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  • R N Ravi appointed Governor of Meghalaya
  • Mega rally in Kolkata today against CAB-NRC
  • Battle for Jharkhand: 11 85 pc average voter turnout in first two hours of polls on 15 seats
  • US nuke envoy offers to hold talks with DPRK
  • At least 7 killed as result of earthquake in Philippines
  • UK: Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy in race to lead Labour Party
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Polling begins in 15 seats of 'Koyelaanchal' in 4th phase
  • Hong Kong Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Mong Kok area - Reports
  • US plans to test two new missiles banned By INF Treaty by year-end - Russian Military
  • Police action against don in MP capital
  • Driver rapes minor
  • Iran says US military presence in the Gulf causes "disaster"
  • US Trade Envoy says formal signing of phase one deal with China set for January 2020
  • Russia likely to challenge WADA’s sports ban in court – Kremlin Spokesman
  • Corn Fest begins in MP district
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Universal education goal ‘unrealistic’, warns UNESCO

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) Nations are not doing enough to ensure that every child goes to school – and stays there - by 2030, a key commitment of the 2030 Global Goals agenda, UNESCO has said.
According to data from the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), one in six youngsters aged between six and 17 will still be out of class in a decade’s time.
Attendance levels are best in primary school, with information from nearly 150 countries showing that 84 per cent of children completed this first educational tier in 2018, up from 70 per cent in 2000. With an extra push and investment, UNESCO believes that getting all children into primary school “is just possible”, by 2030.
But it warns that as children get older, attendance levels are much lower, with four in 10 children globally expected not to complete secondary education by 2030. This figure is likely to grow to half of all youngsters in sub-Saharan Africa, where the school-age population is growing faster than anywhere else, UNESCO says.
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At least 7 killed as result of earthquake in Philippines

At least 7 killed as result of earthquake in Philippines

16 Dec 2019 | 10:29 AM

Manila, Dec 16 (UNI) At least seven people were killed as a result of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Philippines' southern Mindanao Island on Sunday, local media reported, citing Davao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

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UK: Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy in race to lead Labour Party

UK: Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy in race to lead Labour Party

16 Dec 2019 | 9:17 AM

London, Dec 16 (UNI) With Jeremy Corbyn announcing his resignation as Labour Party leader after the election debacle, seven MPs, six of them women, have joined in the race to head the party.

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Two policemen killed by IS militants in north Iraq

16 Dec 2019 | 4:16 AM

Baghdad, Dec 16 (UNI) Two police personnel were killed by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northern province Kirkuk on Sunday, the Iraqi military said.

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Indo-Bangla war veterans to hold get-together in Dhaka, Kolkata

15 Dec 2019 | 10:55 PM

Dhaka, Dec 15 (UNI) The veterans of Liberation War of 1971 will once again get together here and in Kolkata to celebrate the Victory and their eternal bonds of camaraderie.

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Bangladesh: Ten killed in factory fire

15 Dec 2019 | 9:41 PM

Dhaka, Dec 15 (UNI) At least 10 people were killed in Gazipur fan factory fire on Sunday, a fire service official confirmed UNI.

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