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Dec 08, 2016 12:44 IST
The soaring pollution levels in Delhi’s air put sportspersons and outdoor exercise freaks at a greater risk than a regular resident, health experts said.   read more
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Dilip Kumar doing well, likely to be shifted out of ICU
By Presley Thomas
Dec 08, 2016 13:04 IST
what happened: Dilip Kumar doing well, likely to be shifted out of ICU: Doctors 
what it means: It's good news for the 93-year old actors fans who have been praying for his quick recovery.
what next: The doctors will observe his health for a few days and then decide on possible discharge.
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Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets
By Anirban Ghoshal
Dec 08, 2016 13:01 IST
what happened: Fitbit said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble's software and intellectual property.
what it means: The wearable device maker is looking to strengthen its position in the fitness devices market.
what next: Pebble will no longer produce or sell any of its smartwatches, according to the company's website.
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Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top 50 million units worldwide
By Anirban Ghoshal
Dec 08, 2016 12:58 IST
what happened: Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 video game console exceeded 50 million units as of Dec 6.
what it means: Due to strong demand during the holiday season, PS4, which went on sale in late 2013, has been Sony's fastest-selling game console.
what next: Sony is expected to come out with a new PS which has virtual/augmented reality abilities.
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Rs 17L in R2000 R100 notes recovered in Gurgaon
By Gulam Jeelani
Dec 08, 2016 12:55 IST
what happened: Gurgaon police recover Rs 17 Lakh in Rs 2000 and Rs 100 notes from a Wagon R car in DLF phase 2
what it means: This suggests that the cash was being transported clandestinely in a car at a time when procuring notes from banks remains a concern after demonetisation.
what next: The police have handed over the three accused and the money to IT department for investigations.
Dec 08, 2016 10:52 IST

The demonetisation move by the Centre is turning out to be a nightmare for over 1 lakh construction workers in the city. Labour department sources said that 10,000-12,000 daily...read more

Dec 08, 2016 12:37 IST

A 42-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after failing to withdraw cash to escape social ostracisation by a khap panchayat in eastern Rajasthan’s Karauli...read more

  • Road safety: Education and the State’s iron fist should go together
    Dec 07, 2016 23:14 IST

    The importance of the Supreme Court’s suggestion to the attorney general on enhanced penalties for rash and drink driving cannot be exaggerated. In 2015 about 150,000 died in road accidents in India. Add to that the number of people maimed because of such accidents, and the cost to society...read more

  • Vote-bank politics delaying a law against honour killing
    Dec 07, 2016 23:14 IST

    All feudal societies have some markers. India has several: Caste wars, untouchability and honour killing. According to the data released by the government in Parliament on Tuesday, the country registered 251 honour killings in 2015 against 28 in 2014, recording a big spike in murders carried out...read more

  • Lokpal Act must revisit the definition of public servants
    Dec 07, 2016 23:26 IST

    A range of measures has been instituted in recent times to deal with the scourge of corruption, including the demonetisation of the high-value notes. Indian industry welcomes these steps, which help infuse transparency and probity into the business environment. However, care must be taken to...read more