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CNR Rao says search committee should select IIT directors

New Delhi(DNA): India’s top scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee, CNR Rao questions human resource development ministry’s selection process for directors of Indian Institute of Technology and insisted on the need for an ’eminent’ search committee for selecting them. Speaking at the technology fest at IIT Roorkee, the scientist expressed concern over the way science and […]

Inspirational Woman Patricia Narayan’s journey from 50 paise to Rs 200000 daily

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Mumbai,Farida Sidhwa Govekar(enterprisers) : Starting from merely 50 paisa per day, Mrs. Patricia Narayan now earns INR 2 lakh a day. She started her career 35 years ago as an entrepreneur, selling eateries from a mobile cart on the Marina beach a midst all odds. Today, she has overcome the hurdles and owns a chain […]

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NITI Aayog to set up working group on central schemes

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New Delhi(PTI): NITI Aayog will set up a working group to prepare a draft report on how to make implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) more effective by taking into account suggestions made at the first meeting of the sub-group of Chief Ministers here today. “We have decided to set up a working group under […]

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Tennis: Daria Gavrilova shocks Maria Sharapova in Miami Open second round

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Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. The pair had never met before and Gavrilova, who is based in Australia, was playing in her first Miami Open. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled […]

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Tennis: Juan Martin Del Potro’s comeback ends in defeat to Vasek Pospisil at Miami Open

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Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro’s latest comeback from injury ended in defeat to Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Open on Thursday. Del Potro, the former world number four and U.S. Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season. The South American played just […]

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Land Acquisition Bill- Will never endorse law that will hurt farmers: Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi(ANI): In a strongly-worded letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA government of being blatantly anti-farmer and anti-poor while urging them to rise above the realm of narrow partisan politics on the contentious Land Acquisition Bill. “I wish to reiterate that the 2013 law is […]

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Gujarat High Court rejects Asaram Bapu’s temporary bail plea

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Ahmedabad(PTI): The Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected the temporary bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram, accused in an alleged rape case, seeking release of 30 days to perform last rites of his nephew. Justice Paresh Upadhyay held that the reason given by Asaram to perform last rites of his nephew is not sufficient enough […]

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PM Narendra Modi appeals to well off people to give up subsidised LPG

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government’s resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10% by 2022. Sharing oil companies’ plans to increase piped cooking gas connection to one crore households from 27 lakh currently in the […]

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Racial, gender bias results in more anti-social behaviour: Study

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” The results showed that the women were more likely to say they would engage in counterproductive activities, such as working incorrectly on purpose, starting rumours or ignoring co-workers who need help.” Washington, March 27(IANS):  A new study carried out by a team of US researchers has identified the psychological roots of certain social deviant […]

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Earliest humans ranged from short to tall body size

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” If someone asked you ‘are modern humans six feet tall and 70kg?’ you’d say ‘well some are, but many people aren’t’, and what we’re starting to show is that this diversification happened really early in human evolution, said Stock.” London, March 27(IANS):   Scientists have found evidence that contradicts the dominant theory of our […]

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