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Amitabh Mattoo Resigns as Advisor to J&K CM

Academics rarely do better in politics and so is Amitabh Mattoo, who was more comfortable as a journalist, academic in JNU and later as Vice Chancellor of Jammu University. Amitabh Mattoo, who had been a JNU professor for long and seen in many academic circles in the past one decade, served as political advisor to the J&K late CM Mufti ...

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India Finally Joins CERN, 50 Years After Initial TIFR Ties

Almost two years after Pakistan, India too joined CERN as an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), which houses the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory in the world and known for operating the Large Hadron Collider, that has claimed to have found the elusive Higgs Boson in 2012 and won the Nobel the next ...

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New Alternative to Treat Cancer Discovered

Researchers at the Cancer Research Center (CRC) in Columbia have discovered that they can use a genetically modified strain of Salmonella bacteria to treat or kill cancer cells. Robert Kazmierczak, a postdoctoral fellow in biological sciences at MU, recently published a paper showing that weekly injections of a particular Salmonella strain into genetically engineered mice with prostate cancer reduced the ...

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Shaktikanta Das Lists Govt Measures on ATMs, Rural Cash, RUPAY, and More

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said the government has sanctioned Rs. 21,000 crore NABARD keeping in mind the farmers and promoting digital transactions in rural areas. It entails district cooperative banks to pass on the money to primary agricultural farmers for the current Rabi season, he said. He said farmers will get credit as the rural banks, NABARD and RBI ...

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IIT Kharagpur Ranked No. 1 for Employability of its Graduates

India’s IIT Kharagpur has been ranked the country’s Number One institute in terms of graduates’ employability scoring in the 81-90 band, while Standford is ranked the world’s top in the same category. QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the first edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings today showing the relationship between university practices and graduate employability. The ranking represents a development ...

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Demonetisation: Railway Ticket Online Reservation to be Rs.40 Less Until Dec.31, Other Measures at Glance

In view of ongoing cash crunch, the Railway ministry has accepted a proposal to repeal service charges on train tickets booked on its portal irctc.co.in to encourage credit or debit card payments instead of cash by people. However, the facility will be in effect until the end of December 31, 2016. Now train tickets online could save general passengers Rs.40 ...

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Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna Passes Away

Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna died aged 86 on Tuesdayafter a prolonged period of illness. Balamuralikrishna, 86, a Carnatic vocalist, playback singer, composer and actor, known to South Indian audience for over eight decades since aged six. He has composed more than 400 kirtanas and songs in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil. Balamuralikrishna received the Padma Vibhushan and several other honours ...

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Clearance Given for 18 New Domestic and International Airports

As per the Greenfield Airports Policy- 2008, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) accords two stages clearances i.e. “site clearance” followed by “in-principle” approval for Greenfield airports. MoCA has granted ‘in principle’ approval for setting up of 18 Greenfield Airports across the country. Out of these 18 airports, the airport project at Pakyong ( Rs. 553.53 cr approx.) in Sikkim belongs ...

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IFFI: Cinema in 1946 Portrayed Demonetisation, Recollects Venkaiah Naidu

  M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Information & Broadcasting has recalled the 1946 film titled “Vijayalakshmi” produced in 1946 on demonetisation during the British rule and praised the creativity of the film world reflecting the social concerns. Produced and directed by late B.R.Pantulu which was based on the first demonetization in India and it had brilliantly presented the negative role ...

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Demonetisation decision of the century? Claims Minister

Amid chaos over the country with ATMs showing NO CASH board, people fighting with bank staff, it is chaos and anarchy all over the country. Though nobody is questioning the ban if Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes, the way the RBI was totally taken aback by the decision is intriguing the whole country. Little work has gone into the decision when ...

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India International Trade Fair-2016 Opens at Pragati Maidan Today

The annual flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the 36th India International Trade Fair (November14-27, 2016) will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee today at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Commerce & Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the inaugural function. This year, as many as 7000 participants are taking part in the fair. The ...

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Shops to Remain Open 24/7 Soon: Minister

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment Act, facilitating round-the-clock working hours aimed at generating employment prospects by allowing cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to remain open 24/7. Speaking to the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector, he said all their ...

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UK Visa Rules Welcome Businessmen, Silent on Students

Post-Brexit, United Kingdom is opening up to Indian businessmen announcing for the first time a very easy process visa under its "Registered Traveller Scheme" but she chose to remain silent on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to provide "greater mobility" for students and researchers. Speaking at the India-UK Tech Summit organised by CII, Theresa May, who was instrumental in ...

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Arnab Goswami Re-Invented News Hour for Nation

When TV news channel ‘Times Now’ started in 2006 with Reuters collaboration, the vision was serious but the exit of Reuters soon paved the way for its editor Arnab Goswami to go solo on chaning the heat on a newsroom in an unprecedented manner that brought him both accolades and apprehensions. With his repeated questioning style and forcing opponents to ...

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New Book on Vedic Astrology Offers Remedies

A new book written by Hemant Bhatt titled ‘Vision of Karma Results in Vedic Jyotisha – Hema Jyotisha Sangraha’ prices at Rs.2,602 claims to help you read about karma through various methods like yoga, curse factors, star quarter, karmic debts, etc., with practical horoscopes, sun horoscopes, and Vedic remedial measures. The same author had written a book titled "Cursed Karma ...

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