PM Modi meets top American CEOs, says whole world is looking at IndiaThe security forces in the Valley today killed the two terrorists hiding in a school on the outskirts of Srinagar after a 14-hour gun-battle. The encounter ensued soon after a CRPF convoy was ambushed on Saturday in Pantha Chowk by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants. A CRPF sub-inspector martyred and a jawan was injured in the dastardly attack on the convoy close to the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Saturday. Two Army personnel also suffered injuries today in the gun-fight with militants holed up inside Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar.
June 25, 2017 18:11 UTC
Even without an imperative of war, the scientific world is currently in a similar wave of frenzied exploration centered on the human brain. Former US president Barack Obama announced the US’ BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative in 2013, the European Union added its own Human Brain Project a couple of years later, as did China in 2016. Major centres around the world—the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Janelia Campus at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Virginia, the Blue Brain Project at IBM and the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to name a few—are engaged in cutting-edge research. In India, basic brain science research is conducted in only a few places though clinical research takes place in more locations. The National Brain Research Centre, located just outside Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Science’s endowed centre for neuroscience are two such research centers.
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick’s rise and fall, played out in the public eye, have been spectacular. Like Uber’s problems with sexism and rule-breaking, it runs deep and wide, encompassing much of Silicon Valley, enabled and encouraged by investors. As Benjamin Edelman has provocatively argued in Harvard Business Review, Uber’s “cultural dysfunction… stems from the very nature of the company’s competitive advantage: Uber’s business model is predicated on lawbreaking. And Carnegie’s advice to “cut the prices, scoop the markets” describes Uber’s business strategy as well as it did his own. Uber’s problems point to the downsides of the creative destruction that accompanies the birth of new industries until that balance is found.
Thackeray also said that the loan waiver was historic because it was a culmination of the Shiv Sena’s “15-year long struggle for farmers’ cause”. Fadnavis had said that the loan waiver was historic. We will continue to fight for a blanket loan waiver,” Thackeray told farmers and others in Puntamba. We will take up the demands of those farmers not covered by this loan waiver,” Pawar said. Ajit Nawle, convener of the committee, told reporters that the Sangharsha Yatra would be carried out in all districts of the state between 9 July and 23 July to demand a blanket loan waiver.
more-inFast-rising Ankush Dahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L. Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia. The 19-year-old Ankush, a former Asian youth silver-medallist, defeated Korean Man Choe Chol in a split verdict, while Devendro lost to Indonesia’s Aldoms Suguro, again on a split decision. AggressiveDevendro, a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist besides a former Asian Championships silver winner, was his usual aggressive self against Suguro. However, much to the Indian camp’s disappointment, Devendro’s overall dominance did not find favour with the judges who ruled 3-2 in Suguro’s favour. The disappointment soon made way for celebration when Ankush edged past Man Choe Chol.
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Hindu Community in Bangladesh today began with one of its major festivals amid the Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath Dev. Ratha Yatra festival will be held at Dhamrai in Manikganj district. The Rath Yatra procession will be held at Khulna, Barisal, Gopalganj, Comilla, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur as well. Ratha Yatra of Jagannath Jeo Mandir began from Tanti bazar in old city and travelled different cities. ALSO READ:PM Modi's 33rd Mann ki Baat: PM greets nation on Rath Yatra, EidOver 3 lakh devotees throng Puri to celebrate snan yatraALSO WATCH:138th Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad
June 25, 2017 17:37 UTC
3 He has pulled out of the Lancashire league and may join Tom Moody and Richard Pybus as the third foreign contender for the top job. India Today has learnt that some players have also backed Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Moody, who won the IPL with the franchise in 2016. It is believed that if Jayawardene applies then it will be a three-way race between him, Sehwag and Moody. BCCI had shortlisted Moody, Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh for the highly respected job in world cricket. The Indian team, which is currently in the West Indies for a limited-overs series is without a coach right now.
