Kashmir: How Line of Control has changed in 70 years

Kashmir: How Line of Control has changed in 70 years

In August 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was a princely state of the size of 2.06 lakh square miles – bigger than California (US) and comparable with the UK. Two months later, Pakistan invaded Jammu and Kashmir despite having signed a standstill agreement with the princely state, which turned to India for help and signed the Instrument of Accession. India’s response to Pakistani intrusion resulted in a war that was declared over in 1949 with the…

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Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

In the past one week, the Narendra Modi government has decided to send an additional 38,000 troops to the Kashmir Valley in two batches — 10,000 and 28,000. This follows a statement by the home ministry in Parliament that situation has improved in Kashmir Valley. On July 24, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Krishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that security situation in the state has improved in the first half of the…

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VG Siddhartha: Why did the brew turn bitter?

VG Siddhartha: Why did the brew turn bitter?

On the evening of July 29, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) promoter VG Siddhartha stepped out of his car near the Netravati river and disappeared. In early morning trade on July 30, shares of Coffee Day Enterprises, the holding company of CCD, tanked 20 per cent. On Tuesday, Coffee Day Enterprises confirmed the absence of its chairman and managing director in a letter to the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange. VG Siddhartha also wrote…

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Man arrested for sending lewd messages to woman TV news anchor

Man arrested for sending lewd messages to woman TV news anchor

The incident came to light after the TV anchor approached the Cuffe Parade police station a few days ago. (File Photo) Mumbai police have arrested a 40-year-old man from West Bengal for allegedly sending obscene messages on Facebook to a woman anchor of a television news channel in Mumbai, an official said Sunday. Cuffe Parade police arrested the accused, identified as Atanu Ravindra Kumar, an unemployed man, the official said. The incident came to light…

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The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters

The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters

CEO Merrill Brown  says he founded The News Project to address one of the big problems in the journalism business: “It costs too much to launch and operate news sites.” It’s an issue that Brown knows well — he’s a former journalist, journalism executive and educator who served as the founding editor in chief of MSNBC.com. He announced earlier this year that The News Project has raised a six-figure investment from WordPress VIP, and now it’s actually launching with its…

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Hike in gold import duty to force businesses to shift to neighbouring countries: GJEPC

Hike in gold import duty to force businesses to shift to neighbouring countries: GJEPC

The gems and jewellery exporters on July 6 expressed disappointment over significant increase in the import duty on gold and other precious metals saying the move would result in shifting of businesses to neighbouring countries. Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) Chairman Pramod Agrawal said: “We as an industry are greatly disappointed with the increase of import duty on precious metal, gold and silver”. He said that the sector is already going through very…

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David and Candice Warner welcome their 3rd child

David and Candice Warner welcome their 3rd child

Australian opener David Warner’s life has taken a turn for better over the past few months. After his return to international cricket post a year-long ban, Warner has hit supreme form with the bat leading the run-charts in the ongoing World Cup 2019. As if his on-field exploits were not enough, Warner’s joy received another shot in the arm with the birth of his 3rd child in London on Monday. Warner was travelling with his…

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Dietary supplements are a waste of money for most seeking to avoid dementia, experts say

Dietary supplements are a waste of money for most seeking to avoid dementia, experts say

Sales of purported brain-health supplements such as fish oil and jellyfish are expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2023, but in a report released recently, an AARP panel of brain experts called them a huge waste of money for healthy seniors seeking to avoid or reverse dementia. “The market is so large they get by without rigorous documentation of the efficacy of their products,” says neurologist Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease…

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