How our gut bacteria affect cancer risk and response to treatment. Indian population originated in 3 migration waves from Africa, Iran & Asia. The Indian population originated from three separate waves of migration from Africa, Iran and Central Asia over a period of 50,000 years, scientists have found using genetic evidence from people alive in the subcontinent today.
The Indian Subcontinent harbours huge genetic diversity, in addition to its vast patchwork of languages, cultures and religions. The earliest populations were hunter-gatherers who arrived from Africa, where modern humans arose, more than 50,000 years ago. However, further waves of settlement came from the direction of Iran, after the last Ice Age ended 10-20,000 years ago, and with the spread of early farming. These ancient signatures are most clearly seen in the mitochondrial DNA, which tracks the female line of descent. However, Y-chromosome variation, which tracks the male line, is very different, according to the study published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. "Here the major signatures are much more recent. This is a nightmare for me: Techies outrage over IT layoffs on social media.
Pink slips galore Wipro Infosys Tech Mahindra Cognizant cut India jobs. Kashmiri army mans killing needs an honest appraisal of the ground reality. Baseless Aadhaar and its many flaws When the poor lose their thumb prints (1) Shashi Tharoor rubbishes Republic TV expose bashes Arnab Goswami. NEET 2017 Kerala girl forced to remove bra 4 teachers suspended. AAP drama: Kapil Mishra won't eat till Kejriwal reveals travel expenses. NEET 2017: Kerala girl forced to remove bra; 4 teachers suspended. As outrage grew over a student in Kerala being asked to remove her bra at a medical entrance test, four teachers at the exam centre in a school were today suspended for the "overzealous act" by the CBSE which also ordered the principal to apologise to her.
Late tonight, Kannur Police registered a case under section 504 of IPC (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and section 509 of IPC (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) on the basis of a complaint by the girl student who was forced to remove her bra, police said. Police went to the residence of the girl and recorded her statement, sources said. Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) directed the principal of the institute where the incident occurred on Sunday to apologise.
Shashi Tharoor rubbishes Republic TV expose, bashes Arnab Goswami. Former Union minister and diplomat Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday rubbished as “misrepresentations and outright lies” the allegations made by Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV to question Tharoor’s actions after his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death in 2014.
The previous night, the newly launched news channel had aired 19 audio tapes in its purported exposé of the Congress parliamentarian’s actions. Reliance Jio to offer 100 GB free data 100 Mbps speed at JioFibre launch. Oracle to set up data centre in India. US tech giant Oracle on Wednesday said that it will set up a data centre in India to expand its cloud services here over the next 6-9 months.
"Over the coming months, Oracle will be reviewing proposals from government and business partners to provide customers with the capability to build and move workloads to an India-based cloud," Oracle said in a statement. This will enable Oracle to deliver secure services to customers with "significant price advantage", it added. Kashmiri army man's killing needs an honest appraisal of the ground reality. On May 9, Umar Fayaz Parray, a 22-year-old army officer from Kulgam district in South Kashmir, was abducted and killed.
He was home on a fortnight’s leave from the Akhnoor sector in Jammu, where he was posted. According to local journalists, he had already spent 12 days at his home in Sudsona village. Shashank Manohar to continue as ICC chairman till June 2018. International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar on Wednesday agreed to continue till his tenure ends in June next year, the game's global governing body confirmed in Dubai.
Manohar, who had resigned in March citing personal reasons, initially agreed to defer his resignation till the annual conference this June this year when the new ICC constitution consisting of the governance structure and the re-worked finance model will be ratified. The former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief, however, decided to continue in his post after persuasion by the Full Members and Associates.
"The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed Shashank Manohar will continue to function as the Independent Chairman of ICC until the end of his elected term which is June 2018," the global cricket body said in a statement. Justin Bieber India concert: Prince of Pop sends fans into tizzy in Mumbai. Grammy Award winning Canadian singer Justin Bieber performed to a stadium full of his fans, who were excited, emotional and euphoric as the "Baby" singer took the stage in India for the first time on Wednesday night.
The 23-year-old Prince of Pop is here as part of his Purpose World Tour, organised here by White Fox India, and sponsored by Jio. "Hello India," Bieber said to the crowd of Beliebers, who waited for hours altogether in scorching heat to watch him perform on a humongous stage enhanced by graphics as well as enlivened with startling fireworks and the rousing response of the audience. "What a beautiful night for me as I am here in this beautiful country for the first time and you people are fav (favourite)," Bieber said at the DY Patil Stadium here on a full moon night. His fans welcomed him by putting their hands in the air, while some female fans were seen overcome by emotions as he sang his famous songs "Cold water", "Love yourself", "I will show you how".
PM Modi leaves for Sri Lanka today, DMK demands to talk on fishermen issue. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs on Thursday to attend the International Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka as the chief guest, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has requested him to talk on fisherman issue during his visit.
"Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Sri Lanka. Our leader Mr. Stalin has requested, rather demanded, the Prime Minister to use this visit and talk about the issues which are plaguing both the countries. Reliance Jio to offer 100 GB free data, 100 Mbps speed at JioFibre launch. After shaking the telecom industry, Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio is gearing up to launch its much-awaited Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services in India.
During its network testing phase, which lasted almost 6 months, Reliance Jio had swept the market by offering free access to many of the Jio services – from 4G high-speed data, voice calls, SMS, apps. In acquiring a record 100 million subscribers during this period, Reliance Jio severely dented the revenues and user base of key rivals like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular. According to a news report in India Today, Reliance Jio would follow the same process as it launches JioFibre network.
Currently, the JioFibre broadband services are running under trials in 5 cities. Delhi, Mumbai, Jamnagar, Pune and Chennai are the cities where the trails are going on. All ATM withdrawals not chargeable, SBI clarifies after furore in Kerala. Amid a public outcry in Kerala over a State Bank of India (SBI) announcement levying charges on ATM cash withdrawals from June 1, the largest public lender on Thursday clarified that the charge of Rs 25 is applicable only for withdrawals from SBI Buddy through ATMs.
"Rs 25 per transaction charge is applicable only for mobile wallet app SBI Buddy using ATM. This is applicable only for State Bank Buddy customers," the bank said here in a statement. The clarification comes after the SBI in a notification indicated that all ATM withdrawals will be charged a fee of Rs 25, which was later replaced with the corrected notification. The bank said that the number of free withdrawals from ATMs remained unchanged.
In uncertain H1-B times, US firms lure rich Indians with the 'Golden Visa' As confusion looms over the future of the H1-B visa programme, an investment-facilitating firm is targeting rich Indians with the EB5 visa, popularly known as the "Golden Visa", that promises a faster route to US citizenship. Kapil Mishra slapped during fast: AAP, BJP clash over attacker affiliation. Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra's "satyagraha" fast to protest corruption in the AAP was on Wednesday marked by high drama as he was slapped by a young man. More drama erupted over the the assailant's affiliation with both AAP and BJP terming him an activist of the rival party. The man identified himself as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker but the party firmly denied any links with him. As police revealed name of the man as Ankit Bhardwaj, both AAP and Bharatiya Janata Party clashed over his political affiliation.
Police officials said that Bhardwaj, who was caught by Mishra's supporters after the attack, had been detained and kept at Civil Lines Police Station. Nirbhaya gangrape case SC shows no mercy death sentence for 4 culprits. Baseless Aadhaar and its many flaws: When the poor lose their thumb prints. Wardi Devi, a senior citizen, hails from a remote town of Rajasthan. She’s tried to enrol for the Aadhaar thrice and even paid Rs. 150 and Rs. 50 to agents while making the first two attempts.
Tired of coughing out her hard earned money from her meagre wages, she refused to pay anything the third time. Despite having visited the Aadhaar centre on multiple occasions, she is yet to receive her UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). Good news for Apple fans You may soon get an iPhone 5S for Rs 15000. Rs 400 crore tanker scam: Kapil Mishra 'shares evidence' against Kejriwal. Johnson & Johnson powder gave a woman ovarian cancer; now it has to pay up.
A verdict in Missouri awarded $US5.4 million in compensatory damages to a woman in Virginia and said J & J was 99 per cent at fault as the woman developed cancer after four decades of daily use of talc-containing products produced by J & J, specifically the well-known Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder. Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a St. IT professionals protest sacking in Cognizant.
Kejriwals other headache The alleged Rs 400cr water tanker scam. Kejriwal's other headache: The alleged Rs 400-cr water tanker scam. NEET 2017 dos and donts No inner wear for girls no sleeves for boys. Mumbai's Elphinstone now renamed 'Prabhadevi' station, CST gets tweaked too. Fodder scam: No relief for Lalu, SC orders trial for criminal conspiracy. In a major blow to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court today allowed a plea by CBI opposing dropping of charges against him by Jharkhand High Court in the Rs 1000 crore fodder scam case.
Lalu Prasad Yadav will be tried on criminal charges for corruption during his term as Chief Minister of Bihar, the Supreme Court ruled today, rejecting his request for the more grave charges including criminal conspiracy to be deleted. The apex court, while setting aside the 2014 order which had stayed the trial against Yadav after conviction in one of the cases, said the high court should have been consistent in its findings and not have given different views for different sets of accused in a case. Aadhaar's the largest biometric database globally but it is leaky by design.
Over the last few months, the Indian twittersphere has been awash with citizens concerned about government websites leaking millions of individual digital ID numbers. On May 1, the Centre for Internet and Society, a multi-disciplinary think tank in Bangalore, released a report indicating that faulty information security practices have exposed as many as 135 million ID numbers, leaked from four government databases. Baahubali 2 creates new record: First Indian film to cross Rs 800 cr mark. Baahubali - The Conclusion has become the first ever Indian movie to clock Rs 800 crore and is expected to cross around Rs 1,000 crore in the coming week.
