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'Dengue, Scrub Typus behind ICU admissions for tropical fever patients'

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Dengue, Scrub typhus, Encephalitis and Malaria are the major reasons for ICU admissions of tropical fever patients in India, a study revealed on Thursday. As part of the study 34 ICUs across India and 456 critically ill adults and children were examined, during which it was found that Dengue was the most common reason for the ICU admission. Remaining pati...

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Virbhadra case: Court asks ED to file status report

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday asked the ED to file a status report in a case against Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's tainted money in LIC policies. Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann asked the Enforcement Directorate to file status report in the case by January 22 and a supplemen...

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Shortage of pharmacists, machines in Delhi hospital: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said after a surprise visit that there was a shortage of pharmacists and ultrasound machines at the Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital here. There were patients who stood in line for the whole day and did not get medicines and have come back today. We have to solve this issue soon, Kejriwal told reporters outside the hospi...

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Eyeing retail, Motorola to open 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) To firm up its retail footprint in the country, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced it would open 50 Moto Hubs stores in the capital this month. We had earlier said that we will be moving into retail. This is the first big step in that direction, Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, told IANS. In the second phase, the company...

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Amarinder meets Rahul, discusses 2019 polls

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence here and discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Had a long discussion on 2019 Lok Sabha polls with Congress President, Captain Amarinder Singh told media after meeting Gandhi. Besides the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the leaders also discussed the orga...

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Karti Chidamabaram appears before ED

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Thursday appeared before ED officials in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007. A senior Enforcement Directorate official told IANS that Karti Chidamabaram arrived at the agency's headquarters. The agency issued summons to him...

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Haryana diverted most forest land, now wants money for afforestation

New Delhi, Jan 18: Haryana diverted the most forest land -- 79.44 sq km or about 200 times the size of New Delhi's Lodhi Gardens or 900 times size of Mumbai's Nariman Point -- from its forest area of 1,584 sq km between 2014-15 and 2016-17, according to a reply to the Lok Sabha last month. Up to three per cent of Haryana's land, nearly the size of Delhi, is officially marked as forests.<...

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Government to set up $350 mn solar development fund

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The government will set up of a $350 million solar development fund for financing solar projects, Power Minister R.K.Singh has said. Singh stated that over the years, renewable energy has become cheaper and is set to replace conventional energy, which is a healthy development, adding that India has one of the fastest growing renewable energy programmes in the wor...

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Idea Cellular offers 'cashback' worth Rs 3,300 on Rs 398 recharge

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular on Thursday announced cashback offer worth Rs 3,300 on online recharges of Rs 398 and above till February 10, 2018. On all 'Unlimited' plan recharges of Rs. 398 and above, done through any online channel, Idea customers will get eight discount vouchers of Rs. 50 each, the company said in a statement here. It also sai...

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SC stays ban on 'Padmaavat' release, film industry euphoric

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for an all-India release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat on January 25 by staying the operation of orders banning the release of the film by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments. The film industry hailed the decision. Staying the notifications and orders banning the release of the controversial film by t...

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Charges filed against Kashmiri separatists for waging war against India

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir. The agency has named Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and alleged...

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TN for increase in Centre's contribution to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Thursday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase the central government's contribution in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) from Rs 1.5 lakh per beneficiary to Rs 5.4 lakh. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made the plea in a pre-budget consultation meeting on Thursday Jaitley had with 14 finance ministers, the Chief Mini...

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Trak N Tell launches new 'Intelli Fleet' device

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Domestic vehicle telematics technology startup Trak N Tell on Thursday launched a new Intelli Fleet device to help owners of commercial vehicles secure their passengers and goods. Price at Rs 8,499, the Intelli Fleet provides real-time tracking, an engine immobiliser, over-speeding alerts and geo-fence notifications, in addition to optional features such as a pan...

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Victory of freedom of expression: Shyam Benegal on 'Padmaavat'

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in some states, saying it is clearly the victory of freedom of expression in the country. Benegal, who chaired a Ministry of Information and Broadcasting committee to propose ways to revamp the censor board, told IANS th...

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US firm enters India with smartphone security app

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) US-based technology firm Redmorph on Thursday forayed into the Indian market with its security solution for the Indian smartphone users. Named The Ultimate Privacy and Security Solution, the app allows users to control and protect their privacy and security online and visualize the happening in the apps background, OS and websites in real time. The produ...

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SC refuses to restrain media from reporting on judges' row

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing reports relating to a row among its judges even as Chief Justice Dipak Misra held a closed-door meeting with four rebel judges. A bench headed by Chief Justice Misra refused to pass any order, for now, on a petition by an advocate to restrain the media from car...

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Modi, Sushma mislead nation on Doklam: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of misleading the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying Indian security and strategic interests have been compromised. The satellite imagery and media reports suggest that China has established military establishments in Doklam near Indi...

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Assembly polls in three northeast states on Feb 18, 27

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18 and in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. The counting of votes will take place on March 3. --IANS mak-sar/mr ...

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Not enough done in 3 years to stop rapes in Delhi: Swati Maliwal

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Swati Maliwal, who will complete her term as chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in the next five months, has said that not enough has been done to put an end to rapes in the national capital. We have done a lot of work for the cause of women and we have data to prove that. But if you ask me what is DCW's contribution in effectively reducing or st...

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Agni-V successfully test fired

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India's indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Agni-V inter-continental ballistic missile, which can reach targets as far as Beijing, was successfully test fired on Thursday. The test-firing was done off the Odisha coast. The Agni-V is the most advanced version of the Agni series, part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme that started in...

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