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Will India Ever Become a Cashless Economy?

An unfortunate customer visited a MORE store that belongs to Aditya Birla group in December last year and made a purchase for Rs.107. When his debit card was swiped, the power went off in the store and the lady at sales insisted to re-swiping the card. The customer had already received a message on his mobile that the amount was ...

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Service Charge in Hotel Bill? No Need to Pay, Says Govt

The Department of Consumer Affairs has finally woken up to the consumer needs that it has asked the state governments to implement one of the most violated and not followed Act in the country – the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The Act clearly leaves the option of paying tip or service charge to the customer to pay or not. In ...

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Why PM Modi’s 3rd Independence Day Speech Radically Different? (Photos)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 70th Independence Day, Monday, is noticeably different from his earlier two speeches delivered from the podium in the past, indicating a huge and radical shift in Modi Think-Wave. While rhetoric was pervasive with references to Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar Criticises Bihar Education System, Seeks Change

When it comes education and students, Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, spares nobody whether they are allies of his parent party or the Congress that supported him during his arrest, as is evident in his speech on Sunday. Reacting to Bihar toppers’ scam, Kanhaiya Kumar said that the state is not serious about the the education system, ...

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What Government Said on Encryption Policy?

The government, though scrapped the encryption policy for WhatsApp, said it was required to ensure secure transactions in Cyber Space for individuals, businesses and Government. In a statement, it said, “A High Level Expert Committee’s recommendations on Encryption Policy were recently put up on its website by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) for public comments. DeitY has ...

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Apple Launches iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad and iPod; Download Here

Apple has launched its much awaited iOS 9 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models that can run iOS 8. Apple’s iOS 9 brings a lot of new features with promising battery life, powerful search and improved security. Users will require atleast 1.3GB of free space on their devices to install the latest update. It won’t take much of ...

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Apple Event 2015 Turns Out a Damp Squib Again

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The much-awaited and most-written about event of Apple on September 9, 2015 has turned out to be a damp squib for the second time in a row, with the launch of an already-leaked and revealed iPhone 6s with 3D Touch, an iPad Pro priced $750, a pencil and keyboard, Apple TV tuned to listen to your voice commands among others. ...

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India Leopard Census: Why Some States Left Out?

The first ever leopard census of India which revealed the estimated population of the wild species at 7,910, which may sum up to 12,000 to 14,000 all over the country after extrapolation of the numbers. The census area covered 350,000 sq km of forest habitat across the Shivalik hills and Gangetic plains, central India and the Western Ghats and 17,143 ...

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Scientists Come Out on 13 Oft-Repeated Cannabis Claims

An international scientific body has reviewed 13 claims made by proponents of cannbis as false and published its findings saying none of them are strongly supported by scientific evidence. Toronto-based he International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) has released two reports on Wednesday evaluating the strength of commonly heard cannabis claims, titled “State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation,” and another ...

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Game of Thrones Leads the Way with 24 Emmy Nominations

“Game of Thrones” is leading the Emmy nominations at the 67th annual Primetime awards with 24 nominations out of 126, most by any network this year. Apparently its status is untouched by the backlash over a female character’s rape scene. While HBO’s fantasy tale breaks its own previous records of 19 nominations. American Horror Story: Freak Show and Olive Kitteridge ...

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Shruti Seth writes open letter after Twitter rage on #SelfieWithDaughter remark

Actress Shruti Seth, who was trolled on Twitter and called everything right from ‘prostitute’ to a ‘b**ch’ has responded with an open letter to the criticism. Shruti, who tried to point out the other viewpoint on Prime Minister’s initiative #SelfiWithDaughter and was trolled for about 48 hours constantly on Twitter. The actress instead of posting a selfie with her daughter, ...

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Flipkart Pulls Out of Airtel Zero Amid Net Neutrality Controversy

Finally, Flipkart has realised that it cannot single out its existence in Indian Internet revolution distancing from the Net Neutrality that is avowedly championed across the world against the moves of the biggies to restrain little players. Coming under severe criticism and animosity on the social media for its partnership with Airtel Zero that violates Net Neutrality, India’s largest e-retailer ...

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New Hope to Diabetics, Flash Monitor Keeps Tab Every 15 Minutes But…

Despite frequent pricks and checking blood-sugar level in diabetes type 2 patients, current monitors can miss flash high sugar levels, leading to many emergencies in diabetes patients. A new Flash Glucose Monitoring system (FGMS) device priced as high as Rs.1,999 has been released in the market by Abbott India, but giving the keys ot deciphering the reading to a doctor, effectively ...

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Tiger Census Correct, says NTCA Refuting Oxford Researchers’ Flawed Methodology Roar

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) of India has refuted the claims of an Oxford University-led study that said the methodology used to count tiger population in India was flawed. Asserting that the tiger population census was accurate, the NTCA challenged the wildlife experts’ study that is based on 2005 and 2011 data, ignoring latest methodologies employed by the tiger ...

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Railway Budget Reactions at a Glance from Modi to Bansal

Former Congress government’s railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the budget presented by Suresh Prabhu was nothing new and repetition of previous budgets presented by him. “It’s repetitive…,” he said pointing out the IT provisions being talked about now that were actually introduced by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi a long time ago. “It would have been good had he ...

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Modi Rs.10 Lakh Customised Suit Goes up for Auction at Surat

PM Narendra Modi’s customised suit with his name repeatedly printed on it costing about Rs.10 lakhs and worn when US President Barack Obama visited India duing the Republic Day will be auctioned for raising money for an NGO, said officials. The auction will be held in surat on wednesday when Modi will be flagging off the aero India Show in ...

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Mohanlal to return money as his Lalisom music band hits wrong note

Following a huge public outcry, mostly through social media over the dismal debut performance of superstar Mohanlal’s new music band Lalisom, he Monday told the Kerala government that the money collected would be returned. In an email to State Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the actor said that following the wide criticism he will return the money that he took as ...

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WHO vows reform after Ebola ‘shocks’ in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. At an emergency session in Geneva, director-general Margaret Chan said Ebola had taught the world and the WHO how they must act in the future, BBC reported. She said the corner had been ...

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