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Karnataka Bus Strike: COMEDK Counselling to Go On

The Karnataka government has given nod to all district education officials to decide and declare two-day holidays for schools and colleges owing to Karnataka bus strike from midnight Sunday for two days. But COMEDK said the second round of counselling scheduled for Tuesday for engineering aspirants will be held as per schedule. While the talks are still open, the government ...

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Tilted Trains to Run on Bangalore-Mysore Stretch in 90 Mts Soon

If the ongoing trial of tilted trains or light-weight trains of Spanish company Talgo is successful, it would be introduced on the stretch between Bangalore and Mysore, brining down the travel time from 3 hours to half of it at 90 minutes, said Railways minister. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the train clocked 180 kmph in ...

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Karnataka Bus Strike Tomorrow: Schools Closed, What Else to Expect?

As Karnataka transport unions BMTC, KSRTC and regional transport corporations have declared a two day strike from Sunday midnight, the buses will be off roads in Bangalore and the entire Karnataka on Monday and Tuesday. [SEE: Karnataka Strike: Holiday for Schools on Monday, Tuesday as RTC Buses go Off Roads] All schools will be closed as per the government directive but ...

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Juveniles Filmed Burning Puppies Arrested; Will it Help?

Following social media outrage on a video of a group of teenagers burning three two-month old puppies creates outrage, the Hyderabad police, following a complaint from Humane Society International/India, arrested a group of eight teenagers for burning alive a litter of three puppies in the Musheerabad area. The accused, all said to be under 18 years of age, are seen ...

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Sweeteners Prompt Side Effects, Cause Obesity: Study

Australian researchers have discovered that sweeteners have side-effects which are worse than the benefit. Studies have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners actually make you feel hungry and prompt you to eat more unknowingly, said a new study by the University of Sydney scientists. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have ...

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‘Is there a way to complain against these bullies?’ No Way!

A Manipuri woamn was made fun of her nationality as Indian by a senseless immigration officer at the New Delhi International Airport. She was leaving the country, not entering but the policeman wanted to have "fun" like every one else in "power". He repeatedly asked her to about her "Indian-ness" showcasing the worst side our bureaucracy and the ruthless behaviour ...

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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Expected New Faces, New Portfolios

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to expand his Cabinet at 11.00 am tomorrow, Tuesday, almost 18 months after the last one in November 2014, here are some expectations on who will be in and who will be out of the Cabinet. In view of crucial Uttar Pradeswh elections in 2017, it is learnt that the party president ...

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What Arnab Said Over ‘Benevolent-Ever’ Interviewing of PM?

In a highly soft-toned talk unimaginable from a high-pitched news editor arnab Goswami of Times Now when he was interviewing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has shown the viewers the other side of the news anchor. He was trolled for his sheepish manner while conversing with the PM, unlike the BBC or CNN or any other TV News Editor in a ...

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4th of July, US Independence Day: Interesting Facts at Glance

On 4th of July, every year, the US celebrates its Independence Day with greater national unity marked by functions, display of fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, discount sales, concerts and of course, baseball games. The New York City leads others in displaying the largest fireworks in the country, followed Chicago on Lake Michigan, San Diego over Mission Bay, Boston on the ...

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Copa America Fallout: Messi Retires from Argentina National Team

The unexpected miss of a goal by Lionel Messi in a crucial penalty kick in the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile has finally taken its toll — Embarrased Messi announced his retirement from international football within hours after the defeat. The miss led to Chile lifting the trophy, while Messi’s presence for the fourth time too proved vain ...

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‘Godless’ Virus Plays Havoc for Half of Android Phones in India

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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BREXIT: India to Benefit But 2 Years Later

Now that the UK has done what was expected in the last one decade, exiting from the European Union, despite a brave face put up by the Indian government and analysts, the gloomy picture is looming large on the share market that plunged by more than 1,000 points in a single day. The government’s reaction is stereotypic that the economy ...

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Mozart’s Music Reduces Hypertension (BP), Says Study

A study from the University Bochum in Germany showed in its recent comparative research of the classical music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II vis-a-vis Abba of the 1980s that the hepertension comes down when you listen to Mozart or Strauss but not ABBA. They corraborated how Mozart’s music can reduce blood lipid concentration, blood pressure and heart ...

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Foreign University Collaboration to Change Now: HRD Ministry

HRD Ministry has announced new UGC conditions which will apply to any Indian institutue seeking foreign academic collaboration and award of joint degrees. Indian Universities and Colleges need to approach the University Grants Commission (UGC) for starting twinning and collaborative arrangement with quality Foreign Educational Institutions (FEIs) in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of a degree. The ...

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