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Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire
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Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire

If the Rajasthan government implements 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS), it would force 96 percent of the state's population to compete for 60 percent of the reserved seats, while leaving 40 percent of the seats for the remaining 4 percent of the population.

Pakistan defence ministry rejects Pervez Musharraf's plea for security on return to country
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Pakistan defence ministry rejects Pervez Musharraf's plea for security on return to country

The Pakistan government has rejected former dictator Pervez Musharraf's request for security on returning to the country to face treason charges.

Appointments Committee of Cabinet accepts Ranjit Kumar's resignation from solicitor general post
India

Appointments Committee of Cabinet accepts Ranjit Kumar's resignation from solicitor general post

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet accepted the resignation of Ranjit Kumar from the post of solicitor general on Wednesday, according to media reports.

Despite Charlottesville violence, leaders across US promise to remove Confederate monuments
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Despite Charlottesville violence, leaders across US promise to remove Confederate monuments

State and city leaders across various US southern states said this week that they would step up efforts to remove such monuments from public spaces.

Adarsh Housing Society scam: Inquiry committee names two former army chiefs in report
India

Adarsh Housing Society scam: Inquiry committee names two former army chiefs in report

Two former army chiefs and several other retired military officials have been named by an inquiry committee appointed by the defence ministry in the Adarsh scam.

Burkina Faso coup head charged with complicity in killing of ex-president Sankara in 1987
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Burkina Faso coup head charged with complicity in killing of ex-president Sankara in 1987

Burkina Faso's military tribunal has charged the general who briefly took power in a failed September coup with complicity in the assassination of the West African nation's former revolutionary leader in 1987.

Will have to wait for martial law to be lifted: Thai PM
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Will have to wait for martial law to be lifted: Thai PM

Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.

John McAfee says glad Intel dropping his name from security software
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John McAfee says glad Intel dropping his name from security software

John McAfee, the flamboyant millionaire who founded the eponymous anti-virus software pioneer...

AT&T kicks T-Mobile CEO out of its CES party
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AT&T kicks T-Mobile CEO out of its CES party

The escalating battle between No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc and smaller rival T-Mobile US got personal...

E-learning company Skillsoft seeks $2 billion sale: Sources
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E-learning company Skillsoft seeks $2 billion sale: Sources

Skillsoft Ltd is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the private equity-owned provider of educational software...

Microsoft to buy customer service software maker Parature
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Microsoft to buy customer service software maker Parature

Microsoft Corp said it would buy cloud-based software maker Parature Inc...

Apple seeks removal of court-appointed antitrust monitor in e-books case
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Apple seeks removal of court-appointed antitrust monitor in e-books case

Apple Inc is seeking the removal of a lawyer appointed by a court to monitor its antitrust compliance...

Microsoft close to naming CEO, Ford's Mulally stays put
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Microsoft close to naming CEO, Ford's Mulally stays put

Microsoft Corp is close to naming a new chief executive, according to a source familiar with the board's thinking...

CES 2014 round-up: Curved 4K TVs; Micromax LapTab and wearables galore
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CES 2014 round-up: Curved 4K TVs; Micromax LapTab and wearables galore

So what went on in Las Vegas on the first day of CES? Find it all here.

BlackBerry hires ex-Sony Ericsson executive to head loss-making devices business
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BlackBerry hires ex-Sony Ericsson executive to head loss-making devices business

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired a former Sony Ericsson executive to head its loss-making devices business...

Ex-Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha appointed chief of GlobalFoundries
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Ex-Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha appointed chief of GlobalFoundries

Contract chipmaker GlobalFoundries Inc has appointed former Motorola Mobility chief Sanjay Jha as CEO...

Samsung Electronics Q4 guidance widely misses street estimates
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Samsung Electronics Q4 guidance widely misses street estimates

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said October-December operating profit fell 18 percent to 8.3 trillion...

Samsung to showcase Smart Home service at CES 2014
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Samsung to showcase Smart Home service at CES 2014

Samsung plans to manage your home appliances and other consumer devices through a single integrated platform.

CES 2014: Google forms Open Automotive Alliance to bring Android into cars this year
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CES 2014: Google forms Open Automotive Alliance to bring Android into cars this year

Initial partners in the alliance include Nvidia, Honda, Audi, GM and Hyundai.