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Sugary drinks may lead to earlier onset of menstrual periods

Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research published online 28 January in Human Reproduction. In the first study to look at the relation between sugar-sweetened drinks and the age at which girls have their first period, researchers followed 5583 girls, aged […]

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Economy

Rudy appeals to industry to scale skills with speed and standard

New Delhi — In a strategic meeting with industry partners, both philanthropic and corporate, on the country’s skill development agenda, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has asked various industries and corporations to come together to scale skill development initiatives with speed and bring about standardisation in the process. Addressing […]

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India

‘Smart cities’ with India-US collaboration soon

India and the United States today agreed on taking quick measures for development of Visakhapatnam, Allahabad and Ajmer as smart cities. Issues relating to development of these cities as smart cities were discussed in detail at a meeting between Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. […]

Why and how Anuj Dhar wrote ‘India’s Biggest Cover-Up’

This is journalist-researcher-author Anuj Dhar’s first letter to activist-journalist Surajit Dasgupta Dhar requested Dasgupta to introduce him to a new publisher who would help him explore the mystery beyond his previous book, Back from Dead: Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery (2005). A few emails and telephone exchanges thereafter, the writer began writing for Renu Kaul Verma’s Vitasta […]

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India

Most users rubbish Flipkart and Snapdeal

New Delhi — This morning, in response to full, front-page advertisements of the two e-commerce companies in leading newspapers, this correspondent asked his Facebook friends which of the two companies was offering better deals. Few responded to the question asked; most alleged they were both cheating their customers. Here are their responses (edited only for […]

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India

CBI inquiry into Manoj’s murder soon: Rajnath Singh

Kannur — Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the Union government will go for a CBI inquiry into the barbarous killing of RSS Kannur district leader Elanthottil Manoj on 1 September 2014. The minster was speaking while addressing the families of martyrs and those RSS and BJP workers who were maimed.  He also […]

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India

How international media views Modi’s US visit

Indians will, of course, be very excited about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, especially about a much listless government at home demitted office. The atmosphere in the milieu of the Indian Diaspora in the United States is electrifying, too. But how keenly is the world watching our prime minister? The introductory part of even […]

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Economy

Add ‘Trade in India’ to ‘Make in India’: Traders’ lobby

New Delhi — Associating itself with the Make in India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), a body of swadeshi brand traders urged the prime minister to undertake a “Trade in India” campaign too, explaining that the initiative would succeed only when products manufactured under the […]

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Economy

PM gives world ‘Make in India’ mantra formally

New Delhi — Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the “Make in India” initiative with an aim to boost India’s manufacturing sector. Addressing a gathering consisting of top global CEOs at an event in Vigyan Bhawan in the capital, the prime minister said FDI should be understood as “First Develop India” along with “Foreign Direct […]

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Economy

Crude oil, natural gas productions fall short of target

Reasons for shortfall explained. I.                    A. CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION  – PERFORMANCE Month / Period Planned Target (TMT) Actual Production (TMT) %age achievement Surplus(+) Shortfall(-) Vis-à-vis target (%age) Surplus(+) Shortfall(-) over last year   (%age) August 2014* 3325.513 3024.329 90.9 -9.1 -4.9 April2014-August 2014* 16200.017 15556.970 96.0 -4.0 -1.3 April2013-August 2013   15756.912       […]