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Guwahati, 30th Jan (IANS): Assamese actor-singer Zubeen Garg, who puts his fame to good use by raising his voice against groups that dictate terms or strikes in his home state, says artistes can't be ordered to do something and that they should be "rebels with a cause".
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Mumbai, 29th Jan (IANS): Considering the Bollywood celebrities who have made it to the Padma awardees' list this year, "it's good that I did not get one", says veteran actor-writer Kader Khan.
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Only 16 of 29 states and seven union territories had digitised the leaky ration-card system of the world's largest programme to distribute subsidised food, the targeted public distribution system (TDPS), by the end of April 2015, according to the latest-available government data.
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There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30 percent of sewage generated by 377 million people flows through treatment plants.
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By declaring scheduled tribe (ST) status for Bodos living in the twin hill districts of Assam, the central government has again moved in a wrong direction as the basic motive seems to be ensuring their support for the BJP in the coming Assam elections.
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