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Singer Prince died of painkiller overdose

Legendary pop singer Prince, who passed away on April 21 this year, died of self-admininstered overdose of opioid painkiller, the country medical examiner has confirmed. The American pop star was found dead in an elevator in his Minnesota home. Reports were doing rounds that the ‘Purple Rain’ singer was diagnosed with AIDS 6 months before

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Universe is expanding faster that predicted!

Researchers from NASA and ESA has made a surprising discovery – the universe is expanding much faster that predicted, 5 to 9% faster. The discovery could deal a blow to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the base for our understanding of space. The speed at which cosmos is booming does not match measurements based on leftover

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Indian Government cancels all Finmeccanica orders

Indian government has cancelled all ongoing tenders for defence equipment won by Italy’s Finmeccanica.  The step was close to blacklisting the firm which is already under scanner for bribery in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam. Manohar Parrikar, Union Defence Minister, confirmed that the firm would be blacklisted the process has already begun with a note

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Tax holiday for startups upto 7 years: Nirmal Sitharaman

Union Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in a move to encourage budding entrepreneurs has urged Finance Ministry on raising tax holiday for startups from present 3 years to 7 years, on Monday. The decision comes post a lot of inputs from startups that has been received, said the Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman informed the same to media regarding

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14 Bihar board toppers to retake the exam

The Centre government announced on Wednesday that class 12 board exams will be re-conducted for 14 toppers of the Bihar board on June 3. This comes after a video, which showed the Arts stream topper saying that her course dealt with cookery. They will have to take a written test and interview before a panel

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Universities ordered to set up a 24X7 helpline

In a bid to easen the process of admissions and to avoid complications, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the universities to set up a 24X7 help line during admission days. Universities have been asked to maintain transparency, clarity and effectiveness throughout the process. The helpline should be set up as early as possible

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Novak Kjokovic banks $100 million in prize money!

World No1 tennis player Novak Kjokovic became the first tennis player to bank $100 million in prize money on Wednesday. Djoker ticked the magic number at the ongoing French Open as he defeated Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut by 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and 7-5. The match began on Monday, but was postponed twice due to

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L&T pulls back 1500 offer letters to students

Major infrastructure firm, L&T Infotech has withdrawn 1500 offer letters reportedly given to students from various colleges, during their placements. The students who are now left in despair have decided to go on a fast to protest against the move made by the firm. Recently, E-Commerce giant Flipkart did the same but on a much

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President speaks about the assault of Africans

President Pranab Mukherjee condemned the recent attacks against African nationals in India and said he is ‘pained’ by these unfortunate incidents. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had assured to provide complete safety to the African nationals who are in India. Notably, an Ola cabbie was attacked in Delhi by a group of Africans after he refused

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Six more BJP nominees for Rajya Sabha

The ruling BJP has announced a second list of nominations to the Rajya Sabha , which also includes Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The others nominated are party spokesperson MJ Akbar, Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP UP unit vice president Shiv Pratap Shukla, Jharkhand BJP leader Mahesh Poddar, and founder of Mahatme Eye Bank and Eye

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