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Congress names Chandy as Andhra incharge, Gaurav Gogoi for Bengal

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday appointed former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as General Secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh, replacing Digvijaya Singh, while Gaurav Gogoi is the new in charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar. The changes were made by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and have come into force with immediate effect. ...

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Oommen Chandy appointed Congress' Andhra in charge

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy was on Sunday appointed Congress General Secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh, replacing Digvijaya Singh. Chandy said: I was appointed due to my vast experience and I am confident of bringing back Congress to Andhra Pradesh. He is scheduled to meet meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi next week. ...

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Rajasthan issues advisory on Nipah virus

Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In the wake of the several deaths reported in Kerala due to Nipah virus, the Rajasthan government on Saturday issued an advisory, asking people not to travel to affected parts of Kerala and for officials to maintain caution. Presiding over a meeting, Chief Secretary D.B. Gupta said that Nipuh virus has marked its impact in the northern districts of Kerala including ...

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Nipah scare pushes several states to issue alerts

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nipah virus may not have spread beyond Kerala but its scare has spread across the country with several states investigating suspicious cases and issuing advisories on precautions and travel to Kerala. With another death in Kerala on Saturday, the total number of deaths due to Nipah virus has reached 13. The majority of the deaths have been reported from Kozhikode...

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Another Nipah virus death in Kozhikode, toll now 13

Kozhikode, (Kerala), May 26 (IANS) Even as the incidence of fresh cases of Nipah virus has come down, a woman, under treatment at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, passed away on Saturday, taking the disease toll in Kerala to 13, officials said. Kalayani, 62, had been admitted to the hospital on May 16. A majority of the deaths have been reported from Kozhikode, while the o...

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Nipah alert in Bihar

Patna, May 26 (IANS) The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions, an official said. The government has issued an alert of Nipah virus (NiV) in view of its outbreak in Kerala that has claimed 10 lives and created panic, said health department official R. D. Ranjan. An advisory has also been issued to people with the dos and don'ts a...

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Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate...

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MP issues advisory on Nipah virus

Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala which claimed many lives, Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry issued an advisory on Friday. Health Services Director B.N. Chouhan however said there was no reason to worry as the virus is generally limited to a place. He advised against eating fruits that are fallen on the ground or appear to have animal teeth ...

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New Governors of Odisha, Mizoram appointed

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan, both long associated with the RSS, as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram respectively, as per an official statement. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was having additional charge of Odisha since March 21 after Governor S.C. Jamir completed his tenure. Rajasekharan ...

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Two suspected Nipah cases in Hyderabad, people asked to avoid Kerala

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Two persons, including one who visited Kerala recently, were admitted to hospitals here with suspected Nipah virus infection even as the Telangana health authorities have advised people to avoid visiting Kerala. The Health Department officials are conducting a campaign to caution people against visiting Kerala, at least till the dreaded Nipah virus comes under co...

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BEML net up 53 per cent in 2017-18

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) on Friday reported net profit of Rs 130 crore for fiscal 2017-18, registering 53 per cent annual growth from Rs 84 crore in the previous fiscal 2016-17. The company's board of directors has recommended an annual dividend of Rs 8 per share (80 per cent) for the fiscal (FY 2018) to its retail and institutional investors. ...

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Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A grievance redressal committee set up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the complaints of the candidates who appeared for CLAT-2018 on a case-to-case basis. The candidates had complained of facing technical glitches in their online examination apart from issues involving cheating and some centres allowing candidates (ex...

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Nipah virus under control, assures Kerala Minister

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday said that things were under control vis-a-vis the containment of Nipah virus and that the WHO had stepped in to help the coastal state. There need be no fear or panic as just one patient tested positive out of 22 samples send for testing in the past two days. All other cases reported negative. Things are und...

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Tests rule out bats as source of Nipah virus

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) Tests have ruled out bats being behind the spread of the Nipah virus that took 12 lives in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, officials said on Friday. A total of 21 samples from bats and pigs were sent to the High Security Animal Diseases laboratory at Bhopal but all turned out negative according to the results, obtained late Friday evening, s...

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SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli. If the BSP and SP contest in alliance, it would be a challenge to us. But we are sure that we will win either one seat: Amethi or Rae Bareli, ...

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Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A grievance redressal committee set up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the complaints of the candidates who appeared for CLAT-2018, on a case to case basis. The candidates had complained of facing technical glitches in their online examination apart from issues involving cheating and some centres allowing candidates (e...

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UAE issues Kerala travel warning over Nipah virus

Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has asked people to put off unnecessary travel to Kerala where a Nipah virus (NiV) outbreak has claimed 10 lives and at least 40 others have been quarantined. The Mohap alerts the people travelling to Kerala to be aware of contracting the infection and advises them to postpone unnecessary travel till the situation...

1 day ago
Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Grievance Redressal Committee set-up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the grievances of the candidates, on a case to case basis, who appeared in CLAT-2018. The candidates had complained of facing technical glitches in their online examination, and issues related to question papers. As the NUALS said it has c...

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Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off

Kozhikode/Malappuram (Kerala) With the death of one more patient on Thursday morning, the Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now, while a fresh case of a nursing student in Kozhikode testing positive has surfaced, officials said. Death of Moosa was confirmed at a private hospital where he was being treated. Earlier this month, his two sons and another relative also died due ...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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