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Nun rape case: Kerala police continues questioning Bishop

The interrogation of Bishop Franco Mulakkal in connection with raping has entered into third day. He was questioned for more than 15 hours in the last two days by Kerala police. The official who is leading the interrogation said that it would be wrapped up today. Reports say police verified detai.....

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Google celebrates German artist Oskar Schlemmer

Painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer is honoured by Google by celebrating his life. His most famous work being Triadic Ballet, it was presented at the Nazi exhibition Degenerate Art. Studying under Adolf Holzel in Stuttgart, he after the 1st World War, worked for Bauhaus .....

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India sends video of improved cell to UK for Vijay Mallya

A video of Indian prison with improved facilities is reported to have sent by the CBI to the UK authorities on its demand in case related to extradition of Vijay Mallya. Mallya had complained about the poor condition of Indian cells that was why he refused to return to India. On this UK court ask.....

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Schools to reopen in flood-hit Kerala after Onam vacations

Schools and colleges in Kerala, which were closed due to the floods, will be reopening today after Onam vacations. An official from Kerala Department of Higher Secondary Education said that the situation in most schools in affected areas has improved. Education Minister C Raveendranath said that .....

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Cochin International Airport to restart services from Aug 29

The Cochin International Airport Limited has informed that it would restart the flight operations from Aug 29. The CIAL has been closed ever since the worst flood hit its operations. The airport, among the busiest in the country, suffered an estimated loss of over Rs 220 crore. Civil aircraft ser.....

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Boeing is on to make passenger flights autonomous

Plane maker Boeing is reportedly working on to make the cockpit of passenger jets manageable to a single pilot. Boeing’s vice president Steve Nordlund said that the work is going on to make flights autonomous and self-piloted aircraft. It would allow for a reduction in on-board crew, he sai.....

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Forgetting our dark past, a basic human nature

Humans constantly keep a cycle of misdeeds and do not learn from their earlier misdeeds. Humans have a tendency to remember their mistakes less clearly than they do the good or neutral things they have done. They remember the fault of others more clearly than they remember their own. As time goes.....

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Other Indian states provide flood relief to Kerala

Financial aid and resources are flowing in from other Indian states to flood affected Kerala. Rs.10 crore donated as relief by Delhi, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka and Rajasthan etc. along with food items and rescue boats. MLAs and IAS officers of various states are donating their monthly and daily .....

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Taliban release 160 civilians, keep 20 others captive

The Taliban released more than 160 cvilian passengers they were taken as hostages from northern Afghanistan. But they kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives and have been taken them to an undisclosed location. Nearly 200 passengers were kidnapped by Taliban insurgents as they travele.....

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Taliban release 160 civilians, keep 20 others captive

The Taliban released more than 160 cvilian passengers they were taken as hostages from northern Afghanistan. But they kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives and have been taken them to an undisclosed location. Nearly 200 passengers were kidnapped by Taliban insurgents as they travele.....

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Institution heads can now issue learner's licence in Delhi

Delhi joins Maharashtra and Punjab to launch a scheme that empowers institution heads to issue learner's driving licence. GB Pant Institute of Technology, ITI Pusa, Acharya Narendra Dev College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies are the first 4 institutions to implement this. Thi.....

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Kerala cancels Onam celebrations

Kerala Govt has cancelled the official Onam celebrations due to the heavy rains that is affecting the state after nearly a century, which has troubled 444 villages. The state government has also decided to divert the year mark amount of rupees thirty crore for the cultural celebrations across the.....

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Malayalam poet Chemmanam Chacko passed away

Malayalam poet Chemmanam Chacko, 92, died at his residence on Tuesday. The self-made poet was greatly influenced by the freedom struggle. He was awarded several honours by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Sanjayan Award, and P. Smaraka Puraskaram. Born into an agrarian family, he was the son of priest.....

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A special metro train to spread patriotism in Delhi

The Delhi Metro that runs between Samaypur Badli and HUDA City Centre will be running carrying with patriotic sentiments for next two months. The Metro Corp has decided to adorn its six-coach special train with photographs of freedom fighters, martyrs, soldiers and other Indian icons to spread th.....

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Eight people including women from Pakistan detained in Rajas

Eight Pakistanis have been detained near the border in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar, district days before India's Independence Day. Four women, one young girl and an elderly man are part of a group that has been detained by the BSF and the Rajasthan Police. They claim to have come to visit H.....

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Kids who cannot read or write to have separate exams

A basic assessment showed that 74% of students in class VI are unable to read a class II textbook. Based on this, the Delhi govt has introduced Mission Buniyaad that divides children into 2 groups Pratibha and Nistha. Children in Nishta will have separate tests to check their comprehension. Howev.....

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Kids have a narrow escape after the school ceiling collapses

Satyasai Sevasangha Upper Primary School students in Bhubhaneshwar had a narrow escape after plasters of the ceiling in the school collapsed. Owing to a protest staged by parents, an immediate repair is being done and the classes will be held in temporary facility. It exposes the authority’.....

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Prisoners to take up yoga as career after release

About 450 inmates from Saharanpur Jail have pledged to make a career in yoga once they complete their term in prison. The inmates have been attending yoga classes since June 21, the International Yoga Day. They were trained by yoga guru, Bharat Bhushan. The jail superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma h.....

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Nobel Prize winning author V S Naipaul passes away

V S Naipaul, the Nobel Prize winning author of Indian origin, passed away on Saturday. He was 85. The announcement was made by his family yesterday. His wife, Lady Naipaul made a statement in which she said “he was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved hav.....

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Neil Mathew, an entrepreneur, who chased his dreams

Neil Mathew, a successful entrepreneur had to battle a long way to live his dreams. He gave up his medical career and started his own business that deals with luxury services and real estate. Neil had to be on his toes initially to bring up business. Following his heart, he strongly believes that.....

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Rajasthan’s Milk Banks to control infant death, malnutrition

With the 18th Mother milk bank, the Anchal/Divya Mother Milk Bank project in Rajasthan has become the largest Human Milk Bank network in Asia, leaving China behind. The project, with the financial assistance of the Govt, aims to control infant deaths and prevent malnutrition in children by provid.....

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Delhi University’s SOL awaiting approval list from UGC

School of Open Learning (SOL) is yet to begin admissions for any of its UG courses while the other colleges under DU have completed the admission process. The secretary of the staff council, SOL has written to the PM Narendra Modi on the delay. Officials said they are awaiting UGC list of approve.....

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India hopes to bring back Choksi under Commonwealth law

India is hopeful to bring back bank fraud accused Mehul Choksi from Antigua under the provision of a law of the island nation. The law provision of the country allows the Govt to extradite a fugitive to a designated Commonwealth country. India issued a gazette notification on August 3 to make the.....

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Change school history books, urges Adrishya Kadasiddeshwar

Sri Adrishya Kadasiddeshwar Swami of Kaneri Mutt said that history textbooks in India do not contain a real account of Indian history. He urged the Union and State governments to change school history books. He explained that while much was written about the British Empire that looted the nation,.....

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Arts and Commerce streams equally popular among students

As engineering colleges struggle to fill up seats, science students are increasingly opting to graduate in arts stream. Admission figures from arts colleges show more than 200 students from science background opted for arts this year. Students who had been forced to take up science subjects, are .....

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GurgaonMoms, a network for women

GurgaonMoms was launched in 2011 by Neela Kaushik as an online support group for mums with queries.it now claims 25,000 members. All of them mothers, most of them professionally qualified and some of them in search of opportunities that will put their qualifications to use. The group aims to get .....

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Ten labourers killed in stone quarry blast in Kurnool

In a massive explosion of detonators in a stone quarry in Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, at least 10 people were killed and several others were injured on Friday. Huge blocks of stones flung into the air and fell on worker’s shed in which nearly 30 laborers were taking rest. Three tractors and .....

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Malayalam singer Manjusha Mohandas succumbs to injuries

Malayalam singer Manjusha Mohandas who had sustained serious injuries in a bike accident at Angamaly passed away on Thursday. She is survived by her husband Priyadarshan and a daughter. She became popular through her performances in Asianet Idea Star Singer. She was a second year MA student of da.....

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Jaipur police’s KIKI challenge post goes awry

Jaipur police posted a garlanded photo of Jawahar Subash Chandra from Kochi on social media with a message “Don’t challenge death, keep away from silly stunts.” But the person in the picture is actually alive and kicking. Even after it was pointed out, the Jaipur police had just.....

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Swedish Royals robbed of their crowns and orb

Sweden’s crown jewels that were at display in a cathedral near Stockholm are stolen. It includes a 17 century orb and two golden crowns. After the heist, the thieves used motorbikes and a speedboat to escape via the Malaren Lake. Even though the royal family has it insured, officials stress.....

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Assam NRC draft: CEC says voters can vote if in name in list

The Chief Election Commissioner of India said that those who have their names in voters list can vote no matter they have been left out of the NRC draft. The NRC list has excluded 4 lakh people from Assam in a drive against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The OP Rawat said that it would publi.....

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Mexico plane with 101 people crashes after take-off

An Aeromexico airliner, carrying 103 people from the Mexican city of Durango to the country’s capital, has crashed soon after take-off. But all passengers and crew survived the accident, said a report. Authorities said 85 people were injured in the accident, but nobody died. The initial pro.....

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UIDAI urges people not to share Aadhaar on public platforms

The Unique Identification Authority of India has urged people not to share their 12-digit Aadhaar number on any public platforms including social media. It also warned that if someone else’s Aadhaar was used for any purpose may amount to impersonation and thereby a criminal offence. It said.....

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Literacy gives freedom to participate in society: Vice-Prez

Quoting the 2011 census report, the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that India has made rapid progress over the last seven decades in terms of literacy. He believes that literacy gives greater freedom to participate in society more actively. He said literacy is tool that gives dignity and se.....

