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Disha Patani looks radiant in Manav Gangwani's couture at ICW 2017

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Young and vivacious Disha Patani added glamour to the Manav Gangwani's show at the India Couture Week (ICW) 2017 when she walked for the designer as a showstopper in black trousseau with 'maang tikka' adding drama to her looks. I think 'Maang tikka' gave a different look to my personality and it also broke the monotony. I love 'maang tikkas', it just adds so muc...

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Flood-like situation claims six lives in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 25 (IANS) Six persons have died due to excessive rain and flood-like situation in parts of the desert state of Rajasthan over the last two days, officials said on Tuesday. Two deaths have taken place in Pali, two in Sirohi and two in Jalore district in the last 48 hours, a senior official of the Disaster Management and Relief Department of Rajasthan government told IANS. ...

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Awareness drive soon for dengue, chikungunya in Delhi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch a campaign from August 1 to make people aware about vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday. Without revealing the details, he said sensitisation of people about dengue and chikungunya will be done on a broad level with all available modes including advertisement in newspa...

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Pomp and grandeur at Kovind swearing in; political rivals chat

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Banter and bitter rivals catching up with each other was witnessed at the short oath-taking ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind in the Central Hall of Parliament, but outside the protocol-driven Presidential transition was full of pomp and grandeur. The historic Central Hall was brimming to capacity and an extra row of chairs had to be placed in the front that...

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Disha Patani to walk for Manav Gangwani show at ICW 2017

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani will be the showstopper for designer Manav Gangwani at the India Couture Week (ICW) 2017 later on Tuesday. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that one of my dear friend and rising star of Bollywood, Disha Patani will be the showstopper for my show tonight, Gangwani said. He is one of the designers who are showcasing their coutu...

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Temperature in India rose half a degree in past decade

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The average temperature rose over half a degree in India over the last 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday. The temperature rose by 0.510 degree Celsius. While the average temperature between 2007 to 2016 was 26.10 degrees Celsius, the mean surface temperature rise for India is still less than the rest of the world over the past ce...

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Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday. The plantation drive includes 390 km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 km in Assam, 418 km in Haryana and 100 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Road Transport an...

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Rs 1 lakh cr of contracts given for national highways upgrades

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, Parliament was told on Monday. The contracts are for 297 projects amounting to Rs 1,09,043 crore, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh La...

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Why it is important for women to eat with their families

Morthala (Rajasthan): When the women of this village sit down to eat, it is usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal -- the men first, the children next and themselves last. This is a common practice in many households, but among the rural poor it makes women and children -- some of the weakest in the world -- hungrier and sicklier, sparking a cascade of slow developmen...

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BJP chief lunches at Dalit worker's house in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah visited a Dalit party worker's house here on Sunday afternoon and was served home-cooked food in a traditional style. During his visit to Ramesh Pachariya's house in Sushil Pura colony, Shah was accompanied by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, state BJP President Ashok Parnami, and local Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and Cabinet ...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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PM expresses grief over loss of lives in Udaipur bus accident

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives when a bus overturned near Udaipur in Rajasthan on Saturday. The Prime Minister extended condolences to the families of the deceased. He also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident, an official statement said. The incident took place around 9 a.m. when the ...

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Rasjasthan MP collapses during meeting with Shah

Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) A senior BJP leader and former minister in the NDA government, Sanwarlal Jat, on Saturday collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP President Amit Shah. As he got up to speak, he suddenly collapsed and fainted. He was rushed to SMS Hospital where a team of doctors has been attending him. He has been shifted to the ICU, a Bharatiya Janata Pa...

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Nine killed in Rajasthan road accident

Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) At least nine persons, including six women, were killed and 22 injured when a bus overturned near Udaipur in Rajasthan on Saturday morning, police said. The incident took place around 9 a.m. when the bus enroute Haridwara from Ahmedabad overturned on the Ahmedabad-Udaipur highway, a senior police officer told IANS over the phone. Five persons died on the sp...

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Rapid rise in river levels expected in Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The water level and flow of the Chambal river and its tributaries -- Mahi, Sabarmati and Banas -- are set to increase due to very heavy rainfall predicted over the next three days, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. Warning of rapid rise in the water levels in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat between July 21 and 24, the government said that the...

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BJP quit India, shouts Mamata, says willing to join other opposition

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday went all guns blazing at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in massive corruption and failure on all fronts, and pledging to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take it on. Addressing the annual ...

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Implementation of new crop insurance scheme flawed: NGO

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The central government's flagship crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMBFY), has good provisions but its implementation is flawed, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-profit organisation. The CSE has prepared a report by assessing and analysing various aspects of the scheme, which points out that the scheme is not benef...

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We don't support Gau Rakshak violence, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar: We don't support the violence in the name of Gau Raksha. But the central...

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Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday. Vij has directed officers to formulate a policy to ensure that medical students doing MBBS or MD degrees from the state government's medical colleges would have ...

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Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in massive corruption and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take on the saffron outfit. Address...

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