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Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes

Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district. HSPDP legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, who moved a resolution to veto any attempt of gover...

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Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

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VHP demands closure of illegal abattoirs in Jharkhand

Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Jharkhand should be closed and sealed in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. We also demand that beef should be banned in line with Maharashtra, said Pramod Mishra, Bihar and Jharkhand VHP head to IANS. Both Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are BJP-ruled states. ...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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Congress for CBI probe into ex-Deputy Mayor's killing

Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday sought a CBI probe into the killing in Jharkhand of former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh. Criminals on Tuesday evening gunned down Singh and three others in Dhanbad when they were returning to their homes. More than 50 bullets were sprayed on their vehicle. Neeraj Singh was cremated on Wednesday. The murder case sh...

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Congress for CBI probe into ex-Deputy Mayor's killing

Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday sought a CBI probe into the killing in Jharkhand of former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh. Criminals on Tuesday evening gunned down Singh and three others in Dhanbad when they were returning to their homes. More than 50 bullets were sprayed on their vehicle. Neeraj Singh was cremated on Wednesday. The murder case sho...

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BJP MPs allege question tampering

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Two BJP members on Wednesday accused the Lok Sabha secretariat of tampering with their questions, prompting Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to assure them of a probe into the matter. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh Chintamani Malviya alleged that his question was tampered with while another BJP member from Jharkhand's Kodarma, Rabindra...

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Why India needs more male health workers -- to tackle maternal-health crisis

Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to a 2015 research study conducted in rural Odisha. What can MHWs do in rural areas? Gender inequities in developing societies mean that men play a dominant, decision-making role in reproductive health. MHWs can make a diffe...

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Ex-Deputy Mayor, 3 others killed in Jharkhand gang war

Ranchi, March 21 (IANS) An ex-Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad and three others were killed in suspected gang war in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening, police said. Four persons, including former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh, have been killed in a shootout in Dhanbad district. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the incident, Jharkhand Police spokesperson R.K. Mallik told...

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Top seed Shivani rallies to enter pre-quarterfinals

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Unseeded Avishka Gupta stretched top seed Sravya C. Shivani of Telengana to the limit before the latter managed to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros - BTA-AITA national series tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Shivani rallied for long on the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) before defeating her Jharkhand o...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Vidya wore unironed outfits in 'Begum Jaan': Designer Rick Roy

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) To add authenticity to her look for the forthcoming period drama Begum Jaan, National Award winning actress Vidya Balan donned unironed outfits, says designer Rick Roy. The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop of the country's Partition in 1947. It is a Hindi adaptation of National Award winner Srijit Mukherji's cri...

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Bengal, northeast to kick-off first synchronised elephant census

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) In a first, states in eastern and northeast India, including West Bengal, will carry out a synchronised elephant census beginning on March 27, by deploying direct and indirect counting methods. The training sessions for estimation of jumbo numbers in north Bengal began in four locations on Tuesday, said State Chief Wildlife Warden, Pradeep Vyas. This is t...

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M.Sc medical teachers seek authority to sign clinical reports

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The National M.Sc Medical Teachers Association (NMMTA) protested here on Monday, saying that the new norms under the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) rules on diagnostic laboratories deny them any role in clinical diagnostics, including signing the reports. Protesting, over 100 members of the NMMTA said that while many corporate hospitals and privat...

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Starc's absence cost off-spinners wickets, feels Ganguly

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly reckoned that injured left-arm quick Mitchell Starc's absence in the third Test against Australia which ended in a draw at Ranchi on Monday, resulted in the off-spinners from either side -- Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon -- failing to find much purchase from the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium track. Gan...

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Third Test: Handscomb, Marsh carry Australia to safety

Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced some gritty batting to help Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium here on Monday. Handscomb and Marsh forged a brilliant 124-run fifth-wicket stand as Australia ended their second innings at 204/6 and denied th...

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Handscomb, Marsh help Australia draw third Test vs India

Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb helped Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium here on Monday. Handscomb (72 not out) and Marsh (53) forged a brilliant 124-run fifth-wicket stand as Australia ended at 204/6 and denied the hosts any chances of gaining a 2-1 l...

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Jharkhand's AJSU expanding base to contest 2019 polls

Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) Unhappy with the functioning of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) has started expanding its base with an aim to contesting the 2019 state assembly elections independently. Addressing party workers here, AJSU President Sudesh Mahto said: The present BJP-led government is working against the welfare of the people. Prime...

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Dhoni's phones lost in hotel fire found

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Police on Sunday recovered the three mobile phones of former Indian cricket skipper M.S. Dhoni that went missing after a hotel blaze from a firefighter. The recovery happened a day after Dhoni filed a complaint about his missing phones. A firefighter mistakenly took out the mobile phones without knowing its ownership, Deputy Commissioner of Police Suren...

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Man booked for stealing Dhoni's phones

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Police has booked a man for stealing three mobile phones of former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from a hotel here, a senior officer said on Sunday. A complaint was filed by Dhoni on Saturday after his mobiles, including an iPhone, went missing during a fire at the WelcomHotel on Friday in Dwarka, Deputy Commissioner of Police Surender Kumar told IA...

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