Satta bazaar also roots for a Modi comeback

Satta bazaar also roots for a Modi comeback

Saffron remains the safest bet. With less than a week to go for counting day, the odds are pretty well stacked up against the Congress in major betting centres across the nation. In Mumbai, the satta bazaar (betting market) gives 238-241 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a punt ditto in Delhi in the 17th Lok Sabha. The betting market predicts 78-81 seats for the Congress in India’s financial capital while 79-81 seats in…

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What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 10 things to know

What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 10 things to know

Benchmark indices fell for the ninth consecutive session for the first time in eight years. Nifty broke 11,150 level while Senses ended below its 100-DMA. At close, Sensex was down 372.17 points at 37,090.82, while Nifty was down 130.70 points at 11,148.20. About 639 shares advanced, 1,826 shares declined, and 157 shares were unchanged. Eicher Motors, Zee Entertainment, Sun Pharma, Indiabulls Housing and Yes Bank were among major losers on the Nifty, while Titan Company,…

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High Court fines live-in couple for frivolous litigation

High Court fines live-in couple for frivolous litigation

A couple in a live-in relationship has been fined by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on charges of moving frivolous litigation. The woman petitioner had told the court that she and her partner were facing a threat from a man since she was in a live-in relationship. Interestingly, the woman did not reveal her relationship with the man who was threatening her in her application, who happened to be her husband. The truth came…

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Decoded: Why Mission Shakti holds significance for India

Decoded: Why Mission Shakti holds significance for India

At 11:10 am on Wednesday, India launched a mission to test its anti-satellite capabilities, becoming the fourth country in the world to have a potent armoury that can bring down satellites to protect its rapidly growing space programme. The indigenous technology was available with the DRDO in 2012 and the government under then PM Manmohan Singh had the option to carry out a similar test but it was not done. “We gave presentations in 2012,…

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Don’t use moisturiser and stop over-exfoliating: 10 beauty rules for your best ever skin

Feed your skin and take care of your products to get the best out of your regime. Photograph: Stocksy Achieving the sort of fresh-faced, effortless complexion worthy of a celebrity comes down to one key thing: your skincare routine. Sure, diet and makeup can help, but nailing the skincare products and techniques that work for you will set you on the path to a smoother, clearer and brighter complexion. Here, three skin experts: Marie Reynolds, wellness…

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Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Antibiotic therapy for acne was linked with variations in the skin microbiota, some of which persisted and weren’t necessarily healthy, a four-patient longitudinal study indicated. Relative abundance of Cutibacterium acnes decreased 1.4-fold with 4 weeks of minocycline therapy (difference -10.3%, 95% CI −19.9% to −0.7%; P=0.04) in the four participants, women age 25-35. But other bacteria increased, including a transient 5.6-fold rise in the relative abundance of Pseudomonas species, reported Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of…

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Apple’s Terms For Subscription News Service Face Resistance From Publishers: Report

Apple’s Terms For Subscription News Service Face Resistance From Publishers: Report

Several publications are resisting Apple Inc’s plans to keep about half of the revenue from its upcoming news subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing the iPhone maker’s pitch to some news organizations. Apple representatives have told publishers that the subscription service could be priced at about $10 a month, but the final price could change, WSJ said. The iPhone maker charges a 30 percent transaction fee to software developers who sell…

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Highland swimming pool launch urgent appeal for vital hydrotherapy pool

Highland swimming pool launch urgent appeal for vital hydrotherapy pool

A fundraising appeal has been launched to replace a vital piece of equipment at a north hydrotherapy pool. The Puffin Pool, based in the grounds of the Ross Memorial Hospital in Dingwall, provides hydrotherapy and physiotherapy services. But the air handling unit has failed, and will cost £60,000 to replace – prompting an urgent fundraising appeal. Operators now fear should the unit fail once again, a lengthy closure could prove to be critical to the…

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