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Netanyahu met today with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo GentilloniJUNE 30, 2015 | EDIT The Prime Minister of Israel  ·  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentilloni and said at the start of their meeting: “I would like to send my best wishes for a rapid and full recovery to the Israeli citizens who were wounded last night in the terrorist attack near Shilo and to the soldier who was stabbed near Rachel’s Tomb. Attempts to attack us do not halt even for a moment. The ISA and IDF have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since the start of the year and over 200 since the start of 2014. We are determined to take strong action and deal with the terrorists to the fullest extent of the law. The fact that up until now, the Palestinian Authority has not condemned these attacks needs to bother not only us, but also the international community as a whole. Those who do not take an unequivocal stand against terrorism cannot wash their…
QUAKE JOLTS PARTS OF PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN According to European seismological centre here, the intensity of the quake was recorded as 5.6 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was the Himalayan mountain range. The tremors were felt in Peshawar, Malakand, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir, Murree, Gilgit, Abbottabad, Nowshera, Haripur, Hazara, Lahore and the federal capital among other parts of the country where residents evacuated homes and buildings out of fear. No casualty or damages, however, reported from any part of the country. The earthquake tremors were also felt in the border areas of Afghanistan.
WESTERN EUROPE IN HEATWAVE Heat soared as temp scaled 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Spain and Portugal on Monday prompting health concerns and the scorching heat was expected to move north to France and Britain later in the week. The soaring temperatures prompted Spain´s national weather office to put the region of Cordoba on red alert, the highest level on the scale, meaning the weather posed an “extreme risk” to health. Temperatures in the countryside of Cordoba, a region of whitewashed houses in Andalusia, were expected to climb to 44 degrees Celsius. Spaniards flocked to the beach with officials urging them to avoid alcohol and consume plenty of water as 43 of the country´s 50 provinces were on orange alert – the second highest warning – due to the heatwave. The cities of Castelo Branco and Portalegre in Portugal´s interior also sizzled with temperatures hitting 41 degrees Celsius. France is meanwhile bracing for the thermometer to hit 39 degrees Celsius by the middle of …
Helion Ventures & Omidyar invest in RailYatri Funding to consolidate product leadership and increase the reach
Delhi, India – June 30, 2015
RailYatri.in, the largest multi-modal train travel app in India, today announced that it raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Helion Venture Partners and Omidyar Network along with its existing investors (Blume Ventures and Ujama Ventures).
RailYatri.in, India’s largest multi-modal train travel app, today announced that it has raised an undisclosed pre-series A funding led by Helion Venture Partners along with Omidyar Network and existing investors Blume Ventures and Ujama Ventures. RailYatri.in provides a wide range of crowd-sourced decision making information over mobile related to train travel in India, including inter-city, local and metro trains. This round of funding will be used to reach out to every train traveler in India and consolidate its product leadership in the domain. Rahul Chandra, Managing Partner, Helion will join the b…
Now withdrawal of  instant noodles Top Ramen Jun 30 Indo Nissin Foods has ordered the withdrawal of its instant noodles brand Top Ramen from the Indian market following an advisory from central food safety regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, FSSAI. The move comes in the wake of the controversy over Maggi noodles, after which the FSSAI had ordered the testing of all instant noodles, pastas and macaroni brands sold by seven companies to check compliance of norms. A statement from Indo Nissin Foods Private Limited said, they had sought clarification from FSSAI since Top Ramen product approval is pending with them. It said, FSSAI has requested them to withdraw the product until it gives the approval. Last month, the central regulatory body had come out with the advisory on product safety testing of all instant noodle products in India after tests in certain states revealed the presence of lead beyond permissible limits and taste enhancer Monosodium Glutamate, MSG in M…