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Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

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Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Is the  latest claim by the Union Health Ministry is actually true? The sixth Millennium Development Goal of halting and reversing the incidence of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS has been achieved, the Health Ministry informed the Union Cabinet today. While apprising the Cabinet of the progress under the National Health […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

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China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

Major fire at iconic RK Studio

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Major fire at iconic RK Studio

Bombay (Mumbai): A major fire broke out today on the sets of dance reality show “Super Dancer” at the iconic RK Studio, founded by legendary Raj Kapoor in suburban Chembur, in which its ground floor was gutted, officials said. No casualty was reported. Six fire tenders and five water tankers were rushed to the site […]

National Film Archives: Reeling under a bad Press?

National Film Archives: Reeling under a bad Press?

The officials at NFAI are understandably peeved when the press takes pot shots at them,  and ask why  the spotlight hasn’t been pointing at  the good stuff that’s been happening. Following reports that a large quantity of film reels had gone missing from the vaults of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), institute director […]

Patna citizens:  Voices against Violence, abuse of Children

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Patna citizens: Voices against Violence, abuse of Children

An hour long citizen’s event has been organised near Patna’s historic Gandhi Maidan to highlight one important issue: Our institutions are unsafe places for children. In the light of the gruesome news reports of the murder and molestation of children in schools; the callous neglect of children in government hospitals leading to multiple deaths, and […]

Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

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Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

New Delhi, Sep 12: Why are the BJP ruled states, led by Uttar Pradesh denying  meat, fish, and poultry sellers from Muslim and Dalit communities licences to carry on their trade? That’s a question being asked, and there are no clear answers. The meat business in Uttar Pradesh has badly been hit, affecting the livelihood […]

Sad day in country music RIP Don Williams , Troy Gentry

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Sad day in country music RIP Don Williams , Troy Gentry

US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style – has died aged 78. The Texan native passed away after a short illness, his publicist said. Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs, such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

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Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

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Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

The BJP led Union Government finally has a junior minister from the Kerala Catholic Community. A “thrill” and a “surprise” – that’s how KJ Alphons, the former bureaucrat from Kerala, has described his selection as one of the new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. The 64-year-old took oath  as a junior minister in […]

BMC employs senior lawyers for petty matters: Court

BMC employs senior lawyers for petty matters: Court

Bombay: The Bombay High court is furious. Irked by the “lackadaisical response” of the BMC (Municipal Corporation) lawyers in “several important” cases, the Bombay High Court has directed the civic body to explain the logic it employs for leaving these cases to “not-so-capable” advocates while engaging services of “senior counsel for petty matters”. The court […]

1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

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1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

Gorakhpur (UP): The spate of deaths continued in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital  with 13 more children dying in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,317 so far this year. As many as 13 children, 10 in NICU and three in general paediatric ward died in the past 24 hours, […]

₹ 200  Bank note will help ease demonetization gap

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₹ 200 Bank note will help ease demonetization gap

NEW DELHI: The central bank will soon issue 200-rupee note the Finance Ministry has confirmed today. The move will help fill the vast demand for cash after the notes ban, which wiped out over 85 per cent of the cash in circulation. The Finance Ministry, in a notification, said that on the recommendations of the […]

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