Monthly Archives: November 2018

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, to worsen over weekend


Delhi’s air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category Friday due to unfavourable meteorological conditions that slowed dispersion of pollutants, with forecast of “significant deterioration” in pollution levels over the weekend. According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 358. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and ...

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Antarctic Ozone hole is healing as per IIT Kharagpur study


A research team of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have come up with new data “confirming” that the Antarctic Ozone hole is on a “healing” path, a statement issued by the institute said Friday. Researchers of the Center of Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Law Science (CORAL) of IIT Kharagpur have collected data from 1979 to 2017, which shows though ...

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Prithvi Shaw suffers ankle injury in warmup game; ruled out of 1st test


On the third day of the practice match against Cricket Australia XI on the Sydney Ground team India received a huge blow, opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has been injured. The BCCI has tweeted that he is out of the first Test. The board said, “Shaw’s injury reports have been issued on Friday and in this case, he will not be ...

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27 year old asst. engineer in ONGC commits suicide in Dehradun hotel


Assistant executive engineer Vipin Kumar Yadav, deployed in the Maharashtra unit of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), committed suicide in Dehradun. His dead body was found hanging from the fan in a hotel room in Kaulagarh. Vipin, originally from Bakarabagh, Jaunpur district, visited Dehradun on November 25 for training. According to the information, the training program for personnel in ...

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An engineer commits suicide

DAINIK NATION BUREAU An engineer working with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) was found dead in his hotel room here on Thursday, with the police suspecting it to be a case of suicide. Vipin Yadav, who was an Assistant Executive Engineer with the ONGC, was found hanging in his hotel room at noon, said Cantt police station in ...

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Farmers from across India converging in Delhi for Kisan March


Thousands of farmers from across the country started to converge in Delhi on Thursday for a two-day protest rally to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce. Farmers, from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states, will march on four different routes in the ...

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ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite


Adding another feather to its cap, ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 Thursday successfully injected into orbit India’s earth observation satellite HysIS. The 30 other co-passenger international satellites including those from the United States of America and Australia among others, will soon be placed into orbit. The rocket lifted off majestically into cloudy skies in a burst of orange flames at 9.57 ...

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Extension of due dates for filing GST returns


In view of the disturbances caused to daily life by Cyclone Titli in the district of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, and by Cyclone Gaza in eleven districts of Tamil Nadu viz., Cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Puddukottai, Dindigul, Nagapatinam, Theni, Thanjavur, Sivagangai, Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Ramanathapuram, the competent authority has decided to extend the due dates for filing various GST returns as detailed below: ...

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Demonetisation accelerated economic slide

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Demonetisation was a massive, draconian, monetary shock that accelerated economic slide to 6.8 per cent in the seven quarters after it against the 8 per cent recorded prior to the note ban, says former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian. Breaking his silence on the November 8, 2016 decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he says that he ...

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India-Pak war would be foolishness: Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to come together to resolve their mutual dispute and become better neighbors. Keeping the cornerstone of the Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal, Pakistan, he said that his party, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, all the parties here and the Pakistani army are all together. Giving examples of Germany and France, he said that ...

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