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If you dump garbage, be ready to go to court

Though the fine is not more than Rs. 500, police hope the legal process will act as a deterrent If the beat policeman catches you dumping garbage on the roads, be prepared to go to the court to battle charges of “spreading disease”. In the past 10 days, as many …

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With apps, parents teach kids how to spend

They can monitor and control spending Jonathan and Erin Kraftchick started out by paying their two children’s allowance the old-fashioned way, using paper money. “I tried the cash thing,” said Mr. Kraftchick, an accountant and financial-literacy advocate. First, they used glass jars, then switched to a system that involved slipping …

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If you dump garbage, be ready to go to court

Though the fine is not more than Rs. 500, police hope the legal process will act as a deterrent If the beat policeman catches you dumping garbage on the roads, be prepared to go to the court to battle charges of “spreading disease”. In the past 10 days, as many …

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Kids feeding on ‘digital junk food’

Streaming giants are exposing them to unsuitable content, say TV programme makers With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the U.S., and streaming giants encouraging binge viewing, a whole generation risk being brought up on cultural junk food, some of the world’s top kids television …

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‘High lead exposure in Indian kids’

High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children living in India may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of Indian blood lead levels. They …

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Cambodia’s ‘rubbish man’ schools kids for trash

Children are taught the value of using rubbish in a useful way Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the “Rubbish School” where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash. …

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Now, an institute for aspiring politicians

U.P. govt. plans Rs. 198-crore training institute in Ghaziabad Good news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Wednesday. The decision to establish a sprawling political training institute at a cost of Rs. …

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Enter ‘sextortion’, now a reality in India

Criminals are collecting browsing history of those visiting porn sites and using it for extortion ‘Sextortion’, a cyber crime which has been observed in the West, has officially arrived in India. The Cyber police in Mumbai have received at least five complaints over the last two months where citizens, after …

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