• Secret information on Indian Navy’s Scorpene-class submarines leaked: Report

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    SYDNEY: French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a colossal leak of secret information on its submarines seemingly to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, the Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of that ar utilized by Malaysia and Chile. Brazil is also due to deploy the vessels from 2018. Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines. ...Read More


  • Panel: Gold worth Rs 186 crore missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

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    1: NEW DELHI: In a startling revelation, the Vinod Rai committee special audit report on Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, stated that a lot of financial irregularities and corruption is going on in the temple administration and gold worth Rs 186 crore have gone missing. According to sources, the report by former Comptroller and Auditor general Vinod Rai are in two volumes and five parts running into 1,000 pages. The Supreme Court had asked Rai in October 2015 to complete the audit and submit its report. This directive came on the recommendations of amicus curi...Read More


  • India 'far away' from having smart cities: Narayana Murthy

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    1: MUMBAI: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said engineers prefer bigger cities+ for work, even as he rued that India is "far, far away" from having smart cities, one of the flagship programmes of the government+ . "In my own company, we have built development centres+ in Mysore, Bhubaneshwar, Thiruvanantapuram... These are not rural centres, second-tier cities+ . They are not occupied more than 50 per cent," he said at an event here last week. "Nobody wants to go there. Everybody wants to be in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Noida. That is the reality," he said, while replyin...Read More


  • President’s address to the nation on the eve of India’s 70th Independence Day

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    1: Fellow citizens: 1. On the eve of sixty-ninth anniversary of our Independence, I extend warm greetings to all my brothers and sisters in the country and abroad. 2. As we celebrate our seventieth Independence Day, I respectfully bow to the heroes of our independence struggle - known and unknown - who fought, suffered and sacrificed their lives to win freedom for us. Mahatma Gandhi’s luminous leadership finally made the British Quit India in 1947. When we gained independence in 1947, nobody believed that India will survive as a democracy. Yet, seven decades later, one and a quarter bil...Read More


  • Two Indian teenagers among finalists in Google Science Fair

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    1: New Delhi: Two teenagers from India are among the 16 global finalists for the sixth annual "Google Science Fair 2016" and they will now compete for the $50,000 scholarship, as announced by the US tech giant Google on Friday. Shriyank, 16, from National Public School, Bengaluru, has submitted his project titled “KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms!” KeepTab is a wearable device-based solution which uses a cloud-based deep learning framework to aid human memory recall the location of day-to-day objects. Mansha Fatima,15, a junior at Sadhu Vaswani Internati...Read More