News Updates: 31 May 2017

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to visit Ayodhya

Economic Times  – ‎48 minutes ago‎
AYODHYA (UTTAR PRADESH): A day after the crucial Babri Masjid hearing in which senior
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were slapped with charges of criminal conspiracy,
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Lord Rama’s birthplace …

PM Modi on seven decades of India-Russia friendship

Times of India  – ‎50 minutes ago‎
Article by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 70th Anniversary of establishment
of diplomatic relations between India and the Russian Federation published in Russian
newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazetta on May 31, 2017.

Cattle sale norms based on SC order of 2016

Times of India  – ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The environment ministry’s notification prohibiting sale of cattle for
slaughter or sacrifice in livestock markets is based on the Supreme Court’s order of
July last year when the apex court had directed it to frame rules under Prevention of

IIT-Delhi scholar hangs herself in hostel room, found dead

Hindustan Times  – ‎14 minutes ago‎
Manjula Devak, 28, a PhD scholar, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her room
at Naland Apartment. A native of Indore, had earlier worked in the US for a short stint
and returned to study at the IIT.

Afghanistan: Huge explosion near foreign embassies in Kabul

India Today  – ‎18 minutes ago‎
Houses hundreds of metres away from the blast were damaged with windows and
doors blown off their hinges. Reuters · reuters@intoday.

64% Students Fail Bihar Class 12 Exams After Checks on Cheating

News18  – ‎39 minutes ago‎
Patna: The results of the Bihar board class 12 intermediate was declared on
Tuesday and a whopping 64 percent of students failed in examination, thanks
to the successful conduct of a cheating-free examination.

Assam SEBA HSLC Class 10 board exam results

2017 expected by 10 am today: Here’s how you check yours

Hindustan Times  – ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Assam Board of Secondary Education High School Leaving Examination
Class 10 board exam results are expected to be out at 10 am today.

Gujarat BJP finds poll plank in Kerala cow slaughter issue

Economic Times  – ‎1 hour ago‎
AHMEDABAD: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in election-bound Gujarat has
pounced on the Congress party for the Kerala incident of a cow slaughter allegedly
by a few workers of the opposition party there.

Kashmir human shield row: Army, government

should refrain from engaging with the anti/pro-nationalistic tide

Firstpost  – ‎1 hour ago‎
It was the first air skirmish of the Bangladesh War in 1971. Soldiers of 4
Sikh regiment advancing into Bangladesh were being strafed by Pakistani
sabres suffering considerable casualties until IAF Gnats came to the rescue.

Model Sonika Singh Chauhan’s death: Actor

Vikram Chatterjee charged with ‘culpable homicide’

Times of India  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Actor Vikram Chatterjee, currently out on bail, was charged with culpable homicide
on Tuesday, for the death of model Sonika Singh Chauhan.

With Eyes On North Korea, US Successfully Destroys

Mock ICBM Over Pacific

NDTV  – ‎1 hour ago‎
The ground-based mid-course defense (GMD) system used a five-foot “kill vehicle”
released from a larger ground-based interceptor missile to obliterate the mock ICBM,
defense officials said.

As Germany Reaffirms Importance Of US Ties,

Donald Trump Escalates Feud

NDTV  – ‎1 hour ago‎
The dispute started as Trump sped through meetings in Europe last week and
appeared to leave a trail of bruises in his wake. World | © 2017 The Washington Post |
Michael Birnbaum, Rick Noack, the Washington Post | Updated: May 31, 2017 09:26 IST.

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Times of India  – ‎2 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Florida: An armed man at the Orlando International Airport was
taken into custody Tuesday night after a nearly three-hour standoff
with police, authorities said.

CBSE class 10 results will be declared soon

The Hindu  – ‎24 minutes ago‎
Level playing field: Earlier, there was no uniform moderation criteria
across boards. | Photo Credit: K. Pichumani · The Hindu Net Desk.

Some banks use service charges to drive

away customers: SS Mundra  – ‎2 hours ago‎
“While banks have been granted autonomy in fixing minimum average
balance or charging for premier services, it should not be used as an excuse
to deny or drive away services to the common man.

GST concerns addressed at stakeholders’ meeting

Times of India  – ‎4 hours ago‎
MYSURU: Central revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Monday assured
stakeholders opposing the GST that the new system would boost their trade.

Niti Aayog pushes for sale of Air India,

Rs 30000cr debt write-off

Times of India  – ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog, the government’s think tank, has recommended strategic
disinvestment of loss-making Air India+ so that the Centre does not have to sink in
more money into the airline and can allocate more funds for health and education.

GDP estimates for FY17 to be revealed today:

4 things to watch out for  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Will the CSO revise the ‘real’ or inflation-adjusted GDP growth figures from
2013-14 onwards because of the new IIP series?

‘Essential’ smartphone looks stunning

Economic Times  – ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Mark Gurman Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions
of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the
Essential Phone and the Essential Home.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Go on Sale in India

Today via Flipkart,

NDTV  – ‎58 minutes ago‎
The Redmi Note 4, one of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s most
popular models in India, will be available to purchase in the country later on Wednesday.

