Now, ‘water gateway’ to Chattar Manzil unearthed : Lucknow

The ongoing excavation work at Chattar Manzil reached another level on Monday as workers unearthed a ‘water gateway’ leading to this iconic structure. The UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN), the construction agency engaged in the restoration of the structure, termed it one of the major discoveries so far. Officials said workers engaged in the excavation stumbled upon a ‘cylindrical structure’ that was lying buried for years. On clearing the debris, it was found that the structure made of lakhauri bricks was a tunnel, which connects the over 200-year-old Chattar Manzil…

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California wildfires: The day Paradise burned down

“Heavenly father, please help us.” Sitting in the back seat of the car her husband was driving, Brynn Parrott Chatfield’s entire field of vision was filled with flames as she prayed. Only the thin strip of road in front of them remained unburned. Shades of orange, white, purple and pink burst out on both sides, hundreds of small fires all burning at the same time, low on the ground and up and over the trees. “Please, help us to be safe.” A wave of embers rose up from the surface…

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52 Palestinian children martyred by Israel since beginning of 2018, says rights group

A renowned children rights NGO says the Israeli military troopers have shot and martyred more than 50 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip so far this year. Defense for Children International – Palestine reported on Monday that 52 Palestinian children lost their lives due to Israeli soldiers’ live fire since January, 46 of whom martyred in the blockaded enclave, mostly during anti-occupation protests. According to the report, 18 of these children were shot in the head, 9 were shot in the chest, 7 were shot…

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About 4,000 evacuated as volcano erupts in Guatemala

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after Fuego Volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain before its activity decreased and then stopped. Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano’s eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing. The Institute of Volcanology’s director Pablo Oliva said the volcano’s activity level had dropped significantly by late Monday. A spokesman for Guatemala’s disaster management agency CONRED had earlier said…

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US federal judge rejects Trump’s asylum ban for migrants

A federal judge in the United States has blocked the anti-immigration policy of President Donald Trump aimed at deporting asylum seekers. Earlier this month, Trump signed an immigration order to clamp down on asylum seekers who illegally cross the southern border into the United States. US District Judge Jon Tigar said on Monday that the president “may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” media reported citing “multiple source”. He said Trump’s anti-immigration policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility. The judge issued…

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Iraqi warplanes bomb Daesh bases in Syria

The Iraqi Air Force pounded a key base and a large arms depot of the Daesh terrorists in Eastern Syria near the border, inflicting tens of casualties on the terrorists Tuesday. The Joint Operation Command said in a statement that the Iraqi F-16 fighter jets targeted Daesh’s bases on Syria’s soil at the order of Iraq’s General Command of the Armed Forces and under the supervision of the Joint Operation Command. The statement said that the warplanes bombed an arms and ammunition depot of the Daesh-affiliated Fayalq al-Farouq in al-Souseh…

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