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Kalaripayattu aims to be part of Olympics

Kalaripayattu, traditional martial arts form of Kerala, may soon be included in the Olympics. Indian Kalaripayattu Federation, hoped that the martial arts will be considered as an event in the Olympics soon. Kalaripayattu exists in foreign nations too and in toto there are registered Kalaripayattu federations in 32 countries. If the number hits 40, the

RBI should be allowed to take its own decision

RBI, which has full autonomy and support to the government, should be allowed to take its own decisions, an employee quoted RBI governor Rajan Saying. Nation’s top banker was addressing an in-house meeting of RBI employees in Odisha, where he is on a 3-day visit. Rajan said that as Indian economy is agriculture based, focus

Apple CEO meets Bharti Airtel Chief

Apple Chief Tim Cook, who is on a 4 day India visit, met Bharti Airtel Chairman Suni Bharti Mittal. The duo discussed issues like 4G roll out and Indian telecom scenario. Other officials form Airtel’s branches, and Hike messenger CEO Kavin Mittal also attended the meet. The meeting saw talks on expanding Apple’s user base

James Anderson beats Kapil Dev’s record

England pacer James Anderson has surpassed cricket legend Kapil Dev’s record during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Yorkshire. He picked up 5/16 in the match against Lankans. With these figures, Anderson went past Kapil Dev’s mark of 434 Test Wickets and now holds 438 wickets to his cap. Anderson is now the sixth

Anurag Thakur to be elevated as BCCI President

Anurag Thakur, might be unanimously elected BCCI President at the Board’s Special General Meeting to be held in Mumbai on Sunday. The 41 year old would replace Shashank Manohar, who stepped down from the position to serve as the ICC chief. Thakur, who is the BCCI Secretary, is supported by the east zone members including

Cook – Modi discuss Apple’s future plans for India

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is on his maiden visit to India, discussed future plans of the company for India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apparently, Cook and Modi discussed possibilities of manufacturing and extending retailing in India. Cook added that the experience of his trip will help him in making future business decisions. Cook

Final Assembly election 2016 results of 4 states, 1 Union Territory

West Bengal (294): TMC- 211 CPM+INC – 76 BJP – 3 Others – 4 Tamil Nadu (234): AIADMK – 134 DMK – 98 Kerala (140): LDF – 91 UDF – 46 BJP – 1 Others – 1 Assam (126): BJP – 86 INC – 26 AIUDF – 13 Others – 1 Puducherry (30): INC+DMK –

Will be with India as a partner: Apple CEO, Cook

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, stated that the facilities set up in Bengaluru and Hyderabad were only the beginning of what is yet to come. Cook said, ‘we have thought through many areas (of investment) and will move ahead in all these areas. What we have announced in Hyderabad and Bengaluru are just a couple of

China to launch 30 navigation satellites in 5 years

Soon after India activated its own navigation satellite constellation, IRNSS, china plans o launch 30 Beidou navigation satellites during their 13th five year plan period to challenge the US Global Positioning System (GPS). Top officials of the China Satellite Navigation Office said that 18 satellite will be put to orbit before 2018, so as to

India sends naval ships with aid to Sri Lanka

India on Friday dispatched naval ships loaded with relief materials to the Cyclone-hit Sri Lanka. Navy officials said that two naval ships, one off-shore patrol vessel and one survey shop are being sent to Colombo from Southern Naval command in Kochi. INS Sutlej with relief materials is already on its way to the Southern Asian

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