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Polio's last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan's 'badge of shame'
Health experts aim for zero transmission by targetting children at bus stations and border crossings with vaccinationsPakistan and Afghanistan close to defeating Polio - in picturesAt a busy toll plaza in Kohat, Pakistan, a three-member vaccination team is working fast. Flanked by armed military personnel, the vaccinators approach a white van as it pulls away from the scattered stream of traffic, cars rattling east toward Islamabad and west to the nearby border with Afghanistan. One worker leans toward the driver to ask a question as another reaches into a cooler to prepare the vaccine. Among the crush of passengers in the van, they identify one child who has not yet been vaccinated. No child in the future will be crippled by this disease“An enormous exodus of people was unfortunate .. but it gave us the opportunity to reach 265,000 kids”What we’ve seen is our female vaccinators are driving every single operational gain that is being made Related: Suspicion slows dangerous work to eradicate polio in Pakistan Continue reading... [...]
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JNU scholar's death: Case of abetment to suicide registered
New Delhi, Mar 15: Two days after a 28-year-old Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly hanged himself at his friend's house in south Delhi's Munirka, a case of abetment to suicide was registered on Wednesday. The deceased Muthu [...]
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Karnataka budget pushes for modernisation of slaughter houses
While announcing what is touted to be his last budget, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced measures to modernise and develop existing slaughter houses and meat shops in the state. The budget proposed to build two modern slaughter houses at [...]
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Pakistan and Afghanistan close to defeating Polio – in pictures
Vaccinations at border crossings and other innovative solutions reach children who have missed the chance to be protected against the devastating virus• Polio’s last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan’s ‘badge of shame’ Continue reading... [...]
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Alexander Blackman shoots wounded Taliban fighter – transcript
Transcript of audio from two clips in which marines drag the prisoner to the edge of a field before Blackman shoots him deadThis is a transcript of audio taken from two video clips that record the incident in which Alexander Blackman shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter. The Royal Marines dragged the unidentified prisoner to the edge of a field after he had been hit by cannon fire from an Apache attack helicopter. Related: Judges quash UK marine Alexander Blackman's murder conviction Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka government wants 100% 'preference' to Kannadigas in private sector
The Karnataka government during its budget 2017-18 proposed to move towards ensuring 100 percent preference for Kannadigas in private sector. The preference is only applicable to group C and group D categories of posts in all private companies that have established [...]
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Anything is possible in politics claims Sushil Modi as he remains optimistic of Nitish's return into NDA
As the alliance partner in Nitish Kumar government, Lalu Prasad's RJD continues to target the CM accusing him of silently supporting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP, on the other hand, remains optimistic about Nitish's return into the NDA fold. [...]
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Drugs, slow growth, high unemployment: The many challenges Amarinder Singh faces in Punjab
The new Congress government under Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab, which takes oath on March 16, faces multiple challenges including slow economic growth, high youth unemployment, drug addiction and large dropouts before secondary schools. [...]
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WATCH: Brazil clubs produced most MENTAL football fight ever
A Campeonato Brasiliense derby match between Gama and Brasiliense on Sunday produced probably the most mental football fight ever. [...]
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli ready to put DRS controversy behind him
Kohli, who had stopped short of calling Smith 'cheat' after their dramatic 75-run win against Australia in Bengaluru, was flooded with questions on the DRS controversy. [...]
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Michael Clarke praises Virat Kohli for attending Phil Hughes' funeral
The first of the four Tests of the 2014 series Down Under was postponed from December 4 to December 9 in Adelaide because of the funeral. [...]
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Irish woman found dead near beach in Indian tourist state of Goa
Police say they have arrested one person in conection with the death of a 28-year-old in the Canacona areaAn Irish woman in her twenties has been found dead by police near a beach in the popular Indian resort state of Goa.The woman, 28, was reportedly found naked near Deobagh beach in the Canacona area in the south of the state, according to local media reports. Continue reading... [...]
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Mahindra Electric gearing up to be a component supplier
In addition to manufacturing vehicles, Mahindra Electric is also ready to supply electric drivetrain and components to other automakers. [...]
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New headlamp for Bajaj Pulsar 135
I would like to increase the intensity of my headlamp without overloading the battery. [...]
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Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN
Special rapporteur on human rights calls for investigation into rights abuses following bloody crackdown against the Muslim minority Myanmar may be seeking to “expel” all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert has said, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said a full purge could be the ultimate goal of the institutional persecution and horrific violence being perpetrated against the Rohingya. Related: Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion? Continue reading... [...]
