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Rain, floods in China kill around 100 people, wipe out crops

SHANGHAI,REUTERS:Severe recent flooding across central and southern China has killed around 100 people, damaged more than 1.5 million hectares of cropland and led to direct economic losses of more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the government has said. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang traveled on Tuesday to Anhui, one of the hardest-hit provinces, where he […]

Rupee snaps 4-day winning run, falls 18 paise to 67.45

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MUMBAI(PTI):Snapping its four-day winning spree against the American currency, the rupee on Tuesday dropped by 18 paise to close at 67.45 on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas amid fall in equities. The rupee opened lower at 67.32 as against Monday’s closing level of 67.27 at the […]

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Shoaib Akhtar laughs off ‘brother’ Bhajji’s claims

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Shoaib Akhtar has laughed off Harbhajan Singh’s claim that he and Yuvraj Singh were beaten by the former pacer in a hotel room in Pakistan. “I think he has made a big deal of it. Yes, it did happen during 2004 when we were playing a Test in Rawalpindi. But it was nothing serious and […]

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Indian firms acquiring foreign companies up 369% in Jan-Jun: report

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NEW DELHI,RUCHIKA SHAH: Outbound merger and acquisition deals by Indian companies, ie Indian companies acquiring overseas firms, saw a huge jump in value terms in the first six months of 2016. In the January-June period, India’s acquisitions abroad grew 369% to $4.5 billion (nearly Rs 29,937.37 crore) compared to the same period last year, when […]

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Salman hit and run case: SC admits Maharashtra govt’s appeal, but refuses to fast track hearing

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Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging Bombay High Court verdict acquitting Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case. However, the court refused to fast-track the final hearing. The Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohtagi on behalf of the Maharashtra Government urged the court to put the hearing on fast track but […]

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Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Prakash Javadekar elevated to cabinet rank, 19 new faces inducted

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday carried out a major expansion of his Council of Ministers, inducting 19 new faces, including several dalit and OBC leaders as well as from poll-bound states like UP. Prakash Javadekar, who held the independent charge of environment, was the lone minister promoted to the cabinet rank while all new […]

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Supreme Court pulls up Google, Microsoft, Yahoo for hosting pre-natal sex determination content

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed search engines Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for showing sex determination content on its websites and called on the Centre to come up with a memorandum to stop the “abuse”. The PIL was filed by Sabu Mathew George, which sought court intervention to get the government to crack […]

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Priyanka Chopra is finally in Baywatch’s poster and she is smoking hot

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Baywatch released its first poster a few weeks ago but Priyanka Chopra was missing from the action. The poster had Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, it had Zac Efron, it even had the red bikini-clad crew of Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera and Kelly Rohrbach. It also had Jon Bass, thankfully not in a bikini. Priyanka […]

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Tool developed to boost computer energy efficiency by 25%

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Canberra, July 5 – A team of Australian scientists have developed a new technique for computer operating systems that could boost the efficiency of large data centres by 25 per cent. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and US technology giant Microsoft, teamed up to implement the system which would see the […]

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New ministers in Modi government

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New Delhi, July 5 – The follwing is the list of new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government: Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar elevated to cabinet. The 19 new Ministers of State: Faggan Singh Kulaste S.S. Ahluwalia Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi Vijay Goel Ramdas Athavale Rajen Gohain Anil Madhav Dave Purushottam Rupala M.J. […]

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