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Voting for 2nd phase polling in Chhattisgarh

Arrangements have been made for the second and final phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections to be held in 72 seats of 19 districts on Tuesday amid tight security, with the deployment of over one lakh police personnel. In the first phase, polling was held in 18 seats of eight Naxal-affected districts on November 12. Polling will be held from 8 ... Read More »

49th India International Film Festival begins today

The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India will open on Tuesday with the gala opening ceremony at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Goa. The 9-day event will showcase 212 films from 68 countries. While The Aspern Papers is the opening film, Sealed Lips will be the closing movie.  Festival Director Chaitanya Prasad said that the opening ... Read More »

HM chairs high level security review meeting over Amritsar grenade attack

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high level security review meeting post Amritsar grenade attack. NIA and state agencies have intensified probe into attack. Security has been tightened in Punjab and neighbouring states. Meanwhile, probe has intensified into Yesterday’s grenade attack in Amritsar in which three persons were killed. NIA team has joined in the probe and are assisting the ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Manesar Palwal stretch of Western Peripheral expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating the commitment of his government to ease of living and employment for all…Monday proved to be a special day for the people of Haryana and NCR. In a major push to infrastructure development Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Manesar Palwal stretch of the Western Peripheral expressway. He also inaugurated the 3.2-kilometre long Escorts Mujesar-Ballabhgarh ... Read More »

Jet Airways cancels 10 domestic flights from Mumbai

Jet Airways (India) has cancelled 10 domestic flights from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai on November 18, 2018 due to operational issues. In accordance with regulatory policy, guests have been re-accommodated or compensated. Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline, which operates flights to India and overseas. The company’s robust domestic India network spans the length and ... Read More »

Media needs to retain credibility: FM Arun Jaitley

He conferred the National awards for excellence in journalism for 2018 including the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy award to eminent journalist N Ram and journalist Rubi Sarkar.  While addressing, the Minister said that there are challanges in Media industry. He stressed on the need of retaining credibility in the media sector.  The minister added that the the media is ... Read More »

Facebook logs 68% jump in data requests from Indian govt in H1 2018

New Delhi : Social networking giant Facebook, which has been under scrutiny over fake news and data leaks on its platform in India and other markets, received 16,580 requests for data from the Indian government during the first six months of 2018, over 68 per cent higher than the year-ago period. According to Facebook Transparency report, the platform offered “some data” ... Read More »

Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to Cyclone Gaja rises to 33

In Tamil Nadu, relief measures are being carried out on a war-footing in the areas hit by Cyclone Gaja. So far, 33 people have lost their lives. More than 11,000 staff are involved in resuming power connections in affected areas. Mobile medical teams have also been mobilised. The Indian Navy has offered its support to the state authorities for relief ... Read More »

Karnataka Bank gets nod to raise Rs 400 crore via Bonds

Karnataka Bank has received an approval for allotment of 40,000 rated, unsecured, redeemable, non convertible, Basel III compliant, lower Tier 2 subordinated bonds (Series V) in the nature of debentures (the NCDs) bearing a face value of Rs 1,00,000 lakh each, at par to the investors identified by the Committee pursuent to the resolution of the Committee dated November 15, ... Read More »

Bhima Koregaon case: SC adjourns hearing on Maharashtra’s plea to Dec 3

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Friday adjourned to December 3 the hearing on the Maharashtra government’s plea challenging the Bombay High Court order by which the extension of time granted to the state police to conclude probe in the Bhima Koregaon violence case was set aside. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and justices S K Kaul and K ... Read More »

PM addresses three rallies in MP & Chhattisgarh

Poll heat in the battle for five states rose several notches on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing 3 rallies on the same day..one in Chhattisgarh and two in Madhya Pradesh. The day’s first rally was Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur..The PM went on a full throttle assault against the Congress saying the party should account for ruling the country for 4 ... Read More »

India committed to peaceful, open & inclusive Indo Pacific region: PM Modi  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating India’s vision of a peaceful, open and inclusive Indo Pacific region at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore. Prime Minister called for strengthening of maritime cooperation and a commitment to a balanced RCEP. East Asia Summit has been formed to further the objectives of regional peace, security and prosperity. India, Russia, USA, Japan, Australia, ... Read More »

India’s envoy inaugurates India Pavilion at 16th Handicraft Trade Fair in Kathmandu

On the occasion, Indian Ambassador Puri said handicrafts binds India and Nepal and their societies together. He also said handicraft is developing in Nepal not only by keeping traditional ethos and values but also going to new areas.   The five-day fair is organised by the Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal (FHAN) and Government of Nepal.  Various handicraft products, arts ... Read More »

M&M’s arm launches Jawa, Jawa forty two and Jawa Perak Motorcycles

Mahindra & Mahindra’s (M&M) subsidiary Classic Legends (CLPL) has launched Jawa, Jawa forty two and Jawa Perak Motorcycles under the ‘Jawa’ brand. The Jawa and Jawa forty two break cover as the brand’s new torchbearers, bringing back the classic appeal of Jawa with a retro-cool twist. These modern machines have the authentic Jawa character that balances performance, capability and quality. ... Read More »

