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Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday. Vij has directed officers to formulate a policy to ensure that medical students doing MBBS or MD degrees from the state government's medical colleges would have ...

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Jeff Sessions plans to stay on despite Trump criticism

Washington, July 21 (IANS) The attorney general of the US on Thursday said he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump. Trump has slammed the Justice Department head for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, Efe reported. I have the honour of serving as attorney general. It's something that goes beyond any thought that I've ever ...

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US AG says he plans to stay on despite Trump criticism

Washington, July 20 (IANS) The Attorney General of the US said on Thursday he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump, who slammed the Justice Department head for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. I have the honour of serving as Attorney General. It's something that goes beyond any thought that I've ever had for myself. We love this...

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UK, EU to assess Brexit negotiations

London, July 20 (IANS) Negotiators from the UK and European Union (EU) will outline Brexit progress that has been made so far as the latest round of talks have come to an end, the media reported on Thursday. The UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's Michel Barnier will meet on Thursday to assess the past four days of talks, reports the BBC. The two sides meet for four da...

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GSI to induct RV with shallow water drilling capacity

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The GSI will induct a state-of-the-art research vessel (RV) with shallow water drilling capability by early 2019, a statement said on Wednesday. Geological Survey of India (GSI) is going to induct another state-of-the-art research vessel with shallow water drilling capability by early 2019 to undertake mineral investigation with deeper penetration for 3-D modellin...

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Rajasthan agrees to CBI probe into gangster's shootout

Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has accepted the demand for a CBI inquiry into the shootout-death of gangster Anandpal Singh leading to the Rajput community calling off its proposed July 22 agitation. Anandpal Singh was killed in a gunfight with the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan Police on June 24 which led to massive protests in the state in which one pe...

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NITI Aayog plans to develop marine fisheries

Kochi, July 18 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has asked the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute here to initiate a string of programmes for the development of marine fisheries in the country. CMFRI director A. Gopalakrishnan has been asked to prepare a National Marine Fisheries Index (NMFI) to derive a comparative picture of marine fisheries development across maritime states, including t...

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Haim won't split for solo careers

London, July 17 (IANS) Members of the all-women rock band Haim are adamant they'd never split up in order to carve out their own solo career. The Want You Back hitmakers, comprised of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, have been working together on music long before they became famous and are adamant they'd continue to play together until the band is no more because they wouldn't be...

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Myanmar defence chief calls on PM, condemns Amarnath attack

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Myanmar Defence Services forces' Commander-in-Chief U Min Aung Hliang called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and conveyed his country's condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra on Monday that claimed the lives of seven pilgrims Condemning the recent terrorist attack on pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra, Senior General U Mi...

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ED chargesheets 12 including Punjab ex-minister

Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has chargesheeted 12 people, including a former Punjab Minister and his son, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in a multi-million-rupee drugs racket. The ED chargesheet was submitted in the court of a special judge in Mohali, adjoining Chandigarh, on Wednesday. The 12 have been chargesheeted. The chargesheet ...

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Tejashwi cries 'conspiracy', says Grand Alliance will stay

Patna, July 12 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked him to come clean, RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday dubbed the corruption charges against him a conspiracy hatched by the BJP brass. Tejashwi Yadav, facing an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), also made light of the allegations against him, saying they relate to a...

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Grand Alliance intact, corruption allegations against me BJP conspiracy: Tejashwi

Patna, July 12 (IANS) RJD leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said the state's ruling Grand Alliance is intact and will remain so, after attending his first cabinet meeting since the CBI raids against him. Tejashwi, the younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said allegations of corruption against him were lies and a conspiracy of the BJP led by Amit Shah and...

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Taiwan on alert as China's fleet crosses its strait

Taipei, July 12 (IANS) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence on Wednesday urged its population to be calm as China's aircraft carrier and an accompanying fleet passed through the Formosa Strait, a few kilometres from Taiwan. After its historic visit to Hong Kong, where it arrived for the first time on July 7 as part of celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Beiji...

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Maharashtra town mourns death of Amarnath pilgrims

Palghar (Maharashtra), July 11 (IANS) A pall of gloom enveloped Dahuna town in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Tuesday as bodies of the two women Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were flown there. Thousands of people from the picturesque seaside town and neighbouring villages trooped to the city centre as the bodies of Usha Mohanlal Sonkar, 56, and Ni...

9 days ago
Maharashtra town mourns death of Amarnath pilgrims

Palghar (Maharashtra), July 11 (IANS) A pall of gloom enveloped Dahuna town in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Tuesday as bodies of the two women Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were flown there. Thousands of people from the picturesque seaside town and neighbouring villages trooped to the city centre as the bodies of Usha Mohanlal Sonkar, 56, and N...

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ST commission to take action on Jarawa videos

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Taking suo-moto cognizance of objectionable videos and pictures of the protected Jarawa and other tribal communities of Andaman Islands on YouTube, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Friday said that it has initiated action on it. The commission said that it has decided to take up the matter with the ministries of Home Affairs, External Affair...

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India declares itself free from Avian Influenza

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India has declared itself free from highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) after surveillance in the states showed no evidence of its presence, officials said on Thursday. Surveillance was carried out throughout the country and around the areas of the outbreaks since completion of the operation (including culling, disinfection and clean-up), which show...

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New transmitters for cross-border spread of radio content soon

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday announced commissioning of two new digital transmitters of 100kw strength each for dissemination of content across the border for Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The Shortwave Solid State digital transmitters would be inducted by the end of August, and would be installed in Delhi, ...

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Bella Hadid's mother never let her wear high heels

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid's mother Yolanda allowed her to have a custom pair of horse riding boots instead of high heels when she was younger. The 20-year-old says her mother had very strict rules when she was growing up, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bella's mother was adamant that she has to complete her education, assist in the barn, and could only treat hersel...

21 days ago
IndiGo interested in Air India, others might follow

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A day after the Union cabinet gave its in-principle approval for Air India's divestment, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the budget passenger airline IndiGo has expressed interest in participating in the stake sale of the flag-carrier. There has been interest shown for Air India. IndiGo has approached the ministry with a formal expression ...

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