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Girl prompts New Zealand to change gender based road signs

The New Zealand Transport Agency has decided to change the gender oriented sign boards after a seven year old girl noted the authority that there can be line women too. NZTA will update signs from “Linemen” to “Line Crew. Zoe Carew wrote to the chief of NZTA saying that gender b.....

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New York Times urges Trump not to paint press as enemies

New York Times has urged Donald Trump not to continue labelling press “enemies of the people”. It said that it would lead to violence and was dangerous and harmful to the country. Referring to an inauthentic report, Trump said 90% of media coverage on administration is negative. Trump.....

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Govt schools adopt English as medium to check students drop

State run schools are reportedly switching to English medium in the wake of decline in student numbers in Govt schools. The Karnataka’s decision to change 1000 state run schools to English-medium was criticized for the fear of loss of significance of native language. The medium of instructi.....

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UIDAI says Aadhaar safe, denies TRAI chief was hacked

Denying TRAI chairman Ram Sewak Sharma’s was hacked, the UIDAI said that since he was a public servant, his information was already available in the public domain. Sharma’s personal details appeared on social media after he challenged sharing his Aadhaar number. UIDAI said that Aadhaa.....

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House of Commons’ media committee warns UK

Interim report by the House of Commons’ media committee said UK government is at risk, and it should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age. It said the democracy is facing a crisis because the combination of data anal.....

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College says Mamata not welcome, TMC blames BJP

St. Stephen’s College withdrew invite extended to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, leaving the Trinamul Congress red-faced. It was an invite to attend an event and interact with the students of the institute, which was to be held on August 1. The principal of the college denied permission; h.....

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1.4 lakh jobs available in AI, big data analytics: Report

A Nasscom report said that there are over1.4 lakh jobs are vacant in the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics segments across India. It said that the employee deficit would increase to 2.3 lakh by 2021. To meet the deficit, it would involve universities and colleges to provide relevant .....

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SC slams Centre, UP Govts over Taj Mahal maintenance

Slamming the Center and the UP Govt for not maintaining Taj Mahal, the SC enquired what would happen if the UNESCO withdraws its world heritage tag. It also sought them who are responsible for maintaining the monument. The SC expressed surprise at UP Govt’s submission of report on maintenan.....

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Fake news about health exploiting vulnerable people

Of late in India fake news is spreading like wildfire. Fake news about health problems is also making rounds of social media, particularly on Whatsapp groups. Health experts say that the main reason for fake news about health related issues is due to lack of doctors, because of which quackery is .....

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Blast near US embassy in Beijing, injures none but assailant

A Chinese man set off a small explosive device outside the US embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself. Police described the weapon merely as a “firework device” and his injuries were not life-threatening. A Chinese state media outlet quoted one witness as saying the inci.....

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Three little girls starve to death in the capital city

Three daughters of a rickshaw-puller and a mentally unstable mother were found dead in Delhi. Postmortem reports reveal that the girls aged 8, 4 and 2 starved to death. The family had been living on borrowed rice and water for days before shifting to their present shanty. Their father had left to.....

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Gauri Lankesh named as No 2 in hit-list: SIT

A diary recovered by the Special Investigation Team of Karnataka Police marked Gauri Lankesh as no 2 in a 34 names list. The diary was recovered from a key suspect linked to a radical group. All other persons based in Karnataka named in the diary have been given state security. Theater legend Gir.....

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Sri Lanka’s reform stuck with torture used freely:UN report

Sri Lanka’s progress towards reconciliation and a fair judicial system had virtually ground to a halt, concludes a UN report on country’s human right situation. Impunity is still the rule for systemic use of torture, it said. None of the measures adopted to fulfill its transitional ju.....

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Chinese people claim to have seen mysterious object in sky

A video surfaced on Chinese social media platforms claimed the presents of UFO in the sky over China. Reports said strange bright dots appear to move in a line with one disappearing and another one emerging in front of it. UFO expert suggested that the footage could be of 'a rocket zooming in.....

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Putin’s football gift to Trump under routine security check

The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to Donald Trump as a gift by Putin is under routine security screening. The US Secrete agency informed that it is a rule that all gifts to president to be checked. Trump said that the ball, which was tossed by Putin during a joint news conference, will be give.....

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Prez calls for measures to increase girls’ admission in IITs

President Ram Nath Kovind wanted measures to increase girls’ enrollment into the IITs. He lamented over the lower number of girl students’ admission in the IITs. He also praised Mamata Banerjee describing her as ‘one of the illustrious women achievers’. Women’s parti.....

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Some fascinating facts about Indian cars

The cars of yesteryear's in India were not as affordable as hatchbacks of today and moreover they were fuel-guzzling behemoths. The ambassador was the first car manufactured in India. The Tata Sumo was named after its former MD Sumant Moolgaokar. Tata Indica is India’s first indigenousl.....

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8 Maoists rebels killed in another gunfight by police

In decades-old conflict that has cost 1000s of lives, 8 Maoist rebels including 4 women fighters were killed on July 19 in Central India. Police commandos launched a search operation in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh state after a tip-off about a large group of Maoists near Bijapur district. T.....

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Activists want Trump’s image when search word idiot

Online activists are reported to have manipulated Google’s algorithm to get Donald Trump’s image when the word ‘idiot’ is searched. As a campaign against Trump, Reddit users are reported to have upvoting a post containing a photo of Trump and the word. It is online protest.....

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UN says fight against AIDS is not match with needed pace

The UN in a recent report lamented over the inefficient efforts to countering the AIDS in the global scenario. It said that the progress in the fight against the global AIDS epidemic is not match with the pace required. It is at a precarious point, said the report citing higher deaths, rising tre.....

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Trapped Thai boys describe their return as a miracle

Members of the Thai junior football team who were trapped in a flooded cave have described their rescue as a “miracle moment”. The 12 boys answered questions alongside their coach and members of the Thailand’s Navy Seals who rescued them at press conference. Doctors were satisfi.....

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TRAI urges app developers to collect only minimal data

TRAI Chairman RS Sharma has urged Apps developers to collect only minimal data as Adhaar enrolment App. He said some apps are collecting more data than required and customers are unaware about it. Data minimisation should be one of the principles just as Unique Identification Authority of India a.....

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We’re living in strange and uncertain times’: Barack Obama

Barack Obama, the former US president, said that the politics of fear, resentment, and retrenchment are on the move at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago. He rebuked Trump’s strongman politics in his most high-profile speech since leaving the White House. He made his speech at the Nel.....

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Hierarchy war in CBI is open between first and second chiefs

The CBI is reported to have written to the Central Vigilance Commission seeking its intervention to restrain Special Director Rakesh Asthana from representing its chief, Director Alok Verma. It said that in order to keep the organizational integrity he should be kept away while inducting officers.....

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Guest teachers to get a hike in pay in Haryana

After the 7th Pay Commission report, the Haryana government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has decided to increase the salaries of guest teachers between 20-25% as per the cost of living index. They will also raise it twice a year in January and July and would hold g.....

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MoC ascertains facts to find truth on baby selling

Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity has reiterated that the necessary action was taken to find truth behind allegation of child selling. Allegations as such are against the values and ethics espoused by MoC, the nuns and its founder, said its spokesperson. MoC ended giving children for .....

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Supreme Court raps Delhi L-G’s office over garbage issue

The office of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi received rap from the Supreme Court for failing to handle the garbage issue. The L-G’s office has the powers over the municipal corporations. “You say I have the power, but you do not want to do anything. You think you are superpower; I a.....

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Kerala priest surrenders to police on rape case

Fr Job Mathew has surrendered to crime branch after the Kerala High Court rejected the bail pleas of priests in an alleged raped case. Four priests, who are adhered to the Malankara Orthodox church, have been accused of sexually exploiting a married woman. The other three priests are expected to .....

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Indian record holder of longest fingernails to cut them

Shridhar Chillal, who has a Guinness World Record of having longest fingernails, is all set to cut his over 9 meters long nails after 66 years. Chillal from Pune has been letting the nails to grow since 1952. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Times Square agreed to keep his cut nails.....

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How to tackle current technical education problems

Present Indian technical education system is plagued with many inadequancies, rendering engineers coming out of most institutions unemployable. One way to tackle this problem is to monitor closely and continuously the tech advances that are taking place elsewhere in the world in the emerging area.....

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Row over eminence tag to yet to be established Jio Institute

A row erupted following the announcement giving eminence status to yet-to-be established Jio Institute by minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar. An education-venture by the Reliance Foundation has been given the tag of ‘Institution of Eminence’ along with country’s prestigious insti.....

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Thai rescuers bring out the ninth boy, takes to hospital

The Thai rescuers have brought the ninth boy out after 18 days of being trapped in the Tham Luang cave today afternoon, according to the police and navy sources. The police source, who wanted to be anonymous, said, "The ninth boy is out." The Thai navy source confirmed the boy "has.....

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Queen Elizabeth may not attend baptism of Prince Louis

Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the christening ceremony of her 7th great-grandchild Prince Louis. Kensington Palace announced this decision was not health-related. He will be baptized by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St. James Palace. He will wear the replica of the royal chr.....

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Thai Cave Rescue: Divers prepares to bring remaining boys

The rescue divers’ team has prepared to bring remaining four boys and their coach, who are trapped in a cave in Thailand, to surface. Yesterday, four more boys were evacuated from the caves. The rescue mission was completed two hours faster than yesterday’s effort. The four remaining .....

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Be alert, fake vouchers of premier brands may dupe you

Police warned of fake vouchers of premier brands that are being shared on WhatsApps which are used to dupe people. At least three such cases have been registered over the past year, where people were allegedly duped on the pretext of free goodies from popular brands. A cyber police said that this.....

