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Trump Names Indian-Origin Seema Verma as Healthcare Secretary

Seema Verma, an Indian origin American consultant in Pence’s Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, has been named by US President-elect Donald Trump’s as Secretary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience will transform “our health care system for the benefit of all Americans.” Under the Indiana ...

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Sedition Case Against Amnesty International: Rahul Gandhi Reiterates Opposition

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked Congress government in Karnataka not to overstep on sedition case filed against Amnesty International, coming to the rescue of the international outfit on the lines his earlier stand against the draconian clause slapped against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police in February this year. Rahul Gandhi’s political guide Digvijaya Singh said there was ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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Neutrino Project: Unrelenting Vaiko Tries to Rope in Kerala Against it

Unrelenting, MDMK general secretary Vaiko has met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking his support against the prestigious Rs.1,500 crore neutrino project in Tamil Nadu. In his meeting, Vaiko submitted a petition to Chandy to join the opposition against the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project as it would impact Kerala’s Idukki district too. Vaiko told Chandy that the Tamil Nadu ...

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Watch Today’s Celestial Wonder with Naked Eye as Jupiter Moves Closest to Earth

Today, Indians can watch the biggest planet Jupiter in its closest approach to the Earth and those in the east coast of India from Kolkata to Viskhapatnam will have a brighter sight of the celestial wonder. For sky-gazers, Jupiter (Bruhaspati/Guru in Hindi/Telugu) will appear larger than usual tonight, said the Planetary Society of India. It said the planet will be ...

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on Monday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama Jan 26, on the second day of his state visit to India, after the Republic Day parade where he will be the chief guest. Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will meet Obama at the ITC Maurya hotel, the sources said. The meeting is likely ...

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Neutrino Observatory Makes India Part of Hub for High-end Physics Research: Expert

By N.B. Nair Mumbai: High-energy physics in India is set for a Rs.1,500 crore ($235 million) boost in the shape of a laboratory for studying neutrinos – subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements in the atmosphere, a project that aims to make this country a global hub for high-end scientific experiments. The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project ...

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Why ‘PK’ angers Hindu groups, especially Baba Ramdev ?

It’s ironic but even a “provocative, yet gentle” film like “PK” has irked the Hindutva elements in Agra and Bhopal, while Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is spearheading the movement to get the film axed with his proximity to the new government. “PK”, which has already crossed the Rs.200 crore mark at the domestic box office is facing the ire of ...

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Hate Speech: Forgive Sadhvi Niranjan, Resume Work, Urges Modi

Amid controversy that still hogs limelight over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged parliament to resume the work and forgive the minister for her remarks. Modi said, “The Minister concerned apologised. She is a first time member and comes from a rural background. When a colleague in Parliament apologises, it is upon our learned ...

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Winter Session: Parliament Adjourns, Session Not “Fruitful” but a “Hungama”

The winter session parliament has adjourned on Tuesday for 40 minutes as the opposition brought in the issue of black money, asking the government to fulfill its promise of bringing it back from abroad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his hope of having a fruitful and result-oriented winter session on Monday whereas soon after the session began today, there ...

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Vijayawada Region to be new Andhra Pradesh Capital, Rayalaseema Up in Arms; Seeds of Another Division Sown Again?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced the region between Vijayawada and Guntur (Mangalagiri) to be the new capital of the Andhra Pradesh in the state Assembly defending his move as popular sentiment, with opposition YSR Congress members shouting and staging strong protests for not including Rayalaseema people’s wishes to set it up in their region. YSR Congress ...

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Chiranjeevi, all set to become minister in the Centre

Following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee, a cabinet reshuffle and expansion is on the cards and Telugu actor-turned-Congressman Chiranjeevi is all set to occupy a berth in the Union Cabinet, almost two years after his wait in the wings. Other names making rounds are of Manish Tewari, Meenakshi Natrajan, Jyoti Mirdha, Manicka Tagore, Deepa Das Munshi ...

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