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  • IIT-M convenes BoS meeting, APSC adamant on re-recognition

    Chennai : IIT-Madras on Tuesday called an emergency meeting of its Board of Students to discuss the derecognition of student group Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC), which is insisting on rollback of the action and an apology.

  • Light rains bring relief in some parts of India

    New Delhi : Light to moderate rainfall in various parts of the country, including Delhi, today brought respite from the scorching sun but heat wave claimed 16 more lives in Andhra Pradesh and three in Odisha, raising the nationwide toll to 2357.

  • Disrupted sleep can make you fat: study

    London : A bad night’s sleep can affect our ability to perform daily chores, leading to excessive food intake in both kids and adults, researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found, reports IANS.

  • Priyanka & the flu

    Thank u all for asking! doc says its Influenza! Sounds scary nah? But started meds n off to promotion!+ve energies of team #DDD helping majorly” That was Priyanka Chopra setting the record straight on her recent bout of illness. Not long before, PC had shared, “U gimme fever.. Cough cough!! Flt to delhi will give some snooze time for the sick me!!” which was followed by “Sickness keeping me away from delhi

  • EC cancels Palghar bypoll

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday cancelled a bypoll to a Maharashtra legislative assembly seat after it was brought to its notice that an election petition is pending in the Bombay High Court. “The Commission had announced by-election from 130-Palghar (ST) Assembly Constituency to fill vacancy in the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra…it has been brought to the Commission’s notice that an election petition is pending in Bombay Bench of High Court

  • A damp squib from Mint Street

    There will be disappointment all around at the minuscule rate cut by the RBI on Tuesday. When everyone, including Arvind Subramaniam, the chief economic adviser to the GOI, wanted Raghuram Rajan to be aggressive, all that he could do was repeat the 25 basis point cut effected in two previous installments as well this year. This, despite consumer and wholesale inflations being well under control. In fact, consumer inflation was at least

  • (L-R) Sweden's Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, King Carl Gustaf, President Pranab Mukherjee and Sweden's Queen Silvia pose for a group photo at the Business Forum at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday.

    Sweden backs India’s bid for entry into missile club

    Stockholm : Sweden, a key member of the Missile Technology Control Regime, has backed India’s bid for entry into the elite group of countries that seek to prevent the proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology.

  • State scraps its industrial location policy

    Mumbai : The State Cabinet, on Tuesday, decided to scrap the Industrial Location Policy of Mumbai Metropolitan Region that was formed in 1974. The policy will now be framed under development control rules (DCR), Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis twitted later.

  • EPFO opens new offices

    New Delhi: Taking a first step that would take EPFO to doorsteps of its members in the North-Eastern States, the Organization has upgraded the District Offices / Services Centres in Gangtok, Imphal, Aizwal, Itanagar and Dimapur to special state offices.  The Special State Office shall be headed by an Assistant P.F. Commissioner level officer and would have an Enforcement Officer and other supporting staff.  The special state offices would focus on special

  • Govt services: CM asks babus to finalise formats

    Mumbai : Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed all the government departments to prepare formats regarding the services given by all the departments to be included in the Right to Services Act in next ten days.

  • Why soft drinks could make you a couch potato

    New York : Diets rich in fructose, carbohydrate derived from fruit and vegetables, may lead to a significant weight gain, physical inactivity and body fat deposition, a new research has found, reports IANS.

  • Coming soon: ‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant

    New York : Donated kidneys that are discarded due to abnormalities or other factors may soon be “recycled” to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients, the US scientists have reported in two studies, reports IANS.

  • Excess zinc may lead to kidney stones

    New York: The high level of zinc, the key nutrient mineral, in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation, suggests a research, reports IANS. Zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts, showed the results that might ultimately lead to the identification of new preventive and therapeutic approaches for urinary stone and diseases related to it.

  • Minister clears air on cultural quota

    Mumbai : For years, there was confusion among students and parents regarding the admission process for the First Year of Junior College through the Cultural quota, since there was no unified process and only interference of multiple authorities. However, on Tuesday, the state government took a move to make the admission process under cultural quota simpler.