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Punjab Forest Department to provide weapons to staff

Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) A day after a Punjab Forest Department officer was critically injured and five others also received serious injuries in an attack by goons of the illegal sand mafia, state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Wednesday that department officials would be provided weapons. The Forest Department will arm its employees with weapons for the security of fore...

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OYO hotels announces its foray into China

Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) OYO Hotels on Wednesday announced its foray into China with a strong focus on strengthening its hotel chain there, a company spokesperson said. With this launch, OYO Hotels is all set to substantiate its leadership in the market while working towards its mission of bringing great living spaces in the country in the form of well-designed small hotels while introdu...

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Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes? One might think of it as a class where you learn to twist your body but multiple gurus from Paramahansa Yogananda to Baba Ramdev, the yoga tycoon of the contemporary age, who have had a contribution in publicising Yoga in India and the worl...

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Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients. A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, Karma Spark is offering clinical yoga therapy for curing Polycystic Ovaria...

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Terror groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir any more and that operations will be launched to flush out militants. He added that restoration of peace in the strife-torn state was on top of the agenda for the Modi government. Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow, also reiterated the Modi...

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Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station

Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said. Roksana Akter (30) and the newborn have been admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, bdnews24 reported on Tuesday. Yasin Faruq, the officer-in-charge of the Kamalapur Railway Police Station where the incident took place, said the woman and the chil...

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Toll in Lucknow hotels blaze reaches 6

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The death toll in the blaze at two hotels here climbed to six on Wednesday, with one person succumbing to his burn injuries, police said. A magisterial probe into the blaze has begun. Five persons died on Tuesday after a massive fire broke out at the SSJ International Hotel which soon spread to the adjacent Hotel Virat International, gutting both the buildings.

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Five injured in minor blast at London Tube station

London, June 20 (IANS) At least five people were injured after a reported minor explosion at a Tube station in north London, police said on Tuesday. Two have been taken to hospital as three others were treated for minor injuries at the scene at Southgate station, according to London Ambulance Service, Xinhua news agency reported. The station is about eight miles from central Lond...

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Tips to keep in mind while renting house or flat

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prioritise your list of features and amenities, avoid fly-by night brokers and checkout the condition of the apartment and who will pay for the major repairs and maintenance before you rent a house or a flat, suggest experts. Pallav Pandey, CEO and Co-founder at FastFox.com, and Gautam Thapar, CEO of Thapar Builders Pvt Ltd, have listed a few tips to make your s...

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Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country. National Health Profile is the most acclaimed publication which provides vital information on demography, socio econo...

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Delhi deadlock ends, Kejriwal finally quits Raj Niwas

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An unprecedented political deadlock in Delhi ended on Tuesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his nine-day-long sit-in at the Raj Niwas after IAS officials he alleged were on strike resumed attending his government's meetings. Kejriwal and his cabinet colleague Gopal Rai left the waiting area where they had been camping since June 11 as part of a novel p...

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Man stabbed to death in scuffle

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death with an ice pick by a stranger after the two got into a scuffle, police said on Tuesday. Sufiyan, a resident of Seelampur, sustained a piercing injury in his heart during a scuffle with a stranger in Jafarabad Pulia area of east Delhi on Monday night, said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast, Atul Kumar Thakur. ...

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Two militants killed, CRPF trooper injured in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Defence Ministry sources said that out of the three JeM militants hiding in Tral area, two have been killed. A CRPF trooper was injured in the encounter. He has been shifted to Army's 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar, an offi...

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BJP leaders end their hunger strike at Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his sit-in-protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal's residence, the BJP leaders also ended their counter-strike at the Delhi Secretariat. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the Secretariat and offered juice to the BJP leaders sitting on hunger strike for last five days. Five day indefinite hunger strike ...

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Kejriwal ends sit-in, IAS officers attend meetings

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday walked out of Raj Niwas here after nine days of an unprecedented sit-in protest after IAS officers began attending meetings called by his government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal took the decision to leave the office-cum-residence of Lt Governor Anil Baijal after IAS officers attended meetings...

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After sex change, Maharashtra constable joins duty as male

Beed (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) Attired in smart-fit khakhi uniform and blue beret, constable Lalit Kumar Salve saluted his superiors here on Tuesday and rejoined duty a month after undergoing sex realignment surgery. Appearing cheerful and confident in his new 'avatar', the policeman, earlier called Lalita Kumari Salve, walked in the Majalgaon Police Station and reported to Senior Po...

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Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study

New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that nearly one and one-half times as many babies exposed to lithium during th...

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Samsung's new ultrasound device delivers 3D images of foetuses

Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it has developed a new ultrasound image processing engine to deliver three-dimensional pictures of various organs or of foetuses. The solution, CrystalLive, was developed in collaboration with Samsung's medical instrument arm Samsung Medison, Yonhap news agency reported. It is believed that the sol...

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Earring extracted from Mumbai toddler's windpipe

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) A team of doctors extracted a 2-inch earring stuck in the windpipe of a one-year-old toddler, an official said here on Tuesday. Last week, Kushi Soni from the city's Kurla suburb caused panic in her family when she playfully gulped down the large earring with a pointed end. Initially, she was rushed to a paediatrician who prescribed some medicines, but was ...

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Vijender Gupta shifted to hospital

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, who was on an indefinite hunger strike, was on Tuesday shifted to GB Pant hospital due to failing health, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Vijender Gupta being taken to the hospital. He was on indefinite hunger strike with us for the last five days. May God bless (Delhi Chief Minister) Arvind K...

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