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Bengaluru Namma Metro staff postpone strike by one month

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro has not even finished one year of its full-stream functioning but facing teething problems with the staff, most of them are recruited on temporary basis, demanding a better deal and threatening to go on strike from Thursday. They have agreed to defer their strike by a month as BMRCL has offered talks. Currently, the state-run Bengaluru Metro ...

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‘Shiddat’ not to be shelved, Madhuri Dixit to replace Sridevi, confirms daughter Janhvi

Karan Johar, who is introducing Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor in ‘Dhadak’ is not relenting on his next iconic film ‘Shiddat’ as many people have speculated that the iconic film will be shelved following the sudden demise of the star. Initially planned to feature Sridevi in lead role, Karan wanted it to be a never-seen-before Sridevi film and was getting ready ...

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World’s largest cities deplete water in rural surroundings too: Study

Urbanization has depleted the rural countryside of its people earlier and now evaporating its water, said a study. Many cities rely on renewable freshwater regularly refilled by precipitation, instead of depending on groundwater or desalinated water, it said. The study led by Colorado State University researchers found that 19 of the 29 largest cities world over depend on water resources ...

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Stephen Hawking Dead, Last Advice to Humanity to Escape Earth Remains

Famous physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who was confined to a wheel-chair since late 1970s, died on Wednesday, March 14, when the world was celebrating the ‘Pi in the sky’ and the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein. His last prediction was that aliens would invade the earth and it is better for the humanity to escape and colonize either Mars ...

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Facebook opens Design4India Studio in Bengaluru

Facebook on Monday launched "Design4India Studio" in Bengaluru to provide support and mentorship to the design industry. The studio was launched to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has also joined hands with Facebook in the venture. "Our first of many ‘Open for all’ ...

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World’s smallest PC ‘LIVA Q’ now available in India for Rs.15K

Taiwan-based electronics major Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has brought its world’s smallest computer to India on Tuesday. The Windows-based mini-PC called "LIVA Q" will be available in India for Rs.15,500, with dual network options. The pocket-sized device has the latest Intel Apollo Lake SOC processors along with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage and HDMI 2.0, running on Windows 10 ...

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Andhra CM ponders Hyperloop for future transportation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu never flips any project if it has tech advantage and in his bid to make the upcoming capital Amaravati unique and robust, he is pondering the possibility of Hyperloop transportation. The blue print work is on to build India’s first Hyperloop transportation facility to connect Vijayawada with Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, covering 40-km ...

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Sridevi’s body to be brought to Mumbai tomorrow, delay in autopsy report blamed

Sridevi’s body will not be brought back tonight as expected owing to the delay in forensic report, which usually takes 48 hours but in this case, the Indian consulate is pushing for a speedy release of the body and the Dubai authorities are working overtime to finish the formalities. In usual practice, the dead body should be certified for immigration ...

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Trump Admn cracks whip on H1B Visa, Indian techies to pack up sooner than before

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

Unlike the expectations, the Trump administration has finally cracked the whip on H1B work visa rules making it difficult for the ‘friendly-nation’ India’s passport holders, especially IT employees, who may find it just impossible to turn them into Green Cards now. The changes announced in a memo issued by the US Citizenship & Immigration Services on Friday, February 22 makes ...

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Amateur astronomer greeted by exploding supernova

As luck would have it, a supernova greeted an amateur astronomer who has just focused his camera and soon an international team of researchers were alerted to validate theoretical predictions about the initial evolution of such stellar explosions. Current theory suggests an explosive shockwave travels through the star’s interior before reaching the surface and producing a sharp peak of electromagnetic ...

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‘Chameleon’ ocean bacteria can shift their colors

Cyanobacteria – which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of Warwick. The researchers have shown that Synechococcus cyanobacteria – which use light to capture carbon dioxide from the air and produce energy for ...

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IFMR Capital rebrands to become Northern Arc Capital

IFMR Capital, one of India’s leading debt capital platforms, has unveiled a new brand identity and will henceforth be known as Northern Arc Capital. Inspired by an ancient trade route that provided the first contact between the worlds of those with access to those without, Northern Arc Capital will continue to be the critical link between providers and users of ...

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Abu Dhabi buildings lit in Tricolour to welcome Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted in UAE capital Abu Dhabi with some buildings lit in the Indian tricolour as the city was decked up for the occasion and the busy day marked signing five agreements by the two countries. Modi held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the major outcome of the event ...

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National Deworming Initiative Laqunched

Union health minister J P Nadda has launched the National Deworming Day at a function at Gurugram, on Saturday, which is one of the largest public health initiatives in the world in scale and reach. The minister said, “Government is committed to ensuring high quality healthcare, accessible to every child and upto the last mile. One of the interventions, the ...

