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BRUGELETTE (Belgium): A baby giant panda was born in a Belgian zoo on Thursday, a rare event for an endangered species that numbers fewer than 2,000 worldwide. The healthy male cub was born in the early hours at the Paira Daiza wildlife parkto six-year-old Hao Hao  and her mate Xing Hui.The pink, blind,




Kolhapur: A team of Deharadun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) on Wednesday visited the proposed ghat section of Shivdav-Sonavade in Bhudargad and held discussions on various issues with the forest officials.
The team is working on how to issue permission for constructing the 8.5km-long 
HERAT (AFGHANISTAN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday conferred with Afghanistan's highest civilian honour, the Amir Amanullah Khan Award. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani conferred the award on Modi after the two leaders jointly inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, that was rebuilt with India's aid. A true brotherhood honoured. PM is awarded with the Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan's highest civilian
HYDERABAD: Telangana government has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with California state of the US for cooperation in a number of sectors, including business innovation, alternative energy and education. "This MoU will open new avenues for exchange of innovative ideas between startups in Telangana and Silicon Valley . I am confident that startups in both geographies would benefit immensely from this MoU," Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao said in
Ranked 16th in the competition, Bhakti first came into the limelight with the victory over her Iranian counterpart, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh. Following which, she remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Though she had to face a draw in the sixth
Indian tennis star Leander Paes completed a so-called 'Career Slam' in mixed doubles with Swiss partner Martina Hingis with a hard-fought win over compatriot Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig on Friday.
The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair eked out a 4-6 6-4 10-8 win over the second seeds in the summit clash that lasted one hour and 28 minutes.The 42-year-old Paes had won the Australian Open,
New York, June 4 (IANS) Software giant Google, in its Self-Driving Car Project's latest monthly report, has said that it has been experimenting with horn algorithms in the vehicle.The company is experimenting with the algorithm by playing the horn inside the car to make sure the honking does not confuse other drivers."It is also an important step in developing the capabilities of autonomous cars, and highlights the fact that teaching robots to drive among humans is
Telecom network operator Sprint has demonstrated 5G mobile technology at the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament in Santa Clara, California.The 5G demonstration utilized 73 GHz millimeter wavelength spectrum to deliver peak download speeds of more than 2 Gbps.Soccer fans experienced a live streaming virtual reality system from VideoStitch that was responsive and with low lag due to the low
With a network that carries information in the quantum properties of single particles, you can create secure keys for secret messaging and potentially connect powerful quantum computers in the future. But scientists think you will need equipment in space to get global reach.Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Strathclyde, UK, have become the first to test in orbit technology for satellite-based
This year’s laureates were selected for the direct detection of gravitational waves, the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, and for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics goes to Ronald W.P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss. Gerd Binnig, Christoph Gerber and Calvin Quate share the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The Kavli Prize in 
World Health Organisation (WHO) said Maldives and Sri Lanka in the South East Asian region have eliminated lymphatic filariasis, a disease that was crippling people for decades, though India is yet to achieve this feat.WHO termed it as a "significant" progress against neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in its South-East Asia Region which also includes India. "The achievement by Maldives and Sri Lanka demonstrates the resolve of these countries and the
Delhi High Court on Friday directed Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to surrender before Tihar Jail by July 15 to serve out the remainder six days of the total 10-day imprisonment awarded to him in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. Yadav had spent four days in jail from December 3, 2013 till December 6, 2013 after which a division bench of the High Court had suspended the sentence on his appeal. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma upheld the
Union HRD MinisterSmriti Irani said that the government will also launch Shaala Asmita Yojana, a student tracking mechanism to improve learning outcome. The minister said this programme aims to track the educational journey of close to 25 crore school students from Class I to Class XII across 15 lakh school in the country. This will be the world's largest student tracking system. NDA government has taken a major initiative to bring back droputs to school and for 
Beginning with Afghanistan, PM Modi inaugurated the Afghanistan-india Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, in Herat province, along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. This Dam is expected to produce 42 MW of electricity and water nearly 75 ,000 hectares of farmland. Both the leaders will also hold talks on a range of issues including current situation in Afghanistan. "Looking forward to my visit 
Scientists have discovered the oldest known population of plant root stem cells in a 320 million- year-old fossil, providing a window into how ancient roots developed. The research marks the first time an actively growing fossilized root has been discovered - in effect, an ancient plant frozen in time. The cells, which gave rise to the roots of an ancient plant, were found in a fossilized root tip at Oxford University in the UK. "I was examining one of the fossilized soil slides
Desert Eagle II, which was the second in the series of bilateral exercises between Indian Air Force (IAF) and United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAE AF), concluded on 03 Jun 2016.  This was a ten-day air combat exercise in which the IAF and the UAE Air Force undertook air exercises from Al-Dhafra Air Base, Abu Dhabi starting from 22 May 2016. It is pertinent to note that India and United Arab Emirates have strong bilateral relations which date
MUMBAI: CR Sasikumar assumed the charge of Managing Director of State Bank of Travancore BSE -0.07 % (SBT), one of the associate banks of State Bank of India BSE -2.02 % (SBI), on June 1. Prior to this, he was working as Deputy Managing Director , Inspection and Management Audit at SBI Corporate Centre in Hyderabad. 
