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KVK Tuensang conduct soil health camp

  Tuensang, August 12 (MExN): Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tuensang conducted awareness cum soil health camp on August 8 at Chendang village. Chendang is one of the adopted villages of the KVK. Sixty one participants attended the programme.   Keynote address…

Gorakhpur hospital head suspended, CM blames children’s deaths on lack of cleanliness

Gorakhpur hospital head suspended, CM blames children’s deaths on lack of cleanliness

  Gorakhpur, August 12 (IANS) Under all-round attack, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday suspended the head of the hospital over the deaths of 63 children in five days, even as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Health Minister blamed…

Nitish govt to launch drive against child marriage

  Patna, August 12 (PTI) The Bihar government will launch a drive against child marriage and provide financial assistance for supplementary diet to pregnant women and new born children.   This was decided at a review meeting of Health department…

Jharkhand assembly passes anti-conversion, land bills

  Ranchi, August 12 (IANS) Amid protests by the opposition, the Jharkhand Assembly on Saturday passed the Religious Independence Bill, 2017, banning conversions, and an amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013, removing the need for social impact assessment for…

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit ‘due to exhaustion’

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit ‘due to exhaustion’

  GABORONE, August 12 (Reuters) – Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has cancelled a planned visit to Botswana because of exhaustion, his office said, a move that is likely to be welcomed by China, a major investor in…

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

  NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya, August 12 (Reuters) – Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital,…

Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate

Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate

  GUAM, August 12 (Reuters) – Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe.   That’s the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents…

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year’s fastest time

  LONDON, August 12 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4×100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time…

True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

  By Anil K. Rajvanshi IANS | August 12, 2017   My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946.   I…

Feelers sent out to insurgents in Manipur: CM

Feelers sent out to insurgents in Manipur: CM

  Imphal, August 12 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has welcomed talks between leaders of former militant groups with New Delhi’s interlocutor. He also said feelers had been sent out to insurgents still fighting the state.   Debendra…

Shutdown in Kashmir to protect Article 35A

  Srinagar, August 12 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley and parts of the Jammu region was on Saturday adversely affected due to a shutdown called to protect Article 35A that gives special rights to Jammu and Kashmir.   Shops,…

Global cues, foreign fund outflows drag equity indices to 5-week lows

  Mumbai, August 12 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices — the Sensex and the Nifty50 — dived into the bearish zone and settled at their five-week lows, as global cues, a bulk of quarterly earnings and substantial amount of…