Nation Pays Tribute To Martyrs On 100 Years Of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre is one of the darkest chapters of India’s freedom struggle against the British occupation. On 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, tributes and political reactions have been pouring in from around the world.President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday paid tributes to the martyrs. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also arrived at the memorial in the national capital and paid floral tributes to the martyrs along with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanded “an…

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Adieu Lt.Col Cole, Adieu!

Retd. Lt. Col. Richard E Cole (fondly known as Dick Cole), the last Doolittle Raider of the Tokyo raid in the Second World War  breathed his last on April 09, 2019, at 02:03 pm. He was 103. His death was first reported by Air Force Magazine’s John Tirpak. The famed Doolittle raid was named for then Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle, who led the first US strikes against Japan during the war in 1942. Retired Lt Cole was Lt Col Doolittle’s co-pilot in the lead plane. The raid, which included 16…

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Why Women In Iran Removing Their Hijab?

By: Eram Fatima, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Women doing away with hijab in Iran starts from a journalist, Alinejad’s campaign which focuses on one of the central symbols of theocratic rule. Mandatory hijab or modest dress which enshrined in Iran’s post-revolutionary legal framework which is based on Qur’anic injunctions made many women follow that but Alinejad’s project was born by an expression of joy, a photo of her that she posted running through the London Street with her hair aloft, which she noted, later, would be a crime in Iran.…

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British Environmental Activist Found Dead In Peru

British Environmental Activist McAuley had been helping Peru’s historically discriminated tribes in the battle against powerful oil and mining interests. LIMA: A British environmental activist who worked to protect indigenous Amazon tribes from developers has been found burned to death in Peru.The body of Paul McAuley, 71, was discovered by students on Tuesday in the Amazon city of Iquitos. British environmental activist McAuley had travelled to the Peruvian Amazon in 2000 to help indigenous activists and set up a civil association, Red Ambiental Loretana. In 2004,McAuley founded the Loreto Environmental…

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Severe Thunderstorm In Nepal Leaves 31 Dead, Over 600 Injured

KATHMANDU: At least 29 people were killed and over 600 others injured as a massive storm lashed Nepal, authorities said on Monday.Pre-monsoon thunderstorms are common in Nepal during the spring season, but are rarely of an intensity that causes high casualties. The storm destroyed hundreds of houses, uprooted tress, electric poles and damaged over 12 passenger buses, the police said.The storm accompanied by hail and heavy rain struck the two districts on Sunday night. Security agencies, including two battalions of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force of…

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Islamic Extremism: Myths and Realities

By: Tehmeena Rizvi, Bureau Chief, J&K Extremism as a concept is not easy to define. It is a subjective term, what is considered extreme by one group or society, may not be considered so by another (Wintrobe, 2006). However, an extremist is generally viewed as ‘someone whose views are outside the mainstream on some issue or dimension’ (Wintrobe, 2006). Extremists are often people on the extreme left or the extreme right of the political spectrum, or hold radical views in relation to nationalism, religion or any other politically important dimension…

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What Can We Learn From The Enigmatic, Jacinda Ardern, PM Of New Zealand ?

By: Dr Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN Group NEW DELHI: Every other day, there is a news almost from every part of the world that something ignominious has struck to humanity. Most of the time, it is brutal terrorist attacks which attract our attention. A few weeks back, two nuclear armed nations had also locked horns on the same issue and a military show off was witnessed as two belligerent wrestlers have suddenly challenged to each other in the ring. Fortunately, it did not turn into a deadly fight, though, opportunistic…

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Two Tales From Valley With Different Outcry

By: Sajid Yousuf, Senior Reporter ICN Rizwan Pandit, a school principal who died in police custody in Jammu and Kashmir’s winters Capital on March 18, was tortured, according to his brother. His brother also said that Pandit was detained in connection with a militancy related case by J&K Police. His father, Assadullah Pandit, a retired central government official, is a member of Jama’at-e-Islami, which was recently banned by Home Ministry. After his death Social Media was full of condemnation, protest and anger. Everyone from all corner of the valley strongly…

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32 Dead After Truck Hits Crowd Gathered At Road Accident In Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY: A truck crashed into a crowd of people in western Guatemala Wednesday evening, killing at least 32 people, authorities said.Guatemala President Jimmy Morales said his government would co-ordinate aid to the families of the victims. The accident occurred at the entry point to the western town of Nahuala, which has a population of around 65,000, the majority of whom are K’iche’ Maya. The crash killed at least 32 people, and another nine people are in a critical condition, public health minister Carlos Soto told local media.The fate of the…

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Tropical Cyclone Idai Death Toll Climbs Above 600 In Africa

The United Nations has deployed emergency teams that provide food, medical supplies, and shelter to survivors.UNICEF is offering children and families drinking water, health supplies, and emergency shelter. BEIRA: Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the African countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique a week ago.The number of dead was put at 259 in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi.The death toll in Mozambique rose to 293, with an untold number of people missing and the mortuary at Beira’s central hospital already reported full.The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe…

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