KOLKATA: The Karnataka government has allowed generators in the state to sell power outside the state following improvement in power supply situation. "Following improved power supply in the state as a result of increased generation from hydel companies, the state government has lifted the ban that barred generators to sell power outside the state," said a power sector official. Earlier the state had directed power generators in Karnataka to operate at
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the universe is expanding 5 percent to 9 percent faster than expected. Discovery in this regard was made by an international team of researchers of the Space Telescope Science Institute and The Johns Hopkins University. How it was discovered? Astronomers made this discovery by developing innovative techniques that helped to improve the precision of distance
CHANDIGARH: Solar power firm Azure Power is investing nearly Rs 800 crore to set up solar power projects with capacity of 150 MW in Punjab's Fazilka and Bathinda districts. The plants are part of 500 MW capacity lined up for commissioning in Punjab in the current financial year by Hindustan Clean Energy (50MW), Mytrah (50 MW), Photon (150MW) and Prayanta (100 MW).  Azure Power is setting up plants in villages of Badal, Bahadurgarh Jadian in Bathinda
An international team of astrophysicists have discovered an unusual astronomical object — an Einstein ring. This phenomenon was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and has been given its own name “The Canarias Einstein ring”. What is Einstein ring? In observational astronomy, an Einstein ring (Einstein-Chwolson ring) is the deformation (distortion) of the light from a source (such as a star or galaxy) into a ring through
A team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) has created a unique bionic leaf that uses sunlight (solar energy) to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2. This artificial photosynthesis device has been dubbed bionic leaf 2.0. The new system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10% efficiency.  Its efficiency is much higher than the 1% seen in the
NASA scientists using a new satellite-based method have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions that cause pollution. The unreported emission sources were found in the analysis of satellite data from 2005 to 2014. These sources are clusters of coal-burning power plants, oil and gas operations and smelters notably found in West Asia, Mexico and parts of Russia. SO2 is a known health hazard
Haryana Government has launched Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore. It was launched by state Chief Minister Manohar Lal by releasing 2 captive bred Himalayan Griffons vultures in the pre-release aviaries close to the breeding centre at Pinjore. The vultures were released as part of the soft release or reintroduction programme, in a pre-release aviary where they 
The winners of the Kerala State Television Awards 2015 have been announced by Kerala Chalachitra Academy on Friday, June 3. The winners were selected by the jury members including, Chairman Nemom Pushparaj, Sona Nair, Anil Thomas, Salam Bappu, VIjayakumar and CR Rajamohan.Malayalam entertainment channel Flowers TV has bagged as many as six
The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has called for a complete ban on tourism activity at Galjibag beach in South Goa to protect the turtle nesting spots there.The GCZMA in its recommendations said that tourism activity including erection of shacks should be banned at Galjibag beach, which is one of the prime shorelines of the state.The
Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 1 June 2016 notified the constitution of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) andNational Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) with immediate effect.  Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya, Judge (Retd.), Supreme Court of India appointed as the Chairperson of the NCLAT while Justice MM Kumar, Judge (Retd.) appointed as the President of the
India and Tunisia on 2 June 2016 signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in Information Technology and promotion of traditional handicrafts. The MoUs were signed after the delegation level talks between the two countries in the presence of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid in Tunis. After the meet, the two nations also released a
P Sreeramakrishnan was on 3 June 2016 elected as the Speaker of the 14th legislative assembly of Kerala. He was the candidate of ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and a two-time legislator from Ponnani constituency. In the voting held, he secured 92 votes against UDF's V.P. Sajeendran from Kunnathunadu constituency, who got 46 votes in the 140-member legislative assembly. The only MLA
P Dhanapal and Pollachi V Jayaraman on 3 June 2016 were unanimously re-elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively for the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.The two AIADMK leaders held the respective offices in the previous assembly also.As Soon as the House assembled on 3 June 2016, the Protem Speaker S Semmalai announced Dhanapal as Speaker as he was the only person to
