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  • NHRC issues notice to Union Health Ministry and Bihar Govt over AES deaths
  • All schools and coaching institutes will remain closed till June 24 due to heat wave in Bihar
  • Dy CM meets heads of various policy & business departments of NABARD
  • Dy CM meets heads of various policy & business departments of NABARD
  • Striking junior doctors call off their indefinite ceasework; Patients' miseries come to an end
  • Women’s safety: MP CM writes to Shah
  • Guv welcomes amicable settlement between govt and doctors
  • Nitish directs authorities to handle efficiently the challenge of AES and heat wave in Bihar
  • Army officer, one militant killed in Anantnag encounter: Official sources
  • Lakhs of devotees witness holy bath and gajanan vesh of Lords
  • Delhi Police registers cross FIRs in Grameen Sewa driver alleged assault
  • Cong slams Bihar govt for failing to control Encephalitis
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Macedonia gets new name

Belgrade, Jan 12 (UNI) Macedonia’s 120-seat parliament passed an amendment to the constitution to rename the country as Republic of North Macedonia in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.
Debates on the new legislation had started on Wednesday and continued through Thursday. The final vote was postponed several times due to the lack of the 80 votes needed for the amendments to pass.
"Eighty-one people voted in favor, all four amendments to the constitution have been adopted," Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi said in televised broadcast on Friday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also congratulated Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev after deputies in Skopje voted to change the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, his office said.
"The prime minister congratulated Mr Zaev on the successful conclusion of the process to revise the constitution of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia," Tsipras' office said in a statement.
Revising the constitution to change the country's name to the "Republic of North Macedonia" had been part of an agreement signed by Tsipras and Zaev in June last.
Meanwhile, lawmakers from opposition VMRO-DPMNE party boycotted the vote and held protest rallies outside the parliament building in Skopje.
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169 countries facing danger of desertification

17 Jun 2019 | 7:39 PM

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Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and increase in cultivated land, 169 countries across the world , including India, are facing the prospect of desertification.

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Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

17 Jun 2019 | 6:05 PM

By Ajeet Jha
Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and indiscriminate expansion of cultivated land, the threat of desertification has loomed large over 169 countries, including India, said the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres through a video message, on World Day to Combat Desertification on Monday.

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DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

17 Jun 2019 | 5:46 PM

Kinshasa, Jun 17 (UNI) At least 161 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during several days of fighting last week, a security official has told BBC Swahili.

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Nepal: Why delay in deciding names, capitals of 4 provinces?

17 Jun 2019 | 5:38 PM

Kathmandu, Jun 17 (UNI) On September 20, 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution, federating the country into seven provinces with three tiers of government--federal, provincial and local.

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Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

17 Jun 2019 | 5:19 PM

Abuja, Jun 17 (UNI) The emergency services in Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in multiple suicide attacks in the north-east of the country.

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