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Punjab, Haryana procure 240 lakh tonnes paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 240 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Sunday. Punjab has procured around 173 lakh tonnes and Haryana around 67 lakh tonnes, heading towards a record paddy procurement this season. Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in ...

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Delhi's air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab up

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues to pose a threat. With good wind speed and a drop in temperature, air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas was recorded between poor and very poor dur...

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Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday drew flak after he referred to Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World on Saturday, as chillar (meaning small change). Chhillar, a medical student from Haryana, won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international beauty pageant. What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP shoul...

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Minor killed in firing during Punjab wedding

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday registered a case against a man who fired from his weapon at a wedding, leading to the death of a seven-year-old child and injuries to another. The incident took place on Saturday night in Kotkapura town, 225 km from here. The second child injured in the incident was rushed to a hospital where he was stated to be out of danger...

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NGO unveils world's biggest toilet pot model

Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Sulabh International on Sunday launched the world's biggest toilet pot model in Haryana's Marora village -- popularly known as 'Trump village' -- on the occasion of World Toilet Day. As per a release by the non-profit, the mega Indian-style pot, made of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20x10 feet, was unveiled to create awareness about the use of ...

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Bihar criminal arrested in Haryana

Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A criminal wanted in Bihar for murder and attempt to murder was arrested by Haryana Police here on Sunday. Ram Singh alias Vijay Singh, 25, a resident of Rampur village in Bihar's Motihari district, was arrested in Gurugram's Sector 15 during a routine vehicle checking exercise. The accused was wanted in over two dozen incidents of murder, attempt to murde...

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From 'Miss Campus Princess' to 'Miss World': Manushi Chillar's ascent within a year

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) It has been a title bagging year for a doctor-in-the-making. Manushi Chillar, the Miss World 2017, has been bagging beauty titles in the past one year even while pursuing her course in medicine in an all-girls medical college in Haryana's Sonepat district. The 21-year-old beauty was crowed Miss World 2017 at a glittering ceremony in the seaside resort city of Sa...

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India is proud of you: Modi, Big B wish Manushi Chhillar

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and celebrities who have roots in Haryana, have congratulated India's Manushi Chhillar for making the country proud by clinching the Miss World 2017 title. Congratulations Manushi Chhillar! India is proud of your accomplishment, Modi tweeted on Saturday night. Amitabh wrote: A Miss World in ou...

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India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant. Manushi is the sixth Indian to win the title and the first since Priyanka Chopra won the crown in 2000. The feeling is still sinking in and I am very excited to make India proud too. ...

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Haryana CM congratulates 'Miss World 2017' Manushi Chillar

Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday congratulated Manushi Chillar for winning the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant at Sanya in China. The 21-year-old Manushi hails from Haryana. The Chief Minister said by winning the coveted crown of Miss World 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000, Manushi, the daughter of Haryana, had m...

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Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday. According to the police, Sandeep Yadav, 25, and Mahipal, 42 -- hailing from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh -- had been supplyin...

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India's Manushi Chillar wins Miss World crown

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant. Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. Chillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle. <...

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India's Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner. Chil...

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Indian contestant in top five of Miss World 2017

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chillar, a 21-year-old from Haryana, has made it to the top five at the Miss World 2017 pageant here. India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant. Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in...

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Manushi wins Beauty with a Purpose at Miss World

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India Manushi Chillar, 21, was named one of the five winners of the Beauty with a Purpose award at Miss World 2017 here on Saturday. The other winners of the title are contestants from South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines. The model from Haryana is inching closer to the Miss World crown as she has gone straight from top 40 to 15. <...

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Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable. Antibiotic resistance, wh...

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SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by the industry in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. Asking the states and UTs to voluntarily enforce the MoEF ...

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Purchase of more Rafales was raised by France last month: Defence Minister

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets was raised when the Indian and French Defence Ministers met here last month, but India has not given any answer yet, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. India is buying 36 Rafale fighter jets from France under a government-to-government agreement, and there have been talks of purchasing more of the...

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Punjab, Haryana procure 238 lakh tonne paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 238 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Friday. Punjab has procured over 171.35 lakh tonnes and Haryana over 66.73 lakh tonnes, heading towards a record paddy procurement this season. Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in ...

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India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship

Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday. Six pugilists from Haryana -- Neetu (48kg), Jyoti (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Anupama (81kg) and Neha Yadav (81kg+) -- and one each from Mizoram (Vanlalhriapuii - 60kg), Uttar Pradesh (Astha Pahwa (6...

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