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Rahul warns NDA government against distorting Constitution

Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS.S The aim of the union government is to distort the Constitution, which was drafted by B.R. Ambedkar, and implement the RSS agenda. We should go by what Ambedkar had exhorted us to do - educate, organise and a...

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India's legacy of pluralism, secularism at stake: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Calling for a narrative based on cultural and civilisational ethos of tolerance and compassion, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the legacy of pluralism and secularism was at stake. What is at stake is the legacy of pluralism and secularism, as citizens are no longer equal before the law and some are more equal than others in many parts of th...

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Reddy, Arya shine at national racing tourney

Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 21 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy emerged as the quickest in both free practice sessions of the MRF FF1600 while Arya Singh, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Kolkata, clinched the Student Cup (Formula 1300) with two wins and a podium finish in the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Friday. South African Devin Robertson, a guest d...

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Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday. Though the monsoon had set in the state in early June, it was subdued and truant till Sunday. Since July 17, it revived to rain heavily in the coastal, south interi...

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IIT-ians corner maximum Qualcomm Innovation fellowships

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Seven scholars from IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur are among 10 selected for six Qualcomm Innovation Fellow (QInF) programmes in India for the academic year 2017-18, an official said. They will conduct research on five broad topics like Advances in Communication Techniques; Robotics and Drones; Computer Vision and Virtual Reality; Imaging; and Machine Learning.

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Karnataka CM congratulates President-elect Kovind

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election to the office of the President. Under your stewardship, let there be a bright future for India, with equal opportunities to all the people across the country, said Siddaramaiah in a congratulatory message to the President-elect Kovind, said a statement from the chief ...

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Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday. We conducted a live brain circuit surgery on Abhishek Prasad to stimulate his left hand fingers even as he strummed his guitar in the operation theatre on July 11, Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital neu...

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Ola yet to plug policy gap that helped doctor's kidnappers

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Fourteen days after an Ola cab driver kidnapped a 29-year-old Delhi doctor, the cab service provider company is yet to fix a policy loophole that favoured the kidnappers. Sreekanth, 29, was kidnapped on July 6 from outside Preet Vihar Metro Station in east Delhi by an Ola cab driver, whose documents were not physically verified. Joint Commissioner of Pol...

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Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore a quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) in the like period a year ago. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the IT major said revenue for the quarter (Q1) unde...

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Rescued after 13 days, traumatised Delhi doctor thanks police

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after he was rescued from kidnappers who held him hostage for 13 days, 29-year-old Sreekanth struggled to find words as he faced questions on Thursday evening. Shaking and stammering, the balding 29-year-old Delhi doctor said: Thanks for saving me to the entire Delhi police team. Mistakes happen... Ola was not... he failed to complete the sentence. ...

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Wipro to buy back shares worth Rs 11,000 crore

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday proposed to buy back nearly 344 million shares of Rs 2 face value for Rs 11,000 crore ($1.7 billion) at Rs 320 ($4.95) per share. The board of directors approved a buyback proposal for purchase of 343.75 equity shares of Rs 2 each, representing 7.06 per cent of equity capital, from the company's shareholders on a propo...

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Wipro net dips 8 per cent quarterly, flat yearly

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Thursday reported Rs 2,080 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 8 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,260 crore quarter ago but 1.2 per cent up annually from (Rs 2,059 crore) the like period year ago. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the IT major said revenue for the quarter (Q1) under revie...

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Lara Dutta on hunt for Miss Universe India

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta, who was crowned Miss Universe back in 2000, has become a part of the journey to find the perfect Indian representative at the prestigious international beauty pageant. The winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva - Miss Universe India 2017 will represent the country at the next edition of Miss Universe. And to get there, Lara will help as a mentor.

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Russia's Kamov helicopter delivery to start 2 years after contract

Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Deliveries of Russian Ka-226T helicopters, which India is buying and which would subsequently be made in India, are expected to start two years after a final contract is signed following negotiations by a Joint Venture formed by the two countries, an official of Russian state-run firm Rostec has said. CEO of Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov said the Russian side ...

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NBA star Durant to visit India

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Thursday that NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country and coach the countrys top prospects at The NBA Academy India. Durant, the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, will visit the city on July 27 to do...

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A spiritual powerhouse and an iconic Swami

Title: Devi's Emerald; Author: Ruzbeh Nari Bharucha; Publishers: Vakils Feffer and Simons Pvt Ltd and Vishnu Sadanand Memorial Foundation; Pages: 274; Price: Rs 500. Title: Devi's Grace; Authors: Karen Rajesh and Vishal Desai; Publishers: Vakils Feffer and Simons Pvt Ltd and Vishnu Sadanand Memorial Foundation; Pages: 265; Price Rs 495. Devi's Emerald is a touching and beautifull...

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'LinkedIn Lite' Android App launched in India

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Professional networking giant LinkedIn on Thursday rolled out the 'LinkedIn Lite' Android app, a faster and lighter version of its flagship app, in India. The Lite app offers a seamless and intuitive experience of LinkedIn to users on Android's operating system, that accounts for 97 per cent of India's smartphone market. LinkedIn has more than 42 million...

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Karnataka to gift laptops to 1.5 lakh 'poor' students

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government will gift laptops to 1.5 lakh students of 'poor' families joining colleges across the state this academic year, Law Minister T. B. Jaychandra said on Wednesday. The state cabinet has approved to distribute laptops free of cost to 1.5 lakh students who got admission in government and aided medical, engineering, first grade and polytechnic...

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Canara Bank net up 10 per cent in Q1

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) State-run Canara Bank on Wednesday reported Rs 252 crore net profit for first quarter of 2017-18, registering 10 per cent annual growth over Rs 229 crore in the same period last year. Net interest income for the quarter under review, grew 18 per cent year-on-year to Rs 2,713 crore and non-interest income 33 per cent to Rs.2,109 crore, said the city-based bank in...

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Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Netherlands on space technology

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Netherlands on cooperation in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. The MoU was signed on May 11 and 22, 2017 at Bengaluru and The Hague, respectively. An official release said that the MoU would enable cooperation in areas such...

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