Chinks in security, heroin recovered from goods train form Pak

Yudhvir Rana Despite claims of strict safety measures taken post November 2nd Wagah , Pakistan, suicide bomb blast, the security officials here recovered 7.480 kilogram heroin from goods train that arrived from Pakistan on Wednesday. | TNN | Nov 26, 2014, 08.55 PM IST AMRITSAR :Despite claims of strict safety measures taken post November 2nd Wagah , Pakistan, suicide bomb ...

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'Convoluted Understanding Of Kashmir Emerges From A Horrible Understanding Of Its History'

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Sanjay Subrahmanyam once wrote about Ashis Nandy as being ‘dazzling clever as he is tiresomely repetitive and profoundly ill-informed… Armed with blissful innocence, he can then brilliantly develop paradox after paradox.’ Subrahmanyam ended his piece with calling Nandy as ‘our only true colonial thinker’. In a different time and in an absolutely different context, Nandy has again shown his ignorance ...

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Police arrest 9 as London City Airport protest ends

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LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were disrupted on Tuesday after demonstrators blocked a runway to protest expansion plans. The protest, which lasted about six hours, ended after police arrested nine people on suspicion of aggravated trespass. Protesters reportedly swam the River Thames to reach the runway, which is surrounded by water. The group ...

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Green court bans vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: On the day TOI highlighted the worsening state of Delhi’s air, the National Green Tribunal cited the report and issued a slew of directions to immediately address the problem. Among the 14 measures ordered by the green court on Wednesday was a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years — a move that’s likely to ...

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'Finance Ministry Nurses Contempt For Workers'

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The nation-wide strike on Friday called jointly by 10 of the 11 central trade unions in the country evoked a mixed response. AK Padmanabhan, President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a conversation with Anoo Bhuyan, accuses the Union Government of driving a wedge between workers by holding talks with only the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, the only central ...

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Ivory Coast evicts thousands of cocoa farmers to save forests

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By Ange Aboa and Joe Bavier MONT PEKO NATIONAL PARK, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – Before the morning mists had broken over Ivory Coast’s Mont Peko National Park, thousands of newly homeless cocoa farmers and their families began to stir, fetching water and lighting cooking fires outside Sylvain Zongo’s church at the forest edge. “I don’t know what I am going ...

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At least 17 inmates dead of poisoning in Venezuela: Police

At least 17 Venezuelan inmates, on hunger strike over prison conditions, die of drug poisoning. AFP | Nov 27, 2014, 09.01 AM IST CARACAS: At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, died Wednesday of drug poisoning, police sources said. The prisoners at David Viloria Correction Center, known as Uribana prison, in Venezuela’s Lara ...

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Why Are The Trade Unions On Strike?

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The Trade Unions including the All India Trade Unions Congress and Centre of Indian Trade Unions on September 2 are on a nation-wide strike after they rejected the government appeal on August 30 by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to call off the strike. The strike is to protest against the government’s alleged ‘indifference’ to their demand for better ...

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Top Asian News 4:07 a.m. GMT

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HANGZHOU, China (AP) — China agreed to cooperate more closely with its trading partners on its politically volatile steel exports as leaders of major economies ended a summit Monday with a forceful endorsement of free trade and a crowded agenda that included the Koreas, Syria and refugees. In a joint statement, Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Barack Obama and ...

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Wall Street up for sixth straight week despite oil rout

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NEW YORK: US stocks ended mostly flat in a holiday-shortened session on Friday as a massive decline in the energy sector offset strength in consumer names, but major indexes rose for a sixth straight week. Crude oil fell below $68 per barrel a day after OPEC decided not to cut output, which could leave markets over supplied. The 7% decline ...

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