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India Business Confidence on Decline in Last 3 Months

Indian business sentiment fell for the first time in three months in March 2016 as companies faced lower demand amid rising input prices on the back of the weak rupee, though political atmosphere remained stable after the release of JNU student leaders. The MNI India Business Sentiment Indicator, a gauge of current sentiment among BSE-listed companies, fell to 62.7 in ...

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Ananda Gajapati Raju of Vizianagaram Ruling Clan Dies

Ananda Gajapati Raju, 65, former MP and twice state minister of Andhra Pradesh, died on Saturday after prolonged illness. His brother and Union Aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju rushed from Delhi to Vizag after learning the news. He was rushed to the hospital from his residence in Vizag at 7.45 a.m. with respiratory problem and all efforts to revive him ...

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Now Googlemap Shows JNU When You Search for ‘Sedition’, ‘Antinational’

Goole, which has some top brains in its Headquarters from JNU should be ashamed that its search engine etiquette surpasses basic tenets of slander and defame against an institution like Jawaharlal Nehru University for pointing at it for its Google Map search for sedition and antinational key words. As shown in the image here, when you type the two words, ...

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Ancient Extinct Human Species DNA Still Present in Melanesian Residents: Study

Scientists were surprised to find fragments of DNA of extinct human species in 35 people living in islands off New Guinea in Melanesian tribes. The DNA was traceable to two early human species: Denisovans, whose remains were found in Siberia, and Neandertals, first discovered in Germany. D. Andrew Merriwether, a molecular anthropologist at Binghamton University, collected the modern-day blood samples ...

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Weight Loss, Diabetes Interlinked, Says New Study

Since diabetes can only be controlled by an individual either by medicines, diet contrl or regular exercise, experts have come out with the finding that diabetes can be reversed if people who reversed it keep their weight considerably low. A study by Roy Taylor at the Newcastle University showed that those with Type 2 diabetes who were able to loose ...

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OROP Arrears Paid in Record Time: Govt

The Government said it has kept its promise with regard to the decision taken on 05 September 2015 to implement the demand of Ex-Servicemen for One Rank One Pension (OROP) and ensured that payments have been made in record time by issuing orders through a notification on 07 November 2015 by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry ...

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World Water Day 2016: Will Jobs Ever be Created?

As World Water Day is observed on March 22 since 1993 with the theme designated by the UN — "Better water, better jobs", several organisations such as UN-WATER and UN-HABITAT are organising the day officially on behest of the UN. While the UN says that a billion people around the world still do not have access to safe drinking water, ...

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Agasthyamala Reserve Joins UN List of 20 World Biospheres 2016

Agasthyamala Reserve Joins UN Top 20 World Biospheres’ List The Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in Tamil Nadu and Kerala has made it to top 20 new sites added by the UN to its list of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The International Co-ordinating Council, which met in Lima, Peru on Saturday said with the addition of 20 more reserves, the ...

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Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified

Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified A gene called GT198, known for its ability to repair DNA, is actually causing breast cancer, found scientists hoping that it may help in diagnosing breast cancer early, said Dr. Lan Ko, cancer biologist in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and at the Georgia Cancer Center at AU. ...

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Why Humans Still Live in Slow Motion World?

Small birds, which measure just one percent of Humans in mass, have vision that is incredibly twice the speed of human vision, found a team of Swedish scientists. It is known that perching birds (small passerines) do not only have good visual eyesight but they also see things at lightning speed. Compared to them, humans are still in slow-motion world, ...

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Nostradamus Predictions: From Hitler to Modi?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi never claimed himself but his ministers and the BJP coterie around him are bringing him more ridicule than applomb. While cracking on JNU campus in hurry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh branded all JNU students as "anti-national" only to eat his own words on the floor of the house and they saw what they created instead ...

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JNU Never-Ending Row: Umar, Anirban Get Bail but JNU’s Baiting Notice Awaits Them

The other two JNU students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — who were charged for sedition by Delhi Police amid national acrimony against the highhanded charges over students, were granted bail today but back home at JNU an equally acrimonious situation awaits them. The over-enthusiastic administration that is eager to serve the wishes of the ministry for funds and ...

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Handling volatile capital flows–the Indian experience

BY POONAM GUPTAADD COMMENT Capital flows to emerging economies are considered to be volatile. Influenced as much by global liquidity and risk aversion as by economic conditions in receiving countries, capital flows move in a synchronous fashion across emerging economies. There are periods of rapid capital inflows, fueling credit booms and asset price inflation; followed by reversals when exchange rates ...

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Drinking Beer as Medicine Not Our Suggestion: Kristopher Waynant (Exclusive)

Despite its post-drink acidic effect on stomach, beer has always been under radar for many scientists and the latest finding is that it could be used in treating cancer as it contains hops, which taste bitter but give beer its unique taste. Hops contain acid compunds known as humulones and lupulones (alpha and beta acids, respectively), which are found in ...

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Even Knife to My Throat Won’t Force Me Say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai: Owaisi

The religious divide in India is getting worse with the Hindu nationalists, especially the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideology wing of Hindu Sanghis calling for imparting education to all Indians to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from childhood to invoke nationalism getting an equally reverse rhetoric by AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. Speaking to Muslim groups in Udgir tehsil, Latur ...

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India to Ban 300 combination Drugs Including Some Cough Syrups of Abbott, Pfizer

India has banned 94 drugs and their use in combination already while more than 300 will be banned this week, said K.L. Sharma of the Union Health Ministry after a committee reviewed more than 6,000 combination drugs in the market being sold without approval. The list of combination drugs include popular the codeine-based cough syrups Phensedyl and Corex made by ...

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India’s Real Estate Bill Passed

The much awaited the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 10, 2016. The key points of the proposed bill which is going to benefit property buyers but impact consderably promoters, developers and real estate agents, are as follows: Ø      The Bill requires setting up a new regulator for the real ...

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IMF Conference: Modi Ponders India’s Future and Asia’s 21st Century

PM IMF speech

Addressing the IMF conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Asian people save more traditionally compared to other parts of the world and the future of world economy belongs to them as they have surplus to invest in rejuvenating the global economy, though IMF quotas do not reflect the global economic realities. Change in quotas is an issue ...

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