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Five high school students of a government hostel were instantly electrocuted when they touched a flagpole leaning on hightension cables. One of the boys, 16-year-old Mallikarjun Amaresh Obalabandi, tried to remove the flagpole set up on the terrace when it slipped and came in contact with the wires. The others lost their lives trying to save him.
The state unit of BJP scored an unprecedented victory in the general election earlier this year by securing 25 of the 28 seats — 26 seats if one is to count independent Sumalatha Ambareesh, whom the party supported — on offer in the state, but the opposition insists MPs have been woefully ineffective in terms of securing initial flood relief from the Centre.
In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings have provided a rare respite from the violence. On Saturday, a bomber took away even that.
After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests.
Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.
Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.
With women far outnumbered by men in China, some Chinese men are importing wives from neighboring countries, and using force to do so.