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Banks Fleece Money for Your Every Transaction as RBI Blinks

The recent HDFC and Axis Bank unilateral move to charge Rs.150 extra for every fifth transaction in a month whether by ATM or branch has evoked severe criticism while ICICI has long been doing it stealthily. How the private banks can do it? They know how to evade the RBI rules and ask RBI many times as who should be ...

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New Wireless Patch on Arm Reduces Migraine Effectively: Study

A wearable wireless patch on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs, said a study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Study author David Yarnitsky, of Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel, and a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Theranica, maker of ...

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Interpol Wildlife Operation Thunderbird Results in Huge Seize from Smugglers

In its fight to end poaching of India’s wildlife animals, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has successfully coordinated “OPERATION THUNDER BIRD” from January 30-February 19, 2017. Operation Thunderbird is the code-name for INTERPOL’s multi-national and multi-species enforcement operation. A total of 2,524 Live species of scheduled animals, 19.2 kg of elephant ...

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JNU Gets President’s Best University 2017 Award

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has remained an academic hub for intellectuals and opposing views alike, bagged the annual ‘Visitor’s Award’ for the best university in the country and the announcement came from the President of India. Despite media backlash and police arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in February 2016, JNU remained the 3rd Best University in the ...

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ICICI, HDFC, Axis Banks Unleash Rs.150 Extra per Transaction, Citing Cashless Economy Drive

With the government and regulator RBI remaining mute witnesses to the horrors, private banks have unelashed Rs.150 per cash transaction and the three major private banks — HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank — were in the forefront to unleash the new banking terror on customers. Other private and scheduled banks are waiting for the reaction of customers before ...

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FACTBOX: Gulmehar Kaur Row as It Happened Today

FACTBOX: Gulmehar Kaur Row as It Developed Today Ramjas College literary event has turned into a bigger ideological war between BJP-led ABVP and leftist-dominated AISA student organisation in New Delhi with intelligentsia equally divided on the row which has been taking fast turns over the last three days. While the Ramjas College literary society, which had invited JNU student Umar ...

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President Condoles Death of veteran Congress Leader Shiv Shankar

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Congress vetran leader P. Shiv Shankar. In a condolence message to his wife, Dr. P. Lakshmibai, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband, Shri P. Shiv Shankar, a friend and colleague for long years." A veteran Parliamentarian, he made ...

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ADB Gives $375 Mln Loan for Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed in New Delhi $375 million in loans and grants to develop 800-kilometer Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, which is the First Phase of a planned 2,500–kilometer long East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC). The Corridor is expected to spur development on India’s eastern coast in line with the Government of India’s Make ...

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SpiceX Plans to Send 2 Men on Trip Around Moon in 2018

After almost 50 years after NASA claimed to have landed its astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20, 1969, the US private space company SpaceX is planning to send two private citizens next year, not to land but orbit around. In a statement, SpaceX said, "We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached ...

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LSR Faculty Supports Gulmehar Kaur, Who Refuses to be Another Suu Kyi

Delhi’s Lady Sriram College, or LSR, known for its illustrious alumnus Myanmar freedom fighter San Suu Kyi, has come to the defence of its student Gulmehar Kaur, a daughter of Kargil martyr who posed with a placard that said "War, not Pakistan Killed my Father." The trolls against her including the country’s Home Minister (of State rank) Kiren Rijiju, who ...

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Randeep Hooda’s Advice: Students Should Study, Debate and Learn

Randeep Hooda, the little known Bollywood actor has become popular on social media for the wrong reason and siding with another insensitive erstwhile cricketer Virender Sehwag for their tardy and unfathomable foray mimicking a Kargil martyr’s daughter who saw red behind a war than mere rivalry of nationalities. But it was too much for the likes of Virender Sehwag and ...

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Married for US Visa? Rush for Paper Work Now, Advise Attorneys

Many immigrants are rushing to attorneys to file papers of their marriage to U.S. citizens. Many of them previously thought that once they marry US citizens, it would make them legal but attorneys warn them that it is not the case. If the case for permanent residence or Green Card has not been filled out and submitted to the CIS ...

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5 Million Views for DJ ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’ Trailer

Stylish Star Ally Arjun has constantly trying to make an effort to reinvent himself and try new characters in his films. And continuing the same, the actor, who is high on the blockbuster success of Sarrainodu is making waves just with the teaser release of his new film. The film that marks the collaboration of Allu Arjun with producer Dil ...

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Bahubali 2: Two Months to Go, Poster Boy Ascends Tusker

In a symbolic ascendency to the throne, "Baahubali 2" or "Bahubali – The Conclusion" new poster released on Mahashivaratri shows the actor Prabahs or Amarendra Baahubali ascending the head of an elephant in a perfect show of how a prince would do it. It reminds of a Telugu proverb – "Kodithe Enugu Kumbhasthalanne Kottali" (కొడితే ఏనుగు కుంబ స్థలాన్నే కొత్టాలి), which ...

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PM Unveils 112-ft High Shiva Statue in Adiyogi Form; Jagadguru to Build 3 More (Video)

  The tallest Shiva statue measuring 112-ft high was unveiled on the occasion of Mahashivratri, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Coimbatore. The statue built by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation is in the form of Adiyogi, who is considered the first of yogis. Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s face looking ...

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MAHA SHIVARATRI 2017 Marks 112-Foot-Tall Shiva Statue Inauguraton Today

Today, as mark of Mahashivaratri being celebrated across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 112-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore built by the Isha Foundation of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Though environmentalists protested that the statue is an ecological threat to the area, the Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s ...

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