agra

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ahmedabad

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Daughter
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Daughter plays son to mom, lights pyre

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: For Trivedi, the act was more than symbolic as she performed the duties like the family`s son for many years. The family had always struggled to make two ends meet and thus when her father retired from his service in 1998, she took it upon herself to run the house even as her father went to a shop. After her marriage, it was a question for my parents and about their future. (Read Full Coverage)

allahabad

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Lichchavi

Lichchavi passengers looted near Manauri

Sat,25 Apr 2015

Summary: The dacoits looted cash, mobile phones and gold jewellery after assaulting eight passengers. Three teams have been formed to arrest the dacoits. When the train crossed Manauri railway crossing, they and four others locked the gates of the coach and started threatening, assaulting and looting passengers. (Read Full Coverage)

aurangabad

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bangalore

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Slum
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Slum girl wins national-level basketball gold medal

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: [email protected] Hubballi: Nasreen Makandar, 14, a slum girl in Vijayapura, has proved that true grit pays off in the long run, and picked up a gold medal for her efforts. Her father Khajamiya was a truck driver but quit his job 16 years ago after three heart attacks. Her mother Khajabi begs on the streets of Vijayapura and gets about Rs 300 and some food items like jowar rotti and rice. (Read Full Coverage)

bhopal

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Shun
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Shun liquor or priests will not solemnise marriage

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: In a unique initiative, the pundits and priests of Sagar district have decided not to solemnise marriages, where people from bride or groom side is found in drunken state. The Pujari Union of Sagar recently held a meeting in which some senior leaders of the Brahmin community also participated and it was decided unanimously that the pundits will not solemnise marriages where people from either side (groom/bride) is found in a drunken state. Recently there have been some cases in MP including a few in Sagar division where people in drunken state created ruckus during marriage ceremony and in some cases the brides even refused to perform marriage rituals and the marriage was called off. (Read Full Coverage)

95%
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95% paddy farmers prone to suicides!

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: With farming growing more vulnerable to vagaries ranging from weather to pests and market risks, a whopping 70 per cent of farmers in Odisha still are not insured from the drastic side-effects. If paddy farmers alone are to be considered, a massive 95 per cent of them are exposed to the multifarious shocks in the State. This low coverage does not bode well when paddy is the principal crop in Odisha and paddy farmers bearing the brunt of floods, droughts and pests in around 90 per cent of the years since 2000, when the subsidy linked insurance scheme was launched in the country. (Read Full Coverage)

chandigarh

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Back-breaking
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Back-breaking

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: Carrying backpacks with textbooks, notebooks, tiffin boxes and water bottles that weigh around 2-4 kgs, children aged seven or eight are required to climb stairways every day after walking a few minutes inside the school from the drop-off zone. The schools were also asked to make necessary arrangements wherein students up to class II can deposit their books in the school itself. However, all the private schools in the city refer different books of various publications as per their choice and most of them do not have facilities of deposition of books at the end of the day. (Read Full Coverage)

chennai

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coimbatore

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Met

Met department records Nepal quake

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: The seismographic equipment kept in the meteorological department at the Salem collectorate, began recording the earthquake`s tremors around 11.45am till 1pm on Saturday, according to meteorological officials. He further said that Salem Richter scale has recorded earthquakes that have occurred in various parts of the globe. The officials further said that the first shock was recorded at 11.45am with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale. (Read Full Coverage)

delhi

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Climate
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Climate change

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: Some parts of the earth are more prone and vulnerable to the effects of climate change and it is impacting the lives of the people. The 35-minute film looks at disaster and climate stress related migration from three different regions in the country -Uttarakhand, Bundelkhand and Odisha. These three states are already amongst the leading sources for internal migration and have been hit by extreme weather events like floods (Uttarakhand), drought (Bundelkhand region) and cyclones (Odisha), which are likely to become more recurrent and stronger as a result of climate change. (Read Full Coverage)

dehradun

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Conman
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Conman looting elderly in police net

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: The police have apprehended a conman who had been involved in a series of incidents of theft and robbery of elderly people in the State Capital. The team on the basis of information provided by affected people made a sketch of the accused. On the basis of the sketch and vital leads provided by informers, the team arrested one Hardeep Chabra, a resident of Saharanpur, on Saturday and recovered the material and jewellery looted by him. (Read Full Coverage)

goa

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40%
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40% decline in arrival of foreign charter tourists

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: Panaji: While the state`s tourism season 2014-15 that is coming to a close, saw a 40% decline in the arrival of charter tourists, the steady flow of domestic and free independent travellers (FITs) has kept the industry kicking. Goa received 4,41,543 (March-end 2015) international tourists as against 5 lakh tourists in the previous season. Till March-end, the state received 28 lakh domestic tourists as against 35 lakh in the previous season. (Read Full Coverage)

gurgaon

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guwahati

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27
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27 from Assam safely evacuated65 Yet To Be Traced

