Evartha English http://www.evartha.in/english Breaking News India, Current News, Today’s News Headlines, Live News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:30:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Heavy rain causes land slips in Idukki and Wayanad http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/28/heavy-rain-causes-land-slips-in-idukki-and-wayanad.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/28/heavy-rain-causes-land-slips-in-idukki-and-wayanad.html#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:24:13 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25409 Thiruvananthapuram: Many parts of the State Tuesday experienced heavy rains and land slip occurred at hilly areas including Idukki and …

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Thiruvananthapuram: Many parts of the State Tuesday experienced heavy rains and land slip occurred at hilly areas including Idukki and Wayanad.

The land slip occured at Kanjiyaar Panchayat and Pandipara near Kattappana in Idukki district causing damage to crop and property, official sources said.

Water level at the Idukki dam increased by about 2.5 feet Tuesday as the catchment area of the reservoir was getting heavy rains.

Shutters of Malankara reservoir in Idukki district were opened today following raise in water level.

In the northern part, land slide occurred on the on the Waynad pass.

District administration has given holiday for schools including professional colleges in Alappuzha and Idukki.

The State Disaster Management Authority issued warning to the people living in hilly and coastal areas as it was reported that heavy rain would continue for next three more days.

(With PTI Inputs)

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Mphone comes up with new amazing and exhilarating offer http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/mphone-comes-up-with-new-amazing-and-exhilarating-offer.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/mphone-comes-up-with-new-amazing-and-exhilarating-offer.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:22:48 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25399 Thiruvananthapuram: After the grand launch ceremony of Mango Phones aka mphones globally in Dubai a few while ago, it has …

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Thiruvananthapuram: After the grand launch ceremony of Mango Phones aka mphones globally in Dubai a few while ago, it has come up with new amazing and exhilarating offers to catch hold the Kerala Smartphone market.

The company has launched a never before exchange offer so as to felicitate the Ramadan season, what is to be believed to become a strong contender for the other popular brands.

It is a golden opportunity to buy the new models of mphone which are mphone 8, mphone 7-Plus and mphone 6 with slashed prices. The offer will come into effect from June 23. The motive of the company is to make avail maximum benefits to its customers before the GST (Goods and Service Tax) starts to hit.

One can bring in their old smart phone and exchange it for a brand new mphone by availing up to Rs 5000. For this the company has incorporated with more than 1200 prominent mobile retail shops. mphone estimates that after the offer being coming into effect, 40-50 percent of Malayalis will start using its smart phones.

The mphones which is acclaimed as the new “iPhone killer” was launched at Al Mamzar Park Amphitheatre in Dubai in a grand launching ceremony which witnessed prominent personalities from various field of business, politics, art and cinema.

It is for the world’s first time that the fastest media-tech processors are being used in all the new models of mphone, claims the company authorities. The new models features 360 degree fingerprint scanner, Sony’s best camera sensor, crustal clear full hd display and it also comes with Gyroscope, Gravity, Proximity sensors etc.

The handsets are manufactured in company’s unit in China, whereas the design research department is in Korea. Each handset goes through a 60 phase security check, says the mphone company.

mPhone 8

mPhone 8

The mphone 8 features 21 MP (1/2.6) primary camera with high-speed hybrid auto-focus as fast as 0.03 seconds, and built-in 3-axis electronic image stabilization technology for video 4K all be it at 30fps, PDAF and a 8 MP wide angle front camera with single light LED flash. It also has fingerprint reader for fast unlocking and a 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 441 PPI pixel density. It runs Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with MT6797 Deca-core 2.3 GHz (Helio X 20) with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This model has a RAM of 4GB and 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB and dual micro-SIM dual-standby (4G+4G).

It is powered with a 2950mAh all day battery with Wireless Power charging (6 hours of power in 15 min of charging) and Universal C-Type USB port.

The mphone 8 is priced at Rs 28, 999.

mphone 7 Plus

mphone 7 Plus

The mPhone 7 Plus is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the mPhone 7 Plus packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The model is priced at Rs 24,999.

