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PMK to protest demanding education loan write-off

Chennai , March 17

With nationalised banks palming off the collection of education loan dues to private companies, the PMK will hold a protest here on March 20 demanding a loan write-off, said party leader Anbumani Ramadoss.

15 die as boat capsizes off Greece

Athens , March 17

At least 15 people, including five children, drowned on Saturday after a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece sank off the coast of Agathonissi island in the Aegean Sea, the Greek Coast Guard said.

Leopard mortality on rise, 21 more die in March

New Delhi , March 17

At least 21 more leopards lost their lives in the first half of March, taking the toll to 127 this year, according to the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI).

LGBT activists slam Kolkata school for accusing students of lesbianism

Kolkata , March 17 LGBT members and activists have slammed the actions of a school here, terming it "human rights violation and desensitisation of societal institutions", after the all-girl institute allegedly forced 10 of its students to write confessional statements about their "lesbian acts" in its premises.

Pentavalent vaccine: Doctors raise red flag

Bengaluru , March 17 Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".

Karthik aware of Bangladesh's prowess in T20Is

Colombo , March 17
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On the eve of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series final against Bangladesh here, veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Saturday refused to take the opponents lightly despite the men-in-blue starting as clear favourites.