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High-level team to review public health measures in Uttarakhand


Amid fears of disease outbreak after widespread devastation in flood-affected Uttarakhand, the Union health ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in the state tomorrow.

Rupee rises to fresh 5-month high of 52.28 against dollar


The rupee rose by 12 paise to fresh over five-month high of 52.28 against the American currency in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on continued dollar selling by exporters a

Sehwag out for 2 weeks with ankle injury, may miss CLT20


Virender Sehwag is in doubt for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 after he has been advised two weeks of rest because of ligament injury he sustained during India's last Super Eights game in the

FDI in retail: Traders in Kerala down shutters

Trading activities came to a virtual halt across Kerala on Wednesday as shop owners downed shutters to protest against the policies of the Central and state governments, including the decision to allo

PCI announces cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Girisha

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda for his silver medal leap at the London Paralympics.

The committee, howe

India should do more to advance peace, security: Ban Ki-moon


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hoped that India would find a way to build and strengthen partnerships of common ground with its neighbours and encouraged it to do 'even more' in advancing pea

Now, Sebi catches social networking fever


Market watchdog Sebi seems to be the latest to catch the fancy of social networks like Twitter, Facebook and blogs for spreading its message to investors as also to snoop on discussions at these platf

Delhi Police says it is close to cracking battered baby case

Delhi Police on Monday claimed it is close to cracking the case of a two-year-old battered baby admitted in AIIMS here as it questioned a woman who got the child from her biological mother.


FDI in retail: Govt to reach out to consumer bodies

Giving a clear signal that opening up the multi-brand retail sector to foreign investment is very much on the cards, the Consumer Affairs Ministry will initiate steps to bring consumer organisations o

No ‘smoking gun’ in UN Iran report

The UN atomic watchdog’s hardest-hitting report to date on Iran’s suspected nuclear weap-ons drive did not constitute a “smoking gun” proving the Iranians “are on the verge of making a nuclear weap-on”, nuclear experts said Wednesday, while Moscow made it clear it would not support new, tougher sanctions against Iran.

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