June 25, 2017 16:52 UTC
China top the standings till now.So dominating was Yashaswini's performance in the final that second placed Korean Woori Kim's effort of 231.8 was not even close. Guilia Campostrini of Italy won the bronze in the event.Yashaswini's fifth shot in the final was an effort of 7.8, which put her in third position after the first five shots. She moved further down to fifth in the second series of five shots, but recovered fantastically, and after going into the lead after the 13th shot, never looked back.This is Yashaswini's ninth final at the youth and junior level over the past three years and her first gold. Pavlo finished second on the same score.In his first final at this level, Saurabh despite a shaky start recovered brilliantly but eventually settled for fourth position with a score of 198. Boram Choe of Korea won gold with a junior world record finals score of 241.1 ahead of Pavlo, who won silver with a score of 239.9.Italy's Paolo Monna won bronze with a score of 218.3.
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more-inIndia’s chief National coach P. Gopi Chand said Srikanth has shown that he had the game to beat anyone on his day. “This win should also mean his evolution to the next level as a world-class player, fully matured now with the desired consistency. “I was pleased with the way he changed his strategy half-way through the second game and which he did in style,” added Gopi. “Credit must go to Gopi Chand for identifying these coaches and getting them in. Getting the right people in is an important aspect of being the chief coach.
June 25, 2017 16:41 UTC
Police today registered a case of murder against six staffers of the Byculla jail here in connection with the death of a woman convict on Friday. Manju Govind Shete (45) died at the state-run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman prison official. "A case under IPC section 302 (punishment for murder) and other relevant sections was registered against six staffers of the Byculla jail," a senior official of Nagpada police station told(This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
June 25, 2017 16:41 UTC
New Delhi: The proposal to privatise Air India is a welcome move but salary arrears should be settled first as promised earlier, feel pilots at the national carrier. Facing tough financial conditions, Air India had resorted to salary cuts in 2012. “We are looking forward to the privatisation of Air India. “If Air India is going to be privatised then we will take up the issue of our dues,” he said. In early June, seven unions of Air India employees warned of large-scale protests if the government went ahead with privatisation of the airline.
June 25, 2017 16:30 UTC
London: SoftBank Group Corp.’s $100 billion Vision Fund is scouting for possible investments in quantum computing, an experimental science being researched by companies such as Google and IBM to succeed current computer processor technology. The Vision Fund, which has attracted investment from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Apple Inc and other large institutional backers, is investing in cutting edge technologies from virtual reality to the Internet of Things. Quantum scienceOnce considered purely theoretical, researchers have made strides in building functioning quantum computers based around a number of different designs and approaches. In conventional computing, information is encoded in bits that can have a value of either 0 or 1. In quantum computing, information is encoded in qubits that take advantage of quantum mechanical principals such as superposition, which allows the qubit to be both 0 and 1 simultaneously.
June 25, 2017 16:07 UTC
more-inDesigner Hed Mayner is not afraid to play with the totems of Israeli life, from a trench coat made from a military tent to a sleeveless beach top cut from a Jewish prayer shawl. Orthodox Jews like their clothes to “really wrap the body” and handed them down from “from one kid to the another”, he added. In Israel people are in uniforms.”Nowhere more so than in the contested holy city of Jerusalem, he said. Studio in Tel Aviv“Society there is very uniformed, everybody is in uniform and it’s kind of multicultural to the extreme. And being a fan of the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, he is chuffed about how well they sell in Japan.
June 25, 2017 16:03 UTC
"I have come here to seek your blessings," the former Bihar governor told a meeting of NDA MPs and MLAs from the state. The meeting was held at the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who earlier received Kovind (71) at the airport here. Accompanied by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav, Kovind was taken to the chief ministers official residence on Kalidas Marg straight from the airport. In his brief speech, Kovind said he had come to seek their blessings for the July 17 presidential election. "It will be good if all the political parties rise above the narrow party lines and vote for him (Kovind).
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The police said Mr. Mathiraj, attached to Vanniyampatti police station, and P. Esakkiraj from Mamsapuram police station were part of a special team that conducted a surprise check at Tiruvannamalai. When the police personnel went there around 2 a.m., they found S. Murugan (28) driving the tractor with a load of sand. When Mr. Mathiraj intercepted it, Murugan jumped off the running tractor. The tractor that run amok hit Mr. Mathiraj, before dashing against an electric pole. Srivilliputtur Town police have registered a case of attempt to murder and theft against C. Selvakumar (35), owner of the tractor, and Murugan.
June 25, 2017 15:56 UTC