Priced at Rs 24, 999 mphone has a 5inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 1920×1080 pixels resolution, 401 PPI pixel density and 16M color support. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is powered by 3000mAh Non-Removable lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 36 hours and standby time of 210 hours.

_mPhone 6

Meanwhile the mPhone 6 as the company says is the most stylish Smartphone device that you will never forget to take with you. mPhone 6 comes with a  5.5 inches Full HD display developed by Sharp Corporation, Japan, that renders 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and a 13 MP primary camera (Supports HDR video image full 30 frame/s, 4K 30 frame/s, 1080p, 60 frame/s). It also features a 8 MP front facing camera.

The phone runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with 1.3GHz Octa Core processor, Mali-T720 MP1 GPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory and dual-standby (4G+4G) powered by a 3250mAh non-removable battery. It also has features like Gravity Sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Gyro-meter, Hall sensor, Breath LED, and E-compass.

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Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in Modi’s presence http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/ram-nath-kovind-files-nomination-in-modis-presence.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/ram-nath-kovind-files-nomination-in-modis-presence.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:45:46 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25393 New Delhi: NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers Friday in the presence of prime minister Narendra …

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New Delhi: NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers Friday in the presence of prime minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers.

Besides the NDA’s constituents, which comprise over 48.6 percent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD(U) have announced their support to the dalit leader, making his win an almost foregone conclusion.

BJP president Amit Shah was also present when Kovind filed his papers.

Kovind is guaranteed to get more than 61 percent of the vote, and the finally tally may increase depending on how some still-undecided regional parties vote, BJP source said.

A group of opposition parties Thursday announced that former speaker Meira Kumar, also a dalit leader, would be their joint candidate against Kovind.

The election is scheduled for July 17 and the counting of votes will take place on July 20.

The term of president Pranab Mukherjee ends on July 24.

Once elected, Kovind will be the second dalit to occupy the highest constitutional office. The first was K R Narayanan, who was in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1997-2002.

A low-profile dalit activist who held various organizational positions in the BJP, 71-year-old Kovind was made the Bihar governor in 2015 after the NDA came to power in May 2014.

The name of the two-term Rajya Sabha member did not figure among the probables but his nomination by the BJP is now being seen as a “political masterstroke”.

He enjoys a clean reputation and has steered clear of any controversy in his over 26-year-old political career. His dalit background makes him a sound political choice for the saffron party working overtime to woo dalits.

(With agency inputs)

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CBSE announces NEET results http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/cbse-announces-neet-results.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/cbse-announces-neet-results.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:34:47 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25390 New Delhi: Ending the wait for around 12 lakh aspirants, rhe CBSE Friday announced results for the National Eligibility cum …

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New Delhi: Ending the wait for around 12 lakh aspirants, rhe CBSE Friday announced results for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

The NEET examination was held on May 7.

For results, click  http://cbseresults.nic.in,  cbseneet.nic.in

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State to ban plastic bags in six months http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/state-to-ban-plastic-bags-in-six-months.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/state-to-ban-plastic-bags-in-six-months.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:59:51 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25396 Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the state government’s sanitation drive Kerala will completely ban the use and sale of plastic bags …

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Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the state government’s sanitation drive Kerala will completely ban the use and sale of plastic bags in the state in six months, said Minister for Local Self Governments K T Jaleel.

Commercial institutions, retail units and vendors have been given six months’ time to clear their stocks of plastic bags.

Plastic processing units will be established in all Local-Self Government institutions with the help of agencies including the Kudumbashree. Plastic processed at these units will be given to the PWD department for road construction at a rate of Rs 20 per kilogram. Local government bodies will also use plastic for road building.

Hotels, fruit-vegetable vendors, fish and meat stalls should be self-reliant in waste disposal. They have to put up own waste treatment facility.

A legislation will be enacted if needed. People who dump waste in public places will be monitored and penalised, the Minister said.

