The Morning Wrap: Government Plans Fresh Ordinance For Land Bill; Asthmatic Kejriwal First To Sign Up For Delhi Half Marathon

26/08/2015 7:53 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian farmer attends a gathering near the Indian parliament for a protest against the Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 24, 2015. Indian farmers protested against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding the withdrawal of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, calling it anti-farmer in a country where agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 60 percent of the 1.2 billion people.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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India's Information and Technology Ministry has launched a telemedicine health network without involving the health ministry.

Delhi's asthamatic chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, is the first to sign up for the forthcoming Delhi half marathon.

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