This is exactly what we have been expecting to happen. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. economy only added 38,000 jobs in May. This was way below the 158,000 jobs that analysts were projecting, and it is also way below what is needed just to keep up with population growth. In addition, the number of jobs created in
WASHINGTON: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here, a top US business advocacy group has asked the Obama administration to re-launch bilateral investment treaty ( BIT ) negotiations with India as soon as possible and support its membership in the APEC grouping. The US India Business Council ( USIBC ) - which represents about 350 American companies having footprint in India - said this in a joint letter to Secretary of State John Kerry , Commerce
NEW DELHI: With an aim to bolster ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a five-nation visit to Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico focus of which will be to enhance India's engagement in areas of trade, energy and security, besides pushing for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Modi is likely to seek support of Switzerland and Mexico for India's membership of the 48-member NSG as both these countries are key
Maharashtra's Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse who had been embroiled in a slew of controversies has resigned. Khadse on Saturday morning met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the latter's official residence 'Varsha'. The writing was on the wall for Khadse who was facing a barrage of serious allegations against him. Khadse had to put in his papers after a damning report against him was forwarded by Fadnavis to BJP Chief Amit Shah a couple
SINGAPORE: The US is working "very hard" on changing its "outdated" export control policy on India as the two strategic partners seek to continue working together on a large number of projects, including in the military sector, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said today. "The United States is working very hard on changing India's status in the US export system which is also somewhat outdated," he said in response to a question on what was expected from Prime
NEW DELHI: Food worth Rs 92,000 crore is wasted in India every year because of poor facilities but this wastage will come down sharply with the government's plan to set up numerous agro processing clusters across the country and nod to 100% foreign direct investment in food retail, food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said. The government is also looking at a proposal to set up cold storage in existing mandis across the country for fresh fruits and
NEW DELHI: India is now set to discuss the possible sale of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to Vietnam, even as Indian, American and Japanese warships gear up to hold the Malabar exercise off Okinawa from June 10 in a move that has aready ruffled the feathers of a prickly China . Defence sources on Friday said talks on the export of the 290-km range BrahMos missile , which India has jointly developed with Russia, will take place when defence minister Manohar
PHOENIX: Muhammad Ali , the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family. He was 74. 
Earlier, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was being treated in hospital for a second day Friday for a respiratory ailment , amid reports his condition was deteriorating. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the
TOKYO: A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world's oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts . Spritely senior Shigemi Hirata received his Guinness World Records certificate yesterday after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kyoto University of Art and Design earlier this year, local media reported today. Born on a Hiroshima farm in 1919 - the year the Allies and Germany signed
MUMBAI: Nita Ambani , Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation has been nominated as a candidate to be a new member, pending election, of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ), headquartered at Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday. The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the
Gurgaon, June 03, 2016: Indian Brand Convention 2016 & BAM (Branding, Advertising and Marketing) Awards & Recognitions, the platform where Branding, Marketing, Design, Communications, Advertising, Sales, Creative, Event Management professionals from across the industry come together with a learning and networking motive, concluded on May 28 at the Ramada Gurgaon Central, Gurgaon. The event drew industry leaders, including professionals from 
Hungama, India’s first and largest digital entertainment destination, has partnered with The 6th Gionee Colors Gima Awards Co Powered By Hungama & Renault Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards once again, marking their second consecutive association. The awards, aimed at recognizing emerging musical talent across 

Kidzee, India’s largest network of preschool chain in Asia is bestowed with ‘National Early Child Playschool Chain of the Year’ honour by Indian Education Awards. Indian Education Awards, facilitated by Franchise India are the most esteemed education awards which recognize the excellence in the sector. Kidzee has established its

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