Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay opens 'Research Park'
Jan 18, 2017 15:41 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
what happened: Innovation hub, with industry-academia tie-up, will have R&D centres and promote entrepreneurship.
what it means: A 'Research Park' has been set up at IIT Madras. Other IITs will have similar centres. The IIT-B ASPIRE (Applied Science Park for Innovation Research & Entrepreneurship) will cover 1 million sqft
what next: The centre will facilitate interaction between IIT-B students, professors, industry and R&D groups
Stone quarrying eating up Navi Mumbai Hill: complaint
Jan 18, 2017 15:40 IST
By Badri Chatterjee
what happened: Stone quarrying at Mahape, near Shilphata, has destroyed a green hill, residents complain
what it means: The quarrying releases dust which causes many health problems, residents have complained to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. They said that it has destroyed more than 100 hectares of forests
what next: Pollution control board said that quarries emit particulate matter almost 100 times the safe limit
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim won't play 2nd Test vs NZ
Jan 18, 2017 15:01 IST
By Leslie Xavier
what happened: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim is unlikely to play the 2nd Test vs New Zealand in Christchurch.
what it means: Rahim suffered a concussion after being hit on the head by a delivery and was rushed to the hospital during the 1st Test on Monday. However, Rahim will sit out due to a hairline thumb fracture.
what next: NZ won 1st Test. If they sweep the series 2-0 they will replace Pakistan as No 5 side on ICC list.
Deepika Singh, Rohit Goyal expecting their first child
Jan 18, 2017 14:43 IST
By Henna Rakheja
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what happened: Deepika aka Sandhya of popular television show Diya Aur Baati Hum, is pregnant with her first child.
what it means: She says, "I'd gone out of town for a holiday and fell sick. I had to return and consult my doctor. That's when he gave us the news about my pregnancy." The actor is married to producer Rohit Goyal.
what next: Deepika recently quit the show. Fans will have to wait for a comeback.