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  • Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra  

    Jammu: A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims today left the base camp here to undertake the annual yatra to the Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.

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    Australian Catholic Church agrees to help child sex victims  

    Sydney: The Catholic Church in Australia agreed today to join a national redress scheme for victims of institutional child sex abuse, declaring that “survivors deserve justice”. It follows a five-year royal commission detailing thousands of harrowing abuse cases involving Australian churches, orphanages, sporting clubs, youth groups and schools over decades.

  • Indore: 12,700 students to take CET-2018 exam in city today

    Indore: The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission in courses offered by nearly a dozen teaching departments of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) will be held on Tuesday. Around 17,000 students will take CET-2018, which is to be held for filling up 2,653 seats on UTD campus.

  • Indore: 2,720 candidates take DET; results likely in 15 days

    Indore: Nearly 2,720 candidates took doctoral entrance test (DET)-2018 conducted by the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Sunday for admission to 702 PhD seats lying vacant with supervisors. “As many as 3,687 candidates had registered for the DET of which 2,720 appeared in the test on Sunday,” said Prof VB Gupta, chairman of PhD cell at DAVV.

  • Indore: Hoarding leads to cash crunch in city

    Indore: The currency crunch has deepened in the city as the inward movement of currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination has almost stopped in local bank branches. Experts said this is because people have begun to hoard high denomination currency notes. Indore is considered the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh where banking transactions take place on large scale every day.

  • Bhopal: Rs 2,000 note vanishing fast; CM smells rat in looming crisis

    Bhopal: The recent reports of severe lack of Rs 2,000 currency notes in markets across the country suggest in the name of tracking black money, Union government is squeezing production of the bigger currency denomination like virtual currencies leading to a crisis.

  • Indore: ATMs go dry, cash crunch erupts in city

    Indore: The cash crunch has hit the city, which brought back memories of mad rush of people in banks after demonetisation was announced by centre one and half years ago. The residents felt the pinch as the wedding season is on and there is short supply of currency notes of Rs 2,000.

  • B’desh hustles out Rohingya refugees

    Cox’s Bazar : Bangladesh authorities have forced more than 2,000 Rohingya to leave a remote island where they were hiding out after fleeing violence in Myanmar, officials said on Monday.

  • 2,600 year-old palace found under damaged Mosul shrine

    London: The archaeologists who are assessing the damage caused by Islamic State (IS) terrorists to the tomb of the prophet of Jonah have found a palace which dates back to 600BC, a media report said. The previously untouched palace buried under the ruins of the Nebi Yunus shrine – containing what Muslims and Christians believe to be the tomb of Jonah – was destroyed by IS terrorists in July 2014.

  • 2,400-year-old tomb full of skeletons discovered in Iraq

    Boston: A 2,400-year-old tomb filled with skeletons – along with other artefacts including earrings and ceramic vessels – has been discovered in Iraq, scientists say. Among the artefacts found in the tomb, researchers found a bracelet decorated with images of two snake heads peering at each other, says PTI.

  • 2,000-year-old tomb unearthed in China

    Beijing: Archaeologists in China’s Hebei province have excavated an ancient tomb that dates back over 2,000 years, according to IANS. Excavation work began on November 1 at the tomb, located in a village in Mancheng district in Baoding city.

  • 2,500-year-old city discovered in Greece

    London: Scientists have discovered the remains of a 2,500-year-old city in Greece – a finding that can change our understanding of the area traditionally considered to be a backwater of the ancient world, according to PTI. Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have begun exploring a previously unknown ancient city at a village called Vlachos, five hours north of Athens.

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    DMK thanks SC for understanding Tamil Nadu’s need

    Chennai: The opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party on Wednesday thanked the Supreme Court for giving a verdict in favour of Tamil Nadu in connection with the Cauvery water sharing case.

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    We touch smartphones at least 2,617 times a day

    New York: As smartphones become centre nucleus of our lives, a new study says that we touch our smartphones 2,617 times a day on average — and the heaviest smartphone users are clicking, tapping or swiping on their devices 5,427 times a day, reports IANS. The research firm Dscout, which specialises in consumer reactions to products, recruited 94 Android device users and installed special software on their smartphones.

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    Iraqi commander: About 2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah

    Baghdad: Iraq’s government forces today dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighborhoods of Fallujah as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 IS militants dead. The announcements came just days after the government had declared the liberation of Fallujah, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the sprawling western Anbar province.

  • 2,561 people still missing five years after Japan quake

    Tokyo: As many as 2,561 people remain missing five years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on March 11, the National Police Agency said. Based on data compiled as of Monday, the agency put the deaths at 15,894, the Japan Times reported. Of the 15,824 bodies recovered in Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, 75 remained unidentified as of February 2016.

  • Beijing to shut 2,500 small, polluting firms

    Beijing: Beijing will shut down 2,500 small and polluting firms in 2016 in its latest environmental protection efforts, said the municipal government. The Fengtai, Fangshan, Tongzhou and Daxing districts will close 2,500 small and polluting enterprises in 2016 while the whole city will finish the task in 2017, Xinhua reported.
    Structural adjustment in recent years has led to a dramatic fall in heavily polluting and high energy-consuming companies in Beijing. But small polluting

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