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Costlier Onion, Veggies Push Wholesale Inflation To Eight-Month High

Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg today expressed hope that vegetable prices will cool soon, even as both consumer and wholesale inflation hardened in November. Reacting to the data, India Inc. said the rise in inflation was mainly driven by vegetables, onions, eggs, meat and fish, minerals, petrol and high speed diesel due to a decline in production and the resultant fall in the supply side.

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Flu virus spreading in NY, prompting public-health alert

The declaration by the state's top health official sets off a requirement that health workers who have not been vaccinated against the flu wear masks in areas where they are likely to encounter patients. Many people wonder if the Flu shot actually works. Meanwhile, flu activity in CT is climbing steadily. Results also showed that the greatest flu mortality burden was in the world's poorest regions and among older adults.

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Deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar extended till March 31, 2018

Additionally, those opening new accounts will have a period of six months to submit the 12- digit biometric identification number, Permanent Account Number and Form 60. The government has said it was willing to extend the deadline for linking Aadhar and 131 government services from Dec 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Activists have filed petitions objecting against Aadhaar linking saying it breaches the Right to Privacy.

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Netflix Fires Executive For "Careless" Remarks On Danny Masterson Allegations

Last week, HuffPost reported that one of the women accusing actor Danny Masterson of rape was told by a Netflix executive that higher-ups at the company didn't believe the women making accusations against him. Masterson will still be featured in the second half of Season 2 and parts of the third season that were already filmed. Netflix has released an official statement regarding Yeatman's termination.

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Pop star Shyma jailed for 'inciting debauchery' in racy video

Shyma appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a classroom of young men. Meanwhile, in 2015, a similar case past year saw Egyptian courts sentence two female belly dancers to six months in prison also for " inciting debauchery ", which prosecutors argued harmed the image of Egyptian women and damaged public morality.

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Western Digital, Toshiba Reach Settlement to End Chip Fight

Western Digital confirmed reports earlier in the day of a settlement with a filing Tuesday afternoon that breaks down the revised agreement for new manufacturing facilities. However, it seems Western Digital has finally backed down, reaching an out-of-court settlement with Toshiba that will allow the sale to Bain Capital to go ahead.