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Dahi-Handi: Cases registered against 16 Govinda mandals for not adhering to SC guidelines

The apex court had on Wednesday made it clear that no human pyramid could cross 20 feet in height, concerned over casualties and injuries suffered by ‘Govindas’, as participants are known, in previous years.Barring minor injuries to 15 participants, no untoward incident had been reported in Mumbai till evening, where no violation of the apex court norm had been reported, police said.

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Russia’s MoD to Overhaul BMP-2 IFVs

6 million) with the Rubtsovsk subsidiary of the UVZ Corporation for the modernization of 25 BMP-2 vehicles in 2016-2108.According to the aforementioned contracts, 78 BMP-2 IFVs are to be supplied in 2016.

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Crimean Tatar Activist Confined in Psychiatric Hospital

Feygin said the charges stem from a March 2016 live interview with the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR, which was posted on YouTube the next day.The authorities also have failed to conduct meaningful investigations into attacks and beatings of Crimean Tatar and pro-Ukraine activists and journalists.

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Habitable planet found in solar system next door

Named Proxima b, the planet is in a “temperate” zone compatible with the presence of liquid water — a key ingredient for life.Working with European Southern Observatory telescopes in the north Chilean desert, his team used the so-called Doppler method to detect Proxima b and describe its properties.

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Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village with Denise Quesnel

There was a VR Village again this year at the SIGGRAPH 2016 conference where a lot of experimental interactive technologies were on display.I had a chance to talk to the program chair Denise Quesnel about some of the content themes and technologies this year at the SIGGRAPH VR Village as well as the different technology trends that were emerging.