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Government apathy on OROP to hit morale: ex-army chief

New Delhi, July 26(IANS) – The government’s apathy to the protests seeking the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme will affect the morale of soldiers, former army chief V.P. Malik said on Sunday. Government apathy on OROP to hit morale: ex-army chief The general, who headed the army when the Kargil conflict took […]

Rs.1,000 crore approved for India-Bangladesh rail link

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Agartala, July 26(IANS) – The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs.1,000 crore for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project, an official said on Sunday. Rs.1,000 crore approved for India-Bangladesh rail link The union government on Saturday communicated to Tripura that it had sanctioned Rs.580 crore to lay the rail tracks and acquire required land in Tripura, […]

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Facebook ‘discovers’ a new plant species

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London, July 26(IANS) – When an amateur researcher posted a picture of a plant on Facebook, little did he realise that it could be a new plant species in the world discovered on Facebook. Facebook ‘discovers’ a new plant species Amateur researcher Reginaldo Vasconcelos who clicked the plant in a jungle on a mountain top […]

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Jewellers keep fingers crossed on gold prices

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Chennai, July 26(IANS) – Jewellers are keeping their fingers crossed about gold prices on Monday while pointing to two possibilities – a further fall or maintenance of status quo. Jewellers keep fingers crossed on gold prices The prices are expected to fall further on Monday, Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association president Jayantilal Challani told […]

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Video gamers to be screened for drug use

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London, July 26(IANS) – Weeks after a top video game tournament player admitted to taking performance enhancing drug, a major sports organiser said participants in its next event will be screened for illegal use of drugs. Video gamers to be screened for drug use The Electronic Sports League (ESL) said it would conduct skin tests […]

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Former union minister B.K. Handique is dead

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Guwahati, July 26(IANS) – Bijoy Krishna Handique, a former union minister and a Congress leader from Assam, died at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. He was 80. Former union minister B.K. Handique is dead Doctors said Handique was admitted on Saturday evening due to heart related ailments. A contemporary of Assam Chief […]

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Salim Khan calls ‘ignorant’ Salman Khan’s tweets about Yakub Memon ‘meaningless’

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Veteran Bollywood scriptwriter lashed out at his son Salman Khan for supporting 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon and said his tweets about the issue shouldn’t be taken seriously. Salim was quoted by ibnlive.com saying: “Whatever Salman has written is ridiculous and meaningless. Salman is ignorant of the issue and people should not take […]

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President to visit Karnataka

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New Delhi, July 26(IANS) – President Pranab Mukherjee will on Monday commence a two-day visit to Karnataka, where he will attend the centenary celebrations of the University of Mysore. President to visit Karnataka He will also be dedicating a renovated heritage building of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) to the nation, […]

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