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  • SBI announces Rs 6,000-cr tractor loan settlement scheme

    Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI) today announced a one-time farm loan settlement scheme worth Rs 6,000 crore primarily for tractors. “One Time Settlement (OTS) announced for #Agriculture #Loans! Scheme valid until 31st March. Contact your branch for details & benefits,” the nation’s largest lender said on the microblogging site Twitter today.

  • BJP forming governments through governors: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress today accused the BJP of forming governments through governors and indulging in “unfair and illegal manipulation” in state after state. It also said if Manohar Parrikar wants to be a ‘sultan of two days’ he can be so and exuded confidence of winning the floor test in Goa. Talking to reporters, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said, “Unfortunately, the BJP is now becoming an expert in creating governments through

  • Zee Cine Awards 2017 complete winner list: Amitabh won best actor and Alia won best actress

    Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan begged the best actress and actor award at Zee Cine awards. While Alia won for her stunning performance in Udta Punjab, Amitabh Bachchan won for his film Pink. On the other hand, Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma won in Best Actor Male ( Viewer’s Choice) and Best Actor Female (Viewer’s Choice) categories respectively.

  • Sharif orders action against blasphemous social media content

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today ordered authorities to take immediate action against ‘blasphemous’ content on the social media and remove sacrilegious contents and punish the perpetrators, days after a high court order. “Those behind this heinous crime should be dealt with, without any delay,” Sharif ordered Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan.

  • 1st BJP-led govt to be sworn in Manipur tomorrow

    Imphal: The first BJP-led government in Manipur will be sworn-in tomorrow when N Biren Singh is administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Najma Heptulla. Heptulla today invited Singh, who was unanimously elected the leader of the 21-member BJP legislature party yesterday, to form the government.

  • Jon Favreau to helm ‘The Big Bang Theory’ spin-off

    The long-awaited spin-off of the popular sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” is officially on. Titled as “Young Sheldon”, CBS has ordered the new show straight to series for the 2017-2018 series, reported Entertainment Weekly.

  • Adele’s Twitter secret

    Adele isn’t allowed access to her own Twitter account by her management because she can be “mouthy”, but the singer said that she’s secretly created her own account on the website.

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo set for 2018 release

    The sequel to the Oscar- nominated “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is all set to hit the screens in October next year with a brand new star cast. Titled as “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”, the film will be directed by “Don’t Breathe” fame Fede Alvarez from a screenplay by Steven Knight, Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu. “I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity. Lisbeth Salander is the kind

  • Enceladus’ hidden sea is possibly closer to surface

    Washington: Saturn moon Enceladus’s hidden sea might be closer to the surface than previously thought, suggests a new study that found the south polar region of the moon to be warmer than expected just a few feet below its icy surface.

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    Historical Notes: Shivaji’s miraculous escape from Aurangzeb’s court will leave you spellbound!

    Okay, school history books have always influenced our life in one or the other way. Remember? Our history teacher recited one such incident in an interesting manner about how Shivaji and his son escaped themselves by hiding themselves in huge baskets of sweets, making their getaway historic. But did you ever thought of how and why huge baskets of sweets were provided to the prisoners as we all are aware of Mughals’ well-organised management.

  • Spiced up with savage

    New Delhi: The human behaviour researchers in India have generated what they say could be the first empirical evidence to support a link between the consumption of spicy food and aggression. The researchers say their findings suggest that spicy food may be a risk factor for aggression just as violent video games and hot weather, but caution that their results, based on experiments on 273 student volunteers, will need validation through larger

  • Shivaji Jayanti 2017: 10 lesser known facts about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj that you should know about!

    March 15, 2017 marks the 387th birth anniversary (as per Hindu Samvat Calendar) of an Indian warrior king who established the Maratha Empire. The king established a progressive civil rule and well organised administrative organisations. He came up with several military tactics and mastered non-conventional methods that made complete use of geography and strategy to defeat powerful enemies. Till now, you might have guessed the name of the warrior. For those who haven’t, this

  • Natural swings is 60% responsible for Arctic sea ice loss

    Washington: Rapid loss of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is partly driven by natural swings, not just global warming triggered by human activities, says a study. A shift in wind patterns is responsible for about 60 per cent of sea ice loss in the Arctic Ocean since 1979, the researchers found.

  • Mediterranean diet boosts sperm count

    London: Following a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and low-fat dairy products, and low in processed meat may help improve sperm quality in men, suggests new research. The researchers from Rovira i Virgili University and the Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute in Spain conducted a systematic review of observational studies on sperm quality and male fecund ability and their relationship with diet, food and nutrient consumption.

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    Shivaji Jayanti 2017: 10 quotes to share on SMS, WhatsApp, and, Facebook status

    Though February 19 is celebrated as Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti, March 14, 2017 marks his birth anniversary according to the Hindu calendar. The founder of Maratha Kingdom, Shivaji was one of the bravest and wise rulers of India. And till date, Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated with great rigour not only in Maharashtra but all over India. Remembering the great warrior on his birthday, here are some messages to share on WhatsApp and SMS. Here you

  • Look who’s orbiting around black hole

    New York: Researchers have found evidence of a white dwarf star orbiting a likely black hole at a distance of only 961,000 km – just about 2.5 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. In a tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a black hole and a companion star, the star whips around the black hole at an astonishing speed – about two orbits an hour, said the study published

  • Combo of ice and fire gave birth to ‘Snowball Earth’

    Boston: A perfect combination of erupting volcanoes along with a rapid cooling effect may have caused the largest glaciation event in history – known as ‘snowball Earth’ – that covered our planet pole-to-pole in ice more than 700 million years ago, Harvard scientists say. Understanding how these dramatic changes occur may help better understand how extinctions occurred and how climates change on other planets.