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Separate religion demand for Ayya Vazhi raised in Kanyakumari, BJP's sole constituency in Tamil Nadu

Nagercoil/Tamil Nadu, March 21 -- The head of 'Ayya Vazhi', a reformist spiritual sect that has a significant following in southern Tamil Nadu, has raised the demand for separate religion status ahead... Read More


Crop-guzzling insect threatens to cost farmers from India to Thai billions of dollars: UN warns

United Nations, March 21 -- A crop-guzzling insect, which has moved from its native Americas to Asia, threatens to cost farmers from India to Thailand billions of dollars in lost production, the UN fo... Read More


Pakistan student kills professor over mixed reception

Islamabad, March 21 -- A Pakistani student was arrested Wednesday after stabbing his professor to death for organising a mixed-gender reception at a government college, police said. Associate profess... Read More


Modi a habitual offender in seeking credit for valour and sacrifice of armed forces: Congress

New Delhi, March 21 -- The Congress on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using the Balakot air strikes to woo voters ahead of Lok Sabha elections, saying his "snide remarks" reflect t... Read More


Kejriwal not to celebrate Holi in respect of CRPF men killed in Pulwama attack

New Delhi, March 21 -- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not celebrate Holi on Thursday as a mark of respect to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack. The Central Reserve ... Read More


Rival Fronts' spat over CPI-M's unholy nexus jibe at Cong, BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 -- A spat has erupted between rival fronts in Kerala over the ruling CPI(M)'s allegation of an "unholy alliance" between the Congress and BJP, with former Chief Minister O... Read More


Mugdha, Mithun lose in Orleans Masters

Orleans (France), March 21 -- Indian shuttlers Mugdha Agrey and Mithun Manjunath suffered straight game losses to bow out of the Orleans Masters BWF Tour Super 100 tournament here Thursday. It turned... Read More


Travel bloggers from worldover on trip to scenic Kerala

Kochi, March 21 -- Twenty-six renowned travel bloggers from 21 countries across the globe Thursday set off on a fortnight's trip to Kerala by bus to visit places of tourist interest and cultural value... Read More


Pulwama attack 'conspiracy' to fetch votes: SP leader

Etawah, March 21 -- Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav Thursday alleged that the Pulwama terror attack was a "conspiracy" to garner votes, drawing sharp reaction from Uttar Pradesh Chief Min... Read More


Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 55

Baghdad, March 21 -- A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 55 people, mostly women and chi... Read More