Rain clouds thinning out in west & central India

Rain clouds thinning out in west & central India
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Low-flying clouds that usually bring rain in the monsoon have thinned out and reduced over the years in India, according to a study of 50 years of observations by the Indian Met department. This means that there will be more number of hotter days, less rainy days and more days with large difference between day and night temperatures.

June 15, 2017 at 07:56AM
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‘44% of India’s aged treated badly in public’

‘44% of India’s aged treated badly in public’
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Among other aspects of public life, the study also brought to light the elderly’s experience ranging from public transport, banks, post offices, interaction with vegetable vendors, chemists to hospitals both private and government and bill payment counters.

June 15, 2017 at 07:42AM
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Day after court relief, ED charges Mallya, others

Day after court relief, ED charges Mallya, others
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A day after a London court granted Vijay Mallya relief till December in an extradition case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday submitted a chargesheet in a Mumbai special court against the businessman and six others in a Rs 900-crore money laundering case.

June 15, 2017 at 07:45AM
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‘Auction’ of MLAs rocks TN assembly, Stalin evicted

‘Auction’ of MLAs rocks TN assembly, Stalin evicted
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During the ruckus the leader of the opposition, M K Stalin, demanded the dissolution of the assembly as, he said, the entire February 18 trust vote process was “fixed and bought over”. But Stalin’s attempts at intervention were cut short by the Speaker who disallowed his calling attention motion.

June 15, 2017 at 07:11AM
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AAP kept out of opposition grouping on Presidential poll

AAP kept out of opposition grouping on Presidential poll
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Congress and NCP on Wednesday struck down a proposal by other opposition parties to include the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in discussions to identify a presidential candidate. The proposal to include AAP in the discussions was moved by CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

June 15, 2017 at 07:00AM
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India, Australia kick off joint exercise Down Under

India, Australia kick off joint exercise Down Under
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Weeks after India refused Australia’s request to join the Malabar exercises, Indian warships began a weeklong naval exercise off the coast of western Australia. The second AUSINDEX exercises, the first in the Indian Ocean, are aimed at increasing interoperability between Australian and Indian naval forces, executing complex naval manoeuvres.

June 15, 2017 at 06:43AM
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‘Posterboys’ in UP to check rent-a-teacher scam

‘Posterboys’ in UP to check rent-a-teacher scam
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In order to check the widespread problem of fake teachers, primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will soon have photographs of “real” ones pasted on the walls. Officials said they have been forced to do this after frequent complaints about teachers sending “people on rent” instead of coming to class themselves.

June 15, 2017 at 06:38AM
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Headmaster turns empty classrooms into poultry farm

Headmaster turns empty classrooms into poultry farm
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Summer vacations in a primary school in Darshanpur in Rampur district turned out to be a meaty affair after it came to light that the headmaster in connivance with the gram pradhan’s husband was running a poultry farm in classrooms. Other livestock of the villagers were also found tethered on the school premises.

June 15, 2017 at 06:31AM
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Learning to read as adult changes brain: Study

Learning to read as adult changes brain: Study
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The researchers studied changes in the brain of 30 illiterate women from villages near Lucknow, aged between 18 and 30 years, after they received daily lessons in Hindi for six months. There were two control groups — 30 illiterate women given no training, and a group comprising literate women who had received no formal education.

June 15, 2017 at 06:19AM
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