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BJP once again turns to Ram to bolster flagging appeal in UP

The reason why the UP election results in May were a showpiece for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was that they represented, in the party's opinion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's continuing forward march. Yet, the overblown nature of this self-congratulatory assessment will be evident if the outcome of the five elections which took place at the time are taken into consideration.

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Yemen cholera outbreak kills 2,150

United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) The cholera outbreak in the war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record and over 2,150 people have died since April, said a UN official. Over 820,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,150 associated deaths since April 27 have been reported as of Thursday, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, told reporters on Friday at the UN Headqu...

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Telangana to develop app on urban flooding

Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) With heavy rains frequently bringing this tech hub to a halt, the Telangana government with the help of technology firms is developing an application to address the problem of urban flooding, a senior official said on Friday. The application to be developed by next rainy season will help alert people in advance so that they can reorganize their commute and work.<...

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Indian gets jail, caning for molesting nurse in Singapore

Singapore, Oct 13 (IANS) An Indian businessman was sentenced on Friday to seven months in jail with three strokes of the cane for molesting a private nurse employed to look after his cancer-stricken wife. District Judge Mathew Joseph chided Indian national Pillai Shyam Kumar Sadashivan, 47, and called his actions abhorrent and repugnant, the Strait Times reported. The victim was ...

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TN seeks Rs 256 cr from centre to tackle dengue

Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has sought Rs 256 crore from the central government to manage dengue in the state, said state Health Minister C. Vijaybaskar. Talking to reporters here, Vijaybaskar said the funds request was made to the team deputed by the central government on the directors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate the dengue outbreak in Tamil Nadu....

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Court allows Shabir Shah's plea for medical check-up

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A sessions court here on Friday allowed the plea of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested in a money-laundering case, seeking medical check-up. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma directed Tihar jail officials to take Shah to a government hospital for a medical check-up. Shah's counsel M.S. Khan has urged the court to provide better medic...

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Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study. Climate change presents complex and wide-reaching threats to human health, said lead author of the study Cecilia Sorensen from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the US.

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California wildfire toll climbs to 31

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) The death toll from the devastating wildfire raging across the US state of California has risen to 31 as officials continued the grim search for more bodies amid the ashes. Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the fires transformed many neighbourhoods into wastelands. An estimated 25,000 people were forced to flee, the Los Angeles Times repor...

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16 injured in Reasi road accident

Jammu, Oct 13 (IANS) Sixteen persons were injured when a bus carrying them rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district. Police said in winter capital Jammu: A bus carrying passengers rolled down into a gorge near Nomain Katra this afternoon resulting in injuries to 16 passengers. The injured were shifted to a sub-district hospital in Katra. Three with critical ...

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Safdarjung, RML, Lady Hardinge get new heads

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Centre has announced a series of senior level appointments at top central government hospitals, including new Medical Superintendents for Safdarjung and RML. Rajendra Sharma, Consultant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mumbai-based All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), has been appointed the new Medical Superintendent...

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Mother, daughter killed in firecracker blast in Aligarh

Lucknow, Oct 13 (IANS) A woman and her daughter were killed and five other persons were injured in an explosion in a house stocked with firecrackers in Aligarh early on Friday, police said. The explosion took place at the house of Rafiq, a trader in fireworks at Jalali under Harduaganj police station. The deceased have been identified as Afsari, 35, and her daughter Taiyyaba 15. ...

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Around 26 mn die without morphine tablets: Report

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Nearly 26 million people die every year worldwide in serious pain without a three-cent morphine tablet and almost every 10th mortality is that of a child, researchers said on Friday. India -- among eight of the largest global populations -- was meeting the needs of just four per cent of those requiring pain relief, The Lancet medical journal reported warning of a...

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Trump signs executive order to undermine Obamacare

Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that clears the way for sweeping changes to the countrys health insurance system, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The US President's plan, an 1,100-word directive to federal agencies, laid the groundwork...

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India among fastest growing medical tourism destinations: Official

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Estimating that medical tourism in the country can grow to become a $9 billion industry by 2020, a government official on Thursday said India is among the fastest growing medical tourism destinations in Asia. During the early days of medical tourism, the attention was always given to developed countries, said Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce. ...

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Courts can look into parliamentary panel reports but not rely on them, SC told

New Delhi, Oct. Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told on Thursday that courts could look into the report of the parliamentary committees but can't use it for evidentiary purposes or to direct the parliament to act on them. The constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan was told that e...

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BIMSTEC nations conduct field training exercise on flood rescue

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A joint field training exercise on flood rescue was conducted at the Yamuna Barrage in Wazirabad on Thursday as part of the first Bay of Bengal Initiative For Multi- Sectoral Technical and Economic Corporation (BIMSTEC) Disaster Management Exercise - 2017. Delegates and rescue teams of all the seven BIMSTEC member nations -- Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka...

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South Korea plans radiation checks on North defectors

Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) South Korea will offer voluntary medical examination to North Korean defectors who lived near the nuclear base where the Pyongyang regime has carried out six atomic tests since 2006, to check for possible radioactive exposure, the Ministry of Unification said on Thursday. Defectors who lived near the Kilju county where the Punggye-ri underground atomic testing base i...

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Spanish police used excessive force in Catalan referendum: HRW

London, Oct 12 (IANS) A human rights monitor on Thursday said an investigation into the actions of Spanish police to impede voting in Catalonia's recent independence referendum showed that they had engaged in excessive force while confronting demonstrators. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that it had carried out on-site investigations to document specific incidents after receiving...

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Hyderabad student posts on Instagram before ending life

Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) An engineering student, who was allegedly scolded by her mother, committed suicide on Thursday after posting on Instagram that she was afraid to be happy. C. Mounika, 21, hanged herself when she was alone in her house in Suraram Colony on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The final year B.Tech student was apparently rebuked by her mother. Now a days I ...

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German Jonas Folger withdraws from Japanese Moto GP due to illness

Motegi (Japan), Oct 12 (IANS) Yamaha German rider Jonas Fogler on Thursday withdrew from the Japanese Moto GP race scheduled for the weekend due to illness. Fogler, 24, had to pull out of the 16th race of the MotoGP championship after doctors advised him to return immediately to Munich to undergo medical tests, reports Efe. I came to Japan and was motivated for these three flyaw...

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