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PM Modi meets Sonia Gandhi in renewed push to close out GST Bill

PM Modi meets Sonia Gandhi in renewed push to close out GST Bill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh on Friday evening - intended to resolve the imbroglio over the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill

Gunman in custody after attack at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado

Gunman in custody after attack at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Two civilians and a police officer were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in a standoff on Friday. A law enforcement official has identified the gunman as

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Chicago: 3 arrested as groups protesting teen's killing block stores on Black Friday


Hundreds of protesters shut down traffic and blocked store entrances in Chicago's posh shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot

Nestle India says its Maggi Pazzta is 100% safe


In another row over its pasta product now, Nestle India on Friday said its products are safe for consumption and it will work with the authorities to resolve the matter at the earliest.

Sedition complaint filed against Aamir Khan and wife Kiran


A case of sedition, defamation and hurting religious feelings has been filed against actor Aamir Khan after his statement intolerance in the country. The complaint was filed by a local lawyer Kamlesh

Jamia alumni oppose university's invite to PM Modi


An invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be chief guest at Jamia Millia Islamia's (JMI) annual convocation has triggered a controversy with a number of alumni demanding withdrawal of the

#BlackHoleFriday: NASA shares stunning images of Black Holes


People are celebrating Black Friday by taking advantage of the huge shopping deals ?even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. However, the American Space Agency NASA has its own

'Out of control' topical steroids use in skin creams, lotions in India 'harmful'


The widespread misuse of skin creams and lotions that contain steroids in India is harmful and out of control, according to an expert. Corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are anti-inflammatory

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Haryana minister Anil Vij tells woman IPS officer to 'get out' of meeting after spat


Haryana health and sports minister Anil Vij stirred another controversy on Friday when he asked Fatehabad superintendent of police (SP) Sangeeta Kalia to "get out" of a conference room where a

Three Kannada writers withdraw from Bengaluru lit fest


Displeased with the festival director's criticism of the trend of writers returning their awards to protest rising intolerance in India, three prominent Kannada writers have withdrawn from the

Revealed: How malaria parasite invades initial target liver


Researchers have been able to uncover an essential interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells. Scientists at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research uncovered how malaria parasites

Cocoa and green tea can help ease diabetes symptoms


A new study has claimed that Cocoa, found in chocolate, and green tea contain ingredients that may help prevent and treat renal complications or diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy, also known

Here's why tap water used in cooking is harmful for health


Cooking with chlorinated tap water and iodized table salt could put potentially harmful toxins in your food, according to researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

'Loneliness' can spike risk of premature death


Not only is loneliness an unpleasant condition, it can harm the body's immune system as well, according to a new study. University of Chicago researchers found that social isolation - especially in