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    Astronomers unlock clues to star birth in neighbouring galaxy

    Washington: After analysing images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers with the help from “citizen scientists” have found that M31 and our own Milky Way have a similar percentage of new-born stars based on mass. By nailing down what percentage of stars have a particular mass within a cluster called Initial Mass Function (IMF), scientists can better interpret the light from distant galaxies and understand

  • Farm dust can help protect kids against allergies, asthma

    London: Researchers have found that farm dust can protect kids against asthmas and allergies, a breakthrough that may ultimately lead to the development of an asthma vaccine. Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies.

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    Tripura Youth Congress protests against attack on judge by CPI-M activists

    Agartala: The Youth Congress unit of Tripura brought staged a protest here to demand the arrest of CPI-M activists who allegedly attacked a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) here last Wednesday during a 24-hour nation-wide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and the privatisation of public sector undertakings (PSUs).

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    Do not politicise OROP: Naidu to Congress

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked the Congress Party not to politicise the issue of One Rank, One Pension (OROP). “Do not politicise the issue. You (Congress) have failed. We are moving forward in that direction and there has been progress. I am confident the government will find a solution to it,” Naidu told ANI.

  • Principal suspended for strip-searching 12 girls in Karnataka

    Mandya (Karnataka): A school principal in Mandya district of Karnataka was suspended for strip-searching 12 girls in a classroom after one of the students lost Rs 100. “On the complaint of students, we initiated action and visited the school today. We have interacted with students and teacher as well. The enquiry is on and if the said teacher proved guilty legal action will be taken against her,” Karnataka State Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa told

  • Chit fund scam: CBI raids 58 locations across India

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 58 locations across the country yesterday in connection with multi-crore chit fund scam of West Bengal. According to reports, the raids were conducted at 29 places in West Bengal, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Delhi, 3 in Assam, 2 in Maharashtra and 1 in Jharkhand. The residential premises of a private firm’s directors Prithi Pal Singh Sethi and Girraj Vashishtha and consultant BC Roy were also

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    Bodh Gaya: Security beefed up ahead of PM Modi’s visit

    Bodh Gaya: Security has been beefed up in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit today. In the course of the visit, the Prime Minister will go to see the Mahabodhi Temple and the Holy Bo Tree and will also inaugurate the Exhibition “Chetiya Carika: The Pilgrimage and Quest for Truth.” The Prime Minister is expected to arrive in a short while. The Prime Minister’s visit to Bodh Gaya coincides

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    Six firemen injured battling blaze on truck

    New Delhi: Six firemen sustained minor burn injuries while battling a fire that broke out in a truck carrying chemicals here, an official said on Saturday. The incident was reported around 10.35 p.m. on Friday from Alipur area of west Delhi when the truck was entering the national capital from Haryana. “The truck carrying chemicals caught fire when it was entering Delhi from Haryana. The truck driver managed to stop it and

  • Himachal extends retirement age of award-winning teachers

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh extended the retirement age of national and state awardee teachers, an official said on Saturday, which is observed as Teachers’ Day. The cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday decided to give an extension of two years of service to all the national awardee teachers, said a government spokesperson. They will also be entitled for a pay increment. For the state awardees, the government has decided

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    3 international flights disrupted after hoax bomb call in Delhi

    New Delhi: Two international flights were called back while one which was preparing for departure from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here was taken to an isolation bay due to a bomb scare early today, sources said.

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    Maharashtra govt. issues fresh guidelines for applying sedition charges

    New Delhi: The Devendra Fadnavis led-Maharashtra Government has issued fresh guidelines for the police, specifying the cases and the instances in which sedition charges can be applied. According to the guidelines issued by the state government, sedition charges will be slapped on person who tries to incite violence or create public disorder by means of words or signs.

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    OROP announcement to be made today

    New Delhi: The long awaited announcement on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme is likely to be made today by the Narendra Modi led- NDA Government. The government has been facing criticism after its determination to stick to its position on a five-year reset clause, while the military veterans are insisting the pensions be revised at least once every two years. The ex-servicemen had originally demanded an annual adjustment. The OROP scheme has been

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    Modi greets nations on Teachers’ Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. “Greetings and salutations to the teaching community on Teachers’ Day. My tributes to the great scholar and teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,” the prime minister said in a statement.

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    Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava dies of cancer

    Mumbai: Bollywood music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava, who was battling with cancer, passed away here. His cancer relapsed for the third time and he was in critical condition for over 40 days. Shrivastava breathed his last a day after he turned 49.

  • RSS gives thumbs up to Modi Government

    New Delhi :  The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has given the thumbs up to the Narendra Modi government for working in the ‘right direction with the right efforts and the right commitment’.

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    Modi-RSS meet insults the Constitution, fumes Cong

    New Delhi :  Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a BJP-RSS review meeting on his government”s 15-month-long tenure as a ”proud swayamsewak”, the Congress party described this as an insult to the Constitution.

  • Murder car traced, has a Vashi owner

    Mumbai:  The alleged car – a Chevrolet Aveo (MH 01MA 2705) — used to ferry the body in the Sheena murder case is in police custody and has been traced to its current owner in Vashi. Someone in the Mukherjea family had rung up a Worli dealer on the day of the killing and booked the car; later,   the Mukherjea family driver, who is also a prime accused in the case, had

  • Vets shoot down OROP formula

    New Delhi :  The Centre has finally worked out a formula for the vexed One Rank, One Pension (OROP) demand which has blown up into an agitation of unexpected proportions by now.

  • Lalu, Sharad meet Bhai Mulayam to save alliance

    New Delhi :  A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced his decision to wreck the grand unity of the Janata Parivar and go it all alone in the Bihar elections, the chiefs of the other two parties – Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal(U) called on him in an effort to placate him.

  • Habitual poll losers become party face

    BHOPAL : Congress State President Arun Yadav not only announced the State Congress Executive Body after a long delay but has packed it with leaders who have lost their popular base. Leaders who have been losing elections successively abound in Yadav’s team.