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Jodhpur Court sessions Judge Transferred hours before Salman Khan bail plea hearing today

Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi’s was transferred to Sirohi, just hours after he reserved the bail plea to Saturday, indicating possible delay in the case. After Joshi’s order for more documents, such as files of previous cases heard by Rural and High Courts, the High Court website on Friday night transferred him and listed Sirohi District ...

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After Sushma Swaraj, Jaitley now goes under knife for kidney transplant

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health has become a cause of national concern as the second-in-command in Modi’s government is all set to undergo a kidney transplant surgery at the AIIMS on Saturday, April 7. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has apologized for its mistaken dialysis on a patient last week, said it has formed a special ...

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Team Indus gears up for second chance at Lunar XPRIZE

TeamIndus rover

India’s first private sector space agency Team Indus is gearing up for the XPRIZE lunar launch giving final touches to its stalled latest mini rover meant for lunar landing. Since Team Indus failed to raise funds for ISRO-backed PSLV launch, it could not meet the deadline set by Google as of March 31, 2018. Eventually, Google withdrew the prize money ...

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JNU on top as University in HRD 2018 NIRF ranking

Despite unrest on the campus, Jawaharlal Nehru University still remains the top university in India alongwith the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru that was adjudged the overall best institution in the country. The 2018 ranking of top institutions by the HRD Ministry ranked the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) as the best engineering college and the Indian ...

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Ram Charan’s magic works, ‘Rangasthalam’ crosses Rs.100 crore

Rangasthalam poster

But for Ram Charan’s omnipresence in the film, the overtly dragged Telugu film ‘Rangasthalam’, directed by Sukumar based on a real story in a village in Rayalaseema, finally entered the Rs.100-crore club bringing cheers to the mega family of Chiranjeevi and the fans. Despite unexplained beard he was sporting, Ram Charan’s role as a deaf pump repairing man in the ...

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IOA clears Saina’s father’s CWG accreditation finally

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal has set aside the protocol to play for the country and threatened to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games, starting in Gold Coast on Wednesday, when her father’s name was deleted from the Indian team’s official list. However, her threat has worked and her father’s name was cleared by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday ...

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CBSE to hold re-exam on April 25 for Class 12 Economics, Class X Undecided

  Battered CBSE has announced a re-test for Class 12 Economics paper on April 25 throughout the country. It has further clarified that the Class 10 Maths paper re-test will be held, if required, in July, that too in Delhi, Haryana and NCR region and not all over the country, giving relief to many Class 10 students elsewhere in the ...

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Doctors make patients familiarize with Apple’s Health Records feature

Apple health records

When Dr. Robert Harrington, cardiologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford, sees patients, they frequently pass him stacks of printed medical records and spreadsheets, hand-drawn charts or their smartphone with notes and photos. Occasionally, they’ll enter his office with grocery bags full of medications to walk him through the details of their care. “People hand you all ...

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US visa screening to check your Facebook, Twitter, other social media history now

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Reminiscent of the erstwhile Cold War polemics, the US State Department will publish its new rules requiring new visitors and immigrants to the country to furnish the details of their social media history, from Facebook to Twitter, among others which may reveal their social practises, ideological inclination and mindset. During the Cold War, leftist ideology was abhorred and in-depth scrutiny of educated ...

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EC Constitutes Panel to Probe Leak of Karnataka Poll Dates

Karnataka Elections

The Election Commission of India has taken serious note of the leak of Karnataka elections date by a BJP functionary before its official announcement. In a statement, the EC said, “It was brought to the notice of the Commission that minutes before the official announcement of the Election Schedule, Mr Amit Malviya (BJP party IT head) in a Tweet had ...

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Karnataka Assembly Elections from May 12, Full Text of Schedule, Code of Conduct

Karnataka Elections

The Election Commission has declared the agenda for Karnataka state assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 12 but the BJP party IT head had tweeted the info before the official announcement, embarrassing the Election Commission. The term of the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka will expire on 28 may 2018 and the EC is required to hold elections before ...

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Elon Musk joins trend, deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

As Delete facebook is gaining momentum, SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk has removed the verified official pages of his top companies on Friday, minutes after a comment on Twitter in support of the #DeleteFacebook movement. Soon after deletion, Elon Musk quipped, “What’s Facebook?”. Earlier, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged his followers to delete Facebook by tweeting it’s time to ...

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Rumours of Martial Law abound in Pakistan as Musharraf’s return expected

Refuting rumours about a possible judicial coup or martial law in Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi on Saturday said the country is actually heading to elections in July to elect the next government. The remarks came when Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) Secretary General Iqbal Dar told media on Friday that their alliance leader and former Pakistan President Pervez ...

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Water from thin air possible, Indian-origin scientist behind MIT’s new device

Sameer Rao/Wang/MIT

Getting water from air may sound magic to many but scientists from MIT, including an Indian-origin postdoc fellow, have succeeded to get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air. Since some moisture is always present even in the most arid places on Earth, a practical way to extract that moisture remained the major challenge for many decades ...

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CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam 2018 tomorrow: Students gear up for a tough paper

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) will be conducting the Class 12 Mathematics exam on Wednesday, March 21, where all science students have to gear up for maximum number of marks as it is possible to score even 100 percent in the paper. Since physics paper was tough, many students are gearing up for a tough mathematics paper too. ...

