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37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash (lead)

Bishkek, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek."We are confirming data on the number of those killed in the plane crash, lists vary but at least 30 locals and...

S.Korea’s pension fund chief indicted in graft probe

Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea's state-run pension fund chief was indicted on Monday, a special prosecutor's team said, in a widening probe into an influence-peddling scandal that has led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.Moon Hyung-pyo, chief of the National Pension Service (NPS), has been charged for abuse of...

Karnataka police officer arrested on rape charge

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) A police officer was arrested for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman in Karnataka's Tumakuru town, officials said on Monday."The accused, Assistant Sub-Inspector Umesh, 54, has been suspended and arrested after the victim's mother filed a complaint on Sunday evening," Tumakuru Superintendent of Police (SP)...

40 kids injured in Mathura school bus accident

lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 40 school children were injured early on Monday when a bus carrying them turned turtle in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said.The condition of 10 injured children was said to be "serious". According to district officials, the accident prima facie appeared...

Seeing others ‘vape’ may boost desire to smoke

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Watching someone smoke a vape pen -- the new generation e-cigarette -- may trigger an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke among teenagers, as similar as watching someone smoke a "combustible" tobacco cigarette, a new study has found.The findings showed...

Facebook to battle against fake news in Germany

london, Jan 16 (IANS) To combat the spread of fake news, Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany that would enable users to flag potentially false stories.According to a report in BBC on Sunday, the flagged stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be...

Nationwide initiative to create awareness about threatened python species

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) When "Kaa" the hypnotic, yellowish Indian Rock Python hisses and casts a spell on Mowgli in "The Jungle Book", it's a hair-raising experience for the audience. In real life though, the python faces a serious existential threat, but a nationwide initiative called "living with Pythons"...

Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai's Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.The protestors including men and women, have assembled in the town well known for conducting Jallikattu.A large contingent of...

25th Asia-Pacific forum opens in Fiji

Suva, Jan 16 (IANS) The 25th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) opened on Monday in Fiji, focusing on parliamentary partnerships for peace and security.The five-day forum, which was being held at Natadola saw the participation of delegations from over 20 countries from the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China, Japan, Peru,...

Fresh snowfall breaks cold wave cycle in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Heavy snowfall and moderate rain broke the cycle of intense cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley on Monday.Srinagar woke up to a comparatively warmer morning on Monday as 7.4 cm of fresh snow clad the city."The minimum temperatures across the valley improved due to...

Atif Aslam stops concert, rescues girl

Karachi, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani singer Atif Aslam stopped his concert mid-way here to rescue a girl, who was being harassed by a bunch of hooligans, who were present at the event, a media report has said.At the Karachi Eat 2017 concert on Saturday night, Aslam took some hooligans...

Arrest warrant sought for Samsung heir in corruption probe

Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Monday requested an arrest warrant for lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group's de facto leader, on charges of bribery in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., was questioned by an independent...