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Day After Murder Of Sarpanch In Kashmir, His House Set On Fire
The house of Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh, a former sarpanch from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district who was killed yesterday by terrorists, was set on fire today. Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh was shot by three terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen late last evening. Locals said the terrorist died when a group of people offered resistance and a gun went off during the scuffle. Today, after the funeral of the terrorist, a group of people went to Mr Sheikh's house and set it on fire.
After BJP MP Saroj Pandey's threat to gouge out eyes, Malayalees responds with #GougeDa
BJP leader Saroj Pandey on Sunday threatened CPI (M) cadres that if they continue to stare at BJP-RSS cadres in Kerala, then their eyes will be gouged out, and that too in their own houses. The campaign started by some social media users in response to statement by a BJP leader which turned out to be popular on Twitter. The Twitterati posted picture of sunglass-wearing celebrities and memes stating that it was their response to the gouge comment.
Home Ministry asks states to be extra vigilant against terror threats during festival season
The Union Home Ministry has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festival season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension, an official said on Tuesday. The state governments were also asked to be alert during the festivals against provocative sloganeering, especially near religious places, by subversive elements, the home ministry official said. The official said, there was no specific inputs about any plan by terrorists trying to disrupt peace anywhere in the country.
Is India ready for gender-neutral laws?
The Justice Verma Committee of 2012 underlined the need for India to recognise different sexual orientations and recommended inclusion of transgenders along with other genders, that is, men and women while drafting gender-neutral laws. Speaking about western countries and how many such countries follow gender-neutral laws, petitioner Kumar says, In western countries, women are also perpetrators. Flavia Agnes, co-founder of Majlis Law Firm, believes that India is not ready for this.
Kerala HC tells state govt to spell out stand on CBI probe into 'political killings'
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to spell out its stand on a CBI probe into the alleged political killings of RSS, BJP activists that took place in the state after CPI(M)-led LDF came to power last year. The petitioner alleged that in all these cases active workers of a major outfit, part of the ruling front have been named as accused.
Hundreds flock to Kerala church after children report 'seeing' Mother Mary
Hundreds of people are flocking to the St Ambrose Church in Edavanakkad, a small coastal village along the Arabian Sea near Kochi, after several schoolchildren reported 'seeing' Mother Mary under the altar inside the church premises. Men, women and children were seen kneeling at the spot where the Mother had 'appeared'. Children claimed they saw a tiny apparition of Mother Mary smiling and even talking to them.
Motorola confirms that Moto X4 will launch on 13 November in India; Moto G6 series likely to come next year
Motorola has announced that it is finally all set to launch the Moto X4 in the Indian market on 13 November 2017. The new date comes almost a month after rumours stated that the phone would launch on 3 October. The company confirmed the launch date in a response to a customer on its official Twitter handle. Motorola has already unveiled the Moto X4 at the IFA 2017 conference in Berlin earlier this year.
NGT to take up stubble burning case on October 30
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday said it would consider later this month the steps taken by the Centre and Punjab and Haryana governments to check burning of crop residue by farmers to curb air pollution. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar deferred the matter for hearing on October 30 after lawyers appearing for both the parties sought adjournment of the case.
BJP asks Congress to break silence over Vadra issue
The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to break their silence over media reports that claimed Robert Vadra had links with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was fielded by her party to attack the Congress leadership, said the silence of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will be construed as acceptance of charges against Mr Vadra. The minister, citing the media report, alleged that there were at least three transactions between them with serious financial implications.
Kerala CM wants national pilgrim centre status for Sabarimala temple
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday that his government would exert more pressure and be more determined in its demand to the Centre to get the famed Sabarimala temple declared a national pilgrim centre. Vijayan, who is on his maiden visit to Sabarimala, said that the Centre has not accepted Kerala's demand even though the temple has all the features of a national pilgrim centre.
