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40% of India’s daily garbage remains uncollected: govt

PTI New Delhi India generates more than 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday, 40 per cent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. In a written response to a question in the Lower House, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the demand of plastic has increased significantly due its increased …

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Muslim family prints images of Hindu deities on wedding card

IANS Ayodhya The spirit of Lord Ram is gradually engulfing the whole of Ayodhya, blurring the lines of religion. A Muslim family, in a rare gesture, has printed a calendar of Lord Hanuman (for 2020) on the initiation card for their son’s wedding. The card also has photographs of Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Narad Muni printed on it. The …

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Pragya nominated to defence committee of Parliament

New Delhi: Controversial BJP MP Pragya Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, has been appointed to a parliamentary committee on defence, triggering a political row as the Congress on Thursday attacked the government for nominating a person charged with “spreading terror” to a panel tasked with defence related issues. The ruling BJP, however, strongly defended her presence in …

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Iconic tourist sites to have special rooms for mothers

New Delhi: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel on Thursday said that all iconic tourist sites of the country will now mandatorily have a room dedicated for mothers going there with kids. Speaking to reporters, Patel said that despite a high number of kids travelling with their mothers, there were no basic facilities for them at the tourist sites. “None of …

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Maharashtra poised for hotchpotch govt

New Delhi/Mumbai : Maharashtra on Thursday appeared headed for a non-BJP dispensation with Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserting that his party and the NCP have “complete unanimity” on all issues concerning government formation and will now hold talks with the Shiv Sena to “finalise the architecture of the alliance”. The discussions will now move to Mumbai where the Congress and …

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Rajinikanth says Tamilians will create ‘wonder’ in 2021

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday asserted people of Tamil Nadu will create a “wonder and marvel” in the 2021 assembly elections in the state, remarks that come amidst indications of him politically aligning with his contemporary and MNM chief Kamal Haasan. The actor, who had announced he will float his own political party and face the 2021 polls, also said …

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Girl dies of snakebite in Kerala school classroom

Wayanad: A ten-year-old girl died after being bitten by a snake inside her classroom at Sultan Bathery in Wayanad district, police said on Thursday. The fifth standard student, Shehala, was taken to the hospital only an hour after the incident, students of the government vocational higher secondary school alleged. A classmate alleged that the teacher continued with the class, saying …

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‘World needs India’s tradition of non-violence’

New Delhi: India’s ancient traditions of non-violence, kindness, love and compassion are needed in today’s world where people are fighting on the basis of religion and countries over territorial disputes, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Thursday. India also needs to bring some kind of “revolution” in its education system by combing its 3,000-year-old ancient tradition of …

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NRC to be conducted across India: Shah

New Delhi/Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the National Register of Citizens process will be carried out across the country, and made it clear there would be no discrimination on the basis of religion. Even as Shah made a countrywide pitch for the NRC process, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee assured people she …

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Maharashtra deadlock may end soon

New Delhi: The Congress-NCP alliance on Wednesday gave its most categorical indication about joining hands with arch rival Shiv Sena with former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan expressing confidence of forming a “stable” government soon in the state after a marathon meeting of senior leaders of the two parties here. While the Congress leader hoped that political uncertainty will soon end …

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