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Vast cluster of galaxies spotted in early universe

WASHINGTON:Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have discovered a vast collection of young galaxies located 12 billion light years away. The newly discovered “proto-cluster” of galaxies, observed when the universe was only 1.7 billion years old (12 per cent of its present age), is one of the most massive structures known at that distance. “The protocluster […]

Indian companies to pay higher H1B visa fee

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WASHINGTON:Indian companies, according to Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, will have to pay an additional fees of $4,000 for certain H1B and $4,500 for L-1 petitioners, details published on Friday by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said. The law, signed by U.S. President Barack Obama in December 2015, increased fees for certain H1B and […]

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CFA winner’s fate hangs in balance

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CHENNAI:The winner of the CFA senior division football league is yet to be announced because of an unresolved case filed by table-topper Chennai FC against CFA, regarding the three points docked off it earlier in the league for fielding defender Naveen Kumar who hadn’t procured the necessary documents to prove his eligibility to play in […]

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Northeast is gateway to Southeast Asia: Modi at NEC meet in Shillong

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SHILLONG(PTI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said adventure tourism can emerge as the biggest employer in the Northeast region and urged the States concerned for its development and promotion. “If developed and promoted well, this can emerge as the biggest employer in the region. It can also add to the growth and income of the […]

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‘Waiting’ review: Kalki and Naseeruddin Shah are brilliant in this poignant tale about grief

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Film: Waiting Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor, Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Arjun Mathur Director: Anu Menon What it’s about Tara (Kalki), a fiercely independent girl, has to rush from Mumbai to Cochin when she gets the news that her husband Rajat (Arjun Mathur) has met with a car accident and is in a […]

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PMO counters criticism on ‘rehashed’ schemes under Modi government

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NEW DELHI(PTI):With NDA Government facing criticism of “rehashing” schemes, a top PMO official said no idea is entirely new and its origin can be traced in old ones but what distinguishes it is how effectively a programme is applied to a particular situation. Stating that initiatives including Swachh Bharat and Jan Dhan Yojana were “path […]

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SBI Q4 net profit falls 66% to Rs. 1,264 cr

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NEW DELHI(PTI):Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday posted 66 per cent slump in standalone profit to Rs. 1,263.81 crore for the fourth quarter of last fiscal ended March 31 as it more than doubled the provisions for bad loans. State Bank of India had reported net profit of Rs. 3,742.02 crore […]

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Final vote on Dilma’s impeachment could come 3 days before Olympics

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RIO DE JANEIRO:The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been upstaged by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. And it could get worse. Brazil Sen. Antonio Anastasia has said the final vote on removing Ms. Rousseff should come on Aug. 2 just three days before the Olympics open in Rio de Janeiro. Ms. Rousseff was suspended […]

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French Open: Simona Halep survives scare from ‘child of the internet’

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Paris , Reuters:Simona Halep avoided the embarrassment of falling victim to a teenager who calls herself ‘a child of the internet’ as she huffed and puffed her way into the fourth round of the French Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win over Naomi Osaka on Friday. It seemed as if the Romanian’s name would […]

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51% Americans say abortion should be legal: Study

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New York , Reuters:A recent study by the Pew Research Center found a country divided – 51% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases and 43% say it should be illegal all or most of the time. The 1 in 3 campaign commissioned a play, “Out of Silence,” that uses […]

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