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Six-year-old girl’s death not related to MR vaccine, claim health authorities

Posted on May 7 2018

A DAY after death of six-year-old Gurnoor Kaur of Jai Singh Wala village of district Bathinda, district health authorities claimed that she died of gastroenteritis and dehydration and not due to measles rubella (MR) vaccination.

After the girl’s death, her parents had said that sh...

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Delhi government orders private school to disburse pending salaries

Posted on May 6 2018

The Delhi government has directed Guru Harkishan Public School in Punjabi Bagh area to disburse salaries to teachers and employees after a probe found an inordinate delay in salary disbursement since March last year, according to an official order.

The government has also asked all scho...

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Chhattisgarh: Maoists abduct govt engineer, construction worker, police launch search

Posted on April 30 2018

The Chhattisgarh Police have launched a manhunt to look for a government sub-engineer and a construction worker after alleged Maoists abducted them in the Balrampur district of North Chhattisgarh, which borders Jharkhand on Saturday. A group of close to fifty Maoists had also set fire to five veh...

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After VHP member cancels cab because driver was ‘Muslim’, Twitterati follow suit with hilarious tweets

Posted on April 23 2018

A tweet by a Vishwa Hindu Parishad member about cancelling his Ola cab ride since the driver was a Muslim created quite a controversy on Sunday (April 22). The member, Abhishek Mishra, from Lucknow, came under severe attack from people on social media as well as from politician. Later, the c...

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Swati Maliwal to end hunger strike on Sunday after Cabinet approves death penalty for child rapists

Posted on April 21 2018

Hours after the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to give stringent punishment, including the death penalty, to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal announced that she will end her indefinite hunger strike on Sunday. Maliwal, ...

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Schools without toilets: Take action within a month, HRD ministry tells state

Posted on April 21 2018

THE MINISTRY of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has asked state governments to take action within a month to provide separate toilets for boys and girls in schools still not having these. The orders say targets have to be met to “realise the goal of Clean India by October 2, 2019.” ...

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SSC CGL Tier II 2017 re-exam: Admit card out, download from regional websites

Posted on March 8 2018

SSC CGL 2017: After massive protest by the candidates, the Staff Selection Commission has decided to re-conduct CGL Paper-I (Quantitative Ability) of the candidates who had appeared in the (Tier-II) examination 2017 across the country and Paper-I (Quantitative Ability) and Paper-II (English) of t...

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Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar highway

Posted on March 3 2018

A fresh landslide Saturday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Ramban town, officials said, adding that efforts were on to make the nearly 300-km-road traffic worthy.

A landslide struck the highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of India, in Mar...

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Justin Trudeau in India: Ending uncertainty, CM Amarinder Singh to meet Canadian PM on Wednesday

Posted on February 19 2018

The visiting Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, often referred to as “Justin Singh” for his outreach to the Sikh community in Canada, will meet Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Amritsar on Wednesday.

“Look forward to meeting Canadian Prime Minist...

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Shutdown call by separatists affects normal life, restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Posted on February 17 2018

Normal life here was affected due to a strike called by separatists to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to stay an FIR against army personnel in the Shopian firing, while restrictions were imposed in parts of the city to maintain law and order.

According to a police official, ...

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Entire Punjab National Bank Scam Took Place in 2017-18, Says CBI FIR

Posted on February 17 2018

New Delhi: The entire Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam happened between 2017 and 2018, according to the CBI FIR. While ministers and BJP spokespersons came out all guns blazing against the Congress and claimed that the scam began in 2011, so far it appears the...

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 6th Hunar Haat, platform for artisans from minority communities

Posted on February 11 2018

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated the sixth edition of “Hunar Haat” — a platform made available by the government to the artisans from the minority communities — and pitched for prom...

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Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

Posted on February 4 2018

In an apparent protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on employment in the country, college students in Bengaluru donning convocation robes sold ‘pakodas’ to passersby on Sunday ahead of the PM’s rally there. They were later taken into custo...

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Arun Jaitley’s BUDGET 2018 in SEVEN Bollywood SONGS

Posted on February 1 2018

After much hullabaloo about the fifth and final Union Budget from the Narendra Modi-led NDA government ahead of the 2019 elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concluded his rather long speech focusing mainly on the rural and agricultural sector. For people who were anticipating ...

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Seventy years on, Godse has risen again, replacing the Gandhi in some of us

Posted on January 30 2018

On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi took bullets on his chest and died. Concluding the Hind Swaraj aboard Kildonan Castle in 1909, he had written, “In my opinion, we have used the term ‘Swaraj’ without underst...

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Delhi, Uttar Pradesh most polluted, says Greanpeace’s latest report

Posted on January 30 2018

At a PM10 level of 290, Delhi has topped the list of most polluted cities in the country followed by Faridabad, according to the latest report released by Greenpeace based on the annual average of 2016-15.

The report, named “Airpocalypse II”, collected data on PM10 leve...

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Acid attack victims to get quota in central govt jobs

Posted on January 28 2018

People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs, an official order said.

In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies, up from the existing three per cent, in groups ...

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January 27, 1978, Forty Years Ago: No Padma awards

Posted on January 27 2018

A feature of this year’s Republic Day is that there are no awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. They had been abolished by the Janata government in keeping with the spirit of the constitutional provision on titles and awards.

N...

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India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at 69th Republic Day parade where ASEAN leaders are guests

Posted on January 26 2018

India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday along with leaders from ten ASEAN countries, who were invited as chief guests to the annual Republic Day parade in Rajpath, New Delhi. In a first, ten Heads of State or Government attended the event which showcased India’s hist...

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Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for not declaring Netaji’s birthday national holiday

Posted on January 23 2018

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata BanerjeeTuesday criticised the Narendra Modigovernment for not declaring Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday a national holi...