQ with 5 cameras

Seoul, Oct 4 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. on Thursday unveiled its new flagship V40 ThinQ that offers five different cameras to provide a versatile and unique experience for its users. The new device has a unique, upgraded five-camera arrangement with three rear main cameras and dual cameras up front, Yonhap[Read More…]

Jacqueline lends helping hand to rebuild Kerala

Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez will travel to flood-affected areas in Kerala to volunteer to build homes with NGO Habitat for Humanity India. In a bid to rebuild Kerala after the massive floods which devastated the state in August, Habitat for Humanity India is launching the second edition[Read More…]

Direct tax collections till September at Rs 5.47 lakh cr

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Increasing by 16.7 per cent over last year, the gross direct tax collections for the first half of the current fiscal stood at Rs 5.47 lakh crore, according to provisional figures released by the government. It added that the gross collections of the corresponding period[Read More…]

Kaley Cuoco to voice Harley Quinn in DC Universe series

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Actress Kaley Cuoco will lend her voice to the title character in the upcoming “Harley Quinn” animated series at DC Universe. The announcement was made at a Comic Con here, with Cuoco taking the stage after a special first look video was unveiled. In the[Read More…]

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