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Arun Jaitley passes away

Arun Jaitley passes away

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Senior BJP leader was admitted in AIIMS on August 9. Former Indian finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday. "It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Member of Parliament (MP) at 12:07 pm on Saturday. The Indian National Congress party was among the first to condole the death We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley. Our condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/7Tk5pf9edw— Congress (@INCIndia) August 24, 2019 Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on August 9 and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of s...
The South Asian women trafficked to Kenya’s Bollywood-style bars

The South Asian women trafficked to Kenya’s Bollywood-style bars

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Nepali beautician Sheela* did not think twice about ditching her salon job when she received a call offering seven times her salary to work as a cultural dancer at a nightclub in Kenya. It did not matter that the 23-year-old woman from a village in the Himalayan foothills had never heard of the East African nation. Or that she had no experience as a dancer, had never met the owner of the club and was not shown an employment contract. With elderly parents to care for and medical bills to clear after her brother suffered a motorcycle accident, the offer of a monthly salary of $600, with food, housing and transport costs all covered, was a no-brainer for Sheela. "[But] it was not what I expected," said Sheela, who was rescued with 11 other Nepali women from a nightclub in Kenya's...
6-month-old baby dies mid-flight after medical emergency

6-month-old baby dies mid-flight after medical emergency

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A six-month old baby died on-board a Patna-Delhi SpiceJet flight on Thursday. The child reportedly suffered from a heart disease and medical complications during the flight. The family was travelling to Delhi for the child's medical treatment. Sanjay Bhatia, DCP, IGI Airport, Delhi: A six-month old baby died on-board a Patna-Delhi SpiceJet flight, today. The child was suffering from a heart disease. The family was travelling to Delhi for the child's medical treatment. pic.twitter.com/rFAcifWMWv - ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2019 Sanjay Bhatia, DCP, IGI Airport said, "A six-month old baby died on-board a Patna-Delhi SpiceJet flight, today. The child was suffering from a heart disease. The family was travelling to Delhi for the childs medical treatment." Content retrieved from: https:...
Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister, passes away at 67

Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister, passes away at 67

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Senior BJP leader and Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack in the evening. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. Sushma Swaraj's husband and other family members, along with Dr Harshvardhan, Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi and Nitin Gadkari, are present at AIIMS. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons. The Congress condoled her death and tweeted, "We are saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Smt Sushma Swaraj. Our condolences to her family and loved ones." A star minister during Modi government's fi...
Family recalls kindness of Indian boy killed in run-over accident in Dubai

Family recalls kindness of Indian boy killed in run-over accident in Dubai

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The 19-year-old boy was crossing Al Nahda Road from an undesignated area when he was hit by a car. Nineteen-year-old Nehal Shahin Shamshudeen loved to volunteer. And last week, he was killed in an accident just hours after distributing Iftar boxes for a Ramadan drive in Dubai. The Dubai Police said the Indian teenager was crossing Al Nahda Road from an undesignated area when he was hit by a car. He died on the spot, but his family didn't know until three days later. The last thing they knew was that he was helping the Dubai Police hand out Iftar meals - just like what he had been doing every year during Ramadan. "He had been a volunteer for Ramadan drives for many years," Nehal's uncle Ramsheed Aruthundiyil, a sales and marketing professional in Dubai, told Khaleej Times. W...
#JusticeForAimanZehra: Three-year-old Kashmiri girl raped

#JusticeForAimanZehra: Three-year-old Kashmiri girl raped

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Protests are being held across the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India after news broke of the rape of a three-year-old girl. On social media channels, the hashtag #JusticeForAimanZehra went viral, with people expressing disgust and horror at the crime and demanding justice. While media reports provided different number for the age of the accused, Tahir Ashraf Mir, protests erupted after he submitted documents to prove he is underage. Underage convicts are tried in India’s juvenile courts and handed lenient sentences. Sharing pictures from protests being organised, tweep @muftifatoomi wrote: “The 27-year-old man who raped three-year-old Aiman has provided officials with a fake birth certificate, allowing him to be tried as a minor and avoid major punishment. Kashmiri civilians are f
Facebook friend allegedly rapes woman in India

Facebook friend allegedly rapes woman in India

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Two of the culprits have been arrested and investigations are underway WAHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Woman befrends man on facebook, meets him four years later and gets rapedVictim claims she was held at gunpoint. A woman from the Gurugram city of New Delhi was allegedly abducted at gunpoint from a shopping mall, taken to a shooting range and was raped by a Facebook friend, and three others. According to a report by newspaper, the Times of India, an FIR (First Information Report) was filed against the accused who have been identified as Vipin Tomar, Ashish Balyan, Taranjit and Amit Munjal. Tomar and Ashish have been arrested, while the others have absconded. The woman, a 28-year-old embryologist had accepted a Facebook friend request from Tomar, a resident of Arifpur Kheri vil...
7 Devotees Killed In Stampede During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu

7 Devotees Killed In Stampede During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu

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The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the ''padikasu'' (temple coin) distribution ceremony, held as part of annual ''Chithira Pournami'' festival, at the ''Karuppasamy'' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village. TIRUCHIRAPPALLI: A stampede during a local temple festival killed seven devotees and injured 10 others near Thuraiyur, about 45 km from Tiruchi, on Sunday, the police said. The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the ''padikasu'' (temple coin) distribution ceremony, held as part of annual ''Chithira Pournami'' festival, at the ''Karuppasamy'' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the incident. While ...
Dhoni becomes first Indian to hit 200 IPL sixes

Dhoni becomes first Indian to hit 200 IPL sixes

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Overall, Chris Gayle has hit the maximum number of sixes in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has become the first Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni achieved this feat during his sensational 84-run knock in Sunday's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which CSK lost by only one run. Chasing 162, CSK managed to score 160/8 in their full quota of 20 overs, thus succumbing to their second consecutive loss in the ongoing IPL. Dhoni hit five fours and seven sixes during the course of his 48-ball inning, thus taking his overall IPL tally of maximums to 203. In the ongoing edition, the 37-year-old has so far hit 17 sixes. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina are next best Indian batsman in the list with both boasting ...
Tamil Nadu Top Poll Official Recommends Re-Polling In 10 Stations

Tamil Nadu Top Poll Official Recommends Re-Polling In 10 Stations

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Eight polling stations falling under the Lok Sabha segment of Dharmapuri and one booth under Tiruvallur Parliamentary constituency have been recommended for re-polling, he said. Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo on Sunday said he has recommended to the Election Commission to conduct re-polling in 10 polling stations in the state. The top election official told reporters in Tamil Nadu capital Chennai that after a perusal of reports of authorities including those from the general observers and presiding officers, re-poll has been recommended for the consideration of the EC. Eight polling stations falling under the Lok Sabha segment of Dharmapuri and one booth under Tiruvallur Parliamentary constituency have been recommended for re-pollin...