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Ratan Tata likely to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts

Tata Sons interim chairman Ratan Tata on Friday said he was not stepping down as chairman of Tata Trusts, the largest shareholder in the Tata group's holding company, "at this point of time". "Many meetings were held in Bombay House", he said. The report had come in the midst of controversies, following the removal of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of Tata Sons . Read More

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David Tennant, Cast Of 'DuckTales' Reboot, Sing The Show's Original Theme Song

As the headline says, the animated '80s series DuckTales , featuring Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, is making a comeback next year. The original Emmy-winning DuckTales ran from 1987-1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon daily cartoon block, which went on to spawn Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck , Talespin and 1990 theatrical movie, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Read More

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Gov't: Takata air bag recalls to cover 42M cars when done

What's particularly disconcerting is how many brand-new exotics made the list despite their manufacturers knowing, for nearly two years, that all non-desiccated Takata inflators with ammonium nitrate would have to be recalled. NHTSA on Friday released a complete list of models covered by current and future Takata recalls. About 12.5 million of the 46 million air bag inflators already recalled have been replaced so far, NHTSA said. Read More

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Demonetisation shadow on GST Council meet

Demonetisation shadow on GST Council meet

The government has time till September 16, 2017, to implement the Goods and Services Tax Act as per the Constitution Amendment Bill passed by both the Houses with two-thirds majority and by half of the states. Tamil Nadu also said that April 1 target was not possible. We do not have the luxury of time to have any discretion. With some states alleging the demonetisation move undermined the spirit of cooperative federalism that has hitherto guided the council, the earlier the relevant laws can ... Read More

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Samsung sends final Note in software update

It was launched amidst big pomp and show but later was marred in continuous contrversies of fires and explosions. Users will be able to get access to actions regarding the app just by long-pressing the icon. If you still have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, aka an exploding device, it could stop charging as soon as December 19. "We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation", Verizon said. Read More

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Saara Aalto nears Finnish line in X Factor

Saara Aalto nears Finnish line in X Factor

There's been so much support and so much love. "To Simon, Nicole, Sharon and of course, Louis". "It's all going to happen". Earlier in the evening, 5 After Midnight opened the show - which was broadcast live from Wembley Arena, London - with a rendition of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love", which received high praise from the judges. Read More

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Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old former student Adam Lanza killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School after shooting his mother dead that morning. Facebook has been blamed for providing a platform for the sharing of wild, made-up articles that misinformed the electorate. Lucy Richards , of Tampa, was indicted Monday for allegedly menacing Lenny Pozner - whose 6-year-old son Noah was one of 26 people slaughtered in the CT elementary school four years ago. Read More

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Polar vortex 2.0? Freezing temps, snow & icy rain to hit 200mn people

Polar vortex 2.0? Freezing temps, snow & icy rain to hit 200mn people

Over the next couple days, that cold air will be spreading south and east, courtesy of a southerly dip in the jet stream. The Midwest could face temperature highs in the single digits, USA Today reports . AccuWeather has also predicted " enough snow " to shovel for areas from Chicago to Detroit already on Saturday night and Sunday. Daytime temperatures from Washington to Boston will struggle to climb above freezing. Read More

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Forgotten GameCube Games That Deserve To Make a Comeback On Nintendo Switch

With GameCube support virtually nonexistent since Nintendo interred the Wii, many games not popular or commercially successful enough to warrant HD makeovers were buried with it. "Note that the title is now running on Unreal Engine 4 ". The gameplay of " Seasons of Heaven " provides players with a mystery. During the game, it will be also possible to switch between the two characters with distinct gameplay sequences. Read More

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Microsoft's Cortana Now Available On Android In The UK

On top of that, Microsoft also announced on Thursday that the iOS and Android versions of Cortana are coming to the United Kingdom, so that Brits will be able to use the virtual assistant. Interestingly, the Cortana for Android and iOS updates have changed the primary colour on the mobile apps from blue to purple. The iOS version will apparently be launched "in a few weeks", according to a post on Microsoft's official blog by the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Cortana, Ms. Read More

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Foxconn discussing expansion of U.S. operations, possibly worth $7B and 50k jobs

Foxconn discussing expansion of U.S. operations, possibly worth $7B and 50k jobs

Foxconn Technology Group, which manufactures the iPhone and other products, is in preliminary discussions to branch out to the US, the Wall Street Journal reports . Mr. Trump took credit for the investment, saying his November victory spurred SoftBank's decision. "I expect there will be various forms of deregulation", under Trump, Son told Japanese journalists in NY. Read More

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Selena Gomez rules Instagram 2016 with most followers, likes

Selena Gomez rules Instagram 2016 with most followers, likes

In a report by Us Weekly , "Shake it Off" singer reportedly posted Instagram pictures from her Thanksgiving dinner party that was held at her beach house in Rhode Island. Selena Gomez is reportedly "flattered" that Niall Horan wants to date her again. "Staying healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) and learning new things" is what gives her energy, she said. Read More

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Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations

Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations

On 1 December, the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced that the European Union was on track to reach the renewable energy and emissions cuts targets fixed for 2020. In its fourth annual clean-energy report , Accelerating Into a Clean Energy Future , says a precipitous decline in coal generation, combined with rapidly falling prices for renewable energy , is pushing everyone in the electricity supply chain, from consumers to utilities, toward the less expensive alternatives. Read More

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Dangerous Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report

Samsung said it has offered the maximum compensation and benefits possible for consumers who bought the phablet. It's up to Samsung which features will be included or if a particular item can't be supported. The Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. Read More

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New Zealand prime minister resigns

New Zealand prime minister resigns

John Key has declared he will step down after eight years in the occupation, as prime minister of New Zealand. "I have never seen myself as a career politician", the former Merrill Lynch banker said of his decision. Opinion polls showed the National Party with far more support than its left-wing rival, the Labour Party. Mr Tuffley said the outcome of next year's election would be harder to pick after Mr Key , who had enjoyed high popularity among voters, departed. Read More

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Ford recalls 680000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

Ford recalls 680000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

The Ford Fusion sedan is part of a large recall due to an issue with seat belt pretensioners. Pretensioners tighten up any slack in the seat belt webbing in the event of a crash and work in tandem with air bags. In a press release issued Friday , the Dearborn-based automaker said that up to 680,000 vehicles are affected worldwide. The recall covers 602,739 vehicles in the USA, 35,614 in Canada, 8,665 in Mexico and 653 elsewhere. Read More

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