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"Define Holy Cow": Punjab Minister To Centre On Stray Cattle Problem 18.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Amid rising instances of stray cattle damaging crops and descending on roads across the country, a Punjab Minister today declared that the issue cannot be addressed without the Union Government...
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Report card: How charged up are electric buses in Indian cities? 18.7.2019 Citizen Matters
In June, the government called for proposals from state transport departments for deployment of 5,000 electric buses, to be supported under the FAME-II scheme; but how close are our cities to realising that vision?
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Former Pakistan PM Shahid Abbasi Arrested By Anti-Corruption Agency 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence...
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Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested by anti-graft agency 18.7.2019 Reuters: Top News
Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence its opponents.
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UK lenders see stable mortgage demand after second-quarter pick-up: BoE 18.7.2019 Reuters: Money News
Lenders in Britain said demand for mortgages rose significantly in the second quarter and is expected to hold steady in the third quarter, a Bank of England survey showed, adding to other signs that a housing market slowdown might be bottoming ...
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"Howdy, Modi": Houston To Welcome PM This September 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States in September this year will have a star-spangled event in Houston, Texas. Called "Howdy, Modi", the "community summit" will see the Prime...
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NPMSA calls off stir 18.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
NPMSA calls off stir
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Behavioural development prog for nurses 18.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Behavioural development prog for nurses
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Bengaluru’s real estate market up last year; but can apartment construction ban help the water situation? 18.7.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Residential projects are increasing in Bengaluru again, after a slump. Would an apartment construction ban really help the city's water situation now? How would it affect the economy?
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Why People In Mumbai Live In Unsafe Homes And Risk Their Lives 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The death of 14 people in a building collapse in Mumbai's Dongri on Tuesday has yet again highlighted how Mumbaikars continue to live in dilapidated homes that are on the verge of collapse.
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California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet 18.7.2019 Reuters: Money News
When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.
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Paint makers reach $305 million settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit 17.7.2019 Reuters: World News
After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing.
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Cabinet approves amendment of National Institute of Design Act, 2014 17.7.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved amendment to National Institute of Design Act, 2014, to designate “Principal Designer’ as equivalent to Professor and to correct the anomaly in this regard.  The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill of 2019 will be introduced in Parliament, said Union Ministers Prakash […]
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How one of Delhi’s tallest structures is contributing to climate change 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Intense summers are not uncommon in Delhi, but when temperatures soared to 48 degrees this June, it was a record even by city standards. Could emissions from the East Delhi Ghazipur landfill have had a role to play?
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Sewer deaths: Centre asks states and Union Territories to set up emergency response units 17.7.2019 Scroll.in
The government, in a letter dated July 12, asked the states to bring an end to the practice of manual scavenging and cited the rising number of sewer deaths.
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Bid to provide succour to hungry people in Jorhat 17.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Bid to provide succour to hungry people in Jorhat
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Mumbai could save water through its mandatory rainwater harvesting rule – but no one seems to care 17.7.2019 Scroll.in
It is compulsory for new buildings in Mumbai to collect and store rainwater, but the municipal corporation has done little to enforce this rule in 12 years.
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London Mayor Rejects Plans For 1000-Feet High 'Tulip' Skyscraper 17.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked a plan for the construction of a 1000-ft-high tower, known as the 'Tulip', saying that the high-rise would be of "limited" public benefit and would be "detrimental"...
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Powell says many at Fed seeing stronger case for U.S. rate cut 16.7.2019 Reuters: Money News
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated a pledge to "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy humming in a speech on Tuesday that validated expectations that an interest rate cut is on the way.
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Set Up Fire Services-Like Unit To Prevent Sewer Deaths: Centre To States 16.7.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Aimed at preventing sewer deaths in the country, the Centre has asked all states to set up an emergency response sanitation unit (ERSU) on the lines of fire services.
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