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National Immunization Day for pulse polio today

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New Delhi The National Immunization Day for pulse polio is being held on Sunday. Children below 5 years of age will be given polio drops as part of the government’s drive to sustain polio eradication from the country. Earlier on Saturday, President Pranab Mukherjee launched the programme by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read More »

Top nine companies add Rs 54,333 cr in market cap; HUL shines

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New Delhi Top nine Sensex companies together added Rs 54,333 crore in market valuation last week, with FMCG major HUL emerging as the star-performer. Barring ONGC, rest nine blue-chip companies including TCS, ITC, RIL, Infosys and SBI saw spurt in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday (January 16). The m-cap of HUL zoomed Rs 17,078.71 crore to ... Read More »

Listen to women more, don’t be macho, Pope tells men

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Manila Pope Francis said on Sunday men should listen to women`s ideas more and not be male chauvinists. The Argentine pope made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university in the Philippine capital, Manila, after he noted that four of the five people who addressed him on stage were male. “There is only a small representation ... Read More »

No plan to establish diplomatic ties with Bhutan: US

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Washington America is keen to strengthen ties with Bhutan but there is no plan to establish diplomatic relationship with the Himalayan nation, a senior US official has said after the first-ever meeting between America’s top diplomat and Bhutan’s Prime Minister. Bhutan does not have diplomatic relations with any of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including the ... Read More »

Girl killed by her father for honour in UP’s Muzaffarn

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Muzaffarnagar, January 02: In a case of honour killing, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her father and other family members who were opposed to her relationship with a boy belonging to a different community in Baroda village of the district. The girl was murdered by her family members on New Year’s eve following a heated argument, SHO, Anand ... Read More »

AirAsia crash: Plane landed safely on water before sinking?

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Jakarta, January 01: The AirAsia flight QZ8501 that met with disaster over the Java Sea on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore Sunday, may have made a safe landing on water before being consumed by high waves, amid a raging storm, experts say. The Daily Mirror reported Thursday, citing aviation experts, that the absence of any crash transmission ... Read More »

Pirate Akhilesh: UP CM says he ‘downloaded’ PK, gets ridiculed on Twitter

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It was yesterday that we learnt that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after watching Aamir Khan-starrer PK had made the film tax free in Uttar Pradesh. However, a report in the Times of India quoting him saying he ‘downloaded’ the film to watch it has made him the butt of all jokes on Twitter The report quotes him as saying, ... Read More »

Chinese Police bust ‘breastfeeding prostitution ring’

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Chinese police recently racked up around 15 adults involved in the breastfeeding prostitution ring. Police forces from Beijing, Hebei, Hubei and Jiangxi found out that, men with a breastfeeding fetish used to pay around 5,000 pounds a month for access to database of milk-producing mums after Beijing News exposed the racket, the Mirror reported. The gang was exposed in a ... Read More »

Rupee hits 13-month low on global economic fears; trade data

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The rupee weakened to its lowest level in 13 months on Tuesday as markets in the region tumbled after a sharp rate hike in Russia further raised concerns about the global economy at a time when India’s trade deficit is already widening. Sliding oil prices and a downbeat China factory survey weighed on Asian shares on Tuesday, while the rouble ... Read More »

Iraq jihadists release pictures of mass execution

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Baghdad The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadist Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit. Three pictures published on a jihadist forum and pro-IS social media accounts show the execution of the men wearing orange jumpsuits. Local residents confirmed that a mass execution had taken place on ... Read More »