Shakib meets Pranab Mukherjee

Shakib meets Pranab Mukherjee

Shakib gifted the former India President a Bangladesh jersey and spent time with Mukherjee, who he hailed as an ‘inspiration’.

Shakib wrote on facebook: Bangladesh and Bengali’s selfless friend, former Indian President “Pranab Mukherjee” during his Bangladesh visit and exchanging some pleasantries and greetings. happy to have spent some time in his presence and to be able to present the red and green Bangladesh jersey to him. He has always played a significant role in improving the relationship between the two countries. He will always be an inspiration as we move forward in our journey. Thank you.

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India mulls nationalising river-linking plan

India mulls nationalising river-linking plan

The idea was discussed at the 14th meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-linking of Rivers held here on Wednesday when the funding issue in connection with the various projects under the inter-linking scheme came up, a senior official of the Water Resources Ministry said after the closed-door meeting.

Our New Delhi correspondent quotes him saying the meeting discussed giving inter-linking of rivers projects the tag of “national” projects would help not only expedite their implementation but also secure speedier flow of funds for them.

Gadkari said time has come for looking at new funding mechanisms, including loans from foreign agencies at low interest, for inter-linking projects and assured the states that his ministry will provide all help to the states for this.

Gadkari also called upon state governments to cooperate with one another and with the federal government to expedite the ambitious projects for interlinking of rivers aimed at transferring water from surplus to deficit areas, and to explore low-interest loans from foreign agencies for the same.

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GSLV Success Fuelled Ascent of K Sivan To Top Job At ISRO

GSLV Success Fuelled Ascent of K Sivan To Top Job At ISRO

K Sivan knew the launch vehicle deeply, and was known among his colleagues as a workaholic who never rested till he finished a project

by Hari Pulakkat

BANGALORE: K Radhakrishnan, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), remembers the end of 2010 as among the most critical period during his tenure at the helm.

Two successive

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Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery’s output starts to wane.

But that’s something they ought to have explained better from Day 1 of the software change; m

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Alien sightings no excuse for filing your tax return late

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As Britain's deadline for annual tax returns looms, revenue authorities have warned they will be keeping a sharp lookout for any mention of aliens.

Seeking to encourage taxpayers to file their returns by Jan. 31, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) gave some examples on Wednesday of excuses for lateness it had received and rejected.

I couldn't file my return on time as my wife has been seeing aliens and won't let me enter the house," was one explanation that did not pass muster.

HMRC officials were equally unimpressed with someone who said their ex-wife had left the tax return upstairs and they couldn't retrieve it because they suffered from vertigo.

Each year we still come across some questionable excuses," said Angela MacDonald, HMRC Director General of Customer Services.

However, help will always be provided for those who have a genuine excuse for not submitting their return on time," she added in a statement.

HMRC also highlighted a few dubious claims for tax-deductible expenses, reminding taxpayers that only legitimate expenses for a job would be accepted.

Expense claims rejected by officials included veterinary fees for a rabbit, birthday drinks at a Glasgow nightclub and 250 days' worth of sausages and chips.

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What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?

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Aryna Sabalenka

Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent

One of tennis’ perennial debates has ignited early at this year’s Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ashleigh Barty.

In the past, former

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