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Millennials at diabetes, cancer risk in middle age

London, June 18 (IANS) Owing to stressful jobs and relationships, millennials, or those born between 1980s and 2000, could be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, than their parents, researchers say. The study, commissioned by British charity Health Foundation, showed that people currently in their 20s and 30s will be at a higher risk of these lifestyle diseas...

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Raje seeks national status for Rajasthan canal project

Jaipur/New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday asked the Central government to consider special additional budgetary support challenge to the state to meet the challenge of safe drinking water availability, while seeking national project status for the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). In her address at the 4th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeti...

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Kejriwal guarantees IAS officers' security, asks them to return to work

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured the IAS officers of their safety and security and urged them to return to work and attend ministers' meetings. I wish to assure them that I will ensure their safety and security with all my powers and resources available at my command. I have given similar assurances earlier also to many officers who have be...

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Andhra, Bihar seek special status, Modi assures on provisions at bifurcation time

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured states like Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, which have been demanding special status category, that the Centre is committed in letter and spirit to adhere to statutory provisions in place at the time of the bifurcation of states. Briefing reporters here following the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aay...

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Committed to statutory provisions on special status: Centre

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In view of the demand of some states for special status category on economic grounds, the Centre said on Sunday that it is committed in letter and spirit to adhere to the statutory provisions in place at the time of the bifurcation of states. Briefing reporters here following the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog, its Vice Chairman Rajiv ...

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Not on strike, but need a culture of trust: Delhi IAS officers

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Denying the AAP government's allegation that they are on strike, the Delhi IAS Association on Sunday said they are totally neutral towards all political parties but they need a culture of trust to work. Cameras and recording cannot ensure my security. No one has assured us of our security and safety. There has been no attempt from the government to reach out to ...

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Infant kidnapped by persistent suitor, rescued within hours

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A four-year-old boy was kidnapped by a man, who was persistently after his mother to marry him, in a bid to mount more pressure on her but the child was safely rescued within hours, police said on Sunday. According to police, the woman lives separated from her husband. Accused, Shiv Kumar, a labourer working in Kolkata, went to her house in Madhu Vihar a...

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Central schemes no longer limited to certain people, reaching all: Modi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to contribute their efforts towards 100 per cent implementation of Central schemes for the poor people's welfare as he said these were no longer limited to certain people and reaching everyone without discrimination. He encouraged states to give fresh ideas to the Finance Commission on outcome-ba...

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Indian-American mother's crusade leads conviction of son's murderer

Carbondale (US), June 17 (IANS) After a four-year crusade by an Indian-American mother seeking justice for her murdered son, the assailant has finally been convicted. A jury on Thursday found Gaege Bethune guilty of Pravin Varughese's murder in Carbondale in 2014, according to media reports. After the verdict, Pravin's mother Lovely Varughese told the Chicago Tribune: Pravin's da...

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Internet services suspended in eastern Meghalaya

Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the state's eastern part due to the serious law and order situation The suspension came four days after the government had restored internet services on mobile telephones in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned. In his notification, Commissioner...

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Bengaluru to get potholes fixed through e-complaint

Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked people to report about potholes in Bengaluru via Whatsapp message, call or e-complain on the civic body's website to get them repaired at the earliest. Report a pothole, get it fixed immediately, tweeted Parameshwara, who is in-charge of Bengaluru Development as additional post along wi...

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Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders

Washington, June 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his relationship with the rest of the G7 leaders is good as he accused the media of not telling the truth about the summit in Canada. Trump posted a dozen photographs on his Twitter account on late Friday in which he was surrounded by the rest of the G7 leaders during the June 8-9 summit, all of them smiling and relaxed.<...

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Gaiety marks Eid-ul-Fitr in Telangana

Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Muslims across Telangana celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour and gaiety on Saturday. Thousands of Muslims offered Eid prayers at Eidgahs or open grounds and mosques in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and in the other towns. Attired in new clothes and wearing skull caps, men and children thronged Eidgahs and mosques since morning f...

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Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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Centre confirms plan to amend RTI Act, refuses to provide details of amendment bill: RTI

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Even as the central government has confirmed that the matter regarding amendment in the Right to Information (RTI) Act is under consideration, the Department of Personnel and Training refused to provide details of the proposed amendment bill. An RTI reply received by Anjali Bhardwaj this month from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said: The matter...

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China lists US import items for additional tariffs

Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China on Saturday unveiled a list of products from the United States that will be subject to additional tariffs in response to US announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports. Approved by the State Council, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decided to impose additional duty of 25 per cent on 659 items of US products worth about 50 b...

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MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Rejecting the United Nations report on alleged human rights vioaltions in the Kashmir Valley, the MIM has said that the world body has no right to interfere in the internal matters of India, but also dubbed the report as diplomatic failure of the Centre. Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that his party fully supported the g...

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Flood alert in Karnataka's rain-hit Mysuru

Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) A flood alert has been issued for low-lying areas in Mysuru district where water in the Kabini reservoir is nearing its maximum capacity following heavy rains this week in its catchment area, a district official said on Friday. The district administration has issued warning to people living along the Kabini river banks and in the low-lying areas to be careful as...

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Illegal liquor seized, bootlegger held

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A vehicle carrying 192 cartons of illegal liquor was seized here and an inter-state bootlegger arrested, police said on Friday. The seizure and arrest of Surender took place in the Nand Nagri area of east Delhi on Wednesday, during an ongoing surprise checking drive in the border areas. Surender, a resident of Kananda village in Haryana's Bahadurgarh, u...

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BJP MLA files police complaint against AAP Minister

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A day after Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain alleged that he was assaulted by BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and his associates at the Secretariat, the opposition legislator on Friday filed a complaint against him for making a false accusation. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central, Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that the inquiry on the complaint is going o...

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