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3 lakh children to be vaccinated after polio strain found in sewage
The Ministry of Health plans to urgently immunise around 3 lakh children against the crippling polio virus by setting up vaccination booths, after a strain of the highly contagious disease was detected in sewage in Hyderabad.
(Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:28:15 GMT)

Culling of nilgai, monkey, wild boar challenged in SC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine validity of Centre’s decisions to allow culling of nilgai, wild boar in Bihar and rhesus macaque monkey in Himachal Pradesh. It will also examine government’s decision to allow killing of wild boar in Uttarakhand.
(Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:33:57 GMT)

Kairana exodus: RJD slams BJP for giving communal colour
With the BJP claiming mass exodus of Hindu families in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana, Rashtriya Janata Dal spokesperson Manoj Jha said the BJP is 'master' at creating a communal divide in the society before the polls.​
(Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:50:16 GMT)

Court issues arrest warrants against ex-BSEB chief, JD(U) MLA
A Patna court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against former Bihar School Examination Board chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife, former JD(U) MLA Usha Sinha, in connection with +2 toppers scandal in the state.
(Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:11:08 GMT)

Remove all religious structures encroaching on roads: Allahabad HC
A Lucknow bench of justices Sudhir Agarwal and Rakesh Srivastva said religious structures raised after January 2011 that encroach on public roads will be removed forthwith and a compliance report shall be submitted by concerned district magistrate to the state government within two months.
(Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:16:08 GMT)

Court denies bail to alleged ISIS operatives
A Delhi court has denied bail to five suspected ISIS operatives arrested for allegedly plotting a terror strike during the Ardh Kumbh at Haridwar, observing that it was not a fit case for bail.
(Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:43:58 GMT)

PM Modi returns home after 5-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Friday after a five-nation tour of Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, USA and Mexico whose highlight was his meeting with US President Barack Obama and address to US Congress in Washington.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:30:43 GMT)

JD(U), RJD may use Maneka's nilgai outburst against BJP
Maneka Gandhi’s outburst against the culling of nilgai in Bihar’s Mokama district is likely to be used by the state’s Grand Alliance government against the BJP as farmers have been suffering from the menace caused by the animal.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:04:40 GMT)

Modi used 15% fewer words than Manmohan Singh in US speech
In his address of the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used 15% fewer words than his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh but steered clear from mentioning his name despite alluding to his contribution to Indo-US relations, an oversight which the former PM too committed in his 2005 speech.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:45:09 GMT)

47 yrs on, exam topper gets his gold medal
A retired IAS officer received his gold medal in LLB from Rajasthan University on Thursday, 47 years after he was denied the honour despite topping the university. In 1969, he was awarded second rank in the exam though his aggregate score was the highest in the varsity.
(Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:17 GMT)

Plot to kill Chhota Rajan foiled, 4 arrested
Four persons have been arrested for allegedly hatching a plan to kill gangster Chhota Rajan, presently lodged in Tihar jail, at the behest of his arch rival and fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim's confidant Chhota Shakeel.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:51:40 GMT)

Mamata readies plan to enter Left bastion of Tripura
With West Bengal firmly in her grip and six ex-Congress MLAs in tow, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress will now go the whole hog to try and wrest Tripura from the ruling Communist party in the 2018 assembly elections.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:39:08 GMT)

Congress preparing seat-based manifesto for UP
Manifestos tailor-made for specific constituencies would be Congress’s trump card in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections next year. For this purpose, the Grand old Party is preparing demographic profiles of each of the 403 Assembly constituencies.
(Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:12:51 GMT)

Amit Shah hails PM's diplomatic feats
"PM Modi's recent trip has come across unprecedented success and it will be seen as a glorious phase of the country," said Shah in a statement.
(Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:51:30 GMT)

Govt busy celebrating during drought: Rahul Gandhi
Criticising the NDA government on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi said that while there is a pressing situation of drought and farmer suicide in the country, Narendra Modi's government is busy celebrating with songs and dance.
(Sat, 28 May 2016 16:59:20 GMT)

AIMPLB against ban on triple talaq
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Friday fielded its women members to reject the growing demand of women organisations for scrapping of the provision of 'triple talaq' and the organisation slammed the move as a conspiracy to impose a uniform civil code (UCC).
(Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:29:23 GMT)

Congress fields Kapil Sibal for Rajya Sabha from UP
Kapil Sibal, who is being fielded as the Congress' candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh, will require winning over "small parties" to gather enough votes to be elected to the house. The Congress, which would require 36 votes in the 403-member house, only has 29 members.
(Sat, 28 May 2016 14:54:35 GMT)

Lalu Yadav picks daughter, Jethmalani for Rajya Sabha seats
"Lalu favoured Jethmalani for two reasons. First, he is a BJP basher after his expulsion from the BJP in 2013 and second, he has been helping the RJD leader in the multi-crore fodder scam cases," a Rashtriya Janata Dal leader said.
(Sat, 28 May 2016 15:34:29 GMT)

Satyarthi plans global campaign for child rights
​Seeking to globalize compassion, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi plans to launch a major initiative that will enlist support of other Nobel prize winners and world leaders for the cause of neglected and abused children.​
(Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:31:43 GMT)

Top JeM commander killed in Srinagar encounter
Two militants were gunned down in a late night operation by the security forces in Srinagar, and one of the slain militants has been identified as Saifullah, a Pakistani national who was commander of Jamait-ul-Mujahideen.
(Tue, 24 May 2016 02:41:42 GMT)

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