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Sensex slips 58 pts, but scores third straight monthly gain

MUMBA(PTI):Marking its first drop in six days, the Sensex came off its 7-month high slipping by about 58 points to end at 26,668, but managed to pull off its third straight monthly gain. The benchmark index was weighed down by profit-taking amid a lower opening in Europe. The broader Nifty …

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Central govt doctors’ retirement age extended to 65 years

DELHI(ANI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the proposal of extending the retirement age of all doctors of the Central Health Service to 65 years. The proposal made by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be effective from May 31, 2016. This will enable the Government to retain experienced …

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Indian economy grows at 7.6% in FY’16, 7.9% in Q4

NEW DELHI(PTI):Indian economy grew at 7.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015-16 taking the overall GDP growth to a five-year high of 7.6 per cent in the fiscal, mainly on account of good performance of manufacturing and farm sectors. According to the data released by the Central Statistics …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review

NEW DELHI:While the smartphone war in India has been shifted to the mid-price segment of Rs. 10,000-Rs. 20,000 with only a handful of premium-segment flagship devices being launched, Galaxy S7 edge has truly created an ‘edge’ over its rivals — be it Apple 6S, HTC 10 or soon to be …

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Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI:The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely. The male western lowland gorilla named Harambe was killed on Saturday by a special zoo response team …

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Jharkhand DGP supervises Operation Hill Vijay

GIRIDIH(PTI):Jharkhand Director General of Police D K Pandey on Tuesday supervised combing operations in the Parasnath jungles, where flushing out operation against the Naxalites is underway from about one month. During his surprise visit to Giridh on Monday, the DGP and other senior officials reviewed government works at the famous …

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Sunil Lanba takes charge as Navy chief

NEW DELHI:Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff in New Delhi as the current CNS Admiral R.K.Dhowan retired after four decade of service. On May 6, 2016, the government appointed Lanba, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief of Naval Staff. …

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Online retail will drive 25% of organised sales by 2020

BENGALURU:Online retail will become a substantial channel for the organised retail sector in the country. According to a study conducted by Google and A.T. Kearney about 25 per cent of the total organised retail sales by 2020 will be contributed by the online channel. The report titled ‘Digital Retail 2020’ …

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Big cats removed from Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple

KANCHANABURI:Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away 40 of the animals by Tuesday and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok had more than 130 tigers and …

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