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  • Punjab releases 60,000 gas connections on Ujjwala Diwas
  • Haryana to form Durga Vahini squads to stop women from being harassed in public spaces : CM
  • Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police files affidavit, updates current status to SC
  • Kangra valley drenched as mercury dips
  • JSW Bengaluru FC best team in this season at Indian domestic level: Roca
  • APCC shows demonstration in front of SBI
  • Khattar directs DCs to get survey conducted to ensure every household has gas cylinder
  • Mehbooba express grief over death of Sachar
  • Centre extends ceasefire with NSCN-NK & NSCN-R till 2019
  • JSW Bengaluru FC beat Kingfisher East Bengal 4-1 in inaugural Hero Super Cup final
  • Warm, dusty day in Delhi, air quality poor
  • Protest by some people cannot take away excellent Q&A session, Omar
  • Cash of Rs 32 54 crore seized for Code of Conduct violations in Karnataka
  • Turkish parliament approves holding snap elections on June 24
  • Charles to head Commonwealth
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Botswana's 30-year-old minister becomes internet sensation

12 Apr 2018 | 6:50 PM

Gaborone, Apr 12 (UNI) Botswana’s newly appointed 30-year-old minister Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is being celebrated on social media by many Africans, who say her appointment despite her age is a rare feat that needs to be replicated across the continent, says Africanews.

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Breastfeed gives babies best possible start in life

Breastfeed gives babies best possible start in life

12 Apr 2018 | 6:03 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects newborns from infections and saves lives, United Nations agencies said at the roll-out of their 10-step guidance to help new mothers and hospital workers embrace this practical advice and give children the best possible start in life.

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UNESCO condemns killing of rangers protecting gorillas in DRC

UNESCO condemns killing of rangers protecting gorillas in DRC

12 Apr 2018 | 6:01 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) The lives of six guards and their driver were taken Monday during an attack on the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – drawing condemnation from the UN agency.

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UN chief condemns attacks against peacekeepers in CAR

UN chief condemns attacks against peacekeepers in CAR

12 Apr 2018 | 6:00 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) The United Nations chief has condemned the latest killing and wounding of the world body’s peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) during an exchange of fire with armed groups on 10 April.

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WHO demands access to site of chemical attack in Syria

WHO demands access to site of chemical attack in Syria

12 Apr 2018 | 5:57 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it has received reports that an estimated 500 patients at Syrian health facilities have exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals, after the shelling of a Damascus suburb over the weekend.

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Trove of rare-earth metals found beneath Japanese waters

12 Apr 2018 | 5:09 PM

Tokyo, Apr 12 (UNI) Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a study published in Nature Publishing Group's Scientific Reports.

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Mali: Time to move from promises to action

12 Apr 2018 | 4:48 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) While Malians must ensure the successful holding of elections this year, their priority should be the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, a senior United Nations official has said.

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Trump issues warning on Syria missile strikes

Trump issues warning on Syria missile strikes

12 Apr 2018 | 4:48 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has warned that airstrikes against Syria were imminent after a Russian diplomat pledged that US missiles would be shot down and their launch sites targeted.

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Desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils

12 Apr 2018 | 4:40 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) While the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe declined last year, the dangers they faced along the journey in many cases increased, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency.

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US condemns Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

12 Apr 2018 | 3:37 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (UNI) The United States has strongly condemned the Houthi missile attack on Riyadh, according to a press statement issued here by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson.

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Indian youth delegation wraps up Nepal visit

Indian youth delegation wraps up Nepal visit

12 Apr 2018 | 2:52 PM

Kathmandu, Apr 12 (UNI) A 37-member youth delegation from India, which was in Nepal from April 4 to 11 at the invitation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has wrapped up its visit, according to The Himalayan Times.

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Fallen Chinese political star Sun admits taking US$27-m in bribes

12 Apr 2018 | 2:51 PM

Beijing, Apr 12 (UNI) Former political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai, who was once tipped to be among the next generation of Chinese leaders, pleaded guilty in a court in northern China on Thursday to taking 170 million yuan (US$27 million) in bribes.

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US, Pak likely to restrict diplomats’ movements

US, Pak likely to restrict diplomats’ movements

12 Apr 2018 | 2:45 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (UNI) The United States and Pakistan are engaged in a diplomatic dispute which could lead to strict restrictions on the movement of their diplomats, Dawn has reported.

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Chinese navy stages double show of strength

12 Apr 2018 | 2:44 PM

Beijing, Apr 12 (UNI) The Chinese navy has began a three-day drill near its main submarine base as another exercise finished nearby in what analysts described as a message to the United States that it was capable of defending its core interests.

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Nepali Foreign Minister to visit China on April 16

12 Apr 2018 | 2:29 PM

Kathmandu, Apr 12 (UNI) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started preparing for Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali’s official visit to China that is likely to begin on April 16, the media reports here said.

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