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UP to launch Mother-Child health campaign Tuesday

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) With the Uttar Pradesh government declaring 2015-16 as the Year of Mother and Child, a campaign to ensure maternal and child health would be launched by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday, an official said. The government was driven by a strong commitment to ensure a significant decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, improve the status of nutrition ...

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Odisha to invest Rs.1,000 crore for tribals' development

Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) Odisha plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years to improve the living standards vulnerable tribal groups in the state, officials said on Monday. Presiding over the governing council meeting of the Odisha Tribal Development Society (OTDS) on Monday, state chief secretary G.C. Pati directed the authorities to meet the housing and livelihood n...

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Modi chairs review meeting on Nepal evacuation, relief work

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Monday evening held a high level meeting to take stock of the evacuation efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal and also took stock of relief supplies and material sent to the affected areas. Modi tweeted: In today's follow up meeting on the situation due to the Earthquake, reviewed progress of relief and rescue work in India and N...

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Afghan President Ghani arrives in India on three-day visit

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in India on Monday night on a three-day state visit, his first after becoming president seven months ago. He was received at Palam airport by Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha. Ghani had to delay his visit for a few hours following a major Taliban attack in Kunduz province, Afghan reports said. Ghan...

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5,400 Indians brought back from quake-hit Nepal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Nearly 5,400 Indians have been brought back from quake-hit Nepal as India continued its relief and rescue efforts in the Himalayan country which is reeling under impact of a massive earthquake. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said that 5,400 Indians had been brought back by various means including civil and military planes and by road. He said that a te...

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Nine arrested after alleged CCTV cameras in Kolkata park's ladies room

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Nine employees including manager of a water sports park have been arrested following allegations that closed circuit cameras were installed in its women's changing room, police said on Monday, weeks after union minister Smriti Irani spotted such devices at a store in Goa. A woman, who had gone to the changing room of Aquatica on Sunday, raised her voice in protes...

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Fresh tremors in Bengal, CM says 108 from state missing in Nepal

Siliguri, April 27 (IANS) Fresh tremors of moderate intensity were experienced in northern West Bengal on Monday evening, sending people scurrying out of their homes, offices and market places, even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at least 108 people from her state were still missing in quake-hit Nepal. Another 336 from the state were stranded in the Himalayan nation after the dev...

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Crops in 189 lakh hectare damaged due to unseasonal rains

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Monday told parliament that crops in 189 lakh hectare have been damaged due to the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the country. Responding to an exhaustive debate in the Rajya Sabha on the agrarian crisis, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the data is based on the reports received from the affected states. The centr...

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Karnataka lawmakers donate month's salary to quake-hit Nepal

Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) Lawmakers of Karnataka, including cabinet ministers of the ruling Congress have unanimously decided on Monday to contribute one month's salary for relief works in quake-devastated Nepal. When state Revenue Minister V. Srinvas Prasad appealed to the legislative assembly members to donated their month's salary, opposition leader and former BJP chief minister Jaga...

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Delhi law minister's certificate not genuine, varsity tells HC

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A Bihar-based university from where Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar claimed to be enrolled as an advocate and obtained his law degree on Monday told the Delhi High Court that provisional certificate is not genuine and the document does not exist in the university's record. The serial number of the provisional certificate in the record showed the name of...

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Tihar jail introduces morning ragas for inmates

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Asia's largest prison complex, Tihar Jail, on Monday introduced its inmates to 'morning ragas' to augment their rehabilitation process. Tihar Jail Director General Alok Kumar Verma took the initiative in collaboration with Legends of India, a registered society organising live performances of renowned artistes. Grammy nominee Pandit Ronu Majumdar, who f...

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Bill to split Bengaluru civic body sent to select panel

Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) The amendment bill to split Bengaluru civic body was on Monday referred to a select committee of the Karnataka council after the opposition parties refused to pass it as they are against any proposal to bifurcate or trifurcate it. I am referring the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Act 2015 to the select committee for studying its provisions and mak...

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Goa Police asked about progress in locating convicted minister

Panaji, April 27 (IANS) A Goa court on Monday asked police to submit details of all efforts taken to arrest convicted former minister Francisco Pacheco, who has been missing for nearly three weeks. Margao Judicial Magistrate First Class Pooja Kavlekar also asked the inspector in-charge of Colva police station, to submit the details of the search operation and other formalities conducted ...

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Using nuclear weapons a crime against humanity: Iran

New York, April 27 (IANS) Use of nuclear weapons or even the threat of the use of such weapons is a crime against humanity, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Monday. We firmly believe that any use or threat of use of nuclear weapons would be a crime against humanity and a violation of the principles of the Charter of the UN and international law in particular int...

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Burdwan blast: JMB Indian wing member sent to NIA custody

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) A city court on Monday sent Ibrahim Sheikh, an alleged leading member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) Indian wing, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till May 8 in connection with the Burdwan blast case. The NIA counsel sought Ibrahim alias Lal Mohammad's custody saying he was caught with ammunition, firearms and crude bombs. Ib...

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Piled up relief material adds to congestion at Kathmandu airport

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) As four aircraft of the Indian Air Force carrying relief material to quake-hit Nepal were forced to return from Kathmandu, sources said it was partly due to piling up of relief material at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A lot of relief material has reached the Kathmandu airport but it is not going out which has resulted in a stockpile. The airport is anyh...

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Still interested in pursuing defamation case? HC asks Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal whether he was still interested in pursuing the case filed by him against a trial court decision sending him to jail in a defamation case filed by union minister Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari had filed a criminal defamation against Kejriwal after AAP named him on a list of allegedly India's most...

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Clinton Foundation admits mistakes in donor disclosure

Washington, April 27 (IANS) Amid growing scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Clinton Foundation has admitted that the family philanthropy organisation made mistakes in how it disclosed its foreign donors. Even as it claimed that its donor disclosure and foreign government contributor policy is stronger than ever, acting CEO Maura Pally in a blog post on Sunday said: ...

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IPL: Sunrisers post 150/6 against Kings XI

Mohali, April 27 (IANS) Skipper David Warner cracked a half-century, before Ashish Reddy launched a late assault as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 150 for six against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday. Put into bat, the visitors lost opener Shikhar Dhawan (1) in the second over, while Hanuma Vihari (9) was ...

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Four terrorists killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) At least four terrorists were killed in a gun battle with the police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, an official said on Monday. Rao Anwar, a police officer in Malir locality of Karachi, was quoted by Geo News as saying that the four terrorists were affiliated with a proscribed outfit.After receiving a tip-off, police closed in on the targeted spot layin...

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