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Efforts to bring remaining Thai boys to safety are on

Efforts to bring the remaining eight boys and their adult coach to the surface are going on amid the fear of rising water levels.  Four boys have so far completed the hazardous escape. Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters. They are makin.....

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Age and Education affect job changes

A study found that more people are likely to change jobs when they are younger and well-educated. They also found that both individual characteristics and labor market as factors in career mobility. Higher levels of education and lower unemployment rate were related to changing organisation but u.....

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Kashmir went silent while observing Wani’s death anniversary

J&K witnessed a total shut down when separatist parties called for a strike to observe the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on Sunday. Mobile Internet services were blocked and rail services remained suspended for the second consecutive day. Wani&rs.....

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President Ram Nath Kovind on education of girls

Addressing the 30th annual convocation of Goa University, President Ram Nath Kovind today said that tenacity and academic outcomes of girl students was a game changer for society. He also said there was a great emphasis on education; India has the largest education system, and how we have widened.....

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PM will address a public rally in Jaipur

PM Narendra Modi is visiting Jaipur today for laying the foundation stone for 13 urban infrastructure projects and meeting the beneficiaries of central and state run public welfare schemes. He will address a public rally in the city with Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and will seek feedback from ar.....

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India to take over Lanka’s loss-making airport to operate

India will take over the Sri Lanka’s loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota to operate. A joint consortium of both countries would operate the $210 million facility airport, in which India would have major stake, a Sri Lankan official said. The airport is dubbed t.....

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US environmental chief quits following scandal allegations

Controversial administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency. He cited unrelenting attacks on himself and his family as reasons to quit the job.  Trump tweeted that Pruitt had done "an outstanding job.” Pruitt has been accused of a series.....

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Women, LGBT, disabled people appointed to observe Pak Poll

A private network of organisations working to monitor the polls in Pakistan has appointed transgenders, women and of disabled people as observers of the General election that to be held on July 25. The aim of the FAFEN is to promote human rights and active electoral participation of vulnerable gr.....

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Kerala Governor Sathasivam sets example

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has set example of a responsible citizen by paying a fine as his driver was issued a speeding ticket.  He was not in his official car when the incident occurred. He directed his staff to pay the fine of Rs 400 and acquire the receipt. MVD officials, however, were.....

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Swami Vivekananda: Enlightenment from the East

Honouring Swami Vivekananda’s death anniversary on July 4th, here is looking at his philosophies that transformed the whole world. Born as Narendranath Dutta, Swami Vivekananda was a disciple of one of the greatest gurus Ramakrishna Paramhansa. His words were welcomed by those of other reli.....

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AI’s iconic HQ to be sold to JNPT: Nitin Gadkari

Air India’s building at Nariman Point will be sold to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The 23 storied structure was once its headquarters. The government also plans to sell AI’s building at Marine drive and the ground handling and aircraft maintenance units. The company hopes to ov.....

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Malayalam TV actress arrested for printing fake currency

The police have arrested a Malayalam TV actress, her sister and mother for allegedly printing counterfeit notes at their home in Idukki district of Kerala. The police said that they used a machine to print fake notes of Rs 500 denomination. In their estimation over Rs 57 lakh worth fake currency .....

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Cops plans psychological autopsy to unravel Burari mystery

In bid to unravel the mystery related to the mass suicide of Bhatia family of Burari in Delhi, the Crime Branch is considering psychological autopsy. It had the suggestions from mental health experts that said it might have happened because of a shared psychotic disorder. The family might have ki.....

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Boys found in cave either need to dive or wait for months

The 12 boys and their football coach found alive in a Thailand cave could be stuck there for months said the country’s military. They either have to learn diving or wait for months for flooding to recede for getting out of it. The military said that it prepares to bring in long-term food su.....

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Lynching: Authorities to regulate social media messages

Authorities have been stuck in dilemma in bringing regulations to control social media messages amid rising violence driven by the spread of fake news through social media platforms. More than a dozen people have been lynched across India since May in violence prompted by the rumours of various i.....

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Google allows third party to read user’s Gmail: Report

Google has been accused of allowing hundreds of third party software developers to scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users despite severe security measures. A report said that Google’s own employees read emails only in very specific cases. Google said it provides data only to outside de.....

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Britain vows to improve lives of the LGBT community

British Govt pledged support to ban the conversion therapy that is as a weapon to cure people of homosexuality. PM Theresa May said a 75-point plan was made to address the discrimination and bias faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders. It will also appoint an LGBT health adviser and set.....

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Fugitive Nirav Modi under Interpol’s Red Corner Notice

Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against absconding jeweller Nirav Modi in connection with money laundering with the PNB. It mandates Interpol to arrest a fugitive after locating him. Last month, Interpol informed Indian authorities that Nirav had travelled four times between three countries a.....

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India is yet to see safety and security for women

“Indian is the most dangerous place for women” report has brought out more debates and people are coming out in different places with their experiences and opinions. In Kerala, equality and empowerment is yet to see the light, and many are of the opinion that Govt ought to shore up me.....

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Indian woman entrepreneur in UK to cross English Channel

Leah Chowdhry, an India-origin woman entrepreneur in UK, is preparing herself to swim across the English Channel to find funds to combat child trafficking in India. She runs professional childcare service called Pop up, Party & Play. She has been training over 6 months to help raise funds for.....

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Signals that point to the end of relationships

A psycho-social analyst and counselor lists signs that indicate the end of relationships. If you seem to be constantly anticipating arguments or unpleasantness, if you have discovered that your partner is lying to you, if there is lack of respect for your partner, or victim-persecutor games are b.....

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Daughter-in-law, along with others, torture mother-in-law

A group of five women, in Southwest Delhi’s Palam Village on June 28th, tortured and thrashed a lone, 45-year-old woman, attempting to disrobe her publicly over a ‘property dispute.’ The assault, which went on for an hour, was done by none other than her daughter-in-law, along w.....

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Explore the forts of Kerala

Popular tourist destination Kerala has historic forts that are worth a visit. Visit St Angelo fort, popularly known as Kannur fort, Palakkad fort, Pallipuram fort in Ernakulam, Chandragiri fort and Hosdurg fort in Kasargod district, Thalassery fort and St Thomas fort in Thalassery or the Kottapur.....

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India lauds FATF for placing Pakistan in grey list

India welcomed the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force decision to put Pakistani in list of countries that are tracked for preventing terror financing. India has been seeking global action against Pak for allowing terror safe havens in its territories and has been pressing for punishing terro.....

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Reuters removes photos Nikki Haley with 'swastika'

News agency Reuters informed that it had removed a photo of the US’s UN envoy Nikki Haley with a swastika seen behind her at a Hindu temple in Delhi. The swastika, was symbol Nazi Germany, is a stigma in the western world. The incident is seen as the news agencies continue to operate on the.....

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Vijay Mallya refutes ED official’s plea bargain allegation

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya denied an ED official’s allegation that he was trying to plea bargain. Report said that an ED official dismissed Mallya’s offer of dues settlement in return that his seized assets were freed. He said he had been falsely framed. He said ready to settl.....

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Aircraft crash: Pilot’s husband questions air authorities

Husband of the co-pilot of the chartered plane, which crashed in Mumbai has questioned the authority that given permission to fly in the adverse weather condition. He also shed doubts on the fitness of the aircraft as he said the company, which repaired it, was seemed incapable of detecting the t.....

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Edward Snowden says Russian Govt is corrupt in many ways

Edward Snowden has suggested that Russia is “corrupt in many ways”.  National Security Agency whistle-blower, who sought asylum in Russia after releasing thousands of documents, disagrees with the policies of Russian president Vladimir Putin. His statement came after the proposed.....

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India, Indonesia joins hands to end illegal drug trafficking

India and Indonesia have agreed to work together to eradicate the use and abuse of all types of drugs. India’s Narcotics Control Bureau chief and Indonesia's Anti-Narcotics Agency chief discussed ways to reduce and subsequently remove illicit use and trafficking of un-prescribed drugs. .....

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Bali airport shut due to volcanic activity

75,000 tourists were stranded in Bali as the Ngurah Rai airport was closed this morning as 450 flights plying to and fro were cancelled. This was following the eruption of Mount Agung that shot a tower of smoke and ash 2,000 mts into the sky. Traces of the ash found at the airport can be sucked i.....

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India lags behind standard norms in ending human trafficking

The US again placed India in ‘Tier 2’ category in its annual report on trade of humans due to the disproportionately low prosecution in human trafficking cases. It asserted that the conviction rate, investigations and prosecutions in India do not meet the set standard for abolishing t.....

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EC urges FB to block political Ads 48hrs before elections

The Election Commission has urged Facebook to consider options for blocking political Ads during last 48-hours before poll in the country. Facebook is reported to be studying about it.  Meanwhile, FB official is reported to have agreed to provide options to register complaints about violatio.....

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Firing at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland kills five

Five people were confirmed dead and others are said to be treating for injuries after a man shot at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in the Maryland. A witness said the suspect fired directly into the newsroom. A suspected shooter was arrested immediately after the incident. Police termed it .....

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Nirav Modi did not possess more than one India passport: MEA

Under the opposition pressure, the Ministry of External Affairs has urged European countries not to allow multi-crore PNB scam accused Nirav Modi to enter into the country. It also made it clear that he did not have the possession of more than one Indian passport. Earlier, MEA had  sought EU.....

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'2+2 dialogue' between the US and India to be rescheduled

The US has postponed the '2+2 dialogue' between the US and India citing unavoidable reasons. However, both countries have agreed to reschedule the postponed '2+2 dialogue' at a mutually convenient time and location. The US spokesperson said that the schedule change had nothing to .....

