No spot in Israel safe from our missiles : Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s deputy secretary general says there is no spot across Israel outside the range of the Lebanese resistance movement’s missiles. “There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hezbollah’s missiles,” Sheikh Naim Qassem told Tehran-based al-Vefagh newspaper in remarks published Sunday. The usurper regime of Israel has launched a series of operations along the Lebanese border, and an Israeli minister has hinted at possible incursion into Lebanon in order to destroy what the regime claims Hezbollah tunnels. An Israeli incursion into Lebanon would likely spark a…

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In national holiday, Iraq marks one year since defeat of Daesh

Iraq is marking one year since it declared victory against the terrorist group of Daesh, which had taken over nearly one-third of the country’s territory. Monday has officially been declared a holiday in Iraq, with the government urging Iraqis to celebrate. Iraqi officials marked the one-year anniversary but also stressed the need to address other concerns that continue to plague Iraq, including terrorist attacks by Daesh cells, as well as alleged government corruption. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Iraq had achieved “the biggest victory against the forces of evil…

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UP govt opts for bovine sex selection to contain bull population

Under criticism over the stray animal menace, the Yogi Adityanath government plans to extend to all 75 districts the gender-sorted semen pilot project that the Akhilesh Yadav government launched in three districts in 2016end to contain the bull population and increase the number of cows by ensuring that only females calves are born. Principal secretary, animal husbandry, Sudhir M Bobde said, “We have decided to introduce sex- sorted semen technology based project in all the districts of Uttar Pradesh to contain the growing bull population. This will turn out to…

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Chang’e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

China has launched the first mission to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon, Chinese media say. The Chang’e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth. The payload blasted off atop a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The mission will pave the way for the country to deliver samples of Moon rock and soil to Earth. The landing will not occur until early January,…

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RBI governor Urjit Patel resigns,

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has stepped down effective immediately, the central bank’s top official said in a statement. “On account of personal reasons, I have decided to step down from my current position effective immediately. It has been my privilege and honour to serve in the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities over the years,” he said in a brief statement that did not refer to the rift with the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to Urjit Patel’s decision to step down, describing him as…

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Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event

US singer Beyoncé has performed as part of the lavish festivities at the latest extravagant Indian celebrity wedding. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week. Beyoncé was one of many celebrities flown in, along with Bollywood stars and guests like Hillary Clinton. It comes on the heels of several recent Indian weddings competing for glamour, excess and attention. The Ambanis themselves recently attended the wedding reception of Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. And…

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