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Last updated: Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:14:06 PM

No gender bias, insensitivity in passport matters, says MEA
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India's external affairs ministry Friday sharply rebutted reports that a single parent, especially a woman, is required to state, while applying for passport for her child, how she conceived the child, saying it does "not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination" in passport matters.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:40:07 PM

Aligarh Muslims flay Bukhari for Sharif invite
Aligarh, Oct 31 (IANS) A Muslim forum here Friday accused the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid of insulting Indian Muslims by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the 17th century mosque to mark his son's appointment as the Naib Imam.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:36:20 PM

Core industries growth slows down to 1.9 percent in September
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The growth of eight core industries slowed down to 1.9 percent in September on the back of a fall in production of crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refinery products and fertilisers during the month, official data showed Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:28:06 PM

JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand collapses
Ranchi, Oct 31 (IANS) The 15-month-old alliance between the two ruling partners - the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress - ended Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:20:04 PM

Fadnavis takes charge of Maharashtra - BJP's first CM (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in Friday as chief minister of Maharashtra's first BJP government along with nine ministers, cheered by some 30,000 supporters at the Wankhede stadium and watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, VIPs and celebrities.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:18:14 PM

1,000-hour bandh in Assam districts lifted
Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) A 1,000-hour bandh in Assam's Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts demanding an autonomous state was Friday lifted following an assurance from the central government on the issue.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:16:20 PM

'Unmonitored TB drugs can lead to liver failure'
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Shashi Chawla (name changed) was suspected of having uterine tuberculosis (TB) and was put on anti-TB drugs. After being on medication for over eight months, she went into a coma as the dosage was not monitored. Experts warn that laxity in monitoring medicines can lead to liver failure.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:16:19 PM

Himachal to bring urban local bodies under planning area
Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government proposes to bring all urban local bodies under the planning area for planned development, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:14:03 PM

Irani bats for focused education strategy in SAARC region
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Friday reiterated India's initiatives for a well-focussed education strategy in the SAARC region and strengthening cooperation among the member countries.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:12:24 PM

LeT module busted in Srinagar, two arrested
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit module in Srinagar has been busted and two people arrested, police said Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:06:19 PM

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