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Mehul Choksi says could not disclose location due to threat

Absconding owner of Gitanjali jewellers Mehul Choksi has informed a special CBI court that he was unable to disclose his location due to a threat to his life. He informed through his lawyer that the threat to his life is from his employees, who were not paid salaries and other people who deal wit.....

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Safety tips that a LGBT traveler needs to keep in mind

Travelling abroad is living life to the fullest but you’re away from home, leaving you vulnerable. LGBT people need to take precautions while travelling due to homophobia and criminalisation of homosexuality. Read up laws and cultural norms of the destination. Book through a LGBT-friendly t.....

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MEA seeks assistance from EU countries to locate Nirav Modi

The External Affairs Ministry has sought the assistance of France, United Kingdom and Belgium to trace the bank fraud fugitive Nirav Modi. It also asked them to restrict his movements. There were reports of his visiting Belgium, France and UK in the past few months. He is said to be evading inves.....

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Army chief terms UN report on J&K HR as motivated

Army chief Bipin Rawat has termed the UN report on human rights violations in J&K as motivated. He said the country need not to concern about the report that the HR record of the Indian Army is absolutely above board. India has already dismissed the UN report as fallacious, tendentious and mo.....

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Legalities of giving lift to a stranger

A Mumbai resident was charged by the traffic cop for giving a lift to a couple of people during the heavy Mumbai rains. Nitin Nair was charged for use of personal vehile as a commercial one in transporting people. It was a case of mistaken identity as the cops followed his car and thought he was .....

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Dog performs CPR on dramatically fallen trainer

In a video that went viral, a dog is seen performing CPR on its trainer when he dramatically fell to the ground. The video was posted by Madrid police on Twitter. The tiny dog, named Poncho, runs over to his fallen handler and jumps up and down on his chest when he didn’t respond its call. .....

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Google dedicates doodle to legendary artist Gauhar Jaan

Google dedicated today’s doodle to legendary musician and dancer Gauhar Jaan, the first Indian to record music on a 78 rpm record. Born to an American father and Indian mother, she started singing songs penned by Tagore at an early age. It was she who first accepted the offer from Frederick.....

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24/7 green edu-hub for the youth in Raipur

Raipur’s District collector has brought another dream project the Nalanda Parisar, a dedicated learning zone for the city’s youth. It is a sprawling 6 acre campus equipped with library, high-speed internet and other amenities that will function 24/7. It is also an eco-zone with a grow.....

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Wanted: A suitable, loving partner for young, gay individual

In a nation where homosexuality is a criminal offence, Urvi Shah realized that there was nothing to prohibit marriage between two, consenting adults who are gay. The Arranged Gay Marriage Bureau helps find meaningful relationships even if couples won’t get marriage certificates. A team of 2.....

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Communal clashes in Nigeria leave 86 dead

Reports claimed that the communal clashes between the Muslim herders and Christian farmers in Nigeria has left 86 people dead. These clashes have become a serious security concern. President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm and assured to find the attackers to prevent reprisal attacks. It is su.....

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Sahapedia, one stop for India’s many museums

Sahapedia has done the nearly impossible task of developing a Museums mapping project to map museums all around the country. Backed by a team of design, editorial and IT pros and interns from NID with scholars, Sahapedia has conducted all the necessary research to map all museums, irrespective of.....

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Jacinda Ardern introduces baby daughter Neve Te Aroha

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern introduced to the world her newborn daughter: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Neve is derived from the the Irish name Niamh, which means “bright” or “radiant”.  Te Aroha means “love” in te reo M?ori. Te Aroha reflects the suppor.....

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Snake found at Rashtrapathi Bhavan rest room

A juvenile wolf snake was found inside one of the rest room by the housekeeping staff of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. A two member rescue team from NGO Wild Life SOS arrived at the location and carefully transferred the snake into a safe transport container. Another wolf snake was found sprawling law.....

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Bank Manager arrested for seeking sexual favours

A bank manager with the Central bank of India in Buldhana in Maharashtra was arrested, as he demanded sexual favours from a farmer’s wife, for clearing a crop loan applied by her husband. Senior Congress leader, Ashok Chavan, has condemned the incident and called it a shame. The manager and.....

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Netflix chief of communications axed over use of N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. He revealed his departure after being cautioned for a second time for using the racial slur. Staff complained about his use of language in the workplace. Fri.....

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Four militants with ‘ISIS’ links killed in J&K

The authorities claimed that four militants killed in a gunfight with the security forces in J&K’s Anantnag district could be affiliated to the ISIS. DGP Shesh Paul Vaid said it was a big breakthrough against the militants. He said they were inspired by the ideology of the IS. Vaid earl.....

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Reasons for halitosis in cats

Offensive mouth odour in cats may point to disease. When cats’ mouths stink more than the smell of fishes, it stems from bacterial infection due to the damaged tissue. This could be caused by dental calculus, gingivitis, oral cancer, ulcers or tongue lacerations, or a foreign body trapped i.....

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Cambridge honours Nobel laureate Venkatraman

Nobel laureate Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan had the honour of receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Science conferred by the University of Cambridge. He has been honoured for his contributions to medical research, including his work into ribosomal structure and function. He s.....

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External Affair Ministry transfers passport official in UP

The External Affair Ministry has transferred the passport official who humiliated an inter-faith couple who had applied for a passport in UP. The official has also been served show cause notice. The couple were allegedly subjected to humiliation when the official started to uncomfortable question.....

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Scientists in Antarctic celebrate winter solstice

Scientists at Australia's Casey research station in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by taking a dip in the icy waters. It is a tradition that signals the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness. They feasted, exchanged gifts and messages at the 3 Australian research station. A.....

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to girl

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a girl child announced her husband Ardern on Facebook. The new born is the first child of the couple. The 37 year-old Jacinda is the youngest PM in the country. She became PM through a coalition deal last year after an inconclusive poll. She is the firs.....

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Inter-faith couple in UP denied passport on religious ground

Husband of an inter-faith couple has been asked to convert to Hinduism to avail passport. They were allegedly harassed by an officer of the Passport Seva Kendra in Lucknow. The shocked couple tweeted to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the PMO asking their interference. He had married .....

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Gurugram gets new police chief

Senior IPS officer K. K. Rao has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Gurugram in a reshuffle that saw the transfer of eight officers. The ’96-batch officer will take charge from Sandeep Khirwar. Rao, who was in charge of escorting Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh decoded the signals sen.....

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BJP leader wants bridge in Mumbai to be named after Sridevi

The BJP councillor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Yogiraj Dabhadkar has proposed to name the bridge in Andheri after late actress Sridevi. He wanted the bridge should be named as Abhinetri Sridevi Udanpool. The opposition parties have opposed the proposal. It has been sent back to municipa.....

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BJP leader wants bridge in Mumbai to be named after Sridevi

The BJP councillor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Yogiraj Dabhadkar has proposed to name the bridge in Andheri after late actress Sridevi. He wanted the bridge should be named as Abhinetri Sridevi Udanpool. The opposition parties have opposed the proposal. It has been sent back to municipa.....

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Teachers can take Central Eligibility Test in 20 languages

The CBSE has reinstated the removed languages from the Central Teacher Eligibility Test list. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has directed CBSE to restore the languages after receiving criticism from several quarters, including opposition parties. The CBSE had removed 17 languages including Tamil,.....

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Feminism degrades role of mother: Imran Khan

Feminist lenient turned on to twitter to teach Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan the lessons of feminism for expressing his dislike towards the Western concept of feminism.  He said that the Western concept of feminism degraded the role of a mother. One of the responses in twi.....

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Wedding etiquette: Convey gratitude

An etiquette expert shares ideas to thank guests who attended your special day and showered you with gifts. Make a list of all who made your wedding memorable by through their time and talent. Buy pretty stationery or use monogrammed ones to write a personal note. Take the effort to write instead.....

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Nirav Modi continues to use revoked India passport to travel

Absconder Jeweller Nirav Modi is reportedly used his revoked Indian passport to travel on Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels on June 12.  His passport was revoked on Feb and the Interpol has issued a red corner notice on the request of the CBI on June 11. He is understood to h.....

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ISIS attacks Eid celebrations of Taliban and Afghan forces

A car bomb was detonated in the Nangarhar city; killed 26 in a gathering were soldiers and militants celebrating Eid together. The official ceasefire was to end only on Sunday night. The ISIS has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Unarmed Taliban militants had entered Kabul to celebrate R.....

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No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah border this Eid

Due to continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, there was no customary exchange of sweets at the Attari-Wagah border this Eid. A BSF officer said there will not be any customary gesture in future until Pakistan stops ceasefire violations. Ceasefire violation continued on S.....

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A second fire in 4 years destroy Art School in UK

The Mackintosh building at Glasgow School of Art was caught on fire in the 2nd time in 4 years. No casualties have been reported. It spread to the theatre and nearby night club. Firefighters struggled to put it off. "The extent of the damage is very severe," said Peter Heath, deputy ass.....

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Asian- American group sues Harvard for discrimination

Harvard University has been sued for alleged discrimination of its Asian American students. A study by Edward Blum condemned Harvard for assigning low scores in subjective categories. If students had been admitted based on the academic scores there would be 22% of Asian-Americans studying. Harvar.....

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Taliban leader Fazlullah killed in an US attack

The Pakistan Taliban leader Fazlullah has been killed in a US-Afghan forces in Afghanistan. Known as Mullah Radio for his fiery sermons, he was held responsible for attacks on Peshawar school and Malala Yousafzai. A reward of $5 mn reward was in exchange of information about his whereabouts. It i.....

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Are you holding yourself back from success ?

You may be stopping yourself from achieving your dreams. You cannot achieve your goals if you are not clear about what you want. Waiting for the right moment, comparing yourself to others, expecting quick results, seeking others’ approval, getting distracted easily, seeking perfection and s.....

