Delhi pollution level today: Air quality in ‘severe’ category, rainfall might bring respite

The overall PM2.5 level -- fine particulate matters in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers -- in Delhi was at 273, while the PM10 level was at 426.

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Bill prohibiting commercial surrogacy evokes mixed response

Vidya had earlier moved the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, alleging that many big hospitals in Mumbai and doctors were minting money by facilitating surrogacy.

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Indira Sawhney on 10% quota: It violates basic structure of the Constitution, may move Supreme Court

Sawhney further said that the amendment was also in conflict with the Mandal judgement

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SP-BSP alliance: Congress leaders meet in Lucknow

A day after the SP and the BSP announced alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in the state, senior Congress leaders Sunday held a brainstorming meeting at the party's state headquarters here to discuss fu

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Tamil Nadu: 20 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

At least 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing off Neduntheevu, sources said.

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Cold wave grips Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall

Cold wave conditions intensified across Himachal Pradesh Sunday with the capital city and many areas of upper and lower hills in the state receiving fresh bouts of snow, the Meteorological Department

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Triple talaq ordinance re-promulgated

Seeking to allay fears that the proposed law could be misused, the government has included certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial.

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Why people celebrate Lohri – history and significance

Lohri is a Punjabi folk festival, which is predominantly celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus from the northern Punjab region in India, where Lohri is an official restricted holiday.

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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Month after mishap, NGT asks Meghalaya police to crack whip on illegal mining

The three-member NGT committee, constituted in August last year, is currently studying the environmental aspects of rat-hole mining in the state.

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SP-BSP alliance: Why Akhilesh, Mayawati could upset BJP’s arithmetic in UP

Uttar Pradesh happens to be the most politically crucial state and stakes are high for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. In the last assembly elections, Mayawati led BSP, had contested alone

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Kumbh Mela 2019: 1.20 lakh eco-friendly toilets installed in Prayagraj for ‘Swachh Kumbh’

The government has also deployed 1500 Swachhagrahis to join Kumbh Mela for Triggering and Monitoring and will be stationed at 6 different public accommodations around the Mela premises.

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Lohri 2019: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik greets people on Lohri, Makar Sankranti

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti.

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Jammu and Kashmir: Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam killed in encounter in Kulgam

Islam, a category A++ militant, had switched over to the Al-Badr from the Hizbul Mujahideen in November last year following agreement between the two outfits to strengthen the Al-Badr.

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Finance Commission should change the way it functions, says Telangana CM

In a statement released on Saturday, Rao said: "The Finance Commission visits states with pre-occupied notions. They come with pre-occupied ideas like ToR (Terms of Reference) which in fact should be

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Lohri 2019: Watch BSF jawans celebrate festival in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector

The nation is celebrating Lohri festival today. Lohri marks the beginning of the harvest festival. The festival is being celebrated throughout the country, from south to north and west to east with gr

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Kumbh Mela 2019: Prayagraj gets beautified with street art

The initiative is being supported by the Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran of the Uttar Pradesh Government to beautify the city before the onset of Kumbh 2019.

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Watch: Laser light and sound show enthralls visitors ahead of Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

Laser light and sound show commenced in Prayagraj ahead of Kumbh Mela. The show depicts the entire story of kumbh and its significance.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: SP, BSP to contest 38 seats each, no pact with Congress

Rivals put past behind, vow a ‘long-term’ alliance

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Why not 9% or 11%: Sachin Pilot hits out at Modi government for 10% quota for economic backwards

Sachin Pilot says the decision to make him Rajasthan Deputy CM was collective, is optimistic that a ‘solid’ Opposition led by Congress will defeat BJP in Lok Sabha polls, says loan waivers not the

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Arvind Kejriwal receives mail threatening to kidnap daughter, case forwarded to Cyber Cell

A Protective Service Officer has been deployed for Kejriwal's daughter by North district Police.

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Watch: Indian Army organises Winter Youth festival in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg

Youth from across the valley participated in the festival.

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Congress will fight polls in UP with full capacity, says Rahul Gandhi in Dubai

Addressing a press conference in Dubai, Gandhi said he has a "tremendous respect" to the leaders of the two parties and "they have a right to do what they want to do".

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Sikkim government launches ‘One Family One Job’ scheme

As of now, the state government has over 1 lakh regularised employees on its rolls from a population of just 6.4 lakh.

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P Chidambaram hopes for rethink on UP alliance, says Congress ready to fight alone

P Chidambaram said the goal was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party and expressed hope that all secular, liberal parties would come together to fight the elections.

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Sushma Swaraj in Uzbekistan to attend India-Central Asia Dialogue; meets Uzbek FM Abdulaziz Kamilov

With Afghanistan joining, the participants of the Dialogue will also deliberate on developing viable connectivity options between India and Afghanistan and Central Asia to further facilitate trade and

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If elected to power, National Conference will establish commission to probe killings in Jammu and Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah, a member of Parliament from Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency also said that his party would not support 'Operation All-out' launched by the security forces against the militants.

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Engage with Health ministry to integrate AYUSH system, modern medicine: Parliamentary panel to AYUSH ministry

The committee, in its recent report, appreciated the strategy of the National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, 2002 which envisages integration of AYUSH with healthcare delivery s

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