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  • HC stays closure of HMT's Uttarakhand unit
    Nainital, Dec 9 : The Uttarakhand High Court has put an interim stay on the Union government's decision to close the Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) factory based in Ranibagh, Haldwani, an official said on Friday.

  • State limit of cash account holder can withdraw: SC to government
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to state the threshold limit of cash that each account holder can withdraw from banks across the country without being refused.

  • Foodpanda logs massive growth in 2015-16
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Online marketplace for food delivery Foodpanda earned a revenue of Rs 37.81 crore in the financial year 2015-16 -- a whopping 800 per cent increase -- as compared to 4.7 crore in the previous financial year, the company said on Friday, adding that it saw a 40-50 per cent spike in the order numbers during the demonetisation phase.

  • Lok Sabha adopts motion to suspend AAP MP
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Lok Sabha on Friday adopted a motion to suspend Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann from the Lok Sabha for the remaining period of the winter session. Mann was being probed for posting a video footage of Parliament on social media.

  • India should brace for tough period due to note ban: Manmohan
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in remarks published on Friday that Indians should be ready to face "a tough period over the coming months" due to demonetisation.

  • Aamir Khan blow away by Sanjay Dutt biopic script
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Looks like Sanjay Dutt's biopic gets a huge appreciation even before it flag-off and that too by none other than Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood Aamir Khan.

  • Taylor Swift joins forces with Zayn Malik for 'Fifty Shades Darker'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : The one collaboration no one saw coming- Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have teamed up on 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' a song from the upcoming 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack.

  • Parl demonetisation logjam: Uproar continues in House as Oppn. corners Centre
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed its first adjournment of the day amid Opposition parties pronouncing the ruling dispensation as anti-farmer, anti-poor government over the demonetisation issue, which has plagued the Parliamentary proceedings since day one.

  • Kapture CRM gets selected for Google launchpad
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : Kapture CRM, the fast growing Indian Mobile-first SaaS CRM Startup has been selected to be a part of the third batch at Google Launchpad Accelerator. This program will enable the team to work closely with Google engineers, mentors and resources for six months. The opportunity will be utilized to improve its product offerings and market strategy.

  • 'World Business Conclave' 2016 to recognize importance of SMEs in India
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : Celebrating Asia-Pacific's success story and offering impetus to the world's fastest growing economy India, Stimulus Research Services has proudly announced the World Business Conclave 2016, which will take place on December 11, 2016 in one of the palatial properties Hotel Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

  • Women in proximity to voilent behaviour may experience stress disorder
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : A recent study, examining the disadvantages of neighborhood violence, found that women, who experience it can witness post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and full diagnoses.

  • Unconditional love of pets helps manage mental health problems
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : The unconditional love and support of pet provides an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefits for owners with long-term mental health conditions, says a new study.

  • Finally! Rani Mukerji Chopra 'unveils' baby Adira's 1st pic
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Like father, like daughter!

  • BookMyShow launches new improved app to redefine user experience
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : BookMyShow, India's leading online entertainment ticketing brand, has rolled out the newly designed and improved version v5.0.7 of its Android app.

  • If I speak in parliament on demonetisation, an earthquake will occur: Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9: The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that if he speaks on demonetisation in the parliament, then ruling regime would be hit by an 'earthquake'.

  • NASA cites tropical cyclone hovering near Andaman Islands
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : As NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Tropical Cyclone 05B was renamed Vardah and continued moving away from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • Scientists present novel aspects of magnetic reconnection
    WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 9 : In a recent magnetic reconnection research, scientists have shed light on explosive phenomena in astrophysics and fusion experiments.

  • Dangal diary: Aamir Khan struggled with Haryanvi
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Aamir Khan, who will be portraying wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in upcoming film 'Dangal,' found learning Haryanvi for the movie very tough.

  • Maruti Suzuki, Ola collaborate to create pool of skilled drivers
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Friday announced signing of an MoU with Ola to train aspiring drivers-partners under the 'Maruti Ola Training Program' where the company aims to target and benefit Ola partner-drivers in safe driving, over a period of three years.

