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One third of global child marriages take place in India

Aug 5, 2017

India accounts for about 33 percent of the world's child marriages, with nearly 103 million Indians married under the age of 18, Indian local media reported on Monday.A significant 83 percent of the 103 million child marriages were of girl children, with the number reaching 85 million, according to a report released by the non-profit organization A...

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Canberra bakery infested by cockroaches had uncovered food in storeroom, no soap for handwashing

Jul 25, 2017

The owner of a Canberra bakery has been fined $19,000 after live cockroaches were found in the food preparation area, which had reportedly not been cleaned for more than a month. The ACT Magistrates Court heard when a health official inspected Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops in May last year, he found both live and dead cockroaches in the food p...

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India: A country held back by weak infrastructure, trade mechanism

Jul 13, 2017

  The chances of India emerging as the next "world factory" after China in the coming decade are slim, due to its backward infrastructure, globally uncompetitive trade mechanism and the changing technological environment, experts said on Wednesday.The comments came after reports that an increasing number of Chinese mechanical and electronic e...

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More plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050, report warns

Apr 26, 2017

Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report has warned on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. An overwhelming 95 per cent of plastic packaging, worth $116-174 billion, a year is lost to the economy after a single use...

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Priyanka faints in movie set, admitted to hospital

Mar 23, 2017

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepali actress Priyanka Karki, who was busy in shooting, was immediately admitted to Norvic Hospital. Karki was taken to Norvic Hospital for treatment after she lost her consciousness in the set of her new movie ‘Butterfly’.Nai Nabhannu La star Karki said, ‘‘I fell down because of low blood pressure and ...

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