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In UP, trust politicians to stoke the fire amid tears, fear (Comment)

Tragedies like the one that befell the family of Mohd Akhlaq over the past few days are generally followed by tears, anger and sadness. But in Uttar Pradesh, such heart-rending incidents have another companion – politics! Sad, but true.
Ever since the 50-something Akhlaq was lynched by an adrenalin…

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The Park’s New Festival to begin in Delhi on Saturday

New Delhi, Oct 9 In a treat for the music, art and book lovers in the national capital, the ninth edition of “The Park’s New Festival” will begin here on Saturday.

Organized by The Park Hotels and curated by Prakriti Foundation, a Chennai-based foundation which aims at enlarging…

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10 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Oct 9 At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when they attacked police checkpoints in Afghanistan’s Herat province on Friday, police said.

“Over 80 militants attacked police checkpoints in Pashtun Zarghon district on Friday. At least 10 militants and a civilian were killed when police retaliated,” Xinhua quoted…

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Fairness inessential to look beautiful: Nawazuddin

New Delhi, Oct 8 He was born with a dark complexion and has no qualms about it. In a country where people are obsessed with light skin tone, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says beauty is not about being fair.

Nawazuddin has aligned with the league of Bollywood beauties Kangana Ranaut, Anushka…

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Heavy smoking and drinking will age you faster

New York, Oct 9 Heavy smoking and alcohol use cause distinctive changes to human DNA, leading to an accelerated premature ageing, scientists reveal.

Interestingly, moderate alcohol use — about one to two drinks per day — was correlated with the healthiest ageing, while very low and high consumption were linked to accelerated…

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High BP risk in mid-life can be predicted in childhood

London, Oct 9 Researchers have marked a number of factors that can help identify young people who are at risk of developing high blood pressure by around age 38.

“These included being male, having a family history of high blood pressure, being first born and being born lower birthweight,” said…

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HC asks Delhi to ensure proper utilisation of dengue funds

New Delhi, Oct 9 The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city government to ensure that grant-in-aid released to civic bodies was utilised properly to control the dengue menace.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also asked the government to cooperate…

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SC for environment cess on commercial vehicles entering Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 9 The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it will impose an environment compensatory charge (ECC) ranging from Rs.700 to Rs.1,300 on commercial vehicles entering Delhi as a transit route for their onward journey.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu…

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Shutdown affects life in Jammu region

Jammu, Oct 9 A shutdown on Friday to protest alleged bovine slaughter affected life in three towns in Jammu region, with protestors attempting to block the busy Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Shops, educational institutions, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Udhampur, Reasi and Chenani towns of Jammu region…

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Challenges facing youth needing skills for employment

Stating his vision of making India the human resource capital of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Skill India programme on July 15, calling it the government’s war against poverty. Under the ambitious programme, the government will work toward equipping over 500 million people with adequate skills…

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