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Book release, Kathak recital liven up Darbar Hall

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The high marbled dome of the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan reverberated with music and some scintillating Kathak dance - watched by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other invited guests at a special book release event. #Business #Crime #Economy #Education #Family #Government #India #indian #Multimedia #News #Politics

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IAF to get more aircraft

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the process of inducting more Su-30 MKI aircraft and Light Combat Aircraft, parliament was informed Friday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha that Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft and Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft would also be procured. "These would augment the operational strength of the IAF," he said in a written statement. #Business #Cinema #Education #indian #Multimedia #Politics #Religion #Technology

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Rain likely in Delhi Friday

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was cloudy Friday morning here and there is a possibility of light rainfall in some areas of the city in the day, said the Met Office. "The sky will be generally cloudy, with very light rain/thundershower likely in some parts of the city," said an official of the India Meteorological Department #Business #Cinema #Crime #Government #India #indian #Multimedia #science #Sports

16 mins ago

Bengal to track rural activities using new technology

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government will roll out a new computer-based system to track rural activities in the state, an official said Friday. The technology to store and analyse data for specific geographic locations across 1,000 gram panchayats will also bring in more accountability for all activities undertaken by rural units, the official added. Scheduled to be implemented across nine districts, the Geographic Information System (GIS)-based project will also ensure people's participation in developmental activities and panchayat meetings by keeping regular tabs on the progress status. #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #India #indian #Multimedia #science

17 mins ago

UN chief seeks Gaza truce for Eid ul-Fitr

Cairo, July 25 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called for an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in the strife-stricken Gaza Strip during the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr that will begin Monday. "This truce should last through the Eid ul-Fitr holiday period," Ban said in a statement after meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry. #Crime #Economy #Family #Firefox #Government #India #Multimedia #News #Religion #science #university

17 mins ago

BJP blames Mamata government for encephalitis deaths

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) With northern West Bengal gripped with encephalitis syndrome that has claimed over 100 lives so far, the BJP Friday held the Trinamool Congress government responsible for the malady acquiring epidemic proportions. State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rahul Sinha blamed the state health department for the malady that has lead to "a procession of deaths" and demanded the resignation of the health minister #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #Education #Firefox #India #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Sports

29 mins ago

Poland cancels cultural project with Russia

Warsaw, July 25 (IANS) The Polish government Thursday announced that it has cancelled plans for celebrating Poland Year in Russia and Russia Year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. #Crime #Family #Firefox #Government #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #science #Sports #Technology #university

29 mins ago

Manish Sisodia asked to pay Rs.2 lakh outstanding rent

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has asked former public works department minister Manish Sisodia to pay an outstanding house rent of nearly Rs.2 lakh. "We have issued a notice to him (Sisodia) to pay Rs.1,99,596 as his outstanding house rent," said a PWD official on the condition of anonymity. "A notice was issued May 22 to Sisodia to vacate the house, but he vacated it only on June 30," the official added. #Crime #Economy #Education #Government #indian #Multimedia #Politics #Religion

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New programme to reduce malnutrition: Maneka

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A new programme which aims to reduce malnutrition among women and children has been launched in 200 high-risk districts of the country, parliament was told Friday. The government has taken new measures to reduce malnutrition among children and women, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha in response to a question. "A multi-sectoral nutrition programme which aims at prevention and reduction in child under-nutrition and reduction in levels of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women has been launched in 200 high-burden districts," she said. #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #Education #India #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Politics #Sports

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Piquant, historical and graphical (IANS Books This Weekend)

What if a mythologist looks into mythology and introduces queerness through the story of gods? What if a graphic designer uses the power of visuals and no text to narrate a tale? #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Education #Government #India #indian #News #NewsTracker #Religion #Sports #Technology
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