Venkaiah Naidu Advises JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar to Shut up, Why?

Within few hours after the ‘Home Coming’ speech by JNUSU leader Kanhaiaya Kumar in the campus on his return, annoyed BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu advised him to just shut up and not do "politics". The problem is not with Mr Naidu as politics and studies were seen as two different things in the past ...

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Kate Middleton, Prince William to Visit India, Bhutan Next Month

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who are back in their official engagements, will visit India and Bhutan next month. Prince William was under criticism for not attending more than two official engagements since the beginning of the New Year. The royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William will arrive in India on Sunday 10th April, before travelling to ...

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Pentagon Gives Nod to Sell ‘Bunker Buster’ Smart Bombs to Turkey

The US Defence establishment in Pentagon has approved a deal to sell $700 million worth of smart bombs to Turkey inder the Foreign Military Sales for use against Kurd rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. “The deal came timely, as we are deeply engaged in asymmetrical warfare and need smart bombs,” a Turkish military official told ...

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MFIN to Host South Asia Conclave on Microfinance, Focusing on Cross Learning

Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) in collaboration with South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) will organize South Asia regional conference on microfinance and financial inclusion, with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing the inaugural session. The conclave, second edition in row, will be held on March 8th – 9th, 2016 at Hotel Taj Palace, Delhi and would see representation from six countries ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar gets 6 Months Bail by High Court, What Next?

After almost three weeks of ordeal that shook and shocked the country, JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was jailed for serious Sedition charges has been given reprieve, albeit for six months, by the Delhi High Court, which directed him to cooperate with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell probing the case. Kanhaiya Kumar was also asked to provide a ...

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ISS Reporter-Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth, Sets New Record Stay in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth today along with his Russian counterpart Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko aftr 340 days aboard the International Space Station that had elicited enormous interest in space watch from above and the way night lights ignite new visions of our planet. The astronauts returned by a Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft that landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 pm ...

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NASA to Fund Lockheed Martin to Build Quieter Supersonic Jet

Eversince shelving the noisy supersonic jet Concord, NASA has been eyeing the quieter supersonic passenger jet that can bring continents closer to hours of reach and now it has roped in Lockheed Martin giving it liberal funding to the tune of $20 million and 17 months to design the next generation aircraft. The preliminary design of a “low boom” flight ...

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15 Key Reform Measures in Indian Budget 2016-17

With its focus on agriculture and farmers’ welfare, mission to provide LPG connection to poor households, a new health protection scheme, increased outlay for infrastructure, Rs. 2.87 Lakh crore Grant in Aid to Gram Panchayats and Municipalities, setting up of 1500 Multi Skill Training Institutes and incentives for jobs creation, the Budget 2016 presented in Lok Sabha today by Union ...

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Do You Know What’s Sedition? Delhi High Court Questions Police on JNU Row

The Delhi High Court today questioned the Delhi Police whether they know the meaning of sedition and its applicability in a case of suspected “anti-national” sloganeering in JNU campus. The Delhi Police has come under fire for slapping serious charges of sedition on JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and putting him behind the bars along with couple of more JNU students ...

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DiCaprio Ends Ghori-Like 17 Invasions, Wins Oscar Finally

Leonardo DiCaprio, 42, rose to international fame with the film "Titanic" that won several awards from the academy (Oscar) and Golden Globe, BAFTA among others but he failed to cherish the Best Actor Award from the Academy miserably for six times since then. From 1997 to 2016, the ordeal of DiCaprio was that he was nominated five times for acting ...

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Best Supporting Actress Goes to Alicia in ‘Danish Girl’

  Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl”, surprising many viewers who thought that it would go to Kate Winslet as she had won the Golden Globe and Bafta awards for her role in “Steve Jobs”. Other nominees in the category were Jennifer Jason Leigh ...

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Medtronic’s Vitamin Pill-Sized Pacemaker to Hit Markets in June

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) that has developed the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker, will hit markets in June but the price is almost double the traditional pacemakers, at around Rs.2.5 lakh and taxes added extra. Measuring less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra TPS device provides advanced pacing technology while being cosmetically invisible ...

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Forget Mosquitos Developing Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Nets Still Effective: Study

Despite resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes to insecticides, researchers say insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria. These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of ...

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Sedition Case Slapped on Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yetchury, JNU Leaders in Cyberabad PS

Complementing the Sedition charges filed against JNU leaders in New Delhi, Cyberabad police station has embraced the notorious Sedition case against Congress and Left leaders and JNU student leaders in a row, bringing the erstwhile lawmakers what a mistake they have done not repealing the colonial period’s worst law that had sent scores of freedom fighters to prison recurrently and ...

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Carrots Cut Down Breast Cancer Risk by 60%, More Benefits

Eating carrots regularly will reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 60 percent, suggested a new study. Carrot has rich vitamins called carotenes, which are found in spinach and red peppers too, will help women reduce the risk of cancer, said researchers. Richard Berks, speaking on behalf of researchers at Breast Cancer Now, said though carrot was ingredient among ...

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