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The Indian Journal of Dermatology is retracting a paper on plagiarism--'Development of a Guideline to Approach Plagiarism in Indian Scenario'--because, and this isn't a belated April Fool's day joke, it itself contains plagiarized material.

On the eve of the theatrical release of his movie Byomkesh Bakshi Dibakar Banerjee insists it has nothing to do with Guy Ritchie and Sherlock Holmes.

Acclaimed American stand-up comedian Louis CK is not coming to India. But then, if you've been active on social media for the past week, you'd already figured that out.

Actress Rati Agnihotri endured 30 years of domestic abuse in her marriage hoping her husband would change.

BJP lawmaker Dilip Gandhi's may have earned flak for questioning the link between tobacco and cancer but he has found support from another colleague, Shyam Charan Gupta in the parliamentary panel, who incidentally is a beedi magnate.

HP unveiled eight new mobile devices today that cater to businesses. The new lineup, which includes tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and notebook PCs, aims to help professionals and businesses be more productive.

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The United States, Iran and five other world powers on Thursday have arrived at the beginnings of a consensus on the limits of Iran's nuclear programme.

The stiff 30-year prison sentence doled out to an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the United States on how prosecutors are using laws that were designed to protect expecting mothers to instead prosecute women for terminating a pregnancy.

South Korean steel major Posco has withdrawn from the Haridaspur-Paradip rail link project - a move indicating that the fate of the company's eight-million-tonne steel plant now hangs in a balance.

Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, says a Pew research report.

The constant sound of gunfire, bombing and visits by militiamen -even in hospitals - who threatened people with abduction and death are firmly etched in the memory of many shaken Indian survivors who reached their home early Thursday morning after their dramatic evacuation from Yemen.

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Whether it is selecting directors of IITs or imposing language curricula, the government continues its proud tradition of micromanaging research institutions, this time, in the form of a directive by the University Grants Commission to the country's 706 universities and 32,000-odd colleges to get every student to plant a tree on their campus.

A Naxalite leader, who extorts money from local wealthies, boasts PAN cards, multiple bank accounts, strategic investments and family members chipping in to help manage money.

In the year 2015, the Rajasthan government still needs legal backing in the form of a just-tabled Bill, to address the medieval practice of 'witch hunting'.

A group of four men carried out the biggest heist in the city's history early Tuesday morning when they hijacked a Samsung container truck filled with material worth Rs 26.1 crore but were disappointed that it turned out to be circuit boards and not the unreleased Samsung S6 phones.

As if that was the only blemish in its customer service, cash-strapped national carrier Air India has said it will reward pilots who make in-flight announcements in Hindi.

A total of 130 prisoners at Ranchi's Birsa Munda central jail on Thursday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee demanding 'mercy killing' because the state authorities had not released them at the end of their terms, inspite of some of them having served time of 20 years.


Sanjaya Baru, says in The Hindu that former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao demonstrated greater political courage in advocating and leading India's economic reform than his predecessor Rajiv Gandhi and was the "architect" of India's post-Cold War foreign policy.

Harish Damodaran, makes the case in The Indian Express that states with anti cow-slaughter laws have fewer cows than others thus showing that only economic incentives can keep cows alive.

Khaled Ahmed, in The Indian Express, says that India and Pakistan are at a delicate moment regarding the crisis in Yemen and could either gain substantially or bear the brunt in the years to come.

Indrajit Hazra, in The Economic Times, holds that Narendra Modi not removing Giriraj Singh -- his Union minister of state -- from his government "would be (like) approving a racist."

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