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As Delhis air quality begins to deteriorate with Diwali, new government data indicates that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) governments restrictions on cars based on odd-even number plates-between January 1-15, 2016, and April 15-30, 2016-did not improve the air quality in the worlds 11th most polluted city.
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Internet shutdowns cost India $968 million (Rs 6,485 crore) in 2015-16, the largest loss among 19 countries surveyed and the result of 22 shutdowns, the same as war-torn Iraq, according to a report by Brookings Institution indicating the negative effect of these shutdowns on the economy.
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New Delhi, 25th Oct (IANS): As controversy grips the indigenously-developed Genetically Modified (GM) mustard -- a crop which scientists say will address India's food security and farmer's troubles -- the man who developed the variety has termed this an issue "which has gone too far".
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On October 8, 2016, in a series of anti-militancy crackdowns, 12 Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants were killed in Gazipur, Tangail and Dhaka districts.
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Lucknow, 23rd Oct (IANS): In dramatic tit-for-tat in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Sunday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ousted uncle Shivpal Yadav, a confidant of party chief Mulayama Singh Yadav, and three others from the government and the party brass retaliated by sacking his backer and MP Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.
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