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Beware of Just Dial

When a consumer of Whirlpool refrigerator faced no-cooling problem, she called Just Dial in faith in superstar Amitabh Bachchan who sponsors it. She was promptly sent a serviceman from Nanditha Electronics who claimed that he is a franchisee for Whirlpool and he charged Rs.2,200 to change the so-called timer to correct the problem. Within a week, the problem re-surfaced and ...

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Smriti Irani ‘Anti-Rational’, Hits Back Kanhaiya Kumar

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Mother’s Day questioned how a mother can punish her children based on wrong reports or doctored videos, hence branding the minister of Human Resources Development as “Anti-Rational” mother of an “anti-nationals” before wishing her a happy Mother’s day. Kanhaiya Kumar is presently out on bail after he was slapped with sedition by Delhi ...

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SKS Dumps Microfinance from its Name

India’s top microfinance firm SKS Microfinance has decided to change its name to Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited, subject to regulatory and corporate approvals. This is in line with the growing trend to embrace the word financial inclusion within a broadening framework. SKS Microfinance has informed BSE that its Board of Directors at its meeting held on May 04, 2016, approved ...

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Hurricanes Not Bad, Help Reduce Global Warming: Study

While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a major upside — counteracting global warming. Previous research from Duke environmental engineer Ana Barros demonstrated that the regular landfall of tropical cyclones is vital to the region’s water supply and can help mitigate droughts. Now, a new study ...

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Life’s Possible in 3 New Exoplanets: MIT Team

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light years away from Earth could become the next space colony targets with size and temperature comparable to those of Earth and Venus, perhaps the best livable planets found ever. An international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected the three planets using TRAPPIST ...

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Brahmotsavam Makes Brisk Pre-Release Business, Rights Sold

Riding high on the recent success of Srimanthudu, Mahesh Babu second venture with Srikanth Addala after the hit film "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". the pre-release business is reporting hectic activity ahead of the official release. The storyline is an amalgamation of three past films of Mahesh Babu put together — Murari, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Sreemanthudu. Besides glorifying family ...

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Ujjivan Repeats Equitas’ Success at IPO

Bangalore-based microfinance institution and small finance bank (SFB) licensee Ujjivan Financial Services has set off a new mark raising 40 times the amount of IPO it sought in the market. The initial public offering (IPO) of Ujjivan was oversubscribed 40 times, with strong domestic demand both from retail and institutional investors. The total shares opened for the market were 29.7 ...

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Not JNU Alone, But Allopathic Doctors too Anti-Nationals: BJP Minister

Not merely JNU and its student leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid but all allopathic doctors in India who are prescribing non-ayurvedic medicines are ‘anti-nationals’, according to BJP’s AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik. The remark bares it open the debate that anybody who is not following BJP diktats are anti-nationals, the long-standing demand from Kanhaiaya Kumar, when he said he ...

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Wonderla Holidays Says Fake Video Resurfaced to Damage its Reputation

Following the viral video that showed a girl falling to death from a giant wheel and the text indicating that it took place in Hyderabad, the Wonderla Holidays quickly reacted stating that no such incident took place in its park and that the video could have re-surfaced from an old incident which could have happened in some other country altogether. ...

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ISRO Launching 22 Satellites in One Go Next

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch 22 satellites onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C34. These satellites include an earth observation satellite of India (weighing about 710 kg) as primary payload, two nano satellites developed by Indian students (weighing about 2.5 kg) and 19 satellites from four foreign countries viz. Canada (2 Nos., weighing 115 kg), Germany (3 Nos., ...

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Brahmotsavam first look motion poster uploaded on Facebook

Mahesh Babu’s ‘Brahmotsavam’ first look motion poster was uploaded on Facebook page of the film while the trailer will be released on May 6, coinciding with the audio release of the film’s songs. In a message on Facebook page Wednesday morning, it said:“Stay tuned for the first look motion poster of Brahmotsavam releasing exclusively tomorrow morning #‎BrahmotsavamBegins”. Twitter account said, ...

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Rosemary Oil Enhances Brain’s Memory Power: Study

Rosemary essential oil and its aroma could help improve memory power of the brain in elderly people, according to a new study by Lauren Bussey of Northumbria University. This finding reiterates similar study by Japanese reerchers last year on rosemary’s effective therapeutic powers for an aging brain. In the new study, prospective memory, involving the ability to remember events and ...

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Rahuri in Ahmednagar becomes first municipality in country to have digi-locker

Rahuri Municipal Council of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra today became the first Municipal Council to attain the status of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all essential Documents. Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad formally launched this service here as part of Digital India Programme. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prasad called upon civic bodies all around the country to ...

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JEE (Mains) 2016 Results Out, Cut Off Down This Year

The Joint Entrance Examination or JEE (Mains) results were announced on Wednesday evening and all those students who scored 100 out 360 marks were declared eligible to take the JEE (Advanced) Exam that will be held on April 22. Compared to last year, the cut-off marks of JEE (Main) went down from 105 in 2015 to 100 in 2016 for ...

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Ujjivan IPO Opens Tomorrow, Priced Double Than Equitas

The Bangalore-based microfinance institution, riding on an approval from the RBI to start a Small Finance Bank is opening its IPO tomorrow with a price tag of Rs.207 to 210 range, compared to Equitas IPO priced between Rs.101 to 110. While Equita was oversubscribed instantly, Ujjivan IPO may see how the market reacts to the pricing. Otherwise, market research firms ...

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