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India launches framework for malaria eradication by 2030

New Delhi : The Health Ministry on Thursday launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination, which aims to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases from India.

The framework will serve as a road map for advocating and planning for malaria eradication in a phased manner by 2030, a health ministry statement said.

Its objectives include eradication of malaria from all low- and moderately-endemic states and union territories by 2022, reduction in malaria incidents to less than one case per 1,000 population in every part of India by 2024.

Nurses to go on relay hunger strike from Friday

New Delhi : The All India Government Nurses Federation will go on a relay hunger strike from Friday to February 27 to press for their demand to be paid all benefits recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The two-week strike will also see the nurses across India go on mass casual leave on February 26.

The nurses have demanded increment in nursing, risk and night duty allowances as per the Seventh Pay Commission, federation secretary general G.K. Khurana said here.

बीजेपी के अकाउंट में मोदी का चंदा

Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net

भारतीय जनता पार्टी यानी बीजेपी उद्योगपतियों, कारोबारियों व व्यापारियों की पार्टी कही जाती है. बड़े-बड़े उद्योगपति, कारोबारी और व्यापारी हमेशा से इस पार्टी को चंदा देते आए हैं. क्योंकि कांग्रेस की तरह यहां पार्टी के नेताओं द्वारा चंदा देने की रिवायत बिल्कुल न के बराबर है. लेकिन इस ‘न’ देने की रिवायत के विपरित नरेन्द्र मोदी ने गुजरात का सीएम रहते हुए पार्टी को न सिर्फ गुजरात से चंदा दिलवाया है, बल्कि खुद कई बार चंदा भी दिया है.

Congress should apologise to Ishrat encounter heroes: BJP

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded an apology from the Congress hours after Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley revealed that Ishrat Jahan was a member of the terror outfit.

"The Congress president and vice president should apologise to the heroes who killed LeT terrorist Ishrat Jahan and her accomplices," BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said here.

Vice president condoles Hanumanthappa's death

New Delhi : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday condoled the passing away of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad who died at a hospital here after battling for his life for two days.

He had been dug out alive after being buried under the ice for six days in the Siachen glacier.

"I am extremely saddened to learn of the demise of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad... a survivor of the mishap at Siachen, he had come to symbolise the grit, determination and the indomitable spirit of the Indian armed forces,” Ansari said.

AAP to repeat Delhi in Punjab: Kejriwal

New Delhi : The AAP is set to win the Punjab assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding he expected the Congress to finish a distant second.

"We are winning (in Punjab)," Kejriwal told a group of journalists at his residence here. "Delhi will be repeated in Punjab."

He said the Congress may be the runner up in the Punjab battle. "The Akalis are in a bad shape."

Kejriwal led the Aam Aadmi Party to a sweeping win in February last year in Delhi, where it secured 67 of the 70 seats.

AMU के अल्पसंख्यक दर्जे को लेकर छात्रों ने शुरू की ऑनलाईन मुहिम

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अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी (एएमयू) के अल्पसंख्यक दर्जा दिलाने की मुहिम अब ज़ोर पकड़ती नज़र आ रही है. देश में अलग-अलग संस्थाओं, नेताओं व लोगों के बयानों के बाद अब एएमयू के छात्र भी इस मुहिम में पूरी तरह से कुद गए हैं.

छात्रों की इसी मुहिम को आगे बढ़ाते हुए एएमयू में मेडिकल की पढ़ाई करने वाले मशकूर अहमद उस्मानी नामक एक छात्र ने एएमयू के अल्पसंख्यक दर्जा की बहाली के लिए एक ऑनलाइन याचिका शुरू की है.

Picked up from an Army ‘crackdown’, never to return: Dilshada Begum’s 23-year search for her husband continues

In the fourth of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Dilshada Begum.

'Aligarh' about right to privacy not homosexuality: Hansal Mehta

Mumbai : “Citylights” director Hansal Mehta says his upcoming venture “Aligarh” is not about homosexuality but is about the importance of right to privacy.

"This is today's story and it is important to watch the film because what happened to Professor Siras could happen to us.

“This film is not on homosexuality but it is on the right to privacy. No one has the right to interfere in our personal lives,” said Mehta on Tuesday during an exclusive screening of the film for Bollywood celebrities.

UAE creates ministry of happiness, tolerance

Dubai : United Arab Emirates Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced on Wednesday the new Cabinet appointments, with two new portfolios on happiness and tolerance.

Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on his Twitter account, two days after he revealed plans to restructure the UAE Cabinet and to outsource most government services to the private sector.

Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al-Qasimi, so far minister of international cooperation and development, was appointed minister of state for tolerance, a newly created government function.

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