  • Steyn backs de Villiers to return as Proteas captain once fit
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.9 : South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn has backed AB de Villiers, who is currently recovering from an elbow injury‚ to remain as permanent Test captain despite stunning success under stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis.

  • Red Hat launches 'OpenShift' dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : World's leading provider of open source solutions Red Hat has announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform.

  • Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks 'got sober' after `secretly` welcoming daughter
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks recently shared on social media that he secretly welcomed a baby girl, who is "the reason why I turned my life around and got sober" for over a year and a half.

  • NEC Cloud and IoT platform launches automate smart city management and control
    Madrid [Spain], Dec.9 : NEC Iberica, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Europe, today launched a new version of its smart city product offering, the Cloud City Operation Center (CCOC) after successfully demonstrating it at the recent Smart City Expo World Congress. NEC's CCOC product is based on the "Core platform of the Future Internet" (FIWARE) project, which provides open API and generic enablers to realize the vision of a future internet platform.

  • Less cash economy to help India leap frog to levels of developed world in doing business, says ASSOCHAM President
    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold drive to take the economy into a 'less cash' mode through a multi-pronged strategy would not only check the menace of black money and corruption but would also lead to a large part of the informal economy into the organized sector, said ASSOCHAM President Sunil Kanoria.

  • SC says will hear Cauvery inter-state dispute case
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld its constitutional power and right to hear appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award in 2007. The apex court rejected the Centre's stand that the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to hear the Cauvery river dispute.

  • India post 62/1 at tea
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : India posted 62/1 in their first innings -- in reply to England's 400 -- at tea in their first innings on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match here on Friday.

  • Short covering buoys Indian equities
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : Indian equities markets were on Friday buoyed by short covering, coupled with higher crude oil prices and mixed global indices, during the mid-afternoon trade session.

  • Opposition should apologise to people: Naidu
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took on the Opposition asking it to apologise to the country for not letting Parliament function over the issue of demonetisation.

  • Sigourney Weaver can be mom 'monster'
    Los Angeles, Dec 9 : Actress Sigourney Weaver says that she can be a bit of a monster as a mother.

  • ATK face tough Mumbai battle in ISL semi-final first leg (Preview)
    Kolkata, Dec 9 : Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) know well that they have to get our of their "draw" mode and go for the kill against an in-form Mumbai City FC in their semi-final first leg football match of the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Saturday.

  • 'Deepwater Horizon': Disastrously awful (Movie Review, Rating: **)
    Film: 'Deepwater Horizon'; Director: Peter Berg; Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson; Rating:**

  • Manipur creates seven new districts
    Imphal, Dec 9 : New Collectors and police Superintendents were named on Friday after the cabinet decided overnight to form seven new districts in Manipur.

  • India 62/1 in response to England's 400 (Tea report)
    Mumbai, Dec 9 : India posted 62/1 in their first innings in reply to England's 400 at tea on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match here on Friday.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day over demonetisation
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Lok Sabha was on Friday disrupted again, witnessing two adjournments before noon, and being adjourned for the day with ruling and opposition members sparring over the demonetisation issue.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Trumps to discuss climate change
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : Leonardo DiCaprio recently met with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump at the Trump Tower to discuss "global warming" and the "dangerous march" of climate change.

  • PM Modi should talk about his mental strength, says Congress
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 09: The Congress Party on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to parliament and talk about his mental strength rather than physical strength.

  • Researchers explain how soil fertility changes as per climate
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : Examining data from around the world, researchers have created a global map of soil fertility and explained how it changes between wet and dry climates.

  • South Korea's President Park faces impeachment vote
    New York [USA], Dec. 9 : In a development signalling major trouble for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, lawmakers in the National Assembly have voted to begin proceedings of impeachment againsther.

  • Parrikar's letter to Mamata rubbish: TMC
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9, : Responding to a letter written by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding the his expression of pain about painting the army in poor light recently, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy urged the Centre not to politicise the issue.

  • Manmohan Singh presided over monumental mismanagement of nation, says Venkaiah Naidu
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu launched a scathing attack on the Congress party by squarely blaming former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for mismanaging the country.

