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Bihar Mahadalits gain jobs with fluent spoken English

Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prakash Chandra Azad, a native of Bihar who comes from the Mahadalit community and works with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), is now doing well and leading a happy and prosperous life. Training in spoken English by British Lingua under the aegis of Dashrath Manjhi Kaushal Vikas Yojana -- a state government-sponsored scheme -- not only helped me in get...

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Pomp and grandeur at Kovind swearing in; political rivals chat

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Banter and bitter rivals catching up with each other was witnessed at the short oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind in the Central Hall of Parliament, but outside the protocol-driven Presidential transition was full of pomp and grandeur. The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that...

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Rate of women migrating for work double that of men

Women migrating for work and education between 2001 and 2011 grew at a rate that outpaced men who moved for similar reasons, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data. In this period, the number of women migrating for work grew by 101 per cent, more than double the growth rate for men (48.7 per cent). Also, the number of women who cited business as a reason for migration increased by 1...

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Kovind sworn in as India's 14th President

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a former BJP member and an RSS activist, was on Tuesday sworn in as the 14th President of India. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind in the presence of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament's Central Hall. Immediately after the oath taking ceremony, Kovind, 71, ...

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NIA chargesheets nine for Bihar rail track blast plot

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against nine accused for their involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terrorist act by planting explosives on the railway tracks near Ghorasahan station in Bihar's Motihari district in September 2016. Umashankar Patel, Gajendra Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Yadav, Ranjay Sah, Mukesh Yadav, Motilal Paswan and Arun Ram -- all residen...

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Temperature in India rose half a degree in past decade

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The average temperature rose over half a degree in India over the last 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday. The temperature rose by 0.510 degree Celsius. While the average temperature between 2007 to 2016 was 26.10 degrees Celsius, the mean surface temperature rise for India is still less than the rest of the world over the past ce...

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Property dealer detained for hit-and-run killing

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A property dealer has been detained and is being questioned in connection with the mowing down of a man by a speeding car in central Delhi, police said on Monday. Police said property dealer Rajeev of Greater Kailash area in south Delhi was returning home from office on Saturday night when he fatally hit Kundan Yadav, 25, with his Audi car on Bahadur Shah Zafar ...

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Two Indians killed in Nepal accident

Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Two Indians were killed after a tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned in Nepal's Parsa district, police said. The deceased were identified as Mahendra Paswan, 50, and Puja Kumari, 9, of Champaran district in Bihar, the Himalayan Times reported on Monday. The vehicle with 25 persons overturned on Sunday night. Nine persons were injured in the...

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Hit by car, pierced by grille, man dies on spot

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A 25-year-old man who worked in a roadside kiosk near the Delhi Police headquarters was killed when he was hit by a speeding car and pierced by a divider grille he was thrown on to, police said on Sunday. Police said the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. Saturday when Kundan Yadav, who worked at a juice shop, was crossing the road about 100 metres from the Del...

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Use ordinances sparingly, rethink disruptions, says Mukherjee in farewell speech

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust. Addressing a farewell function held in the Central Hall of parliament by the membe...

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Use ordinances sparingly, discuss laws, says Mukherjee in farewell speech

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust. Addressing a farewell function held in the Central Hall of parliament by the membe...

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Emotional, President goes down memory lane in farewell speech

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two days before he demits office, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday went down memory lane as he delivered his farewell speech here, recalling his first day as member of Parliament as well as his past associations. With a sense of gratitude and a prayer in my heart, I take leave of you. I leave with a sense of fulfilment and happiness of having served the peop...

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'Parmanu' is based on true story: John Abraham

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor-producer John Abraham, who is coming up with a film Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran, says that it's entertaining but based on a true story. Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran is based on the nuclear test conducted at Pokhran in 1998 when BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. Asked if this film is somewhere a tribute to the leader, John s...

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Greet global audience with Hindu salutations, Miss T&T urged

Port-of-Spain, July 23 (IANS) In this Caribbean nation, where 44 percent of the population is of Indian origin, the new Miss Trinidad & Tobago has been advised to greet global audiences at the Miss World 2017 pageant in China in October with Hindu salutations like Sita Ram, Namaste. Chandini Chanka will be the person of Indian origin in 40 years to represent the multi-ethnic society ...

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Modi hosts dinner for Mukherjee, presents memento

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and presented him a memento on the occasion. In keeping with tradition, PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to President on the occasion of farewell hosted by him for the President, a Press Information Bureau tweet said. The dinner was attended by Pr...

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Nitish meets Rahul amid tensions in Grand Alliance

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here and discussed the widening rift in the state's ruling Grand Alliance over the corruption allegations against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. Nitish Kumar, who arrived in the national capital on Saturday noon, met Gandhi at his residence 12, Tughlaq Lane in central D...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, we...

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VVIP security for Lalu, Rabri withdrawn at Patna airport

Patna, July 22 (IANS) In another setback after the CBI raids, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi will no more enjoy the privilege of direct access to Patna airport or be provided VVIP security at the airport premises, officials said on Saturday. The direct access to the tarmac has been scrapped by the Civil Aviation Ministry. With the latest d...

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Nitish Kumar to meet Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening as well as attend a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, JD-U sources said. According to a party source, the Janata Dal-United President is set to meet Rahul Gandhi at 4 p.m. to discuss the present political situation in Bihar.

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