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Rahul Gandhi calls on President

A day after the Republic Day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. It was not clear why Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan a day after the President hosted “At Home” reception on the Rashtrapati Bhavan lawns on the 69th Republic Day on Friday. Rahul ...

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Central University Employees meet minister

A delegation of Central University Non-Teaching employees met Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 and demanded resumption of “festival allowance” which, according to them, they were receiving earlier but had got discontinued . The delegation led by Surjit Manhas, President od Delhi University and College Karamchari ...

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India signs MoUs/Agreements signed on Cambodia PM Hun Sen visit

The Vice President of India, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is committed to provide all support to the agricultural sector in Cambodia, which has a great potential. He was interacting with the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen, in New Delhi on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Senior officials from Cambodia and India were present on the ...

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi calls On President Kovind

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, called on President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, January 27, 2018.She was one of the 10 ASEAN leaders who graced the Republic Day parade on Friday as Chief Guest. The President thanked Suu Kyi for her presence at the Republic Day and the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. The President ...

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COMEDK 2018 Applications Last Date is April 19, Test on May 13

For the current academic year 2018-19, COMEDK will hold an online examination all over India on Sunday, the 13th May 2018, across 300 centres for the Engineering programs and about 20,000 seats are being offered by around 190 colleges in the state of Karnataka. The test will be followed by offline counseling. Following the National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test (NEET) ...

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63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018: Winners and Films

The 2018 Filmfare Award ceremony clearly lacked a powerful film like Bahubali but many fresh faces have made it to the top, besides some known actors like Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan. What’s missing was “Baahubali” euphoria that marked last year’s awards ceremony. Irrfan Khan has won the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for “Hindi Medium” while ...

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Himalayas shivering as mercury falls below zero

The ongoing severe cold wave is hitting the Himalayan region unseen before with many of Indian and Nepal towns gripping under shivers on Sunday. In Nepal, extreme cold weather is sweeiping the region due to disturbance in weather though the minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded at 6.3 Degree Celsius on Sunday. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the extremely cold ...

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Lalu gets jail term, Rs.5 lakh fine

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RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad has been sent to three and a half years jail and fined Rs.5 lakh in a fodder scam case that has kept his political career chequered in the last one decade. Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh on Saturday announced the sentence following a procrastinated hearing in the case. Lalu was convicted on ...

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Vivo V5 Lite to be launched in March 2018; Expected specs, price

The upcoming Vivo V5 Lite is expected to be launched in March 2018. It features an HD resolution IPS LCD that measures 5.5-inch(13.97 cm) screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, indicating a sharper display. It also sports a fingerprint sensor for the security of the device.The Vivo V5 Lite comes in multiple colour options like Rose Gold and Champange ...

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Nokia E1 Comes with 5.5″ display

     The Nokia E1 is an upcoming Smartphone rumored to come with a 5.5-inch touch screen display with a 1080 resolution.The pixel density is 401 PPI.The Nokia E1 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat,powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro chipset that bears 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz octa-core processor.An Adreno 306 GPU graphics engine. The Finnish Smartphone ...

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Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery on seal

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. “The ability ...

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Proteasome inhibitor leads to higher than expected rates of heart attacks: Study

The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular problems in a higher than expected percentage of patients. An analysis of past studies shows 18 percent of multiple myeloma patients receiving ...

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NOAA Satellite keeps an eye on US holiday travel weather

A satellite view of the U.S. on Dec. 22 revealed holiday travelers on both coasts are running into wet weather. A visible image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite showed systems affecting the Pacific Northwest, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and the areas from the southeastern U.S. to the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides infrared and visible data of the eastern half ...

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2017 top science news release breaks record

The most popular news release on EurekAlert! in 2017 is also the most-visited in the science-news service’s 21-year history. Attracting 898,848 views since April, the University of Central Florida release — describing an artificial photosynthesis process that cleans air while producing energy, complete with video — outperformed a 2012 announcement of trending releases from that year, which has clocked 886,820 visits in five years. Sunshine ...

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NASA captures image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak moving over Philippines

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines. Infrared data revealed very cold cloud top temperatures with the potential for heavy rainfall. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak on Dec. 14 at 12:11 ...

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Tupac Shakur murder weapon found then lost: TV documentary

The mysterious death of rapper Tupac Shakur surfaced again over the murder weapon that was purportedly found by police officials 19 years ago but never handed over to officers investigating his murder. The weapon, a .40 calibre Glock was discovered in 1998 in the backyard of a Crips gang member, in Compton, Los Angeles, but was not transferred to Las ...

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