Youth May Not Support BJP as Kanhaiya Kumar Wrongly Labelled ‘Anti-National’: Shiv Sena Leader

In an unexpected remark from Shiv sena, BJP ally in Maharashtra, its president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said BJP may face youth anger as its government in the Centre “wrongly labelled JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar as “anti-national”. “Who gave birth to Kanhaiya Kumar in the first place? The government should think over this. He has been wrongly labelled ...

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UFO Disrupts NASA TV Livefeed from ISS, Enthusiasts Annoyed

The ongoing battle between NASA and UFO afficianado has reached its peak when NASA TV stopped its ISS livestreaming abruptly after an objective similar to UFO appeared on the screen. US Space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has cut off the live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) and the row over a possible explanation has caught ...

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Bahubali 2: Why Kattappa Back-Stabbed His Master Revealed

As “Bahubali, the Conclusion”, the sequel to “Bahubali, The Beginning” is underway, its director SS Rajamouli is keeping the script so close to his heart that not even an iota of the text is seen though the shooting has hit the floor. In fact, on April 1, he woke up to hear from someone that the truth behind Kattappa’s act ...

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Pune Police Ask Organisers of Kanhaiya Kumar’s Meet to be Fool-proof on Structure, Capacity

When JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar was invited by Progressive Students Youth Action Committee, their application for permission from the Pune Police came with pre-conditions such as structural safety and seating capacity as his Nagpur event was packed beyond its capacity. Pune police said the permission will be denied for April 24 event unless a fire and structural safety audit of ...

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Earth Day: 150 Nations to Sign Paris Pact as Google Doodle Celebrates, Key Facts, Celebrity Quotes, and More

As Google with its beautiful doodle reminded people around the world about the Earth Day on April 22, nearly 155 nations will sign the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. The agreement was approved by the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of the Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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NASA Gets Webby Nominations for Three Sites

NASA’s principal website received its eighth Webby Award nomination for government website, and the agency’s social media team has received its second nomination for NASA’s social media presence besides two other NASA websites — Spacecraft 3D, for education and reference, and “Experience Curiosity” for government and civil innovation. Both these were created at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California. The ...

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Silica Aerogel: Will Siachen Woes End for Our Soldiers Now?

Our soldiers guard our borders in the world’s highest peaks at Siachen braving the freezing cold weather and avalanches which submerge most of them fatally. With the incident of recent two avalanches still fresh in mind, scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram developed the world’s lightest synthetic material called ‘silica aerogel’, which is the lightest synthetic material ...

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Ujjivan IPO to Open on April 28

Bangalore-based microfinance lender Ujjivan Financial Services will hit capital markets next week from April 28 to May 2, 2016 to raise funds for its initial public offering (IPO). Ujjivan had received approval from capital markets regulator SEBI in February this year and the company is planning to issue equity shares worth Rs.358 crore and an offer for sale of up ...

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VCCircle’s Editor Quits

Shrija Agrawal, the unsung editor of VCCircle, has quit early this month almost 10 years after an unexpected career that took the company from a mere blog to the top-most newsportal that was finally bought over by owners of the Wall Street Journal. Shrija joined VCCircle as its first employee in 2007 when its publisher Sahad P.V. was contemplating India’s ...

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RBI Allows 4% Interest for NBFC-MFIs as Channelizing Agents of Govt Schemes

The regulator RBI has asked the Non-Banking Financial Company -Micro Finance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs) to charge only 4 per cent interest on loans extended for schemes sponsored by the government. It said, "one of the eligibility criteria for loans granted by NBFC-MFIs to be treated as “Qualifying Assets” is that the variance between the maximum and minimum interest rate charged should ...

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Inter Results Declared Today

The Board of Intermediate Education of Andhra Pradesh declared Intermediate 1st Year & second Year Results 2016 together for the first time on 19th April 2016. Candidates who had written the exam can get the results from the official website here: bieap.gov.in This time, in the first year, 72.09% girls passed and 64.02% of boys cleared the exam, and in ...

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Sequoia Capital Raided by ED for FDI Violations in Vasan Healthcare

Apart from Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate is also focusing on another Bangalore venture capitalist Sequoia Capital, whose office in Bangalore was radied on Monday for alleged foreign exchange violations relating to investment in Vasan Healthcare, which was a familiar face of advertisements on TVs. Sequoia said in a Twitter message:"Sequoia has adopted a policy of full compliance with that ...

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President Greets Jains on Mahavir Jayanthi

Mahavir Jayanti, the most important religious event for Jains, is being celebrated all over the country today with processions and preachings of Mahavir being re-enacted. The occasion marks the birth of Mahavira, 24th and the last Tirthankara (Teaching God). On the Gregorian (English) calendar, the holiday occurs either in March or April every year and this time it falls on ...

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PF Withdrawal for Education, Other Emergencies to be Allowed

Earlier, members of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) can withdraw money for life-cycle needs such as fund housing, major medical treatment for oneself and family members, education of children in medical, dental and engineering courses, and weddings. In February, the draconian new rules have imposed restrictions and barred withdrawals virtually in every sense. With the increasing pressure from the labour unions, ...

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Small Finance Banks Not Viable: SBI Chief

State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said neither small finance banks nor the payments banks have a viable business model to be competitive, while admitting that technology proves the right course to achieve economies of scale. "Neither the payments banks nor small finance banks seem to have as yet devised a business model that can be said as viable," ...

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