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Bengal fan paints house in Argentina Colours

A 53 year old tea snack stall owner of Parganas district of West Bengal has painted his entire three-storied home cum tea stall in blue and white colours of Argentina’s flag. He did this after he found that he could not afford a trip to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. He has renamed  th.....

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Saudi led coalition strikes Houthi rebels

The Saudi-led coalition continues with its attack against Iran backed Yemen's Houthi rebels to reclaim the port city of Hodeida. Houthi locations were hit by air strikes and the rebels suffered a death toll of 39. The rebels put up a stiff resistance to the attack and slowed down the assault .....

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Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two security officers were shot dead by terrorists on Thu in Srinagar. The bullet-ridden body of an army jawan who was abducted earlier in the day was also recovered from a village in Pulwama district. The Centre declared unilateral ceasefire against th.....

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Nirav Modi travelled 4-times on cancelled passport: Interpol

The Interpol has informed India about the traveling details of absconding diamond jeweller Nirav Modi. It said he travelled between United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong on his revoked Indian passport between March 15 and 31. However, the Ministry of External Affairs has cancelled the passp.....

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Hola Mexican dreamers

Illegal Mexican immigrants in America facing deportation and those left nationless due to policies of the administration now have an avenue for education. Hola<code/> is a five-month intensive software training program that teaches coding. It doesn’t require any documentation or previ.....

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Spiritual guru Bhaiyyuji Maharaj commits suicide

Spiritual and political guru Bhaiyyuji Maharaj founder of Shri Sadguru Datt Dharmik Evam Parmarthik Trust reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself. He was admitted to a hospital in Indore. Familial discord and depression seem to be the reason for suicide. He had been offered a post in the.....

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Gujarat dedicates Van Mahotsav to women who helped IAF

Gujarat Govt will honour 400 women for their help in rebuilding the Indian Air Force air strip devastated by Pakistan by dedicating 69th Van Mahotsav to them. It also decided to felicitate all women who have been exemplary in their contribution to the nation. It will name the forest to be develop.....

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American Express to make cards out of ocean plastics

American Express and Parley for the Oceans have joined hands to create credit cards made primarily of reclaimed ocean plastic debris. The financial corporation has also announced globally committing to reduce the use of plastic to make a positive impact on the planet. The initiative is currently .....

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Obama recalls Vietnam trip in tribute message for Bourdain

In a tribute message to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain over his demise, the former US President Barack Obama, sharing the Vietnam memories, he wrote “He taught us about food but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together.” He also shared a picture of the two drinking be.....

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Cop’s son shot dead after a tiff over bus seat

Milan Kumar, a 24 years old, son of a Police Officer in Delhi, was shot dead at his house at Mokhra village in Haryana on June 7. The cause of the murder is believed to be an altercation over sharing of a bus passenger seat. Milan was shot by one Ankit and his associate. Milan had earlier registe.....

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After AC breaks down, 5 patients die in UP hospital

Five patients of the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur died allegedly due to non-working of air conditioner system. Although the relatives of the deceased have alleged AC failure as the cause of death, Dr. Navneet Kumar, Principal of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College, has stated patients .....

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Gauri Lankesh, Kalburgi killed by same gun: Forensic report

Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist M M Kalburgi were killed by the same gun in Karnataka, as per the state forensic report. This is the first official confirmation of the link between the two killings which happened after a gap of two years of each other. The report has been submit.....

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Mumbai: The city that never sleeps

According to a report released by the Swiss Investment Bank, an average employee in Mumbai works for 3,315 hours a year, the most across the world. It is not because of being asked to do so. Some do it to achieve their goals and earn more. Besides this, it gives birth to an unsatisfied society wi.....

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IIT Bombay placed at 162 in QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings report released on June 6 lists IIT Bombay at 162, which brings good news to India. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is at second at 170. The other IITs at Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee and Guwahati have also found a place in the top 500. Massachusetts .....

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Four year old boy dies in a fire accident

A 4 year old boy died due to suffocation in a fire which broke out in a house in Delhi’s RK Puram area. 3 others were injured in the incident. It is suspected that the fire broke out due to a short circuit in a junction box of the house. Police said 4 people including the boy, were found in.....

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Undying thirst for knowledge: Dr. Jichkar, IAS, IPS, LLB, MB

An able administrator, politician, lawyer and physician, Dr. Jichkar was a man of many interests. He acquired 20 degrees in different disciplines even though he had completed an MBBS degree and had qualified for IPS. He also cleared the IAS exams and was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Ass.....

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IAF pilot dies after Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat

The Indian Air Force's Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Gujarat's today morning. The pilot, Air Commander Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. Reports said that the plane was on a routine training mission from the Jamnagar Air Base and crashed near a village. Court of Inquiry ordered .....

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Admissions begin for India’s first Railway University

The National Rail Transport Industry in Vadodra is a first railway University in India. A brainchild of PM Narendra Modi, the University aims to ensure that Indian Railways system continues to be modernised. Classes will begin in August and the last date of application is June 30. Courses like BB.....

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Fussy eater club: Gujjus and Bongs

Even on a trip to Kerala, Vir Sanghvi tucked into Gujju snacks. He observes that Gujaratis are the most travelled Indians but also the fussiest eaters who will hunt down Gujarati food and eat it! Gujaratis are mostly vegetarians and some don’t eat even onions and garlic, making it tough for.....

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Choosing the right pair of denims for men

Design head at Spykar Lifestyle, Abhishek Yadav and stylist Isha Bhansali give tips to select the right pair of jeans for your male friends. The apt fits are skinny fit, slim fit, tapered fit, straight fit or jogger fit. Distressed jeans, ice wash jeans, the rustic and rugged vintage wash, faded .....

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Bihar’s Kalpana Kumari is the NEET topper this year

Kalpana Kumari from Bihar is this year’s NEET topper. She fetched 99.99 percentile score and 691 points in the NEET examinations. The maximum number of aspirants who qualified the NEET examination hail from Uttar Pradesh. A total of 13,26,725 candidates had appeared for the exam on May 6, 2.....

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NEET 2018 results is out

The CBSE has declared the results of NEET 2018. Students can check their NEET exam results on the website cbseneet.nic.in. The results have been declared a day earlier than expected. It had on May 25 released the answer key and candidates could challenge the answer key until 5pm on May 27. Expert.....

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Govt to reduce NCERT syllabus by half as it is cramped: Minister

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half as it is cramped. He said children need physical education, life skills and value-based education along with regular academic studies. He also said that the draft of a new National Education Policy will .....

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The future of Dhaka: What destiny holds

Adnan Morshed, prominent architect, historian and urbanist shares an article like a conversation, happening between mother and son about Bangladesh in 2044. He foresees the future of the country without Dhaka and how it disappeared one fine day like Mohenjodaro. Like a story, he describes environ.....

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Things to do in Puducherry

Puducherry has a rich history and culture, is a favourite destination among tourists visiting India. The French Quarter of Puducherry is best explored on a bicycle ride. It is popular for Aurobindo Ashram as well as Auroville.  Paradise Beach is a favourite spot for its enchanting beauty. Th.....

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Things to consider before adopting a pet animal

Before adopting a pet, there are number of factors which should be considered. Take a little time to think if you are ready to bring a pet in your life. Make sure everyone at home is okay with it. Make sure you have a large space for the pet. Consider lifestyle changes the pet will bring. They ha.....

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Thoughtful gift ideas for a friend

Gifting presents is now more a cultural thing. Long gone are the days when there was a dearth of gift options and mugs were everyone’s go-to. There are far better options available to gift someone. Buy a money plant that they can plant around their window. Instead of ready-made clothes, go .....

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IRCTC ties with delivery services to provide meal on trains

The IRCTC has joined hands with TRAPIGO, a start-up by IIT-IIM and NIFT graduates, and SMSSBG to avail train passengers their food of choice on demand. TRAPIGO has a fleet of delivery boys to carry hot and fresh food from the choicest restaurants in the city. SMSSBG will sell fresh and naturally .....

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An orchid to be known as ‘Dendrobrium Narendra Modi’

Since today onwards an orchid will be known as ‘Dendrobrium Narendra Modi’. A robust tropical orchid has been named after Modi to mark his visit to the National Orchid Garden of Singapore. The orchid reportedly produces upright inflorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 well-arranged flo.....

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India, China meets to boost air connectivity

The aviation authorities of India and China have met to find possibilities of enhancing the air connectivity after a gap of ten years. Reports say the discussion has brought out positive measures boost aviation ties further. The air carriers of both the countries were keen to operate more flights.....

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Chinese deployment in South China Sea intimidating: US

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has accused China of intimidating its neighbors by deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea. China’s military deployment, he said, was nothing but to intimidate and coerce its neighbors. He also warned China that US would dare to compete vigorousl.....

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Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi plaque in Singapore

PM Narendra Modi has unveiled a plaque eructed at Clifford Pier to mark the immersion site of ashes of Mahatma Gandhi in Singapore. Singapore’s former PM and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong was also present at the event. Modi is expected to visit heritage sites of the country after a.....

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Senior North Korean official meets Trump at office

Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol met Donald Trump on Friday and handed over a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The last visit of a senior envoy was in the year 2000. The letter expresses the leader’s interest in the summit without making any significant concessions or .....

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Find fiscal space to tackle fuel hike: NITI Aayog

Vice chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar says that the state governance may continue to cut the duties until the center finds a fiscal space afore lowering taxes. Kerala declared a cut by 1 Re from Jun 1. The center is trying to work out a solution with ONGC. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Russia in.....

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Awesome facts: Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway

Maharashtra cabinet approved a concession agreement for the Rs. 46k crore Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway, also known as ‘Samruddhi Corridor’. It has 8 lanes cutting present travel time of 16 hours to nearly half. It will have underpasses, flyovers and interchanges at maj.....