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: Of them, 27 have already been evacuated to New Delhi and the others will be brought out in a phased manner. Since Saturday, after the state police opened two helpline numbers (094355522203 and 08749860803) for the affected people from the state, several calls have been received enquiring about 155 persons who were visiting the neighbouring country for various purposes. Out of the 90 people who have been contacted, 27 had gone there for medical purposes and four were travelling on work. (Read Full Coverage)

hyderabad

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indore

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Serial
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Serial late night stabbing jolts Indore again

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: The stabbing spree by two motorbike borne youths inflicted injuries to at least 5 persons. The two assailants who perhaps were in an inebriated state stabbed passers by on road between Niranjabpur crossing, Scheme 114 and Scheme 78 between 11.40 pm to 11.55 pm. All the injured, however, were stated out of danger. (Read Full Coverage)

jaipur

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Earthquake

Earthquake kills 8-year-old girl in Bharatpur

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Enjoying their day off from the school, the children were playing in a portion of their house when it collapsed. It`s believed to be first causality in tremors that ripped through northern Rajasthan over the past two days. According to the police, the deceased child was identified as Nisha Kumari, a resident of Raunija village, some 160 km from Jaipur. (Read Full Coverage)

jammu

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kanpur

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kashmir

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kochi

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INS

INS Tarangini set to conquer many more miles

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: “It forms part of naval diplomacy – of exposing our trainees to other cultures and navies and building bridges of friendships across the oceans,” said Cdr Gautam, a gunnery specialist who has served on several classes of warships including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. “Built in Goa, Tarangini has done rather well in regattas in Europe earlier. This time around, it will draw the eyeballs when it takes part in a sailing regatta between Norway and Denmark. (Read Full Coverage)

kolkata

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kozhikode

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Nepal
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Nepal quake: no clear info about doctors

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: “However, there is no information yet about the third member, whose name is Irshad,” said a source from the Collector’s office. Ravindran, details about the doctors, including their home address, could not be collected from the college records as Sunday was a holiday. Update on this will be available on the District Collector’s page on Facebook.M.K. (Read Full Coverage)

lucknow

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Fear
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Fear returns with two aftershocks

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: 9 on the Richter scale shook Lucknow for 20 seconds at 12.39 pm, the second measuring 5.0 followed at 12. 56 pm lasted for 10 seconds, forcing people rush out of their homes and take shelter in open spaces in hig-hrise compounds, lawns, roads and park. Meanwhile, the death toll in the state in Saturday`s tremor climbed to 14. (Read Full Coverage)

madurai

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mangalore

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Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna Mission volunteers clean up MCC premises as part of Swachh Bharat mission

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: Atmarupachaitanya, coordinator said the Mission planned to do something about this filth and went ahead with planning days before the drive. A group of volunteers led by swamiji himself cleaned the weeds and removed the dirt and garbage thus cleaning the area near Mangalore City Corporation. Students of Balakashrama cleaned the bus shelter opposite MCC and painted the bus shelter. (Read Full Coverage)

mumbai

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mysore

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‘Govt

‘Govt must ensure welfare of tribals’

Tue,31 Mar 2015

Summary: Child and women mortality and illiteracy continue to dog tribal families. There is a need for qualitative research to address the problems of tribals and to know their requirements. Earlier in the day, the event was inaugurated by T Subramanyam Naidu, professor of anthropology department, Pondichery University. (Read Full Coverage)

nagpur

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noida

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patna

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pune

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300
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300 tourists safe, some getting back home

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: So far, officials have been able to get updates on the whereabouts of 300 people who travelled to Nepal recently. Of these, about 159 are from Pune district, which is more than 50%. Among the remaining tourists, 94 are from Sangli, 41 from Kolhapur, four from Satara and two persons from Solapur district. (Read Full Coverage)

raipur

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ranchi

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35
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35 families from Nepal lose property, relatives

Mon,27 Apr 2015

Summary: Ranchi: Around 35 Nepalese families living in the state`s capital have lost friends and properties in the devastating earthquake, which rocked the Himalayan country in the last two days. Another constable Prakash Gale lost his grandmother in Saturday`s quake. JAP-1 commandant Saket Kumar Singh said the tragedy has directly affected the families of around three dozen personnel. (Read Full Coverage)

srinagar

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vadodara

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Competition

Competition on Innovative Teaching Practices organized at Navrachana University

Sun,26 Apr 2015

Summary: The event was organized by the students of B.Ed programme of Navrachana University, where teachers from 13 different schools of Vadodara had participated and shared their innovative teaching ideas. There were 39 teachers from different schools who demonstrated their innovative teaching techniques. The event was judged by a panel of distinguished judges of different universities. (Read Full Coverage)

varanasi

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