According to industry sources, the two films in the series -- Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Concludion -- had a budget of around Rs 450 crore. 56,000 IT jobs in danger? Infosys, TCS say they're not responsible for mess. Isro all set to launch South Asia Satellite today; countdown begins. A 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of the South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9 commenced on Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced. According to ISRO, the countdown began at 12.57 p.m. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk II) carrying the GSAT-9 is expected to blast off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The GSAT-9 is being launched with an objective to provide different communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries, the ISRO stated. Vivo V5s: At Rs 18,990, it's a wallet-friendly smartphone for great selfies.
No-fly list: Govt proposes maximum 2-year ban on unruly flyers. Ramdev's Patanjali shakes up FMCG order; next up 'nutritious restaurants' Goa: Drinking in public can now land you in jail. 28 hour countdown starts for South Asia Satellite launch. 28-hour countdown starts for South Asia Satellite launch. Oppo launches front dual camera selfie-centric F3 smartphone for Rs 19,999. At least 9 months pay Cognizant top execs get voluntary separation option. Rajamouli's juggernaut rolls on: Baahubali 2 grosses Rs 600 crore worldwide. Want Rs 2,500 tickets under UDAN? Please book in advance on popular routes. Baahubali 2: Prabhas is first Telugu actor to feature at Madame Tussauds. Baahubali 2 Prabhas is first Telugu actor to feature at Madame Tussauds.
Trump era and the return of the NRI: Tips for people shifting back to India. 20,000 Indians returning to India from Saudi thanks to the amnesty scheme. Emojis might be your next password. Heres why. Emojis might be your next password. Here's why. Swachh Bharat rankings: Indore is India's cleanest city, Bhopal comes 2nd. At least 9 months' pay! Cognizant top execs get voluntary separation option. Jio effect You could soon buy a 4G feature phone only for Rs 1500. Rs 325 cr in 3 days Baahubali 2 is now the highest opening Indian film. Uber to take on FoodPanda, Swiggy in India with the launch of UberEats.
Coming this Wednesday: A Sachin Tendulkar branded phone. What is cancer radiotherapy and why do we need proton beam therapy. Good news for Apple fans! You may soon get an iPhone 5S for Rs 15,000. AAP drama Kapil Mishra wont eat till Kejriwal reveals travel expenses. Aadhaar's the largest biometric database globally but it is leaky by design. Indian Army weighs fitting reply to LoC beheading. Here are its options. Indian Army weighs fitting reply to LoC beheading Here are its options. Black money chase Hawala real estate election funds Modis next targets. Black money chase: Hawala, real estate, election funds Modi's next targets? How the South Asia Satellite will help India boost ties with neighbours. Like Kulbhushan Jadhav, Sarabjit could also have been saved, says sister.
Uterus transplant carried out at Pune hospital, '1st in India' Worried about GST rates? Know what gets cheaper and costlier from July 1. Actress Reema Lagoo passes away of cardiac arrest at 59. Like Kulbhushan Jadhav, Sarabjit could also have been saved, says sister. Now, buy LED bulbs, tubelights, ceiling fans at petrol pumps at low rates. ICJ decides Kulbhushan Jadhav's fate today, but diplomacy still best bet. Trump crisis: Markets rule out impeachment, but stay cautious. Paytm payments bank launching next week, but not with Shinjini Kumar as CEO. Do you order food on Zomato Beware Hackers may have stolen your data. Made in India iPhones to hit stores this month. Rajnikanth refuses to answer political questions, meets fans after 8 years. Facebook does a Snapchat again! Adds face filters to Instagram.
Domestic opportunities like Jan Dhan, Aadhaar can save IT jobs: Assocham. Aadhar mandatory for govt-issued online certificates: Manohar Parrikar. Upcoming bank and government exams in 2017. Aadhar mandatory for govt-issued online certificates: Manohar Parrikar. Upcoming bank and government exams in 2017. I-T raids properties in NCR linked to Lalu Prasad on benami deals charges.
GST rate: Most services to be taxed at 18%, say govt sources. Ransomware attack Why do hackers want payments through bitcoins. CBI raids on Karti Chidambaram: Plot decoded and some unanswered questions. CBI raids on Karti Chidambaram Plot decoded and some unanswered questions. Ransomware attack: Why do hackers want payments through bitcoins? Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017: Top 10 highlights from price to fuel efficiency. OnePlus 5 launch soon: Device to have flagship features for half the price. Triple talaq is not un-Islamic, its matter of faith: AIMPLB to SC. After India-Pak face-off, ICJ says ruling on Jadhav 'as soon as possible' OnePlus 5 launch soon Device to have flagship features for half the price. After India Pak face off ICJ says ruling on Jadhav as soon as possible' CPEC master plan revealed: It's all about Chinese penetration into Pakistan. Full text Govt using CBI to target my son alleges Chidambaram post raids.
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