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The Royal Couple returns their wedding gifts

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are returning their wedding gifts, which are reportedly worth seven million pounds (Rs 62,97,52,190.13.)Most of the gifts were given to the Royal couple for promotional purposes. Under the strict rules of the Royal family, they could only accept and use gifts as lon.....

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Include mushrooms in diet to fight ageing

A study at the Penn State University has found that two antioxidant compounds in mushrooms can help counter effects of ageing. Mushrooms are a rich source of ergothioneine and glutathione, which help reduce oxidation stress in the body. Check out recipes for healthy mushroom dishes such as cream .....

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Bangladesh anxious about Chinese dams on Brahmaputra

Bangladesh said it was worried about Chinese dams being built on the Brahmaputra to divert water. Bangladeshi High Commissioner said they were ready to partake in a joint water basin management for the dredging of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. He also said that they are looking forward to si.....

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Frozen food in demand among millenials

A recent study found rising demand for frozen foods, particularly among millenials since frozen fruits and vegetables are time-saving, budget-friendly and easy to manage for the rishing vegan population. You can use your frozen spinach with chickpeas or frozen cauliflower in making a tasty dish o.....

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Insights from the Fresno BMOC

Sher Moua, program manager for Fresno Boys and Men of Colour, describes the importance of including youth in leadership. The invaluable contributions of youngsters began by listening to youth concerns and doing something about them, providing a social justice lens and resources and tools to imple.....

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US Military retitles its Pacific Command

The US military renamed its Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command to acknowledge the India’s role in maintaining regional stability. It does not mean any additional assets will be sent to the region at this time. The US wants to continue tapping the Indian defence market as it is seco.....

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Proper care for your precious jewellery

Here are tips to take care of expensive pieces of jewellery and ensure their beauty stays lasts longer. Clean jewellery with hot water and dishwashing soap or get them cleaned professionally. Store the jewellery in separate, fabric lined jewel cases to avoid damage. Don’t wear jewellery whi.....

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Learn how to wash your workout clothes appositely

It is best that you wash your workout clothes after every session to stay clear of infections and foul smell. You can start with choosing a sport-specific detergent to remove odor and bacteria. Always turn your active-wear inside out before putting it in the wash drum. Use cold water in a gentle .....

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Indian jails are same where British imprisoned Gandhi: Modi

Indian jails were the same where British had imprisoned leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, an unhappy Modi said to UK PM Theresa May over UK courts concerns on Indian jails, revealed Union Minister Sushma Swaraj. The comments were made on the reports that UK courts want to inspect Indian jail’s c.....

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Rearing a pet froggy

Frogs may not be the first choice in pets but the amphibians make good pets. They don’t need cuddling, patting or exercising and have long lives, sometimes upto 15 years. They get rid of insects too. However, they have salmonella on the skin and must be handled with gloved hands. Some varie.....

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Helpful tips for the first date

First date opens up new hope. Sometimes, it decides your future. So, it is better dealt with carefully. These tips can help you: Avoid questions that points to your attractiveness or his financial status, talking of his FB uploads and why he has remained single. All these affect your relationship.....

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Indulge in some lychee treat this summer

With mercury rising, it’s important to keep your body cool with summer desserts. Chef Choong Chew of Royal China shares a refreshing recipe of Lychee with ice cream. Blend lychees to a coarse paste.  Take 1 ½ cups of whipped cream, add condensed milk and the blended lychee. Fold.....

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Railways to facilitate kiosks to sell sanitary pads, condoms

The Indian Railways is reported to have approved to facilitate small kiosk to sell low cost sanitary pads and condoms inside and outside the railway stations. In its new toilet policy, it has also given approval to facilitate separate toilets for men, women and disabled not only for passengers bu.....

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Kerala Temple serves Iftar this Ramadan

In the holy month of Ramadan, a Vishnu Temple in Kottakkal, Malappuram is hosting a mass Iftar dinner for their local Muslims. Vegetable biryani and snacks, apart from fruit juices and special Ramadan drinks would be served to around 700 people as a part of Prathishta Dinam. The Iftar dinner is b.....

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Easy ways to open pickle jars

Pickle jars that are tightly sealed is often a pain. Over pressure can break the jar. Some easy ways are: Add friction to the jar, heat the lid with hot water, use rubber band on lids, gently whack on jars and use a butter knife to open it. Besides this, wipe the rim with a clean cloth before sea.....

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Kolkata Mayor’s wife held for sit-in protest against husband

The wife of Kolkata Mayor Ratna Chatterjee was arrested for demonstrating a sit in protest in front her husband Sovan Chatterjee’s housing apartment. Her demand was to get a sign from her strained husband for their daughter’s visa application. She was later granted bail. Chatterjee ha.....

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Bomb blast at Canadian Indian restaurant, several injured

Around 15 people were injured in an explosion that took place at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, a suburb of the Canadian city of Toronto. The blast occurred at the Bombay Bhel restaurant just after 10:30pm. Three people had critical injuries as reported by the Peel Regional Paramedic Servic.....

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The royal canine companion is a rescued beagle

The pooch that accompanied Meghan Markle to their new home in the United Kingdom is a rescue Beagle. ‘A Dog’s Dream Rescue’ is an organization based in Ontario that saves Beagles from the Kentucky and Ohio regions. They have confirmed that one of their beagles called ‘Guy&.....

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Salisbury poisoning victim hopes of returning to Russia

Yulia Skripal, daughter of ex Russian spy, said she feels lucky to have survived the nerve agent attack in Salisbury which left her fighting for life. Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father Sergei, said that the incident made her life upside down. She expressed her wish of returning to R.....

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IRCTC introduces Vikalp Scheme for waitlisted passengers

The Vikalp scheme introduced by IRCTC enable waitlisted passengers to book for tickets in alternate trains subject to train and berth availability. They can give 5 train options and will be considered for an alternate option only after the charting is complete. No extra charges will be levied or .....

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Benefits of searching jobs close to home

Finding a job near to home has its own benefits. It saves time commuting to and fro thereby reducing stress. It reduces expenses traveling long distances and also food and rent bills. There is a harmonious balance between work and professional life, getting quality time to spend with family. .....

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Coffee improves productivity; Study

Study found that coffee enhances productivity. It was experimented in a meeting before & after, which showed a drastic change on brain to focus on subjects. Caffeine helps burning fat & improves the physical performance. It’s nutritious with Manganese, Potassium, Niacin, Magnesium &.....

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Digital India Internship for Engineering Students

Ministry of electronics and information technology (MeIT) offers 2 month long Digital India internships to the engineering students. The students should be in their second or third year of graduation. There are 25 vacancies in areas of R&D, cyber security, Governance, HRD and industrial promo.....

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Sharbaths to make at home in Ramadan

This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, making fasting a tough task for Muslims, who abstain from food and drink until sunset. As the body loses liquid, they need to keep themselves hydrated. Try rose sharbath for a cooling effect. Phalse ka sharbath quenches thirst. Chandan ka s.....

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Navy increases presents in Persian Gulf to counter China

The Indian Navy is reported to have increased its strength in the Persian Gulf to protect Iran’s Chabahar Port, which is developed by India, from Chinese forays. The move was triggered on the tip-off of China’s plans to establish a military base near the Port. It was strategic for Ind.....

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Ex-spy chiefs of RAW, ISI joins to write on India & Pakistan

Former chiefs of two of the world’s spy agencies RAW and ISI have jointly penned a book that deals with everything related to the ties between India and Pakistan. ‘The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace’, is considered as odd even between the chiefs’ of lon.....

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3 survive plane crash near Havana

A 39 year-old Boeing 737 crashed shortly after take-off from Havana, while carrying 110 people, making it Cuba’s worst aviation disaster. Out of the 104 passengers and 6 members of crew, 4 survived and one dies in the hospital. Two days of national mourning has been declared. Cubana airline.....

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16 labourers and 3 children dead in a truck accident

16 labourers, 3 children were killed and 6 injured when the cement-laden truck they were travelling in overturned at Bavaliyari village today. Ahmedabad Superintendent of Police R V Asari said, "The accident seems to have taken place as the driver of the truck lost control over the vehicle. .....

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Learn how Ladakhis get rid of their demons

The Buddhist festival of the scapegoat ‘Dosmoche is when Ladakhis purge and purify the town, by luring all the evil spirits and burning them. The monks fashion a hideous human efigy, a ‘Sthorma’ our of dough and also create ‘Tomas’ scultures of barley and butter. All.....

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India’s Iron Man who made industrial dream a reality

Pramatha Nath Bose, a 19th Century Indian geologist, is among India’s most eminent scientists whose many achievements spearheaded India’s technological revolution. He found iron ore deposits in the Shuli and Rajhara region and Darjeeling during his time as Dy.Sp. of GSI. He undertook .....

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Thomas Markle will not attend the royal wedding

Meghan Markle issued a statement confirming that her father, Thomas Markle may not be present at her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19. He has been admitted to the hospital after a heart attack and has to undergo a surgery. A British tabloid revealed the ex-Hollywood lighting director was staging.....

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Life lessons from Sonajhuri

A weekly market known as Shoniparar Haat is held every Saturday in the Khoai region of Bengal. During lunch, authentic Bengali food is served in the resort followed by musical afternoon. The weekly market exhibited jewellery, paintings placed over rugs under the trees. A walk through the maze of .....

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Company apologizes for the train driver’s mistake in Japan

On May 17th, an express train Japan left the platform by 25 seconds early as the driver thought he was slated to leave Notogowa station at 7.11 am instead of the actual scheduled time of 7.12am and closed the doors. One person missed the train due to the driver’s error of judgement. The com.....

