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Jharkhand girl 'starvation' death: Family stopped getting ration 8 months ago -Prashant Pandey

-The Indian Express In a controversial move this April, the Jharkhand Chief Secretary had ordered that ration cards not linked to Aadhaar would be ineligible. Simdega (Jharkhand): THE FAMILY of the 11-year-old girl who died in Jharkhand’s Simdega district last month, allegedly due to non-availability of ration, had been removed from the state’s public distribution system because their Aadhaar cards were not linked to the new list issued by the government.   At Karimati...

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This year's floods worst in a decade -Subodh Varma

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: As the monsoon prepares to recede, India faces a mammoth recovery task from the worst floods in a decade. Over 3.4 crore people across 280 districts have been affected by floods that left more than 1,000 dead. Very preliminary estimates indicate that over 3 lakh hectares of crops, mainly paddy, have been destroyed. Over 8 lakh homes, mostly kachcha units have been damaged or destroyed. An...

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Delhi: Chikungunya, dengue arrive big, early this year -Durgesh Nandan Jha

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The monsoon is months away but mosquitoes are already unleashing mayhem in the city. Officials said there has been a boom in mosquito population that is reflected in very high number of chikungunya, dengue and Malaria for this time of the year. As on April 8, hospitals in Delhi had reported 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue and 13 Malaria cases this year — by far the highest...

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India needs $18 billion to win battle against Malaria -Sushmi Dey

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: India, with the highest Malaria burden outside Africa, will need an investment of $18 billion to achieve its 2030 deadline to eliminate the disease, says a latest estimate by the health ministry and Malaria advocacy groups. Severe Malaria outbreaks in India, aggravated by poor sanitation and drainage, underline an urgent and growing need for financial commitment to deal with a menace estimated to inflict nearly $2...

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Illness killing more BSF men than border operations

-PTI More BSF personnel have died of cardiac arrest and other illness than in action on the borders and anti-Naxal operations in the past two years, according to official data. The data revealed that only 25 of total 774 deaths in the period between January 2015 and September 2016 were battle casualties. It showed that while a total of 25 personnel were killed in action, 316 died due to a variety of...

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