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Sikkim sets an example for judicious use of bio-diversity: CM

Gangtok, May 5: The Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Changing has said that his state has set an example for judicious use of its bio-diversity for sustainable development. Sikkim has only over 12% of the state's area under cultivation, but the state has been able to provide livelihood to 64% of its population by maintaining high agro-genetic diversity, Chamling said here yesterday. He was speaking at an international conference on biodiversity and sustainable development goals with the theme 'Sustainable Livelihood and Protecting the Planet'. "We have consciously undertaken measures for...
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6th May 2018

ARIES: In-laws and other family members can be a bit precious, so be sure to get your ideas straight and your communications clear. Remember, there are other things in life that are at least as important as money and wealth TAURUS: The next few days are ripe for promoting cordial relationships and socializing with older family members, superiors and authority figures. Long term goals are well on track, but keep in touch with superiors and clients - and be sure to comply with government regulations. GEMINI: Imaginative solutions to financial...
India

Modi blasts Congress, JD(S), says they have secret pact

Tumakuru (Kar), May 5: Claiming that the Congress and the JD(S) have entered into a "secret" pact for the Karnataka Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday H D Deve Gowda's party was "protecting" the Congress. Addressing an election rally here, Modi alleged that the Congress, for years, spoke about poverty eradication only to garner votes, while neglecting farmers and the poor "Poll surveys, political pundits...everyone is saying the JD(S) cannot defeat Congress. They cannot form government. If anyone can change the government in Karnataka, it is the...
India

‘World’s first’ women’s special train completes 26 years

MUMBAI, MAY 5: The first 'ladies special' train in the world, started between Churchgate and Borivali stations on the Western Railway (WR), completed 26 years on Saturday, an official said. It was on May 5, 1992 that the WR had introduced a suburban train service to ferry only women passengers between the 2 stations. Initially, there were only 2 daily services, but the number has now gone up to 8 services a day- 4 each in the morning and evening peak hours. "Dedicating an entire train to women commuters has...
India

Edu institutions not refunding fees to face action: HRD

New Delhi, May 5: Higher education institutions not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission by a student will soon face punitive action, according to a senior HRD Ministry official. "As per AICTE and UGC norms, institutions are bound to return fees and original documents of students in case a candidate opts to withdraw the admission," the official said. "It has been often noticed that some institutions don't refund fees or deduct an extravagant amount while returning. Such institutions will now face action," the official added. This has been...
World

North Korea wants permission to open up air travel to South, says UN

Montreal, May 5: North Korea has asked the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for permission to open an air corridor to South Korea, the UN agency said Friday. The proposal to establish a new “air traffic services” corridor between Pyongyang and the South Korean city of Incheon, near Seoul, was submitted to the ICAO’s regional offices in Bangkok, Thailand in February, the agency said in an email to AFP. The ICAO, which is headquartered in Montreal, said it conveyed the proposal to South Korea’s civil aviation authorities, “indicating (the) ICAO’s...
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