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Live: 2 soldiers injured as terrorists open fire on army camp at Nagrota; Samba op underway

At least two army personnel were injured on 29 November after terrorists allegedly opened fire on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota.

According to PTI, a gunbattle broke out between security forces and terrorists after they opened fire on army camp at Nagrota in Jammu. Of the two armymen who were injured, one is in a critical condition.

In another incident, a general area of the Border Out Post in Chamliyal,Samba (J&K) was cordoned off after BSF personnel reported suspicious movement in the area.

Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia; 10 of 72 passengers hurt

A plane, carrying at least 72 people, crashed on its way to Columbia's Medellin's international airport on 29 November.

Ten people have been, reportedly, injured in the crash.

According to reports, the charter aircraft was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil - who were scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on 30 November in Medellin. The final has now been suspended.

Opposition demands apology from PM Modi for demonetisation 'inconvenience' barb

A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the Centre is ready to debate on demonetisation and Narendra Modi will speak on the matter if needed, the opposition parties on 29 November escalated their attack on the ruling dispensation and reiterated their demand for an apology from the Prime Minister over his unwarranted barb post the decision to scrap high-value currency notes.

A united opposition is also adamant on its demand for discussion under Rule 56 in the Lok Sabha.

Sources said this was decided by the opposition in the meeting held this morning in Parliament.

General Qamar Bajwa to assume command of the Pak Army from General Raheel Sharif today

Army Chief-designate General Qamar Bajwa assume command of the Pakistan Army from General Raheel Sharif at a ceremony at the Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi on 29 November.

General Sharif spent his last day in office yesterday completing a round of farewell meetings.

The main activity at the General Headquarters ahead of today's ceremony was the farewell corps commanders' conference that was attended by the COAS-designate, corps commanders and principal staff officers, reports the Dawn.

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio crosses 50 million subscriber mark in 83 days

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark in less than three months after its full-fledged 4G services launch to emerge as the largest broadband operator in the country. According to sources, Jio -- setting a new record -- has acquired 1,000 customers per minute (since 5 September) and 6 lakh per day.

"Jio continues to be the fastest growing company in the world and has crossed 50 million subscribers in record 83 days," sources pointed out. Airtel reached the same milestone of notching 50 million subscribers in 12 years, Vodafone and Idea took 13 years each

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URGENT NEED: A condom emoji, says Durex

Remember Durex's brilliant baingan flavour joke for sexual health awareness? No? Well, our WhatsApp emojis don't have a condom option, so Durex went for the next best thing - eggplant.

Now, ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the condom brand has launched an unofficial safe sex emoji called "Umbrella with Raindrops". This is a part of the same #CondomEmoji campaign.

Pensieve? Now, AI can conquer your fears

By combining artificial intelligence (AI) and brain scanning technology, researchers have managed to create a muggle version of Potterverse's pensieve.

The technique, much like Dumbledore's silvery liquid magic, can remove specific fears from the brain. (Okay, not memories yet. But we'll get there.)

This can greatly help with treatments for PTSD and phobias, the study said.

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Men get more attention than women in medical emergencies

Ever toyed with the idea that we're moving towards a world where women are favoured? These stats will help you dispel that notion with immediacy.

According to a statistic in new government data, more Indian men are likely to get medical attention in the last moment of their life than women. That is 62.5% men to 37.5% women.

In fact, the percentage of death certified by medical professionals for women in India is so low, it almost appears like they're either super healthy or they die unrecorded. The statistics, apparently, stand at 600 certified deaths for women for every 1,000 men.

 
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