Darjeeling ninth death since June, GJM man killed in clash

Darjeeling ninth death since June, GJM man killed in clash

KALIMPONG/DARJEELING: The death of a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha worker — the ninth death in Darjeeling since June — and the Centre’s “silence”, despite the worsening situation in the Hills, prompted Gorkhaland proponents to decide to take their agitation to Delhi from August and push the Bengal governor and the “friendly government” in Sikkim to take up the separate statehood cause. The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee will have its next meeting in Delhi on August 1…

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Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh district, according to local officials. “She survived for seven hours after the snake bite but died because medical treatment was…

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Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, with only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18, died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite losing 30 kilos (66 pounds) during the ordeal. A severely malnourished Liang Sheng-yueh,…

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Nepal Madhesi claims 4 killed in police firing, calls indefinite Saptari shutdown

Nepal Madhesi  claims 4 killed in police firing, calls indefinite Saptari shutdown

RAJBIRAJ: The United Democratic Madhesi Front identified the person who died in police firing at Maleth VDC of Saptari district as Ranjan Mehta, a local resident. He is said to be in his 20s. Security personnel resorted to firing as UDMF cadres did not retreat even after lathi charge and use of tear gas shells from outside the mass assembly of CPN-UML that they tried to disrupt. The UDMF has claimed one person was killed….

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Suspect killed by cops identified as Kadeem Torres, 17

Suspect killed by cops identified as Kadeem Torres, 17

Police have identified the suspect who was shot and killed by officers in Brooklyn on Thursday after they said he pulled a gun on them. Kadeem Torres, 17, was fatally shot around 4 p.m. in the backyard of 890 Belmont Ave. after he opened fire on police and led officers on a foot chase, cops said. Two officers and a sergeant were patrolling the area in their vehicle when they spotted Torres running near the…

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Nepali Uber Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Man In Queens

Nepali Uber Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Man In Queens

A driver was arrested and charged with failure to yield after he struck and killed a 67-year-old man in a Queens crosswalk, according to police. Cops say at 7:29 p.m. last night, Dinesh Bhattarai, 45, was headed eastbound in his Toyota Rav 4 on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights when he made a right turn onto southbound 76 Street. There, police say he struck 67-year-old Henry Boimel, who was in the crosswalk crossing 76th Street….

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Many” feared dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

Many” feared dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

Rescuers racing Thursday to reach people trapped in a spa hotel that was buried by an avalanche in central Italy’s Abruzzo region. “There are many dead,” Antonio Crocetta, who heads up the alpine police force at the center of the rescue effort on the slopes of Gran Sasso mountain, told Italian media. There was no confirmation from other rescue or law enforcement officials of fatalities. According to Sky Italia, there were 22 guests and eight…

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Florida airport shooting: Multiple people dead in Fort Lauderdale

Florida airport shooting: Multiple people dead in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A gunman believed to be an Iraq war veteran opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport on Friday, killing five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight were wounded, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters at the airport, where air traffic was shut down. The gunman had arrived on a flight with a checked gun in his bag,…

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