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with world leaders in Singapore

Issues like cooperation in financial technology, enhanced connectivity and regional economic integration, came up for discussion during the meeting. Both leaders discussed the recent review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Singapore. The Prime Minister also met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The two leaders discussed ways to deepen ties in trade & investment, defence & security ... Read More »

PM outlines India’s digital revolution in his keynote address at Singapore Fintech Festival

The first head of government to address the world’s largest FINTECH Festival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared lessons India has learnt during the financial inclusion journey launched in 2014. Singapore and India have been partners in the boosting Fintech. In another step towards enhancing global financial inclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched APIX or Application Programming Interface Exchange, a global ... Read More »

4th edition of Intex South Asia inaugurated in Colombo

In his address, high commissioner noted that Intex South Asia has become an annual event in Sri Lanka in the calendar of textile industry and can go a long way in promoting the existing synergy between India and Sri Lanka. High Commissioner added that there exists significant complementarity wherein Sri Lanka can source textile material from India and transform it ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Brace for Cyclone Gaja, Rescue Personnel on Standby

Chennai: Cyclonic storm Gaja will cross Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban on Nov 15, bringing heavy rainfall coupled with gale wind, the Met office said Monday as the state government put its machinery on alert and kept on standby 30,500 rescue personnel. Neighbouring union territory of Puducherry, which is also covered by the cyclone alert, said it is on ... Read More »

EC team on two-day visit to Mizoram

The team after reaching Aizawl on Friday afternoon, held meetings with different stakeholders including election department officials, leaders of NGO Coordination Committee and Churches.  The Election Commission team will on Saturday hold meeting with district election officials to review poll preparedness.  Read More »

Britannia Industries’ Q2 consolidated net profit jumps 16%

Britannia Industries has reported results for second quarter ended September 30, 2018. The company has reported a rise of 15.58% in its net profit at Rs 283.57 crore for the quarter under review as compared to Rs 245.34 crore for the same quarter in the previous year. Total income of the company increased by 12.71% at Rs 2,744.15 crore for ... Read More »

NR Agarwal Industries temporarily shuts operations of Unit 5

NR Agarwal Industries has temporarily shut down operations of its Unit 5 for a period of 15 days with effect from November 11, 2018 for the purpose of annual maintenance. NR Agarwal Industries is an India-based company. The company is engaged in the business of manufacturing of paper boards and newsprint. The company’s products include duplex board, news print, writing ... Read More »

Greenply Industries reports 61% fall in Q2 net profit

Greenply Industries has reported results for second quarter ended September 30, 2018. The company has reported 60.80% fall in its net profit at Rs 14.26 crore for the quarter under review as compared to Rs 36.38 crore for the same quarter in the previous year. However, total income of the company marginally increased by 0.88% at Rs 451.04 crore for ... Read More »

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the ascension of Marvel into a comic book titan in the 1960s when, in collaboration with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he created superheroes who would enthrall generations of young readers. Lee’s daughter J.C. Lee confirmed the death to Reuters. Americans were familiar with superheroes before Lee, in part thanks to the 1938 ... Read More »

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009 while she was still under house arrest. “Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights,” Amnesty International chief Kumi Naidoo said in a letter to ... Read More »

PM launches landmark projects in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifting Varanasi with infrastructure projects worth over Rs 2,412 crores as part of his all pervaisive Vikas Mantra. He dedicated to the nation, two important national highways in Varanasi. With a total length of 34 kilometres they have been constructed at a cost of Rs 1571.95 crore. The Varanasi Ring Road, with two Rail Over Bridges ... Read More »

PM dedicates inland waterways terminal on river Ganga in Varanasi

Bowing his head in salutation to Ma Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi scripted a landmark moment in the history of connectivity in India……History in the making…Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving the country’s first container consignment to be sent on an inland waterways vessel. It is perhaps for the first time that a Prime Minister operated a cargo crane…  This consignment ... Read More »

Dharmendra Pradhan meets Saudi Energy Minister; discusses global oil market

The Minister underlined India’s concerns on the volatility of the crude price to his Saudi counterpart. The Saudis appreciated India’s concern for responsible pricing and assured India of all assistance in times of need. The Saudi Minister in turn assured reliability in supplies and to take care of any short fall. The mega refinery in Maharashtra which is being made ... Read More »

Sri Lankan SC adjourns hearing till tomorrow on petitions against dissolution of Parliament

The court was adjourned on Monday after Attorney General, appearing for the government, sought more time for his submissions. Several political parties in opposition and civil society organizations filed petitions today against the dissolution terming it as unconstitutional. The petitioners said the President has no power to dissolve the parliament under the 19th amendment of the constitution and requested the ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses rally in Bilaspur

 Addressing a poll rally here ahead of the second phase polling in the state on November 20, PM Modi also made a strong pitch for development, saying the pace of development under the Congress regime in the state was “far slow” than the one under the BJP-led government. Prime Minister Modi asserted the BJP was for development and that it ... Read More »

Cancer genomics research should be more widespread: Varmus

Stressing on the need for gathering genomic data for patients of diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds, Varmus said at present there is enough data for Caucasian white patients but data from other regions like India, Africa is critically required without delay. The medical scientist made the observations while delivering a lecture on ‘The transformation of cancer research’ at the National ... Read More »

