Monthly Archives: September 2019

Light rains expected in Delhi over next 3-4 days


Delhi may witness scattered rains over the next three-four days which will help reduce humidity and keep air quality within “satisfactory” levels, the weather office said on Monday. An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said scattered light rains are expected in the national capital over the next three to four days which will help check humidity and pollution ...

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Death toll reaches 25 in Bihar floods


After being pounded by heavy rain over the weekend, most parts of the Bihar capital remained submerged even as the state-wide death toll mounted to 25. In Patna, there has been a let up in rainfall since morning though the sky is overcast and the IMD has predicted showers later in the day. According to the state disaster management department, ...

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Petition in Bihar court seeks Imran Khan’s trial for UN speech

A complaint was filed in a court here on Saturday seeking that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan be tried for waging war against the country and other offences for his speech at the UN General Assembly. Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a lawyer, who earlier filed petitions against Bollywood actors and top political leaders, moved his latest application in the court of ...

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China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks


China’s top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States, a senior Chinese official said Sunday. Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for the negotiations, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said. He didn’t give exact dates, but said the talks would be after China’s National Day ...

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Defense Min launches Navy’s first new stealth frigate, INS ‘Nilgiri’


Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today said, the Government is making concerted efforts to modernise the Navy and equip it with the best platforms, weapons and sensors to deal with any conventional and unconventional threats to India’s maritime interests. Rajnath Singh was speaking at the launch of INS ‘Nilgiri’, the first of the Navy’s seven new stealth frigates, at Mazagon Dock ...

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RailTel Corporation of India Ltd post net profit of Rs.110 crore during 2018-19


RailTel Corporation of India Ltd a body behind transforming Railway stations into Digital hubs by providing public Wi-Fi at major Railway stations held its 19th Annual General Meeting today. Currently 4900+stations are live with RailTel’s RailWire Wi-Fi. RailTel has achieved a turnover of Rs.1017 crore and posted a Profit before Tax amounting to Rs. 179 crore and net profit of ...

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Award for good samaritans who help tourists from next year: Tourism Minister


The government will award good samaritans who help tourists caught in difficult situations as part of its National Tourism Awards, Minister Prahlad Patel said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference after the National Tourism Awards were announced, he said this special category award will begin from next year. “From next year onwards there will be a new category in ...

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Google turns 21, marks birthday with special doodle


Search giant Google turned 21 on Friday and it celebrated the occasion with a special doodle that showed a 90s era desktop computer flashing its old logo on the screen. Google is a US-based multi-national technology bellwether that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include an eponymous search engine, online advertising technologies and cloud computing. The colourful doodle, in ...

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Swiss-based EST Group plans to invest USD 250 mn into Indian startups


Swiss-based EST Group on Friday said it is planning to invest USD 250 million (around Rs 1,770 crore) in next 18 months into Indian startups that are focused on fintech applications and related business models. The group is very bullish about India market and believes that when markets are slow they provide new opportunities, its chief executive officer and director ...

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Salman Khan skips hearing in Black Buck poaching case

Actor Salman Khan on Friday did not appear before a local court here in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. Khan’s counsel moved two applications in the court, one for his exemption from the court on Friday and the other for permanent exemption from personal appearance. The court accepted the application for exemption from appearing today and posted the matter ...

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