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Pope Francis advises families to talk more instead of using smart phones

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London Pope Francis has urged families to put aside their smart phones and social media feeds and learn how to talk to one another again. The Pope of the Catholic Church said in an official statement that the great challenge they are facing today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate ... Read More »

Home Ministry to launch security web portal

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New Delhi Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to launch a web portal ‘MySecurity.in’ that will be a platform for innovation in the field of security related web applications. Any individual, company, student, NGO etc can develop and deploy on this portal such security applications which may be useful to the people. It will enable the general public to ... Read More »

NASA, Microsoft to help scientists in virtual exploration of Mars

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Washington The US space agency has teamed up with Microsoft to develop a new software that will enable scientists to work on Mars virtually using a wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, the software called OnSight will give researchers a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science ... Read More »

Coal scam: ED registers case against Jindal Strips Limited

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The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against Jindal Strips Limited and unknown Coal Ministry officials in connection with the allocation of Gare Palma IV/1 coal block to the company. The ED has initiated investigations based on a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation last October. The CBI probe ... Read More »

British government seeks vote on plain cigarette packaging

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London The British government said Wednesday it would seek a vote on forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packaging before the current parliament ends ahead of a May election. “This government is completely committed to protecting children from the harm that tobacco causes,” said Jane Ellison, a junior minister in charge of public health. “That`s why I`m announcing ... Read More »

WhatsApp adds messaging from Web

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San Francisco The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook last year for nearly USD 22 billion, has unveiled a new service for sending messages from a Web browser. WhatsApp, which claims some 500 million users, said its Web service will be a “mirror” and would require an Internet- connected phone to work. “Our Web client is simply an ... Read More »

Cabinet likely to consider sale of stake in Indian Oil today

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New Delhi The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs will discuss on Wednesday the possible sale of a 10 percent stake in Indian Oil Corp, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the government finds ways to meet its fiscal deficit target. The sale of a stake in India`s largest oil refiner, which is nearly 69 percent owned by ... Read More »

‘Do not favour the idea of any concealed fiscal deficit’: Arun Jaitley

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Centre does not support any move to conceal fiscal deficit in an economy. “I do not favour the idea of there have been any concealed fiscal deficit, there is a lot of mess left behind on the table,” Jaitley said during an address to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley against higher income tax rate to raise revenue

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New Delhi Ahead of his first full fledged budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that the NDA government was against raising revenue by imposing higher taxes, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumer to fuel demand and growth. The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present ... Read More »

Top nine companies add Rs 54,333 cr in market cap; HUL shines

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New Delhi Top nine Sensex companies together added Rs 54,333 crore in market valuation last week, with FMCG major HUL emerging as the star-performer. Barring ONGC, rest nine blue-chip companies including TCS, ITC, RIL, Infosys and SBI saw spurt in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday (January 16). The m-cap of HUL zoomed Rs 17,078.71 crore to ... Read More »