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Working people can get insurance cover till 75 by paying till 60**
short by Roshan Gupta / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Term plans now available in the market come with many features but Max Life's new plan is custom made for working professionals who want to stop paying premiums once their regular income ceases during retirement. Max Life Online Term Plan Plus allows you to pay until 60 years and get cover till 75 years by paying some additional premium.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 22 Nov
India's first mission to the Sun to be launched in 2019
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Tuesday said that Aditya-L1, India's maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in 2019 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Conceived in 2008, the mission is aimed at studying the "dynamical processes of the sun". The satellite, which will carry six payloads, will be launched on the PSLV-XL launch vehicle.
short by Anupama K / 08:32 am on 22 Nov
Kendall Jenner becomes world's highest paid model in 2017
short by Daisy Mowke / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
American model Kendall Jenner beat Gisele Bündchen to become the world's highest-earning model in 2017, as per Forbes. The 22-year-old model's earnings have been estimated to be $22 million (₹142 crore). Gisele, who has been the highest-paid model since 2002, was ranked second in the list this year, with earnings of $17.5 million (₹113 crore).
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:32 am on 22 Nov
Uber paid $100,000 to hide hack that affected 57 mn users
short by Swarnim Bagre / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Uber paid $100,000 to hackers, who stole personal data from 57 million accounts last year, to delete the data and keep the breach a secret, the company revealed on Tuesday. Uber also fired its Chief Security Officer and a deputy over the incident. The breach, however, did not reveal users' Social Security Numbers, credit card information or trip details.
short by Swarnim Bagre / 10:45 am on 22 Nov
Railways to use AI for preventing signal failure
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Railways has decided to use Artificial Intelligence to prevent the possibility of signals failing, moving from a find-and-fix to predict-and-prevent approach. Any flaws in the signalling system would be detected on a real-time basis and rectified to avoid possible delays and mishaps. A trial will be taken up in two sections of Western Railway and South Western Railway.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:26 am on 22 Nov
RJD declares Tejashwi Yadav as CM candidate for next polls
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday declared former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate for the state's next Assembly polls. Further, the party formally declared that Lalu Prasad Yadav was elected for the 10th consecutive term as its National President. The next Bihar Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled for 2020.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:38 am on 22 Nov
Congress youth online magazine shares meme mocking PM Modi
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Congress' youth wing's online magazine Yuva Desh on Tuesday shared a meme on Twitter mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's past as a tea seller. The Indian Youth Congress later apologised, claiming that the Twitter page was mostly run by volunteers. Reacting to the meme, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called the Congress "classist" and "anti-poor".
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:28 am on 22 Nov
Many in Bihar ready to slit PM's neck, chop his hands: Rabri
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Former Bihar CM and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi has said that there are many people in Bihar who are ready to slit PM Narendra Modi's neck and chop his hands off. This comes a day after Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai said any finger or hand raised against the PM would be broken or chopped off.
short by Anupama K / 08:31 am on 22 Nov
J&K govt to drop 4,500 cases against 1st time stone-pelters
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
On the suggestion of government interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, over 4,500 cases against Kashmiri youth involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped. The cases are part of 11,500 cases registered since July 2016. "My attempt was to change the narrative in the state to peace and for that I need support of youths and students," Sharma said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:21 am on 22 Nov
Govt announces reward for photos of illegally parked cars
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked citizens to click pictures of wrongly parked cars and send them to authorities. He also proposed a 10% reward for them from the ₹500 fine imposed on the vehicle owner. He added that he felt "ashamed" that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced "ambassadors" and "big people" to park on road.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:41 pm on 21 Nov
Will ensure action against hospital for ₹18L bill: Govt
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
After Haryana's Fortis hospital charged ₹18 lakh for the 15-day treatment of a dengue patient, State Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a probe has been ordered to ensure strict action against the hospital. No hospital will be allowed to play with health and emotions of patients, Vij added. The Centre had directed the state to initiate the probe.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:38 am on 22 Nov
Nepal to seal border with India for 3 days ahead of polls
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Nepal will close its borders with India for 3 days over security reasons ahead of the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled to be held on November 26, officials said. The crossing points with India in Nepal's Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari districts will be sealed. The second phase of the elections will be held on December 7.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:09 am on 22 Nov
2 Congress candidates file nomination for same seat in Surat
