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7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of earthquake was centred 196 km deep beneath the Hindu Kush Mountains. It was centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad district in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering with Pakistan, Tajikistan and Read More…

“Unbreakable”: The autobiography of Mary Kom unveiled

Mary Kom, the legendary boxer from North East wrote her autobiography titled “Unbreakable”. The book was inaugurated by Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan at Mumbai. Mary decided to pen down her life’s battles, so that she could inspire and motivate others to never loose hope and fight for their dream. The autobiography details her rise to Read More…

PIL filed seeking directions to Govt and the two software giants Facebook Inc and Google Inc to “ensure proper accounting compliances as per RBI guidelines”

A PIL has been filed by former BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya (at present a patron of Rashtriya Swabhimaan Aandolan) which seeks directions to Govt and the two software giants Facebook Inc and Google Inc to “ensure proper accounting compliances as per RBI guidelines”. The PIL looks for an order for retrieval of taxes from the Read More…

West Bengal Govt to start monthly stipend for Old Writers & Litterateurs

The West Bengal Government has planned to commence from next month a monthly stipend/pension for Old Writers and Litterateurs. In the first phase of this plan: 170 people will be awarded Rs 1,500 each. 100 theatre troops will be given an annual grant of Rs 3,500 each. 120 veteran Jatra Artists and 215 Folk Artists Read More…

Bangladesh President Mohammad Zillur Rahman passed away

President of Bangladesh, Mohammad Zillur Rahman, died at a Singapore hospital where he was being treated for kidney and respiratory problems. Rahman was installed as the ceremonial head of the state in 2009 after Awami League was elected in the landmark December, 2008, general elections. He was a close aide of Bangladesh’s founder and Prime Read More…