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Medical admissions registrations begin in state
Jun 29, 2017 11:14 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
(HT Photo/Representation purpose)
what happened: On the first day of registrations for MBBS and BDS admissions, 8450 students have registered.
what it means: The process is on till July 10, and the state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will release a state merit list by July 12. Date for released if first merit list yet to be released.
what next: DMER will update the admission schedule online by next week, said officials.
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IIT first seat allotment list declared
Jun 29, 2017 11:12 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
HT File Photo
what happened: The first list for IIT aspirants was released on Wednesday and most top ranks have chosen IIT-B.
what it means: 11,000 students were allotted seats in the first round for 10,988 seats. Students can confirm admissions and seats by paying fees via the respective reporting centre, starting today.
what next: The second list should be released next week.
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Confederations Cup: Claudio Bravo helps Chile reach final
Jun 29, 2017 09:42 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Getty Images
what happened: Chile beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout to advance into the final of 2017 Confederations Cup.
what it means: Claudio Bravo stopped Portugal’s first three spot kicks from Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani while Chile converted their first three kicks to win the clash of South American and European champions.
what next: Chile will face either Germany or Mexico, who meet on Thursday, in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg.
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BHU centennial year commemorative postage stamp released
Jun 28, 2017 22:41 IST
By Sudhir Kumar
HT photo by Rajesh Kumar
what happened: Union Minister Manoj Sinha released Banaras Hindu University centennial year commemorative stamp.
what it means: The globally famous Varanasi institution celebrated its centennial year between February 2016 and March 2017. Many events were organised in this period. BHU was founded by Madan Mohan Malaviya.
what next: Sinha asked postal department to start 'my stamp (personalised)' facility from July.
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Two policemen among six charged over Hillsborough disaster
Jun 28, 2017 16:39 IST
By Bhargab Sarmah
Getty Images
what happened: Two former senior police officers are among six people charged over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
what it means: 96 people had died in the tragedy during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground in 1989.
what next: The defendants have been asked to appear before the Warrington magistrates court on August 9.
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Sanjay Dutt will play a pivotal role in Alia-Varun's film
Jun 28, 2017 16:27 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
HT File Photo
what happened: Sanjay Dutt has been approached by the makers and if all goes well, he will soon sign the film.
what it means: Titled Shiddat, this is Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's fourth film together. Directed by Abhishek Varman, it also stars Aditya Roy Kapoor.
what next: The film produced by Karan Johar goes on floor next year.
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Bengal CID arrest three managers of United Bank of India
Jun 28, 2017 11:46 IST
By Avijit Ghosal
HT Photo
what happened: Kedarnath Prusty, Manik Mishra and Prodip Gangopadhyay were arrested in a fake bank guarantee case.
what it means: The three officers of the nationalised bank allegedly had a role in a case involving fake bank guarantees worth Rs 173 crore. They will be produced in a court on Wednesday.
what next: CID will pray for 14 days of police custody for all three. It's a case registered in Bidhannagar.
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Ramkumar Ramanathan stuns world No. 8 Dominic Thiem
Jun 27, 2017 21:39 IST
By Abhishek Paul
AFP
what happened: Ramkumar Ramanathan shocked world no. 8 Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-2 at the Antalya Open on Tuesday.
what it means: Ramanathan notched one of the biggest wins of his tennis career on Tuesday when he cruised into a straight sets win over top seed Thiem to reach the quarter-finals of the Antalya Open.
what next: Ramanathan would next face Marcos Baghdatis in the last eight round.
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Samantha Ruth Prabhu to play a rural woman in Rangasthalam
Jun 27, 2017 18:48 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
HT File Photo
what happened: The actor is known for glamorous roles. This is the first time that she will play such a character.
what it means: Rangasthalam is being directed by Sukumar. It also stars Ram Charan, Aadi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu. In fact, Ram Charan will also feature in a never-seen-before avatar in the film.
what next: Shooting for the film is expected to begin in July.
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Deadline to apply for FYJC admissions extended to June 29
Jun 27, 2017 17:05 IST
By Puja Pednekar
HT Photo
what happened: Students will get two more days to apply for seats in first year junior college (FYJC) sections.
what it means: Previously, today was the last day to fill forms, but the Maharashtra education department gave an extension as the website was down for many days. So far, over 2.36 lakh students have signed up.
what next: The first merit list will be out on July 7. Students will find out how they are ranked on June 30.
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Army sepoy hangs himself in south Mumbai ashram
Jun 27, 2017 16:58 IST
By Sagar Rajput
HT Photo
what happened: Neeraj Yadav an army sepoy checked-in the Ashram on June 25 and hanged himself with the ceiling fan.
what it means: The incident came to light when Yadav did not respond to doorbells and the ashram staff broke into the room to find his body hanging off the ceiling. The investigating officers found a suicide note.
what next: Police will be interrogating the people, named in the suicide note by the deceased
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Indrani Mukerjea tells court she was beaten up in prison
Jun 27, 2017 16:32 IST
By Charul Shah
HT File Photo
what happened: Indrani Mukerjea filed an application in court saying she was beaten up by authorities in jail.
what it means: She was protesting along with other prisoners against the the murder of convict on Friday. Mukerjea’s lawyer told the court that bruise marks could be seen all over her body.
what next: Court has ordered jail officials to produce Mukerjea before it on Wednesday.
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Heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai till Friday: IMD
Jun 27, 2017 16:32 IST
By Badri Chatterjee
HT File Photo
what happened: The weather bureau on Tuesday said Mumbai can expect heavy to very heavy rain till Friday.
what it means: Weather systems along the Konkan coast has intensified the southwest monsoon over the state, which is drawing a lot of moisture from the Arabian Sea and leading to heavy rain, said weathermen.
what next: Vidyavihar in eastern suburbs recorded maximum rain at 108.2mm, followed by Ghatkopar at 102.8mm.
