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Modi asks new tax officers to be people-centric, enhance tax base

Modi asks new tax officers to be people-centric, enhance tax base

If MPs are not in Delhi during session, the PM said we should be available on phone and he should be able to reach us on phone anytime", a BJP MP said. As representatives of the people of their constituency, it is their job to attend the House proceedings, he said. Mr Kumar said there will be a massive campaign to popularize the BHIM app among masses on 14th of April to mark the birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Read More

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Holmen's Viking Elementary celebrates Read Across America with Dr. Seuss-themed festivities

Holmen's Viking Elementary celebrates Read Across America with Dr. Seuss-themed festivities

Schaad said this was just one of the many worksheets the students have to do that goes along with their books. "Essentially, the concept is still the same (as last year)", she said. Caleb Jackson, 2, surrounded by parents Lydia and John Jackson, said he was cutting out a fish figure, since his favorite Seuss story was " One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish ". Read More

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25% of all overdoses are from heroin

25% of all overdoses are from heroin

Lakin is a physician who introduced the bill in committee. From 2000 to 2015, 500,000 people died across the nation as a result of the overdose epidemic. In 2010, 29% of fatal overdoses involved so-called "natural" and "semisynthetic" opioids (morphine, oxycodone), while only about 12% involved methadone, a "synthetic" opioid. Read More

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The dangers of a gluten-free diet

Only one percent of Americans suffer from this disorder, but nearly one quarter of the American population reported switching to a diet which is free of the protein. But I have some unfortunate news for anyone who typically eats gluten free: A new study suggests that maintaining a gluten-free diet correlates with raised levels of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury. Read More

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Idaho flu deaths at record levels

Flu deaths are on the rise in Idaho, and the season is still going strong, with this year's influenza season shaping up to be one of the most severe in recent memory. First, avoid close contact with sick people and stay at home if you are sick. The good news is that the vaccines are a good match for the strains circulating this year - so health officials urge those who haven't been vaccinated to consider it. Read More

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Study Reveals that E-cigarettes Used for 'Dripping' by Teens

Study Reveals that E-cigarettes Used for 'Dripping' by Teens

There's a rising trend among e-cigarette users, and a survey finds that teens make up the largest group who practice "dripping". According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electronic vapor products, including e-cigarettes, are now the most commonly used tobacco products among US high school students, surpassing conventional cigarettes in 2014. Read More

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Verify: Trump's 2017 executive order vs. Obama's 2011 executive order

Verify: Trump's 2017 executive order vs. Obama's 2011 executive order

During a round of Sunday show interviews, Trump's aides stressed that just a small portion of travelers had been affected by the order , which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority Muslim nations from entering the country. To refresh, Trump issued an executive order on January 27 barring citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia , Sudan and Libya from entering the United States for 90 days. Read More

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Go Red for Women Day targets heart, stroke risks

Attendees, along with Tulane students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to wear red in support of the National Wear Red Day . Wear red on February 3. But, that statistic can change, because 80-percent of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. With over one in three women living with a form of cardiovascular disease, according to the AHA, almost half of those who are age 20 or over are black. Read More

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Parents Should Give Up Using Teething Rings with Belladonna

Furthermore, the homeopathic teething products have not been approved nor properly evaluated by the FDA for their proposed effectiveness to provide relief for babies or their overall safety standards. The FDA urged parents to stop using the tablets after at least 10 deaths were reported in connection with their use. According to Hyland's website , the Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets are no longer being distributed in the United States. Read More

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How To Watch Steve Harvey Host 2016 Pageant Online

How To Watch Steve Harvey Host 2016 Pageant Online

And she does not accept failure - it took her five attempts to win the Miss Universe GB competition. "We are also grateful for this experience of hosting the pageant, assured and confident that [the 2016] Miss Universe experience has been joyful and memorable for all the candidates and our foreign guests", the Palace official said. Read More

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Iran calls Trump's entry ban 'open affront'

Iran calls Trump's entry ban 'open affront'

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees and citizens from Iran and six other Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. Trump made "extreme vetting" of foreigners a cornerstone of his campaign, particularly those from countries that are predominantly Muslim and that he considers hostile to the U.S. Read More

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GDP growth was a mere 1.9 percent in Q4 2016

GDP growth was a mere 1.9 percent in Q4 2016

As we mentioned last month, December's 3.5% third quarter growth rate was truly impressive. Despite the better-than-expected figures, analysts warned the outlook for the United Kingdom economy remained gloomy. The U.S. economy's growth slowed to 1.9 percent in the last quarter of 2016, President Obama's final three months in power. By contrast, the construction and production sector provided only "negligible" contributions to growth, the ONS said. Read More

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Is Ben Roethlisberger a Hall of Famer?

As for Tomlin, he hasn't had his year-end meeting with Roethlisberger , which might be why he didn't sound completely concerned on Tuesday. During his season-ending press conference on Tuesday, which was held just hours after Roethlisberger made his retirement comments, Tomlin said he wasn't "alarmed" by Big Ben's remarks, but he also added that the team would be ready for whatever decision Roethlisberger made. Read More

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Child dies of flu in Rogers County

Child dies of flu in Rogers County

An elderly central Iowa man who had underlying health conditions died from complications related to the flu. "We started to see more cases in the last couple weeks, but expect these numbers to peak in February", said Ruth Manier, director of community health services at the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department. Read More

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Diet drinks might actually be making you fatter

Diet drinks might actually be making you fatter

They all determined that previous studies - which claimed that diet drinks could help shed the pounds - should be discounted, due in large part to their funding from the beverage industry. Researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science found that people who regularly used artificial sweeteners, including aspartame and saccharin, had elevated levels of HbA1C, a measure of blood sugar. Read More

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BP spending £1.1bn on fuel business deal in Australia

The sale is still subject to regulatory approvals from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). At the start of December, BP announced that it would inject nearly 1 billion United States dollars (£800 million) to explore the Tortue gas field off the coasts of Mauritania and Senegal. Read More

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Scientists Create Effective Ebola Vaccine, Just A Couple Years After Deadly Epidemic

To assess safety, people who received the vaccine were observed for 30 minutes after vaccination, and at repeated home visits up to 12 weeks later. "While these compelling results come too late for those who lost their lives during West Africa's Ebola epidemic, they show that when the next outbreak hits, we will not be defenseless", the World Health Organization's Marie-Paule Kieny, the lead author on the study, told the Times . Read More

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Christmas temp of 71 sets record

Christmas temp of 71 sets record

Tuesday's high as rain moves out is expected to be around 54 degrees with an overnight low in the lower 30s. It's the second consecutive Christmas with unusually warm temperatures in Nashville. "We might dry out a bit on that cold front", Stalley said. Expect a high in the 40s today. There's also a slight chance of showers after noon. The National Weather Service in Lubbock notes that continued quiet weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday as the flow aloft starts out southwesterly ... Read More

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3-year-old's beaming adoption photo wins over Internet

3-year-old's beaming adoption photo wins over Internet

Young Michael was in foster care for 832 days, ABC News reports. A tweet with Michael raising his fist in triumph and posing with the family has gone viral - with over 50,000 retweets. In her tweet, which features a video of Michael smiling and running around, Jordae simply wrote: "Officially adopted". "He is the most loving, smart, amusing and happy kiddo", Ms Montgomery said. Read More

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