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Declare drought a national emergency: Kailash Satyarthi 3.5.2016 TOI: India
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare drought as a "national emergency" in view of the rising numbers of children in rural areas affected and exploited due to drought.
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Think the NHS is in poor health? Try being ill under the US system | Arwa Mahdawi 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Thanks to decades of lobbying by the US health industry, Americans pity Britain for our ailing hospitals and overworked doctors. But it’s the astronomic cost of US treatment that is truly sick There are, I have found, many advantages to being a Brit in America. My accent makes me seem 20% hotter and more intelligent than I really am and I can get into places by insinuating that I know the Queen (yeah, we hang out all the time in Brixton). However, one definite disadvantage of living in the US is the state of its healthcare system. While cost is its largest pain point, complexity is another: the system is geared more towards patience than patients. When I went to elect my benefits at my last job I had to choose between a Silver PPO 2000 or an HMO 40/60 (Gold) or a PCHP EPO or a POS 20 or a HDHP plan. I had no idea what any of that meant and, after attempting to unpick acronyms for a while, I just gave up and chose one at random. The bureaucracy escalates from there: you have to fill out about 15 different ...
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Proposal to ensure air ticket for Rs 2,500 for 1-hour journeys: Government 3.5.2016 ET: Transportation
There is a proposal to ensure that only Rs 2,500 is charged per ticket for one-hour flights, government told the Lok Sabha today amid concerns expressed by members over exorbitant airfares.
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Government bats for Air India, says 'zero accident' due to maintenance 3.5.2016 ET: Transportation
Ashok Gajpathi Raju told the Rajya Sabha that every safety proceedure is followed in the Air India as "no deficiency" would be allowed in flying Indian aircrafts.
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GPS to be made must in public transport vehicles 3.5.2016 TOI: India
In a move to make all public transport vehicles safer for passengers and particularly women, installing GPS or alert button and CCTV cameras will be made mandatory. The road transport ministry in its draft notification has specified vehicles with more than 23 seats must have all the three features
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ET classroom: Peer-to-peer lending is the new way to lend funds 3.5.2016 ET: Economy/Finance
P2P lending is when an individual raises funds directly from another individual or a group of individuals, at an interest rate which is decided through negotiation.
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Balraj Madhok, former Jana Sangh president, passes away 2.5.2016 TOI: India
Balraj Madhok, founder leader of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh who was later sacked from the party, passed away on Monday. He was 96. Madhok served as the president of the Jana Sangh in 1966-67 when the party was a force in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and then undivided Madhya Pradesh.
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Aftermath of Baghdad car bombing – video 2.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iraqi emergency services clear the area of a market in Baghdad after an explosives-laden car detonated on Monday, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims. Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which persecutes Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement. It said the assault was carried out by a suicide bomber. Iraqi officials denied the claim

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Egyptian journalists protest against arrests after 'raid' on union 2.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Demonstrators call for dismissal of interior minister and sit-in at union HQ after detention of two journalists on Sunday

Egypt’s journalists’ union has called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in Cairo to protest against the arrest of two journalists on Sunday night.

After an emergency meeting in the early hours of Monday morning, the group called for an open-ended sit-in to run through World Press Freedom day on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

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James Taylor ‘feared he was about to die’ from heart condition 2.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
• ‘My chest started to tighten up and I couldn’t breathe’
• England batsman was forced to retire at age of 26

James Taylor admits he feared he was about to die when a previously undetected heart condition left him gasping for breath.

Taylor was forced to retire from all cricket at the age of just 26 following the discovery of the condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (AVRC).

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6 ways you can make the best use of your annual bonus 2.5.2016 Rediff: Business
The first step in your order of priority should be to pay off any high-cost debt you might have incurred.
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U'khand forest fire spreads, 6 districts worst-hit 2.5.2016 TOI: Home
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Delhi-Faizabad Express derails in UP's Hapur - Times of India 2.5.2016
Delhi-Faizabad Express derails in UP's Hapur Times of India NEW DELHI: Eight coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derailed in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday evening. ADG Railways Anil Saxena said that the derailment occurred between Garhmukteshwar and Kankather stations of the Moradabad ...
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Netizens come forward worried about the unprecedented forest fires in Uttarakhand - Times of India 1.5.2016 Google News India
Netizens come forward worried about the unprecedented forest fires in Uttarakhand Times of India DEHRADUN: Social media takes up cause, protests 'human hand' behind fires. Much like in other times of disaster, social media has erupted with comments and tweets on the Uttarakhand forest fires as well. A Facebook page, 'Uttarakhand Burning ...
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Aftermath of car bomb attack in south-eastern Turkey – video 1.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Smoke is seen rising from the scene of a car bomb attack in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Gaziantep. Emergency services rush to the scene and security officers are deployed to the Kurdish-majority area. At least two police officers were killed and 18 people injured in the assault on a police headquarters

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Young Australian goalkeeper Stefan Petrovski dies following lightning strike 1.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Eighteen-year-old was struck in freak training incident last month
  • Player moved to Malaysia this season to further his career

A young Australian football player struck by lightning last month while playing in Malaysia, Stefan Petrovski, has died in hospital.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper lost consciousness after being hit as he left a training session for his club, Melaka United, on 5 April.

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Irate people vandalise TMCH 1.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Irate people vandalise TMCH
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Message from Sh.Bandaru Dattatreya on International Labour Day 1.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
“The Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattaraya greets the workers on the occasion of International Labour Day.
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Vacationing abroad with family? Consider travel insurance 1.5.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
It is one piece of document that you should have alongside your travel tickets.
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Only 1% calls to control room are genuine, say cops in Coimbatore 1.5.2016 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
The city police control room had received 43,668 phone calls last month of which only 662 calls were informative and the rest were all hoax or prank calls.
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