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At least 130 dead after several explosions at Sri Lankan churches

At least 130 people have been killed and hundreds injured after explosions at three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The series of explosions in Sri Lanka happened on Easter Sunday. The nation’s defence minister has imposed a night curfew.A seventh blast killed at least two people in Dehiwela. An eighth blast in the capital followed shortly after.Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujuth Jayasundara has issued intel alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that Islamist group NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) will carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches of #Colombo and the Indian high commission.

Mumbai police issues orders to forbade people from throwing colour-filled balloons at passersby

Mumbai police on Tuesday (March19) issued prohibitory orders for Holi and forbade people from throwing colour-filled balloons at passersby and indulging in obscenity and public nuisance, an official said.

Holi will be celebrated on March 21 and the orders will be in place till midnight of March 22, he said.

The order stated that such acts could create communal tension and breach of public peace.

It asked people to desist from preparation, exhibition or dissemination of pictures, symbols, placards etc which may offend dignity, decency or morality.

BJP First Candidates List Soon, Bihar Grand Alliance Seat Sharing Announcement Today

With Lok Sabha elections now just weeks away, the political parties across the country have begun burning the midnight oil strategising their plans for the national polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party or the BJP late on Saturday held a meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, to shortlist candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. The meeting at the party's headquarters in Delhi that culminated till 2 am on Sunday was held to deliberate on candidates that the party will field in various constituencies in 11 states, according to sources.

In Bihar, the grand alliance led by Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) is likely to announce seat sharing today. The RJD is likely to contest on 20 seats and Congress on 11 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, reports said.

Ethiopian Airlines Jet Bound For Nairobi Crashes; All 157 On Board Killed

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: A brand-new Ethiopian airlines plane bound for Nairobi crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, according to state media.

The recently acquired aircraft was the same Boeing 737 Max model involved in the crash of an Indonesian aircraft in October.

Pakistan ‘pays for Pulwama’: India stops Indus water from flowing to Pakistan, Union Minister confirms

Union Minister Arjun Meghwal said that 0.53 million acre-feet of eastern rivers - Sutlej, Ravi and Beas - which was flowing into Pakistan has been stopped. This, however, does not violate Indus Water Treaty

Cancer Medicines price will drop


NPPA slashed prices of 390 anti-cancer medicines. Some brands with high MRPs likely to see up to 25% cut. The latest list expands the number of brands impacted by the move to 390 from 105 earlier, however, it leaves out brands belonging to seven of the 42 drugs targeted by the regulator.

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said retail pricing data procured from pharmaceutical companies has shown that maximum retail prices (MRPs) under the price caps will drop for 390 formulations, the falls ranging from 3 per cent to over 80 per cent.

Nirav Modi spotted in London by telepgarph reporter


Found freely roaming on London streets, Nirav Modi has changed his looks and cannot be easily recognised. When asked whether he has urged Britain to grant him asylum, Nirav Modi says "no comments".Fugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, has been tracked down to the United Kingdom.

Air India : Cabin decompression on Air India flight, all passengers safe




Air India Delhi to Frankfurt flight (Boeing 787) returned to Delhi from Rajasthan airspace due to Cabin decompression at 20,000 feet on Wednesday.Aircraft took off today at 1:35 pm and returned to Delhi from Rajasthan airspace at around 4 pm. Around 191 people were onboard and all are reported to be safe.

How many Dreamliners does Air India have?
Air India takes delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The national carrier had in January 2006 ordered as many as 68 Boeing aircraft, including 27 B787-800s. MUMBAI: State-owned Air India has taken the delivery of its last Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which will be inducted in its fleet tomorrow.

Arzoo Govitrikar accuses husband of domestic violence, files a police complaint

Actress Arzoo Govitrikar who was last seen in Naagin 2 has accused her husband businessman Siddharth Sabharwal of physical assault. The actress filed a complaint at Worli Police Station against Siddharth.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Arzoo has submitted video footage from CCTV cameras in her residence and informed the cops that she has been suffering physical and mental torture for the past many years.Arzoo who has been a part of TV shows like Naagin and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si, got married to businessman Siddharth Sabharwal in 2010 and has a five-year-old son named Aashman.

Arzoo filed a complaint on February 19 where she mentioned that she had an argument with Siddharth on February 15 over his drinking problem. After their argument, "he dragged her inside the bathroom around 4 am and hit her viciously."







Forbes names world's richest people

The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires slipped $400 billion to $8.7 trillion, according to Forbes' annual ranking. The family of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remains on top, with a net worth of $131 billion, followed by Bill Gates, with $96.5 billion and Warren Buffett with $82.5 billion. Business mogul Kylie Jenner is the list’s youngest member, with $1 billion. The magazine said the number of billionaires also shrank by 55 from 2018, to 2,153.

