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Rupee weakens against US dollar

The 10-year bond yield stood at 7.827%, down from its Friday’s close of 7.833%. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Monday weakened marginally against the US dollar on worries of higher crude oil prices and tracking losses in Asian currencies. At 2.10pm, the rupee was trading at 68.08 against the US dollar, down 0.10% from its previous close of 68.01. ... Read More »

Rupee trades higher against US dollar

The 10-year bond yield was at 7.595% compared to its previous close of 7.583%. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Indian rupee and Asian currencies on Thursday strengthened against US dollar after the Federal Reserve stuck to its outlook of three rate hikes this year. At 2pm, the home currency was trading at 65.05 a dollar, up 0.26% from its Wednesday’s close of ... Read More »

Conservatives go against principles by meddling in education

Almost every public policy area gets caught up in federal tax plans, including education. That should not be: The Constitution only gives the federal government specific, enumerated powers, and the feds aren’t supposed to make policy unrelated to those. As conservatives have often pointed out, education is not mentioned in that document at all. So why are some conservatives trying to ... Read More »

This anti-malaria drug may be new weapon against Zika virus in pregnant women

A new research might hold the solution to limiting the damaging effect of Zika. An anti-malaria drug could be the key. Called chloroquine, it has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. “There is still an urgent need to bolster our preparedness and capacity to respond to the next Zika outbreak,” said co-senior author Alexey Terskikh. ... Read More »

Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class 11 student, no evidence against bus conductor

Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon as they demand action against the school. File photo: PTI New Delhi: A Class 11 student who allegedly wanted the parent-teacher meeting and exams to be postponed has been apprehended in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old boy in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Bhimrao Ambedkar University issued warning by UGC: Discrimination against SC, ST students not to be entertained

Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the UGC that no act of discrimination against SC, ST students will be entertained. Image source: bbau.ac.in Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that no act of discrimination against scheduled caste (SC) and ... Read More »

Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’: Apple boss

Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news”, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview. “We must try to squeeze this ... Read More »

Not just a small nick: Priya Goswami’s second film raises an even louder voice against FGM

National-award winner Priya Goswami’s first film looked closely at the practice of female genital cutting practised by the Dawoodi Bohra community of India. The community is one of the more liberal, sects of Islam, yet practises this form of ritualistic Female Genital Circumcision/ Type 1 (FGC) often using crude methods and no anesthesia. Her new film ‘Just a small nick ... Read More »

Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard banned until 2019 for betting against own team

The Football Association has suspended Frome Town boss Nick Bunyard from all football until 2019 for betting against teams he managed. An FA commission has found that from September 2014 to April 2016 Bunyard placed 45 bets against Frome and his former club Paulton Rovers. FA rules prohibit anyone involved in the game from betting on any football match that ... Read More »