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  • At least 207 people, including 35 foreigners, were killed in the blasts six of which occurred in the morning as Easter masses were going on. More than 450 were injured.
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In the morning, one explosion took place at St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo, and another at St Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, local news website Daily Mirror reported. According to various reports, three hotels in Colombo – the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels – were also hit. At least 67 people were killed in the explosion at a church in Negombo – north of the capital – and 25 at a church in Batticaloa around 8.45 am as the Easter masses were in progress, AFP police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera as saying.
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The eighth blast, carried out by suicide attackers, hit Colombo in the afternoon, just minutes after at least two people were killed in Dehiwala. .
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India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said her ministry is keeping a close watch on the situation. .
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Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo shared helpline numbers for Indian citizens: +94777903082, +94112422788, +94112422789, +94777902082 and +94772234176.
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This is a developing story. Log on to Scroll.in/latest for more details. (📸: Reuters, HT) .
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#srilanka #srilankablasts #colombo #easter
  • At least 207 people, including 35 foreigners, were killed in the blasts six of which occurred in the morning as Easter masses were going on. More than 450 were injured.
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    In the morning, one explosion took place at St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo, and another at St Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, local news website Daily Mirror reported. According to various reports, three hotels in Colombo – the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels – were also hit. At least 67 people were killed in the explosion at a church in Negombo – north of the capital – and 25 at a church in Batticaloa around 8.45 am as the Easter masses were in progress, AFP police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera as saying.
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    The eighth blast, carried out by suicide attackers, hit Colombo in the afternoon, just minutes after at least two people were killed in Dehiwala. .
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    India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said her ministry is keeping a close watch on the situation. .
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    Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo shared helpline numbers for Indian citizens: +94777903082, +94112422788, +94112422789, +94777902082 and +94772234176.
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    This is a developing story. Log on to Scroll.in/latest for more details. (📸: Reuters, HT) .
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    #srilanka #srilankablasts #colombo #easter
  • 820 17 17 hours ago
  • A 35-year-old woman who used to work as a junior court assistant at the Supreme Court has alleged that CJI #RanjanGogoi made sexual advances on her at his residence office on October 10 and 11, 2018. “He (CJI Ranjan Gogoi) hugged me around the waist, and touched me all over my body with his arms and by pressing his body against mine, and did not let go.” Gogoi claimed that the allegations were part of a “bigger plot”, possibly one to “deactivate the office of the CJI”. Read full story - link in bio.

#MeToo #ChiefJusticeOfIndia
  • A 35-year-old woman who used to work as a junior court assistant at the Supreme Court has alleged that CJI #RanjanGogoi made sexual advances on her at his residence office on October 10 and 11, 2018. “He (CJI Ranjan Gogoi) hugged me around the waist, and touched me all over my body with his arms and by pressing his body against mine, and did not let go.” Gogoi claimed that the allegations were part of a “bigger plot”, possibly one to “deactivate the office of the CJI”. Read full story - link in bio.

    #MeToo #ChiefJusticeOfIndia
  • 621 6 20 April, 2019
  • A massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, on Monday while renovation work was under way at the church.
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The cathedral’s spire collapsed under the fire, which raged for over 15 hours. The roof of the 850-year-old cathedral was destroyed in the fire, according to AFP.
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French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on Tuesday thanked Indians for the outpouring of messages after a fire broke out at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. “It is also in such times that one can gauge the value of friendship. Thank you India!” Ziegler tweeted. .
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French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that the cathedral will be rebuilt and said that “the worst had been avoided” in the fire which risked destroying the entire structure. Already, people have pledged hundreds of millions of euros to help rebuild the Unesco World Heritage site. Billionaire François-Henri Pinault, chairman of the Kering group that owns brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, has promised €100m. Bernard Arnault’s family and their company LVMH pledged another €200m.
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(📸: AFP) #notredame #paris #emmanuelmacron  #notredamefire #notredamecathedral
  • A massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, on Monday while renovation work was under way at the church.
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    The cathedral’s spire collapsed under the fire, which raged for over 15 hours. The roof of the 850-year-old cathedral was destroyed in the fire, according to AFP.
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    French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on Tuesday thanked Indians for the outpouring of messages after a fire broke out at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. “It is also in such times that one can gauge the value of friendship. Thank you India!” Ziegler tweeted. .
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    French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that the cathedral will be rebuilt and said that “the worst had been avoided” in the fire which risked destroying the entire structure. Already, people have pledged hundreds of millions of euros to help rebuild the Unesco World Heritage site. Billionaire François-Henri Pinault, chairman of the Kering group that owns brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, has promised €100m. Bernard Arnault’s family and their company LVMH pledged another €200m.
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    (📸: AFP) #notredame #paris #emmanuelmacron #notredamefire #notredamecathedral
  • 487 4 16 April, 2019
  • #ElectionsWithScroll | Never mind what Delhi is talking about, we have boots on the ground.
  • #ElectionsWithScroll | Never mind what Delhi is talking about, we have boots on the ground.
  • 72 0 15 April, 2019
  • Purulia, a tribal dominanated district bordering Jharkhand celebrates Ram Navami for the fourth year. Organised by VHP. Sign of BJP rising in Bengal.  Purulia goes to the polls on May 12, 2019. 
Characterised by a procession and loud techno music localled called DJ. Courtesy: @shoaibdaniyal 
Pic 1: The ram navami procession involves a number of very loud speaker systems blasting techno music punctuated with "Jai Shree Ram". Young boys and men dance behind the "DJ" systems.

