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Mumbai’s ‘blue dogs’: Company gets show-cause notice for releasing dye into water, air

Five days after HT reported that untreated industrial waste dumped into the Kasadi river in Taloja was turning dogs blue, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has taken action against the firm releasing dye into the water. The…

Speaker warns Kerala MLA PC George for ‘insensitive’ remarks against actress

Kerala assembly speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday warned PC George, MLA, that he would take whatever action was possible against the legislator, if he continued to make “insensitive” remarks against the actress who was abducted and…

Gorakhpur tragedy: Five days after child, mother too dies, attendants turn violent

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A woman, whose newborn child died at the BRD Medical College last week, passed away due to post-delivery complications in the intensive care unit of the same hospital on Wednesday, prompting her attendants to turn violent. Two hospital…

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Denied nod to hold public meeting at Bhagalpur, Tejashwi sits on midnight dharna

The Bhagalpur district administration denied permission to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav to hold a public meeting at Sabour, prompting him to sit on a midnight dharna on Thursday.…

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Gorakhpur child deaths | District magistrate submits report: 10 updates

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The Gorakhpur district administration has sent its report on child deaths at the BRD Medical College hospital to the Uttar Pradesh government, according to television reports. Officials have, however, refused to speak on the contents of…

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Crude oil shipment opens new vistas in India-US relationship

The first shipment of American crude oil is likely to reach India in the last week of September, opening new vistas in the Indo-US ties. With this India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, joins Asian countries like South Korea, Japan…

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Gorakhpur probe report says children died due to oxygen crisis, blames principal and doctors

Gorakhpur district administration in its report sent to the state government has stated that some children admitted in the encephalitis and neonatal wards in the BRD Medical College hospital died on August 10 and 11 due to oxygen crisis,…

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All eyes on Gorakhpur, but rest of UP fares worse on child healthcare

Child healthcare in Gorakhpur emerged in the spotlight after 70 children died in one of its biggest hospitals last week, but official data suggests the eastern Uttar Pradesh district presents a better picture than the rest of the state,…

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Man drives himself to hospital with nail in his heart

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking…

Rajnath Singh decodes PM Modi’s I-Day speech. Here’s what the home minister thinks

We have completed 70 years since Independence and now we are in an era distinctively different on every aspect from innovation, motivation and the direction in which the country is marching ahead. The Prime Minister’s address from the Red…

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Gujarat sees spurt in swine flu deaths, UP asks schools to suspend morning assembly

spurt in the number of deaths and infections caused by Influenza A (H1N1), commonly referred to as swine flu in India, this year has forced state authorities to initiate measures and appeal to people not to panic. This year, till August 6,…

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China says it has no information of scuffle with Indian troops in Ladakh

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was not “aware” of scuffles between its army and Indian forces in Ladakh where men from both sides exchanged punches and threw stones at each other. On Tuesday, Indian border troopers…

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Gorakhpur: Most children’s deaths not due to encephalitis, hospital records show

Most of the deaths of children at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College Hospital over the past five days are not due to encephalitis, the hospital’s own medical records reveal. More than 70 children died in just five days in the hospital in the…

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In 2015, 2 children below age 5 died every minute in India

Nearly 1.08 million Indian children under the age of five years died in 2015–that’s 2,959 deaths every day or two each minute–many of them of causes that were preventable and treatable. India’s under-five mortality rate (U5MR)–the…

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No, sarahahexposed.com won’t reveal anonymous Sarahah senders’ identity

Sarahah is the new sensation in the world of technology. According to developers of the app, Sarahah is meant to help you “self-develop by receiving constructive anonymous feedback.” Based on what I see on my Facebook timeline, people are…

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Do you indulge in a midnight snack? Here’s how you are risking your skin

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Sunbathers, you may want to avoid raiding the fridge in the middle of the night before catching some rays as according to a recent study, eating habits affect skin’s protection against the sun. The study in mice from the O’Donnell Brain…

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The artificial Intelligence wave is upon us. We better be prepared

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The AI (artificial intelligence) revolution is well and truly upon us, and we are at a significant watershed moment in our lives where AI could become the new electricity – pervasive and touching every aspect of our life. While many…

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Jio’s free phone to hit sector, erode revenues: Vodafone to DoT

The country’s second largest telecom player Vodafone expects Jio’s ‘effective free phone’ with unlimited calling to erode operators’ revenues which are already under pressure and sought reduction in various levies imposed by the government…

From medicines to morgue, patients at Gorakhpur hospital pay up for everything

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In the eye of the storm after the death of over 60 children due to the disruption in supply of oxygen over the course of six days, Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College is now grappling with the shortage of medicines. Despite the instructions of…

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Indian troops foil China’s incursion attempt in Ladakh, minor injuries on both sides after stone-pelting

Indian troops on Tuesday foiled two incursion bids by the Chinese in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region but not before stones were thrown and soldiers injured on both sides as India celebrated 70 years of Independence. The clash near the…

Indian troops foil China’s incursion, Modi’s I-Day speech: Top stories today

Indian troops on Tuesday foiled two incursion bids by the Chinese in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region but not before stones were thrown and soldiers injured on both sides as India celebrated 70 years of Independence. The clash near the…

Tuesday, Aug 15

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On phone call with Modi, Trump discussed peace across Indo-Pacific region, N Korea

India and the United States will start a new 2-by-2 bilateral dialogue involving the Indian external affairs and defence ministers and their American counterparts “to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region” and elevate…

Zinedine Zidane frustrated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s hefty punishment

Zinedine Zidane showed his anger over a five-match ban imposed on Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing the referee in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup first leg. Ronaldo scored as a substitute in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona at…

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Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif files three appeals in SC to review its Panama case verdict

Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed three separate appeals in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to review its verdict in the Panama Papers case that resulted in his disqualification. A five-member Supreme Court bench last month…

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Uber defies suspension order in the Philippines

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday defied a Philippine government order to shut down, branding the suspension a “blatant violation” of its rights but risking its drivers being apprehended. Philippine authorities announced on Monday they…

Obesity can increase risk of heart disease, even if you have a healthy metabolism

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Dismissing the concept of ‘fat but fit,’ a recent study has found that carrying those extra kilos could up your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise “healthy”. The researchers from Imperial College London…

Saaho: Shraddha Kapoor not Anushka Shetty to star with Baahubali Prabhas

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The teaser of Prabhas’ next, Saaho, created a lot of noise when it released with Baahubali 2. Prabhas’ look in the film came in for a lot of praise too. Designed as an action film, Saaho is scheduled to hit the screens in the latter half…

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Independence Day 2017 highlights | Some madrasas in UP defy order on national anthem

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a “New India” that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in Kashmir to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is…

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Kalladka roils in communal cauldron as Karnataka enters poll mode

When two Muslim men were stabbed, allegedly by miscreants belonging to a pro-Hindutva group in late May in a small town in the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, it set off a wave of violence that is now a painfully routine pattern…

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PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day promises fact checked

Of eight claims–that we checked–made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in three Independence Day speeches from 2014 to 2016, three have been kept and five have been partially kept, according to a Factchecker analysis. Consumer inflation…