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‘Selfie with Daughter’ Goes Viral on Twitter, Thanks to Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit upon an idea that evoked instant reaction on Twitter to take a selfie with duaghter and putting it on Twitter. In his usual rhetoric, the PM urged people to join the ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative on Twitter to combat against plummeting sex ratios in northern states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. As part ...

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Delhi Polls: Rahul Enters Political Battlefield, To Hold Congress Roadshow in Kalkaji Today

After BJP’s Kiran Bedi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now in the field and is all set to hold a roadshow to campaign South Delhi’s Kalkaji Assembly constituency on Tuesday ahead of the Delhi elections. Rahul will be accompanied with Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Arvind Singh Lovely, former MP Ramesh Kumar, Kalkaji candidate Subhash Chopra ...

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Noncommunicable diseases kill 16 million every year, WHO sounds alarm in India

World Health Organization has drawn the urgent attention of the government to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which results in 16 million people dying prematurely, before the age of 70, from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. In an annual report, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said, “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per ...

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I Fund Honest Party: AAP Raises Rs 2 Crore, Kejriwal Says No one Can Influence AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party has generated Rs 2 crore within days after it launched the fund raising campaign, “#IFundHonestParty” challenge ahead of the Delhi Assembly poll. While the party has a target of Rs 30 crore, Rs 2 crore has been raised from 4,500 people through the fund raising challenge. National Secretary of AAP, Pankaj Gupta reportedly said, “The #IFundHonestParty ...

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Pakistan Launched First Anti-Polio Drive

Polio injections are administered by the health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), of Pakistan for the first time. The anti-polio drive, which was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7, has been postponed due to security reasons. The injectable or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is said to be highly effective in preventing paralytic disease ...

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18 Telugu Celebrities Named Ambassadors for Swachh Bharat Campaign

Former cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and popular actor Pawan Kalyan are among 18 Telugu personalities from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh nominated by the central government as ambassadors for the “Swachh Bharat” drive. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced their being designated as ambassadors at a function held in Hyderabad on Monday. Majority of the personalities ...

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First Polio Campaign of 2015 Cancelled in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Focal Person on Polio and MNA Ayesha Raza Farooq has issued a notification to the provincial governments to cancel the first polio campaign of 2015, which was scheduled to be held from Monday, due to security reasons. The anti-polio drive was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7. It was expected to conduct in ...

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Big B tweets expressing his new commitment to spreading awareness about head injury, Hepatitis

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken up the task of spreading awareness about head injury and Hepatitis and on Saturday took to Facebook to share his commitment in social media. “If my face and my voice is needed to the cause of awareness for Head Injury and Hepatitis… I have committed to it,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. “Dedicated today (Saturday) to ...

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AAP Launches Fund Party Challenge, Kejriwal Names 11 Nominees

After the social media driven challenge campaigns, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal came up with another challenge campaign by launching “I Fund Honest Party Challenge” on Saturday. Kejriwal kicked off the campaign by donating Rs 10,000 to the fund and nominating 11 others including his family members to donate party’s poll campaign. Kejriwal said, “I am kickstarting this campaign ...

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Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto join campaign for girls’

Story telling is one of the most important mediums to evoke a sense of responsibility towards the society. Keeping this thought in mind, Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, is set to engage kids through films. The intiative made its entry in India here Saturday. The campaign encompasses storytelling to spread awareness of things girls can achieve if ...

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra picks broom to join Modi’s Clean India campaign

Actress Priyanka Chopra took it upon herself to clean up a garbage-strewn neighbourhood in Mumbai as part of her efforts towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign. “Gandhiji said ‘Be the change you want to see’ – thank you @narendramodi for reminding me of that! #MyCleanIndia can happen! #ChangingMindsets,” Priyanka posted on Twitter Monday after sharing a video link. ...

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International Men’s Day: Farhan Akhtar Marks it with Call for Gender Equality

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ actor and famous film personality Farhan Akhtar has called for gender equality on "International Men’d Day", becoming the first man to be appointed UN Women’s South Asia Goodwill Ambassador. Farhan is also known for launching the the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign last year after the gory death of Mumbai-based woman lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha’s death ...

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Government to Run Cleanliness Campaign in Schools From November 14 to 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared that the government will run cleanliness campaign in every school from November 14 to November 16, on Monday. Addressing a rally in Hisar in Haryana, Modi said, “On 14th November, when we celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, all the schools should be given lessons on cleanliness.” To take forward the mission ...

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Narendra Modi’s Poll Campaign Begins at Haryana, Slams Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his poll campaign in Karnal district of Haryana with his first poll rally after Lok Sabha elections, on Saturday. Modi, during his campaign, has asked people to vote for a Congress-free government in the upcoming October 15 Assembly elections. Modi said “For development in Haryana, people have to elect Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government ...

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TARP head Neel Kashkari in race for public office in California?

WASHINGTON, DC: It’s not yet known for sure which position he’s eyeing in California, but Neel Kashkari, 39, who impressed one and all with his cool demeanor as the head of the U.S. Treasury’s much-maligned Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) during the financial crisis, has left his job at the largest bonds company in the world, set up a campaign ...

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