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  • BJP Rae Bareli rally tomorrow, Cong MLC and others to join BJP
  • Kovind, Narasimhan greets CM on his birthday
  • About 40 slightly injured in Austrian train accident - police
  • Tourism deptt to promote glass top coach to attract upscale visitors in Kashmir
  • Woman dies in fire at care home in northeast London
  • PwC had cleared Facebook's privacy practices in leak period
  • Modi Govt heralded new scales of development: Amit Shah
  • French police evacuate occupied Paris university site
  • Omar takes dig at Dy CM for questioning Kathua rape-murder case probe
  • AP CM begins fast for not granting SCS by Centre
  • Leh, Mughal roads closed due to snow-landslides, Kashmir highway through
  • Japan warns G20 protectionism will disrupt markets
  • Another minor raped, murdered in Etah
  • Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks
  • Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U S history
Features
Genital-breathing ‘punk turtle’ joins endangered species list

Genital-breathing ‘punk turtle’ joins endangered species list

14 Apr 2018 | 3:54 PM

Melbourne, Apr 14 (UNI) An Australian river turtle with bright green ‘hair’, spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is featured on a new list of endangered reptiles, an Euronews report has said.

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WB Panchayat Polls: Mamata faces charge of onslaught on Opposition

WB Panchayat Polls: Mamata faces charge of onslaught on Opposition

09 Apr 2018 | 2:00 PM

By Apurba Dasgupta New Delhi/ Kolkata, Apr 9 (UNI) History repeats itself, Accusation of preventing the Opposition from filing of nominations was a 'key-factor' in Bengal politics before the 'Pariborton' in 2011 state Assembly elections, but it remains the same ahead of the Panchayat polls with a query - whether the scenario is a premonition of another 'change' in the corridor of powers or the state is apathetic towards the Opposition's role in the country's democratic system.

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International Roma Day celebrated

International Roma Day celebrated

08 Apr 2018 | 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 8 (UNI) The International Roma Day was celebrated on Sunday in several parts of the world and several organisations, on the occasion, raised awareness of the issues facing Romani people and their culture.

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Tuberculosis services in Moscow extend “health for all” even to the most vulnerable

04 Apr 2018 | 12:35 PM

Moscow, Apr 4 (UNI) Karam, from Tajikistan, was treated for tuberculous meningitis at the Moscow Research and Clinical Center for Tuberculosis Control after falling ill while working in the Russian Federation.

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Delay in marriages, stress, alcohol causing infertility

Delay in marriages, stress, alcohol causing infertility

01 Apr 2018 | 11:37 AM

By Janardan Dutt Misra

Lucknow, Apr 1 (UNI) Unsystematic lifestyle, increasing stress, delay in marriages for career or other reasons and intake of harmful chemicals through foods grown with excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers, causing infertility in young couples, said Dr Pawan Yadav fertility specialist and Laparoscopic surgeon.

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Enrollment of girls, SC/ST children shows improvement in 323 Special Focus districts

Enrollment of girls, SC/ST children shows improvement in 323 Special Focus districts

01 Apr 2018 | 11:26 AM

New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) Enrollment of girls and Scheduled Caste and Tribes children has seen an improvement under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in the 323 districts identified as Special Focus Districts (SFDs), as figures prove.

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ECI: 9-million citizens got involved in EU law-making

31 Mar 2018 | 6:01 PM

Brussels, Mar 31 (UNI) The European Commission has adopted its second report on the application of the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation, according to an European Commission press release.

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Experts accede to impressive progress by Nigeria’s Polio Eradication programme

Experts accede to impressive progress by Nigeria’s Polio Eradication programme

29 Mar 2018 | 3:07 PM

Abuja (Nigeria), Mar 29 (UNI) The 35th Expert Review Committee for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization (ERC) has expressed optimism that the Nigerian programme is on course to achieving polioeradication with ‘impressive progress’ recorded.

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Uganda prioritizes awareness creation and treatment of MDR-TB

Uganda prioritizes awareness creation and treatment of MDR-TB

29 Mar 2018 | 3:07 PM

Kampala, Mar 29 (UNI) Maureen (not real name), an HIV+ mother of two, is a Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor.

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Improving TB treatment and control in West and Central Africa

Improving TB treatment and control in West and Central Africa

29 Mar 2018 | 3:07 PM

Cotonou (West Africa), Mar 29 (UNI) The search for innovative and effective ways of tackling tuberculosis (TB) in the African Region is gaining momentum.

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Jesse Jackson issues call at UN for ‘global coalition of conscience’

Jesse Jackson issues call at UN for ‘global coalition of conscience’

27 Mar 2018 | 2:41 PM

United Nations, Mar 27 (UNI) There needs to be a “massive global coalition of conscience” to enshrine the values of racial equality and human rights for all, declared civil rights icon Rev Jesse Jackson, speaking at the United Nations.

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Symposium on creative writing explores role of Indian varsities in liberal arts education

Symposium on creative writing explores role of Indian varsities in liberal arts education

25 Mar 2018 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) In an attempt to discuss creative writing inthe context of new liberal arts in Indian varsities, a symposiumtitled ‘Writing across Borders - Globalizing the Creative Writing
Program’ was organised in the National Capital on Sunday that witnessed writers, publishers and editors coming together to taste the essence of open-session creative writing workshops in poetry,
translation and fiction interconnecting literary futures across borders.

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Unity, urgency, pragmatism mark Spring European Council

Unity, urgency, pragmatism mark Spring European Council

25 Mar 2018 | 4:48 PM

Brussels, Mar 25 (UNI) Unity, urgency and pragmatism marked the Spring European Council where EU leaders showed strong determination on delivering on the key priorities.

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Key outcomes of US priorities at UNHRC's 37th session

Key outcomes of US priorities at UNHRC's 37th session

24 Mar 2018 | 2:53 PM

Washington, Mar 24 (UNI) At the 37th Human Rights Council session in Geneva during February 26-March 23, the US has addressed "urgent human rights situations around the world", according to a "fact sheet" issued here by the Office of the Spokesperson.

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Global Report on Food Crises: Food security remains critical

Global Report on Food Crises: Food security remains critical

23 Mar 2018 | 7:02 PM

Brussels, Mar 23 (UNI) The Global Report on Food Crises has indicated that major risks of famine were averted in 2017 in the four countries - Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and North Nigeria - that were declared at risk in early 2017; however, it also highlighted the severity and the complexity of food crises around the world.

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