J&K: Kulgam encounter ends; militants flee spot
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J&K: Kulgam encounter ends; militants flee spot

An Encounter between security forces and terrorists that continued on Saturday morning in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir came to end after the terrorists fled the spot.  The encounter started on Friday night after the security forces were informed about the presence of militants in a village in south …

Trump speaks to Taiwan’s president, risks China rift
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Trump speaks to Taiwan’s president, risks China rift

US President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a break with more than 35 years of U.S. policy that is likely to anger China. A statement from Trump’s transition team said he spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who offered her congratulations. “During the discussion, they noted …

Rs 152 Cr unaccounted income detected in I-T raids from Bengaluru, TN; two Karnataka officials suspended
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Rs 152 Cr unaccounted income detected in I-T raids from Bengaluru, TN; two Karnataka officials suspended

A whopping Rs. 152 crore unaccounted income, including a huge stash of new notes, bullion, jewellery, and documents pertaining to property ownership, have been seized on the premises of two chief engineers of the PWD and contractors, by the I-T officials over the last three days. “Based on the property documents …

Sweeping machine to clean city streets
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Sweeping machine to clean city streets

 To clean the Coimbatore streets a road sweeping  machine has been  flagged off by corporation Commissioner K.Vijayakarthikeyan.  The machine is sponsored by Roots Industries under the corporate Social Responsibility project.  The machine is mounted on a truck. It would go around the streets cleaning …

Admissions open for integrated MA programme at IIT Madras
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Admissions open for integrated MA programme at IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras through Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) invites applications for admission to 5 years integrated Master of Arts (M.A) in Development Studies and M.A in English Studies programs for the session 2016. Eligibility Criteria Candidates applying …

Women’s Asia Cup: India Women beat Sri Lanka by 52 runs, enter T20 Asia Cup final
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Women’s Asia Cup: India Women beat Sri Lanka by 52 runs, enter T20 Asia Cup final

The Indian women’s team  beat Sri Lanka by 52-runs in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 tournament at Bangkok on Thursday. Opting to bat, India posted a modest total of 121 for four in their allotted 20 overs and then managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 69 for nine.  Opener Mithali gave India a solid platform with a …

Trump to appoint retired Gen. James Mattis as new secretary of defence
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Trump to appoint retired Gen. James Mattis as new secretary of defence

US president-elect Donald Trump has confirmed he will choose retired Marine General James Mattis to be secretary of defence, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the US. Trump made the announcement during a post-election …

Cyclone Nada passes peacefully over Karaikal coast
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Cyclone Nada passes peacefully over Karaikal coast

Rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday influenced by cyclonic storm Nada, which is likely to cross the coast near Chennai in the early hours of Friday. Many parts of the state were put on high alert as the state government and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) prepared ahead of the cyclonic …

I-T dept’s biggest seizure of more than Rs 4.7 cr in new currency in Bengaluru
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I-T dept’s biggest seizure of more than Rs 4.7 cr in new currency in Bengaluru

Officials from the Income Tax Department’s Karnataka and Goa region operationsseized Rs six crore, including Rs 4.7 crore in new Rs 2000 denomination, along with huge bullion and jewellery from four persons – two Government engineers and two contractors – following searches conducted on Wednesday and Thursday. A …