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Odisha hospital fire toll 19

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : Odhisha health authorities on Tuesday confirmed that the toll of a major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar was 19.
On Monday night, the state government announced that 22 persons were killed due to the fire that broke out in the…

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UN Security Council slams N Korea’s missile launch

United Nations, Oct 18 : The UN Security Council strongly condemned the recent failed ballistic missile launch conducted by the North Korea.
In a press statement, the 15-nation council said on Monday that the attempted launch is a grave violation of the North Korea’s obligations under Security Council resolutions…

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Zico lashes out at off-colour referee, says Goa is always wronged

Kolkata, Oct 16 : FC Goa head coach Zico on Sunday lambasted referee Fernando Guerrero Ramirez for his decisions in his team’s Indian Super League (ISL) match against Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) here.
“Any kind of foul and he would show his card. All crucial decisions are always against us…

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To avoid distortion of facts, govt mulls grading science literature

New Delhi, Oct 17 : In order to prevent distortion of facts and make scientific literature more credible, the Ministry of Science and Technology is considering a plan under which books related to science could be graded and validated by experts.
The experts will comprise scientists from several laboratories under the…

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Food fortification : a proven strategy to meet nutritional needs

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Food fortification is the proven and effective strategy to meet nutritional needs across various sections of the society, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel said on Sunday.
“Food fortification is a proven and effective strategy to meet the nutritional needs of a large number of…

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Why do Indian-Americans support Clinton over Trump?

Washington, Oct 17 : The Indian-Americans largely support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because of the unique relationship she has built with the community and India, according to one of her major backers.

“Historically, Indian-Americans, like other Asian Americans and a lot of other immigrant groups, have been big…

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Nepal lifts ban on sending workers to Afghanistan

Kathmandu, Oct 17 : Nepal has lifted a four-month ban on sending Nepalese workers to Afghanistan which was imposed after the country’s security guards were killed in a Taliban attack, a government official said.
The Himalayan nation imposed the ban on June 23 after the Taliban attack on June…

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BRICS summit, ‘a success’ Modi concludes

Benaulim, Oct 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded the eighth summit of the emerging-market bloc of BRICS in Goa, thanking the other leaders for their support to make the summit a success.
“We have adopted the Goa declaration that lays down a comprehensive vision for our cooperation within BRICS…

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University can deny admission to students not carrying docs : Delhi HC

NEW DELHI, Oct, 15 : The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denying admission, Delhi high court has held.
“Since the petitioner failed to appear for counselling in terms of the…

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