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Govt plan for poor monsoon

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The government is ready with a contingency plan to deal with below normal rains this monsoon with a series of steps including diesel subsidy for farmers in the rain-deficient districts, crop loans at lower rates and release of foodgrains to ...

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Massachusetts sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

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Massachusetts on Monday filed a lawsuit against mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, accusing them of violating state law by blocking “foreclosure buyback programs” intended to help poor residents keep their homes. In a foreclosure buyback program, a ...

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Underwater hotel with Wi-Fi

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An underwater hotel has been created 21ft below the water surface, requiring people to dive deep down to reach their rooms. As guests descend to Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, they can see a whole host of marine ...

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Reliance to acquire Network 18

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In the biggest ever deal in the Indian media sector, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will acquire control of Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd, including its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Ltd, for Rs 4,000 crore. The Board of RIL on Thursday ...

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Hyderabad’s Airport Name

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Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport could be renamed after former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N T Rama Rao with two senior ministers of the Narendra Modi government justifying the demand on Thursday. “I was one among the people, who was ...

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Internet Explorer 8 security warning

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Cybersecurity sleuths have alerted Indian users against a “high” level virus activity in a select version of Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer. The vulnerability, which once activated may compromise the privacy of a user’s computer system, has been detected in ...

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HP Omni 10 review

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Over four years after Apple introduced iPad – and dazzled the world – tablets remain a work in the progress. iPad is more or less amazing at what it does. But at the same time, it is a device that ...

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No FDI in multi-brand retail

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Reaffirming BJP’s stand on FDI in multi-brand retail, new commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday indicated that foreign players will not be allowed to open mega stores in the country as it may adversely impact the small traders ...

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Why Mumbai can’t crack safe sex

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Last year, a 20-year-old approached a top city gynaecologist for help to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The patient, a college student, said her partner had refused to use a condom, and she didn’t want to get onto oral contraceptive pills ...

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Maruti launches CNG Celerio

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Buoyed by the success of the Celerio, car market leader Maruti Suzuki has introduced Celerio Green, the CNG powered Celerio on Monday. Priced attractively at Rs 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Celerio Green is available on the VXi trim (manual ...

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