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Maoists attack ‘police informer’ in Latehar

Ranchi (IANS) Maoists on Thursday attacked a man and his son on charges of being “police informers” in Jharkhand’s Latehar district and also set ablaze a number of vehicles, police said. Maoists first carried out the arson in a vehicle … read more


Not just bliss, French kiss may get you gonorrhoea too!

New Delhi (IANS) If you thought gonorrhoea — the most antibiotic-resistant of all the sexually transmitted infections — can spread through only oral, anal or vaginal sex with someone with the disease, hold on. New research suggests mouth kissing can also … read more


Current account deficit to remain steady at $16-17 bn in Q1 FY20: ICRA

New Delhi (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA expects the Q1 FY2020 current account deficit (CAD) to remain steady at $16-17 billion or 2.3 per cent of GDP, despite the recent contraction in merchandise exports and imports. The agency in a note pointed … read more


BJP’s Ishrat Jahan threatened after attending ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ event

Kolkata (IANS) West Bengal’s Triple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan who joined BJP last year, on Thursday alleged harassment and life threats after she attended a Hindu religious event, police said. Jahan had attended BJP’s ‘Hanuman Chalisa Paath’ (a religious recital) event … read more


‘Mission Mangal’ celebrates India’s women scientists

New Delhi (IANS) Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari are set to recreate the iconic team of women who executed Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of November 2013, in the Independence Day … read more


Agra men take Modi’s ‘pakoda’ advice to heart

Agra (IANS) Three friends from the Taj city all in their 50s have taken Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion about fritters to heart. They have opened a shop here to sell “Modi Pakodas”. They draw quite a crowd selling “moong daal … read more