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1:16 AM, 28 Nov

Lebanon Army Says 16 Held After Night of Unrest

Lebanon's army said on Wednesday it detained 16 people during a third night of violence across the country, as tensions rose following more than 40 days of unprecedented protests.

Clashes erupted on Tuesday evening in Tripoli, the northern port city where protests have maintained momentum since anti-government demonstrations began on 17 October.

(Source: AFP)

4:18 AM, 28 Nov

12,000 Litres of Petrol Spills as Fuel Tanker Overturns in Kerala

A petrol tanker overturned at Vatakara near here on Thursday spilling 12,000 litres of fuel on the road, police said.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 am and left the driver of the truck injured, they said.

"Fire engines reached the spot and we have contained the situation.... The tanker had 12,000 litres of fuel... all the fuel has been spilled," a fireman in the rescue team told PTI.

According to police, the truck carrying Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) fuel hit a road roller before turning turtle.

(Source: PTI)

4:49 AM, 28 Nov

Ministry Forms Expert Committee to Review Sports Code

Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang, former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia and national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand have been named in a 13-member expert committee formed by the Sports Ministry to review the controversial Draft National Sports Code 2017.

Besides the trio, the committee will also have World Championships bronze-medallist long jumper Anju Bobby George. The expert committee will be headed by Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma as its chairman.

The panel will also feature a representative from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which has rejected the document in current form as it seeks to put an age and tenure cap on sports administrators.

(Source: PTI)

4:58 AM, 28 Nov

Eight Children Among 15 Civilians Killed by Mine in Afghanistan: Govt

Fifteen civilians, including eight children, were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle hit a land mine in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, a government official said.

"At around 5:00 pm this evening a mine planted by the Taliban terrorists hit a civilian car... killing 15 civilians and wounding two more," said Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman.

Six women and a man were also among those killed in the blast in Kunduz, on the country's northern border with Tajikistan, Rahimi said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. It was also unclear if it was a targeted attack. However there are regular clashes in the region between the Taliban insurgents and US-backed Afghan forces.

(Source: AFP)

Published: 28 Nov 2019, 06:48 AM IST
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