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New Delhi, 18th Sept (IANS): The fall of the PDP-BJP government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti can bring calm on the streets of the Kashmir Valley, says Tariq Karra, a prominent Kashmiri politician who resigned in anger from Parliament and from the regional party of which he was one of the founders.
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The proportion of anaemic, pregnant women dropped 12 percentage points over a decade to 2015, government health data show, but India still has more anaemic women than any other country and a prevalence rate above the global average.
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As Karnataka continues its legal battle over the Cauvery, the states capital -- almost entirely dependent on the river -- wastes half the water it receives, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of water-use data.
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Religious tension in Ballabhgarh, Haryana, when 150 Muslims sought refuge in a police station; clashes between Hindus and Muslims during Ganesh festival processions in Belgaum, Karnataka; and riots over the birth anniversary celebrations of medieval ruler Tipu Sultan in Madikeri, Karnataka, represented Indias religious volatility in 2015.
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New Delhi, 14th Sept (IANS): Craft revivalist and textile conservationist Madhu Jain, known for promoting indigenous forms of textile weaving and design in her almost 30 year-long career, says it's difficult to find good quality textiles in the Indian market nowadays.
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