Working since 2009, say staff amid PM vs Rahul over Amethi ordnance factory

A group of about 20 to 30 employees moves out for lunch from the main gate of the Ordnance Factory (Korwa) in Amethi at about 1pm here on Tuesday. This has been an everyday routine for many of them for years now. But they are in a state of confusion. Post Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in Amethi on March 3 of gifting an AK 203 rifle factory, any question about their period of posting or hours of work at the factory is met with a loaded smile. “What and…

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Women, children killed in US phosphorous attack on Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr

The US-led coalition has once again fired white phosphorus munitions on Dayr al-Zawr Province in eastern Syria, reportedly killing and injuring women and children. According to Press TV, Syrian sources say the Sunday night’s airstrikes targeted the town of Baghuz, the last Daesh stronghold in the Arab country. The attacks came after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced they had resumed operations against Daesh terrorists in Baghuz, following a break for citizens’ evacuation. According to state Syrian broadcaster Ikhbarya, citing local sources, the phosphorus shelling occurred Sunday night and claimed the…

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US sanctions Iraq’s Nujaba group known for role in anti-terror fight

The United States has sanctioned Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a movement known for its active cooperation with the national army in counter-terrorism operations, which led to the collapse of the Takfiri terror group of Daesh in late 2017. On Tuesday, the US Department of the Treasury added Nujaba and its leader, Akram al-Ka’abi, to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The department claimed in a press release that Nujaba and its leader “have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts…

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Bomb attack hits eastern Afghan city, causes multiple fatalities

A deadly bomb attack has hit Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 16 people. According to Press TV, local officials said on Wednesday that two attackers detonated explosives near the office of a construction company in the vicinity of the airport in Jalalabad, in Afghanistan’s Eastern Nangarhar Province. Sixteen members of the firm were reportedly killed in the attack. “Two attackers detonated their vests, and two more were gunned down by security forces,” said Attaullah Khogyani, a Spokesman for Nangarhar’s governor. He said clearance operations at the scene still continued.…

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