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ISRO’s PSLV-C38 rocket with 31 satellites lifts off from Sriharikota http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/isros-pslv-c38-rocket-with-31-satellites-lifts-off-from-sriharikota.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/isros-pslv-c38-rocket-with-31-satellites-lifts-off-from-sriharikota.html#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:51:45 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25383 Chennai: An Indian rocket, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country’s earth observation …

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Chennai: An Indian rocket, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The co-passenger satellites, comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries – Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America – besides a Nano satellite from India.

The PSLV-C38 was launched from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. This was the 40th flight of PSLV and 17th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

The space agency said the 29 international customers Nano satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), commercial arm of ISRO and international customers. Cartosat-2 is a remote sensing satellite and it is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series with the objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imagery.

(With PTI inputs)

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Opposition picks Meira Kumar as presidential candidate http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/opposition-picks-meira-kumar-as-presidential-candidate.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/23/opposition-picks-meira-kumar-as-presidential-candidate.html#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:18:29 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25386 New Delhi: A diplomat-turned-politician and Congress’ dalit face, opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar had a steady rise in echelons of …

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New Delhi: A diplomat-turned-politician and Congress’ dalit face, opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar had a steady rise in echelons of power since she made her electoral debut in the mid-eighties.

Daughter of former deputy prime minister late Jagjivan Ram, Kumar, 72, was also the first woman to occupy the high office of the Lok Sabha speaker between 2009 and 2014 during the UPA-II rule.

The career of Kumar, who is soft-spoken, in the rough and tumble of politics began when she quit her cushy Indian Foreign Service (IFS) job and decided to fight the Lok Sabha polls in 1985, a year before her father’s death.

She was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh in 1985, defeating top dalit leaders Mayawati and Ram Vilas Paswan.

From being a foreign service officer to a five-term MP and then a Cabinet minister, Kumar has traversed a long way and a varied course that came in handy to her in running the Lok Sabha that often throws itself into scenes of tumult. She holds an MA and LLB degrees along with an advanced diploma in Spanish.

Kumar became an MP for the second time in 1996 and again in 1998 from Delhi’s Karol Bagh constituency but lost her seat in 1999 when NDA returned to power. She was re-elected in 2004 with a huge margin from Sasaram in Bihar, the constituency of her father, and became an MP for the fifth time in 2009.

In between, she had quit Congress for two years from 2000 citing differences with the party leadership. She rejoined the party in 2002.

In UPA’s first term, she was inducted into the Union Cabinet. She handled the social justice and empowerment and water resources portfolios. Subsequently, after UPA’s return to power in 2009, she was elected unopposed as the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, where she became popular for her polite interventions, the most popular of them being “baith jaiye” (please have your seat).

Kumar described her appointment as the Lok Sabha speaker as a “historic moment” in India’s politics. She held the post from 2009 to 2014.

Armed with a degree in law and a masters in English, she joined the IFS in 1973 and served in the embassies in Spain, the UK and Mauritius. She also served as a member of the India-Mauritius Joint Commission.

In the party organization, she rose steadily from being an All India Congress Committee general secretary for two years from 1990 and again between 1996-1998.

She became a member of the Congress Working Committee in 1990 and continued for 10 years till 2000. After a gap of two years, she was re-inducted in the CWC in 2002 and remained its member till 2004.

As an MP, she served, among other positions, as a member of the Consultative Committee attached to the External Affairs Ministry, Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Personnel Policy of Central Para- Military Forces and Joint Committee on Empowerment of Women. She was also a member of Committees on Food and Consumer Affairs and Environment and Forests.

Born in Bihar’s Arrah district on March 31, 1945, Kumar studied in Indraprastha College and Miranda House in Delhi University. She holds medals for rifle shooting too.

Kumar became a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 1980. Married to Manjul Kumar, a Supreme Court lawyer, the couple has one son and two daughters.

Interestingly, Babu Jagjivan Ram had rebelled against Indira Gandhi but her son Rajiv insisted on Meira quitting her cushy diplomatic job to join the Congress.