Second patient cleared of HIV

A British man has become the second adult in the world to be cleared of HIVfollowing a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a rare genetic mutation. The man, known as the “London patient,” is the second to land in remission after the treatment, following a patient in Berlin a decade ago. Researchers say it is too early to declare the U.K. patient “cured” and the treatment wouldn’t be practical for most people, but could help in ultimately discovering a cure.

This is hopeful. While this is only be a piece of the puzzle, Curious how scientists will leverage their growing knowledge of CCR5 and its impact on HIV treatments in the future. 

#health  #medicalresearch  #scientists  #puzzles  #HIV

Tanwi Marwa : Fake video circulated on twitter and Whats app


A simple search on Google using keywords "Abhinandan Varthaman wife" led us to an article published on Samayam Telugu website that carried the story of Abhinandan's wife -- Tanvi Marwaha -- a former Squadron Leader, and had her photo in the report.Tanvi Marwaha, who has served the Indian Air Force as a Squadron leader for 15 years. The Service Number of Tanvi Marwaha is 28800. She has also done the Armed Forces Executive Course from IIm Ahmedabad. At present, Tanvi Marwaha is working as the DGM of Reliance Jio in Bengaluru.

Pakistani officials to visit India March 14 to discuss Sikh pilgrimage corridor

Pakistan said on Tuesday it had begun a crackdown on Islamist militant groups, detaining 44 members of banned organizations including close relatives of the leader of a group blamed for a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir last month.The crackdown on militant groups begin after amid global pressure on Pakistan.
Pakistani officials are also planning to visit India on March 14 to discuss Sikh pilgrimage corridor.

Further they want to host a reciprocal Indian visit in Islamabad, to discuss a draft agreement on a Sikh pilgrimage corridor, Pakistan said on Tuesday, indicating that bilateral tensions were easing.

India is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities

India is home to seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, Bloomberg reports, citing a study by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace. Gurugram was the world's most polluted city in 2018 with an average air quality index of 135.8, followed by Ghaziabad (second globally), Faridabad (fourth) and Bhiwadi (fifth). But the smoggy air isn’t limited to the usual suspects – as many as 22 Indian towns, including several populous ones in the northern plains, feature among the world’s 30 filthiest cities. Pollution-related healthcare costs and productivity losses cost India nearly a twelfth of its GDP, according to the World Bank. Here's what people are saying.

#ModiAtConclave19 : Highlights from Modi's speach



They have so many defense scams in their era. They began with Jeeps and later graduated to weapons, submarines etc. In the process, defense sector suffered : PM Modi

In our tenure, the corridors of power are also free from middlemen because this govt will never tolerate any corruption : PM Modi


n 2009, our force made a request for 1.86 lakhs bullet proof jackets. You'll be ashamed to know that not one bullet proof jacket was obtained from 2009 to 2014. In our tenure, we brought 2.30 lakh bullet proof jackets : PM Modi

What is Article 35 A?

Article 35A is a provision incorporated in the Constitution giving the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a carte blanche to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State and confer on them special rights and privileges in public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships and other public aid and welfare. The provision mandates that no act of the legislature coming under it can be challenged for violating the Constitution or any other law of the land.



Balakot Air Strike : Pakistan and India has different versions about the damage caused by the Air strike




Both Pakistan and India have confirmed that Indian military aircrafts entered Pakistan territory and dropped explosives near #Balakot. However both sides are putting out different versions about the damage caused by the strike.Indian Air Force has put on high alert all air defence systems along the international border and LoC to respond to any possible action by Pakistan Air Force.

Narendra Modi congratulates Apurvi Chandela after gold medal in ISSF World Cup 2019



Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday clinched a gold medal in the Women's 10 metres Air Rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

Chandela made the country proud at the Dr Karni Shooting Range in New Delhi, shattering the world record by shooting a total of 252.9 points.

Twitter was flooded with reactions shortly after Chandela's win with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra amongst those who congratulated the shooter following her victory. Here are some of the best tweets:

LIVE! Fire engulfs parking lot near Aero India show, at least 80 cars gutted







A fire broke out on Saturday afternoon near the Aero India 2019 show venue in Bengaluru. The fire started at the parking lot on the other side of Yelahanka Air Force Station.

Several vehicles were gutted in the fire near gate number 5. The fire department gave the estimated number as 80 to 100 cars. According to reports, the incident occurred after the grass caught fire.

A thick blanket of smoke could be covering the parking area. Further details are awaited.