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NEW DELHI

At least 200 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 125 Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country have no principals, as per a report submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

NEW DELHI

India is hopeful that Nepal will be able to forge consensus through dialogue in its quest for peace, stability and multi-party democracy taking all the sections of its society on board, President Pranab Mukherjee said here.

Patna

RJD chief Lalu Prasad today alleged that the Supreme Court order allowing trial of top BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid case was a "well-thought-out politics" of the Prime Minister to remove L K Advani's name from the Presidential race.

Chennai

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran today virtually questioned the need for the lookout notice issued by the Delhi Police in a bribery case, saying how could he flee the country when his passport was "in court" for 20 years. "My passport is in court for 20 years.

Chennai

Rebel AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerslevam today described the ministers' revolt against the rival Amma faction leader TTV Dhinakaran as the "first success" of his "dharma yudh" against V K Sasikala.

NEW DELHI

Union minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti today dismissed the Congress demand for her resignation after the Supreme Court ordered that she be tried for criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

NEW DELHI

Top BJP leaders today discussed the political and legal fallout of the Supreme Court verdict on the Babri mosque demolition that has come as a setback to the party's sidelined veterans including L K Advani.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a packed schedule of foreign visits from next month till July, starting with a trip of Sri Lanka.

Author: 
Santosh Jain Passi Akanksha Jain

Our country is afflicted with the dual burden of disease – non-communicable diseases (NCDs) posing a major public health challenge. On one end are the nutritional deficiencies/infectious diseases associated with poverty, deprivation and poor environmental conditions; while on the other are the NCDs caused due to dietary excesses/imbalances and metabolic disturbances.Text Box: Proportional mortality in India       (% of total deaths, all ages)  The epidemic of NCDs is mainly attributed to modernisation, urbanisation, sedentary lifestyles and longevity.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

As of Thursday, April 13, 2017, India’s population, based on the latest United Nations estimates, was 1,339,040,095, only some 47 million more than China’s total population on that day. The UN estimate (Worldometers) records India’s population as 17.86 per cent of the total world population as against China’s 18.47 per cent. In 2016, India’s population grew by 1.20 per cent, compared to China’s 0.54 per cent despite the latter’s lately liberalised two-child-per-family population policy.

Not since the dissolution of the Soviet Union has the world seen this type of nuclear brinkmanship as is being witnessed between North Korea and the United States today. North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme has been a putative cause of concern for the USA, even though Washington publicly admits Pyongyang does not have and is not likely to have in the foreseeable future a nuclear warhead-tipped missile that can hit the US. Like a medieval tribal chieftain, Donald Trump has taken to bombasting that if China cannot deal with North Korea, the US would.

Hong Kong

An infamous Hong Kong gangster, who specialised in armed jewellery heists and became the city's most wanted fugitive after a dramatic prison escape in the 1980s, died of cancer in custody today.

Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister says "friendly" neighbouring countries have been contacted over the fate of Qatari ruling family members and others kidnapped in late 2015, adding that a Qatari official is in the country "to help in their release." Haider al-Abadi's comments lat

Providence (US)

Every submarine in the US fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change.

Washington

The FBI has added a 26-year-old Indian national on its top 10 "Most Wanted List" and offered up to USD 100,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest, two years after he allegedly killed his wife inside a Dunkin Donuts restaurant and subsequently went missin

Washington

Social activist Medha Patkar has said the Smart City-related evictions in India were "brutal" and alleged that the demolition of the habitats in the name of development was undermining the very existence of people living there.

Beijing

Upping the ante, China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong protests with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state.

Lucknow

The Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana, a pet project of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav which promised free smart phones to people, appears as good as scrapped with the Yogi Adityanath government taking no decision on its continuation.

Chandigarh

Private schools in Punjab will not be able to increase fees by more than 8 per cent annually as the state Cabinet today gave its nod to the rules for regulation of fee of unaided educational Institutions.

Mumbai

Delhi has emerged as the top state in terms of internet readiness with a strong position in areas like e-infrastructure, e-participation, IT environment, government e-services, a report by industry body IAMAI today said.

Chandigarh

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today welcomed the Union Cabinet's decision to get rid of red beacons from all vehicles from May 1, saying it is a "healthy step that will further strengthen the country's democratic fibre".

NEW DELHI

The Chhattisgarh government today told the Supreme Court that Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan was shifting its "political battle" to the court in the garb of a petition for probe against Chief Minister Raman Singh in the purchase of an Agusta helicopter for VVIP use

NEW DELHI

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan alleged that Congress workers fired at him in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar area late last night when workers of the two parties clashed just days before Municipal polls, slated to be held in Delhi on April 23.

NEW DELHI

A day after joining the BJP, former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely today hit out at his one-time mentor and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, dubbing her as a "burden" on the Congress.

NEW DELHI

A city court has pulled up the Delhi Police for "wilful inaction" in not taking any step for two years to arrest an accused in an assault case, saying such leniency leads to an inference of "camaraderie" between the police and the accused.  Special Judge Sanjeev Aggar

NEW DELHI

Voicing concern over wastage of water, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a detailed report on the laying of a dedicated pipeline to supply recycled water in South Delhi.

NEW DELHI

Voicing concern over wastage of water, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a detailed report on the laying of a dedicated pipeline to supply recycled water in South Delhi.

Kolkata

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani today said BJP's progress in the recent Kanthi Dakshin assembly by-polls indicated the "declining popularity" of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties.

Motihari

Two Union ministers and several BJP leaders today hit out at Bihar government for allegedly blocking central government schemes for the development of the state.

Guwahati

Assam government today said it will appoint nearly 16,000 teachers by next year with the Centre relaxing norms for the state regarding qualifications for teaching jobs.

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