Kumar is an avid follower of Indian classical music and is known to be a voracious reader.

(With PTI inputs)

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Uber removes driver for misbehaving with woman techie in techie in Thiruvananthapuram http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/uber-removes-driver-for-misbehaving-with-woman-techie-in-techie-in-thiruvananthapuram.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/uber-removes-driver-for-misbehaving-with-woman-techie-in-techie-in-thiruvananthapuram.html#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:10:00 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25375 Thiruvananthapuram: Cab aggregator Uber Thursday said the company has removed from service the driver, who had misbehaved with a woman …

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Thiruvananthapuram: Cab aggregator Uber Thursday said the company has removed from service the driver, who had misbehaved with a woman IT professional at Technopark here.

“What has been described is deeply upsetting. The behavior of this nature has no place on the Uber app,” the company said in a statement.

“We internally investigated the matter and the driver partner was immediately barred from accessing the app,” Uber spokesperson said in the statement.

Uber cab driver held for misbehaving with woman techie in capital city

Based on a complaint from ‘Prathidhwani,’ a socio- cultural outfit of the Technopark IT employees, local police had taken into custody the 32-year-old Uber taxi driver for misbehaving with the woman employee of the IT hub.

The incident happened at Aakkulam, a suburb near here, while the woman passenger was returning home from her workplace at Kazhakkoottam on June 13 night.

(With PTI inputs)

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Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/tennis-legend-boris-becker-declared-bankrupt.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/tennis-legend-boris-becker-declared-bankrupt.html#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:10 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25372 London: Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London. The 49-year-old owed a …

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London: Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay, BBC reported on Wednesday.

Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from remortgaging a property in Majorca.

Becker, now a coach and TV pundit for the BBC and other media, was not at the hearing in London.

Registrar Miss Christine Derrett said it was “with regret” that she came to the conclusion that he could not pay.

“I remember watching him play on Centre Court, which probably shows my age,” she added.

The bankruptcy application was made by Arbuthnot Latham in connection with a debt owed to them for nearly two years.

In a statement, Mr Becker said he was “surprised and disappointed” that Arbuthnot Latham had chosen to bring the proceedings against him.

“This order relates to one disputed loan which I was due to repay in full in one month’s time,” he said.

“It is disappointing that my request for today’s hearing to be postponed until this time was refused. My earnings are well publicised and it is clear that I have the means to repay this debt. “The value of the asset in question far exceeds the debt owed to Arbuthnot Latham.”

Becker’s lawyers had asked for another 28-day adjournment after saying that they expected the Majorca property deal to be completed in a month’s time.

However, the registrar rejected the plea and said: “It is not often the case that a professional person has a judgment (debt) outstanding against them since October 2015. This is a historic debt.

“One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand.” Becker’s advocate, John Briggs, said: “He is not a sophisticated individual when it comes to finances. I am asking for a real last chance for Mr Becker to come good. It has just taken longer than anticipated.”

(With IANS inputs)

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Kerala BJP leader held for possessing fake currency notes, printers http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/kerala-bjp-leader-held-for-possessing-fake-currency-notes-printers.html http://www.evartha.in/english/2017/06/22/kerala-bjp-leader-held-for-possessing-fake-currency-notes-printers.html#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:21:46 +0000 http://www.evartha.in/english/?p=25378 Thrissur: Fake currency notes to the tune of nearly Rs 1.35 lakh was seized by the police from the house …

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Thrissur: Fake currency notes to the tune of nearly Rs 1.35 lakh was seized by the police from the house of a BJP local leader at Sree Narayanapuram near Kodungallur in the district. The cops also took in custody printing machines that were used to print the counterfeit notes.

The arrested has been identified as BJP leader Rakesh and his brother Rajesh.

According to the police, the bogus notes were of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 50 and Rs 20 denominations and added that the raids were being carried following intelligence inputs that Rajesh and Rakesh have become rich in a short period.

The raids which were initiated as part of operation “kubera” by the police against illegal money lending firms also indicated that the duo were indulging in illegal money lending operations as well.

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