  • Rahul not taken seriously even by Congress, he is like Uttara Kumar of Mahabharata: BJP
    Panaji(Goa)[India], Dec. 9: Coming down heavily on Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party( BJP) on Friday said that the Congress vice president was not taken seriously even by his own party, adding that he is like Uttara Kumar of Mahabharata, who makes tall claims but in reality is a coward and comic character.

  • Langer to coach Australia for Lanka T20 series
    Canberra [Australia], Dec.9 :Former Australian opening batsman Justin Langer will step in for Darren Lehmann briefly as a coach for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in February.

  • Researchers aim at developing better battery by peering into atom-sized tunnels
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : In a recent research, scientists have used a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution to show that certain large ions can hold the tunnels open so that the charge-carrying ions can enter and exit the electrode easily and quickly.

  • After Rahul Gandhi, Legion now hacks into Vijay Mallya's account
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9: After attacking the Congress Party and its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the same group on Friday has torn into the Twitter account of liquor baron Vijay Mallya and leaked several of his email accounts and passwords.

  • Iron Man confuses Parker in first trailer of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : The first international trailer for Marvel Studios' forthcoming superhero movie 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' has arrived, promising more action and a confusing advice from Tony Stark (Robert Downy Jr.).

  • Farhan Akhtar gears up for independent music album
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Farhan Akhtar is currently working on an Indie English album with James Sanger who's worked with U2, Madonna and Phil Collins in the past.

  • Kanye West resurfaces sporting blonde hair post hospitalization
    London [UK], Dec. 9 : Kanye West, who had not been seen since he was hospitalised on November 21 for a mental breakdown, recently made his first public appearance in California.

  • Mamata must apologise to Armed, says BJP
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9: Bharatiya Janata Party National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Friday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apologise to the armed forces for suggesting that they were involved in a conspiracy that went beyond the call of duty.

  • Aviation experts hint at pilot's error for PK-661 crash
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 9 : The possibility of human error has not been ruled out as yet from the PK-661 crash, suggest aviation experts.

  • Long-term threat of getting pink slip gives older workers the blues
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : A recent study has found employees believing for several years that they will lose their jobs leads to heightened levels of fear and distress amongst them.

  • CBI appointment row: SC issues notice to Centre seeking explanation
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre over the appointment of Rakesh Asthana the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), seeking a detailed explanation over the development.

  • Without naming Pak, Akbar says it is creating conflict zones through terrorism
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : Using the platform of the Indo-China Think Tanks Forum to highlight Pakistan's role in terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar pointed said on Friday that Islamabad can be held responsible for developing major conflict zones in South Asia.

  • Senior journalist Peter Jackson passes away
    London [United Kingdom] Dec.9 : Senior journalist Mr. Peter Jackson, who was a close friend of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, passed away in London last night. He was 90.

  • Diego Luna opens up about 'perfect' landing with 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 : Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', recently opened revealed many interesting facts about his casting call in 2015 for the movie.

  • England U-19 to tour India for five ODIs, two Tests next year
    Mumbai [India], Dec.9 : The England Under-19 cricket team is all set to tour India for a five-match ODI series and two-match Test series in the months of January and February, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed.

  • S. Korean parliament votes to impeach President
    Seoul, Dec 9 : The South Korean parliament on Friday overwhelmingly voted with a two-thirds majority to impeach scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye.

  • Will make India net exporter of fighter aircraft: Saab ( Interview)
    New Delhi, Dec 9 : Swedish aerospace major Saab says it would set up a brand new production line in India if it wins an Indian Air Force (IAF) contract for single-engined combat jets and would make the country a net exporter of such fighters -- once the necessary procedures are in place.

  • Russia's reinstatement in IAAF extremely important: Olympic chief
    Moscow, Dec 9 : The reinstatement of Russia in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) is an issue of extreme importance, the country's Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov has said.

  • Cypriot's APOEL beat Olympiakos 2-0 in Europa League
    Nicosia, Dec 9 : Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia beat Greece's Olympiakos 2-0 at home in a Europa League Group B fixture.

  • Arsenal's Cazorla undergoes successful surgery, out for 3 months
    London, Dec 9 : Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has undergone successful surgery on his right foot and will be out of action for three months.