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Congress candidates Ashok Jirawala and Nilesh Kumbhani in Surat filed nominations for the same seat in Gujarat polls by showing mandates issued to them. The situation arose as Kumbhani was declared the candidate first, but the decision was reversed within 24 hours, party officials said. One will have to eliminated since there can be only one candidate from a party.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:43 am on 22 Nov
British Airways flyers who have paid least to board last
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
British Airways has announced a group boarding policy wherein passengers who have paid the least for their tickets will be among the last to board flights. Travellers will be assigned a group number based on the fare they paid and their frequent flyer status. The airline has been slammed over the policy, which has been dubbed "pay least, board last".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:31 am on 22 Nov
World's largest space telescope completes cryogenic testing
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which would be the largest-ever space telescope when launched in 2019, has completed its final phase of the 100-day vacuum testing at -266ºC. The tests included an alignment check of Webb's 18 primary mirrors, to make sure the gold-plated, hexagonal segments act like a single mirror. The $8.8 billion telescope took 20 years to build.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:53 am on 22 Nov
Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts for first time in 54 years
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted on Tuesday for the first time in 54 years, forming an ash cloud 700 metres in the Indonesian sky. Over 1.4 lakh people fled their homes in recent months due to the volcano's heightened activity. Around 1,600 people were killed in lava, mudslides and gas clouds when the volcano last erupted in 1963.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 10:12 am on 22 Nov
Fukrey 2 to release on Dec 8 after Padmavati gets postponed
short by Daisy Mowke / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The release date of 'Fukrey Returns' has been changed to December 8 after the release date of 'Padmavati' was postponed by its producers. "It was always meant to be December 8. Even our teaser said 8th. But we moved up as Padmavati was shifted to December 1," said Ritesh Sidhwani, producer of 'Fukrey Returns'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:13 am on 22 Nov
No musician, wannabe BollyLand: Sona on Farah's party for Ed
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Sharing an article about the party filmmaker Farah Khan hosted for 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran, singer Sona Mohapatra wrote, "No music maker...singer, members of his actual fraternity were participants obviously...Wannabe BollyLand." She further wrote, "Joke...PR Mongering." Farah's party, held a day before Ed's Mumbai concert, was attended by Shah Rukh Khan and Janhvi Kapoor among others.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 11:30 pm on 21 Nov
Andheri-Saki Naka road to be widened to prevent flooding
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that the road from Andheri station to Saki Naka will be widened to 90 feet from the current 60 feet to prevent flooding outside the station and make more space. As many as thirty-four structures, including stalls and extensions, have been removed from the roadside, officials said.
short by Anupama K / 08:54 am on 22 Nov
JeM setting up squad to target Cabinet Ministers: Intel
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar is setting up a squad to target Indian politicians including Cabinet Ministers and a Chief Minister, according to inputs received by intelligence agencies. Initial inputs have also suggested that JeM and Lashkar-e-Taiba are working together to execute task and are using a Bangladesh-based cadre for logistics. The inputs, however, are yet to be fully verified.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:21 am on 22 Nov
Did not seek ticket from any party for Gujarat polls: Hardik
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said he did not seek a ticket from any political party to contest the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. Stating that he is not a politician, Hardik said he does not need "notes or votes". Urging other Patidar leaders to not seek party tickets, he reminded them of the martyrdom of 14 Patidar youths.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:05 am on 22 Nov
Rahul Gandhi sat in temple like he was offering namaz: Yogi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi sat in the Kashi Vishwanath temple like he was offering namaz. The priest had to remind Rahul that he wasn't at a mosque, Adityanath added. "I am equally amused and saddened when he visits temples," he further said.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:27 am on 22 Nov
Ronaldo hits brace as Real win 6-0 in UCL; Man City win 1-0
short by Swarnim Bagre / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two second-half goals to help his side Real Madrid thrash Cyprus-based APOEL in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. Ronaldo took his UCL goals tally to 18 for 2017, the most in a calendar year. Meanwhile, Manchester City claimed a 1-0 win over Dutch club Feyenoord in another group match, courtesy Raheem Sterling's late winner.
short by Swarnim Bagre / 10:41 am on 22 Nov
CISF proposes bulletproof vehicles for Delhi airport
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
If a proposal by CISF is approved, the Delhi airport may become the first in India to get a fleet of bulletproof vehicles. CISF said bulletproof vehicles are needed for round-the-clock patrolling, and will help neutralise suspects in the case of a terror attack. Mumbai, Chennai and other sensitive airports may also get bulletproof vehicles in the coming days.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:52 am on 22 Nov
US to end protected status for Haitian immigrants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The US will end a residency programme that protects Haitian immigrants from deportation in July 2019, the Homeland Security Department said. Former President Barack Obama's administration had granted the protected status to Haitians in 2010 after an earthquake in Haiti. The department said that conditions in Haiti had improved significantly, giving Haitian immigrants 18 months to return home.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:01 am on 22 Nov
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