Motorola confirms new Moto phone

launch on June 1; will it be Moto E4 or Z2 Play series?

International Business Times, India Edition  – ‎41 minutes ago‎
Lenovo’s Motorola is expected to unveil either the mid-range Moto
Z2 Play or the entry-level Moto E4 series phone on June 1 2017.

Android smartphone users beware of malware Judy

Economic Times  – ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Owners of Android smartphones in India should not download any
unknown or suspect apps, even from Google Play India app store, and install anti-virus
and anti-malware software to protect their phones from malware Judy, cybersecurity …

Parvathamma Rajkumar dead, wife of

late actor Rajkumar was 77

The Indian Express  – ‎9 minutes ago‎
Parvathamma Rajkumar, wife of legendary Kannada actor Rajkumar, died on
Wednesday morning after suffering from multiple organ failure.

Telugu big gun who left imprint on Bollywood too

Times of India  – ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Dasari Narayana Rao was a premier and prolific writer-director-actor
in Telugu movies but he was in reasonable demand in the Hindi film industry too,
especially in the early 1980s.

Prabhas to marry the granddaughter of this industrialist?

The Indian Express  – ‎19 hours ago‎
The rumour comes in the backdrop of the media-fuelled speculations of a link-up
between Prabhas and his Baahubali co-star Anushka Shetty.

Ajay Devgn feels the need of Vitamin F in this

beach photo featuring Kajol

Hindustan Times  – ‎54 minutes ago‎
Ajay Devgn is known to be a private person, so it made many heads turn
when he shared this vacation picture. bollywood Updated: May 31, 2017 09:10 IST.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli Hints

At Dinesh Karthik’s Inclusion In Playing XI Vs Pakistan  – ‎21 minutes ago‎
Dinesh Karthik made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a stylish 94 off
77 balls against Bangladesh in the second warm-up tie at Kenninton Oval on Tuesday.

Zidane Still in a Dilemma Over Bale and Isco for CL Final

News18  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday he will not be swayed
by popular opinion in his selection dilemma over whether to play Gareth Bale or
Isco in the Champions League final against Juventus on Saturday.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand chase

down 357 to defeat Sri Lanka in second warm-up match

The Indian Express  – ‎8 hours ago‎
When New Zealand came out to bat it was the Martin Guptill show. He smashed the
ball to all parts of the ground and went to score 116.

French Open: Frenchman Maxime Hamou kicked out

after kissing journalist

India Today  – ‎24 minutes ago‎
Maxime Hamou was banished from the French Open on Tuesday after the French player
kissed and cuddled a TV journalist following his first-round exit.

Global Warming Will Cost Cities Twice

As Much Thanks To ‘Heat Islands’

Huffington Post Canada  – ‎3 hours ago‎
Global warming is expected to have a big impact on the economy, and a new
study says cities will be hit the hardest. The study published Monday in the
Nature Climate Change journal found that the total economic costs of
climate change for cities could

Is the Great Barrier Reef now truly beyond saving?

The Weather Network  – ‎6 hours ago‎
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5:39 PM – The Great Barrier Reef has suffered back-to-back
major bleaching events, but is the largest coral reef system in the world truly beyond
all hope of saving, as some headlines have recently proclaimed?

Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye

to Saturn’s main ring system! – See pic

Zee News  – ‎9 hours ago‎
New Delhi: NASA’s Cassini mission is currently in its grand finale phase and is inching
toward its graceful finish. At present, the spacecraft is performing flybys of the
planet Saturn, making its closest approaches to the rings.

A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog

TIME  – ‎7 hours ago‎
There wouldn’t be a lot of advantages to being a member of the
Hyalinobatrachium yaku species. You’d be a frog for one thing.

Fewer Indians use tobacco but India still world’s

no. 2 consumer, producer

Business Standard  – ‎49 minutes ago‎
Fewer Indians used tobacco in 2015-16 than a decade ago, but only
China consumes and produces more tobacco, keeping cancer rates high,
according to the latest national health data.

How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal Bowl?

Look Out for Hidden Sugars

NDTV  – ‎10 minutes ago‎
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it kick starts metabolism and
various other functions of the body. There’s nothing like starting your day on a
healthy note and eating foods that provide you with essential nutrients.

Vibrant Gujarat summit forced silence on Zika?

The Hindu  – ‎9 hours ago‎
A team of 250 health workers and entomologists carried out a week-long
exercise to identify mosquito breeding spots and screen patients in Bapunagar.

Tobacco use causes 1 death every 6 seconds

Times of India  – ‎13 hours ago‎

NAGPUR: About 6 million people die of tobacco use globally every year and

India accounts for 1/6th of the total deaths. Tobacco use has assumed epidemic

proportions and kills more people than tuberculosis, accidents, homicides, suicide, AIDS and


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