Periyar’s statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur on his 139th birth anniversary; footwear found on its head

Periyar’s statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur on his 139th birth anniversary; footwear found on its head

A statue of Tamil icon and rationalist leader EV Ramasamy, famously known as Periyar, was found to have been vandalised by unidentified miscreants on Monday, with a pair of slippers kept on top of it. The statue is located in...
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India’s water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand

India’s water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand

Undoubtedly, the water situation of India, which asks about a fifth of the world’s population to survive on less than 1/30th of the world’s water, is precarious. This is now. What about the future? India’s population is growing, getting wealthier,...
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CIC recommends legal framework to ensure MPs’ accountability for utilisation of local area development funds

CIC recommends legal framework to ensure MPs’ accountability for utilisation of local area development funds

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the offices of the Lok Sabha speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairman to device “legal framework” to ensure transparency, accountability, liability of parliamentarians and other organisatio...
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Narendra Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Narendra Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 September launched the “Swachhata Hi Seva” (cleanliness is service) movement. He interacted with personalities from diverse fields through video conferencing, including industrialist Ratan Tata, actor Amitabh Bach...
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National Nutrition Month: Akshaya Patra Foundation urges Narendra Modi to speak on ‘nutrition for all’ in next Mann ki Baat

National Nutrition Month: Akshaya Patra Foundation urges Narendra Modi to speak on ‘nutrition for all’ in next Mann ki Baat

New Delhi: Joining the country in observing the National Nutrition Month, an NGO said it has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the topic of ‘ensuring access to nutrition for all’ in his upcoming ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme...
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Ajit Doval in US: NSA holds talks with Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, discusses ‘future direction’ of bilateral ties

Ajit Doval in US: NSA holds talks with Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, discusses ‘future direction’ of bilateral ties

Washington: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Friday held “broad-based” talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary James Mattis and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the “future...
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Alcoholism, diseases, poverty define everyday struggles of Chennai’s pavement dwellers as govt refuses to count them as homeless

Alcoholism, diseases, poverty define everyday struggles of Chennai’s pavement dwellers as govt refuses to count them as homeless

On the jagged concrete footpath, still warm from last night’s heat waves, Mahalakshmi turns on her side and pulls up the floral-printed bedsheet over her head in a vain attempt to catch some sleep. The Chennai sun is beating down...
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Majerhat bridge collapse: Preliminary report blames PWD negligence; Mamata Banerjee says new structure to be built in a year

Majerhat bridge collapse: Preliminary report blames PWD negligence; Mamata Banerjee says new structure to be built in a year

The West Bengal government on Friday released the preliminary report on the Majerhat bridge collapse on Friday. The report has stated that the public works department (PWD) is responsible for the mishap. Speaking at a press conference, Chief Minister Mamata B...
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DUSU election results 2018 LIVE updates: Security beefed up as seventh round of counting begins

DUSU election results 2018 LIVE updates: Security beefed up as seventh round of counting begins

21:58 (IST) ABVP’s Ankiv Baisoya wins for president post ABVP leader Ankiv Baisoya won for the DUSU president post with 20,457 votes on Thursday. Shakti Singh (ABVP) bagged the vice-president post with 23,046 votes, while Jyoti Chaudhary (ABVP) won ...
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DUSU elections results 2018: NSUI alleges rigging after EVMs report glitches; counting resumes after 4-hour gap

DUSU elections results 2018: NSUI alleges rigging after EVMs report glitches; counting resumes after 4-hour gap

Counting for Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections was suspended on Thursday due to technical faults in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and following protests by students. The process has now been resumed. DUSU election officer had confirmed that ...
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