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Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Kalam dies

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in the Meghalaya capital. Kalam, who was the 11th President of India, was a very popular head of state between 2002 and 2007. He was also known as India’s missile man for ensuring the success of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). kalam_apj_reutersKalam (84) took ill and collapsed at around 6:30 PM at the function. He was rushed to Bethany hospital in Nongrim hills ar...

72 including Thai army officer charged for human trafficking

Thailand, a notorious human trafficking hub, said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer for engaging in the illegal trade of helpless migrants. [caption id="attachment_18411" align="alignright" width="612"]migrants Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants rescued from Thai jungle. File photo[/caption] A major people-smuggling trade unraveled in May when thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya (deemed by Myanmar to be illegals from Bangladesh) migrants were abandoned at sea and in jungle camps by traffickers following a Thai crackdown. The crisis...