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Heart disease burden: Punjab is eerily in lead


New Delhi : Punjab has reported the highest burden of ischemic heart diseases in India by emerging on top of the charts in a maiden study of inter-state health status. The state is also the second highest carrier of diabetes burden in India, after Kerala. The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative, a collaborative work of the Indian Council of Medical Research ...

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EC to BJP: No ‘Pappu’ in advt


Ahmedabad : The Election Commission has barred the ruling BJP in Gujarat from using the word “Pappu” in an electronic advertisement, which apparently targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, calling it “derogatory”. “Pappu” is perceived as a social media slur coined to target Gandhi. According to BJP sources, the media committee under the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) objected to the ...

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Khattar, Kejriwal resolve: Smog-free Delhi by 2018


Chandigarh : After a war of words, Haryana and Delhi Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Arvind Kejriwal today reached a broad consensus on “sustained efforts” to make Delhi smog-free next winter. Kejriwal held a 90-minute meeting at Khattar’s residence here which primarily centred around air pollution and stubble-burning. Also present at the meeting were Environment Ministers and top officials ...

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India-US relationship going to get stronger under Trump: WH


Washington, November 14 : The India-US relationship is going to get stronger and better under the Trump administration in a wide range of areas, including regional security issues, trade and economy, terrorism, a senior White House official has said. “India is a natural ally of the United States, because of the shared commitment to democracy and to counter-terrorism, and because the ...

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Akal Takht overrules SGPC, ‘Parkash Utsav’ on Dec 25


Amritsar : Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary would be celebrated as per the Bikrami calendar on December 25, rejecting an SGPC’s proposal to follow Nanakshahi calendar in celebrating “Parkash Utsav”. The date was announced during a meeting of five high priests here. In a recent executive body meeting, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar suggested to Akal ...

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