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Monsoon Forecast: Onset of Southwest Monsoon Around May 30 Likely

Every year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala signals the arrival of monsoon over the Indian subcontinent and represents beginning of rainy season over the region and as per the practice, ESSO-India Meteorological Department (IMD) has been issuing forecasts using an indigenously developed statistical model, using six predictors. The predictors to forecast wouthwest monsoon include: i) Minimum Temperature over ...

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Will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Face Music over Wrong India Map?

First it was Al Jajeera and then host of others who are coming under scanner for showing the wrong map of India that is in vogue in many countries showing Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir as part of Pakistan and Aksai-chin as part of China. Aware of the new implications which prompted Indian government ban Al Jajeera TV for 7 days in India, ...

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Karnataka SSLC (10th) Results Declared, Where to Check?

http://karresults.nic.in/indexsslc2015.asp The 10th Standard or SSLC results of KSEEB were decared today (May 12, 2015) afternoon at 2:45 PM on the official website of the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board. To check results, students can click the links given below for their Karnataka Senior Secondary SSLC (Class 10th) exam results 2015 and marks scored: kseeb.kar.nic.in karresults.nic.in In all, 8.5 lakh ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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Bangalore Demolition: 14 BDA Layouts Under Scanner Now

The Puttenahalli demolition around the Sarakki Lake is just the tip of an iceberg as BDA has also reportedly encroached land ear-marked for lakebeds 20 years ago and sold plots under its various layout schemes. About 14 layouts which were developed by Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) have been identified and nearly 3,500 BDA plots sold so far face the threat ...

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Russia’s Lost ‘Spinning’ Spacecraft to Fall on Earth Tonight

Russian scientists have repeatedly maintained that the lost spacecraft Progress M27M will fall to earth tonight (Thursday/Friday, May 7/8, 2015) and the chances are that it may be seen hovering over the US, Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia before burn up itself mostly in the sky. The Russian spacecraft has gone out of control after liftoff on 28 April 2015. Fortunately ...

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What Happens When Bear Enters School? Panic, Stampede!

Despite familiarity with bear and love for the animal among the kids, what happens when it really enters your school? A bear just visited the school ground in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday on its morning walk but panic stricken students ran for life to escape and the resultant stampede injured many of them and not the bear. ...

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Karnataka to hold Municipal / Panchayat Elections in 2 Phases

Karnataka will hold election to 5,844 rural local bodies (gram panchayats) in two phases on May 29 and June 1, said the government ending months-long speculation on civic polls. Counting of votes for both phases will be taken up on June 5. “As new rural local bodies have to be constituted following the expiry of their previous five-year tenure, polling will ...

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Salman Khan gets interim bail from High court

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for two days to Bollywood star Salman Khan, hours after a lower court in Mumbai sentenced him to 5 years in jail for a hit and run accident that killed one man in 2002. Earlier,  Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande, found him guilty on all the charges, pronounced the sentence, sending ...

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Global Mother’s Index Released, Look for India in Bottom

Save the Children’s State of World’s Mothers Report finds that Delhi Provides One of the Worst Quality of Life for Mothers and Children. As India fell to a rank of 140 in Mother’s Index, Norway topped the list of the 16th Mother’s Index released by NGO ‘Save the Children’, while the US was at 33rd position. The annual scorecard saw Somalia ...

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Arthritis linked to surprise heart attack, says study

Arthritis, a common ailment in elderly people is also one of the causes of sudden heart attacks in about one-fourth of them, said a new research study. The risk was same irrespective of smoking or debetes, they noted.  The researchers studied the presence of ischaemia and infarction secondary to atherosclerotic disease (coronary artery disease) in 91 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ...

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Sridevi performs puja for daughter at Kalahasti temple for ‘Sarpadosha’

Veteran actress Sridevi has performed special prayers for her elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor at the Sri Kalahasti temple in Kalahasti, near Tirupati for ‘Sarpadosha’ (snake curse). According to temple sources, Sridevi performed puja for ‘Sarpadosha’, which is said to affect the prosperity and health of an individual. “Both Sridevi and Jhanvi were present for the ceremony, which lasted about 45 ...

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Nepal quake toll rises to 6,621; Victims return to homes

The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 6,621, the home ministry said on Saturday. The new deaths were reported after more bodies were pulled out from quake-hit sites. Among the dead, the number of the women is significantly high, police said. Nepalese Army chief Gen. Gaurav Sumsher Rana on Friday told media persons that toll ...

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California’s low-wage workers now earn less than in 1979: Study

In the last 35 years, California’s high-wage workers have seen steady pay rise but their counterparts receiving low wages, about 4.8 million or one-third of the state’s workforce, earned less in inflation-adjusted dollars in 2014 than they did in 1979, said a study by UC Berkeley. Between 1979 and 2013, the productivity of California workers increased by 89 percent, but ...

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Maruti Suzuki Sells 30% More Cars in April

The country’s leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, began the new fiscal on a very positive note by closing April with a 29.6 percent sales growth over the corresponding period of the previous year, the company said. In a statement, the company said it sold 111,748 units in April. This includes 11,039 units for export. The company had sold ...

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Earthquake of 5.1M Jolts Andamans, What Next?

A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Andaman islands on Friday, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. “Earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has hit Andaman region at 2.29 p.m.,” the IMD official told IANS. The USGS shows the location as 135 KM southwest of Port Blair, headquarters of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Location 10.705°N 91.984°E depth=26.9 km ...

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Rains Unleash Fury, Fallen Bangalore Trees Greet May Day

The 9.7 mm of rain with a wind speed of 69 kmph uprooted several trees on Thursday evening (April 30) with roads choked with fallen trunks of all over. The IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium was also called off after 20 overs at 11:36 pm. Both teams ...

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