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Police: One marathon bombing suspect dead, one still at large. Boston Shuts down

Two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people this week terrorized the area overnight. One is dead, but the other is on the loose, police say, and he’s armed and dangerous. Police pursued two men early Friday who shot a police officer to death, stole a vehicle and threw explosives at law officers pursuing them. Authorities believe they are the same two men sought in the […]

The entire Boston community is mourning the bombings. But Muslims also fear a backlash

As the investigation into who was behind the Boston bombings goes on, Muslim communities are braced for a backlash should the perpetrator share their faith. The day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Yusef was treated differently. The 10-year-old went to his Ohio-area school and was surprised by a question from a classmate, according to his family. While the class was discussing the explosions, the classmate is said to have asked: […]

In search of the California sea otter

The central California coast is known for its beautiful beaches, soaring cliffs, towering redwoods and world-class surf breaks. Lesser known – but wildly important to the health of the ocean – is the world’s entire population of southern (or California) sea otters. These dynamic animals are a keystone species without which the coastal ecosystem would collapse. Sea otters along the central California coast can spend their entire lives in the […]

Bangalore Bomb Blast

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಕಚೇರಿ ಮುಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಂಬ್ ಸ್ಪೋಟ… . ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಏ. 17 : ನಗರದ ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಕಚೇರಿ ಮುಂಭಾಗ ಭಾರೀ ಸ್ಪೋಟ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದೆ. ಮೂರು ಕಾರುಗಳು ಹೊತ್ತಿ ಉರಿಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಮೂವರು ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬುಧವಾರ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ 10.45 ರ ಸುಮಾರಿಗೆ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಕಚೇರಿಯ ಮುಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಸ್ಪೋಟ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದೆ. ಮೂರು ಕಾರುಗಳು ಮತ್ತು 2 ಬೈಕ್ ಗಳು ಹೊತ್ತಿ ಉರಿಯತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಸ್ಥಳದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಜನರು ಬೆಂಕಿ ಆರಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಗ್ನಿ ಶಾಮಕ ದಳಗಳು ಸ್ಥಳಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಿವೆ. ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ಸ್ಥಳಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮೂರು ಮಂದಿ ಸ್ಪೋಟದ ತೀವ್ರತೆಗೆ ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸ್ಪೋಟಗೊಂಡಿರುವುದು ಏನು ? ಎಂದು ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ತಮಿಳುನಾಡು ರಿಜಿಸ್ಟ್ರೀಶನ್ ಬೈಕ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಂಬ್ ಇರಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು ಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಸಮಯವಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತರು ಕಚೇರಿ ಬಳಿ ಜಮಾಯಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಇಬ್ಬರು ಪೊಲೀಸರು, ಒಬ್ಬ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಪೇದೆ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳು […]

 
 
 

Reporter films 'horrific' Boston explosions

David Abel of the Boston Globe has spoken to the BBC about the scene he filmed at the finish line of the Boston marathon as two blasts erupted.   He was filming runners as they finished the race when he heard the “boom” and “immediately knew it was an attack”.   Two people were killed and at least 23 injured in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston […]

 
 
 

President Obama Speaks On The Boston Marathon Bombings (VIDEO)

Today, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation regarding the Boston Marathon bombings, which left 100 individuals injured and two confirmed dead.    “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight,” Obama started off. “On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats – we are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens,” he said.   The president then said that authorities still do not know […]

Ageing America faces shortage of nursing homes

WOODLAND, Calif.—A labor shortage is worsening in one of the nation’s fastest-growing occupations—taking care of the elderly and disabled—just as baby boomers head into old age. Nursing homes and operators of agencies providing home-care services already are straining to find enough so-called direct-care workers, who help the elderly or disabled with such things as eating and bathing. They also face looming retirements in the current workforce, in which one-fifth of […]

Why Indian cities lag behind global metropolises

The results of an ET-Janaagraha survey assessing India’s top 11 cities against two global metropolises are disheartening. These cities scored in the range of 0.7 to 4.5 across four categories on a scale of 0 to 10 against New York and London, which scored between 8.1 and 9.9. The comparisons included how cities are planned, their capacity to raise resources, empowerment of political representatives and people’s participation.   A missing […]

Today is 13th April on Same day 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre happened : Rabindranath Tagore Letter

There is also an anguished, but elegantly written letter, from Rabindranath Tagore to Lord Chelmsford, returning his knighthood, that all Indians must read: Your Excellency, The enormity of the measures taken by the Government in the Punjab for quelling some local disturbances has, with a rude shock, revealed to our minds the helplessness of our position as British subjects in India. The disproportionate severity of the punishments inflicted upon the […]