Archive for April 2nd, 2018
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Anything for a laugh: Literary pranksters and their exploits

Among the many paradoxes of the human condition is that, despite time itself playing tricks on us, a large part of the world dedicates a special day for pranks — say, April Fools’ Day, the favoured choice across the West as well as India and Lebanon, among others. This “custom” may…

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How to deal with body odour this summer?

New Delhi  April 01 (ANI): As the summer is fast approaching, people are losing their calm and obsessing over how to beat the summer stink.

While excessive sweating causes embarrassment, it also adds to the challenge of self-hygiene.

Excessive sweating, which is known as hyperhidrosis, could be caused due…

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Doctors to observe 2-hr token strike on Monday against bill

New Delhi, April 2:  Medicos across the country will observe a token strike from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday to protest against the National Medical Commission Bill 2017, the IMA said on Sunday.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), with more than two lakh doctor-members, has warned that…

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Trump vows ‘no more DACA deal’

Washington, April 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, blaming Democrats and the Mexican government for an increasingly “dangerous” flow of illegal immigrants, unleashed a series of fiery tweets in which he vowed “no more DACA deal”, media reports said.
Minutes after wishing the nation a happy Easter on Sunday, Trump…

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India hopes to restore link as GSAT-6A alive: ISRO chief

Bengaluru, April 2:  The Indian space agency is working overtime to restore the communication link with its GSAT-6A satellite “which is still alive”, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday.

“Data available with us shows that we can restore the communication link with the satellite as it is alive…

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Bollywood adds personal connect with ‘desi’ titles (Lead)

New Delhi, April 2: “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” was quite a tongue twister, wasn’t it? A slew of upcoming Bollywood films’ titles reflect a colloquial ‘desi’ vibe, and experts say it helps to establish a connect with the ‘desi’ audience.

Picture this; “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, “Veere Di…

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 2 : Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Monday to maintain law and order in the wake of the killing of 20 people in three separate gunfights on Sunday, police said.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and…

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Global cues push equity markets higher

Mumbai, April 2 :  Positive Asian cues, along with value buying pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the early morning trade session on Monday.

According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks.

At 9.30 a.m…

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Why ST/SC Act case was not presented properly?: Congress

New Delhi  Apr 2 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday reiterated that the Centre did not present the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Protection Act properly before the Supreme Court.

“Of course a review petition on SC/ST protection act should be filed and its the right of the Government…

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