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    • 27 Deaths Per Day Caused Due To Respiratory Diseases in Delhi In Delhi, 27 Deaths Per Day Caused Due To Respiratory Diseases, Aggravated By Air Pollution In 2017: Report

      New Delhi: It is that time of the year when one of the world’s most polluted city – Delhi makes headlines across the world for its polluted air as it engulfed in a deadly smog, for a public health emergency to be declared. Authorities have responded by closing down schools, banning construction activity and kick-starting odd-even rule in the city, which is a traffic rationing measure under which cars with odd-numbered plates are allowed to ply on odd numbered-dates and the even-numbered plates can operate on even numbered-dates. But is that enough? Questions a new report titled ‘The State of...

    • Delhi Has Won “Battle Against Dengue”, Says Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Has Won "Battle Against Dengue", Says Arvind Kejriwal

      NEW DELHI: There have been around 1,100 cases of dengue and no deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease this year in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said this was an achievement in comparison to 2015 when over 15,000 dengue cases had been recorded and 60 people had died in the national capital. Mr Kejriwal lauded residents’ efforts in following the “10-hafte (week), 10-baje (10am), 10-minute” campaign launched by him on September 1. It required people to look for stagnant water in and around their homes for...

    • UAE Labour Law-Your annual leave questions answered UAE Labour Law: Your annual leave questions answered

      UAE Labour Law: 7 things to know about your annual leave The UAE Labour Law has various provisions laid out clearly about employee rights and responsibilities. Following a guide published on annual leave provisions, readers reached out to us with their questions on the topic. Here are those questions, answered: Please understand that this is just a guide, based on limited information about your situation. For all immediate queries and final solutions, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) is your best contact point. Though we take utmost care in giving you relevant answers, we are not the...

    • Farmers facing crop failure due to fake paddy seeds in Nepal farmers face crop failure due to fake paddy seeds in Nepal

      Farmer Mina Bhandari of Kanchanpur is deeply worried. It has been 160 days since she transplanted her paddy plants, and they have only started flowering when they should have reached maturity and been ready for harvesting in 125 days. Bhandari established her plants in the first week of June using the Garima variety of paddy seeds. Introduced in Nepal five years ago, this hybrid paddy variety became popular among farmers because of its high yield ranging from 5.8 tonnes to 6.3 tonnes per hectare. The rice grain is slender and consumers like it, leading to growing demand in the...

    • Six robbers who targeted bank arrested in Mumbai Six robbers who targeted bank arrested in mumbai india

      Six robbers, who had tried to loot a branch of ICICI Bank here and later fled with a laptop and some other items late last month, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. The incident had taken place in the early hours of October 28 at the ICICI Bank branch situated at the Babasaheb Gawade Institute near Maratha Mandir theatre in the Agripada area of Central Mumbai, an official said. The arrests were made from Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh over a period of time, he said. At least seven robbers first beat up security guards of the bank and...

    • Government of Nepal finally comments on new Indian map

      The KP Sharma Oli administration on Wednesday said that its attention had been drawn to news and commentary regarding the placement of Kalapani on a new political map released by India. The Post first reported on Monday that the new political map—released after India formally split up the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories—has placed the territory of Kalapani within its borders. The Foreign Ministry statement on Wednesday came after a briefing by a Survey Department team led by its Director-General Prakash Joshi to secretaries from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, and...

    • India says supports FTA talks with EU after refusing to join China-led accord

      NEW DELHI: India should hold talks with the European Union for a free trade agreement, the government said on Tuesday, a day after it refused to join a China-backed regional trade pact for fear of a flood of cheap Chinese imports. Trade minister Piyush Goyal said sectors such as gems, textiles and agriculture have pushed for a trade pact with the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also called for talks to restart to finalise an agreement. “We should engage in an FTA with the EU,” Goyal told a news .. “We should engage in an FTA with the...

    • China, Thailand pledge further cooperation in trade, connectivity China, Thailand pledge further cooperation in trade, connectivity

      China and Thailand on Tuesday pledged to deepen cooperation in economy, infrastructure and trade to cope with adverse global economic conditions. In a joint statement released during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to the Southeast Asian country, the two sides agreed to build the China-Thailand railway into a successful example of bilateral cooperation within the Belt and Road Initiative framework. China and Thailand vowed to speed up the implementation of the railway project connecting Thailand’s Nong Khai and Laos’ Vientiane, and increase railway connections among the three countries. The two nations also agreed to explore mutually beneficial cooperation...

    • Delhi asks neighbouring states to reduce fire incidents & Dust

      The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting Sunday evening through video conferencing with states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to tackle the rising levels of air pollution in the city. It was decided that the Cabinet Secretary will monitor the situation with these states on a daily basis. State Chief Secretaries have also been asked to monitor their districts on a 24×7 basis. The Centre has asked neighboring states to reduce fire incidents and dust levels due to adverse meteorological conditions. During the video-conference, Chief Secretaries of States provided details about the actions being...

    • YouTuber Yeah pays compensation after girl dies copying her

      Beijing: A Chinese influencer has agreed to pay compensation to the families of two girls – after one died in what her family says was an attempt to copy a viral video. Yeah, 25 – whose real name is Zhou Xiao Hui – has seven million subscribers on YouTube and is known for unconventional office cooking videos. The girls, aged 14 and 12, were allegedly copying a video in which Yeah makes popcorn in a tin can, the BBC reported on Friday. The girls were heating up alcohol in the can when it exploded on August 22. The 14-year-old,...