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BARCELONA

Tens of thousands of Catalans gathered Saturday to demand the release of regional officials who were jailed for their push for independence from Spain, which has left the country mired in a political crisis.

Beirut

At least 26 civilians have died in artillery fire and Russian air strikes on two displacement camps and surrounding villages in eastern Syria, a monitor said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine children were among those killed.

Dubai

A 12-year-old Indian girl, who can sing songs in 80 languages, is trying to break the Guinness World Record in singing in most languages in one concert, according to a media report.

Washington

The US today asked all states to respect Lebanon's sovereignty, independence, and constitutional processes, days after Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation in Saudi Arabia.

Hanoi

Donald Trump said today he backed US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, but repeated his trust in the sincerity of Vladimir Putin's denials and slammed critics of his relationship with the Russian leader.

Washington

Hindu American groups today said they have won a "significant victory" in California state, as education officials acceded to their over decade-long efforts for an "accurate, equitable, and culturally competent portrayal" of Hinduism and India in school textbooks.

Dhaka

Bangladesh's first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, facing graft and money laundering allegations, has resigned a month after he went on leave abroad amid a row with the government over a crucial Supreme Court judgement, a senior official said today.

Lahore

Over 2,300 Sikh pilgrims today left for India from Pakistan by special trains after attending the 549th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev at his birthplace in Nankana Sahib in the Punjab province.

Dhaka

Booker Prize winner Ben Okri, Arabic poet Adonis, actress-turned-novelist Esther Freud, broadcaster-publisher Charles Glass and Indian authors Jerry Pinto and Karan Mahajan are some of the names that figure in this year's line-up of the Dhaka Lit Fest beginning Thursd

Islamabad

Pakistan's embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is likely to skip the trial proceedings on November 14 in the graft case, a media report said today.

Washington

Chinese President Xi Jinping is the most powerful leader of China since Mao Zedong, US President Donald Trump said, underlining that the two leaders have developed a very good relationship.

Islamabad

In a setback to Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf, several parties have dissociated themselves from his Awami Ittehad alliance only a day after he announced the formation of a "grand alliance" of 23 parties.

Lahore

Pakistani authorities have written to the Punjab home department asking it to take stringent measures for the security of detained Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, claiming a "foreign intelligence agency" had planned to kill him.

Washington

The US Congress has authorised up to USD 700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of American operations in Afghanistan.

Beijing

Feeling down on "Singles Day" this weekend? A Chinese white liquor maker wants to lift lonely spirits by offering a lifetime supply of booze for less than $1,700.

Lucknow

With an objective to double farmers' income by 2022, Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a commission -- Krishak Samriddhi Aayog -- to be headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

NEW DELHI

A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless, said Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

NEW DELHI

At least 110 kg of gold has been seized from smugglers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here from January till October this year, a senior customs official said today.

Jammu

A dry spell lasting over two months in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to end this week as the weatherman predicts light to moderate rain in plains and snowfall in high-altitude areas of the state from November 14.

Chandigarh

Days after the Punjab police claimed to have busted terror modules and solved most targeted killing cases in the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the DGP to work out a scheme to give awards and rewards to those involved in solving the cases.

NEW DELHI

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to ensure availability of appropriate parking facilities for cars and discourage road-side parking.

Jammu

Health Minister Bali Bhagat said that Jammu and Kashmir was lagging in specialised healthcare and appealed private players in the sector to invest in the state.

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ROOPA LALL

In a tragic incident, a 21-year-old private labourer reportedly died after he was dragged to high seas by a killer crocodile at Wandoor on Sunday.  According to sources, the victim, identified as Bishnu Hari Mondal, a native of Midnapore  in West Bengal, was swimming outside the safety nets fitted by the Department of Environment and Forest at Wandoor beach when sud

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Agencies

The Lt Governor, Admiral DK Joshi PVSM. AVSM, YSM, NSM, VSM (Retd.)  has expressed his grief over loss of life after the tragic crocodile attack incident at Wandoor on Sunday. After the incident, the beaches of New Wandoor, North Wandoor and Collinpur have been declared as ‘no swimming zone’ until further orders.

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ROOPA LALL

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has demanded strict action against retailers charging GST over and above MRP (Maximum Retail Price) on packaged drinking water, cold drinks and other eatables to protect consumers, mainly tourists, from unfair trade practices.

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M SURESH KUMAR

In a welcome step, the UT administration has notified the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Anand Marriages Registration Rules 2017 to allow registration of marriages in the Sikh community under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act. As per the rules, The Lt.

EOI IMPACT
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ROOPA LALL

In yet another impact of a report published in The Echo of India, the management of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya here has started the process for ensuring better living facilities for the inmates of Boys Hostel located at South Point.

Port Blair

Vexed after being repeatedly ignored by the local administration, a section of the local media here has reportedly decided to boycott National Press Day celebrations here to be held on November  16.

Port Blair

As part of its efforts to ensure a clean environment and further supplements efforts of Swachh Bharat, 'Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association' (CGWWA) in collaboration with local NGO 'Clean City' and around 60 volunteers of Indian Coast Guard from different units at P

Port Blair

Indian Coast Guard conducted a massive beach clean-up drive at various beaches in A & N Islands including Campbell Bay, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Hutbay, Kamorta and Port Blair on Saturday towards government of India flagship programme “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.

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