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North Korea confirms what was never in doubt, Kim Jong-un wins 100% of vote in polls

North Korea’s state media confirmed on Monday what was never in doubt — a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country’s stage-managed parliamentary election. Every single vote cast on Sunday in Kim’s constituency was for the man ...

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Apple releases iOS 7.1, complete with CarPlay support and UI changes

Apple has unleashed iOS 7.1 into the wild, bringing a number of changes and additions to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Chief among the features riding along with the update is CarPlay, Apple’s “iOS experience designed for the car”. ...

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After Nilekani, another former Infosys boss joins Lok Sabha poll fray

Former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan was on Monday named Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Bangalore Central. He is among the 13 candidates in Karnataka announced by AAP. Bala chose the seat over Bangalore South, his home, because he didn’t want to contest against his ...

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Finish trial against MPs and MLAs in one year, Supreme Court orders

After ordering disqualification of MPs and MLAs immediately after conviction for heinous offences, the Supreme Court on Monday took a second big step towards cleansing the political process by directing that trial proceedings in cases of corruption and serious crimes against elected ...

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No candidates against Sonia, Rahul in LS polls, indicates Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday indicated that it may not field candidates against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in their constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The SP has announced its nominees for 78 of ...

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Subrata Roy to stay in jail indefinitely till SC’s next hearing

Sahara group chief Subrata Roy will have to remain in jail for some more time with the Supreme Court deferring hearing of the Rs 20,000 crore refund case that was slated for tomorrow. On the last date of hearing on March 7, the apex ...

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Rolls Royce to return to govt Rs 18 crore paid to commission agents

Facing the heat of a CBI probe in an alleged bribery scandal, British firm Rolls Royce has written to the state-owned HAL that it was ready to return Rs 18 crore paid by it to its commission agents to the government. The ...

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Lok Sabha polls: Raj Thackeray fields candidates; to support Modi for PM’s post

In a significant political move, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday announced candidates for the Lok Sabha polls and also declared his party’s support for BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. “We will contest the Lok Sabha elections. I will show my party’s strength during the ...

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Google faces up to $5 billion fine from Competition Commission of India

Google, which is facing antitrust investigation in India by fair trade watchdog CCI, can face a penalty of up to about five billion dollars if it is found to have violated competition norms of the country. Google said it is “extending ...

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Ranbaxy calls back cholesterol drug in US

MUMBAI: Ranbaxy Laboratories, facing a host of regulatory issues, has recalled over 64,000 bottles of the generic version of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, in the US after a dosage mix-up was detected. It recalled the tablets of atorvastatin calcium after a ...

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