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Haryana to offer open air camps to prisoners

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) To encourage good conduct, satisfactory performance of work and a life of self-discipline among prisoners, the Haryana Government on Monday proposed shifting them to 'Open Air Camps' and to provide them with a pre-release opportunity to learn social adjustment and economic self dependence. The government on the recommendations of the Director General, Prisons, ...

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Delhi IAS officers must go back to work: JD-U

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday called on IAS officers in Delhi to get back to work as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured their safety. The Chief Minister has assured IAS officers regarding their safety and has appealed to them to return to the work. The impasse has to break for the people of Delhi and th...

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Sisodia too in hospital, IAS officers ready talk to Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to a hospital here on Monday due to failing health as IAS officers accused of non-cooperation offered to talk to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia was taken to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital from the Raj Niwas after his ketone level reached 7.4, foll...

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Galaxy Note 9 512GB variant may be exclusive to few markets

San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly preparing to exclusively release a Galaxy Note 9 variant with 512GB onboard storage in certain markets such as South Korea and China, the media reported. Android 8.1 Oreo coupled with the latest version of 'Samsung Experience' is set to ship straight out of the box, with all of this being backed by a 4,000mAh battery, PhoneArena reporte...

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Golfer Koepka carves out US Open win

Southampton (New York), June 18 (IANS) US golfer Brooks Koepka won his second consecutive US Open title at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course here on Sunday. Koepka shot 75, 66, 72 and 68 in the four rounds respectively for a total of one-over 281, reports Efe. The victory comes after he won the 2017 US Open in Wisconsin, a twofer that had not been achieved since 1988-89, when Curt...

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Karnataka will nominate representatives to Cauvery Board: CM

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said after a meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari. He told reporters that they have to abide by the Supreme Court judgement in the case relating to the sharing of Cau...

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Serendipity Arts Festival announces new curators' panel

Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival will see a new panel of 14 curators, the organisers announced on Monday. The eight-day festival, set to be curated by a panel of eminent artists and institutional figures, deals with disciplines like photography, visual arts, culinary arts, theatre, dance, craft, and music. Leading curators and practitioners i...

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IAS officers welcome Kejriwal's appeal, open for talks

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital. The IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that the officers looked forward to concrete interventions for their security a...

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Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 18 (IANS) A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, in order to discuss ways of freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances. Twenty nine countries are participating in the '15th Asia/Oceania Regional Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti Doping in Sports' which is organi...

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Audi CEO arrested in diesel emissions probe

Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Rupert Stadler, the Chief Executive of German carmaker Audi, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. German prosecutors named Stadler and one other Audi executive as suspects for fraud and false advertisement in the car maker's continuing emissions scandal, Efe news reported. Nicolai Laude, a spokespers...

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Ex-TV anchor commits suicide in Andhra

Vijayawada, June 18 (IANS) A former television anchor committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, allegedly due to marital discord, police said. M. Tejaswini (25) ended her life by hanging herself at her house at Edupugallu on Sunday. The incident came to light on Monday. Tejaswini, who worked for a private television channel in Vijayawada, and Pawan Kumar got married...

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'The Platform': LFW's new move to support emerging talents

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW), in association with US-based water brand smartwater, has announced The Platform, a programme conceptualised to identify and mentor young and innovative designers who are willing to push the boundaries of fashion and create a new norm. A progression for LFW from its Gen Next designer search programme, The Platform aims to lend impetus to a...

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International ICT conference concludes in Nepal

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) The two-day international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 conference concluded here on Monday. The event was organised by the Federation of Computer Association Nepal under the theme Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society, reports Xinhua news agency. The conference was attended by both local and foreign ICT stakeholders, exp...

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Being a father is such a trip: Justin Timberlake

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake says his son Silas makes him feel a love that he didn't know existed. The singer, 37, celebrated Father's Day on Sunday by sharing on Instagram some of his favourite father-son photos since welcoming his son in April 2015, reports people.com. The last 3 years of my life have brought more joy than I could ever imagine. Being a f...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives Monday on maiden visit to France

Paris, June 18 (IANS) Taking stock of the progress on the series of agreements that India and France signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March would be high on the agenda as Indias External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Paris later Monday on a two-day visit. This is the first visit that Swaraj will be making to France in her four-year tenur...

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Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians

Male, June 18 (IANS) The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens. Immigration Controller Mohamed Anwar said that Maldives Immigration officers do not discriminate when carrying out their duties and the authority will continue to grant Indian citizens work permits and visas in accordance with the country's regulations, the Edition newspa...

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Pradhan to take up crude price issue at OPEC Vienna meet

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will raise India's concerns about rising crude oil prices at the meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to be held in Vienna later this month, the Minister said on Monday. Briefing reporters here on the sidelines of the Growth Net conclave organised by industry chamber CII, Pradhan said that he w...

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How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers showed that introducing hungry minnows -- small freshwater fish -- into bodie...

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India has overcome Congress legacy, can no more use it as excuse: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Even as the ruling BJP and its senior leaders have repeatedly attacked the Congress for leaving behind a legacy of governance failure, policy paralysis and economy in shambles, the Central government can no more use this as an excuse and will have to take ownership of not only its accomplishments but also its failures from now on, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar sai...

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Anupam Kher helps people fight depression

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says depression is still considered to be a taboo, and he hopes to bring a change by doing his bit. The actor has released a video on YouTube encouraging people to overcome depression and not shy away from coming out in the open about the issue. There is still a taboo associated with depression. People shy away from coming out in the open...

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