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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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UCO Bank ties up with Hyundai Motor India

UCO Bank ties up with Hyundai Motor India

Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) UCO Bank has signed a pact with Hyundai Motor India Ltd for vehicle financing, a company statement said here.

'This tie-up will give us a platform from where different products of our bank can be marketed to prospective buyers of Hyundai Motor India cars throughout the country.

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Manipur man arrested with heroin worth Rs.4 crore

Manipur man arrested with heroin worth Rs.4 crore

Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) A 24-year-old drug peddler from Manipur has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district with heroin worth Rs.4 crore, supplied from Pakistan, police said Thursday.

Sahid Rafizuddin was arrested late Wednesday from the Mugalsarai railway station in Chandauli district, about 300 km from here.

'Acting on a tip-off,

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PM ready for all party meet on women’s bill: Pranab

PM ready for all party meet on women’s bill: Pranab

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was ready to consult all parties for a consensus on the women's reservation bill before it is tabled in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

'There is no harm in calling an all party meeting. The prime minister has

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Maoist wanted in deadly attacks held

Maoist wanted in deadly attacks held

Raipur, March 11 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla carrying a reward of Rs.150,000 on his head was arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, the state's police chief said Thursday.

A police team nabbed Madhu Markam, 25, from a thickly forested stretch in Kanker district late Wednesday, Director General of Police Vishwa Ranjan told

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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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