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Delhi HC Revokes Ban on Uber Cabs

Delhi High Court has revoked total ban on Uber cabs in Delhi that was imposed in a hurry over the rape of a woman passenger in December 2014. Justice Manmohan, giving his verdict, said the total ban was uncalled for. “A total prohibition or a blanket ban on the right to carry on any trade, business or profession should be ...

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Amazon tribal medicine chronicled in Encyclopedia before it goes extinct

With the dwindling numbers of its tribe, the last remaining elder shamans of the Matsés tribe in Amazon rainforest came together to encapsulate their ancestral knowledge from the precipice of extinction by releasing an encyclopedia. After two years of work, the elders met in a remote village on the frontier divide of Perú and Brazil, in May and finalized the ...

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ANR’s ‘Devadas’ Music Composer MS Viswanathan in ICU

Popular yester-years music composer MS Viswanathan who has composed for Tamil and Telugu films, including the outstanding film ‘Devadas’ of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, has taken taken ill and was admitted to the ICU of Chennai-based Fortis Malar Hospital on Tuesday. Known as MSV in the southern filmdom, MS Viswanathan, 87, was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments initially but when his ...

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Bobbi Kristina Almost Dead? Life Support Removed, say Reports

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly out of life support system at a Georgia Hospice where she was shifted on June 24 during her final days, said reports. One unconfirmed report said she was flown to Chicago before a last chance before taking her to the hospice. Kristina, 22, was found unconscious in a bathtub with ...

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Shruti Seth writes open letter after Twitter rage on #SelfieWithDaughter remark

Actress Shruti Seth, who was trolled on Twitter and called everything right from ‘prostitute’ to a ‘b**ch’ has responded with an open letter to the criticism. Shruti, who tried to point out the other viewpoint on Prime Minister’s initiative #SelfiWithDaughter and was trolled for about 48 hours constantly on Twitter. The actress instead of posting a selfie with her daughter, ...

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Fake bus Tickets in BMTC Buses in Bangalore Again?

In social media, it is making rounds that the BMTC bus passengers are getting fake currency notes which cannot be checked in hurry by commuters and they cannot escape it either. When a commuter said he complained about but few heads turned around as if everybody knew about it. Soon the person realised that he was getting fake tickets as ...

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After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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North Korea Opens New Airport, After ‘Executing’ its Architect 8 Months Ago?

North Korea’s has opened its sleeky new airport in Pyongyang recently but reports have emerged that its architect was executed last year because the maverick ruler Kim Jong Un was not happy with the design. Ma Won Chun, North Korea’s director of the Designing Department of the National Defense Commission, disappeared last year, and he was reportedly killed last year ...

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‘Selfie with Daughter’ Goes Viral on Twitter, Thanks to Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit upon an idea that evoked instant reaction on Twitter to take a selfie with duaghter and putting it on Twitter. In his usual rhetoric, the PM urged people to join the ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative on Twitter to combat against plummeting sex ratios in northern states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. As part ...

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42-ft Whale, Washed Ashore Died, Buried at Alibaug Shore

42 feet long Blue #whale stranded on land; dies at Alibaug beach in #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/JqZF2IFtvO — Nikunj Panchal (@nikunjhpanchal) June 26, 2015 Blue Whale washed ashore the Alibaug beach on India’s wester coast due to a high tide has died of injuries despite efforts by fisheries officials to push it back into the waters. The longest animal measuring 42 feet ...

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Has China Replaced US and Become a Super Power Already?

Withe early signs of another recession creeping in, Pew Research Center has put out its findings that show China in its steward position taking over from the US to rein in the woes of a possible recurrence of the 1930s global recession, the worst in history. After recovery after the Great Recession of the 1930s,  the U.S. has bolstered its leadership ...

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New Male Circumcision Device ‘ShangRing’ Gets WHO Approval With Eye on HIV Prevention

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a new voluntary male circumcision device called ‘SangRing’ that makes an operation redundant with minimal bleeding and disposable. ShangRing, named after its inventor Shang Jianzhong, comes with two concentric plastic rings that lock together over the foreskin and make male circumcision easier and help mostly the HIV prevention program in Africa. The program has ...

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Delhi to get 2nd International Airport, Where?

As the new terminal in New Delhi Airport is not likely to cater the air traffic rise in the future, the Civil Aviation Ministry has agreed to a proposal for setting up a second airport in the outskirts. While the Palam Airport is adjacent to Haryana border catering the needs of Gurgaon and Delhi, the new airport location is yet ...

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MERS Outbreak: Samsung Hospital Offers Apology as South Korea Gears up with $9 Billion

South Korea is buckling under MERS pressure with four more cases reported on Wednesday, fearing the imminent outbreak at the crossroads, departing from its last week stand that the disease has ceased to spread. Fearing an outbreak, the government has set aside an emergency budget of 10 trillion won ($9 billion) and extended the partial shutdown of Samsung Medical Center ...

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‘Cell-in-a-Box’ Diabetes treatment enters new phase, UTS to do research now

PharmaCyte Biotech, a clinical stage biotechnology company has announced that its new cancer and diabetes treatment method using live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box, will be taken up by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia. Announcing its contract with the varsity, PharmaCyte Biotech said it will provide funding for the study on treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes that is comprised of ...

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White House Hosts iftaar Party

US President Barack Obama hosted an Iftaar Party at the White House inviting mostly American Muslims and Muslim ambassadors, including those from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Addressing the guests, President Barack Obama said, “Our annual White House Iftar recognises the sacredness of Ramzan to more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” Reminding that Iftar is a reflector of the freedoms ...

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Upset Veer Producer Sues Salman Khan for Rs 250 crore in defamation

Vijay Galani, producer of movie ‘Veer’ has filed a Rs 250 crore defamation case against Salman Khan, taking the five-year long duel to the court. The producer said the saga began in the year 2008, when Salman approached Vijay Galani to produce the movie ‘Veer.’ Reportedly, Salman Khan was paid Rs 10 crore for signing the movie. Later on, the contract ...

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