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World loses 24 billion tons of fertile land every year: UN

United Nations, Jun 17 (UNI) In a video message released in advance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, marked on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the world loses 24 billion tons of fertile land every year, and that the degradation in land quality is responsible for a reduction in the national domestic product of up to eight per cent every year.

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20,000 government hospital doctors in Delhi to go on strike on Monday at IMA’s call

The strike is likely to hit outpatient clinics and other routine services (like diagnostics). Emergency services, however, won’t be affected, doctors assured.

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GST Council may tighten rules to curb tax evasion

The proposals before the council include compulsory generation of e-invoicing by large companies, validation of e-way bills (electronic permits issued for the movement of goods) with the data generated at toll plazas and geo-tagging of companies, said...

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What the Congress must do to ensure its revival

The challenge facing the Congress is similar to that of a promoter who wants to revive a family-run business by getting back capable managers who parted ways because of differences with the owner.

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‘Sunday Well Spent’: Twitter Celebrates India’s WC Win Against Pak

This is India’s third win of the tournament, with which they jump to third on the table, behind New Zealand.

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Joshua Wong: Poster child of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'

Joshua Wong was the unlikely hero who helped lead a movement that inspired hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers to

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Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and Militants

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Dad makes tearful plea for backpacker son missing Down Under

The father of an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker made a heart-rending appeal for help finding his son Monday, as Australian police

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Tough sell: Baijiu, China's potent tipple, looks abroad

It may be China's national spirit, but for London bartender Ellie Veale it's clear from the first swig why baijiu

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President Trump is suddenly using the word 'treason' a lot

Margaret Sullivan said it best on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" telecast: "Just when we think it really can't get any worse... when he uses terms like 'enemy of the people' or 'fake news...' This actually ratchets it up."

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Bank of Japan to stand pat even as trade war, dovish Fed cloud outlook

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its massive stimulus programme on Thursday

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Brent Oil Extends Gains as Saudis Seek Output Cuts Deal by July

(Bloomberg) -- Brent crude extended gains as Saudi Arabia expressed hope that OPEC and its allies will agree to extend

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Auto Driver With Sword ‘Attacks’ Cops in Delhi, Gets Lathicharged

Videos of the altercation were shared widely on social media.

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Unprecedented number of Venezuelan refugees, migrants enter Peru: UN

United Nations, Jun 17 (UNI) The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedented number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, over 15,000 have entered Peru this week.

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BJP hints at defections from Congress, TDP in Telangana

The BJP surprised its rivals by winning four of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana. It secured 19.5% votes — the highest ever in the southern state.

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PM Modi to be the first to take oath at the inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha

As per the rules, the Prime Minister as the leader of the House takes oath first. The council of ministers follows the Prime Minister in taking the oath. As long as a member does not take the oath, he or she cannot participate in any business of the...

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Gangsters go brazen: 220 gunshots fired on Delhi’s streets over 30 days

The shooting incidents — between May 17 and June 15 — that HT analysed resulted in 16 deaths and left at least 22 people injured

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Buttigieg acknowledges lessons learned as he confronts officer-involved shooting in South Bend

Mayor Pete Buttigieg altered his presidential campaign schedule on Sunday to return to South Bend, Indiana, and respond to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the city early on Sunday morning.

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Strong data keeps dollar near two-week highs before Fed meeting

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar held near a two-week high against its major rivals

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Self-Styled Godman Arrested on Charges of Raping Teenager

The girl informed the matter to a family member, who lodged a complaint with the police on Friday last.

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Guatemala's centre-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed centre-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race

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Delhi Govt Agrees to Release Grants to 28 DU Colleges Funded by It

The issue of formation of governing bodies led to an impasse between Delhi University and the city government.

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Golf: Woodland fends off Koepka to claim U.S. Open

By Steve Keating PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) - Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a

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Japan arrests man for stabbing police officer, taking gun

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police on Monday arrested a man on charges of stabbing a police officer and grabbing a

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