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Weird bets on Royal Wedding

With preparations for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghal Markle is in full swing, Punters are busy making some moolah. The hottest bet is who will give the bride- to-be away. The bet to walk Ms. Markle the aisle by Prince Charles is at 16/1 and the odds on Donald Trump is 2000/1, who is.....

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Tips to keep your florals looking fresh

To get your flowers last longer, it’s important to prune and replace water at correct intervals.  Here is all you need to know about the upkeep of bouquets. Remove flowers from box, fill with water, trim the stems and place it in the vase. When changing water in your flower vase, water.....

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Delhi will overtake Tokyo as world’s largest city: UN report

Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the world’s largest city by around 2028, said a report of the UN’s population division. Tokyo is largest city with 37mn people, followed by Delhi with 29mn. It said that the population would be increased in India, China and Nigeria, while India surpassing .....

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Cancer expert urges Govt to wage a war against tobacco

Imperial College professor Justin Stebbing, professor of cancer medicine and oncology, has urged the Govt to begin a war against tobacco on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Tobacco and alcohol pose the biggest risks and it is vital to curb their use through mass public programs with.....

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Adding cool vibe to your home in summer

According to experts, tweaking your decor can help keep your home feel cool in summer. Here are some tips from experts to keep your home fresh and cool. Create a muted colour palette.  Replace heavy rugs, blankets with lighter eco-friendly materials. Go for cooling gel mattress. Go for paste.....

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Cities emulating Pune’s bicycle sharing scheme

Pune’s successful and sustainable bicycle sharing scheme (PBS) is being emulated by other Indian cities like Kakinada, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Dharamsala and Chennai. Ever since PBS was launched in March 2018, 3.5 lakh bicycle trips were completed. PBS was launched by Pune with Zoomcar and O.....

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18 dead as under-construction flyover collapses in Varanasi

As many as 18 people were feared killed when an under-construction bridge caved in near Cantonment Railway Station in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of PM Narendra Modi. The toll is expected to rise as a bus and at least 6 other vehicles were still buried under huge cement blocks. Rescu.....

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Survey says 1 in 3 teens fears sexual assault in public

A recent survey says that 1 in 3 adolescent girls fear sexual abuse in public place while 1 in 5 fears physical assault in India. The survey called ‘WINGS 2018: World of India’s Girls’ conducted by an NGO ‘Save the Children’, was to assess the perception of girls&rsq.....

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Cable cars here are for vital purposes than for tourists

The farming families of Swizerand’s Engelberg region conider cable cars as vital to daily life and aren’t built for tourists’ ski holidays and scenic views. The cable cars are the basic transportation used to haul supplies and run errands. The Buiräbähnli, German for f.....

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Utilise women’s power to progress: UN environmental expert

The UN environment expert Muralee Thummarukudy is of the opinion that the potentiality of women in Kerala has not been utilised effectively. He asked the State Govt to utilise its women power so as to reach next level of progress. In almost all areas, he said, the representation of women is not e.....

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The good things about bad behaviour

Learn about the apprenticeship model of parenting wherein parents relinquish control and allow children to make and learn from mistakes. It will have longlasting positive effects. It begins with listening to kids and will ease stress of parents. The toughest part is letting go of control. Mistake.....

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Ways to know if you have impressed someone

Here are ways to find out if you have impressed someone moments after meeting you: People who are impressed by you, answer your questions giving details, ask your opinion, lean in as they interact with you, introduce you to others, ask questions, avoid distractions and pay attention to you, inclu.....

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Enjoy some celebrity jokes on #CeleBreadies

#Celebreadies are puns made by combining celeb names with baked bread. A concept that started on Twitter is purely intended for fun. It lets one make a toast of celebrities by giving them names like Sharon Scone, Condoleezza Slice, Clint Yeastwood, Burnt Reynolds, Wheatney Houston, Oprah Wheatfre.....

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Arranged marriages are not made in heaven but here

Arranged marriages are not made in heaven and they follow a peculiar and complicated process. The girl is expected to cook lavish meals everyday. The length of hair should match traditional attire. If she is modern and loves partying, it’s a big No-No. Some guys have been rejected because o.....

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The significance of Ramzan

The holy month of Ramadan begins on 15th May this year and will continue till 14th June. It is said that it was in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar that the Holy Quran was first revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). People observe fast, read the Quran and reach out to those who are less for.....

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All about Pink Himalayan Salt

Pink Himalayan salt is chemically similar to table salt. It contains lesser sodium than table salt. Though some of its health benefits seem to have merit, they are not fully supported by evidence.  It has a saltier taste. Though pink salt is natural and unrefined, table salt has anti caking .....

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Schneiderman resigns office after alleged misconduct

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday following allegations of physical abuse by 4 women. However, he has objected the allegations raised and said he had not acted against professional ethics of the office. Hours after this was reported in the New Yorker magazine Go.....

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Tips to Spring Clearout Leftovers

Spring is a time for renewal and starting afresh. While there are plenty of tips about cleaning, there is not much information about what to do with the stuff you don’t want anymore. Here’s what to do. Offer them to local groups, swap them with your friends, and make something creativ.....

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3000-year-old connection bring teams from 31 teams to Kerala

Muziris was the most sought after trade center famed for its magnificence, glamour and flamboyant commerce, where ships and vessels from across the globe came to the Kerala shores seeking exotic spices, gems,silk, ivory and pottery. Many millennia later the ambassadors from these 31 countries wil.....

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FB fires employee for boasting of accessing users’ data

Facebook has fired an employee for bragging on matchmaking app Tinder about his access to private user information. It was following a twitter conversation that showed one of its engineer’s boasting of his privileged access to stalk women online. The incident comes as it faces global concer.....

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Govt to celebrate Gandhi’s birth anniversary a global event

The Centre is planning to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in the global arena. Heading a panel to this regard, PM Narendra Modi said that this occasion be celebrated in a manner that ensures Gandhi continues to be an inspiration for future generations. The event, he said .....

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Banks will remain closed today on Labour Day

May 1 marks Labour Day holiday, and it is a state holiday for Maharashtra, as its Maharashtra Diwas. Banks in many states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Goa, and West Bengal will remain closed today. The stock markets too will remain closed. ATMs .....

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Friendly tourist police of Uzbekistan

Samarkand, the famed Silk Road city of ex-Soviet Uzbekistan, is becoming a hot spot for tourists around the world. User-friendly tourist police which has been deployed in the city is viewed as a sign of opening up by Uzbekistan’s authoritarian government. The government has announced introd.....

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Dalits flogged at Una convert to Buddhism

45 members of the Sarvaiya family, whose four sons had been flogged by cow vigilantes last year, converted to Buddhism. While no prominent Dalit leaders were present at the Dhamma Dhiksha Mahotsav saw the attendance of 300 Dalits from Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Sarvaiya family is yet to receive.....

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Vegan sausages are on demand

The demand for meat alternative is on the rise, as more people are going vegan. Vegan sausages are very popular among people looking for alternatives. There are spicy vegan sausages that can be made at home with ease filled with spicy flavour. Red Bean Sausage is hearty and mild in variety. Black.....

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Experts share concern over leasing of The Red Fort to Dalmia

Experts in both history and archaeology have shared their concerns over the leasing of iconic The Red Fort to the Dalmia Group for 5 years. They are of the opinion that preservation and conservation are technical works and should not be given to anyone else but ASI. Dalmia doesn’t have any .....

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Dr Kafeel says he was made scapegoat in children’s death

Dr Kafeel Khan, who is out on bail after spending nearly 8 months in jail, said he was made a scapegoat to cover up administrative failure, and for exposing the system. He was suspended following the death of 30 children at BRD Medical College Hospital in UP. He said despite complaining the short.....

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Dr Kafeel says he was made scapegoat in children’s death

Dr Kafeel Khan, who is out on bail after spending nearly 8 months in jail, said he was made a scapegoat to cover up administrative failure, and for exposing the system. He was suspended following the death of 30 children at BRD Medical College Hospital in UP. He said despite complaining the short.....

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Common mistakes committed in interviews

Here are common mistakes committed by interviewees. Just be yourself and don’t try to pitch yourself. Show your enthusiasm through clear body language. Do your own research before turning up for the interview. Give detailed, elaborate answers and concrete examples. Ask well-prepared questio.....

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The perfect follow-up email

Here are tips to help communicate perfectly in follow-up emails after conferences. Make a personal connection with the speaker. Start with a specific and direct subject line. Open with a professional greeting, introduce yourself and provide specific details about your interaction. Thank them for .....

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Candy Corn Pizza is a thing and it disgusts the Internet

An innovative chef tweeting under the pseudonym ‘TheRealAssWolf’ has topped a frozen pizza with candy corn and the internet exploded. Its true we love chocolate dessert pizzas but cheesy bread with sugary candy grossed out most of the internet. There was even a tweet threatening to ca.....

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Ban these words from your vocab for a better mental health

We can improve our precious mental health by not using some words. Stop thinking in black-and-white-terms and replace ‘but’ with ‘and’. ‘Should’ obligates. If you say ‘I deserve it’, that’s an air of entitlement. The word ‘hope’ im.....

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Paralyzed Woman uses eyes to write a book

A 21 year old remarkable young woman, who is paralyzed after suffering a stroke, has written a book about her ordeal just using her eyes. Mia Austin, now 29 was left unable to speak, can now only communicate through eye movement and spelling chart. In her book, The Blink of an Eye, she describes .....

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Sunderbans is India’s best Gram Panchayat

The village of Digambarpur in West Bengal was awarded the first prize by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, under Gram Vikas Yojana for bringing far reaching changes.  The changes were brought in a short span of time. It has now access to drinking water. It is open defecation-free and has concre.....

