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Headline: Pakistani women protest over Baloch murder

Headline: Pakistani women protest over Baloch murder

Subhed: Around 6,500 killed each year in so-called ‘honour’ killings, activists claim Photo 1: Qandeel Baloch’s daring foray into social media cost her life. Photo 2: Protestor holds up sign. By Zubair Qureshi Pakistan Observer Islamabad: Women of the Awami Workers Party (AWP) and members of civil society this week staged a protest demonstration outside […]

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Headline: Amazon launches its ‘Prime’ service in India

Headline: Amazon launches its ‘Prime’ service in India

Subhed: Part of company’s US$5-billion investment in the country Photo 1: Amazon head Jeff Bezos . . . bullish on India Photo 2: The Amazon Prime logo . . . promises free one-day delivery New Delhi: US-based online retail giant Amazon has launched its ‘Prime’ subscription programme in India to woo customers with free one-day […]

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Headline: Three gynaecologists for 300 monthly births

Headline: Three gynaecologists for 300 monthly births

Photo:¬† Acute shortage of doctors results in long waits at hospital. Amritsar: The Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital, with an average of 300 child deliveries every month, is managing with only three gynaecologists against the requirement of five. In the absence of the required manpower, the patients have to wait for long and the […]

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Headline: Microbreweries shut for rule violations

Headline: Microbreweries shut for rule violations

Photo: One of the breweries shut was running in the Piccadilly Hotel. Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has issued orders to seal two microbreweries situated in Sectors 22 and 26. Sources in the department said the consent of the CPCC was required under Section 25 and 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control […]

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Headline: Four more sub hunters bought

Headline: Four more sub hunters bought

Photo: The P-81 . . . the Indian Navy will now have 12 of them. New Delhi: India has inked a deal with the US defence and aerospace giant Boeing to procure four more P-8I submarine hunter planes worth $1 billion. The Navy has already purchased eight P-8Is for $2.1 billion and deployed some of […]

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Headline: Election-related ‘power’ play?

Headline: Election-related ‘power’ play?

Subhed: No hike for consumers, industrial rates cut Photo 1: Chart outlining the old and new rates. Photo 2: inaugurating a solar power project in Punjab . . . industrial users get a break. Chandigarh: Power consumers in poll-bound Punjab have been spared from a hike in tariff by the power regulator, which also slashed […]

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Headline: Setback for India’s Security Council push

Headline: Setback for India’s Security Council push

Photo: The UN Security Council in session . . . India’s bid for a permanent seat off current agenda New York: India’s push to achieve urgent reforms of the UN Security Council this year and secure a permanent seat has suffered a setback when the General Assembly decided to roll over discussions on reforming the […]

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Headline: Interrogation by cop has a ‘bite’

Headline: Interrogation by cop has a ‘bite’

Ramanathapuram: A 30-year-old man was injured when he was bitten by a police constable in a fit of fury during questioning in connection with a case, police said. The incident occurred when police took V Karthick, an accused in a case, to Kenikarai police station after producing him before a magistrate for questioning in connection […]

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Headline: Heavy rains paralyze Delhi traffic

Headline: Heavy rains paralyze Delhi traffic

New Delhi: Heavy rains in Delhi this week threw traffic out of gear at several places, as waterlogging crippled vehicular movement in parts of the city causing hardship to commuters. The areas where water stagnated following the afternoon showers included the Savitri Cinema flyover and the Pamposh Enclave bus stand. An ¬†official said 4.6 mm […]

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Headline: Couple cashing in on child porn nabbed

Headline: Couple cashing in on child porn nabbed

Chennai: A man and his wife have been arrested here on charges of running websites featuring child pornography and collecting huge sums of money as membership fee to view the illegal obscene content, police said. Cyber Crime cell of CB-CID got a tip-off that two websites were displaying obscene images and videos of children, a […]

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