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Monthly News September 2015

Dalai Lama remains at Mayo Clinic for ev...

Dalai Lama remains at Mayo Clinic for evaluation, cancels October US visit

Rochester: The Dalai Lama remains at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic after canceling his US appearances for the month of October. A Mayo spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader remains at the Rochester clinic for a medical evaluation. No other details were... read more »

Another 17 refugees drown off Turkish co...

Another 17 refugees drown off Turkish coast

The boat was carrying 37 people, 20 of whom were rescued, when it sank in the Aegean Sea. The eight-metre boat had set off from the coastal village of Gumusluk. The area is part of the larger Bodrum peninsula, a popular tourist destination where this summer the body of drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi... read more »

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, s...

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, says Italian coastguard

Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. A spokesperson told AFP on Sunday that four of the rescue operations had already wound up but the others were ongoing. “Saturday was quiet on the whole but now there is... read more »

Maldives president escapes speedboat bla...

Maldives president escapes speedboat blast, wife injured

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen was saved from an explosion on his speedboat unhurt but his wife and two aides were injured on board when the boat approached the capital Male on Monday, a senior aide told Reuters. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, but it was witnessed by several... read more »

In a first, France launches air strikes on Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria

Paris: Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria, President Francois Hollande said on Sunday, making good on a promise to go after the... read more »

PM Narendra Modi to Indian Diaspora: ‘India is waiting for you’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Indian diaspora in California that it is time the brain drain became a “brain gain” for India. “India is waiting for you,” he... read more »

Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indian pilgrims in Mecca rises to 18

Mina: The death toll of Indian pilgrims has risen to 18 in the grisly stampede at the Hajj which has so far claimed the lives of 717 people, the worst tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage... read more »

Silicon Valley to give PM Narendra Modi ‘rock-star’ treatment

SAN FRANCISCO: For a change, Silicon Valley is buzzing about something besides a sleek new device, mind-bending breakthrough or precocious billionaire. A rare visit by Indian Prime... read more »

Najeeb Jung gets some unexpected support from Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday described lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung as “a good man with bad political bosses”. “Congress n BJP both demanding Sh... read more »