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Endless war

The global community fails Yemen by not pressuring Saudi Arabia to cease the attacks

Two MPs bring private Bill against lynching

Ahead of the government which is still consulting stakeholders to cast a law against lynching, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha member of the Congress, and K.T.S. Tulsi, a nominated Rajya Sabha member, introduced a private member’s Bill in Parliament on Friday.

U.S. cuts training for Pak. military

Pakistani officials warn the move will push their military to further look to China or Russia for training

U.K. asked to take a new approach to immigration

Pressure for the U.K. to further shake up its immigration policies grew as the Confederation of British Industry published a report, calling for a “new approach”.

Half a million Venezuelans fleeing crisis enter Ecuador

More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador this year, the UN said on Friday, after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela.

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We averted a possible debacle: ISRO chairman

Indian Space Research Organisation could have faced a ₹1200-crore debacle in space had it not brought GSAT-11 back from the Guiana launch port in late April

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list

The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR).

The Andamans’ new colonisers

The Indian bull frog, a recent arrival from the mainland, is steadily occupying the islands’ ecosystem and threatening the local economy. Mohit M. Rao reports on the bizarre man-frog conflict brewing in the islands

IIP surges to five-month high of 7%

Growth in industrial activity picked up to a five-month high of 7% in June, driven by an across-the-board acceleration in growth rates including in sectors such as manufacturing, electricity, infrastructure, and capital and consumer goods, according to official data released on Friday.

‘India to triple ethanol production by 2022’

India will triple its ethanol production over the next four years till 2022 and this will save ₹12,000 crore in the country’s oil import bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, which is being celebrated as World Biofuels Day.

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