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Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors opened with Hindu mantras

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City, founded in 1858, began its day on February 15 with ancient Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism.

Six lions, 74 vultures poisoned to death in Tanzania

Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities.

Indian-origin man on death row in Singapore set free

A Malaysia-based Indian-origin man, on death row for drug possession in Singapore, has been acquitted by the country's Supreme Court.

Modi on Palestine, West Asia tour to balance growing ties with Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his four-nation regional trip that will also take him to a first-ever Indian prime ministerial visit to Palestine, besides the UAE and Oman in the Gulf.

Punjab to open new medical colleges, says Brahm Mohindra

Punjab Health and Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra here today announced that the Punjab government would open new medical colleges soon to overcome the shortage of doctors in the State.

Farmer's funeral pyre will destroy you, Sena warns BJP

Taking a grim view of the suicide by an octogenarian peasant demanding fair compensation for his acquired lands, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday warned its ruling ally BJP that Dharma Patil's funeral pyre will destroy the BJP government.

Punjab CM condoles passing away of noted Agricultural Scientist G S Kalkat

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the death of eminent agricultural Scientist Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat (92), who passed away at PGIMER here this afternoon after a brief illness.

Why record harvests, govt spending are not enough for farmers

Indian farms produced record harvests in 2017, and the government's agricultural budget rose 111 per cent over four years to 2017-18. Yet, prices crashed, 8,007 farmers committed suicide in 2015, unpaid agricultural loans rose 20 per cent between 2016 and 2017, and the 600 million who depend on agriculture are struggling to get by.

Forest cover: Punjab tops from below; Haryana second

Niti Ayog portal shows that India has a 21.23% land under forest cover against recommended 33% recommended in the national forest policy. While Punjab tops the list from below with just 3.52 % forest cover and its immediate neighbour Haryana is satisfied with being first runner up again from below with a forest cover of 3.59 %.

People joined hands with AAP party to protest against casual attitude of Chandigarh police

The Chandigarh businessman, a resident of Sector 4, was run over by a speeding white SUV outside Hotel Mountview on August 4. The owner of the vehicle, which had a VIP number plate, PB-03F-0004, was identified as Harjasneet Singh Chahal of Bathinda.

Kajol named ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat

Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative.

Death toll in California mudslides rises to 17

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California stands at 17, with US authorities stepping up their search for at least 20 missing persons.

Hindu prayers to open Nevada's capital Carson City Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City will start their day on February 15 with Sanskrit mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Sporadic violence mars Maharashtra shutdown

MUMBAI: Sporadic incidents of violence, road and rail blockages, stone-pelting, processions and protest demonstrations marred the Maharashtra shutdown called by some Dalit parties on Wednesday amid tight security across the state.

US man arrested after prank call turns fatal

A man from California was arrested in connection with a prank call to police that led to another man's death in Kansas state, the media reported.

Post-pub blaze, Mumbaikars nix plans of New Year partying

Traumatised by the pub fire which killed 14 on Friday, many Mumbaikars on Saturday said they have either cancelled or scaled down their planned New Year Eve celebrations.

Facebook apologises for mistakes in removing hate speech

Facebook has apologised after an investigation exposed inconsistencies by moderators in removing offensive posts reported by the social network's users.

Punjab CM condoles death of HT scibe Vishal Rambani's mother

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday mourned the death of Sudesh Rambani (67), mother of Vishal Rambani, Patiala based senior journalist of Hindustan Times.

 
Pakistan has insulted 130 cr Indians: Azad on Jadhav

 Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said the treatment meted out by the Pakistani authorities to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother was "an insult to 130 crore Indians".

 
Nothing humane about Jadhav's meeting with family: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the meeting between alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his mother and wife lacked "humanity" and "goodwill" accusing Pakistan of conducting it as a "propaganda exercise" and "an opportunity to exploit the situation".

 
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