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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 […]

Aadhar mandatory for NIOS exams

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Aadhar mandatory for NIOS exams

New Delhi: Aadhaar will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others’ behalf. Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) has decided to make Aadhaar mandatory for candidates appearing for the next examination, a senior NIOS official […]

UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

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UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to ‘unequivocally and unconditionally’ reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, […]

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

New Delhi : A Delhi court today (Aug 3) imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other. Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning […]

Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old  are reality today

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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old are reality today

 In the memory of India’s prominent poet, essayist, literary critic and political critic, the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh of Bihar organised a Muktibodh Janmashatabdi Samaroh at Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh. Senior Journalists, poets and writers of Bihar came to speak on how Muktibodh is relevant in today’s scenario. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh lived from 1917-1964. It is 100 […]

Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

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Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

NAIROBI : Kenya said on Saturday it had granted formal recognition to citizens of Indo-Pakistani origin, with President Uhuru Kenyatta making them a 44th tribe. “I do hereby recognize, proclaim and order, 1.that Kenyans of Asian Heritage constitute a Community that is one of the Tribes of Kenya; 2. that from now henceforth the Community […]

Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

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Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

South Asia appears to be heading for a food crisis. According to reports from Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in desperate need of rice. They have approached Thailand for help. But Thailand’s government stocks are low. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 400,000 tonnes of rice […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

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Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

Bangkok, Jul 20 : A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar […]

Densely populated Bihar: A cause for concern

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Densely populated Bihar: A cause for concern

Bihar is an economically a backward state  with a total population of 119 million people. It is the most densely populated state among all the other states in Eastern India, with an annual growth rate of 2.5% in its population. Due to this overpopulation, Bihar faces several problems. There is no place for the people […]

Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

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Five transgender students cracked national medical entrance test

It is not long before India will have its first TG doctor and dentist. The first glass ceiling has been broken. Transgender people have been successful in a medical entrance test. Out of the eight transgender candidates who took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, five have cleared the exam, the result of which was […]

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