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Thousands Trapped On Australia Beach Encircled By Fire

Sydney:  Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were trapped on a beach in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ringed a popular tourist area leaving no escape by land. As many as four thousand people are trapped on the foreshore of the encircled seaside town of Mallacoota, as smoke turned day to night and the authorities said nearby fires were causing ... Read More »

5 Rajasthan Cities Record Sub-Zero Temperatures As Cold Wave Continues

Jaipur:  Five cities in Rajasthan witnessed the minimum temperature falling below zero degrees, according to weather officials. On Friday night, Fatehpur recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius, Jobner minus 2 degrees, Abu minus 1.5 degrees, Sikar minus 0.8 degree and Churu minus 0.6 degrees. Other cities which witnessed temperatures below five degrees were Pilani (0.4), Rajsamand (1.4), Ganganagar (1.4), Alwar (2.0), ... Read More »

Minor Allegedly Raped By Madrasa Manager In Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha

Amroha, Uttar Pradesh:  A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Madrasa manager in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district, police said on Friday, adding that they have registered a case and are trying to nab the absconding accused. “A 12-year-old girl complained that she was raped by a madrasa manager. We have registered a case. The search for the accused is ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Admits 2019 Was “Quite bumpy” In Christmas Message

London:  Queen Elizabeth II will describe 2019 as “quite bumpy” in her traditional Christmas Day message, after a year of crises which saw Britain divided over its impending exit from the European Union and her son Prince Andrew forced to withdraw from public life. The 93-year-old monarch, whose husband Philip is receiving treatment in hospital, will use her televised address ... Read More »

Ignore “Illegal” Resolution: Bengal Governor To Jadavpur University Head

Kolkata:  A day after Jadavpur University authorities announced cancellation of the special convocation, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday shot off a letter to the varsity vice-chancellor asking him to ignore the “illegal” resolution. Left student unions, AFSU and SFI, termed the governor’s move an “unwarranted interference into the autonomy of the institute” and threatened strong protest if he ... Read More »

Citizenship Act Protest Live Updates: Mobile Internet Ban Lifted In Assam, No Internet In Mangaluru, Lucknow

New Delhi:  The protests over the amended Citizenship law that initially began in the northeast has spilled in at least 10 states across the country. Three persons have died and several injured as protesters clashed with police against the new law. Protesters in Uttar Pradesh, parts of Delhi, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh defied the police to take part in protests ... Read More »

“Honour Indian Democracy, They Have Robust Debate”: US On Citizenship Law

Washington:  The United States honours Indian democracy as they have a robust debate inside the country on the issues like citizenship and religious freedom, a top American diplomat said Wednesday. “We care deeply and always will about protecting minorities and religious rights everywhere. We honour Indian democracy as they have a robust debate on the issue that you raised,” US ... Read More »