Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said. Gunmen fired on about 50 people inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT). “Six people are confirmed dead – they range in age from 35 to about 70,” Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told reporters, adding that eight people were wounded and 39 were unharmed. Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the…

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Quebec City mosque shooting: Six killed, eight wounded

Quebec City mosque shooting: Six killed, eight wounded

Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, police say. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers. One suspect was arrested at the scene and another was arrested nearby. Police do not believe there are other suspects at large. The Canadian authorities are treating the shooting as a terror attack. “We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge,”…

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Eight schools in Ramanathapuram short-listed for awards

Eight schools in Ramanathapuram short-listed for awards

Eight Government schools in the district including three Panchayat Union Primary Schools (PUPS) and an Adi Dravidar Welfare High School have been shortlisted for the ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2016 awards’ to be presented to 100 schools in the country recognising excellence in water, sanitation and hygiene in schools. A State-level team of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) led by its coordinator N Gayathri inspected the schools and interacted with the students especially girls to assess the basic facilities in the schools and whether the students have access to functional toilets, drinking…

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