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Earthquake in Nepal: Facebook’s ‘safety status’ feature informs loved ones about one’s wheareabouts


After a massive earthquake shook the Nepal and northern states of India, social networking site Facebook launched a feature that enables you to inform your relatives your ‘safety status’ in the Lamjung quake.Facebook had launched a feature called ‘Safety Check’ in October 2014. The ‘safety check’ feature tracks people in the affected areas through their profile information and updates and ...

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Vigilance nabs forest Guard accepting bribe


CHANDIGARH : A Forest Guard of Punjab Forest Department was today trapped by sleuths of Vigilance Bureau while accepting bribe of Rs. 4500. Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Forest Guard Balkar Singh posted at Forest Department, Block Bhunarheri, Range Patiala was caught on the complaint of Kulwant Singh of Village Malakpur Kamboa. The complainant had ...

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Indian family goes missing in Pakistan


Chandigarh, April 25 : Pakistani authorities are trying to trace an Indian family, including two minor children, which went missing in Pakistan earlier this month. The government of India has taken up the matter with Pakistan, Punjab Police sources said on Friday.The family, which hailed from Sandhawala village in Faridkot district, 260 km from Chandigarh, had gone to Pakistani with ...

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Badal writes to Modi, wants immediate relief for farmers


Chandigarh, April 25 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “immediately” come to the rescue of farmers who had suffered extensive damage to their crops following unseasonal rains and other vagaries of weather. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Badal drew his attention towards the extremely sensitive issue to bail the farmers ...

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Talks toward Iran deal end positively


Sydney, 25 April 2015:Diplomats say the first round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at turning a tentative agreement into a final deal has been positive and indicates an agreement can be reached by the June 30 deadline.The United States and five other powers want Tehran to agree to long-term curbs on programs that can make nuclear arms. Iran denies wanting ...

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