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No flood warning, no problem: Assam villagers depend on animal instincts to get to higher ground

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No flood warning, no problem: Assam villagers depend on animal instincts to get to higher ground

Kolkata: In the absence of any early floodwarning system, villagers in Assam are banking on abnormalanimal behaviour to predict and survive sudden inundation oftheir houses, say researchers.When insec...


Tehran denies US allegations of presence of Al-Qaeda operatives in Iran

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Tehran denies US allegations of presence of Al-Qaeda operatives in Iran

Tehran:The Iranian foreign ministry on Tuesday denied US accusations that three Al-Qaeda operatives were in Iran, helping to move money and weapons around the Middle East, state media reported.The US ...

Nine Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants killed, one arrested in Dhaka raid

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Nine Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants killed, one arrested in Dhaka raid

Dhaka: Nine Islamist extremists of banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, blamed for the brazen Dhaka cafe terror attack, were killed on Tuesday during a fierce gun-battle with Bangladeshi security forces in a ...

Burhan Wani-wali azadi? Leftists have succumbed to narrow view of Kashmir

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Burhan Wani-wali azadi? Leftists have succumbed to narrow view of Kashmir

From the discourse of the past two weeks on Kashmir, it would seem as if the people there have risen against India because of pellet guns. There is no doubt that these guns, used by the police and the...

Road toll in Maharashtra is a political issue, but where are the benefits for motorists?

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Road toll in Maharashtra is a political issue, but where are the benefits for motorists?

Car prices have not been a huge deterrent for buyers. They buy one, or even two, because they have the money, and if they don't have enough apart from the down payment, they go the mortgage route. Som...

Knife attack in Japan kills 19: Attacker wanted all disabled people to 'disappear'

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Knife attack in Japan kills 19: Attacker wanted all disabled people to 'disappear'

Tokyo: A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in the country's worst mass killing in decades.The 26-year-old m...