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Improve quality of teachers: President

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called for bettering the quality of teachers and enhancing the learning capacity of students in India. #Chrome #Cinema #Economy #indian #News #NewsTracker #Opera #Pakistan #Politics #Religion #science #Sports

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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria’s Kano

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out as scores of people packed into the ancient building's courtyard for afternoon prayers. "These people have bombed the mosque #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-social #undefined #wcnts #Yahoo!

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High girl dropout rate due to no toilets in schools: Modi

Poonch, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday attributed the high numbers of girl children dropping out of schools to lack of toilets in schools. Addressing a BJP election rally here, Modi, noting he was "being criticized by political adversaries of focusing on small issues," said: "When a girl child reaches the age of consciousness, because of the absence of a toilet in the school, she drops out." "Women in the villages have to wait for darkness to respond to the call of nature in the open," he said, adding it was "a shameful situation" and he had started a national campaign to "end that shame". #Business #Chrome #Crime #Economy #Firefox #French #India #indian #Multimedia #Politics #Technology

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Bhopal’s toxic legacy lives on, 30 years after industrial disaster

BHOPAL/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beyond the iron gates of the derelict pesticide plant where one of the world's worst industrial disasters occurred, administrative buildings lie in ruins, vegetation overgrown and warehouses bolted. Massive vessels, interconnected by a multitude of corroded pipes that once carried chemical slurries, have rusted beyond repair #aut #content #cookie #rch #typeof-registered #undefined #wcntn #wcnts

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Indian among three foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a security forces spokesman said. The men, two Pakistani and one Indian, were seized at Emakalakala town in the Ogbia council area, a few miles from their construction base. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts

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Serious scrutiny needed to counter brain drain: President

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday here lamented the brain drain of Indian scholars and called for a "serious scrutiny" to counter this avoidable trend. #Business #Crime #Economy #India #indian #Multimedia #News #Politics

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Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Friday blocked a cleanup brigade from entering a thoroughfare in Ferguson, Missouri, where businesses were damaged in this week's racially charged rioting, as protests erupted outside retail stores in New York and other cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

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Madonna’s new track leaks online

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Singer Madonna's latest track "Rebel heart" has leaked online, and fans are less than impressed with the song. Madonna has been hashtagging #rebelheart in her Instagram photos for months. The track was produced by Swedish DJ Avicii and recorded around March. #Cinema #Crime #French #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Technology

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No hard evidence but Indians captured in Iraq not killed: Swaraj

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the government has got information from six sources that 39 Indians in captivity in Iraq have not been killed, and was working to secure their release. Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha that the government has no direct contact with the persons in captivity and has established contacts at highest level with the countries in the gulf to secure release of the kidnapped Indians. The Indians were working for a Turkish construction company in Mosul when they were abducted in June by suspected Islamic State militants #Chrome #Cinema #Firefox #Multimedia #News #Pakistan #Religion #Technology

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Alleged flu vaccine-related deaths spark fears in Italy

Rome, Nov 29 (IANS) At least nine people were reported to have died in Italy for reasons allegedly linked to a flu vaccine which has been suspended by the Italian competent authority for drugs AIFA, media reported Friday. On Thursday, AIFA prohibited the use of two lots of the Fluad vaccine, produced at a plant of Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in the city of Siena, after "serious and deadly cases" were reported in conjunction with the administration of doses from the two lots, Xinhua reported. AIFA in a statement urged people who have been treated with the vaccines from the two lots to promptly inform their family doctors. #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Economy #French #India #Multimedia #News #Opera #Religion #Technology