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Eight dead in two attacks on Mexican municipal candidates – Times of India

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ: Two attacks against candidates in Mexico's June municipal elections have left eight people dead in the southern state of Chiapas, the prosecutor's office in the organized crime-plagued region said Sunday.The two candidates survived, though one was wounded, in the attacks Saturday night and early Sunday in the municipalities of Villa Corzo and Mapastepec, it said in a statement.The attacks mark an escalation of violence in Chiapas against politicians intending to seek office in the June 2 vote, when the country's president will also be elected.Earlier this month, six people, including a minor and mayoral candidate Lucero Lopez, were killed in an ambush after a campaign rally in the municipality of La Concordia, neighboring Villa Corzo.More than two dozen politicians hav...
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Pakistan protests to Kyrgyz diplomat after violence – Times of India

KARACHI/BISHKEK: Pakistan's foreign ministry said on Saturday it had summoned and handed a note of protest to Kyrgyzstan's top diplomat in the country in response to violence against Pakistani students in Bishkek.Kyrgyz police said they had mobilised forces in the Central Asian nation's capital on Friday to quell the violence, in which hundreds of Kyrgyz men attacked buildings housing foreign students, including Pakistanis.The attack, the police said, was prompted by foreigners - whose nationality was not immediately clear - beating up locals in the city."It was impressed on the Kyrgyz charge d'affaires that the Kyrgyz government should take all possible measures to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani students and citizens," Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement.The st...
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Indian embassy advises students in Kyrgyzstan to ‘stay indoors’ amid reports of violence | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that he is "monitoring the situation in Bishkek", amid the reports of violence targeting foreign students coming in from Kyrgyzstan. The Indian embassy in Kyrgyzstan issued the advisory after reports of Pakistani students being injured during mob attacks on their hostel. The consulate reassured the students, stating, "We are in touch with our students.The situation is presently calm but students are advised to stay indoors for the moment and get in touch with the Embassy in case of any issue..."External affairs minister S Jaishankar urged students to maintain regular contact with the embassy. He said, "Monitoring the welfare of Indian students in Bishkek. Situation is reportedly calm now. Strongly advise students to stay...
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New York City said ‘no injuries’ at Columbia arrests; students’ medical records say otherwise – Times of India

NEW YORK: After the arrests of pro-Palestine student protesters occupying a Columbia University building last month, New York Mayor Eric Adams and senior police officials repeatedly said there were "no injuries," no "violent clashes" and minimal force used. But at least nine of the 46 protesters arrested inside the barricaded Hamilton Hall on April 30 sustained injuries beyond minor scrapes and bruises, according to medical records, photographs shared by protesters, and interviews.The documented injuries included a fractured eye socket, concussions, an ankle sprain, cuts, and injured wrists and hands from tight plastic flexicuffs. All of the 46 protesters arrested inside Hamilton were charged with third-degree trespass, a misdemeanor. The arrests came after Columbia President Minouche S...
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Lebanon’s Hezbollah claims strikes that wounded Israeli soldiers – Times of India

BEIRUT: Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group claimed responsibility Monday for a strike that Israel said wounded four soldiers in the country's north, the latest cross-border fire in more than seven months of clashes.Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah have exchanged near-daily fire following the Palestinian group's October 7 attack on southern Israel that sparked war in Gaza.Hezbollah fighters fired "a guided missile" at an Israeli Merkava tank across the border on Monday morning, destroying it "after closely monitoring the enemy's movements," the group said in a statement.The Israeli army said "two anti-tank missiles" crossed from Lebanon into the area of Yiftah, a kibbutz community less than two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the border.The missiles wounded four Israeli soldiers, the army ...
Science

Transcedental meditation helps in reducing collective stress, violence: Study – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Traditional medicine practices such as transcendental meditation and advanced Transcedental-Sidhi programme can enhance social wellbeing and foster peace which in turn help lower collective stress and violence, according to a study. In the midst of global armed conflicts like the Israel-Hamas and Ukraine-Russia wars, there is an urgent need for innovative public health strategies in peace building, the study which was published in the Frontiers in Public Health journal recently said. The devastating impact of wars, including mortality, injury, disease, and the diversion of healthcare resources, necessitates effective and durable interventions. This perspective aligns with the WHO recommendations and examines the role of evidence-based meditation from Ayurveda and yoga in publ...