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Harnai in Ratnagiri got most rain in Maharashtra this June
Jun 27, 2017 16:31 IST
By Badri Chatterjee
HT Photo
what happened: With 1,091mm since June 1, Harnai, village in Ratnagiri, has received maximum amount of rain.
what it means: The amount of rain is almost half the village’s annual average rain since June 1 and twice its monthly average for June. Annual average rainfall for Harnai is 2,348 mm.
what next: More rain is expected to be much more over the course of the monsoon in the coming month.
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Mumbai man fights off 5 robbers on Eastern Express Highway
Jun 27, 2017 16:28 IST
By Pratik Salunke
(Picture for representation)
what happened: A manager at a fast food chain company in the city recently fought back five robbers at the EEH
what it means: While several bystanders witnessed the incident, not a single person stepped forward to help Gaurav Nanjani, 30. He was waiting at the Bhandup pumping station last Wednesday at 11. 45pm.
what next: The police have removed sketches of the suspects while the crime branch is also conducting probe.
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Man caught red-handed sexually assaulting minor in Mumbai
Jun 27, 2017 16:17 IST
By Pratik Salunke
(HT Photo/Representation purpose)
what happened: A 21-year-old was caught while sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl at Ghatkopar on Sunday.
what it means: The survivor was visiting a nearby toilet when the accused stopped her took her inside his room where she was sexually assaulted.
what next: A relative of the survivor caught the accused red handed. He was handed over to police.
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Vivo to be IPL title sponsor from 2018 to 2022
Jun 27, 2017 15:18 IST
By Siddharth Vishwanathan
PTI
what happened: Vivo, who had been title sponsors of the IPL from 2015, have had an extension till 2022.
what it means: Vivo's expansion in the IPL confirms their mighty rise in Indian sports. Earlier in May, they had acquired the rights to be the title sponsors for the Pro-Kabaddi League.
what next: The 11th edition of the IPL will take place on April 2018 and it could feature 10 teams.
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BCCI forms 7-member panel to implement Lodha reforms
Jun 27, 2017 14:50 IST
By Sandip Sikdar
PTI
what happened: BCCI formed a 7-member panel to implement the Lodha panel reforms with Rajeev Shukla as chairman.
what it means: Rajeev Shukla, Sourav Ganguly, TC Mathew, Naba Bhattacharjee, Jay Shah, Anirudh Chaudhry and Amitabh Choudhary will discuss and decide how to implement the Lodha panel reforms.
what next: The BCCI has requested the committee to fix an early meeting before the July 14 hearing.
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Five more private medical institutes get clearance from MCI
Jun 27, 2017 13:35 IST
By Shreya Bhandary
(HT Photo/Representation purpose)
what happened: Seven private medical institutes had applied for final nod to participate in the admissions process.
what it means: Medical aspirants can cheers since the total number of seats have increased with final clearance granted to five more medical and dental colleges in the state.
what next: Medical institutes in Dhule and Satara to soon get final nod. Registrations to begin on June 28.
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Air pollution casts shadow over India's solar ambitions
Jun 27, 2017 13:00 IST
By Malavika Vyawahare
HT Photo
what happened: Air pollution and dust can reduce India's solar power generation by 17% , estimates a new study.
what it means: India currently has 4.56 Gigawatt (GW) installed solar capacity, according to the report. and is aiming to have 100 GW capacity installed by 2022. Installing capacity is clearly not enough.
what next: To meet its renewable energy targets the government will need to focus on efficiency concerns.
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Heavy overnight rain in SoBo but no water logging in city
Jun 26, 2017 16:50 IST
By Badri Chatterjee
HT Photo
what happened: Mumbai woke up to wet conditions as heavy overnight rain lashed the city for a second day-in-a-row.
what it means: Colaba weather station, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 84mm rain between Sunday night and Monday morning. Santacruz, representative of the suburbs, recorded 52.4mm rain during the same time.
what next: On account of Eid, roads were clear with no reports of traffic jams. Local trains ran smoothly.
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Two elephants kill 3 persons in Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri
Jun 26, 2017 16:30 IST
By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
HT file photo
what happened: Three persons were killed by two elephants in north Bengal districts since Sunday afternoon.
what it means: Of the three victims, two are from Cooch Behar district while the other is from Jalpaiguri. All the bodies have been recovered. In Cooch Behar, the animal attacked a couple and killed the husband.
what next: Forest officials are conducting search operations in both districts to capture the killer elephants.
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Natural preservatives keep muffins fresh as well
Jun 26, 2017 16:28 IST
By Snehal Fernandes
HT Photo
what happened: Study by CFTRI, Mysore, says lemon grass, cloves, as good as calcium propionate, potassium sorbate
what it means: The natural ingredients act as anti-fungi agents and muffins baked using them stay fresh for as long as those made using chemical preservatives -- 24 days.
what next: CFTRI scientists say that their technique is ready for commercial use.
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MSRDC won’t upgrade ‘costly’ anti-crash system
Jun 26, 2017 16:28 IST
By Swapnil Rawal
HT File Photo
what happened: MSRDC dropped plan to install Brifen wire rope safety fence along Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
what it means: Sources said the plan was junked as it would have burdened the cash-strapped MSRDC. Brifen wires are imported from the UK and are priced at Rs5,200 per running meter.
what next: MSRDC are going to install crash barriers and stick to the Indian Road Congress (IRC) guidelines.
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