Man beats wife to death with pressure cooker in Banswara, arrested

15 mins ago in INDIA, UDAIPUR Udaipur : In an shocking incident,  a man killed his wife mercilessly by hitting her constantly with pressure cooker. When the woman died due to intense bleeding, the husband took their 10-year old child to his wife’s parents and informed them of the murder. He fled from the spot, however,  police arrested him after some ... Read More »

Govt planning to sell ONGC’s 149 fields to private companies

The government is planning to sell as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to private and foreign companies. The government is also planning to allow the state-owned firm to focus only on big fields. ONGC is India’s largest government-run corporation and produces about 70% of India’s crude oil and ... Read More »

Largest apparel manufacturing unit of Meghalaya becomes operational

Located at Hatisil in South West Garo Hills and covering an area of 45,000 sq feet, the apparel factory was originally set up at a cost of Rs. 14.26 crore by the Union Ministry of Textiles. But it remained idle for nearly two years as the agencies that the unit was allocated to failed to meet their commitment to start ... Read More »

California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

The “Camp Fire” in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across the tinder-dry state, razing 6,400 homes in the town of Paradise and effectively wiping it off the map. “Today, an additional six human remains were recovered, which brings our current total to ... Read More »

Lankan President says lack of majority for his decision to dissolve parliament

In an address last night, Sirisena noted that in the highest institute that represents people’s sovereignty, the individual worth of MPs was estimated in millions of rupees. Terming the behavior of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya  as most shocking, the President said his attempt not to recognize the appointment of a Prime Minister by the President was the second reason for dissolving the Parliament. ... Read More »

Filing of nominations in Rajasthan and Telangana begins

The last date for filing of nominations is 19th of this month in both the states. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on the 20th, while the last date for withdrawal of nominations is 22nd of this month. Both the states will go to polls on the 7th of next month to elect of new Assemblies. The counting of votes ... Read More »

PM Modi to dedicate two National Highways in Varanasi today

The total length of the two highways is 34 kilometers and have been constructed at a cost of around 1572 crore rupees. An official release said, the  16.55 kilometer Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of over 759 crore rupees, while  17.25 kilometer  Babatpur-Varanasi road was constructed at a cost of over 812 crore rupees. The ... Read More »

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

He was suffering from cancer and had come back from the US in October after treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Kumar, 59, is survived by wife and two daughters. He breathed his last around 4 am, party spokesman Prakash said. Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his two daughters were with him when he passed away, he ... Read More »

Exchange of fire during Israel operation in Gaza, six dead

“During (Israeli military) operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved. More details to follow,” an Israeli army statement said. Palestinian security sources said the clash occurred east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said six Palestinians were killed. One of the dead was a local commander for Hamas’s ... Read More »

India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 3rd T20I

Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) scored superb half-centuries to guide the team home in the last ball of the thrilling match. Dhawan hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 62-ball innings and forged a scintillating 130-run partnership with Rishab Pant (58) for the third wicket to take India home in the last ball of the innings. There ... Read More »

BJP CEC meets to decide candidates for Rajasthan Assembly Polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah and other senior leaders of Party are attending the meet. The election process for filling the 200 seats in the House in Rajasthan will begin on Monday with issuance of the notification and start of filing the nominations. The submission of the papers will continue till November 19, scrutiny will be carried ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh: One Maoist killed; BSF jawan martyred

Inspector General of Police (Raipur range) Dipanshu Kabra has said that a team of the Border Security Force (BSF) was out on an area domination operation in view of the polls on Monday when Naxals blew up the improvised explosive device (IED) in a forest in Kanker district, around 200 km from the state capital Raipur. Reinforcement was rushed to ... Read More »

PM Modi to launch landmark projects in Varanasi

The 34 kilometres long highways to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1571.95 crore.  16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore. Work of four-laning & construction of 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56 has cost Rs 812.59 crore.  Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation, inland waterways terminal on river Ganga ... Read More »

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu represents India at centenary of WW-1 Armistice

Armistice Day marks the 100 years since the end of World War One on 11 November 1918.  Around 70 leaders including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Chancer angela Merkel are present to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital. Chiefs of international bodies, including United Nations and International Monetary Fund are ... Read More »

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Mizoram

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked parts of Mizoram on last night. The quake occurred at 10.45 pm at a depth of 24 km and the epicentre was Champhai district in India-Myanmar border region. The tremors were also felt in state capital Aizawl, where people rushed out of their houses. No loss of lives or property has been reported due to ... Read More »

U.S.: Massive Wildfires in California Rage On

In United States, at least 11 people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 2.5 lakh people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern town of Paradise, where nine people died and 35 are ... Read More »

EC Seeks Names for Mizoram CEO Post

The Election Commission has decided to call for a panel of names for the post of Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer from the State Chief Secretary. This comes in the wake of controversy over current CEO S B Shashank. The Commission held a meeting in New Delhi yesterday over the issue. The NGO Coordination Committee of Mizoram is questioning the removal ... Read More »