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Cervical cancer back as top killer among women
Cervical cancer has staged a return as a major killer among Indian women, overtaking breast cancer deaths. Over 62,000 women died of cervical cancer in 2015, accounting for 24% of the total cancer-related deaths of women in India, latest estimates by Indian Council of Medical Research show
(Tue, 03 May 2016 22:16:33 GMT)

Unique IIT-B survey finds 95% freshers are virgin
A survey conducted on the IIT-Bombay campus for freshmen found 95% students had never had sex, but about 30% of them were in a relationship. About 75% of them were comfortable with the idea of homosexuality and/or homosexual marriages.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 21:55:16 GMT)

Chopper scam: ED probing role of Tyagi's cousin
(Tue, 03 May 2016 21:37:49 GMT)

Tyagi admits links in 5 'suspicious' companies
(Tue, 03 May 2016 21:33:01 GMT)

Chopper scam: Agusta had sought help from UK
After initial reports of the VVIP chopper scam that surfaced in 2012, AgustaWestland's top executive allegedly sought help from 10 Downing Street and senior British defence ministry officials to "support the programme."
(Tue, 03 May 2016 21:21:42 GMT)

PMO sore with CIC for order on Modi's degrees
Though prepared to disclose information about the educational degrees held by PM Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister’s Office is deeply unhappy over the Central Information Commission’s order, which it feels is legally flawed and lacking in competence.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 21:08:06 GMT)

India junks US report on religious freedom
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom's report that India is on a negative trajectory on religious freedom has rekindled an old feud between PM Modi and the commission. Junking the report, the Centre has said that the foreign entity had no locus standi to pronounce such judgment.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 20:53:34 GMT)

Peter sends Indrani big hug, b’day wishes
Jailed murder suspect and former media baron Peter Mukerjea had sent a loving letter to his wife and main accused Indrani, also imprisoned, on her birthday this January. “God is great and will see an end to this, and like Romeo & Juliet we will hopefully see each other soon," the letter reads.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 20:44:02 GMT)

Govt using Marines to strike a deal, frame leadership in copter case: Congress
(Tue, 03 May 2016 20:18:15 GMT)

UN court order on Marine favours India: Centre
The Centre on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that the UN arbitration tribunal’s order allowing an Italian marine to return home pending its proceedings had "affirmed" the Supreme Court’s authority and not questioned it, even as the Congress walked out for not being allowed to ask any questions on the issue.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 20:13:16 GMT)

India will accept marine's return if UN tribunal conditions are met
The Centre wouldn’t come in the way of Italian marine Salvatore Girone going back to Italy provided the conditions laid down by the UN Arbitral Tribunal for his return are met by Italian authorities, government sources said. However, everything depends on what the Supreme Court says.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 20:01:37 GMT)

SC firm on NEET, 2nd phase on July 24
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rebuffed the plea of private medical colleges that NEET violated their autonomy. Since the court has not restrained states from holding separate tests, various tests can be held but their validity will hang in balance. The second phase of NEET will be held on July 24.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 19:21:16 GMT)

Rajya Sabha chairman Ansari rejects Mallya's resignation letter
Secretary general of the Upper House Shumsher K. Sheriff wrote to Mallya that his resignation letter doesn't conform to the prescribed procedures and doesn't bear signature in original. He said that as per Rule 213 of Rajya Sabha procedures, the resignation must be voluntary and genuine.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 15:56:51 GMT)

Declare drought a national emergency: Kailash Satyarthi
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare drought as a "national emergency" in view of the rising numbers of children in rural areas affected and exploited due to drought.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 15:46:34 GMT)

Air India no longer loss-making: Government
The government also asserted that with regard to safety issues for air travellers, it will be the endeavour of the government "to keep our airports and skies absolutely safe" through foolproof adherence to prescribed international standards.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 14:15:12 GMT)

Army facing shortage of over 8,600 officers: Govt
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said some of the major reasons for shortage of officers include increase in authorised strength due to accretions in force level from time to time, stringent selection criteria coupled with perceived high degree of risk.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 14:01:28 GMT)

Make efforts to counter influence of China in Pacific: Prez
(Tue, 03 May 2016 13:53:12 GMT)

VVIP chopper scam: SP Tyagi admits meeting Finmeccanica officials during CBI interrogation
Former IAF chief SP Tyagi was grilled by the CBI for the second day on Tuesday in connection with the controversial Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.
(Tue, 03 May 2016 13:05:58 GMT)

April’s car sales boom
Sales figures of most manufacturers in India show positive trend for the month
(Tue, 03 May 2016 12:34:41 GMT)

Boys get to eat a wider variety of foods than girls: Study
The University of Oxford and Imperial College London conducted a study on diets of children in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The study was based on data collected from 1,000 older children and 2,000 younger children in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Children aged five, eight, 12 and 15 years were asked about what they had eaten in the last 24 hours. Here are the finding
(Tue, 03 May 2016 11:32:18 GMT)

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