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    Dengue outbreak in state: 349 cases in just 3 days

    At least 349 people across the state have been diagnosed with dengue in three days. According to the health department, the cases were registered in just 72 hours. Dengue is characterised by headache and high fever, and can be fatal. It has claimed five lives in Karnataka this year.Since January, about 5,000 dengue cases have been registered in Karnataka. Bengaluru alone has reported about 2,000...

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    Jail official in charge of Sasikala cell shunted out

    Continuing to crack the whip on officials of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison here, the State government on Thursday shunted out Prison Superintendent R Anitha to Dharwad prison. P S Ramesh, incumbent Superintend at Dharwad prison, has been posted in place of Anitha here. Anitha's transfer came a day after the special enquiry team headed by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar visited...

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    Menstrual leave idea finds support in Bengaluru

    A petition addressed to the central government is seeking menstrual leave for women across the country. Two companies - one in Mumbai and another in Kerala - are already giving leave to women on the first day of their period. Digital media company Culture Machine, based in Mumbai, was the first to announce additional leave for women to help them cope with the discomfort of menstruation. The leave...

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    As Kovind hails India's democracy, Meira says battle won't end

    Describing his election as the "greatness of democracy", President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday recalled the days spent in a mud house amid rain.Kovind said: "It has been raining since morning in Delhi. This weather reminds me of my childhood days when I used to live in my ancestral village.""We lived in a 'kuchha' house made of mud. The roof...

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    'Modi, Trump discussed IT sector'

    The issue of protection to Indian Information Technology professionals (IT) working in the US did come up during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with American President Donald Trump in Washington DC last month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday."There was an extensive discussion between the prime minister and the US president on the issue, albeit without...

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    How to enforce right to privacy against private players: SC

    The Supreme Court's nine-judge bench on Thursday sought to know to what extent the right to privacy could be applied in case of private players when the citizens had surrendered personal data to public space.The bench, presided over by Chief Justice J S Khehar, asked where and how the state should intervene to protect the right to privacy of individuals, when 99% of the people...

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    Centre looking at ways to reduce school bag load

    To reduce the burden of school bags on children, the Centre is looking into a proposal to divide the textbooks into two volumes so that they become thinner and lighter. The first volume will cover half of the curriculum while the second will have the portions to be covered in the next half of the academic session."This and many other suggestions are under the government's...

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    High antibiotic resistance found in Indian poultry

    Widespread misuse of antibiotics in the poultry sector has triggered avery high growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Indian poultry chickens raised for meat and eggs, a new study has found. The study, the largest of its kind ever to be conducted in India, collected more than 1,500 samples from 530 birds on 18 poultry farms in six districts in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a...

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    Telangana orders 5kg limit on bags

    The Telangana government has issued guidelines on the weight of school bags corresponding to the classes to ensure that the burden on students is reduced. It also scrapped homework for students till Class V. The orders, issued on Tuesday, will be binding on all schools, including private institutions. As per the school education department's order, the bags can weigh a maximum of 1.5 kg for Class I and II...

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    Send proof of corruption directly to ministers: Kamal

    Challenged by Tamil Nadu ministers to 'produce evidence' of corruption against their government, actor Kamal Haasan has urged people to send proof to the respective ministers digitally. He asked people not to send them on paper as the ministers would tear them up. In a statement, Kamal also gave links to the websites of the ministries concerned for people to directly produce proof...

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