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11,700 ‘SC/ST’ employees in Maharashtra government face sack
Nearly seven months after a Supreme Court order asking for dismissal of those who got government jobs through fake certificates, the Maharashtra government is still wrestling with the tricky issue of what to do in the matter of 11,700 employees who forged caste certificates to get employment under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) quota.
Maldives president refuses to ‘release’ Nasheed
Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives remained in the throes of the worst political crisis to have hit the archipelago in the past few years with President Abdulla Yameen showing no sign of implementing the Supreme Court ruling which ordered release of all political prisoners, including former President Mohamed Nasheed.
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Uttar Pradesh to launch house-to-house campaign against encephalitis
To create awareness and beat encephalitis, the Uttar Pradesh government would be launching a house-to-house campaign soon. Called ‘Dastak’, the exercise would be undertaken in encephalitis affected districts of UP including Gorakhpur.

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Bitcoin investors, the worst may still not be over
Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with bitcoin at one point sliding below $8,000 and headed for its biggest weekly loss since December 2013, amid worries about a regulatory clampdown globally.
Mobile app mapping free condoms set up to help fight HIV in Philippines
Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.
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Daimler’s new Mercedes A-Class, unveiled on Friday, includes the German automaker’s own machine-learning and voice recognition technology in one of the industry’s boldest attempts so far to take on Silicon Valley’s finest.

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Under-19 World Cup: Manjot ton brings India their fourth World Cup triumph
A clinical bowling performance by India saw them restrict Australia to 216, a total that Prithvi Shaw and his men gunned down comfortably in the end to etch their name in history books.
India Open: Sindhu beats Intanon to storm into final
Defending champion PV Sindhu defeated third seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games on Saturday to book her spot in the summit clash of the India Open Super 500.
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I am better equipped to bat at No. 4: Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane’s batting position in the ODI side has been a topic of debate but the Mumbai batsman made it clear that his preferred slot will be number four after a well-made 79 in India’s six-wicket win against South Africa in the first ODI.

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Union Bank classifies RCom as a defaulter
Reliance Communications has been classified as a defaulter by one of its lenders Union Bank of India. This has resulted in an additional Rs 4,187 crore worth of loans slipping into the non-performing asset (NPA) category for the bank.
MSMEs to lead consolidation phase of economy: Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley said the health of the sector is extremely vital to the economy and with a number of steps taken there is an increased integration of the sector into the formal economy.
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B-wood’s beautiful stepmom-step kid bonds
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‘Padmaavat’: Big B all praise for Deepika
While Deepika Padukone has captivated a lot many from the film industry with her eccentric performance as Rani Padmavati in ‘Padmaavat’, the one accolade that stood out for her was from ‘baba’ Amitabh Bachchan.
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