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Yesteryear actor Asha Parekh to be honoured at Global Cinema Festival in Sikkim

18 Jan 2020 | 1:59 AM

Gangtok, Jan 17 (UNI) CL Ghimerey Advisor, Film Federation of India, joined by Sikkim Film Cooperative Society Ltd and supported by the Govt of Sikkim, is going to host Global Cinema Festival on February 28-29 and March 1.
Asha Parekh yesteryear actor will be honoured with Life Time Achievement Award. She has past appeared in movies shot in Sikkim & Darjeeling.

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Apollo employs world class sterilization protocols to keep OT infections at bay

17 Jan 2020 | 10:23 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) OT infections have always been a serious concern as they
can turn fatal.
To keep such infections at bay, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata has equipped
its Central Sterile Supply Dept (CSSD) as per international standards rivaling the best
healthcare institutes around the world. Such steps have ensured extremely low OT
infection rates, much lower than the global average — 0.53% as against 3 to 21 per
cent internationally.

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OPPO bolsters its F series portfolio in Kolkata with the launch of F15

17 Jan 2020 | 10:00 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) Kickstarting the new year in style, OPPO, the leading global
smartphone brand has launched its latest smartphone, OPPO F15, in India.

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High level team visited Pentha to assess the Geo Synthetic tube Sea wall

17 Jan 2020 | 9:29 PM

Kendrapara, Jan 17 (UNI) A high level team today arrived at pentha to inspect the
Geo Synthetic tube Sea wall constructed to protect 56 villages in Rajnagar block
from the marauding sea.

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Vice President inaugurates Nature Park and Interpretation Centre in Andaman

Vice President inaugurates Nature Park and Interpretation Centre in Andaman

17 Jan 2020 | 9:26 PM

Port Blair, Jan 17 (UNI) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, currently on visit to
the A&N Islands, inaugurated the Nature Park and Interpretation Centre (NPIC)
at Haddo here this morning.

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Troops seize drugs worth Rs 8.58 cr

17 Jan 2020 | 9:23 PM

Imphal, Jan 17 (UNI) Troops of Assam Rifles recovered contraband drugs worth more
than Rs 8.58 Cores along Indo-Myanmar Border on January 16 last.

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Expert warns against medical malpractices

17 Jan 2020 | 9:20 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) Healthcare for common man is in a pitiable condition. Healthcare
lately has become a very attractive business venture and laboratories for various
investigations are mushrooming rapidly.
'But their growth is haphazard and their utilisation without any definite direction.
Corporate hospitals most of the time rotate patients through all departments and
charge,' Federation of Hospital Administrators Executive Member Dr Naresh Purohit
said today.
The senior consultant of each speciality is obliged to generate more and more money
for the hospital by any conceivable means. The patients suffer not only financially but
also physically for going through several unnecessary diagnostic procedures not
contributing anything for his or her health. Cut back system is rampant in umpteen
private healthcare institutions, he revealed.

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2 people arrested in connection with murder of a woman

17 Jan 2020 | 9:17 PM

Katihar, Jan 17 (UNI) Two people were arrested in connection with murder of a woman
and one other in violence erupted following land dispute and a cache of fire-arms was
recovered near Islampur canal under Mufassil police station area in this district.

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Modi asks all BJP leaders to participate in Human Chain on Jan 19

Modi asks all BJP leaders to participate in Human Chain on Jan 19

17 Jan 2020 | 9:13 PM

Patna, Jan 17 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar
Modi today asked all his party leaders and workers to participate in creation of Human
Chain on January 19 for awareness among the people on 'climate changes' and
commitment for measures to be taken to counter its ill effects.

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Former Union Minister Srikant jena requests Odisha Chief Minister to withdraw his support to CAA and NPR

17 Jan 2020 | 9:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (UNI) Former Union Minister Srikant jena today requested Odisha
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to immediately withdraw his support to CAA and NPR.

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Rs 17 lakhs looted from micro finance company in Samastipur

Rs 17 lakhs looted from micro finance company in Samastipur

17 Jan 2020 | 9:06 PM

Samastipur, Jan 17 (UNI) Armed criminals looted Rs 17 lakhs from office of a private
micro finance company at Saidpur Bazar under Chak Maheshi police station area in
Samastipur district today.

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MHRC registers Suo Moto case on electrocution of woman

17 Jan 2020 | 8:53 PM

Shillong, Jan 17 (UNI) The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission on Friday registered
a suo motu case over electrocution of Hensolin D. Sangma, a mother of two in Tura,
the district headquarters of West Garo Hills on January 8.

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World Bank loan to Assam for modernisation of ferry service

World Bank loan to Assam for modernisation of ferry service

17 Jan 2020 | 8:47 PM

Guwahati, Jan 17 (UNI) The World Bank has approved a loan of Rs 630 crore to
Assam Inland Water Transport (AIWT) for modernisation of the state’s passenger
ferry services on the Brahmaputra and other rivers.
Under the Assam Inland Water Transport Project (AIWTP), the infrastructure of
passenger ferry services will be improved and the capacity of institutions running
the inland water transport will be strengthened.
Better-designed terminals and energy-efficient vessels will make the ferry
services more sustainable with least disruption to nature.
Of the total project cost of Rs 770 crore, the bank will provide Rs 630 crore.

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Police rescued 30 motor boat passengers stranded due to dense fog

17 Jan 2020 | 8:46 PM

Kendrapara, Jan 17 (UNI) The Dharama Marine police today rescued 30 passengers of
a motor boat stranded for nearly five hours in between Kalibhanjadiha- and Dhamra port
due to dense fog.

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Nitish Kumar spending crores of rupees on his self glorification: Lalu

Nitish Kumar spending crores of rupees on his self glorification: Lalu

17 Jan 2020 | 8:39 PM

Patna, Jan 17 (UNI) Amid adverse comments of Patna High Court over health services
scenario of Bihar, the incarcerated Rajshtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief alleged that the
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was spending crores of rupees on self glorification.

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