Archive for February 7th, 2019

PM in West Bengal on Friday

New Delhi, Feb 7 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jalpaiguri on Friday to lay the foundation stone for the four laning of the Falakata-Salsalabari section of National Highway-31 D there. 

This 41.7 km-long section of National Highway falls in the Jalpaiguri district in West…

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Pension for freedom fighters to be hiked: Gehlot

Jaipur, Feb 7 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Thursday that the monthly pension for freedom fighters would be increased to Rs 25,000 and the medical allowance to Rs 5,000 per month.

Gehlot said the pension for soldiers and war widows of World War II would…

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How binge drinking causes lasting brain changes in teens

Washington PTI  Feb 7:  Heavy drinking in adolescence has lasting effects on the brain wiring, and may increase the risk of psychological problems and alcohol use disorder later in life, say scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Researchers at the University of Illinois in the US have shown that some…

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Won’t be okay to be called racist because I’m not: Esha Gupta

New Delhi, Feb 7 : Having faced a backlash on the social media for making racist remarks against Nigerian footballer Alexander Iwobi, Bollywood actress Esha Gupta acknowledged her mistake in not understanding the undertone of racism. She says it will not be okay to be called a racist ever again because…

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Ranveer to start training with Kapil Dev on 83

Mumbai, Feb 7 (PTI) Ranveer Singh, who will be playing Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s “83”, will soon begin training with the cricket legend for the sports drama.

The film will chronicle India’s win under Kapil’s captainship, when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the…

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Melbourne Leads the Way in Research and Innovation Partnerships With India

Mumbai Feb 7:  The Australian State of Victoria is leading the way in establishing exciting research and development partnerships with Indian institutions through research collaborations. The partnerships between India’s IITs, TERI and IISc and Victoria based Monash, Deakin, Swinburne and Melbourne universities reinforce the State’s aim of being…

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Cong slams Modi govt in LS, accuse it of weakening constitutional bodies

New Delhi, Feb 7 (PTI) Robert Vadra, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for the second day on Thursday in connection with a probe into allegations that he laundered money to purchase illegal foreign assets

Vadra, who was grilled for five-and…

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