800,000 displaced in flooding in Kerala

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday. At least two trains carrying about 1.5 million liters (400,000 gallons) of water were moving to the
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More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam’s faithful face five times each day during their prayers. The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year, and is required of all able-bodied Muslims
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At a time when the domestic violence and changing lifestyle have been taken as the major reasons behind growing cases of divorce, the growing public awareness about domestic violence have encouraged women to register for divorce in Rolpa. Divorce cases have increased in the district, according to the District Police Office. The district court, Rolpa,
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A total of 150 Muslim pilgrims going for Hajj were bidden farewell. At a program organized by Darul Ulum Madarasa at Mohammadpur of Rajbiraj-3, the locals bade farewell to them, wishing happiness, prosperity, peace and mutual harmony, said Madarasa Chief, Mohammad Jamir. Mohammad Idris Miya said they were going to visit Mecca and Medina this
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An old-time propeller plane crashed near vertically at high speed into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board, police said Sunday. The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by the Swiss company Ju-Air, went down Saturday on the Piz Segnas mountain above the Swiss Alpine resort of Flims, striking the mountain’s western flank about 2,540
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A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency says the latest quake, which struck early Sunday evening, has the potential to trigger a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had
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A total of 788 new cottage and small industries were registered in the Office of the Cottage and Small Industry (OCSI), Tanahu district in the last fiscal year 2074/75. More than Rs 5.3 million was collected in revenue from renewal, name transfer and dissolution of the industries, among other headings. According to the OCSI in
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Whether you drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week or totally abstain from it during middle age, you could probably at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study released Thursday by the University College London (UCL). Researchers from French national institute of health and medical research (INSERM) and UCL investigated the
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Transportation has come to a grinding halt for four days along the Pasang Lhamu Highway following a landslide at Tirtire Bhir in Bidur Municipality-10 along the Trishuli-Betrawati section. ‘The Rasuwa locals have not been able to travel conveniently due to the inoperative Highway while the passengers traveling to and from Rasuwa have been suffering due
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Durbar High School also known as Bhanu Secondary School carries a golden history being the first school of Nepal based on modern education system. During the period of 165 years since its establishment, the school produced thousands of talented people who led the nation’s all fronts including political, social, economic and literary. However, following the
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