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Narmada Dam raised by 17 metres

The government has decided to raise the height of the Narmada Dam by 17 metres — a longstanding demand of Gujarat — within 20 days of Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister, raising protests from activist Medha Patkar who drew ...

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Students question HRD minister

Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani’s decision to set up eight new IITs has sparked an interesting debate. Students from the older IITs have begun an online petition seeking review of the move, and 6,000 signatures were gathered in ...

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Foods that are bad for your teeth

There are some foods that are especially harmful for your teeth and having these can lead to several problems. Most of the foods that are mentioned on our list are common everyday foods that we consume without a thought. Dr ...

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Subrata stays in jail

The Supreme Court reiterated its “no money, no release” order for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy, who has been detained since March 4, but in a relief relaxed orders freezing bank accounts and properties to provide Saharas with the means ...

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SC dismisses the plea of Campa Cola residents

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dashed any remnant of hope residents of Campa Cola Compound had by dismissing their fresh plea against demolition. The Campa Cola Residents Association had filed a new petition to stop the demolition on the grounds ...

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Underwater hotel with Wi-Fi

An underwater hotel has been created 21ft below the water surface, requiring people to dive deep down to reach their rooms. As guests descend to Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, they can see a whole host of marine ...

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AIIMS in each state

Work towards setting-up of an AIIMS in each state will be on the 100-day agenda of the health ministry under Harsh Vardhan whose thrust is on ensuring good healthcare facilities at the nearest place to the people. “(It is) important ...

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High marks in Class XII exams

Going by the CBSE and ISC results, cutoffs in Delhi University’s undergraduate admission is likely to see a new high. In the Class XII CBSE results declared on Thursday, the number of students who scored 95% and above is 8,971, ...

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SIT formed to unearth black money

In its first decision after taking charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Tuesday announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe black money, mostly stashed abroad. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the ...

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Why Mumbai can’t crack safe sex

Last year, a 20-year-old approached a top city gynaecologist for help to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The patient, a college student, said her partner had refused to use a condom, and she didn’t want to get onto oral contraceptive pills ...

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