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27 May, 2017 2:39 AM Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 29

MINYA: Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism 24

27 May, 2017 12:23 AM Egypt launches air strikes on Libya terror camps after gunmen attacked bus of Coptic Christians

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. The sources said six strikes took place near Derna in eastern Libya at around sundown, hours after masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling 20

26 May, 2017 11:45 PM Trading of cattle for slaughter at livestock markets banned

In a move that is going to have a widespread impact on meat exports and farmers who want to sell old livestock, the Centre has prohibited sale of cattle for slaughter, including buffaloes, at livestock markets across the country. The prohibition is part of the 'Regulation of Livestock Markets Rules', 2017, that were notified by the environment ministry 18

26 May, 2017 11:45 PM Slaughter for meat: Animal markets can’t be used any longer for buying or selling cattle

Animal markets — pashu haat or pashu mela as they are popularly known as in many parts of the country — can no longer be used to sell or buy cattle for purposes of slaughtering them for meat. The environment ministry on Friday issued new rules to regulate these animal markets with the stated objective of preventing cruelty to animals and streamlining 22

26 May, 2017 7:22 PM With 41.7 million followers, Modi becomes most followed world leader on Facebook

NEW DELHI: In three of the National Democratic Alliance government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the top followed leader on Facebook globally. According to data shared exclusively by the social networking giant with ET, Modi's Facebook Page has more followers than Donald Trump and his official page -- PMO India – ranks third followed by Modi page’s 21

26 May, 2017 5:09 PM L&T bags Rs 1,329 crore water supply scheme from MMRDA

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) on Friday selected EPC major Larsen and Tubro to develop a Rs 1,329-crore water supply scheme in the megapolis. The executive of the regional planning body took the decision to appoint Larsen and Tubro to develop the 403 MLD Surya Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme on design, build 15

26 May, 2017 4:52 PM ‘Covert bid by Sangh forces to ban cattle slaughter’

Both the ruling LDF and Opposition UDF in Kerala oppose the new rules The notification issued by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on regulation of livestock markets has ignited an acrimonious political debate in Kerala, with Left parties and the United Democratic Front terming it as a covert attempt by Sangh Parivar 17

26 May, 2017 4:52 PM India bans sale, purchase of cows for slaughter

As cow slaughter is already prohibited in a number of states in India, the Modi government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter across the country. The Environment Ministry notified on Friday that the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty 19 1

26 May, 2017 3:51 PM Centre bans sale of cattle for slaughter, places restrictions on trade

The amendment passed by Environment Ministry defines cattle as cows, bulls, bullocks, buffaloes, steers, heifers, calves, and camels. The government on Friday banned the sale of cattle for the purpose of slaughter at animal markets on Thursday in turn creating a difficult situation for farmers and the meat and leather industry. The amendment passed 15

26 May, 2017 3:50 PM Floods, Landslides Kill At Least 91 In Sri Lanka; Over 100 Missing

Colombo: Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said. About 20,000 people were also driven out of their homes in the south and western parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. "There 15