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12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips

A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday, even as industry called...

12-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir witnesses fresh snowfall

The fresh snowfall disrupted life in Kashmir Valley while traffic movement on majority of the link roads was temporarily suspended. The Srinagar-Jammu highway and Mughal road were also closed for vehicular movement on Tuesday.  MeT has also predicted...

12-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, profit booking snap equity indices 3-day gains

Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a lower note -- snapping a three-day gaining streak -- as rising crude oil prices, along with negative global cues and profit booking in rate-sensitive stocks, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.According...

12-Dec-2017

It's best to steer clear of Bitcoins lest the bubble bursts

It is impossible to make sense of the Bitcoin-mania that has been making waves of late.In just a span of one year, the crypto-currency has doubled four times. The price of one Bitcoin in early January was $1,000 (almost Rs 64,000). It rose to $2,000 by...

12-Dec-2017 New York

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea -- the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein...

12-Dec-2017 Washington

NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots

Jupiter's famous storm, the Great Red Spot, penetrates well below the clouds -- about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, suggest data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft."One of the most basic questions about Jupiter's Great Red Spot is: how deep are...

12-Dec-2017 Mumbai

DIGISOL takes Channel Partners to Thailand

DIGISOL Systems Ltd., (100% Subsidiary of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd.) a leading provider of Active & Passive Networking products, rewarded its partners with trip to Thailand. The trip was organized for all the partners to celebrate their achievements...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall."Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall," the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

NTPC Director questioned in bribery case : CBI

The CBI on Monday said it has questioned the Director (Finance) of country's largest energy conglomerate NTPC Ltd here in connection with an alleged Rs 5 lakh bribery case in which he demanded the money for his trip abroad.Kulamani Biswal was questioned...

11-Dec-2017 Patna

RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown

The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.The new sand mining policy had resulted...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Snow, rains break months-long dry spell in Kashmir; NH closed

People in Valley had a breather today on Monday after snowfall in higher reaches and rains in plains finally ended months-long dry spell in the region. Due to bad weather, Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic in the evening.The MeT Department...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.The India Meteorological Department...

11-Dec-2017 Agartala/New Delhi

Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate.The Tripura government school...

11-Dec-2017 Shimla

12 killed in Himachal road accidents

Twelve people were killed in Himachal Pradesh in two major road accidents on Monday, police said.Six people were killed when their vehicle was caught in a landslide in Shimla district, while another six were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Positive global cues, IT stocks lift equity indices

Key Indian equity indices extended their gains for the third consecutive session on Monday as positive global cues, alongwith healthy buying in auto, IT and healthcare stocks, lifted market sentiment.On a closing basis, the wider Nifty50 of the National...

11-Dec-2017 Patna

Forevermark Launches At Alankar Jewellers In Patna

Alankar Jewellers, a brand that hasset unmatched standards of quality and service have partnered with Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group of Companies, by launching the brand at their store in Patna.While Forevermark encompasses the promise...

11-Dec-2017 London

Anesthetics could affect plants too : Study

Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.Anesthetics were first used in the 19th century when it was discovered that inhaling ether gas...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Candidate should not contest from two seats : EC tells Supreme Court

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought the assistance of the Attorney General in the matter.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and...

11-Dec-2017 Washington

NASA's Kepler probe uses Google AI for latest discovery

NASA has said its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope made its latest discovery using machine learning from Google.The discovery will be announced at a media teleconference on December 14, NASA said.Besides NASA scientists, Christopher Shallue, Senior Software...

10-Dec-2017 Udhampur

6 killed in J&K road accident

Six persons have been killed and 12 injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.The accident took place late on Sunday evening in Sarori village when the driver of the bus carrying a marriage party lost control over the vehicle and...

10-Dec-2017 Sanaa

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi depot

At least 20 Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah, a Houthi security official told Xinhua."Nearly 20 fighters were killed and some others wounded in the targeted...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead

Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday.Ahmedabad police found the body near Dadhichi bridge on the Sabarati riverfront. Santok Singh, aged 75, was missing...

10-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Six elephants killed by speeding train in Assam

At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam's Sonitpur district early on Sunday, officials said.Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said that the incident happened at 135 km marker between Balipara and Dhalaibeel...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Two held at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 14 lakh

The CISF arrested two persons at the international airport here on Sunday on the charge of involvement in smuggling gold worth Rs 14 lakh, an official said.Shahnawaz had arrived from Abu Dhabi about an hour before his arrest at the Indira Gandhi International...

10-Dec-2017 Gurugram

Foreigners arrested for sex racket in Gurugram

Haryana Police on Sunday said they have arrested six women, including two foreigners, and a man for operating a sex racket from a spa here.After a tip, the police on Saturday night raided the Auwa Thai spa centre in the Central Plaza Mall on Golf Course Road...

10-Dec-2017 Laharwalpora (Jammu and Kashmir)

Making a difference: Teenager's passion sets an example in Kashmir

Bilal Ahmad Dar, 18, is ready to start his daily journey into the Wular Lake, said to be Asia's largest fresh-water lake, early in the morning on a bitterly cold December day.For the last four years, this teenaged breadwinner of the family has been collecting...

10-Dec-2017

My Padmavati : Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour

My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed...

10-Dec-2017

Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects?

December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna...

10-Dec-2017

Yoga for a healthy respiratory system

Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Macro-data, parliament session to steer equity indices

Upcoming macro-economic data points, coupled with the commencement of parliament's winter session and global cues, especially crude oil prices, are expected to determine the trajectory of the key equity indices in the coming week.According to market observers,...

