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“Planet Will Warm Beyond Key Limit, Very High Risk,” Warns Leaked UN Climate Report


WASHINGTON: A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid. Temperatures could subsequently cool down if carbon dioxide is somehow removed from ...

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Jayalalithaa’s portrait unveiled in TN Assembly, DMK moves court for its removal


The portrait of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa was unveiled in the state assembly by Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday, even as opposition DMK and Congress boycotted the event, claiming the former AIADMK supremo was “convicted” in a disproportionate assets case and, therefore, did not deserve such an honour. DMK MLA J Anbazhagan on the day also petitioned the ...

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“Secret Meeting” With Centre’s Interlocutor Splits Kashmiri Separatist Group


SRINAGAR: A prominent Kashmiri separatist group, Muslim Conference appears to have split right through the middle after its top leader Abdul Ghani Bhat was reported to have quietly met Dineshwar Sharma, the central government’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat leaders had earlier decided not to engage with the interlocutor. Bhat, who had once led the moderate faction of the ...

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4-Year-Old In Kolkata Hospital Alleges Sex Abuse By Teacher

KOLKATA:A four-year-old girl in Kolkata is in hospital after she was allegedly sexually molested at a prominent school yesterday. The accused – a physical education teacher – was detained this morning and is being questioned. Angry parents demonstrated at the school today, alleging lax security and asking why an all-girls school had a male physical education teacher There were no ...

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Anger Grows As Islamabad Shut Down For Nearly Two Weeks

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: An Islamabad court warned authorities Monday to obey its order to shut down a protest by a little-known hardline religious group, which has sparked widespread anger by virtually bringing the capital to a halt for two weeks. The Islamabad High Court said it would hold officials in contempt if they did not launch a crackdown, as enraged commuters ...

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