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Digitization and GIS Mapping of Land Assets of Indian Railways to be done

New Delhi, july 8: The Minister of Railways Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda has said that Indian Railways hold vast land assets which need to be digitized and GIS mapped for better management and usage. Presenting the Railway Budget in Parliament today Minister said the resources mobilization using land assets will be explored through private participation in setting up railway ...

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UN voices concern after Australia returns asylum-seekers intercepted at sea to Sri Lanka

New York, July 8 (IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday voiced deep concern after Australia handed over some 41 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka after intercepting them at sea, and highlighted its unease with shipboard processing of protection clai The agency said it is also concerned about the fate of another 153 asylum-seekers of Sri Lankan ...

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Scientists regrow corneas

Researchers in the US have found a way to identify the stem cells that renew the cornea (the clear layer that covers the front of the eye), and have used them to grow normal corneas in mice. These stem cells – called limbal stem cells (LSCs) – are known to be the basis of cornea renewal, but there has not ...

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Deeply concerned about eastern Ukraine, Ban welcomes extension of cease-fire

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New York (IBNS) : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the extension of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and, with continued deep concern about the situation there, urged all sides to honour their commitments and work within a political process. In a late night statement on Friday from his spokesperson, Ban said he “remains deeply concerned over the situation in eastern Ukraine ...

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CNG prices cut by a steep Rs 15 per kg and piped cooking gas by Rs 5

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CNG prices will be cut by a steep Rs 15 per kg and piped cooking gas by Rs 5 after the government rejigged domestic gas supplies to raise allocations to fuel retailers in cities such as Delhi and Ahmedabad. Prices of CNG, or compressed natural gas, in the national capital had been hiked by Rs 4.50 last month to Rs ...

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Dear Parliament: Gays are a big minority

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Given that gays are estimated to be 7-13% of the Indian adult population, it makes huge sense for parliament to amend the law The Times of India has consistently supported the decriminalisation of consensual gay sex between adults. We wholeheartedly welcomed the Delhi High Court’s decision in 2009 to amend Section 377 of the IPC as progressive and befitting of ...

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