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EC raps Yashodhara Raje for ‘intimidating’ voters 24.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Kid’s play 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Do not underestimate infants as they are capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world, a study has claimed. According to the researchers, three to four month old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalise them to new sequences. When we learn a  pattern in one domain, we readily abstract this pattern and apply it to another domain.—IANS

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State wishes to venture into defence equipment 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Friday and asked for Centre’s help to establish units to produce defence equipment.

Emerging from the meeting, Khattar said the minister gave a positive response

Haryana has already made a mark in automobile industry. Now, it wants to produce defence equipment, the Chief Ministersaid. TNS

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Deadlock over canal water continues 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, February 23 The meeting between Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar and agitating farmers remained inconclusive here today. The farmers refused to call off their dharna after the minister failed to assure them of fulfilling their demands. The minister met a delegation of farmers, who have been staging a dharna for the last 38 days under the banner of the Jal Sangharsh Samiti at the Mini-Secretariat, in support of their demands. Their demands include adequate water supply in several villages of Nalwa and Adampur Assembly segments. After the discussion, samiti leader Virender Punia said they were not satisfied with the assurance of the minister. “The minister did not offer any solution to our problem. We have decided to continue our protest till our demands are met,” said Punia. Earlier, farmers staged a demonstration carrying black flags at the main entrance of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (HAU), where the minister was to attend a meeting. The ...
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Bar members meet Income Tax officials 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Ludhiana, February 23

All members of the Bar association and officials of the department are members of a family for collecting the taxes. This was stated by Income-Tax Chief Commissioner BK Jha while addressing all key officials, higher-ups, office-bearers and Executive members of the Punjab Tax Bar Association at a meeting held in Ayakar Bhawan, Rishi Nagar, on Friday. — TNS

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116 minibus operators booked 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, February 23

The Traffic Police have booked 116 minibus operators in a week under a special drive against overloading. The have also been issued challans.

A spokesman of the Traffic Police (City) said eight minibuses had been impounded for the same offence from February 14 to 21.

“As many as 86 two-wheelers and 263 other vehicles have been impounded for violating traffic rules across Srinagar,” he said.

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Language Day observed 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Amritsar, February 23

The Department of Human Genetics under the aegis of the Society of Human Genetics celebrated ‘Matri Bhasha Diwas’ to commemorate International Mother Language Day. Students delivered speeches in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. They highlighted the importance of mother language. A wall magazine was also decorated by the students with slogans in different languages. — TNS

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Youth booked for rape 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Mandi, February 23

The police have booked a youth for raping a minor girl on the pretext of marriage.

The victim told the police that the accused had been sexually exploiting her and even threatened of dire consequences. A case under has been registered.

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Death knell for KLCDA before it could even take off 23.2.2018 Hindu: News
Custody of all lakes to be handed over to the Minor Irrigation Department
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Seychelles announces pioneering marine conservation plan 23.2.2018
CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles: With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian Ocean nation popular with tourists is designating nearly a third of its waters as protected areas, aiming to ensure the longevity of its unique biodiversity. The archipelago's 115 islands have been isolated by continental land masses for millions of years. The Aldabra atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the world's largest population of giant tortoises, critically endangered sea cows and spawning grounds for a number of rare species. But overfishing has hurt. The government on Wednesday signed a bill restricting nearly all human activity in the waters around Aldabra and overall setting aside more than 210,000 square kilometers (81,081 sq. miles) as protected areas. The areas around Aldabra will ...
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Pedestrians at risk on Perambur B.B.Road 23.2.2018 Hindu: Chennai

B.B. Road in Perambur puts pedestrians at risk as its lamps are defunct. As it connects Perambur and Vysarpadi railway stations and provides access to the bus terminus in Perambur, it is an importa

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Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park’s vibrant biodiversity 23.2.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
The Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park in Vanasthalipuram is home to a thriving biodiversity
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Seychelles swaps debt for marine protection 23.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research

With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with credit

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Integrating forests with agriculture crucial to sustainable development 23.2.2018 Downtoearth
An estimated 80 per cent of forest loss is being driven by conversion of forests into agricultural lands
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ADB to give $84 mn loan for water projects in Bihar 23.2.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, February 23 Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a USD 84 million loan agreement to finance water supply projects in two cities of Bihar. The loan will finance water supply improvements and expansion in Bhagalpur and Gaya towns in Bihar, ADB said in a statement. This is the second tranche of ADB’s USD 200 million multi-tranche financing facility for Bihar Urban Development Investment Programme, which was approved in 2012. The Manila-headquartered funding facility is aimed at providing sustainable urban infrastructure and services in Bhagalpur, Gaya, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. “The Project 2 will improve access to better quality and sustainable water supply for the people of Bhagalpur and Gaya towns. It will also promote better water management practices that will result in a citywide coverage with 24-hour uninterrupted supply of treated water of 135 liters per capita per day in both cities,” said Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (Multilateral ...
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ADB to give USD 84 million loan for water projects in Bihar 23.2.2018
New Delhi: Multi-lateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a USD 84 million loan agreement to finance water supply projects in two cities of Bihar. The loan will finance water supply improvements and expansion in Bhagalpur and Gaya towns in Bihar, ADB said in a statement. This is the second tranche of ADB's USD 200 million multi-tranche financing facility for Bihar Urban Development Investment Programme, which was approved in 2012. The Manila-headquartered funding facility is aimed at providing sustainable urban infrastructure and services in Bhagalpur, Gaya, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. "The Project 2 will improve access to better quality and sustainable water supply for the people of Bhagalpur and Gaya towns. It will also promote better water management practices that will result in a citywide coverage with 24-hour uninterrupted supply of treated water of 135 liters per capita per day in both cities,� said Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary ...
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Rivals target Hek for skipping local debate 23.2.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: AL Hek, the BJP candidate from Pynthorumkhrah, drew criticisms from his rivals for skipping the common platform programme organised by the Joint Action Committee of the Seng Samla Lumshyiap Pyllun and the Seng Samla Pynthorbah (youth association of from Lumshyiap Pyllun and Pynthorbah) on Thursday. The remaining five contenders were present. Organised at Mawtneng, […]
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Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab 23.2.2018 PTI: All news
Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab
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Thiruvananthapuram: Pipe burst hits water supply 23.2.2018
Thiruvananthapuram: A 110mm pipe of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) at Ambalamukku leak leaked on Thursday affecting water supply to Pattom and Muttada areas in the city. Traffic on the Ambalamukku-Muttada road was disrupted for some hours in the morning as a result. The leak was reported at around 9 am when a JCB used for KWA maintenance work, damaged the pipeline. An official at the KWA North Division said that though a large quantity of water was lost, it could not be termed a major leak as it was not in the main line. The leak did not affect major areas of the city. One of the lines used to connect the main pipeline with a newly laid down pipeline under the JNNURM scheme was affected. The leak occurred near the chamber with connections from the main pipeline with that of the JNNURM pipeline, said the official. A KWA repair team began work soon after the leak was detected. The work was completed in the evening and water supply was restored, KWA officials said. Efforts in the morning were to find ...
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Stroll through the greenery along Cooum 23.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Proposed walkway along the river boasts of 12 components, including a butterfly park, wooden shelters, canopy, and solar lighting
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