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62 people arrive from Bangladesh after exchange of enclaves

New Delhi: The first batch of 62 people have arrived from Bangladesh following India's exchange of enclaves with its South Asian neighbour earlier this year, the government announced on Friday.

"The first batch of 62 people arrived through Changrabandha (India)-Burimari (Bangladesh) Immigration Check Post yesterday (Thursday)," the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

They were greeted with honour in a joyous ceremony organised by the Cooch Behar district administration, MP, MLA, district magistrate, and superintendent of police, according to the statement.

Indian women not dictated over dressing: Smriti Irani

New Delhi : Women in India are not told what to wear and how to wear what, union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said here on Friday.

In a packed hall at the Women in the World Summit, India, the minister was booed by the audience after she made the statement saying: "Women in India are not told what to wear. They are not dictated how to wear any thing."

Nitish again Bihar CM, Lalu's son his deputy

Patna : JD-U stalwart Nitish Kumar on Friday again took oath as Bihar's chief minister, making his ally and RJD leader Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi his deputy as the state got its first coalition government of the JD-U, the RJD and the Congress.

In a clear admission of the role Lalu Prasad played in routing the BJP in assembly elections, Tejaswi Yadav, 26, was allocated the portfolios of PWD and forest and environment while elder son Tej Pratap, 28, was named the health minister.

India worst affected by TB : US ambassador

Gurgaon : US ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Friday said India is worst effected by tuberculosis (TB) and needs more efforts to fight the disease.

Verma said TB was grabbing and finishing India.

He said every year 2.2 million people were becoming victim of TB.

The US envoy was speaking on the launching of 'Tuberculosis (TB) Free Haryana' drive here.

क्यों बिहार चुनाव के नतीजे लेफ्ट के लिए आशाजनक नहीं हैं?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार के चुनावी नतीजों के साथ वामदलों की अहमियत और उनके प्रदर्शन पर चर्चा का बाज़ार गर्म है. जहां यह चुनाव राजद और कांग्रेस के लिए किसी स्वप्न से कम नहीं है, वहीं वामदलों का प्रदर्शन भी एक रोचक घटना है.

UNHCR does not have funds to put refugee children in school

New Delhi : Regretting the fact the children of refugee families are forced to work, UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming said the UN body does not have enough funds to put these children in school.

Participating in a discussion on refugee crisis at the Women in the World Summit here, photo journalist Lynsey Addario recounted her work with Syrian refugees and told how she saw children working early in the morning on fields picking cucumber and peaches.

Madras HC stays order axing Greenpeace registration

Chennai/New Delhi : The Madras High Court on Friday stayed an order of the Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies cancelling the registration of Greenpeace India after it argued that the principles of natual justice were not followed, a senior advocate said.

Woman golfer Vani walks away with fifth title of season

Noida : Vani Kapoor saw off a strong challenge from Gursimar Badwal as she carded five-over 77 in the third and final round to win the 17th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour and fifth title of the season at the Noida Golf Course here on Friday.

Vani, who led from the first day, finished with a total of 10-over 226 -- one stroke ahead of runner-up Gursimar, who scored 78.

Irani education controversy: Court seeks verificiation papers

New Delhi : A court here on Friday sought documents of verification from the Election Commission of India and Delhi University in a case related to the educational qualifications of Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

The minister is accused of submitting false and misleading information regarding her educational qualifications in her election affidavits.

The court's order came while observing that the complainant Ahmer Khan did not have sufficient documents to substantiate the allegations.

SC suspends order for permanent commission to women in navy

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday suspended the operation of the Delhi High Court order which directed the navy to give permanent commission to all women officers serving the marine force as short service commission officers.

An apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice V. Gopala Gowda said that officers on whose plea the high court issued the order and who were in service in September 2008 when the navy extended the permanent commission to its short service commission women officers will continue to serve with the same terms and conditions.