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Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network

United Ntaions, Nov 23 (IANS) A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship. Grameen Shakti and ME SOLshare built a platform on which household solar system users can trade solar power with non-users, which enables villagers to become entrepreneurs, reports Xinhua n...

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Maintain your cosmetic jewellery in easy steps

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Jewellery weather precious or otherwise, needs to be handled with care if we really want to enjoy it for a long time. Don't wear your fashion jewellery everyday, cleaners that contain acid, alcohol, vinegar or ammonia, suggest experts. Radhika Jain, designer at MiRa and Charu Singh Chaudhary, founder and creative head at Zooki, have listed few tips: * Ke...

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Saudi-led coalition reopens port of Hudaydah, Sanaa airport

Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition announced on Wednesday the reopening of Port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport, Saudi Press Agency reported. The coalition temporarily closed all Yemeni ground, air, and sea ports early this month after the Saudi air force intercepted a missile launched from Yemen towards Riyadh. The coalition accused Iran of smuggling the missile through...

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Hariri vows to remain in Beirut, defend Lebanon

Beirut, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Saad Hariri told supporters here on Wednesday that he will remain in Lebanon and defend the nation's stability. Hours after suspending the resignation he announced on November 4 from the capital of Saudi Arabia, he spoke to a crowd of roughly 2,000 people gathered outside his residence in central Beirut. I shall remain and continue with you, s...

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Breakdown of Syria prevented, political settlement on agenda: Putin

Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the breakdown of Syria has been prevented, and that a new stage has been reached for the possible transition to a political settlement in the war-torn country. The leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey held a trilateral summit in the Russian city Sochi, discussing the current situation in Syria and further joint step...

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Stock up home with basic healthcare devices

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts. Vineet Sikka, Advisor to concierge of medical services Credihealth and Sunil Gupta, Founder at ExportersIndia, have listed the important devices which are a must-have: * Thermometer...

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Myanmar's Rohingyas are targets of ethnic cleansing: US

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US government said on Wednesday that abuses directed at the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar amount to ethnic cleansing. After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement, Efe news agency rep...

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Prasoon Joshi, Nitesh Tiwari hopes for gender sensitivity in children's films

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Gone are the days of creating a project about a damsel in distress waiting for her prince to come and rescue her. Instead, it is time to usher in gender sensitivity, and allow women to take charge and fight for themselves in the narrative of projects under children's films genre, say industry experts. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi fe...

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New Zimbabwe President thanks public, military for support

Harare, Nov 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked Zimbabweans and the military for their support. In his first public address to supporters upon his return to Zimbabwe from exile, Mnangagwa said he was humbled by the outpouring of support after he was sacked by former president Robert Mugabe two weeks ago, Xinhua news agency reported. He ...

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Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state. The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been passed in the Assembly by voice vote after discussion on its various provisions by lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties, state Health Minister...

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Jaitley's comments on Patal quota issue laughable: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed as laughable Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment that Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS were deceiving each other on quotas, adding that it will do everything within the constitutional framework. It is funny situation. It is laughable because at the moment we are not in power. So, we cannot show any promise in terms of ...

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Congress flays government over Hafiz Saeed's release

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Reacting to the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan's jail, the Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Narendra Modi government, asking where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now. The party said Pakistan was a principal conspirator in 2008 Mumbai terror attack, so it would not punish the co-conspirator. Congress spokes...

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TN varsity students indulge in arson, violence

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Students of Satyabama University near here on Wednesday late evening set on fire their hostel beds late on Wednesday and engaged in acts of vandalism, said a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department official. The students have set fire to some beds in their hostel. They started stoning our vehicle. There is no major fire, the fire services official told IANS....

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Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The process was started in the Steering Committee meeting constituted by the Home Ministry under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gau...

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Ludhiana factory collapse toll 13; owner arrested

Ludhiana, Nov 22 (IANS) The owner of a plastic factory, which collapsed on Monday and leaving 13 people dead, was arrested by the Punjab Police on Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Gola, owner of the factory, who had gone underground since Monday, has been arrested, Ludhiana Police Commissioner R.N. Dhoke said here. The victims included six firemen and a municipal corporation official. S...

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No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics. Answering reporters at the airport on his return from Hyderabad, Rajinikanth also said the shooting for Kaala movie has been completed. The actor has been hinting about his political plunge. In May this year while addressing a large gathering of his fans, Raj...

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Odisha cabinet clears new Rs 635 cr irrigation scheme

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved the new 'Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana' scheme for strengthening the state's irrigation system with an outlay of Rs 635 crore. The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik named the irrigation scheme after former Chief Minister Nabakrushna Choudhury, a day before the latter's birth anniversary.

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Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording very poor air quality. According to the experts from Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the air quality may deteriorate further as...

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On court orders, two doctors booked for minor girl's death

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two doctors of a prominent hospital here were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following court directions in case of a minor girl's death due to alleged wrong treatment, a culmination of a legal battle fought by his father for six long years. Pramod Kumar Choudhary, an employee of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), finally inched towards ...

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Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to Matribhasha Satyagrahis (Hindi agitators) and media persons. An official spokesman said that in 1957, a number of people of Hindi speaking parts of erstwhile Punjab launched a crusade for the honour, promotion and implementation of their mother tongue. This movemen...

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