Have probed 33 coal cases for 2006-2009 allocation, CBI tells SC
New Delhi The CBI has informed the Supreme Court that it has investigated 33 coal scam cases covering allocations to 168 companies through meetings of the screening committee during the period 2006 to 2009. The agency also told the court that in two cases, letters rogatory were pending. The apex court asked CBI to file the next status report before December 4.The court also asked the CBI and Enforcement Directorate to expedite their probe in the coal scam cases.
Bombay HC orders survey for inmates' suggestions on prison reforms in Maharashtra
A special bench of justices Mridula Bhatkar and Revati Mohite-Dere, constituted by the high court to look solely into implementing prison reforms across the state, passed the order last week. It suggested that district-level prison authorities get some undertrial and convicted women prisoners in each jail fill up the forms. The bench also suggested that district-level prison authorities take the help of final year law students for the task.
Teaching China's Next Generation To Express Themselves In Code
For 22 years, Xu Xinyan has taught computer skills and computer science to young Chinese students. Now she is on the front lines of China's national push to educate the next generation in coding skills essential to excel in the new economy. China sees artificial intelligence and robotics as future engines of the Chinese economy, and crucial areas of industrial growth. Authorities are investing heavily to build China's domestic capabilities in computer science.
Wipro Q2 profit rises 6 percent, beating estimates
Indian IT services company Wipro Ltd posted a 6 percent rise in second-quarter profit on Tuesday, beating estimates, as revenue in its largest segment - banking, financial services and insurance - grew. Profit rose to 21.92 billion rupees in the three months ended Sept. 30, from 20.67 billion rupees in the same period a year earlier, Wipro said. Analysts on average expected a profit of 20.80 billion rupees, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Lord Ram statue not ok, but Mayawati's fine?
Chairman of Shia Waqf Board on Tuesday slammed opposition parties opposing Lord Ram's grand statue proposed by CM Yogi Adityanath. He recalled political parties silence when Mayawati raised her own statue. Rizvi further said, Sad that Ram statue construction is being opposed, it's a good step as Ayodhya is center of Hindu heritage.
Venkaiah Naidu emphasises importance of mastering one's mother tongue
He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of the legendary Carnatic singer, late M S Subbulakshmi. He showered praise on her, saying she lives through her immortal legacy of spreading spiritual bliss through her divine melodies. Naidu said the late singer was a cult figure who had mesmerised everyone, from Mahatma Gandhi to the common man, with her mellifluous voice.
BlackBerry claims that Cybersecurity is the top concern for firms globally when it comes to digital technologies
Cybersecurity is the top concern regarding digital technologies and processes for firms globally but only a few actually have a formal digital transformation strategy in place when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, new research said on 17 October. BlackBerry has released findings from a new global research white paper which surveyed IT decision makers on corporate IoT deployments. Conducted by market research firm 451 Research, the white paper revealed huge opportunities balanced against significant cybersecurity concerns.
Indian coach Sunil Kumar suspended on charge of misbehaving with England girls' team at World Archery Youth Championships
A coach, who was part of the Indian contingent at the World Archery Youth Championships in Argentina, was called back midway through the tournament for objectionable behaviour. Sunil Kumar has since been suspended by the Archery Association of India (AAI) pending a full inquiry into his conduct. Kumar was asked to leave the team hotel and was put on the first plane available back to New Delhi.
Coming up in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir: Chinas $2 billion power project
China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to ease the energy crisis in Pakistan. The Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis for 30 years. Karot Power Company Limited, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges South Asia Investment, owns the Karot Power Station, state-run Global Times reported today. The company said in a statement that the project would help ease Pakistan's power shortage and generate local employment.
Smashing Chris Hemsworth was fun, says Mark Ruffalo
The level of excitement was elevated all the more because Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is a native of Australia. Speaking about this, Mark Ruffalo remarked that it was great to 'smash' Thor in the film. People always want to see Thor and Hulk fight with each other, and in this movie they will get to see it, he said. The third installment in the Thor series is also the funniest, and it is helmed by Taika Waititi.

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