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Leading industrialist P.R. Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, Chairman, Ramco Group, passed away in Rajapalayam on Thursday. He was 81. He is survived by his wife R. Sudarsanam, two daughters and son P. R. Venketrama Raja. Mr. Rajha, born in 1936 as the only son of P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja, founder of Ramco Group, played a big role in building the Group into a…Read more
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Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at the Sir H N Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai this morning. He was suffering from cancer. The hospital authorities refused to comment on his demise. The actor, who turned 70 on October 6, was admitted to the hospital on March 31. At the time, pictures of a frail and emaciated…Read more
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The United States has announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services comes on a day on which the federal agency started accepting applications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year…Read more
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PV Sindhu beat Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 to win the India Open final at the Siri Fort Complex here on Sunday. In front of a loud home crowd, Sindhu lost the lead just twice in an otherwise spectacular display of aggression against the Rio Olympics gold medallist. Sindhu raced to a 6-1 lead in the first game but…Read more
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Yogi Adityanath has been in the news for all variety of reasons. As a young chief minister, he has gone quite far in taking almost 50 decisions within a week of assuming charge beginning with asking his ministers to declare their assets within 15 days. Some of the major decisions have created ripples in the political community and society at large.…Read more
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Three hate crimes have deepened the fear among South Asians that Trump's rhetoric encouraged violence against them, but there is no evidence that Indians have been specifically targeted.And as long as there is no systematic targeting of Indians or condonation of such attacks by government agencies, there is precious little India can do, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan, who served…Read more
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A “co-ed institution” no longer means an institution that admits just boys and girls; from now on, it will include transgender students too. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has included this new definition for educational institutions in its 2017-18 approval process handbook, which prescribes norms and standards for grant of approvals to technical institutions. There are more…Read more
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India’s space agency has announced the successful launch of a record-breaking 104 nano satellites into orbit, all onboard a single rocket. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said the milestone launch, from the Sriharikota space centre in the country’s south, overtook the 2014 Russian record of 37 satellites in a single launch. On board was a 714kg satellite for earth observation…Read more
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Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has secured India's first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, ushering in a sense of relief across the country.  The 23-year-old Indian defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in a dramatic finish in the 58kg freestyle wrestling category, making a comeback in the final seconds to win 8-5. After her victory Malik jogged around the wrestling arena, carrying the Indian…Read more
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Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavlli continued her brilliant run by winning her second game in the Chinese A Division Chess League here today. Playing for Team Shandong, she beat Ni Shiqun of Team Tianjing to put her side in a sting position after two days. Harika comfortably drew her opening game against Qi Guo of Team Jiangsu. “I started today with…Read more
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