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UP minister Om Prakash threatens to jail parents for not sending kids to schools

Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has warned that parents who fail to send their wards to schools will be locked up in police stations without food and water. In a video that has gone viral on social media, the ‘Divyangjan’ empowerment minister is reportedly seen addressing a party gathering and speaking vociferously against those who

IIEST gets Rs 11 crore grant for homeopathy research

The Centre has granted Rs 11 crore to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur for conducting medical research on homeopathy under the ‘Ayush’ project. “With this money, we can buy instruments for our laboratory which is named after famous homeopath Dr. Bhola Chakraborty,” said IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy.“The laboratory will

Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM

Colombo: Sri Lanka would soon bring in a new anti-terrorism law, Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Wickremesinghe was addressing a joint press briefing with New Zealand Premier John Key in Auckland where he is on a visit. “We hope to be able to bring in the draft law soon,” Wickremesinghe said. The New Zealand

LeJ terrorists involved in Lanka cricket team attack killed

Lahore: Four LeJ terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 were shot dead by Pakistan police in the wee hours today here. According to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Punjab police, seven terrorists attacked a CID team in Manawan area of Lahore where offices of the

Ban to visit Sri Lanka

Colombo: UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on August 31 on a three-day official visit, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Ban will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, among others. He will deliver a speech here on the UN’s global development goals. Ban will arrive

Spinner Holland to replace injured O’Keefe for Lanka Test series

Kandy: Australia’s left-arm spinner Jon Holland will replace injured Steve O’Keefe, who picked up an injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Pallakele and will miss the rest of the series, Cricket Australia said. Team physiotherapist David Beakley said, “Steve injured his right hamstring while chasing a ball in the field during the