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IPL 2018: KKR to take on RCB in Kolkata Sunday

IPL 2018 trophy winner

A new-look Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) without Gautam Gambhir will take on a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Virat Kohli at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday in the inaugural match of 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dinesh Karthik has replaced Gambhir, who led KKR for four years and won the IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. ...

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Severe Weather Warning issued for next 5 Days 

India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for the five days beginning April 7, 2018 to April 11, 2018. The northeastern belt over the Gangetic plain and Bihar, Assam  & Meghalaya  and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, said the Met agency in its latest bulletin. Southern states are likely to witness ...

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New Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2018-19 issued

The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) has issued new Income Tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2018-19, making it one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj), that may benefit around 3 crore taxpayers. However, criticism mounted on personal questions it seeks from the taxpers. This new ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) can be filed by an individual who is resident other ...

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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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Salman Khan Spends 1 Night as Khaidi No. 106, Prepares for 1 More

Bollywood actor Salman Khan need to spend another night in Jodhpur jail as as Qaidi No. 106 as the Jodhpur sessions court will pass its order on his bail plea tomorrow morning. The actor had been jailed here three times in the past in 1998, 2006 and 2007, and had spent 18 days in total. Salman Khan and his friends ...

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California jolted by 5.3M Earthquake, Damage assessment under way

After almost four years, a major earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Los Angeles and the areas in Southern California coast on Thursday at 12:29 p.m. and the US Geological Survey reported its epicentre at about 41 miles southwest of Ventura and 85 miles west of LA with 10 miles depth. "The offshore faults that produced today’s M5.3 ...

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Whales sing louder for months, beneath the ocean for love: Study

Spring is the time of the year when birds sing but when you go far to the Northern Hemisphere, beneath the ice, another lesser-known concert is just coming to an end and it was by bowhead whales. A University of Washington study has recorded sounds from bowhead whales, to discover that these marine mammals have a surprisingly diverse, constantly shifting ...

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Salman Khan convicted in 1998 Chinkara poaching case, faces 6 yrs in jail

Salman Khan, who was freed in Mumbai drunken drive case, was convicted in another case of blackbuck poaching in Jodhpur, on Thursday, April 5. Two local Bishnoi people regard the animal as their deity and the man who chased poachers on motorcycle, identified and fought the case relentless for 20 years since 1998 against Bollywood celebrities. Under section 9/51 of ...

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Deleting Facebook cuts stress levels but depression stalks, says study

Facebook, which had admitted to sharing 50 million users’ data with political research tool Cambridge Analytica in 2015, is facing another challenge from the health experts, that too from the universities. Researchers from the University of Queensland have taken a look at cutting out on Facebook for five days and measuring the level of stress harmone cortisol, which has actually ...

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Nirmala Sitharaman focuses on after-sales hiccups with Russia counterpart

India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharam, who is on three-day visit to Russia to attend VII Moscow Conference on International Security from April 0 to 5, 2018, met Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov in Moscow on Tuesday. The two leaders reviewed ongoing military technical cooperation projects between the two countries, including measures to promote ...

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ISRO’s GSAT-6A failure? Army, other stakeholders have to wait longer now

As Indian space agency ISRO is running out of any hope to get in touch with the GSAT-6A communication satellite, the Indian army, which was among the possible beneficiaries, will have to wait for some more time now. The communication satellite GSAT-6A was successfully launched on March 29, but it went dead during its third orbit-raising manoeuvre to place it ...

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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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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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No CBSE re-exam for Class 10 Maths, says Govt

The question paper was leaked for Class 10 but never did it cause such a furore as is this time. The government has finally announced on Tuesday that the re-exam will not be conducted for Class 10 maths paper despite an alleged leak of the question paper. However, for Class 12 Economics paper, the re-test will be held on April ...

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Is the Milky Way getting bigger? Spanish team proves it

The galaxy we inhabit, the Milky Way, may be getting even bigger, as researchers found some star-forming regions at the outer edge of the disc, which may indicate the models of galaxy formation with new stars may slowly increase the size of it. One problem in establishing the shape of the Milky Way is becuase we live inside it, so ...

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Japan astronomers detect farthest, distant star, ever seen in the universe

Detecting individual stars in the universe filled with distant stars over 9 billion light years from Earth is just impossible but a team of scientists from Japan have just discovered one such lonely star too far from earth to estimate even. It’s about 9 billion light years from Earth. Searching for stars deep in the space requires constant observations using ...

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Smartphone app performs better to detect cardiac arrest

A smartphone application using the camera function was able to detect flawed blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, during a randomized trial, said some recent findings. The results highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions instantly, said researchers. "Because of the widespread availability of smartphones, they are being used increasingly as ...

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Union Minister pitches for GST on petrol prices again

Owing to global price surge, the petrol price in cities has touched a near-five year high of Rs 73.83 to Rs.81.69 a litre, effective April 1, which has brought demands for inclusion of petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST (Goods and Services Tax). The price of the Indian basket of crude oil has crossed $70-mark per a barrel. ...

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