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Cabinet likely to take up Seventh Pay Commission's report today

Cabinet likely to take up Seventh Pay Commission's report today

The Union Cabinet is likely to take up the Seventh Pay Commission committee's report during its meeting scheduled for today. The recommendations submitted by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which was formed to look into recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, will result in a hike in salaries of over one crore government employees and pensioners. The Centre had earlier in earlier in January set up a panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha to process ..., 5 minutes ago

How are the Rio Olympic gold medals made

Broken mirrors to X-ray plates- Olympic gold not what it seems IMAGE: A worker from the Casa da Moeda do Brasil (Brazilian Mint) holds a Rio 2016 Olympic medal. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters. Ask athletes what goes into Olympic gold medals, and they will likely say sweat and years of training. For Brazil's National Mint the answer is simpler: recycled silver. The 500-gram (17.6-ounce) Olympic gold medals that Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and other athletes will be competing for in Rio ...
 Rediff.com10 minutes ago For some golfers Olympic thrill trumps Zika fears  Rediff.com1 hour ago World No.1 golfer Day withdraws from Rio Olympics over Zika fears  Rediff.com17 hours ago

'The Champions Trophy silver medal is a big confidence boost'

'The silver medal at the Champions Trophy has instilled the confidence that we can match or even beat some of the best teams in the world.' Devindar Walmiki is no stranger to hardship. Brought up in a one-room apartment in Mumbai the talented midfielder has overcome adversity and injuries to steadily rise up the ranks and become a force to reckon with in Indian hockey. Earlier this month, the 24 year old provided ample evidence of his utility as the Indian hockey team returned from the ...
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Markets remain steady on strong rupee, firm global cues

  Markets continue to remain steady in the morning trades amid a rising rupee and crude oil prices. Gains in Asian equities have further boosted the sentiments. At 11:20 am, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 90 points to trade at 26,614 and the Nifty50 climbed 33 points to quote at 8,160. The rupee rose 19 paise to 67.76 against the dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange today on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Meanwhile, crude oil prices rose amid a potential ...
 Rediff.com20 minutes ago Alopecia Market Worth USD 11.8 Billion by 2024 - Increased Healthcare Expenditure - Research and Markets  Financial Buzz11 hours ago Analysts back CBN's NIFEX, say it would stabilise the Naira value, grow economy  Naija247News11 hours ago Global Interface Treatment Agent Industry 2016 Market Report; Launched via  Digital Journal11 hours ago

Publicity relentlessly seeks me, says Swamy in reply to PM's rebuke

BJP MP Subramnian Swamy, who had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's disapproval for his "craving for publicity", today suggested that it is publicity which "relentlessly seeks" him as he wrote about hordes of media persons waiting outside his residence. He also said that he stands by Modi as he admires his spine but took a dig at journalists planting "deliberately false stories" to provoke him. "New problem: when publicity relentlessly seeks a politician. 30 OVs outside the house, 200 ...
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How a differently-abled boy cleared the IIT entrance exam

The credit goes to his brother who carried him on his shoulders to school and later to the coaching classes. It's a tale of a 19-year-old Krishan Kumar Pandit who overcame his disability to clear the IIT entrance test, beating all odds. Kudos to his determination and to his brother Basant Kumar Pandit for taking him one step closer to attaining his dream. Here's his story. IMAGE: Basant Kumar Pandit carrying his polio-stricken brother Krishan. Photograph: Kind Courtesy YourStory The ...
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NOT AGAIN! Chit funds resurface in Bengal in a new avatar

  These ponzi schemes are not big like Saradha or other major chit funds companies which are presently under the scanner of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate After lying low for the past several years after the Saradha scandal unfolded, chit funds are back in business in rural West Bengal, this time under the garb of ‘agricultural schemes’. The consumer affairs department has started a campaign against these chit funds which are operating on a ...
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Jay Leno survives accident

Comedian and TV host Jay Leno survived an accident while shooting for his show "Garage." The former "Tonight Show" host was riding his car with legendary drag racer Bob Riggle when the accident happened, reported Aceshowbiz. Leno, 66, was behind the wheel when his car jolted and flipped several times before landing on its wheels. The two men were shaken but escaped the crash uninjured. "That was certainly exciting, It doesn't get more exciting than that. I actually do stuff like this every ...
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'US should adopt policy of total isolation against Pakistan'

The US should adopt a policy of "total isolation" against Pakistan to send a signal that it faces the prospect of becoming a "second North Korea" if it continues destabilising Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban and Haqqani network, a former top American diplomat has said."In the aftermath of the US drone attack killing Taliban leader Mullah Mansour, this is the time to increase the pressure by suspending all assistance to Pakistan -- military and civilian -- and move towards isolating ...
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Hurdles champion Pearson pulls out of Rio Olympics

IMAGE: Sally Pearson poses with her wax figure after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds in Sydney. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images. Australia's Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson has pulled out of the Rio de Janeiro games after tearing her hamstring in training, local media reported on Wednesday. The 29-year-old, who won gold in the 100 metres hurdles at the London Olympics, had battled back after being sidelined for a year by a wrist injury only to suffer the hamstring injury ...
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