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Jaipur, 9th July (IANS): Former US president Bill Clinton will visit a kitchen run here by an NGO next week to oversee a lunch programme that feeds over one million school children daily across India.
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New Delhi, 8th July (IANS): Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to make Indian Railways - one of the world's largest - run like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization".
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Shimla, July 4 (IANS): As life in most of the plains of northern India is still hot and sweaty - and sizzling - owing to delay in the onset of the monsoon, the rain-soaked peaks of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts are luring visitors to the state Hospitality industry representatives say the onset of monsoon in the hills and delay in the plains would definitely draw more holiday-makers from the plains.
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Puran Habeli (Tripura), July 3 (IANS) Colourful marquees, illuminations, religious rites and the chanting of 'mantras' amid the beating of drums will turn Puran Habeli, the erstwhile capital of Tripura around 12 km east of present capital Agartala, into a divine dreamland during the centuries-old Kharchi festival that begins Saturday - a spectacle that will be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of devotees from India and abroad.
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Washington, 30th June (IANS): Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".
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