CBSE scraps 34 vocational, 7 electives: Schools never took it seriously, admit principals

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The board has clarified that students who are currently in class XII can continue with these streams/subjects but schools cannot offer them for new admissions in 201718. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. Written by Divya Goyal  ...

Protesters demonstrate against Trump at New York Republican gala

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NEW YORK Hundreds of protesters chanted and waved signs on Thursday to voice their outrage at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump outside the New York venue where he and his two rivals for the presidential nomination gathered for duelling speeches. Inside a hotel near Grand Central Terminal, Trump, U.S.

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Strong quake hits Japan, nuclear plants safe, two dead – media

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TOKYO An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings, killing at least two people and injuring hundreds, local media said, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants. The initial tremor struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Strong quakes hit Japan, nuclear plants safe, dozens injured – media

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TOKYO An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings and injuring dozens of people, local media reported, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants. The initial quake struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, the U.S.

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U.S. officials warn Zika ‘scarier’ than initially thought

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WASHINGTON Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could appear in Puerto Rico. At a White House briefing, they stepped up pressure on the Republicanled Congress to pass approximately $1.9 billion in emergency funding for Zika preparedness that the Obama administration requested in February.

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Syrian PM says Russian air force, Syrian army preparing operation to free Aleppo – agencies

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MOSCOW The Russian air force and Syrian army are preparing for a joint operation to liberate Aleppo, Syrian Prime Minister Wael alHalaki told visiting Moscow lawmakers on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. "We, together with our Russian partners, are preparing for an operation to liberate Aleppo and to block all illegal armed groups which have not joined or broken the ceasefire deal," he was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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One reported dead in blast claimed by Islamic State at police station south of Riyadh

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RIYADH An improvised explosive device planted next to a police station south of the Saudi capital Riyadh killed one person, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried on state news agency SPA on Sunday. The ministry said at least three police cars were damaged in the explosion at a parking lot on Saturday night that killed an expatriate man, but gave no further details on who was behind the attack. An Islamic State affiliate, calling itself the Nejd Province branch of the organisation, claimed responsibility for the blast, which took place in alDilam, a small city located about 100 km (62 miles) south of Riyadh

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