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At Least 139 Dead In Powerful Mexico Earthquake, More Feared Trapped In Rubble

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off the country’s Pacific coast, and just hours after a siren signaled an annual earthquake …

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The bravery of Franceska Mann

Arriving at Auschwitz in 1943, Polish-Jewish ballet dancer Franceska Mann was ordered to disrobe for the crematorium. She took off her clothes provocatively to distract the Nazi guard, then snatched the roll-call officer’s pistol & shot him dead. She fired a second shot that wounded an SS sergeant. Other prisoners …

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New Delhi : Peon Accused Of Raping 5-Year-Old In Delhi School Was Drunk

A five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a peon inside a classroom in a school in north east Delhi’s Shahdara on Saturday. The 40-year-old accused has been arrested. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an investigation into the case.”Shameful. Won’t be tolerated. Police doing its job. Ordered magisterial  enquiry. …

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Printing presses to RBI: Pay us Rs 577 cr for note-ban loss

The government’s currency paper printing presses have asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for compensation or reimbursement to the tune of Rs 577 crore for what they estimate was the loss and wastage they had to incur due to the November 8, 2016 announcement of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 …

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Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh, the  journalist who spoke her mind, shot dead

Senior journalist, editor and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at the entrance of her home in Bengaluru West on Tuesday evening. Four bullets were pumped into the editor of the Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike at her doorstep after she had stepped out of her car and …

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Panchkula: Ram Rahim Guilty Of Rape, 30 Dead, 250 Injured As Sect Erupts

Just as feared, large clashes, arson and violence erupted in the town of Panchkula in Haryana on Friday immediately after spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of raping two women followers in a case dating back to 2002. Thirty people are dead and 250 injured, officials said, in …

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Another train derailment in UP, Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed

Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days. The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am …

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