Author: IANS

South India ready with its own Shahi Litchi in winter

By Manoj Pathak Muzaffarpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Shahi litchi, the luschious fruit of Bihar, is now readying to get a new home in South India. What’s even better, the litchi from the South will be available in winter. Vishal Nath, director of the National Litchi Research Institute told IANS: “Litchi[Read More…]

I-T raids on religious trusts reveals Rs 500 cr black money

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a massive search operation covering 40 premises of religious trusts and other entities that preach about “oneness philosophy” and run wellness centres, the Income Tax Department has found Rs 500 crore of undisclosed income and links to investments in tax havens. The tax authorities[Read More…]

Truecaller rolls out group chat for Android, iOS

Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community. “Truecaller Group Chat” feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants created on the app’s instant messaging platform[Read More…]

MoS Muraleedharan at Abu Dhabi Dialogue meet

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan led the Indian delegation to the fifth Ministerial Consultation of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) held on Wednesday and Thursday in Dubai. Muraleedharan in his address spoke about the ongoing efforts between India and the UAE with respect[Read More…]

CJI Gogoi recommends Justice Bobde as successor

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended second senior-most judge Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor. Sources said CJI Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending second senior-most judge Justice Bobde to be the next chief justice. As[Read More…]

This software turns your smartphone into portable AR device

New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new software system that turns smartphones into Augmented Reality (AR) portals, enabling users to place virtual building blocks, furniture and other objects into real-world backdrops, and use their hands to manipulate those objects as if they were really there. The new[Read More…]

Illegal groundwater extraction punishable offence in UP

Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The illegal extraction of groundwater will be a punishable offence in Uttar Pradesh under the UP Groundwater Management and Regulation Act 2019, which came into force on Friday. Under the act, installing a rainwater harvesting system at government offices and departments is necessary. “Groundwater Management and[Read More…]

Bad breakups may not trigger weight gain: Study

New York, Oct 18 (IANS) That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. Despite the emotional turmoil, people on average do not report gaining weight after a relationship dissolution, says a new study. According to the researchers, it has been[Read More…]

IndiGo launches daily direct services to Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh, Oct 18 (IANS) India’s largest passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday commenced direct daily operations between Kolkata and Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial capital of Vietnam. The new daily service comes days after the airline started maiden flight to the Southeast Asian country’s administrative capital Hanoi from[Read More…]

International conference on victim assistance at JGU next week

Sonipat, Oct 18 (IANS) Victim assistance, a key element in any criminal justice system, will be the focus of discussion at a two-day international conference to be held at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here next week. Victims of crime may suffer from physical, mental, emotional and financial harm,[Read More…]

Canon India opens technical excellence centre in Noida

Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Canon India on Friday announced to open a technical excellence centre in Noida that will not only offer quality services across both B2B and B2C businesses but also serve as the learning and training hub for customer service specialists. “We strive to give our customers the[Read More…]

OTT gives you real space: Sheetal Thakur

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Vikrant Massey’s beau Sheetal Thakur, who features in the Netflix film “Upstarts”, feels the digital platform is quite helpful for artistes. “OTT gives you a platform to put out different work for different people. OTT gives you a real space which is very exciting for actors,”[Read More…]

FM asks G-20 to take steps to revive growth, create reforms

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on G-20 nations to undertake steps to revive global growth and create second wave of reforms. The minister said G-20 nations, comprising 19 countries and European Union must “navigate the global policy coordination” by taking strong steps towards[Read More…]

Shagun Pandey: Feel guilty if I miss my workout

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television star Shagun Pandey has undergone a massive physical transformation. From chiseled muscles to abs, the “Tujhse Hai Raabta” actor is wooing audience with his toned body. Sharing his work out regime, Shagun said: “I believe in the saying – you can’t cimb the ladder of[Read More…]

Pakistan to remain in FATF greylist

Paris, Oct 18 (IANS) Following a key plenary here, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday announced to keep Pakistan in the grey list. The announcement was made by FATF President Xiangmin Liu. The global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering had placed Pakistan in the grey list[Read More…]

Farhan Akhtar’s cryptic tweet a dig at PMC Bank scam?

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While the entire nation is concerned over the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) bank scam and many account holders have embraced death, Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar’s latest tweet seems to be a dig at the issue. “The fact that hardworking honest people have lost their savings[Read More…]

Sitharaman responds to Manmohan Singh on ‘blame game’

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The spectacle of the government and opposition trading charges on economic policy continued on Friday with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responding to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remark that the government is “obsessed” with fixing the blame on its opponents for things gone wrong, saying[Read More…]

TSMC posts strong Q3 profit as device sales pick up: Report

San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In a sign that the global chipset market could be headed towards a recovery, chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has reported a strong third quarter (Q3) performance which is a 13.5 per cent rise in net profit to T$101.07 billion or $3.30 billion,[Read More…]

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