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Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an inquiry into it. A very shocking and worrisome report has come from Gujarat regarding child healthcare which depicts that...

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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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NorthEast, Jamshedpur FC register goalless draw

Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) NorthEast United FC can count themselves unlucky for not getting anything more than a point in their goalless 0-0 draw against debutants Jamshedpur FC in the opening round of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday. The hosts were the dominant side, particularly in the second-half, but could not finish...

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Fake currency of Rs 6 lakh face value seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police has seized fake Indian currency notes of close to Rs 6 lakh face value from Ranibagan area of Baharampur in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Saturday. Three persons have been arrested in this connection. The seized currency included 298 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination each. Investigation is on to find whether ...

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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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Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement. The international jury of the prize is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee. Suman Dubey, secretary of the Indira Gandhi...

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Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott after anti-Padmavati protests

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Never one to mince words, Shabana Azmi is vocal about her distaste for the baseless anti-Padmavati protests. She feels it's time for the film industry to take a collective stand against the ugly controversies and protests surrounding the release of Padmavati. The entire film industry should boycott the IFFI next month in Goa in protest against the threats is...

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Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from poor in the morning to very poor in the evening on Saturday. The major pollutant, PM2.5, or particles with diameter less than 2.5 micro metre, was recorded above 300 units. The Central Pollution Contro...

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Karnataka inks 10 technology deals at Bengaluru summit

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed 10 agreements with stakeholders at the three-day Bengaluru Technology Summit to leverage emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Analytics and Big Data, said a minister on Saturday. We have signed agreements at the summit with 10 stakeholders, including Virgin Hyperloop One, CoE for Data Science and AI, Intel Corporati...

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Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action

Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. A set of decisions to accelerate actions to minimise emissions ahead of 2020 included allocation of finance by the developed world and adopting ...

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Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions

By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space. A depression over the Bay of Bengal brought rain to Kolkata and the collective number of overs on the first two days could add up to one normal ...

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Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films Nude and S. Durga from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days. The festival which kicks off on November 20 in Panaji, will screen 10 world premieres, 10 Asian and inte...

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Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns. If India wants to liberate the PoK, let it move towards the LoC with guns, A...

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Neha, Anupama enter semis at Youth boxing Worlds

Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) Hosts India received an early shot in the arm when two of their boxers, Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women's Youth and Junior Championships that start at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Hot favourite i...

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Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday blocked entry for a few hours to Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was a peaceful protest and no untoward incident was report...

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India asks UN to follow democratic principles, elect Bhandari as ICJ judge

United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) India has asked the UN member nations to follow democratic principles and re-elect Dalveer Bhandari as a world court judge by accepting the global majority he has received in the General Assembly. The election has to be decided on the floor of the house and not the Security Council, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said. We are a democratic c...

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Disconnect between intent of Pakistan Army HQ, troops: DGMO

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt on Saturday told his Pakistani counterpart there appeared to be a disconnect between the intent of the Pakistan Army headquarters and the troops. In an unscheduled hotline talk requested by Pakistan, its DGMO Maj. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza alleged that Indian security forces have resorted ...

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10 Indians missing since October in ship capsize declared 'not found'

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The government on Saturday finally declared that the 10 Indians who went missing after a merchant ship sank off the coast of Japan last month could not be found. MV Emerald Star with 26 Indians sank on October 13, 2017, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. While 16 Indians were rescued, remaining 10 could not be found. There was extensive sear...

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BSF recovers heroin worth over Rs 100 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) In a joint operation, Border Security Forces (BSF) troopers and the Punjab Police have recovered 22kg of heroin in Punjab's Ferozepur sector following exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near the international border, a BSF officer said on Saturday. The encounter took place late on Friday following a tip-off that smugglers were trying to send heroin consig...

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India's key economic parameters robust: Finance Secretary Adhia

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said India's key economic parameters and fundamentals are robust. According to Adhia, key economic parameters like low inflation, reduction in fiscal deficit and increasing tax buoyancy show that the economy is in robust shape. Adhia who was speaking on DD News television channel said the Union government in rec...

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