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Trump Names Indian-Origin Seema Verma as Healthcare Secretary

Seema Verma, an Indian origin American consultant in Pence’s Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, has been named by US President-elect Donald Trump’s as Secretary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience will transform “our health care system for the benefit of all Americans.” Under the Indiana ...

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Sedition Case Against Amnesty International: Rahul Gandhi Reiterates Opposition

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked Congress government in Karnataka not to overstep on sedition case filed against Amnesty International, coming to the rescue of the international outfit on the lines his earlier stand against the draconian clause slapped against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar by Delhi Police in February this year. Rahul Gandhi’s political guide Digvijaya Singh said there was ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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Neutrino Project: Unrelenting Vaiko Tries to Rope in Kerala Against it

Unrelenting, MDMK general secretary Vaiko has met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking his support against the prestigious Rs.1,500 crore neutrino project in Tamil Nadu. In his meeting, Vaiko submitted a petition to Chandy to join the opposition against the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project as it would impact Kerala’s Idukki district too. Vaiko told Chandy that the Tamil Nadu ...

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Watch Today’s Celestial Wonder with Naked Eye as Jupiter Moves Closest to Earth

Today, Indians can watch the biggest planet Jupiter in its closest approach to the Earth and those in the east coast of India from Kolkata to Viskhapatnam will have a brighter sight of the celestial wonder. For sky-gazers, Jupiter (Bruhaspati/Guru in Hindi/Telugu) will appear larger than usual tonight, said the Planetary Society of India. It said the planet will be ...

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Neutrino Observatory Makes India Part of Hub for High-end Physics Research: Expert

By N.B. Nair Mumbai: High-energy physics in India is set for a Rs.1,500 crore ($235 million) boost in the shape of a laboratory for studying neutrinos – subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements in the atmosphere, a project that aims to make this country a global hub for high-end scientific experiments. The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project ...

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Hate Speech: Forgive Sadhvi Niranjan, Resume Work, Urges Modi

Amid controversy that still hogs limelight over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged parliament to resume the work and forgive the minister for her remarks. Modi said, “The Minister concerned apologised. She is a first time member and comes from a rural background. When a colleague in Parliament apologises, it is upon our learned ...

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