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UK raises terror threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’, deploys troops
Britain’s armed forces will be deployed to boost security, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of “critical” after a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children.
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Government schools to make four people literate every month
Responding to chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s call to make Uttarakhand fully literate by 2019, the education department has directed the principals of all government schools to make at least four people literate every month.
Kerala govt adopting anti-Kannada stance in Kasargod, says Ganesh Karnik
The move by Kerala government to adopt anti-Kannada stance in neighbouring Kasargod district in that state is against the Constitution, noted Ganesh Karnik, chief whip of the opposition in the state legislative council.
Rajinikanth fans stage protest against fringe outfits
Fans of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today staged a protest against fringe outfits opposed to his political entry.


IT sector will create up to 25 lakh jobs in the next 5 years: Prasad
Denying the reports of a downturn in employment in the country’s IT industry, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said in the coming four to five years, almost 20-25 lakh additional jobs will be created in t…
Apple and Samsung are facing tough competition from Huawei, claims Gartner
China’s Huawei has narrowed the gap with its two biggest competitors Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics in global smartphone sales, first-quarter data from research firm Gartner showed on Tuesday.
IT employees set to get their first-ever workers’ union
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Champions Trophy: BCCI raises team security concerns with ICC
The BCCI has raised concerns about the Indian team’s security in England during the upcoming Champions Trophy in the wake of the terrorist strike in Manchester with the ICC, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
Sudirman Cup 2017: India beat Indonesia 4-1
India dished out a dominating show to notch up a stunning 4-1 win over former champions Indonesia to keep themselves afloat for a knockout berth in the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship on Tuesday.
BCCI captains’ conclave favours home and away format
The concept of going back to the home and away format in Ranji Trophy games after one year’s experiment with neutral venue format found favour from the majority of participants in the BCCI’s captains-cum-coaches conclave.


Digital economy to be worth $1 trillion in 5 yrs: Prasad
The government has roped in McKinsey & Co to pace up the growth of digital services in the country as it expects the turnover of digital, communications and IT industry to grow nearly four-fold to $1 trillion by 2022 against $280 billion currently.
Rupee hits 7-week low, slides 34 paise to 64.89
The rupee took a hefty knock after a brief two-day recovery against the US currency and slumped by a whopping 34 paise to end at a fresh seven-week low of 64.89 on the back of frantic dollar demand.
Tesla India plans: Govt says no local sourcing required
The government on Tuesday clarified that US-based electric car major Tesla will not have to source local components if it plans to set up a manufacturing unit in India. The government responded to apprehensions expressed by Tesla founder Elon Musk


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