Women ‘Imams’ battle radicalisation

Agence France-Presse Algiers, Feb 28: Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria’s battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s. Their aim is to steer women away from

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Russian opposition leader shot dead

Associated Press Moscow, Feb 28: Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy Prime Minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The

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Over 19,000 affected from swine flu

Press Trust of India New Delhi, Feb 28: Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark Saturday. As per data

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FIR registered against Digvijaya Singh

Press Trust of India Bhopal, Feb 28 : An FIR was Saturday filed against Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, former Speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Sriniwas Tiwari and 17 others in connection with their appointment to the legislature secretariat during the

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Spring festival begins in Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India Dehradun, Feb 28: Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul Saturday declared open a three-day spring festival at the Raj Bhawan lawns here with a wide variety of flowers grown in Uttarakhand on display at the annual event. A philately

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Six types of cetacean species sighted

Post News Network Kendrapara, Feb 28: The Bhitarkanika National Park and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary have proved to be a potential area for conservation of cetacean species, as six types of dolphin species have been found at the Park and sanctuary area in

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Rapporteur terms Central project a failure at DHH

Post News Network Baripada, Feb 28: Special rapporteur Damodar Sarangi of NHRC (East Zone) Saturday termed a Centre-aided project which is being run for mentally-impaired patients in the district headquarters hospital here in Mayurbhanj a complete failure. He arrived at the hospital

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Students protest against principal’s misbehaviour

Post News Network Rayagada, Feb 28: Accusing the school principal Rajendra Narayan Dakhinakabat of misbehaving with them, around hundred students of Ekalavya Model School at Siriguda on the outskirts of Rayagada town approached the district administration to demand disciplinary action against him

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Govt proposes steps to monetise gold, contain imports

Press Trust of India     New Delhi, Feb 28: To curb gold imports and monetise large idle stocks of the precious metal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday announced three schemes, including redeemable gold bonds which will carry a fixed rate of

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Govt to merge commodity market regulator FMC with Sebi

Press Trust of India     New Delhi, Feb 28: India will have a unified regulator for commodities and capital markets, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday announcing that Forward Markets Commission will be merged with Sebi. The proposed merger would help streamline

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8 girls rescued while being trafficked to TN

Post News Network Rayagada, Feb 28: Government railway police (GRP) rescued eight girls from Rayagada railway station while they were being trafficked to Tamil Nadu by a train Friday night to work as bonded labourers. All the girls are natives of Kalahandi

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