• Ahead of Karnataka polls, Siddaramiah govt declares minority status to Lingayat community
Ahead of Karnataka polls, Siddaramiah govt declares minority status to Lingayat community

The Mahasabha urged the state government not to divide the community. "That may not happen as people of the community can clearly see the motive behind taking such a decision just before the elections", he said. For decades, adherents of Lingayat Dharma, an 800-year-old tradition with some resemblance to Hinduism, have lobbied the Indian government...

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  • #Aadhaar biometric authentication process not 100% secure, UIDAI CEO in Supreme Court
#Aadhaar biometric authentication process not 100% secure, UIDAI CEO in Supreme Court

Representing the Centre, Attorney General KK Venugopal also quoted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Supreme Court to put forth its arguments supporting Aadhaar . Pandey also mentioned that while 100 percent authentication success was not possible due to variables like connectivity, machine not working etc. the Aadhaar Act takes care o...

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  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Chhetri support football in Kochi cricket venue row
Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Chhetri support football in Kochi cricket venue row

C. Moideen. Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram MP, said he has spoken to Vinod Rai against the KCA's freaky decision to transfer an ODI match to Kochi, whose ground was last used for the U-17 Football World Cup. "Kerala has at least two world-class cricket grounds: Thiruvananthapuram's SportsHub & Wayanad's scenic hilltop field". Former cricketer Sac...

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  • NHS staff due to receive 6.5% pay rise
NHS staff due to receive 6.5% pay rise

NHS workers have been subject to the Government's controversial public sector pay cap for seven years, limited to an annual increase of no more than 1%. "It won't solve every problem in the NHS, but would go a long way towards making dedicated health staff feel more valued, lift flagging morale, and help turn the tide on employers" staffing proble...

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  • Myanmar president retiring, military representative to be in position of executive power
Myanmar president retiring, military representative to be in position of executive power

Analysts, however, expect no other changes in the government. Myanmar's first civilian president, Htin Kyaw , has recently signed a decision to quit his duty after rulling for over a half-century. "We need to respect his decision", said NLD spokesperson Monywa Aung Shin. Under Htin Kyaw , a former academic and writer, the office of president ...

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  • Spotting Alzheimer's Early Could Save America $7.9 Trillion
Spotting Alzheimer's Early Could Save America $7.9 Trillion

In Illinois, there were 3,686 deaths from Alzheimer's disease in 2015 - almost a 13 percent increase from 2014. As the population of the US ages, Alzheimer's is becoming a more common cause of death, and it is the only top 10 cause of death that can not be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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  • Deputy suspended for sleeping on duty Monday at Stoneman Douglas High School
Deputy suspended for sleeping on duty Monday at Stoneman Douglas High School

The first call followed the discovery of a receipt in Cruz's room for a gun and bullets, the second after he dug a hole in the backyard that she anxious was to bury a gun and the third time after he punched holes in the wall and hurt her eldest son.

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  • Can you guess the cities with the best quality of life?
Can you guess the cities with the best quality of life?

Auckland has been ranked the third-best city for quality of living in a recent global survey. Singapore (25) and Montevideo (77) were the highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America respectively. "Vienna remains the highest ranking city in Europe and globally, providing resident and expatriates with high security, well-structured public tran...

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  • New Male Birth Control Pill Could Soon Be A Reality
New Male Birth Control Pill Could Soon Be A Reality

Stephanie Page, during the Endocrine Society's Annual conference. A contaraceptives pill for men has come a step closer to development. "Dimethandrolone is a modified form of testosterone , which has been chemically modified to get rid of the problem of liver toxicity", she explained.

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  • Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move
Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

Russian Federation is to expel 23 British diplomats in a row over the nerve agent attack on an-ex spy and his daughter in the UK. The Kremlin's Peskov called the allegation that Putin was involved "a shocking and unforgivable breach of the diplomatic rules of decent behaviour", TASS news agency reported.

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  • Tottenham boss Pochettino hails 'fantastic' FA Cup win
Tottenham boss Pochettino hails 'fantastic' FA Cup win

After a tame opening to the quarter-final, Eriksen brought the tie to life with a stunning effort to open the scoring. Victory means Spurs will feature in a semi-final at Wembley, which is their home ground this term, and Eriksen conceded it will be "weird" playing there without being able to fill the stadium with their own fans.

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  • Civilians flee Syrian fighting on 2 fronts
Civilians flee Syrian fighting on 2 fronts

Tens of thousands emerged from Hamouria and other opposition towns to escape the onslaught. Rights groups have condemned the Turkish operation as causing "unlawful" civilian deaths by failing to take necessary precautions before carrying out air strikes.

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  • FDA Begins Push to cut Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes
FDA Begins Push to cut Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes

The nicotine levels delivered by conventional cigarettes made domestically are in the range of 1.1 to 1.7 milligrams, according to the notice . Although the move could be a significant blow to the tobacco industry, initial reaction from companies was muted.

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  • Finland ranked happiest country in the world, says United Nations report
Finland ranked happiest country in the world, says United Nations report

What is observed is Upper Northern Hemisphere countries with cold climates being happier than the rest of the world. Finland was rated as the happiest country for immigrants as well as the overall happiest country. Finland is at the top of both rankings, having moved from its fifth position in 2017 to topple Norway , while Burundi ra...

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  • NBA Round Up: Westbrook, Simmons add to triple-double prowess
NBA Round Up: Westbrook, Simmons add to triple-double prowess

The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a win Tuesday night to maintain the fourth spot in the Western Conference and Russell Westbrook was able to do that for them. Dakari Johnson started in his place but played just seven minutes, scoring three points with two rebounds. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Thunder ar...

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  • United Nations human rights chief says Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation
United Nations human rights chief says Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation

Furthermore, CHR said that the Philippines has been a signatory to treaties in human rights, meaning, these global human rights groups were given the authority to monitor the situation in the country, and recommend certain measures for improvement.

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  • United Nations official says violence and torture continues on Rohingya
United Nations official says violence and torture continues on Rohingya

The two countries reached a deal in November to begin repatriation within two months, but repatriation has not begun, with stateless Rohingya, who face restrictions on their movements in Myanmar, still crossing the border. In Rakhine state, Myanmar appeared to be pursuing a policy of forced starvation to make life there unsustainable for the Rohing...

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  • Met Opera fires conductor James Levine after sexual abuse probe
Met Opera fires conductor James Levine after sexual abuse probe

Levine to continue to work at the Met", the statement said. That sparked a massive investigation by the Met, and led to Levine's ultimate dismissal. Up until now, all public allegations against Levine had concerned an earlier era in his career, before he became principal conductor at the Met in 1973.

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  • Autonomous flying taxi firm, backed by Google co-founder, unveils first plane
Autonomous flying taxi firm, backed by Google co-founder, unveils first plane

The aircraft , called Cora, has a 10-metre wingspan, is propelled by 12 electric rotors and can carry two passengers for a distance of 100km. A number of start-ups and Silicon Valley giants have at least toyed with the idea of building and operating a fleet of autonomous, electric flying taxis , but so far it has remained largely on the drawing ...

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  • INX Media case: CBI asks for 15 day custody for Karti Chidambaram
INX Media case: CBI asks for 15 day custody for Karti Chidambaram

While remanding him to judicial custody, the court directed the Tihar jail authorities to provide adequate security. Indrani and Karti were confronted in Byculla prisons in Mumbai on March 4 in connection with the case of INX Media getting government approval for foreign direct investment after money changing hands.

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