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US judge rejects Apple, Google bid to avoid trial in hiring lawsuit


A US judge on Friday rejected a request from Apple, Google and two other tech companies to avoid a trial in a class action lawsuit alleging a scheme to drive down wages. Tech workers sued the companies alleging they conspired ...

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Rajnath invokes Vajpayee legacy


BJP chief and Lucknow candidate Rajnath Singh kicked off his campaign on Wednesday by invoking Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s legacy as he arrived in the city with the former PM’s close aide Shiv Kumar. “After I was declared party candidate, he ...

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Rupee gains 34 paise to end at 8-month high against dollar


In line with rising local equities, the rupee on Wednesday firmed up by 34 paise to close at eighth-month high of 60.14 against the dollar on sustained capital inflows. Dollar selling by exporters and some banks also aided the rupee ...

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Shakti Mills gang-rape case: Judge slams 2-finger test, identity parade


A sessions court that convicted four accused for the gang rape of a telephone operator last week has strongly reprimanded JJ Hospital for conducting the “unscientific archaic two-finger test” during the survivor’s medical examination. Principal judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi said, “The ...

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Pramod Muthalik in and out of BJP in five hours


Match badlega ek over mein (The match will swing in one over)! So goes the punchline for the hard sell of the T20 cricket world cup underway. Rollercoaster T20 matches paled before the developments in Karnataka BJP on Sunday. The Karnataka unit ...

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Virginity: A virtue or a curse?


Mansi, a 24-year-old girl on the verge of matrimony is facing a commotion of mixed thoughts. Her nupital excitement is climaxing at two levels. On one hand, while she’s awaiting stepping into a realm of new relations, on the other, ...

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H-1B quota may be used up on Day 1


The demand for the US H-1B work visas for the coming year is expected to be so high that the quota of 65,000 is expected to be exhausted on the very first day they open for submission — April 1. Last year, ...

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Leaked 1962 war report triggers political slugfest, BJP targets Congress


The ill-conceived and ill-timed ‘Forward Policy’ of the then Jawaharlal Nehru government, without proper intelligence or adequate military preparation, was the root cause of India’s humiliating military debacle against China in 1962.There is nothing startlingly new in this conclusion, which ...

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Missing Malaysian plane: Co-pilot ‘spoke last words’


The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline’s chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance. No ...

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