Haryana government planning to do away with school bags

The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. Students will no more carry bags and books to schools         The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. The scheme will be implemented in 50 schools in the state for the upcoming academic session. Additional Chief…

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Snatching Health Care Away From Millions

If James Comey, the F.B.I. director, hadn’t tipped the scales in the campaign’s final days with that grotesquely misleading letter, right now an incoming Clinton administration would be celebrating some very good news. Because health reform, President Obama’s signature achievement, is stabilizing after a bumpy year. This means that the huge gains achieved so far — tens of millions of newly insured Americans and dramatic reductions in the number of people skipping treatment or facing financial hardship because of cost — look as if they’re here to stay. Or they…

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Limerick city food bank runs out of supplies and turns over 100 people away

Update 7pm: The food bank at St John’s Pavilion in Limerick has run out after handing out 2,500 food bags to struggling families and individuals today. More than 100 people were turned away. “We ran out of food and we had to turn 150 people away,” said Lorraine Moroney, St Vincent de Paul. “We’re trying to organise a team to pack and distribute 300 more hampers tomorrow from 12pm-1pm,” she added. Earlier: Hundreds of people struggling to find money to feed themselves and their families queued in the cold and…

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Mallya flew away just like ‘Kingfisher’ bird: HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday observed that businessman Vijay Mallya aptly named his company ’Kingfisher’, as like the bird of the same name he too flew away without bothering about boundaries. The remark was made by a division bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and B P Colabawala while hearing an appeal filed by the Service Tax department and also another petition filed by the department seeking to recall the auction sale of Mallya’s private aircraft. “Does anyone know why he [Mallya] came up with the name ‘Kingfisher’ for…

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We throw away £700 of food each year – here are six ways to avoid waste in your kitchen

British families needlessly throw away £700 worth of food every year, new research has revealed. Over a third of households don’t reuse leftovers and admit to dumping perfectly edible food. Each year 7 million tonnes are thrown away with over half of it being chucked due to overbuying, confusion over expiry dates and cooking more than needed. The figures come from a survey of more than 5,000 people commisioned by supermarket Sainsbury . Now the chain is set to give away one million thermometres to ensure fridges are set at…

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Been Away From Nature? City Life Could Be Raising Mental Illness

            Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas partly due to reduced access to nature, say researchers at the University of Washington. “There’s an enormous amount of disease largely tied to our removal from the natural environment,” said Peter Kahn, Professor at the University. In a perspective piece published in the journal Science, the authors discussed the growing tension between an arguably necessary role urban areas play in society and the numbing, even debilitating, aspects of cities that disconnect humans from…

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