Jio Effect: Aircel Offers 168GB Data, Unlimited Calls for 84 Days at Rs. 419 in Northeast, at Rs. 449 in J&K

With the Reliance Jio juggernaut continuing to make headways in the telecom industry, rival operator Aircel has launched two new plans that offer 2GB data per day and unlimited calls with 84-day validity. These plans have the same validity as the Rs. 399 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, which provides half the data (at high speeds), unlimited calls, free SMSs, and access to the Jio apps suite. The Aircel prepaid plans are priced at Rs. 419 in the Northeast, and at Rs. 449 in J&K. Apart from this, the operator has launched another plan at…

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Mumbai University declares 4 more no-teaching days for paper evaluation

After four no-teaching days for teachers to concentrate on exam paper evaluation, the University of Mumbai has extended the non-instructional days by four more days. In a circular issued Thursday evening, officiating Director of Examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till July 31, for only the Arts, Law and Commerce faculties. The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the July 31 deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The circular clarifies that the Science and Technology faculty is through with…

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How to care for cotton clothes on rainy days

Splurge and splash in cotton clothes during monsoon may not be a good idea. Mud and dirt stain on cotton clothes are hard to remove. The fabric also crinkle and get soiled easily. But cotton clothes are light and most comfortable to wear during hot and humid season. Synthetic fabrics, though dry quickly, tend to stick to your skin when wet. If you choose to wear cotton dresses in the rain, all you need to do is play safe. Here are five simple must-do for your cotton wears. 1 Bright colours can brighten…

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Pound has best day’s gain since 2008 after Brexit speech

The pound saw its best day’s gain in more than eight years against the dollar on Tuesday, helped by rising inflation and the Prime Minister Theresa May’s major speech on Brexit. Official figures showed inflation rose to 1.6%, a level that may usher in higher interest rates. That boosted sterling and Mrs May’s speech spurred on that rally. Its best move was against the dollar, against which it closed in London trade up almost 3% at $1.2392. Dealers said that rise, which was the best for the pound since October…

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National Education Policy panel in around 10 days: Javadekar

The government is set to announce a committee headed by an eminent educationist in the next 10 days which would to draft the National Education Policy (NEP), HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The ministry has already held comprehensive discussions with all the stakeholders including the states, educational institutes, parliamentarians and experts, he said, adding even the recommendations of TSR Subramanian committee will be considered as an “input”. “We will have a committee headed by an eminent educationist in the next 10 days… We are discussing some names but we also…

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No food for 8 days. These baby worms didn’t starve

Young worms born to underfed moms handle starvation much better than those born to well-fed moms, new research shows. “Mom somehow provisions the embryo, or programs it.” The study involved two groups of tiny nematode worms called C. elegans. They live in soils and rotting vegetation, where they feed on microbes such as bacteria. Researchers fed one group of pregnant worms a normal diet of bacterial broth, and another group of expectant worms a watered-down version. Then they reared the offspring of both groups without food for the first eight…

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Lost toddler survives three days in Siberian taiga alone

A Russian toddler who went missing in the Siberian taiga was found three days later, alive and healthy, Russian media and the emergencies ministry reported. Three-year-old Tserin disappeared from his home in a remote village in Tyva in southern Siberia last weekend. Left unattended, he had chased after his dogs, who led him into the taiga – a forest between the tundra and the steppes populated by wild animals ranging from bears and wolves to lynx and foxes. Three days of searches by more than 100 police and rescue workers,…

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Milan Fashion Week, Days 4 and 5: Bottega Veneta Celebrates and a Rising Star Shines

And just like that, the end of Milan Fashion Week is nigh. But if you thought there would be a respite this weekend, think again. There are more shows than ever packed in on Saturday and Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s start in Paris of the final leg of fashion month. Here is what should be on your radar over the next 48 hours: Photo Models backstage at a Bottega Veneta spring 2016 fashion show. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times • Tomas Maier has been the creative director at…

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7 States. 6 Days. 2,148 km and a journey of a lifetime

When Archana Masih and photographerRajesh Karkera set course from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, they could not think of a better place to begin their journey than the stately campus that has given India some of its greatest military heroes. Day 2 Doon Valley The girl who is going to grow vegetables after PhD ‘W’e Indians have forgotten what is good for us. Foreigners say oats are good, so we say the same, arrey, we have oats since ages!’ Preeti Virkar is a believer of a…

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