Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, Karti in TN


The CBI today launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. Official sources in Delhi said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram. The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of P ...

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DAV student climbs mobile tower demanding better infrastructure


DEHRADUN: A student of DAV College climbed on a more than 100-foot tall mobile tower, pressing the college authorities and the state government to provide better infrastructure on the campus else he won’t come down. The student climbed down the tower only after intervention of state higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat, who assured that students’ demands would be looked ...

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HDFC, ICICI lower Home Loan rates


ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector bank, on Monday slashed interest rates by up to 30 basis points for borrowers availing home loans up to Rs30 lakh. Mortgage leader Housing Development Finance Corp. Ltd (HDFC) also lowered lending rates by 30 bps, matching those offered by State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank. ICICI’s decision comes close on ...

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NASA to launch world smallest satellite ‘Kalamsat’ developed by Indian teen


KalamSat’, named after India’s nuclear scientist and former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, will be launched from a Nasa facility in Wallops Island. When the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) launches the world’s smallest satellite KalamSat on June 21, it will be the first time ever that it would be piloting an experiment by an Indian student. Developed by ...

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25 year old Nuclear Chemist crowned Miss USA 2017


Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, took home the crown Sunday night. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “I ...

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