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    Gold theft forces customs to beef up security of its vaults

    New Delhi: Citing serious concerns over instances of gold thefts from secure vaults, the customs authorities have been asked to strengthen security measures by posting honest officers and installing cameras to guard these strong rooms.

  • Aliens are silent because they are extinct

    Melbourne: The mystery of why we have not found signs of aliens yet may have been solved by scientists, including one of Indian-origin, who suggest life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly.

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    Investment via P-Notes hits 15-month low of $16 bn at Dec-end

    New Delhi: Investment through Participatory Notes (P-Notes) into India’s capital markets has hit a 15-month low of Rs 2.35 lakh crore (about USD 16 billion) at the end of December. P-Notes, mostly used by overseas HNIs (High Net Worth Individuals), hedge funds and other foreign institutions, allow investors to invest in Indian markets through registered foreign institutional investors (FIIs).

  • Fast typing is killing your writing skills

    Washington D.C.: You may want to slow down your typing in order to improve your writing as a new study suggests so.

  • How Aged Garlic Extract can protect your heart

    Washington D.C.: Aged Garlic Extract can stop heart disease from progressing and in some cases, even reverse artery plaque accumulation, according to a new study.

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    6 suspected terrorists arrested in Karnataka    

    Bengaluru: Six suspected terrorists were arrested today by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Karnataka in coordination with the state police, Home Minister G Parameshwara said. The crackdown comes days after the arrest of a madrassa teacher from here for suspected links with al-Qaeda, and office of the Consulate General of France received a threat letter against French President Francois Hollande’s proposed visit to India on the occasion of the Republic Day.

  • India to be fastest growing economy at 7.3% in 2016: UN report

    New Delhi: India will be the world’s fastest growing large economy at 7.3 per cent in 2016, improving further to 7.5 per cent in the following year, a United Nations world economy report said today. “India’s economy, which accounts for over 70 per cent of South Asia’s GDP, is projected to grow by 7.3 per cent in 2016 and 7.5 per cent in 2017, slightly up from an estimated 7.2 per cent in

  • Make Kohli captain in all three formats right away: Prasanna

    New Delhi: Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels time has come to make Virat Kohli the India captain in all three formats and M S Dhoni, whose leadership skills are on the wane, can continue playing as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs format.

  • Shuttler Sindhu romps into Malaysia Masters semis

    Penang (Malaysia): Ace Indian shuttler P.V Sindhu stormed into the semifinals of the Malaysia Masters after thrashing her Indonesian opponent Lindaweni Fanetri in the women’s singles event on Friday.

  • Sri Lanka Navy releases over 100 Indian fishermen

    Colombo: Over 100 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan authorities for illegally poaching in its waters have been handed over to the Indian Coast Guard, the navy said here.

  • China’s online population nears 700 million: govt

    Beijing: China’s Internet users — already by far the world’s most numerous — rose to nearly 700 million last year, authorities said today, more than twice the population of the United States.

  • At least 21 die in boat sinkings off Greek islands

    Athens: At least 21 people died in two separate incidents of boats smuggling migrants or refugees sinking off two Greek islands overnight into today. Dozens survived, and a search and rescue operation was underway for more potential survivors.

  • Manjush Kanti Das takes over as ED in charge of RSP

    Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has appointed Manjush Kanti Das as Executive Director (in charge) of the company. Das has been serving RSP in various capacities since beginning of his career in SAIL in 1980 and was the Executive Director (Projects) before taking over as Executive Director (in charge) of the steel plant recently, a statement from RSP said today.

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    Corruption down as nuts and bolts tightened: Modi  

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that corruption has considerably come down ever since his government came to power in May 2014 as “nuts and bolts” have been tightened.

  • WR launches ‘Meter Se Chalo’ campaign

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Division of Western Raiwlay (WR) today launched a campaign ‘Meter Se Chalo’ at Mumbai Central and Bandra terminus stations here in its bid to curb practice of fleecing by auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers. During the week-day long campaign, the drivers would be sensitised to charge commuters only as the per meter only and not to fleece them, a senior official from Commercial department of WR said.

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    Economic reforms in India are in right direction: Rajan

    Davos: Economic reforms in India are going in the right direction, but the level is “wrong”, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, referring to some of the outdated regulations that are currently in place. “Well let me put it this way, the direction is the right one. The level is wrong. We have too much of the wrong kind of regulation and too little of the right kind of regulation,” Rajan told Bloomberg