India

Canada extends ban on direct passenger flights from India till Sept 21

Toronto, August 11 (KMS): Canada has again extended its ban on arriving passenger flights directly from India till September 21 due to the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal transport ministry has said. In April, Canada banned all direct flights to and from India when the second COVID-19 …

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Corrupt Policeman stabs TV reporter to death in India

Paris, August 11 (KMS): Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a global media watchdog, has urged the authorities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to lose no time in bringing a detained police constable and his brother to trial for the murder of a TV reporter who had exposed the police …

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Over 40 feared buried under major landslide in India

Shimla (India), August 11 (KMS): Over 40 persons are feared buried under the debris of a major landslide in Kinnaur district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Kinnaur, Abid Hussain Sadiq said several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus carrying over 40 …

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Woman gangraped in front of husband in India

Jaipur, August 11 (KMS): A woman was gangraped in front of her husband in Barmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan on Tuesday. Media reports said that the husband was also beaten up during the incident which took place in Sindhari police station area where the married couple was …

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IPCC Report warns of increasing Droughts in India

New Delhi, August 11 (KMS): With the latest IPCC report warning about increase in monsoon precipitation extremities, scientists have pointed at increasing instances of drought across India and South Asia. The drought phenomenon has been linked with rising temperatures towards the second half of the 21st century leading to increased …

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Opposition criticizes Yogi govt over murder of 2 Dalit youth

Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh, India) August 11 (KMS): The opposition parties have strongly criticized the Yogi Adityanath government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the cold-blooded murder of two Dalit youth in Pratapgarh. Leader of Opposition in the UP state Assembly and senior Samajwadi Party leader, Ram Govind Chaudhary, …

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73% of Indian firms expect customer data breach in next 1 year

Delhi,  August 11 (KMS): Nearly 73 per cent of organisations in India expect to experience a data breach that impacts customer data in the next 12 months, a new report showed on Tuesday. The Indian organisations ranked the top three negative consequences of an attack as lost IP, critical infrastructure damage/disruption, and …

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Indian activists launch nation-wide Azadi campaign against Modi regime

New Delhi, August 10 (KMS): In India, the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), a joint platform of social NGOs, in the wake of growing authoritarian tendencies, the attacks on basic rights of people and misuse of draconian laws, has formally announced the launch of a year-long, country-wide campaign called …

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Nearly 25% of municipal solid waste generated daily in Kerala not treated as per solid waste management rules: Report

Gaps in management of solid waste in Kerala were revealed in quarterly report on norms compliance submitted by government before the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal in New Delhi Kerala, August 10 (KMS): Nearly 25% of the municipal solid waste generated in Kerala daily is not being treated as …

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Inmates of drug rehab raped for months in Uttarakhand, India

Dehradun, August 10 (KMS): Inmates of a private de-addiction centre were raped for months by its manager in India’s disturbed state Uttarakhand. Vidyadutt Raturi, the manager of the rehab, raped the inmates after drugging them in collusion with the director in Dehradun. The director and the manager of the facility …

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