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12-yr-old girl uses 'gullak' money to send migrant family home by air

12-yr-old girl uses 'gullak' money to send migrant family home by air

Noida, June 2 (IANS) Normal life has been hit by the outbreak of coronavirus. But some people are still helping out others in this hour of crisis. One such good samaritan is a teenage girl from Noida who sent a labourer family from Jharkhand home by air using her money from her 'gullak' (money box)....

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Telangana youth walks on high-tension wire to remove tree branch

Telangana youth walks on high-tension wire to remove tree branch

Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) In a daredevil act, a youth in Telangana walked on the suspended high-tension wires to remove a tree branch that was tripping the power supply.The incident occurred on Monday in Nizampur in Sadashivpet mandal of Sangareddy district, about 75 km from Hyderabad.The scary video...

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With policy changes, Indian hand sanitiser makers view export markets

With policy changes, Indian hand sanitiser makers view export markets

<br>Manufacturers of alcohol-based hand sanitisers are gearing up to export the product now and are happy at the new market segments that Covid-19 has thrown up for them.On Monday, the Central government issued a notification allowing exports of alcohol-based hand sanitisers packed in containe...

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K'taka to soon roll out app for sand purchase

K'taka to soon roll out app for sand purchase

Bengaluru, June 2 (IANS) Karnataka Department of Mines and Geology is building an app for people to buy sand at prices fixed by the government, an official said on Tuesday."The department is building an app for people to buy sand from anywhere in Karnataka. Government will fix the price of sand and ...

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54% of online videos watched in India are in Hindi: YouTube

54% of online videos watched in India are in Hindi: YouTube

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) About 54 per cent of online videos that Indians watch are in Hindi, while English is preferred by only 16 per cent of the viewing population, followed by Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali, Google-owned YouTube said in a report on Tuesday.Telugu is preferred by seven per cen...

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Animal lover comes to rescue of monkeys during lockdown, feeds them

Animal lover comes to rescue of monkeys during lockdown, feeds them

<br>After Yogi Adityanath became the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, the number of devotees increased following the construction of a proper road leading to the temple. A large number of monkeys in the forest en route to the temple depend on the offerings of devotees as their main source of food...

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Will initiate more structural reforms to get growth back: PM (2nd Ld)

Will initiate more structural reforms to get growth back: PM (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his government will ensure more policy reforms to speed up economic growth and remove structural bottlenecks in the Indian economy.Accordingly, the country will also implement steps to reduce import-dependence and strengthen ...

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Congress flays govt on MSP hike, demands further increase

Congress flays govt on MSP hike, demands further increase

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A day after the central government announced increased MSP for Kharif crops, the opposition Congress on Tuesday flayed the move and claimed the farmers were being given too little and that input cost had not been taken into account for MSP calculation.The Congress leader dem...

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IVRI, IIT-Roorkee to develop Covid-19 vaccine for animals

IVRI, IIT-Roorkee to develop Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), June 2 (IANS) The Bareilly-based Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) is working to develop a vaccine, diagnostic kits and study the transmission dynamics of Coronavirus in pets and wild animals.No animal species in India has been found Corona positive so far but the...

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Moody's India rating a step above junk, worst to come: Rahul

Moody's India rating a step above junk, worst to come: Rahul

New Delhi: A day after global credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Services downgraded India's sovereign ratings as it sees challenges piled up on the country's policy making institutions to mitigate the risks of a sustained period of relatively low growth, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said t...

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