After Yogi’s order, administration starts clearing schools of locked up cattle

With chief minister Yogi Adityanath directing district magistrates to make immediate arrangements for proper care of stray cows, the Kanpur administration on Thursday initiated a drive to clear village primary schools where cattle were locked up inside by angry farmers. The state government has allotted Rs 10 crore to each of the 16 municipal corporations and Rs 1.2 crore to every district to arrange shelter for stray cows. Cases of farmers locking up their cattle on school campuses in three villages in Kanpur region were reported till Wednesday. The farmers…

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Syrian President Assad will remain in power ‘for a while’: British foreign secretary

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in office due to Russia’s support, amid a decision by the US to withdraw troops and a race among Arab states to normalize ties with the Syrian government. The senior British diplomat made the remark in an interview with Sky News on Thursday, as Syrian government troops, with the help of Russia’s air cover, have so far managed to restore full control over vast regions of the country once occupied by terrorists and militants. “The British long-standing position…

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Zionist regime to come down hard on Palestinian prisoners

Zionist regime announces a plan to impose severe restrictions on members of Palestinian resistance groups held in the regime’s prisons. Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced the plan at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, saying it would likely be implemented in the coming weeks once approved by the Israeli cabinet, The Times of Israel reported. He said the plan involved separating prisoners that belonged to the same resistance movements. “I have decided that the Prisons Service will stop holding the prisoners in wings based on their organizational affiliation,” Erdan…

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Over 500 militants killed as infighting spreads in Syria

More than 500 terrorists have been killed, many of them summarily executed, after an infighting spread among the ranks of militant groups in Syria’s Idlib province, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reports. The infighting broke out on Tuesday after al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) occupied vast territories held by Turkish-backed NFL militants in the Aleppo province. The HTS reportedly initiated the fighting after NFL-affiliated Nour al-Din al-Zenki militants killed five of members of the Takfiri group. Clashes have now spread to Idlib and Hama provinces amid reports that other rival militant factions, including the so-called Free Syrian Army…

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British army calls on gamers, phone zombies to join its ranks

The British army has called on young people known for their odd social behaviors to join its ranks as it struggles to reach recruitment targets. The UK army was launching a recruitment campaign targeting “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials”. The campaign clearly stated that selfie takers had a “confidence” that could benefit the armed forces while phone zombies were needed for their “focus”. British army’s Major General Paul Nanson told the Guardian newspaper that the massive campaign, titled Your Army Needs You, will seek…

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Japan’s Abe plans to pursue peace treaty with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a territorial row, during a summit in Russia later this month. According to reports, Abe, who has signaled he is keen to clinch a deal, will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in their 25th summit for discussions aimed at ending the disagreement over a group of windswept islands seized by Soviet troops in the final days of the war. “I’ll visit…

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New US House challenges Trump over border wall, govt. shutdown

The US House of Representatives has approved legislation that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a wall on the US-Mexico border. On their first day in the majority in the 116th Congress, House Democrats passed the government funding legislation on Thursday. The Republican president has threatened to veto the bill if it does not authorize $5 billion to fund a border wall. The largely party-line votes came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room pledging…

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