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BHUBANESWAR: The 10th edition of Wissenaire-2020, the annual techno-management fest of IIT Bhubaneswar, is all set to begin January 31. The theme of the three day mega fest is ‘Cosmic Expeditions: Astounding Odysseys Ensuring Humanity’s Existence.’ The opening day of Wissenaire will be graced by Manas Kumar Mandal, Director General (Life Sciences), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, the chief guest on the occasion, who will inaugurate the festival. This year’s Wissenaire will...

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Delhi police releases pictures of 70 suspects in Jamia University violence

New Delhi: Delhi Police has released the pictures of 70 suspects wanted in connection with the December 15 violence on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus here, an official statement said Wednesday. The SIT of Delhi Police Crime Branch zeroed in on the suspects on the basis of CCTV footage of the violence indulged in by them under the garb of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, police added. Police have since...

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8 killed, 38 injured as bus overturns in Ganjam

Berhampur (Odisha): At least eight people died and 38 others were injured after a bus overturned and rolled down a hilly road in Odisha’s Ganjam district early Wednesday. The private bus, which was on its way to Berhampur from Tikiri in Rayagada district, overturned and fell at least 30 feet below the road near Taptapani, Ganjam District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said. As per preliminary reports, at least eight persons have...

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Supreme Court rejects mercy rejection plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh

New Delhi: With three days remaining in the scheduled execution of death penalties in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case, the Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed convict Mukesh Singh's plea seeking judicial review of the rejection of his mercy petition by the President. With this decision by the top court, Mukesh has exhausted the last legal remedy available to him against the death sentence. A bench comprising Justices R. Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and...

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People usually have a perception that if they have kept their money in bank, it’s completely safe, which is really not the case. Hence, there is a need to increase the limit of bank deposit insurance which appropriately safeguards the account holders. Currently the sum insured is `1 lakh and it needs to move up. In a...

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BHUBANESWAR: The 10th edition of Wissenaire-2020, the annual techno-management fest of IIT Bhubaneswar, is all set to begin January 31. The theme of the three day mega fest is ‘Cosmic Expeditions: Astounding Odysseys Ensuring Humanity’s Existence.’ The opening day of Wissenaire will be graced by Manas Kumar Mandal, Director General (Life Sciences), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, the...

Govt school teachers find tuition more lucrative

Jamtikra: Even as government school teachers of Attabira block in Bargarh district remain busy in pursuing private tuitions, performance of students here has drastically come down. According to sources, many of the government school teachers openly indulge in private tuition, farming activities and insurance business, flouting guidelines of the state government. The officials of the school and...

Finally Warren Buffet gives up on newspapers

Los Angeles: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to sell its newspaper business to Lee Enterprises Inc for $140 million in cash, abandoning an industry the billionaire investor had long defended even as its financial prospects deteriorated. The transaction includes 31 daily newspapers and 49 weeklies including the daily ‘Omaha World-Herald’ in Berkshire’s hometown in Nebraska,...

Budget likely to raise spending to revive economic growth

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to raise spending on infrastructure and cut some personal tax in its 2020-2021 budget, to spur consumer demand and investment, government sources and economists have said. India is facing its worst economic slowdown in a decade. Growth slipped to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, worsening the job prospects...

RBI penalises HDFC Bank over KYC lapses

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on HDFC Bank for non-compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, the central bank said Wednesday. The RBI in a release said that supervisory evaluation of the bank (2016-17) revealed that the HDFC Bank had "failed to exercise ongoing due diligence" with regards...

Choose this virtual assistant during medical emergencies

Toronto:  While most virtual assistants do not yet live up to their considerable potential when it comes to providing users with relevant information on medical emergencies, Google Home and Alexa are more reliable than Siri and Cortana, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada. "We were hoping to find that...

Vote on anti-CAA motion in European Parliament delayed till March

London: A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), has been placed on the final agenda for debate at the Plenary Session Wednesday in Brussels. However, an expected vote on the motion Thursday has been postponed until the Parliament’s Plenary session in March. “Following...

 

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