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BIS to launch online community for standards consultation

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Monday announced the launch of an online consumer community and an online industry community for standards consultation. These online communities in association with social engagement platform LocalCircles will enable any consumer across India to get connected with the[Read More…]

Loan waiver, Gujjar quota rock Rajasthan Assembly

Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) The issues of farm loan waiver and reservation for the Gujjar community rocked the Rajasthan Assembly session, which began here on Monday. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators raised slogan saying ‘Karz maafi dhokha hai’ (loan waiver is a deceit), Rashtriya Loktantrik Party’s patron Hanuman[Read More…]

SUUTI to sell up to 3% stake in Axis Bank

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) The Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) has offered to sell up to 1.98 per cent stake in Axis Bank starting at a floor price of Rs 689.52 per share, with plans to additionally sell 1.02 per cent equity shares. SUUTI, in a statement,[Read More…]

‘Waah Zindagi’ to highlight Make in India, says director

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Dinesh S. Yadav is excited about his forthcoming social drama “Waah Zindagi”, which tells story of a man’s attempt to fight market occupancy by Chinese products to promote Indian made goods. Yadav opened up about his film while interacting with media about his movie. “The[Read More…]

Hindustan Copper Q3 net profit up by 83%

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Copper on Monday reported 83 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 34.56 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 18.92 crore in the year-ago period. Revenue from operations, during the quarter under review, was at Rs[Read More…]

India signs agreement with Norway to combat marine pollution

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) India’s Environment Ministry on Monday signed an agreement with the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry for an initiative seeking to combat marine pollution. This initiative will seek to support local governments in implementing sustainable waste management practices, develop systems for collecting and analysing information about sources[Read More…]

Three thieves strike at Gurugram bakery shop

Gurugram, Feb 11 (IANS) Three thieves burgled a prominent bakery outlet called “Samrat Bakery” here early on Monday, escaping with valuables valued at Rs 3.25 lakh. Two of them were caught on CCTV cameras while police suspect that another waited outside the gate. The outlet owner and other staff learnt[Read More…]

Opposition flexes muscle at Naidu’s fast, attacks Modi (Roundup)

By Vishav New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s fast to demand special status for the state, here on Monday, turned into a show of strength for the opposition parties, which attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for subverting India’s democracy and federal structure. Prominent opposition[Read More…]

2 held for assaulting DDCA chief selector (Second Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Chief selector Amit Bhandari was, here on Monday, assaulted by an aspirant and his 14 other accomplices after he was not selected for a cricket tournament, a senior police officer said, adding the accused has been arrested. “Bhandari has[Read More…]

NRI marriage registration bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday introduced the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indians Bill in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to provide safeguards to Indian women who are trapped in fraudulent marriages with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). “Therefore, it is necessary that the[Read More…]

IAF lifts 707 stranded passengers to Valley

Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday arranged special sorties to airlift 707 stranded passengers from winter capital Jammu to the Valley. Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said here: “The relief effort in J&K has been undertaken jointly by the Indian Air Force and[Read More…]

Ex-Assam top bureaucrat Bhanu joins Congress

Guwahati, Feb 11 (IANS) Former additional chief secretary of Assam M.G.V.K. Bhanu, who retired last July, joined the Congress, here on Monday. “If one talks of development in Assam, Congress is the only party. There is no alternative to Congress. I have a small house in Tezpur, because I love[Read More…]

PSPB retain men, women titles in national team chess

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSBP) has retained the national team chess championship by clinching both the men’s and women’s sections, here on Monday. Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Aravindh Chithambaram led PSPB challenge winning four out of eight games to finish with 17/18 to win the[Read More…]

Interim budget passed by Lok Sabha (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the NDA government has done a lot to improve farmers’ economic condition and refuted the criticism on the Rs 6,000 annual direct income support to them being meagre as the Lok Sabha approved the interim Budget. He also[Read More…]

Thailand EC disqualifies King’s sister from running for PM

Bangkok, Feb 11 (IANS) Thailand’s political landscape was gripped by uncertainty on Monday after King Maha Vajiralongkorn intervened in his elder sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol’s bid to run for Prime Minister, leading the Election Commission to reject her candidacy. The Commission said on Monday that it had accepted 45 prime[Read More…]

No one in India can repay cow’s debt: Modi

Vrindavan, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that no one in the country can repay the debt of the cow’s milk, saying the bovine has been an important part of India’s tradition and culture. Addressing a public gathering here, the Prime Minister also said that cows[Read More…]





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