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Staycation: Refreshing oneself

It is not possible to travel every weekend to somewhere or plan a vacation. Staycation helps to overcome this mood. It is simply spending your weekend with your family, friends or beloved. This aids to enjoy your own city beauty and outlook in a vacation mood. Now, many hotels encourage and promo.....

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Simple daily habits that will help you stay organized

You can stay organized by starting these daily habits. Plan your day the night before. You need to prioritize your tasks. You can multi-task by clubbing similar tasks together. Always try to maintain a clutter-free working space. Try to wake up at the same time every day. Set aside a ‘Me Ti.....

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Productive things to do on a Sunday

Sunday can be the best day to prepare for the week ahead. Note down 3 top priorities for Monday and plan around them. Review your weekly calendar for any meetings. Schedule your tasks and projects throughout the week. Spend 10 minutes to check your work email. Don’t forget to plan out 3 ste.....

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UPSC notification 2018 released

The UPSC has issued a notification announcing the dates and procedures for applying for the Central Armed Police Force entrance examination 2018 on its official website. There are 398 vacancies to be filled in. Last date of receipt of applications is till 6:00 pm, on May 21st.The exam has negativ.....

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India and China suffer greatly due to skewed sex ratio

A combination of factors has led to gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumbering women has led to distortion of labor markets, driving up saving rates and driving down consumption in China and a spike in violent crime, trafficking and prostitution. India, China and other Asian countr.....

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Awesome Telegana college’s animal shelter

KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology’s campus at Moinabad, Telegana is a place all animal lovers would love. It not only imparts education but is also a heaven for abandoned and rescued animals. It’s the brainchild of 20YO Mohammed Zabi Khan, animal rights activist along wit.....

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How to store seeds

Seeds are a power house of nutrition. They are rich in minerals and protein. But seeds tend to go stale and rancid fast, so care must be taken to store them. Chia seeds are rich in protein and omega-3s; it has a shelf life of 2 years, 4 years if refrigerated. Flax seeds are high in omega-3s; it l.....

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A Tour of Lucknawi andaz

Lucknow is a city of diverse, cultural and architectural destinations. From yoga to gastronomical endeavors, the city has something to offer. From Rumi Darwaza to Barah Imambara, history resides in this city. The Imambara complex has the famed Bhul Bhulaiya (labyrinth), and a step well of running.....

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Perfect personal gifts for your best friend’s next birthday

You would want to celebrate your best friend’s birthday in style and find the perfect gift. The last minute meltdowns has to go and so here are some suggestions. You can always buy personalized number plates and think of a quirky name. Pull out all your fave photos with your friend and make.....

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Having workplace anxiety is good

Research suggest that some workplace anxiety is essential to boost productivity among employees. It also implies that non-anxious people are not motivate and that they don’t care about their job or its performance. But it also found that too much anxiety can derail the performance while mod.....

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Learn to become a better listener

Our daily lives do not give us time to process a person’s entire message and we need to listen properly by taking cue from these tips. Slow down by clearing your mental clutter when talking to someone. Allow the person to finish their thought before replying. Remove all distractions and ask.....

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How much value Americans put on their privacy?

A new survey from consumer information website Security Baron reveals that how much value Americans put on their privacy.  Americans are found ready to sell their social media data to someone who wills to buy it. The average price for the data is around $2,160 while residents in some states .....

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Leopard cubs reunited with mother

Every year, the onset of harvest season brings encounter with leopards, who take shelter in these sugarcane fields. Due to deforestation and poaching, many cubs go missing. In an incident, four leopard cubs were rescued by Wildlife SOS from a field in Shirur. The 20 day old cubs were kept under o.....

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Planning a trip to Columbia

Columbia’s river Gorge is famous for its scenic beauty, waterfalls and wines.  Portland wineries offer a pleasant experience for wine tasting. Its east, covered with spring wild flowers, is known as Dog Mountain. Power supply to Columbia is provided from Bonneville dam. Skamania lodge,.....

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Delhi government asks school to set up book bank

Delhi government has asked government schools to establish Book Banks. They have been asked to collect old books of previous academic session from students and provided to the lesser privileged ones. Annually lakh of tonnes of paper are used for printing textbooks for children. But as they pass o.....

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Interesting mango facts that everyone will enjoy

Summer is the season of mangoes that has followers across all ages and classes. Mango is one of  India’s oldest fruits and were first grown over 5k years ago. Buddhists consider mangoes as sacred. Its rich and pulp flavour caught Alexander the Great’s fancy. Hindu scriptures is f.....

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Parents want to hire pro diaper changers

Childcare.co.uk, a UK-based online community connecting parents with childcare providers, had posted an April Fool’s joke about its new diaper changing service. It had lots of takers among parents, who actually thought this service existed. This brought out the fact that there is a market f.....

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Things to bring for a job interview

It is good to be prepared before a job interview and bringing the following items will help you to be in charge. Always carry the interviewer’s phone number, so that you can reschedule the interview for any unexpected issue. Carry a notebook with prepared questions to ask them. Bring along .....

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Call out casual sexism even by friends

In an agony aunt column, a woman asks advice on handling casual sexism by male friends of her gang. Amy Dickinson recommends calling out inappropriate behaviour in as many words. If that does not work, she suggests aggressively demanding that such behaviour be stopped. She recommends honesty in f.....

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Smart and colorful home accents

Bright walls and appealing crockery in home accents makes a pleasant atmosphere. Creative accessories like elephant mouse pads give an innovative touch to the place. So does an elephant cushion cover that gives living space a whole new look. Kids will be interested to write in an Egyptian journal.....

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Not allowed to have best friends in pre-school

Parents of pre-schoolers at the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown were upset to
find that their tiny tots weren’t allowed to call anyone their ‘best friend’. The school
authorities replied that use of the term tended to exclude other children leading to hu.....

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TN railway stations get help desks to curb human trafficking

India saw about 8132 cases of human trafficking of which 434 were reported from Tamil Nadu. Since railway stations are the most common transit points of criminals, help desks will be set up in the stations to curb the menace. The woman-and-child desk in Bhubaneshwar had rescued 359 children in 20.....

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Couple sells jewellery to help Siachen Jawans

The Siachen glacier at 20,000 feet is the highest battle ground on earth. Due to its high altitude, oxygen levels are low. A couple from Pune, Sumeedha and Yogesh who have been philanthropists for a cause of Indian army for decades, have sold their jewellery worth 1.25 lakhs to construct an oxyge.....

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Jobs play a role in getting a date

With the advent of dating apps, it is easier to find a soul mate.  Among aspects that are matched to find a perfect partner are professions. Certain jobs are preferred over others. While chefs are most popular, engineers, entrepreneurs and artists are preferred among men. Women hairdressers,.....

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Wear beautiful nose rings

A statement piece that sets one apart from the crowd is the nose ring. Take a look at exquisite
nose rings worn by Bollywood beauties. Deepika Padukone wore heavy Rajput-style rings
with beads and stone embellishments befitting a queen in ‘Padmavat’. Aishwarya Rai spotte.....

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Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as New NASA Chief

The US Senate has confirmed Representative Jim Bridenstine as the new chief of US space agency. He was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the 13th administrator. He is currently working with the House Armed Services and the Science, Space and Technology Committees. He will be taking .....

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DJ Avicii who made contributions to EDM dies at Muscat

Tim Bergling, also known as DJ Avicii who had a lucrative career in electronic dance music died during a visit to Muscat. He was diagnosed with Pancreatitis due to which he had his gallbladder and appendix in 2014. His hits included 'Wake Me Up' which was number 1 on the music charts acro.....

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Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people include Deepika

Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year have been announced. It includes Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella. It also has names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, .....

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Smart Lights To Replace Street Lights in Delhi

New Delhi Municipal Council decided install ‘smart poles’ in important business centers in the capital. The initial phase will have 55 smart poles replacing the street lights will be operational by end of March. These lights come equipped with pollution monitors, Wi-Fi access points, .....

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IMF chief urges Modi to pay more attention to women’s safety

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged the Indian authority starting from PM Modi to pay more attention to women’s security. She described the outrageous rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl as revolting. She clarified that it was her personal view not of the organisation as whole. .....

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Delhi University warms up to transgenders

The DU is reported to be organising special counselling sessions and setting up help desks for transgenders in a view to make the campus more inclusive for third gender aspirants. It is meant to attract transgenders while there was not even a single student from the community has enrolled ever si.....

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Handling the excitement of the twenties

Facing the challenges and thrills of adulthood begins in the exciting twenties. Here are tips to be mentally fit. Prioritise clearly, let go of toxic relationships, treasure healthy ones, learn to say when required, have fun and build good memories, know your limits, accept your flaws, exercise r.....

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Twenty rules for the twenties

Yara Mioara shares helpful tips for those in their twenties. She advises to work hard on friendships, maintain balance in every aspect, to take care of one’s body, start saving money, learn as much as possible, get organized, draw limits, eanr to say ‘No’, listen to and respect .....

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Internet coaches India’s aspiring Chess prodigy Nihal Sarin

Nihal Sarin, a child prodigy at 13, has been a constant fixture at Indian chess scene. He has
even been noticed by India’s GM Vishy Anand and he sees a real future in him. Nihal’s
coaching is unique. His coach EP Nirmal introduced him to playing chess online with
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12-year-old boy renounces worldly life to become Jain monk

The 12-year-old Bhavya Shah, son of diamond merchant Dipesh Shah from Surat, is mentally ready to renounce the worldly life to embrace diksha to become a Jain monk. His family extend full support to his decision to take diksha at an early life. He said he is very happy to take the path .....

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Ways to identify an inclusive workplace

Workplaces are not just places to earn money but to be productive and happy too. Here are tips to spot an inclusive workplace. Get an honest review from former employees. Get specific information about pay, insurance and other benefits. Check out the conferences the firm attends and their communi.....

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