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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for the general election came to a close. On Sunday, he is expected to be in Badrinath, another temple in Uttarakhand’s ‘char dham’ religious circuit. Dressed in a grey traditional pahari attire, Mr. Modi offered prayers for […]

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Tiger spotted at Goa’s only national park

A tiger has been spotted at Goa’s only national park, Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park in South Goa, the State forest department said in a statement on Saturday. “The camera has recorded the presence of a tiger in Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park for the first time on May 14. This indicates that level of protection, quality […]

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Tripartite negotiations for DPL from May 27

The World Bank’s upcoming talks with Kerala government and Department of Economic Affairs of the Union government on May 27 and 28 in New Delhi will be to secure its development policy loan (DPL) of $150 million for the Rebuild Kerala Initiative. At the two-day meeting at the WB office in the national capital, the […]

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Ujala Clinics to be revamped with peer educators’ services

As part of an ambitious plan to revamp Ujala Clinics for adolescents, the Rajasthan government will appoint peer educators and “shadow educators” for counselling of youngsters and ensure better coordination with other medical and health schemes. Ujala Clinics are functioning at the government health facilities in 10 districts of the State. A workshop of adolescent […]

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Ex-forest officer’s Buddha-themed stamps set for Sydney exhibition

A former forest officer’s collection of stamps on the Buddha and socio-religious and cultural aspects Buddhism has been selected ahead of Buddha Jayanti for a philatelic and numismatic exhibition in Sydney, Australia, in June. M. Lokeswara Rao, Nagaland’s former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, has been collecting stamps with the focus on nature. This made […]