40 killed, dozens injured in explosion at church in Egypt

WEB DESK At least 40 people were killed in two blasts targeting Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday in Egypt. Officials say, in Alexandria, an explosion outside St Mark’s Coptic church killed 13 people. Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, had been attending Mass inside and was unhurt. An earlier blast at St George’s … Continue reading 40 killed, dozens injured in explosion at church in Egypt

Two killed in aircraft crash in France

In France, two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in the northeastern part of the country yesterday. Strasbourg Council said the accident happened shortly after the plane took off from a strip 70 kilometres from the city of Metz in the Moselle region. For a reason not yet determined the … Continue reading Two killed in aircraft crash in France

Srinagar bypoll: 8 killed in violence, 6.5% turnout

Srinagar / Eight civilians were killed during clashes with security forces in various areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on poll day for bye elections to Srinagar Parliamentary constituency today. The Srinagar Parliamentary constituency witnessed lowest voter turnout. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives during today’s polling. She … Continue reading Srinagar bypoll: 8 killed in violence, 6.5% turnout

President Mukherjee urges people to extend full support to “less cash India” mission

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee has urged all citizens to extend their unstinted support to the mission of a less cash India. He stated that all efforts of the government will achieve their end only if people were to adopt them pro-actively. Mr Mukherjee was speaking on the occasion of the 100th mega draw of lots … Continue reading President Mukherjee urges people to extend full support to “less cash India” mission

Global crude oil prices hit one-month high

Global crude oil prices hit a one-month high today, after the US fired missiles at a military base in Syria, raising concerns that the conflict could spread in the oil-rich region. Brent crude oil futures rose 68 cents, to 55.57 dollars a barrel, after reaching an intra-day peak of 56.08 dollars a barrel, the highest … Continue reading Global crude oil prices hit one-month high

Assam govt to make girls education free upto university level

The Assam government has proposed to make girls education free upto the university level. Talking to MEDIA in Guwahati today, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the draft population policy has suggested the proposal to make education system accessible. He said, the policy also proposes to implement two child norms for getting government jobs. … Continue reading Assam govt to make girls education free upto university level

Syria: 18 killed in airstrikes in Idib province

Air strikes killed at least 18 people, including five children, in a town in rebel-controlled Idlib province yesterday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service said the death toll from the air strikes in Urum al-Joz was expected to rise. The Civil Defence, which operates in rebel-held areas, however, said on … Continue reading Syria: 18 killed in airstrikes in Idib province

Communal violence in Bhadrak: Odisha Police starts probe

AMN Crime Branch of Odisha has started the probe into alleged abusive remarks on social media on some deities which led to unrest in Bhadrak town of Odisha. The investigative agency has filed a case and started probe against all those involved in the insulting posts on Facebook. Even though there has been considerable improvement … Continue reading Communal violence in Bhadrak: Odisha Police starts probe

Egypt: 13 killed in explosion at church

At least 13 people were killed in an explosion at a church in Egypt. State media reported that the blast targeted the St George Coptic church in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo. A private news channel said, at least 42 people had been injured. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

Hundreds leave Syria Homs rebel district under deal

Hundreds of more rebels and their families have left the last opposition-held Waer neighbourhood in Homs city, for opposition-held territory elsewhere in the country. The evacuation is part of a Russian-supervised deal to give safe passage to the rebels and bring the whole city under government control. The evacuations will continue each week until end … Continue reading Hundreds leave Syria Homs rebel district under deal