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Delhi Health Minister inspects mid-day meal kitchens

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday inspected three mid-day meal kitchens in north Delhi and collected food samples which he sent for examination to a laboratory. A government official said Jain, along with the officials of health and food safety departments, visited kitchens in Burari and Jagatpur areas of north Delhi where mid-day meal for the nea...

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Willing to accommodate more Indian IT professionals: EU

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The European Union on Wednesday indicated that it would be willing to accommodate more Indian IT professionals amid concerns over the Trump administration tightening H1B visa norms. To a question on whether the EU would be prepared to welcome Indian IT professionals in the wake of US President Donald Trump pushing for tightening H1B visa rules, an EU official sai...

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Congress wants Centre to remove HLL Lifecare from disinvestment list

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) The full executive of the state Congress party at its meeting here on Wednesday passed a resolution asking the Centre to remove HLL Lifecare -- a 'Mini Ratna' public-sector unit -- from the disinvestment list. The resolution stated that HLL was set up here on a 20-acre plot of land given by the state government in 1967 for the price of Re 1 per cent (100...

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Tripura government amends act to appoint Lokayukta

Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) In the absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Assembly, the issue of appointment of Lokayukta has been hanging fire in the state since last December, forcing the Left Front government to amend the existing act. According to the Tripura Lokayukta Act, 2008, the Chief Minister, in consultation with the Assembly Speaker and the Leader of Oppositi...

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Turkish Army lifts ban on female officers wearing veil

Ankara, Feb 22 (IANS) Turkey on Wednesday lifted a ban on female officers wearing the veil in the country's armed forces, the local media reported. Women serving in the armed forces will be able to cover their heads under their caps or berets so long as the headscarf is the same colour as the uniform and without pattern, said a new Defence Ministry regulation. The move applies to...

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Telangana CM fulfils Rs.5 crore vow at Tirumala temple

Tirupati, Feb 22 (IANS) Fulfilling a vow he had taken during the movement for a separate Telangana state, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday offered gold ornaments worth over Rs 5 crore to gods in this temple town in Andhra Pradesh. More than two and a half years after achieving his goal, Rao along with family members, ministers and top officials made the offerings on behal...

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'Mantra' a relevant film for our generation, says Kalki

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, who will be seen in the upcoming film 'Mantra', says the film is relevant for the 1990s generation. Speaking at the trailer launch of the film on Wednesday, the actress said: I liked the script. It is about how we changed when multinationals kicked off into the Indian market in 1991. While the older generation was quite traditional, the new g...

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Law universities should keep pace with technological changes: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that law universities should have talent which takes into account fast-paced technological changes and works towards laws that can stand the test of time. Addressing a gathering at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Modi said that technology was bringing about massive changes and this was also making laws obsolete. Ci...

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Dough kneaded with feet? Delhi eatery raided

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities on Wednesday raided Delhi's iconic Kake Da Hotel after an unverified video showed a cook kneading dough with his feet. The restaurant denied the charge. The Delhi government's Food Safety Department raided the 86-year-old eatery in the heart of the capital and took away food samples. An official said the samples were being sent to a laboratory...

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Congress supports Ola-Uber drivers' union

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Congress on Wednesday extended its support to Ola-Uber drivers' union Sarvodaya Drivers, saying the party is with them in their fight for justice. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Maken held a detailed discussion with the union's representatives about exploitation of the drivers by companies like Ola and Uber and assured them of his party's s...

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Mamata asks hospital: Has kidney racket stopped at your hospital?

Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday publicly lashed out at the privately run Medica Superspecialty Hospital here for its alleged role in kidney racket, ordering it to check the practice. The hospital, however, denied the charge. Has the kidney racket stopped at your hospital, she questioned one of the representatives of the hospital during an op...

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Practice what you preach, Sahitya Akademi president tells writers while conferring awards

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In what may lead to another controversy surrounding the Sahitya Akademi, an evening that was expected to be a celebration of outstanding literary works at the presentation of the Sahitya Akademi Awards on Wednesday turned out to be a sermon of sorts as the Akademi President, in his about half-an-hour long speech, not only quoted several slokas from religious texts but als...

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Free speech in Indian universities under threat: Amnesty

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Clashes at Ramjas College here illustrate the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday. Several people were injured in clashes between student groups at the college. Three journalists told Amnesty they were assaulted by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the RSS stu...

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Lived on carrot, black coffee for 'Trapped': Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Rajkummar Rao says he went through a physically and emotionally draining process to essay his role in Vikramaditya Motwane's Trapped, the gripping trailer of which was launched here on Wednesday. I was living on carrot and black coffee for 'Trapped'. As we finished shooting the film within 20 days, to get under the skin of the character I didn't eat ...

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BSF expresses resentment over cross-border tunnel

Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) In a flag meeting with the Pakistan Rangers, Border Security Force officers on Wednesday expressed strong resentment over a recently discovered cross-border tunnel on the International Border in Jammu region. At a flag meeting held at Octroi Border outpost in Ramgarh sector of the International Border, the BSF expressed strong resentment over the discovery of a cross...

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Jamie Foxx becomes target of racial slur

London, Feb 22 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently became a target of racial discrimination in Croatia. The police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who used a racial slur to insult Foxx in a restaurant. According to the police, they acted after receiving reports on Sunday of particularly arrogant and rude insults made against restaurant guests, includin...

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Orphaned, traumatised baby bear finds home in Agra

Agra, Feb 22 (IANS) Weeks after it was found crying and clutching its dead mother in a Madhya Pradesh forest, a 10-month-old orphaned baby bear on Wednesday found a home at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. The traumatised cub was found by forest officials on February 1 after poachers had electrocuted it and its mother. The mother bear succumbed to injuries on February 12 but the baby someh...

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INS Betwa made upright again, may be operational by April 2018

ANew Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Navy's missile frigate INS Betwa, which toppled over during undocking in December last year, has been made upright and will be operational before April 2018, an Indian Navy official said. The Indian Navy on January 16 signed a contract with Resolve Marine to salvage the 3,800-tonne Brahmaputra-class frigate. The cost of getting the ship upright was around...

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HC order on nursery admission on February 27

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order for February 27 on an appeal filed by the AAP government, challenging a single-judge order that stayed its nursery admissions notification compelling 298 private schools, built on public land, to adopt only neighbourhood criteria. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal af...

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Gujarat agrees to judicial probe in Naliya gang rape case

Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Succumbing to pressure, the Gujarat government on Wednesday agreed to a judicial probe into the sensational Naliya gang rape and sex racket case allegedly involving four Kutch BJP leaders. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made an announcement on the probe in the assembly after opposition Congress members voiced the demand, forcing frequent adjournments of the house....

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