Archive for December 21st, 2017

Tobacco product retailers seek roll back of 85% pictorial warnings

New Delhi, Dec 21 :  Over 1,000 retailers of tobacco products on Thursday protested outside the Union Health Ministry office here, demanding reduction in the size of the graphical health warnings on cigarette packets.

According to the retailers, protesting under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Pan Vikreta Sangh representing around…

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Powerful SA pace attack will put India under pressure: Smith

New Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) Former captain Graeme Smith feels South Africa’s “powerful” bowling attack will put the Indian batting line-up under serious pressure in the upcoming Test series, starting January 5 in Cape Town.

The world no.1 Indian team, up against second-placed South Africa in…

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Congress accuses government of working for corporates

New Delhi, Dec 21 :  The Congress on Thursday accused the Central government of working for corporates and mismanaging the economy, and asked how much black money had been unearthed in the past over three years.

Participating in a discussion on supplementary demands for grants (second batch) for 2017-18 in…

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16 killed in South Korea building fire

Seoul, Dec 21 :  At least 16 people died and over 10 were injured in a fire that engulfed a commercial building in South Korea’s Jecheon city on Thursday, firefighters said.

The fire started in the afternoon from a vehicle in the basement parking lot of an eight-storey fitness…

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41 pc polling recorded till 1 pm in RK Nagar assembly bypoll

Chennai, Dec 21 (PTI) Polling progressed at a brisk pace in the R K Nagar assembly constituency here, with an estimated 41 per cent of the electorate casting their votes by 1 PM in the prestigious by-election

Election authorities said 41.6 per cent of the 2,28,234…

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Kids use software to debunk Dickens’ Christmas catchphrase

London December 20 ,2017  :  Sharp-eyed school children have used the latest linguistics software, developed by the University of Birmingham to show that one of the core Christmas catchphrases is a bit of a myth.

They used the bespoke online system to prove that Scrooge did not use the phrase…

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National Medical Commission to regulate Medical education

As Karnataka goes to the polls in the New Year, the Congress-ruled State with Mr. Siddaramaih as Chief Minister would not wish to have a strong medical lobby opposing it. Similarly in the BJP-ruled Maharasthra, the Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Phadnavis, would not like to face any agitation…

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Culture will be richer when ‘white dudes’ not in power: Bale

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (PTI) Actor Christian Bale feels that “culture will be richer” when white men are not the only ones in charge of everything.

The “Dark Knight Rises” actor batted for a more inclusive Hollywood which can benefit everyone during a panel discussion with AOL Build to discuss…

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Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Mumbai, Dec 21 : Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 33,777.38 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 33,826.25 points. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at…

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