Presidential Election 2012: UPA Zeroes in on Pranab Mukherjee Finally, Mamata Uncertain on Quitting

The ruling government coalition has finally ended the flip-flop drama choosing finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to be its candidate for the august post of President of India amidst stiff opposition from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The day’s events on Friday unfolded with Mulayam drawing his feet on support to former President Abdul Kalam amid UPA chief Sonia Gandhi’s ...

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WWDC 2012: Apple Developers Meet kicks off, Awards at 3:45 PM Today

Cupertino-based global tech giant Apple has officially announced the schedule for its much-awaited annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 11 to June 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The annual five-day conference will faciliate developers to learn about the future of iOS and OS X, allowing them to build incredible new apps. The conference will have more than 100 ...

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Telugu hero Balakrishna’s house burgled, 300 grams gold stolen

Telugu movie hero Nandamuri Balakrishna’s house has been burgled and gold ornaments worth 300 grams valued at about Rs 900,000, just days after the release of his latest flick “Adhinayakudu”, which has grossed good collections at box office, giving respite to an agitated actor running into old age. Known as Balayya, the actor’s Banjara Hills residence was robbed by an ...

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BMW’s iconic MINI rolled out in Delhi

MINI India has launched its iconic MINI Hatch, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman in Delhi. The BMW Group introduced MINI as a premium brand in India in January 2012 as CBU (completely built-up) units. The car will be sold via the dealer Bird Automotive, which will provide after sales support to MINI customers from its workshop located at MG Road, ...

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CBSE Class 10 results announced

The Central Board of Secondary Education announced the results of class 10 on Monday evening around 9 pm and the results are available on its website at http://cbseresults.nic.in/ for Chennai region initially. The other region’s results will be put out on CBSE website in the next six days, sources said. To check your results, please click on the URL link above and provide ...

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CBSE Class 10 results are announced

The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced the results of X class on Monday evening and the results are available on its website at http://cbseresults.nic.in/ To check your results, please click on the URL link above and provide your roll number and date of birth to get the results. More than 1.5 million students have taken CBSE Class 10th and 12th ...

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Chilli Pepper can burn fat cells too: study

Capsaicin that makes the chili pepper cause burning sensation in our stomach could play a vital role in treating obesity in the future, according to research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation-which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the ...

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Brown or White? Which fat cells help treat obesity?

Brown fat cells which help in energy generation seem to be the clue to eradicate white fat cells which store fat but turn foe in increasing the incidence of fat in our bodies. White fat cells also increase risk for diabetes and heart disease since it is linked to visceral fat, which is the build-up of fat around the organs ...

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End Haj subsidy, educate Muslims instead: SC tells Govt

The country’s apex court has directed the government to phase out subsidy paid to Muslims to make a Haj visit in a decade and use the amount for social and educational development of the community. Currently, the government foots Rs. 38,000 per person and last year the amount was at Rs 685 crore for about 1.25 lakh pilgrims. A Supreme ...

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Back to Basics: Why S&P downgraded India?

To be precise, double-talk, greed, corruption and an unmanageable economy have landed India on par with a country like Tunisia, which had undergone political upheaval recently and landed itself in Negative sovereign rating. Double talk by the government, assuring the likes of G-7 or G-20 that its subsidies are being offset by a hike in oil price but indeed hiking ...

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Aakash 2 tablet (Ubislate 7) released, costs Rs 2,999

Aakash 2 or $60 tablet has been released by Datawind which had staked claim for the lowest $35 tablet last year, with the government subsidy. The company says the new tablet has already received 3 million pre-orders which will be delivered first. The new tablet branded as Ubislate7 for commercial market on Thursday is an Android 2.3 touch screen tablet ...

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Sachin to become Rajya Sabha’s nominated member

The Congress-led government has recommended Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha’s nominated member, which comes as a belated birthday gift to the legend batsman from Maharashtra. Sachin achieved a historic score of 100 international centuries in March. His name was recommended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday under Article 80 of the Constitution, which provides for nomination of eminent ...

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Galaxy S III teaser video released

Samsung is more vivid than Apple in raising the expectations of the users ahead of its official launch of Galaxy S III next month. With 10 days to go, it has released a teaser on its Twitter page Samsung Mobile about the upcoming smartphone in its Galaxy series. The colourful but non-descript trailer poses the question: “If technology is to ...

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Pakistan Plane Crash 2012: Chequered past of Karachi-based Bhoja Air

Pakistan’s Bhoja Air, whose ill-fated 27-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft that crashed near Rawalpindi, 10 km away from Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday, with 127 on board, had a chequered past. Bhoja Air came under debt crisis and ceased its operations in 2000 but re-launched in 2011. In fact, the ill-fated flight was on its maiden flight from Karachi ...

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