Monthly Archives: October 2019

Sensex hits record high of 40,345; Infosys, SBI rally 4 pc


Market benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 293 points to hit its record intra-day high of 40,344.99 on Thursday led by rally in index heavyweights Infosys, SBI, HDFC Bank and TCS. After opening on a strong note, the 30-share index was trading 263.69 points, or 0.66 per cent, higher at 40,315.56 in morning session. The broader NSE Nifty too advanced 71.85 ...

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HRD minister inaugurates cultural festival at India Gate

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday inaugurated a four-day cultural and literary youth event to celebrate the country’s unity in diversity. Dressed in the traditional south Indian attire, Nishank inaugurated “KVS- Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Parv” at India Gate lawns where students from one part of the country will exhibit the cultural diversity of the other part. ...

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Home Min Amit Shah flags off ‘Run for Unity’


Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah graced the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ celebrations as Chief Guest and flagged off the ‘Run For Unity’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi today. Earlier Shah paid floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering on the occasion Shah said that ...

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Bamboo Technology Parks to be set up in the two new UTs of J&K and Ladakh


Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region took a review meeting with officials of the Ministry and the North Eastern Council (NEC) here today, during which he announced that Bamboo Technology Parks would be set up in the two new Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The Cane and ...

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AAP to hold protest against stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana


The AAP members led by senior leader Gopal Rai will hold a protest on Thursday outside Haryana Bhawan and Punjab Bhawan over the alleged inaction by the two states in controlling stubble burning, a major cause of pollution in Delhi. Claiming that both the BJP and the Congress are “playing with the lives of Delhiites” merely to portray Delhi Chief ...

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Air India seeks $819 million loan for 7 Boeing planes


Air India is looking to raise USD 819 million (over Rs 5,800 crore) to refinance existing bridge loans availed for six Boeing 787 and one Boeing 777 aircraft. The national carrier is yet to have long term financing facility for six B787 and B777-300ER, according to a tender document. Bids have been invited from banks, financial institutions for refinancing existing ...

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Orange alert in 4 districts in Kerala


An orange alert was issued on Wednesday for four districts in Kerala by the Met department following formation of a deep depression in the Arabian sea. The Orange alert, indicating heavy to very rainfall of between 6 CM to 20 CM, was for Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for October 31, while the other 10 districts were issued a ...

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Free bus ride scheme might be extended to senior citizens: Kejriwal


The free-ride scheme for women on Delhi public buses might be extended to senior citizens, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said as the initiative took off on Tuesday. This scheme will help in women empowerment by bridging the gender gap that exists in society, the chief minister said on his mobile application ‘AK App’. “Now, girls and women who had to ...

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CBI arrests Pailan group CMD in Rs 574-crore Ponzi scam


The CBI arrested Apurba Kumar Saha, the chairman and managing director of Pailan Group, on Tuesday in connection with a Rs 574-crore Ponzi scam case, officials said. The CBI had registered a case against the group in 2017 for allegedly luring investors with promises of high returns on investments, they said. The group allegedly failed to pay returns to the ...

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Kedarnath portals close for winter


The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath were closed on Tuesday for the winter season. Around 1200 devotees attended the ceremony as the gates of the Himalayan shrine were closed at 8.30 am, temple committee sources said. An idol of the presiding deity Lord Shiva was taken in a flower bedecked palanquin after the closure of the portals ...

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