Archive for January 9th, 2018

TMC to continue fight against Aadhaar: Derek O’Brien

New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) said today that it would continue to “expose” various Aadhaar card-related problems and carry on its fight against the central government’s move in and outside Parliament.

In a statement, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said that…

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Nagaland minister favours postponing assembly polls

Kohima, Jan 9 :   Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister Imkong Imchen on Tuesday said he supported the demand of various Naga pressure groups to defer the upcoming assembly elections in order to facilitate a solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency.

The term of the 60-member Nagaland assembly…

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Sacked ‘anti-diversity memo’ author sues Google

San Francisco, Jan 9  Former Google employee James Damore who was fired last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company claiming that it discriminates against white men.

According to a report in ReCode, Damore, in his lawsuit filed…

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Reskilling our R&D engineers for next wave of technology: Adobe India

Noida, Jan 9  Industries globally, including in India, are going through a seismic change today when it comes to embracing disruptive technologies like Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Sensing the future requirements, software giant Adobe India is already reskilling employees who have the right pace to catch up…

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Boy, whose 22 litres blood was sucked by hookworms, cured

New Delhi, Jan 9 In a rare case, a 14-year-old boy, whose 22 litres of blood was sucked by hookworms in his small intestine since the last two years, was cured through a deworming therapy at a city hospital here.

The diagnosis was possible only after hospital recommended…

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Four arrested for selling chemically-ripened fruits

Imphal, Jan 9 Four retailers have been arrested in Nagaland for selling chemically-ripened fruits to unsuspecting consumers, police said on Monday.

The seized fruits, including bananas, oranges, apples and grapes, have been sent for forensic analysis, a police source said.

The Sunday raid took place on Sunday in Dimapur…

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Comply with winter vacation extension: Haryana to schools

Chandigarh, Jan 9 The Haryana Education Department has asked all schools in the state to ensure compliance of its orders on extending winter vacations till January 14 in view of the cold wave prevailing in the state.

The government, government-aided and private schools were scheduled to re-open on…

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29 killed as cyclone Ava hits Madagascar

Antananarivo, Jan 9  Twenty nine people were killed by cyclone Ava that hit Madagascar from Friday to Sunday, officials said on Monday.

The National Office of Risks and Disasters Management (BNGRC) said in its provisional report that 22 people are still missing, while 17,170 have been displaced.

Five national…

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Australia’s green turtle may become extinct: Report

Canberra, Jan 9  A new study on Tuesday claimed that the green sea turtles in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef might become extinct due to warmer ocean temperatures.

Conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US along with Australian scientists from the Department of Environment and…

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Jet crew member held for carrying USD worth Rs 3.21 crore

New Delhi, Jan 9 A Jet Airways lady crew member was arrested here on Monday for allegedly carrying US dollars worth Rs Rs 3.21 crore, a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) official said.

“US Dollars valued at Rs 3.21 crore recovered from a lady crew member of a…

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