10-Dec-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Cloud cover improve temperatures in J&K

Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Sunday due to a cloud cover prompting authorities to fully prepare for heavy rains and snowfall from Monday night, according to the weather office.The office has forecast rains and snowfall for three...

09-Dec-2017 Sanaa

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's markets left 6 dead

At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded when Saudi-led coalition warplanes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen on Saturday, residents and medics said.One of the targets, Khalakah market, is located in Nehm district, about 30...

09-Dec-2017 Agartala

Tripura government school teachers call off road, railway blockade

The two-day old railway and road blockade called by a section of 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, was withdrawn on Saturday.According to police, braving rains, around...

09-Dec-2017 London

Viagra not effective for foetal growth complications : Study

Anti-impotency Viagra drug used to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb is ineffective, finds a study.Foetal growth restriction, commonly called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), is a complicated pregnancy condition, in which a baby...

09-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rohingya crisis: Red Cross faced with 'real challenge'

The Red Cross is faced with a "real challenge" following the Rohingya refugee crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, a senior official of the international humanitarian organisation has said."The specificity of the situation is that only...

09-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress urges EC to look into EVM glitches in Gujarat

The Congress party on Saturday urged the Election Commission to look into the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as Gujarat began its first phase polling.Senior party leader from the state Ahmed Patel requested quick action. "There are reports...

09-Dec-2017

Three mosques : Muslim generosity would electrify Hindu masses

The 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition has rekindled debate: Why was it demolished, historical wrongs, Mandal Commission inviting a Mandir backlash, Hindu yearning for a Ram temple and so on. But the clinching evidence judges of the Supreme...

09-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Afforestation the key to clearing Delhi's smog

Deep forests surrounding the city complemented by emission control measures provide the complete answer to Delhi's air pollution.The city's levels of air pollution are once again as dangerous as they are unrelenting. Everyone is affected -- the rich and powerful...

09-Dec-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Minimum temperatures improve in J&K

Minimum temperatures improved in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday due to a cloud cover, but Leh remained frozen at minus 13 degrees Celsius, according to the weather office."Due to an approaching Western Disturbance, we are expecting widesp ead moderate to heavy...

08-Dec-2017 Bangalore

Karnataka editor held for 'hiring' gunmen to kill ex-employee

Police on Friday arrested the editor of Kannada tabloid "Hai Bangalore" Ravi Belagere for allegedly hiring a gunman to kill a former employee, the Karnataka Home Minister said."When the Crime Branch interrogated a gun runner (Tahir Hussain) who was picked up...

08-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

IndiGo to launch Tirupati-Hyderabad flights from next month

Leading low-cost carrier, IndiGo on Friday announced that it is adding Tirupati on its network from January 7 with daily flights to Hyderabad and Bengaluru.Tirupati will be connected by three daily non-stop flights to Hyderabad and double daily non-stop flights...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai

Ahead of Gujarat battle, BJP MP quits slamming Narendra Modi

Dissident BJP Maharashtra leader Nana Patole, who created a flutter by alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hates criticism, on Friday resigned from the Lok Sabha and the party, jolting the party ahead of the Gujarat elections.Patole, elected to the Lok...

08-Dec-2017 kabul

7 killed in Kabul market blast

At least seven people were killed and nine others wounded in an explosion at a market in the western neighbourhood of Kabul on Friday, the media reported.According to Tolo News, the blast occurred in the afternoon in Sar-e-Karez market.The target of the...

08-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Equity indices surge on global cues; FMCG, pharma stocks lead

The key Indian equity indices on Friday extended gains for the second consecutive session to close on a higher note as positive global cues and a surge in FMCG, healthcare, metal and auto stocks gave a boost to investors' sentiments.According to market observers,...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Modi government spent Rs 3,755 crore on publicity blitz

The Modi government has spent a whopping nearly Rs 3,755 crore in three and half years on its publicity till October this year, an RTI revealed on Friday.The expenditure on advertisements from April 2014 to October 2017 through electronic, print media and...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ready for any punishment from party for remarks : Mani Shankar Aiyar

Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday said he was ready to accept any punishment from the party for his "neech aadmi" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that he is "saddened" if it has done any damage to the party, ahead of...

08-Dec-2017 Kolkata

3 killed in Bengal after truck rams into ambulance

Three persons including two women died, while another woman was severely injured as a speeding truck rammed into an ambulance in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Friday, police said.The accident took place on National Highway 34 in Murshidabad district's...

08-Dec-2017 Jakarta

Protests in Indonesia, Malaysia over US' Jerusalem move

Hundreds of people took part in protests in Malaysia and Indonesia on Friday against the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting the American diplomatic delegations in both countries to issue security alerts...

08-Dec-2017 Lucknow

Hilton Launches Hilton Garden Inn in Lucknow

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow, the first Hilton Garden Inn and second Hilton property in Uttar Pradesh, following the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra. "India is an important growth market for Hilton Garden...

08-Dec-2017 New York

Canola oil may be harmful for the brain : Study

Two tablespoons of canola oil daily may worsen memory, learning ability as well as cause weight gain in people with Alzheimer's disease, claims a study.The study, conducted on mice, suggested that the long term consumption of the vegetable oil which is often...

08-Dec-2017 New York

Sugary drinks during pregnancy linked to mid-childhood asthma

Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk of developing asthma if their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, warns a new study."Avoiding high intake of sugary beverages during pregnancy and in early childhood could...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN extended till March 31

The government on Friday extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN by three more months, till March 31, 2018.The earlier deadline was December 31, 2017. "It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN...

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