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16 babies die at state-run Sishu Gruh in a month

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[India] Feb.24 (ANI) : At least 16 newborn babies of the government-run Sishu Gruha, a safety home for infants in Telangana’s Nalgonda district, died within a span of one month. Taking note of the issue, an NGO has filed a petition in high court against the children home. Speaking to ANI, child rights activist Achyuta […]

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‘Produce more children’, BJP MLA tells Hindus

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on ‘Produce more children’, BJP MLA tells Hindus

[India] Feb 24 (ANI): Raking up a controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that Hindus should not stop producing children until a law for population control comes into existence. Ironically, Saini, who represents Khatauli constituency in Muzaffarnagar district was addressing a population control campaign program. “Until a law on population control […]

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Telangana villages to get drinking water by March end

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[India] Feb 24 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday assured to provide drinking water to all the villages in the state by March 31. The Chief Minister also instructed the MLAs to take initiative in getting the internal drinking water pipelines completed and taps fixed in every house. “While laying the pipelines […]

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Chhattisgarh to electrify all households by Sept.

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[India] Feb.24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh government is aiming to provide power supply to every household by September 2018. While addressing the Chhattisgarh assembly, Chief Minister Raman Singh said, “We have set a target to provide electricity to every household in the state by March 2018.” He further said that in the last 14 years, the […]

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Easier to do business in India than China: Trump Jr.

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Easier to do business in India than China: Trump Jr.

[India], Feb 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. on Friday praised the overall business environment in India and reiterated that it was easier to do business in India as compared to China. Speaking at the 4th Global Business Summit here, Trump Jr. said: “Indians do have a special entrepreneurial flair. […]

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Ice stupa of Ladakh solving water crisis

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Ice stupa of Ladakh solving water crisis

[India] Feb 24 (ANI): An innovative manmade artificial ice stupa has been created in Leh to conserve winter waste water to address the water scarcity during spring. The stupa has become a centre of attraction for thousands of tourist including locals. The natural glacier formed out of winter snowfall on higher reaches of mountain serves […]

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Following fraud detection, PNB transfers 1,415 of its employees

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Following fraud detection, PNB transfers 1,415 of its employees

PNB Fraud It further added that the working of the branches is “going on smoothly” and the transfers are in no way affecting the customer service of the bank. IANS In its bid to bury rumours that 18,000 employees have been transferred following the detection of $1.8 billion fraud, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has clarified […]

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University in Hyd denies entrance exam admit card to ‘politically active’ students

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on University in Hyd denies entrance exam admit card to ‘politically active’ students

Education A senior official from the university said that the admit cards had been withheld because of “irregularities”. Haripriya Suresh Wikimedia Commons/Shahnawazefl Abdul Jaffar, a PhD aspirant at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, was trying to download his admit card for the entrance exam scheduled for February 24 when he realised […]

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‘Been living in fear’: Fire in Hyd pharma unit, residents demand closure

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on ‘Been living in fear’: Fire in Hyd pharma unit, residents demand closure

Residents of Subhash Nagar staged a dharna and demanded that the authorities close down all the factories in the locality as fire-related incidents have become a regular occurrence. Balakrishna Ganeshan The residents of Hyderabad’s Gampala Basti were in a deep slumber on Friday morning, when an explosion shattered their window panes, which sent them running […]

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Ground report: The lost livelihoods and displacement at AP’s Tummalapalle uranium mine

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  Hyderabad  /  Comments Off on Ground report: The lost livelihoods and displacement at AP’s Tummalapalle uranium mine

Environment Activists and locals demand that the mine should adopt measures to tackle pollution as per The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Charan Teja All Images: Charan Teja “Take photos and videos… and tell them what has this factory has done to our lives,” says an angry L Gangulavva (50) as she […]

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