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British women's pay goes up, but gender pay gap remains

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Women's pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday. ONS said the gender pay gap for full-time workers was entirely in favour of men for all occupations, reported Xinhua news agency. The pay gap has fallen from 10....

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UP okays drinking inside liquor model shops

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops. This comes after an amendment in section 24(a) of the Combined Excise Act of 1910 was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday. The meet was scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed as the Chief ...

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Air quality deteriorates across Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After a brief respite, the air quality of the national capital and regions around it worsened on Wednesday again, with pollution levels slipping back to severe or severe-plus category in many areas. As the pollution level went from poor to very poor over the past 24 hours due to a drop in air quality and a sharp rise in moisture-gripping effluents, the Air Qualit...

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Philippines volcano erupts forcing 34,000 to flee

Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday. Romina Marasigan, spokesperson from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told media that the evacuation figure due to the eruption of Mayon volcano was brought to 34,003 on Wedn...

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First European database of valuable e-waste created

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Expert organisations have joined hands to create the first European database of valuable materials available for urban mining from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, electronic waste, discarded electrical equipment and mining waste, it was announced on Wednesday. A smartphone contains around 40 different critical raw materials, with a concentration of gold 25 to 30...

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Three who fired at police in Delhi held in Goa

Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Three persons wanted in the national capital for shooting at Delhi Police personnel during a routine check last week have been arrested in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, police said on Wednesday. Vipin Sunil Dagar, 24, Praveen Surjay Dagar, 23, both residents of Jharoda Kalan in Delhi, and Ajay Kumar Ahlawat, 22, from Jhajjar in Haryana were arrested w...

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Pooja excited after conquering World champion

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Yet to come to terms with the fact that she has defeated reigning World and Olympic champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), rising Indian star Pooja Dhanda is looking forward to creating more landmarks in the tournament. Turning out for the Punjab Royals, Pooja recorded the biggest victory of her career when she defeated Maroulis 7-6 in a women...

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S. African captain du Plessis fined for over-rate offences

Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was on Wednesday fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's 135-run win against India at Centurion. ICC match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after du Plessis's side was ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordan...

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U19 World Cup: Proteas, Kiwis, secure knockout berths

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa and New Zealand won their respective Group A matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the ICC U19 World Cup on Wednesday. South Africa produced a superb all-round performance to defeat defending champions West Indies by 76 runs in a pulsating encounter at the Bay Oval Stadium here. Asked to bat first, South Africa rode on an...

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Du Plessis rates second game as 'one of the harder Tests'

Centurion, Jan 17 (IANS) Hailing his side's all-round effort in hammering India by 135 runs in the second cricket Test here, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Wednesday admitted that it was one of the tougher Tests of his career. It took a lot of hard work over the last five days. We were on top pretty much most of the times. One of the harder Tests, given batting and bowling was to...

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Sensex climbs mount 35k first time, Nifty50 hits 10,800 intra-day

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Optimism around quarterly corporate earnings, along with an upward rally in banking stocks and healthy inflow of foreign funds, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- to record high levels on Wednesday. Also, the government's decision on Wednesday to cut the size of additional borrowing to Rs 20,000 crore of government securities f...

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ostyuk, 15, stuns tennis world by reaching 3rd round

Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) With Aussie tennis fans out in force on Wednesday to cheer on local favourite Olivia Rogowska in her second round match against Marta Kostyuk, most in attendance had no idea her Ukrainian opponent was about to make history. But a collective gasp rang out across Court 3 when the teenager revealed in a post-match, on-court interview that she was born in 2002 and is...

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Golfers Ahmed, Srirampura qualify for National finals

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Golfers Zubaer Ahmed CAT (0-18) and Prabhu Srirampura CAT (19-24) qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. Zubaer carded a nett score of 70.4 and Prabhu carded a nett score of 72.4 to grab the qualifications spots here. The best Gross Winner of the day was H.B. Raju Gowda with an excellent round of 73 and t...

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Parties makes promises of development only during polls: Praful Patel

Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 17 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Tuesday said political parties make tall promises of development only during elections. The problems of people are at their peak but political parties come with tall promises for development only during elections. For the past five years, the government was busy in corruption and now ahead of election...

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N. Ireland to play S. Korea for first time in friendly

Belfast, Jan 17 (IANS) Northern Ireland will lock horns with Asian football superpowers South Korea for the first time in a friendly match at Windsor Park here on March 24. The tie will be a warm-up for the Koreans who are slated to take part in the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer, a BBC report said. They have a big squad so I've no doubt their players will be out to impress...

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Hero Team's Mena finishes 4th in 10th stage of Dakar Rally

Belen (Argentina), Jan 17 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally's Oriol Mena finished an impressive fourth in the 10th stage to jump to the overall 14th spot in the Dakar Rally here. Showing gritty performance and flawless navigation, the Spanish rider on Tuesday was aggressive from the beginning and finished the stage in a very commendable fourth position -- his best Dakar stage finish till...

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Equity indices surge as banks stocks gain, Sensex climbs mount 35k

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday traded with substantial gains during the mid-afternoon session, with the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE hitting the 35,000-mark on an intra-day basis for the first time. The Sensex has so far hit an intra-day high of 35,024.55 points. According to market observers, optimism around quarterly corpo...

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Bitcoin falls over 20% in Asia over new restriction fears

Tokyo, Jan 17 (IANS) The price of Bitcoin fell by more than 20 per cent over the last 24 hours in major markets in Asia over fears of fresh restrictions in South Korea and China. Bitcoin was valued at an average price of 1,394 million yen ($12,562) in Japanese exchange houses at 3.20 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday, and 13,513 million won ($12,628) in South Korea, according to the CryptoC...

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Galaxy On7 Prime with 'Samsung Mall' now in India

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refreshing its budget segment, Samsung India on Wednesday launched Galaxy On7 Prime -- the first smartphone from the South Korean tech giant that comes with a Make for India feature named Samsung Mall. The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 14,990 while the 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage variant will cost Rs 12,990. Both the variants c...

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Gunn offers $100,000 to get Trump's weight

Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker James Gunn has offered $100,000 to know the accurate weight of US President Donald Trump. After Trump's first physical assessment as President was made public on Tuesday, the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker didn't believe the results which says that Trump is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 239 pounds, reports hollywoodrepoerter.com. I will g...

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