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Two children die after eating mid-day meal in Bihar

Two children die after eating mid-day meal in Bihar

Patna, March 11 (IANS) Two children died and six others were taken ill after eating a mid-day meal at a state-run school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, an official said Thursday.

According to a police source, Sangita Kumari, 12, and Neelu Kumari, 11, died of food poisoning after eating the mid-day meal

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Rajya Sabha adjourned twice over MPs’ suspensions

Rajya Sabha adjourned twice over MPs’ suspensions

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice Thursday following persistent demands from opposition MPs for revoking the suspension of seven members who had been physically evicted from the house Tuesday during the debate on the Women's Reservation Bill.

As soon as the house met for the day,

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Most sick newborns have kidney problem: Study (March 11 is World Kidney Day)

Most sick newborns have kidney problem: Study (March 11 is World Kidney Day)

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) As many as 70 percent of sick newborn babies suffer from kidney dysfunction but less than five percent of them get treated, a new study says.

The study, conducted by Batra Hospital over a period of 15 years on 300 sick newborn babies, found that five

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Reservation bill will be beacon for emancipation of women (Comment)

Reservation bill will be beacon for emancipation of women (Comment)

The passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha is a momentous, heartwarming step not only for India, but is likely to be an inspirational trendsetter for women's empowerment in the entire region.

Although it is only the first step, the ripples from the smashing of a glass barrier

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UNAIDS appoints Preity its goodwill ambassador in India

UNAIDS appoints Preity its goodwill ambassador in India

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta was Thursday appointed the goodwill ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV-AIDS (UNAIDS) in India, officials said.

Preity has accepted the appointment and will work to create awareness on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with an emphasis on women,

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BJP denies divisions over women’s bill

BJP denies divisions over women’s bill

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied Thursday that it was divided over the women's bill that seeks to reserve a third of all seats in the country's legislatures for women.

A day after the media quoted one of its MPs, Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, as saying that

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Big B to become Kerala tourism’s brand ambassador

Big B to become Kerala tourism’s brand ambassador

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Kerala's request to become the state's brand ambassador to promote tourism, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Thursday.

As soon as Big B expressed his willingness to become a brand ambassador to promote Kerala tourism last month, a letter to this effect was

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Earthquake ‘threat’ in Orissa forces hundreds to sleep outside

Earthquake ‘threat’ in Orissa forces hundreds to sleep outside

Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people spent the night outside their homes in Orissa after reports of an impending earthquake spread, police said Thursday.

The reports started late Wednesday and spread like wildfire, forcing many the residents in Khordha, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur district to flee outdoors, a police official told

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Pulses, potatoes, milk keep food inflation up

Pulses, potatoes, milk keep food inflation up

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices stood at 17.81 percent for the week ended Feb 27 mainly on account of higher prices of pulses, potatoes and milk, official data showed Thursday.

The annual food inflation had risen from 17.87 percent for the week ended

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After MBA, she just loves being village sarpanch

After MBA, she just loves being village sarpanch

Jaipur, March 11 (IANS) She has studied in top Indian institutes and even has a business management degree. But instead of choosing a corporate career, Chavvi Rajawat has become a village council head in Rajasthan and 'is loving it'.

'My desire to serve my village was the reason I fought the

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