Archive for May 15th, 2017

Putin says intimidation of North Korea must end

Beijing, May 15 (AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that North Korea’s latest missile test was “dangerous”, but he warned that Pyongyang was being intimidated and called for a peaceful solution to regional tensions.

“We are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers,” Putin told…

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As TN farm crisis grows, record national harvest predicted

As the impact of the worst northeast monsoon in 140 years unfolds across Tamil Nadu, farmers sowed a third less land than they did in 2015-16, water levels in six major reservoirs continued to plunge, and suicides in the farm sector increased over five years.

In the midst of…

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RBSE results 2017: Rajasthan board declares class 12 Commerce results

New Delhi May 15 : The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) declared senior  secondary (Class XII) board results today.

According to the board, there were 2,34,523 students registered in class  XII science and 48,113 for class XII commerce.

The board has done away with publication of merit…

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Navy signs MoU for data sharing in oceanography, meteorology

Ahmedabad, May 15 :  The Indian Navy on Monday signed an MoU on data sharing and scientific cooperation in meteorology and oceanography at the Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, an official said.
The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade, Director General Naval Operations and Tapan Misra, Director, Space Application…

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Madhuri Dixit turns 50, B-Town wishes the ‘eternal beauty’

Mumbai, May 15 : Bollywoods dancing diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene turned 50 on Monday, with good wishes coming in from actors like Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Juhi Chawla.

Madhuri, born on May 15, 1967, ventured into films with “Abodh” in 1984. Some of her popular films include “Ram Lakhan”, “Dil…

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‘Dangal’ director working on screen adaptation of a bestseller

Mumbai, May 15 : Nitesh Tiwari, who helmed the blockbuster “Dangal”, is working on a screen adaptation of Varun Agarwals 2012 bestseller “How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company”.

The film will be jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur under their banners RSVP…

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Energy drinks in alcohol make you feel more drunk, says study

London [UK], May 15 (ANI): According to a new study, knowing that you have added energy drinks to a spirit will make you feel that you are more drunk.

As reported by The Independent, being told that an energy drink has been added to your alcoholic drink can make you…

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ICICI Bank reduces home loan rates by 30 bps

Mumbai, May 15 :  Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Monday said that it has reduced interest rates by up to 30 basis points (bps) for home loans of up to Rs 30 lakh.

“With this reduction, salaried borrowers can avail home loans at among the lowest rates in the industry…

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Adityanath’s appointment as UP Chief Minister challenged in HC

Lucknow, May 15 :  The appointments of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Keshav Prasad Maurya as his deputy were challenged in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday.
In his public interest litigation (PIL), Sanjay Sharma, a social activist has alleged that since both Adityanath…

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Tobacco farmers seek balanced taxation under GST

New Delhi, May 15 :  Aiming to check cigarette smuggling into the country, farmers’ body FAIFA on Monday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to protect the Indian tobacco farmers’ interests through balanced and uniform taxation under the GST.

The Federation of All India Farmers Association (FAIFA), representing millions of farmers and…

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