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Kerala introduces water taxis to boost backwater tourism

Kochi, Nov 14 (ANI): The tourism minister of Kerala, AP Anil Kumar, launched water taxis and hop-on hop-off boat services to increase the potential of backwaters for state tourism. First of its kind in India, water taxis and boats were flagged off by Kumar in Kochi recently. As Kerala is surrounded by waterways, the services have been launched with the view to ensure the “last-mile connectivity” to tourist destinations, and lure more and more tourists to Kerala backwaters. The hop-on and hop-off boats are air conditioned with seating accommodation for 25 passengers at a time and they will ply at regular intervals. One buying a day’s ticket can travel in it for any number of times within 24 hours. The passenger can get into the boat from any boat jetty and can step down at whichever destination he wants where the boat travels. Besides having a new experience one can also avoid road traffic congestion. Nov 14, 2014
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Bombay HC stays Maharashtra Govt's decision to give reservation to Marathas, politicos react

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Nov 14 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over the reservation for Marathas, Muslims in Maharashtra issue. The Bombay High Court today stayed the decision of former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan-led government's decision to give 16 percent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions. The Congress-NCP government had made an announcement in this regard four months ahead of the assembly polls. According to reports, the high court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide five percent reservation to Muslims in public service, but allowed them reservation in educational institutions. Nov 14, 2014
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Sterilization program is demand driven and not target driven: JP Nadda on Bilaspur incident

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday while commenting on the Bilaspur sterilization camp incident said that sterilization program is demand driven program and not target driven program. He added that after the request of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, a team of AIIMS doctors was sent to Chhattisgarh to examine the patients. He further assured that the centre will provide all the required assistance to the Chhattisgarh government. AIIMS director MC Mishra said that the team examined the patients and it was satisfied with the treatment that was going on. Nov 14, 2014
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visits shipyard in Goa

Goa, Nov 14 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited a shipyard in coastal state of Goa to check the defence preparedness of the yard on Friday. Parrikar, resigned as Goa chief minister last week to take up the new post as defence minister. According to reports, he flew economy class on a budget airline to his home state Goa. Meanwhile, he said he wanted to see how the shipyard is functioning. Parrikar took over the new portfolio after Prime Minister Narendra Modi beefed up his cabinet on November 09, adding a total of 21 new names into his team. Nov 14, 2014
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DERC withdraws power tariff hike in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdrew the power tariff hike of up to seven per cent on Friday, which was announced by DERC on Thursday. AAP leader Ashutosh said that the decision of power tariff hike was taken under the pressure of Power companies. He added that the government has withdrawn the order after seeing the public reaction. He further stated that no action has been taken by the government regarding the audit of the power companies. Nov 14, 2014
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Bombay HC stays Maharashtra Govt's decision to give reservation to Marathas

Mumbai, Nov 14 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the decision of former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan-led government's decision to give 16 percent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions. The Congress-NCP government had made an announcement in this regard four months ahead of the assembly polls. According to reports, the high court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide five percent reservation to Muslims in public service, but allowed them reservation in educational institutions. Nov 14, 2014
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Medical Negligence: UP doctor conducts 42 sterilization operations in two hours

Kushinagar, Nov 14 (ANI): In yet another medical negligence by Uttar Pradesh health department, 42 sterilization operations were conducted in a government owned Primary Health Center in Nebua Naurangia village in Kushinagar, in a record two hours. Not taking any lesson from the recent similar incident in Bilaspur where at least 13 women died post sterilization operation, this hospital carried out the operations amidst gross negligence and un-hygienic environment where post surgery operated women were dumped on the ground, as no beds were available for them. However, Dr Harish Kumar Gautam said that the conditions were hygienic and that patients were provided with mattresses and sheets. According to the report, women started gathering at the PHC since morning but the surgeon came at 3:30 PM and within two hour he conducted 42 operations. Nov 14, 2014
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Research is key to development: PM Modi's message for Queensland University students

Brisbane, Nov 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane today, left behind a message for students, saying research is the mother of development. The Prime Minister, who was accompanied by industrialist Gautam Adani, interacted with students and left a message on an 'Agrobot' for them. "Research is key to development. There is an ongoing relationship between the development journey of human kind and research. Increasing dominance of science and technology in the field of agriculture will surely prove to be beneficial to farmers and to the field of agriculture as a whole. It is an important endeavour for the welfare of mankind. Best wishes for your efforts," he wrote in his message. The Prime Minister will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron later in the day. Nov 14, 2014