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India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh
At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India, officials say, amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills. Officials in Uttar Pradesh state admitted the supply had been disrupted but said this did not cause the deaths. There was panic at the hospital with relatives trying to support staff using manual breathing bags, local media say. Most vict...
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Jhajjar medical college scam: CBI arrests 3 for bribing top health ministry officers Jhajjar medical college scam: CBI arrests 3 for bribing top health ministry officers
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested three persons for allegedly trying to bribe senior officers from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The trio were trying to get recognition for a debarred medical college World College of Medical Sciences and Research and Hospital at Jhajjar district in Haryana. According to sources, CBI is also investigating the...
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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar chief minister
Nitish Kumar has taken oath as the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Bihar, a day after resigning from the post. Mr Kumar said on Wednesday that he had to resign because of corruption probes against the leaders of his alliance partner, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Mr Kumar has found a new partner in PM Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which he defeated in 2015 in a b...
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India top court orders changes in anti-dowry law to stop misuse India top court orders changes in anti-dowry law to stop misuse
India's Supreme Court has ordered the authorities to stop misuse of the anti-dowry law after concerns that a large number of false cases were being filed. The court said that people accused of dowry harassment should not be arrested until charges were verified. Thousands of people are arrested every year under the tough anti-dowry law, but conviction rates are low. Women's rights activist...
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India building collapse death toll rises to 17 India building collapse death toll rises to 17
The death toll in the collapse of a building in the western Indian city of Mumbai has reached 17 as authorities have ordered an investigation. Some 28 survivors have so far been pulled from the rubble of Tuesday's disaster, some with serious injuries. The four-storey residential building was located in the suburb of Ghatkopar. Reports suggest part of the building was used as a nursing home bu...
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High speed rail running at 100 km/h to connect Delhi with cities in UP, Haryana, Rajasthan High speed rail running at 100 km/h to connect Delhi with cities in UP, Haryana, Rajasthan
New Delhi: With an aim to connect Delhi with the adjoining areas through rapid rail, the National Capital Region (NCR) Planning Board is mulling to take help from DMRC in this regard. Going by the media reports, once the rapid transit system project is executed the passengers from Meerut will be able to reach Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), Delhi in no time. The trains, which are ...
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India police investigate crude oil theft gang India police investigate crude oil theft gang
Police in India have broken up a criminal network accused of using water tankers to steal millions of litres of crude oil from the country's biggest onshore field in Rajasthan. The investigation centres on the Cairn India oilfield in Barmer district and 25 people have been arrested. Fifty million litres of oil were stolen over a six-year period and sold to two local factories, according to polic...
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Why is India's next president so unknown? Why is India's next president so unknown?
Ram Nath Kovind, former governor of the northern Indian state state of Bihar, has been elected as the country's new president. "I have been writing about the Dalits [formerly untouchables] for 27 years. But I first heard of Ram Nath Kovind the day he was nominated for India's next president." Dalit writer-activist Chandrabhan Prasad is not alone in claiming that he does not know about the man...
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India GST: Sweeping tax reform introduced India GST: Sweeping tax reform introduced
India has replaced its numerous federal and state taxes with the Goods and Services Tax (GST), designed to unify the country into a single market. The historic overhaul of the existing tax legislation was carried out at a special midnight session of parliament. India says introducing GST will cut red tape and increase tax revenues, fuelling economic growth. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says th...
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Vijay Mallya granted bail by UK court, liquor baron confident of proving his innocence Vijay Mallya granted bail by UK court, liquor baron confident of proving his innocence
Delhi: Vijay Mallya, the embattled tycoon who is wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks, was granted bail by a UK court until December 4 on Tuesday. The court has set the next hearing on July 6, 2018. The 61-year-old former chief of erstwhile Kingfisher airlines appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court here today for his extradition case hearing. Chief Magistrate Emma Louise Ar...
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