Sunday, October 16, 2016

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The book of the Bible that gets me through the depressing 24-hour news cycle – For Her

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forher.aleteia.org - Every day greets us with more bad news. We wake from fitful sleep, glance at our phones, and learn that there’s been a bombing in Yemen. Or that the Zika virus is spreading. Or that there are more ...

Thai King's funeral procession arrives at the Grand Palace

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cnn.com - • Media broadcasts ceased while the King's body underwent a bathing ceremony. • 100 monks are due to chant special prayers during a religious ceremony, taking place at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall...

Thailand Bids Farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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time.com - Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the superlative monarch. He was the world’s longest-reigning, the world’s richest and, among his own subjects at least, the world’s most adored. Throughout hi...

Facebook has repeatedly trended fake news since firing its human editors

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washingtonpost.com - (Amy Cavenaile/The Washington Post; iStock) The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we’d check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour, and record which topics w...

Narendra Modi performs just like Buddha: Buddhist Monks

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indianexpress.com - BUDDHIST MONKS, who took part in the ‘Dhamma Chetna Yatra’ in Kanpur on Friday, were all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bhante (monk) Shanti Mitra, who took the podium first, praised the ...

31 Magic Tricks to Simplify Your Life

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lifehack.org - How many times has life overwhelmed you? It’s okay. It happens to everyone. The world moves at breathtaking speed. You have a hundred times the choices and ten times the work. Blink your eyes, and ...
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Thailand's King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects

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reuters.com - BANGKOK Buddhist monks on Friday chanted prayers over the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok, ahead of a traditional royal cremation that will need mon...
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Near RSS function in Nagpur, a Dalit event stands in contrast

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indianexpress.com - DURING THE time RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat was delivering his Vijaya Dashami address in Nagpur Tuesday, several thousand Dalits — participants say lakhs — from across the country had assemble...
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Turkish and Syrians rebels seize Dabiq from ISIL
Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey forces take control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which is held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Forces said they seized the town on Sunday following heavy shelling and months of air strikes. Dabiq is considered a major ISIL stronghold with symbolic importance to the group, also known as ISIS.
Moments after the announcement, a suicide bombing was reported during a raid in Gaziantep, a town along the Turkey-Syria border.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech on Saturday that once the areas are retaken from ISIL, some of the nearly three million Syrian refugees in Turkey could return to their homes.
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Turkish and Syrians rebels seize Dabiq from ISIL
Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey forces take control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which is held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Forces said they seized the town on Sunday following heavy shelling and months of air strikes. Dabiq is considered a major ISIL stronghold with symbolic importance to the group, also known as ISIS.
Moments after the announcement, a suicide bombing was reported during a raid in Gaziantep, a town along the Turkey-Syria border.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech on Saturday that once the areas are retaken from ISIL, some of the nearly three million Syrian refugees in Turkey could return to their homes.

VP Hamid Ansari to hold meeting with Hungary’s PM Victor Orban

Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will have bilateral discussions with Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban and other leaders in Budapest today during his ongoing visit to the European country. 

India to ink two agreements  with Hungary after delegation level talks today. 

First agreement will be for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology while another agreement will promote cooperation between Indian Council Of World Affairs and its Hungarian counterpart. 

The Vice President will call on Hungarian President Janos Ader and the Speaker of National assembly tomorrow before leaving for Algeria. He reached Budapest yesterday evening in the first leg of his two nation tour to Hungary and Algeria. 

Mr Ansari said, the issue of cross border terrorism affecting India will figure prominently in bilateral meetings during his four day visit to the two countries. 

The Vice President said, although India's engagement with both the countries has been frequent but high level visits have been very few in recent times. He said, this visit will close this gap.

In case of Algeria, Mr Ansari said, India will explore opportunities for cooperation in the field of Oil, Gas and Fertilizers. Minister of State Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya and a parliamentary delegation are accompanying the vice president on this two nation tour.
Varanasi Stampede: Death toll to 25,Fifty injured
October 16, 2016
Uttar Pradesh, death toll reached to 25 ( twenty five ) in Varanasi stampede incident.More than fifty injured people are being treated in different hospitals of the city.
Police told media that out of twenty five victims twenty dead bodies of victims have been identified so far. Uttar Pradesh Government had suspended five police officers including SP City and SP Traffic of Varanasi.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had ordered magistrate inquiry into the incident.The stampede happened at Rajghat bridge in Ramnagar area when thousands of followers of jai gurudev sect were passing through the bridge.
The Prime Minister and state chief minister both have announced financial assistance to the next of kin of victims and for injured persons.The state government has also instructed to district administration and medical department to ensure free treatment of injured people.

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