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Modi hard sells India's traditional foods

Modi hard sells India's traditional foods

The khichdi will be prepared by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who has been roped in as brand ambassador of the "Great India Food Festival", for the three-day event that started on Friday. "There is also huge potential for food processing and value addition in areas such as organic & fortified foods", he said. She also said that as the world moves towards 2050, the global population is set to increase by 25 per cent and demand for food by 50 per cent, adding that "we need to wage a war ...


Aadhaar-mobile number linkage must by Feburary 6, says Centre

Aadhaar-mobile number linkage must by Feburary 6, says Centre

Several petitions challenging the Centre's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing various services and benefits of government welfare schemes have been filed in the apex court. Several petitioners challenging the validity of Aadhaar had claimed it violated privacy rights. Existing holder were earlier asked by the government to link their bank account with Aadhaar by end of December 30, 2017 or else they would become in valid.


Syrian army frees eastern city from ISIS, state media says

Syrian army frees eastern city from ISIS, state media says

Previously the correspondent of the television channel Al-Mayadeen had announced that the government forces had surrounded the terrorists in an area of one square kilometer in three neighborhoods of the city, among them Al Sheikh Yasin and Hamedieh.


US Rep. Lamar Smith retiring from congress

US Rep. Lamar Smith retiring from congress

Smith said in a note to constituents. Smith was first elected in 1986 and has been the head of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee since 2013. He has also repeatedly sprinted to defend the fossil fuel industry, namely Exxon Mobil Corp ., from investigations into their records on climate change.


ADL Finds 67 Percent Spike In Anti-Semitic Incidents Since 2016 — THIS CHART

ADL Finds 67 Percent Spike In Anti-Semitic Incidents Since 2016 — THIS CHART

The ADL found that there was a "significant bump in (reported incidents) in the first quarter of this year" and there was "an increase after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in August". From January through September 30, 2017, the ADL found that there were 15 reported incidents of harassment or vandalism in North Carolina. In that period of 2016, there were 22 total reported incidents in all four areas.


Gavin Williamson Appointed New Defence Secretary

Gavin Williamson Appointed New Defence Secretary

The sexual harassment scandal sweeping United Kingdom parliament brought fresh allegations against lawmakers on Thursday, after the appointment of a new defence minister following the resignation of Michael Fallon . Fallon announced his resignation late Wednesday after earlier in the week apologising for touching a journalist's knee in 2002, but reports suggested there were other allegations which had not been made public at the time of his resignation.