Pic 2: Monesh Bawri, 30, is from Purulia town and says that everyone from his neighbourhood is here at the ram navami rally. 
Pic 3: A group of friends in their early 20s takes a selfie.

Pic 4: A woman standing at the side of the road covers her ears.
  • Purulia, a tribal dominanated district bordering Jharkhand celebrates Ram Navami for the fourth year. Organised by VHP. Sign of BJP rising in Bengal. Purulia goes to the polls on May 12, 2019.
    Characterised by a procession and loud techno music localled called DJ. Courtesy: @shoaibdaniyal
    Pic 1: The ram navami procession involves a number of very loud speaker systems blasting techno music punctuated with "Jai Shree Ram". Young boys and men dance behind the "DJ" systems.

    Pic 2: Monesh Bawri, 30, is from Purulia town and says that everyone from his neighbourhood is here at the ram navami rally.
    Pic 3: A group of friends in their early 20s takes a selfie.

    Pic 4: A woman standing at the side of the road covers her ears.
  • 330 4 13 April, 2019
  • #ElectionsWithScroll | Voting for the first phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Voters in 91 constituencies in 20 states will cast their vote.
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In Andhra Pradesh, several EVMs were malfunctioning and had to be replaced. Chandrababu Naidu sought re-polling in the constituencies where the election process did not begin till 9.30 am. Two people have died in clashes that broke out between the two main parties in Andhra – the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress.
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Log on to Scroll.in for all the latest updates from our ‘Election Watch’. .
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(📸: PTI, AFP, Reuters) #india #elections2019 #loksabhaelections2019 #indiaelections2019 #voting #assemblyelections
  • #ElectionsWithScroll | Voting for the first phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Voters in 91 constituencies in 20 states will cast their vote.
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    In Andhra Pradesh, several EVMs were malfunctioning and had to be replaced. Chandrababu Naidu sought re-polling in the constituencies where the election process did not begin till 9.30 am. Two people have died in clashes that broke out between the two main parties in Andhra – the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress.
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    Log on to Scroll.in for all the latest updates from our ‘Election Watch’. .
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    (📸: PTI, AFP, Reuters) #india #elections2019 #loksabhaelections2019 #indiaelections2019 #voting #assemblyelections
  • 942 3 11 April, 2019
  • Meet the third winner of the Eco India #DoingYourBit contest – @terraconscious
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Terra Conscious by Puja Mitra is a responsible marine and coastal travel experience. It’s conducted in partnership with local communities and enables informed and sensitive engagement. Goa has no marine protected areas or zones and by focusing on ethical tourism, they aim to build awareness about various marine species, bring in responsible tourism practices and encourage the authorities to implement better regulation.
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Congratulations!
  • Meet the third winner of the Eco India #DoingYourBit contest – @terraconscious
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    Terra Conscious by Puja Mitra is a responsible marine and coastal travel experience. It’s conducted in partnership with local communities and enables informed and sensitive engagement. Goa has no marine protected areas or zones and by focusing on ethical tourism, they aim to build awareness about various marine species, bring in responsible tourism practices and encourage the authorities to implement better regulation.
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    Congratulations!
  • 704 4 26 March, 2019
  • To speak truth to power, journalists don’t need to be loud, they just need to be firm. If you like our work, do consider supporting our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+. Link in bio.
  • To speak truth to power, journalists don’t need to be loud, they just need to be firm. If you like our work, do consider supporting our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+. Link in bio.
  • 328 5 25 March, 2019
  • Congratulations to @LataSita, the second winner of the Eco India #DoingYourBit contest.
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LataSita by Meghna Nayak is about waste management through Zero-Waste Fashion. They source sarees from women all over India, resulting in a one of a kind closed-loop and zero-waste production process. Their ‘Send Us Your Saree’ campaign encourages women to send their sarees to rework into brand new clothes. They have worked with thousands of sarees and countless pieces of old fabric, saving it from landfill and from lying unused and deteriorating.
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#sustainablefashion #saree #ecoindia #sustainability #ecofriendly
  • Congratulations to @LataSita, the second winner of the Eco India #DoingYourBit contest.
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    LataSita by Meghna Nayak is about waste management through Zero-Waste Fashion. They source sarees from women all over India, resulting in a one of a kind closed-loop and zero-waste production process. Their ‘Send Us Your Saree’ campaign encourages women to send their sarees to rework into brand new clothes. They have worked with thousands of sarees and countless pieces of old fabric, saving it from landfill and from lying unused and deteriorating.
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    #sustainablefashion #saree #ecoindia #sustainability #ecofriendly
  • 201 3 25 March, 2019
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  • 52 0 18 March, 2019