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Manifestos for health: what the Indian political parties have promised. Manifestos for health: what the Indian political parties have promised.
As India’s 1.2 billion people switch to election mode, how do the parties’ competing visions for health issues and the healthcare system stack up? Patralekha Chatterjee read the manifestos and spoke to the spin machines Health is a critical question in a country that still has some of the worst indicators despite impressive economic growth over the past two decades. Yet in the raucous din of th...
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Naidu talks to his friends on Talaq. Naidu talks to his friends on Talaq.
Telugu Desam Party supremo and AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu telephoned to the national leaders and gave his consent to oppose the Triple Talaq bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Central government. The TDP had been opposing the Talaq bill from the beginning and it had now taken up seriously to raise its voice against the bill. He spoke to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Be...
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Kamal Nath’s demagoguery on migrants offers no comfort for Madhya Pradesh’s problems. Kamal Nath’s demagoguery on migrants offers no comfort for Madhya Pradesh’s problems.
Populism is fair game for politicians of all hues but a lakshman rekha is crossed when such pronouncements yield no gains but have the potential to divide society. One such statement has come from Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath who has blamed migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for depriving MP youth of jobs. At a time when there is a chronic shortage of jobs, governments need to lo...
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Delhi Metro Blue line services affected, commuters stuck for more than 30 minutes. Delhi Metro Blue line services affected, commuters stuck for more than 30 minutes.
Metro services on the Blue line were affected due to some technical glitch, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials confirmed on Wednesday. The Blue line towards Noida City Center was reported to be stuck for more than 30 minutes. Commuters also complaints of the metro not moving between Mayur Vihar station and Mayur Vihar extension. Commuters took to social media to report about the incide...
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Employability in India touches new high of 47%, engineers most employable: Report. Employability in India touches new high of 47%, engineers most employable: Report.
Percentage of employable population in the country grew to a new high of 47 per cent this year, an increase of almost 2-3 percentage points since last year, with engineers being the most employable class, a report said Thursday. The employability rose by 14 percentage points in the last five years, from 33 per cent in 2014, according to India Skills Report, a joint initiative of Wheebox, People...
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In a first, no deaths or major accident in this year's Kedarnath Yatra. In a first, no deaths or major accident in this year's Kedarnath Yatra.
New Delhi: Organisers of the Kedarnath Yatra are celebrating a record of sorts as this year saw not a single death or any major accidents during the pilgrimage. The local administration in charge of the yatra in Uttarakhand, including the police, reported that not a single major accident took place in what is otherwise a risky pilgrimage - especially during the monsoon months. This year, all th...
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Gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 45!. Gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 45!.
New Delhi: The stunning former Miss World and terrific actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her birthday on November 1. Hailed as the most good-looking woman around, Ash won the coveted Miss World beauty title in 1994 and since then there has been no looking back for her. The gorgeous beauty made her movie debut in Mani Ratnam 1997 Tamil hit 'Iruvar'. In the same year, she starred in Bolly...
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As Delhi's air quality worsens, Punjab shuts polluting brick kilns. As Delhi's air quality worsens, Punjab shuts polluting brick kilns.
New Delhi: The air over the national capital region has steadily deteriorated for most parts of this month. And with Diwali coming up, there is no respite in sight for residents. What could come as a partial relief for locals here though is Punjab government's decision to shut down all polluting brick kilns in the state. The state government recently decided to halt work at all brick kilns here...
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India contributes $300K to UN programme to train commanders. India contributes $300K to UN programme to train commanders.
United Nations: India has donated $300,000 to a programme to train commanders for UN peacekeeping, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Known as the "Pipeline to Peacekeeping Command Programme," it will "over a period of three years, help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example and raise awareness of UN standards...
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Seven elephants electrocuted to death in Odisha village. Seven elephants electrocuted to death in Odisha village.
Seven elephants were found dead on Saturday morning in Kamalanga village in Odisha's Dhenkanal district by locals. It is being suspected that the animals were electrocuted to death after they came into contact with a live wire, reports news agency ANI. Forest and wildlife department officials were called in and an investigation has begun. Instances of tragic animal deaths due to man-made rea...
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