Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

BSNL expects to start 5G service trials by March 2018


The state-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said today. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of ...

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Parineeti becomes 1st Indian woman ambassador for Tourism Australia


Australia has roped in Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra to be its first Indian woman Ambassador to encourage Indians to visit the country. She was presented the Friend of Australia (FOA) recognition by Australian Consul General Tony Huber for her contribution to promote Australia recently, according to Tourism Australia (TA) statement. Chopra will be the first Indian woman ambassador to be ...

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Hundreds stuck inside Lucknow Metro on Day One


Hundreds of passengers were stuck inside the Lucknow Metro for over an hour due to a technical snag today, the first day of its commercial run, officials said. There were no lights and no air-conditioning either when the train stopped near Mavaiya. Passengers, excited about their first trip on the much- awaited metro, were stuck till a team of the ...

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Journalist organisations up in arms against Gauri’s killing


Various media organisations led by the Mumbai Press Club and Bombay Union of Journalists today condemned the killing of Kannda journo Gauri Lankesh and sought a speedy probe in the case. Gauri, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru last night. A candlelight vigil will ...

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Gold price rises on positive global cues


Gold prices were trading higher by Rs 31 at Rs 30,419 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators raised bets amid a firm global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month December was trading higher by Rs 31, or 0.10 per cent, to Rs 30,419 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 26 ...

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Trump scraps Obama-era amnesty program; 7,000 Indians to be hit


US President Donald Trump today scrapped an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, a move likely to impact 800,000 undocumented workers including more than 7,000 Indian-Americans. “I am here today to announce that the programme known as DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrival) that was effectuated under the Obama ...

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