Paris’ centuries old Notre Dame Cathedral has been saved from total destruction after a massive fire engulfed the iconic structure on Monday local time that caused the roof and main spire to collapse. The blaze that broke out from Cathedeal`s attic and burned for eight hours has been largely extinguished on Tuesday. The exact reason for the fire, however, is still unknown. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to rebuild the Cathedral by saying, "We will rebuild it together. It will undoubtedly be part of French destiny and our project for the years to come."
Election Commission censures Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati
Indian election Commission on Monday finally acted against hate speeches in the election campaign and took action against UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati for their communal remarks by barring Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and Mayawati for 48 hours.
Russian priest banned in cathedral after his wife wins beauty pageant
A Russian Orthodox priest Sergiy Zotova has been barred from entering a cathedral and banished to a remote village after it emerged that his wife Oksana Zotova has been crowned in a flamboyant beauty pageant. The 32-year-old salon owner recently won `Miss Sexuality` title which resulted her husband`s banishment to a remote and sleepy village church 43 miles away.
China refuses allegation of interference in Venezuela
Beijing rejects US claims that said China is interfering in Venezuela`s internal affairs. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said the statement of US officials about Latin America and China "is offensive, provocative and irresponsible" and Beijing rejects it.
ISC issues notice against Rahul Gandhi
Indian Supreme Court issued a notice against Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale case verdict. Rahul has to reply to the notice by April 22.
Israel converts Palestinian mosque into night club
Israel has turned a 13th century Palestinian mosque in the northern Safed district of Israel into a night club. An Israeli company linked to the municipality of Safad has turned the century old Al Ahmar (Red) Mosque, that is famous for its red stone structure, into a bar and a wedding hall.
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