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Kerala chief minister to inaugurate nine new police stations on Monday

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala chief minister will inaugurate nine new police stations on Monday. This include five local and four coastal police stations. The inaugural function will be held at Nagaroor police station under Rural police district, the first fully-computerized police station in the state, at 11am. He will also inugurate the other new police stations at the same time through video […]

Kerala floods: No darshan at Sabarimala as Pampa river overflows

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When the opens on Tuesday evening for the `Niraputhari’ festival, devotees will not be able to have darshan this time. The Travancore Devaswom Board has appealed to all the pilgrims to avoid their trekking to the hill shrine due to the rising water level in . “With almost all the dams in the Pathanamthitta districts remain opened, the water […]

Afghanistan hopes Imran would “undo the past”, urges China to take steps in ending terror from Pakistan – Interview

Afghanistan hopes Imran would “undo the past”, urges China to take steps in ending terror from Pakistan – Interview

HYDERABAD: Terror-hit is hoping that the new prime minister of , cricketer-turned politician , would take “practical steps” to tackle cross-border terrorism while calling on China to use its influence to end militancy in the region. “The past had promises but no action. We hope that Imran khan, the new leader would undo the past. The past is continued terrorism […]

Suicide bomber outside Afghan election office kills at least one: Official

KABUL: A suicide attacker detonated explosives near the office of ‘s election commission in the capital, , on Monday, where dozens of protesters had gathered, officials said. At least one police official was killed and one officer was wounded. The protesters had gathered in support of a parliamentary candidate who electoral officials had disqualified over his suspected links with “illegal […]

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

KABUL: At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies barely two hours drive from on […]

Kerala floods: Water level recedes in Idukki dam for third day

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI: With the water levels in the Idukki reservoir coming down slowly, the dam officials have closed down one shutter of the Cheruthony dam. Now water from the Idukki catchment is currently flowing from only four shutters which have been opened at 1.80 m. The water level at 10.00 am was 2397.58 ft and it is being released from 1,2,3 […]

Batch of DPT vaccines in China found substandard

Batch of DPT vaccines in China found substandard

BEIJING: Investigation by Chinese officials into recent vaccine scandal revealed that a batch of DPT vaccines was substandard. DPT refers to a combination of vaccines for three infectious diseases — diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus — which are given to children. China also exports DPT vaccines. The batch of DPT vaccines, produced in July 2016 by Co Ltd, was proved substandard […]