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Women more likely to have thyroid disorder: Experts

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Owing to greater sensitivity to hormonal changes, women are eight times more likely to develop thyroid disorder than men, says a report from SRL Diagnostics. Thyroid is a two-inch-butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of our neck and is a part of the endocrine gland system. Thyroid hormone, produced and stored in the gland is majorly responsible for regulat...

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How EU data privacy law will apply to Indian firms

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to give citizens in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their personal information also applies to an Indian entity if it monitors the behaviour of individuals in the EU. Non-compliance of GDPR rules can cost companies a fortune -- 20 million Euros or four per cent of annual turnover. The s...

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Private hospitals remain shut in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Healthcare services were affected in Odisha as thousands of private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres remained closed on Friday, officials said. Hospitals across Odisha supporting the 24-hour ceasework strike called by the All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF) demanding several amendments to the Odisha Clinical Establishments (Control ...

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SEBI issues notice to ICICI Bank, CEO Kochhar in Videocon case

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Private lender ICICI Bank on Friday said that Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has sought responses from the company and its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar on alleged non-compliance of the erstwhile 'Listing Agreement' and the 'Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015'. According to a BSE filing, SEBI sought the reply via a notic...

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EU data privacy law in motion, onus now on India to protect citizens

New Delhi/London, May 25 (IANS) The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that gives citizens in the European Union (EU) more rights to control their privacy came into effect on Friday -- a move that should inspire other countries, including India, to protect individuals' digital rights. While the EU regulations give individuals greater control over how their data is bei...

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Death of Tuticorin protestors brings focus back on Vedanta's environment violations

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) The death of 13 anti-Sterlite Copper protestors in the police firing in Tuticorin has worsened the situation, focussing the limelight on its parent company Vedanta's environmental violations. Vedanta has said that it has followed the law at its copper smelter plant on pollution, but environmentalists and other activists point to major unresolved issues at Tuticorin...

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Lyon win record 5th Women's Champions League title

Kiev, May 25 (IANS) Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4-1 here to win a third consecutive UEFA Women's Champions League title and their fifth overall, a new record for the competition. The 90 minutes of regulation time between the two powerhouses of women's club football in Europe -- this was the third time they played each other in the final -- offered little in the way of excitement on Thursday,...

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GDPR: Tough EU data protection law comes into effect

London, May 25 (IANS) The General Data Protection Regulation -- better known as GDPR -- that gives citizens of the European Union (EU) more rights to control their personal information comes into effect from Friday. With the new regulations in force, companies working in the EU -- or any association or club -- must now get express consent to collect personal information, or face hefty fi...

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Trump signs law easing post-crisis regulation of banks

Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that partially repeals the 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which imposed tighter financial regulations in response to the global financial meltdown of 2008. The legislation I'm signing today rolls back the crippling Dodd-Frank regulations that are crushing community banks and credit unions nationwide, Efe quoted ...

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Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday. These regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19. The rule came into...

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Thoothukudi plant not operating since March 27: Vedanta

Thoothukudi/Chennai, May 24 (IANS) London-listed Vedanta Resources on Thursday said that its Sterlite copper smelter plant at Thoothukkudi district, whose closure has been accompanied by two days of rioting, arson and police firing, has not been operating since March 27, 2018. On Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) ordered the closure of the plant with immediate ef...

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Sudhir Mishra on board for Indian adaptation of 'Hostages'

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller Hostages, which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil. Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is working on the Indian adaptation of the show. The web series will be produced by Banijay Asia. I trea...

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ED searches in Delhi, Haryana in case against NGO, owner

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted nearly a dozen searches in Delhi and Haryana as part of its FCRA and money laundering probe against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India and its owner Deepak Talwar, and four others. The probe under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act was launched against the accu...

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Cabinet approves MoU with Turkey on import of poppy seeds

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an MoU between India and Turkey to ensure quick and transparent processing for import of poppy seeds. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Turkish Grain Board will maintain an online system to enable regulation of export of poppy seeds to India. Each year, the quantity of poppy seeds whic...

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GDPR law will herald a new era in consumer trust: Microsoft India

New Delhi/San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) With the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR coming into effect on Friday, Microsoft India has said that the law will herald a new era in consumer trust. Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari on Wednesday said the company vows to extend the core rights guaranteed under the new regulations to all of its customers wor...

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Microsoft to extend GDPR privacy rights to customers worldwide

San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) As the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation -- better known as GDPR -- officially takes effect on May 25, Microsoft has announced it will extend the core rights guaranteed under the new regulations to all of its customers worldwide. GDPR empowers people to control their personal information, setting a strong standard for privacy and data prot...

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Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach

Brussels, May 22 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders. Zuckerberg stressed that the social networking giant is trying to plug loopholes across its services, including curbing fake news and political interference on its platform in the wake of upcoming ele...

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Wolfsburg survive relegation playoff to stay in Bundesliga

Kiel (Germany), May 22 (IANS) Wolfsburg are assured of another season in German top-flight football after defeating Holstein Kiel 1-0 here in the second leg of the relegation playoff to prevail 4-1 on aggregate. While dominating possession, the hosts failed to seriously threaten the Wolfsburg goal, reports Efe. On Monday, Robin Knoche scored for the visitors in the 75th minute an...

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Mexican firm suspended after Cuban plane crash

Mexico City, May 22 (IANS) Mexico's civil air authority has suspended the operations of a company that owned the plane which crashed in Cuba killing 111 people. It is the country's deadliest air disaster in 30 years. The charter company, Aerolineas Damojh, had leased the airplane in question to Cuban state airlines Cubana de Aviacion, and is under extraordinary verification, the BBC repo...

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Kingfisher Airlines among 18 firms to be delisted from NSE

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) along with 17 other firms will be delisted from the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) from May 30. According to a NSE circular, companies like KFA, Agro Dutch Industries, Broadcast Initiatives and Lumax Automotive Systems among others will be delisted. The stock exchange said that firms like Brandhouse Retails, Elder Ph...

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