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    Blackmoney case: Court summons bizman Vikram Dhirani as accused

    New Delhi: A businessman has been summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in an alleged tax evasion case filed against him by the Income Tax Department. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh took cognizance of the IT department’s complaint and directed 59-year-old Vikram Dhirani, a South Delhi resident, to appear before it on March 8.

  • Accident sparks off road blockade on NH 33

    Ramgarh (Jharkhand) – Local residents today put up a road blockade on National Highway 33 after three youths were run over by a speeding bus at Kujju in Ramgarh district, police said.

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    SC refers curative plea on homosexuality to five-judge bench

    New Delhi: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will hear curative petitions seeking re-examination of its verdict criminalising sexual activity between same sex consenting adults under section 377 of IPC. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A R Dave and J S Khehar said that since important issues concerning the Constitution were involved in the matter, it would be appropriate to refer the issue to a

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    Robotics with soft grip

    NEW DELHI: Have you ever rubbed a balloon in your hair to make it stick to the wall? This electrostatic stickiness called electroadhesion may change robotics forever.

  • FEWER BASIC SCIENCE PAPERS IN MEDICAL JOURNALS

    NEW DELHI: A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 years.

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    Hardik, aide get bail in Surat NH blocking case

    Ahmedabad: Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and his aide were today granted bail by a Surat court in connection with an FIR lodged against them for blocking a National Highway passing through Kamrej area of the district.

  • Now India to welcome Pak bizmen only with Rs 10 lakh income

    New Delhi: India plans to issue “India business cards” as visa for multiple entry for three years to businessmen from the South Asian countries from April 1 to explore business opportunities in the country and boost regional trade, but with certain restrictions in case of Pakistani businessmen in view of the concerns raised by the intelligence agencies.

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    Reliance Entertainment’s new studio to debut with Akshay Kumar starrer

    Mumbai: Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment on Tuesday announced that Akshay Kumar starrer “Rustom” will be the first film for Plan C Studios that has been formed in a pact with producer duo Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia’s Friday Filmworks.

  • God cannot discriminate between genders: Pawar

    Mumbai: Supporting the demand for lifting restrictions on women’s entry in Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said God cannot discriminate between genders and that he feels nobody should be barred from praying.

  • Pay panel may queer pitch for monetary policy: ASSOCHAM

    New Delhi: Though the RBI monetary policy is on the expected lines, what really worried the industry are the challenges in the next fiscal because Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has not factored in the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission while setting the inflation target and the government fiscal balance.

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    Global warming not driven by natural forces: study

    Washington: The global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run and should remain stable unless pushed by outside forces, accordi g to a new study. Scientists at the Duke University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory examined how Earth cools itself down after a period of natural warming.

  • CAD will remain well contained & easily financed: RBI

    Mumbai: There are signs of decline in exports bottoming out and the current account deficit (CAD) is likely to remain “well contained and easily financed”, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. In the July-September quarter of the current fiscal, CAD rose to USD 8.2 billion or 1.6 per cent of the GDP, from 1.2 per cent or USD 6.1 billion in the April-June quarter.

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    Policy review: A case of stable and sustainable growth?

    The Sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2015-16, coming in just before the government’s annual budget statement, followed market expectations. The monetary policy kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.75%. The RBI kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), as also the liquidity provisions under the overnight repos and the 14-day repos and long-term repos unchanged. Neither were there any changes in the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR). The ‘status quo’ seems

  • Bangladesh hands death penalty to two war criminals

    Dhaka: A special tribunal court in Dhaka has sentenced two war crimes convicts to death over crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Threats against Australian schools dismissed as hoax

    Sydney: Recent threats made to Australian schools has been dismissed by police as hoax calls from overseas “designed to cause unnecessary disruption”, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Smoking pot may affect verbal memory: study

    New York: Long-term marijuana use may affect a person’s verbal memory – the ability to remember certain words, a new study has warned. An international team, including researchers from University of California in San Francisco and University of Lausanne in Switzerland, found that for every five years of marijuana use, one out of two people remembered one word fewer from a list of 15 words.