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Use EVMs, not ballot papers for Delhi municipal polls: EC
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday clarified that it will use EVMs for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls that are going to be held on April 22 and counting for the same is going to be held on [...]
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'I am not afraid': the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on India's right wing
When Gurmehar Kaur posted a note of defiance on Facebook she became the subject of national debate – and a torrent of abuseThe photograph that led to Gurmehar Kaur being put under 24-hour police protection was taken by her best friend on a camera phone in her university dorm room. The simple colour shot shows her holding a placard saying she would not be intimidated by a rightwing group she accused of disrupting her college.Only hours after she posted the image to Facebook, Kaur, a 20-year-old English student at Delhi University, found herself at the centre of a national debate that, for weeks now, has fed television shows, news stories and editorials and has involved politicians, film stars and the former captain of India’s cricket team.Bat me hai Dum !#BharatJaisiJagahNahi pic.twitter.com/BNaO1LBHLHI'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. (1/2)I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :) Continue reading... [...]
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Never have such allegations been made against me: Najma Heptullah
With the Congress crying foul over not being invited first to form government in Manipur, the state Governor Najma Heptullah on Tuesday said she took the decision to invite the largest coalition first to ensure that a stable government is formed [...]
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1970 ‘Extraordinary Cask’ whiskey goes on sale for $5k per bottle
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Clean water finally flows to transform lives of tea pickers in Bangladesh
Poor sanitation meant Surma valley workers and their families were often sick, but a hygiene project has brought them a healthy water supply and safe toiletsBina Patru is unsure of her age. She thinks she is in her mid-40s, but knows that she has spent a lifetime toiling in the tea bushes that carpet the rolling hills of the Surma valley of northern Bangladesh.A slight figure in a bright yellow sari, she has just returned from a morning pruning plants and pulling up roots as the tea gardens prepare for the start of harvest for the world’s favourite drink. Related: Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise | Karen McVeigh Continue reading... [...]
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Cold catch: the ice fishermen of Astana – in pictures
Outside the Kazakh capital, Astana, the river snowscape is populated by strange figures. Detroit-based photographer Aleksey Kondratyev investigated and discovered they were ice fishermen, who brave -40C temperatures waiting patiently for their catch Continue reading... [...]
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MP: Cop accidentally shoots himself during holi celebrations
Shivpuri (MP), Mar 14: A constable was killed when his service revolver went off accidentally during a Holi celebration on Tuesday, police said. Rajendra Jatav, the deceased, was posted at the rural police station in Shivpuri, district superintendent of [...]
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While Congress was busy in infighting, BJP worked on alliance: Parrikar
Former defence minister and newly sworn in Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday mocked the Congress for crying foul over not being invited to form government in the coastal state first. He said that the BJP worked on negotiating with [...]
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Cow slaughter to be punishable by life sentence in Gujarat
Government of Indian state to introduce a bill bolstering existing laws against butchering the revered animalsThe leader of an Indian state has announced that slaughtering cows and transporting beef will soon be punishable by a life sentence, the harshest penalty yet for crimes against the revered animal in the Hindu-majority country.The chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, said his government would introduce a bill in the next week to bolster existing laws against butchering cows and related crimes. The current punishment is a Rs50,000 fine (£622) and up to seven years in jail. Related: On patrol with the Hindu vigilantes who would kill to protect India's cows Related: Inside the Indian village where a mob killed a man for eating beef Continue reading... [...]
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Has outgoing Akhilesh Yadav regime deleted tweets from Uttar Pradesh government handles?
"Today @CMOfficeUP and @UPGovt deleted tweets it should be archive, if deleted then its against IT policy whats reason and why deleted? (sic)," asked Brajesh Misra, who is the Editor-in-Chief of UP-based National Voice channel. [...]
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Bihar: Automobile dealer and his retd IAS father arrested in molestation case
A FIR was registered against Nikhil, his father Krishna Bihari and his brother Manish Priyadarshi on December 22 last year in SC-ST police station for molesting the former Congress Minister's daughter. [...]
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Yuvraj Singh's 'slow-motion' Holi dance and expressions are MUST WATCH for all of his fans
"Holi Expressions what are yours ? A very happy holi everyone hope you guys had a fun and safe Holi #HappyHoli #HoliHai #besafe, " Yuvi wrote on his Twitter account. [...]
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Toyota i-TRIL electric concept unveiled
The city car concept has no pedals and is controlled through drive-by-wire tech instead; features autonomous technology. [...]
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