Uber Shows its Ugly Face in Bangalore, Night Time Crime Up Again

Within days after the taxi aggregator was given license formally to operate in Bangalore, a driver of Uber had shown the ugly face of the company in Bangalore when he collided with robbers to drop two techies from Hyderabad mid-say in the middle of night on January 9, 2017. Instead of dropping them at the designated place, the driver dropped ...

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Obama Makes Last Official Call to Modi on Hotline

US President, Mr Barack Obama on Wednesday evening, called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on hotline for the last time during his term in office and thanked him for his cooperation. The two leaders, known for their close ties and understanding, reviewed with satisfaction the significant all round progress and cooperation in ties between India and the US in the ...

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Salman Khan Acquitted in One but Poaching Case on Still

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted of all charges in the Arms Act case over the alleged poaching of two black bucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur, way back in 1998. His lawyer H M Saraswat said the court admitted their arguments that the actor was framed in the case without strong evidence. Salman Khan is facing four cases ...

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Donal Trump Inauguration: Who’s Is In and Who’s Out?

Unlike his precedents, Donal Trump would be sworn in on Friday, January 24, 2017, not in the midst of celebrities from the Hollywood, top musicians or socialites present. Even the menu for the inaugural lunch would be Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, and Seven Hills Angus steak among others. While food is not the White House forte as the Joint Congressional ...

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Regent’s University London launches first UK equestrian polo scholarship

Regent’s University London has launched the first equestrian polo scholarship in the UK as part of a drive to support student excellence and bolster a global reputation in the sport. Two undergraduate polo scholarship places, worth 15% of a successful student’s chosen programme fees, are being offered annually to applicants who can demonstrate potential and excellence in polo. To achieve ...

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Kim Kardashian Police Report Reveals All on Robbery in Paris Home

Finally, the details about Kim Kardashian’s home robbery that made headlines in October have come to public domain with the police report made avaialble on the French website Le Journal du Dimanche. Last week 17 people were arrested and 10 of them have been charged with the heist. Here are key takeaways from her police report: Both Kim and her ...

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Jealousy Behind Wives on Retail Spree? It’s Retail Therapy, Say Researchers

Jealous wives who are upset with their husbnads giving more attention to someone else, whether a co-worker or a neighbour, can be dealt with a retail therapy, says a researcher from Singapore. Researcher Xun (Irene) Huang tried to probe whether these feelings of jealousy motivated consumers to buy things that were more likely to recapture the attention of their partners. ...

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UP Election 2017: Mulayam Singh Yadav to Contest Against Son Akhilesh

As the Election Commission decided to keep the Samajwadi Party symbol cycle in abeyance, neither of the two father-son groups can use it in electioneering but father Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said he would contest against his son, unfolding an open war. Mualaym Singh also said his son is indulging in communal politics, distancing Muslims as his list of ...

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Supreme Court Allows Abortion of Headless Foetus

India’s apex court on Wednesday allowed a 23-year-old Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus as it had no skill and doctors said it would endanger her life. Usually, abortion of foetus aged more than 20 weeks is not allowed and in this case it was over 23 weeks, making it mandatory to seek permission from the Supreme Court to ...

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Why India Should Introduce Inheritance Tax Now?

More than the world numbers, the wealth concentration in few individuals in India is alarming with merely 84 billionaires owning wealth worth $248 billion, led by Mukesh Ambani ($9.3 billion), Dilip Shanghvi ($16.7 billion) and Azim Premji ($15 billion) among others. The glaring rich and poor divide is vivid from the corporate world. A top IT firm CEO in India ...

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‘Nenu Local’ to Make Nani’s Double Hat Trick Complete: Dil Raju

The audio launch of Nani’s next film was held in Kakinada on Saturday, on occasion of Sankranti amid fanfare and high-octane appreciation from the industry heavy weights. The film, presented by Dil Raju, titled “Nenu Local” has ‘Attitude is Everything’ as the tagline. Nani, Keerthy, Dil Raju, Sirish, Devi Sri Prasad, Naveen Chandra, director Nakkina Trinadha Rao, Dorababu, writer Sai ...

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Why Gandhi Slippers? Quote Replaces Gandhi Face Now; Is Amazon Sensible to Indian Sentiments?

  As Indian PM Narendra Modi replaced Gandhi’s face on Khadi calendar of 2017, the US e-commerce giant Amazon has gone a step ahead to sell slippers with Gandhi face on them, ridiculing the face of India. Called ‘Gandhi flip flops’, Amazon describes them as “foam rubber flip flops” with Gandhi face and priced $16.99 (Rs.1,200). This is the second ...

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SPACE X Falcon 9 Rocket to Release 10 Satellites for Iridium

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will release 10 satellites in low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications, with a mandate to release 60 more Iridium’s next generation global satellite. The Iridium NEXT mission will be launched by Space X Falcom 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. ...

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Exercise, Workout Levels Decline Due to Texting, Talking on Phone: Study

Keen on doing exercise and taking a power walk? Not while using your smartphone, says a study. Turn off your cell phone, advises Michael Rebold, assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College. In two recent studies published by Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement and Health, Rebold and researchers from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania revealed that talking or ...

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Diabetes Among Kids Growing Alarmingly, Warns Study of 2011 vs 2015

Based on private health insurance claims with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, a study said the incidence of the disease has more than doubled in the pediatric population or children aged 0 to 22 years. Between 2011 and 2015, diabetes among children and yougnsters increased 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing transparency to ...

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Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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