Monthly Archives: February 2019

5 lakh names added to sex offenders database


Names of over five lakh sex offenders, who were convicted for crimes against women, have been added to a database which can been accessed by law enforcement agencies to help crack sex crimes across the country, officials said Sunday. The national registry of sex offenders, maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, has a database of offenders convicted under charges ...

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Apurvi Chandela wins gold in ISSF world cup in New Delhi


India’s Apurvi Chandela shattered the world record on her way to the gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi Saturday. The Indian shot an astonishing 252.9 to win the top prize on day one of the competitions at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. China’s Ruozhu Zhao bagged silver with 251.8, ...

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End of the road for NASA’s opportunity rover


One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After ...

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Oppo to sponsor PUBG tournament in India


Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has announced that it has partnered with Tencent Games and PUBG Corp in, for ‘Oppo PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019’. In October, Oppo had sponsored eSports Championship – ‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile Campus Championship 2018’ with a price pool of Rs 50 lakhs. The championship saw over 250,000 registrations over the span of three weeks from ...

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Nearly 100 vehicles gutted in fire during Aero India show


Today morning at around 1155hrs an unfortunate incident occurred, wherein fire broke out in one of the parking areas outside the venue of Aero India 2019. The parking area is located well away from the Aero India venue on the other side of the highway. All available fire fighting services, Rapid Action Force and NDRF teams were immediately mobilised. IAF ...

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4 Russian nationals arrested for peddling drugs in Goa


Four Russian nationals have been arrested for alleged possession of drugs in North Goa’s Mandrem village, police said Saturday. One of the arrested persons has also confessed during interrogation that he has been involved in thefts at ATMs in the state, a senior official said. Acting on a tip-off, a Pernem police team Friday raided the house of one Ilia ...

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Smart India Hackthon – 2019 going to be held at 48 nodal centres


R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD held a press conference in New Delhi today on the third edition (Software) of the biggest ever Smart India Hackthon – 2019 going to be held at 48 nodal centres across the country simultaneously. Smart India Hackathon is a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the ...

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Gold worth Rs 10 lakh seized from passenger at airport


The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the customs department Friday seized more than 283 gm gold from a passenger after he landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. The value of the gold seized is around Rs 10 lakh, a customs department official said. The passenger came here from Bangkok in a Kolkata-bound flight and he was trying to ...

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Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Baramulla


An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Sopore township of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning, police said. Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore, they said. A senior official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired at ...

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UNSC strongly condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ Pulwama attack


The powerful UN Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and underlined the need to hold perpetrators of these “reprehensible acts” of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. Forty Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in a suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on ...

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