Boat carrying Hindu devotees to historic temple capsizes in Bangladesh; 24 killed, several missing.

At least 24 people, mostly children and women, were killed on Sunday after a boat carrying Hindu devotees to a centuries-old temple capsized in a river in northwestern Bangladesh, officials said.The death toll is expected to rise further as at least 25 others are missing after the incident in Bangladesh's Panchagarh district.The devotees were heading towards the Bodeshwari Temple on the occasion of Mahalaya, the auspicious start of the Durga Puja festival, when the boat capsized in the Korotoa River."Around...

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Massive fire breaks out at world’s biggest produce market in Paris.

Dark smoke towered over Paris on Sunday following a warehouse fire at the Rungis International Market- world's largest produce market. The massive market supplies Paris and the surrounding areas with fresh food.Firefighters urged people to stay away from the area as 100 officers and 30 fire engines battled the blaze, Associated Press reported.Enormous fire break out at the Rungis International Market, one of the largest wholesale food markets in the world, in Paris, France. Do you see it yet?pic.twitter.com/X3AXpUg3dp—...

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Patrolling points do not define the Indian claim in East Ladakh LAC.

When External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was asked about the PLA troop withdrawal from patrolling point 15 in Kugrang River on September 13, he correctly and tersely replied that it was “one problem less” with the Chinese authoritarian regime post May 2020 belligerence on the 1,597 km East Ladakh LAC.On May 17-18, 2020, the aggressive PLA under control of Chinese ruler Xi Jinping transgressed in the areas of Kugrang river, Gogra, and north banks of Pangong Tso and junked all the peace...

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Indian-origin British minister Suella Braverman wins 1st Queen Elizabeth award.

Britain’s Indian-origin Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been named winner of the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year award at a ceremony in London.The 42-year-old barrister, who was appointed to the Cabinet earlier this month by British Prime Minister Liz Truss, said it was the “honour of her life” to take on the new role at the Asian Achievers Awards (AAA) 2022 ceremony, dedicated to the memory of the late monarch who passed away recently.Braverman, the London-born daughter...

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India is on side of peace: EAM S Jaishankar on Ukraine.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, external affairs minister S Jaishankar has said that India is on the side of peace in the Ukraine conflict and will remain there; it is on the side that respects the United Nations charter and its founding principles; on the side that calls for diplomacy and dialogue; and on the side of those struggling to make ends meet, even as they stare at escalating costs of food, fuel and fertilisers.“It is therefore in our collective interest to work constructively,...

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Task force will decide when people can see cheetahs in Kuno, says PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a task force has been set up to observe the cheetahs released in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno national park last week and based on its recommendation the government will announce by when people will be able to see the wild animals flown in from Namibia.Referring to the excitement about the cheetahs coming to India, the PM in his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat said people have been writing to express their happiness.“There is a lot of excitement and 1.3 billion...

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Kuwait hails UN efforts on challenges; Call for Palestinian state renewed.

His Highness the Amir’s Representative, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, praised on Thursday the United Nations for tackling “formidable challenges and severe crises”. This requires global cooperation not unilateral solutions, he said, speaking at the UN General Assembly 77th session in New York.Kuwait Amir’s Representative His Highness the Prime Minister speaking at the UN General Assembly’s 77th session.He also praised the UN’s global call to achieve...

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Over 700 arrested in Iran, including 60 women amid massive anti-hijab protests.

Iranian police in just one province have arrested over 700 people during more than a week of protests following the death of a young woman in custody, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.General Azizollah Maleki, police chief of Guilan province, announced "the arrest of 739 rioters including 60 women", the Iranian media outlet said.Source- Hindustan Times.

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‘5th biggest in the world’: Jaishankar boasts India’s economy in US.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday while in the 20th century, colonialism ensured that India was one of the poorest nations, it stood proudly as the 5th biggest economy in the world at the moment.In his address in New York on a special ‘[email protected]’ Showcasing India-UN Partnership in Action’ event on the sidelines of UNGA in New York, Jaishankar said India today envisions itself as a developed country by 2047, the 100th year of its independence."In the 18th century, India...

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‘Bharat ko badhaai’: At UN-India event, Maldives FM begins address on a special note.

The foreign minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, on Saturday extended his nation's greeting to India on its partnership with the United Nations in Hindi.Shahid began his address at a special event titled, ‘[email protected]: Showcasing India UN Partnership in Action" saying, "'Sanyukt Rashtra ke sath sajhedaari par Bharat ko badhai'". “I warmly extend the Maldives congregation to India on their 75th anniversary of Independence and its productive partnership with the United Nations,” he then said in English.#WATCH...

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