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Delhi Police detain JNU Life Sciences Professor on Sexual Harassment Charges

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Atul Johri, a professor at JNU’s renowned School of Life Sciences was detained by Delhi Police after receiving complaints from female students accusing him of sexual harassment. On Friday, a group of women researchers from his lab, backed by the JNU Students Union, filed an FIR in Vasant Vihar police station stating that the professor used to call them to ...

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After tariffs on imports, Trump Admn eyes call centres in India, Philippines, Mexico

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With China as main target, the Trump Administration sought to extract $60 billion in new tariffs. Next, turning its attention on call centres in  India, Mexico and the Philippines, a US bill introduced in Senate this week seeks to stifle offshore centres. The bill, introduced by Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown, wants to create a public list of companies which outsource ...

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Chandrayaan-II update: Orbiter completes thermo-vacuum test

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. It envisages complex tasks like soft-landing, Rover separation and movement on the lunar surface, in addition to operations of Orbiter, informed Minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Several new technology elements ...

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visits Dargah Ajmer Sharif to offer ‘Chadar’ on behalf of  PM

chisti chaddar

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday offered ‘Chadar’ on behalf of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi at dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan. In his message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed greetings and best wishes to followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in India and abroad on the occasion of 806th annual ...

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100 monuments to be upgraded under ‘Adarsh Smarak’

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Archaeological Survey of India has undertaken the task of providing basic amenities hitherto unknown to it such as providing drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, among others to tourists visiting centrally protected temples and monuments. For now, several archaeological sites have been identified for these basic public facilities, including all ...

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Chiranjeevi makes pre-release of ‘Rangasthalam’ eventful in Vizag

Rangasthalam poster

Megastar Chiranjeevi who was chief guest at his son Ram Charan’s film ‘Rangasthalam’s pre-release function made it eventful making his desire to lead a retired life in Vizag, which was dearer to him and brought him fame throughout his film career. The event was held at the landmark venue RK Beach on Sunday, March 18. As the count down to the ...

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Google makes its AI-driven tool open-sourced, takes on Apple, Samsung with Portrait mode in Pixel phones

Google has made its Artificial Intelligence tool open-sourced technology and it can make portraits on its smartphone Pixel 2 possible. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL without a dual-rear camera can be used with a Portrait mode on the front and rear camera, driven by AI software known as “semantic image segmentation model” or “DeepLab-v3+” and implemented in TensorFlow. ...

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Australia Coral Reef Experiment Shows Acidification from CO2 stems growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, said new research on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences’ Rebecca Albright. Their work, published in Nature, represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by ...

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NASA finds towering storms in Tropical Cyclone Linda

Towering thunderstorms were found southeast of Tropical Cyclone Linda’s center when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm. Tropical cyclone Linda formed in the Coral Sea west of Vanuatu on March 12, 2018. Linda’s winds have increased slightly while the tropical cyclone moved toward the south-southwest.Tropical cyclone Linda had winds of about ...

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Japan scientist finds 1 out of 15 exoplanets habitable

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Japanese astronomer team led by Teruyuki Hirano of Tokyo Institute of Technology has validated 15 exoplanets orbiting red dwarf systems and found one of them highly akin to Earth and habitable. It could be of particular interest as researchers describe it as a ‘super-Earth’, which could harbour liquid water, and potential alien life. One of them, K2-155 located around 200 light years ...

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Childhood trauma behind schizophrenia, hallucinations among elders, reveals study

Researchers have shown that childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse are associated with severe hallucinations in schizophrenia. The joint study by several research institutes found that hallucinations in schizophrenia were linked with childhood trauma, said Sarah Bendall, the lead author. The study has analyzed 29 studies on childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms and found that childhood sexual abuse is often ...

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Living in high altitudes? Beware of depression, suicide risks

Hilly areas like Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand or high-altitude cities such as Bangalore, Dehradun or Shimla may be picturesque and increase health and happiness but researchers have found recently that people living in the high-altitude areas are prone to depression and increased rates of suicide, due to decline in oxygen levels in their blood. Known as Chronic hypobaric hypoxia, the ...

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March 14 is Pi Day, here’s what’s JPL planning to do in sky

March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the beloved number known as pi. JPL is celebrating Pi Day with the fifth annual “Pi in the Sky” illustrated math challenge, featuring pi-related space problems that you can do at home. Pi is often abbreviated as 3.14 (which is why Pi Day is celebrated on March 14), but there are actually an ...

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Diamond impurities indicate water flows deep in Earth’s mantle too

A scientist from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s mantle. Impurities in diamond have no value in the jewelry business but for UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner and his colleagues, diamonds pushed up from the Earth’s interior had traces of ...

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Sridevi never had history of heart problems, says Sanjay Kapoor

Sridevi’s sudden heart attack has shocked not only her family but the entire Bollywood as she had no history of any heart ailment. According to family sources, the actress, staying in Jumeirah Emirates Tower hotel in Dubai, fell unconscious in the hotel washroom on Saturday night at 11 pm after suffering a heart attack. Her family members soon rushed her ...

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