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Infiltration foiled in Kupwara, two militants killed

Srinagar, Nov 13 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Tuesday by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A Defence Ministry spokesman said the militants were killed in Keran sector after they tried to sneak into India. “The infiltration attempt has been foiled,”[Read More…]

Pakistani militant killed near LoC

Jammu, Nov 13 (IANS) A Pakistani militant was killed in a gunfight with the Army on Tuesday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district. Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said a heavily-armed Pakistani terrorist was eliminated in Akhnoor sector on the Indian side[Read More…]

Italian authorities dismantle migrant camp

Rome, Nov 13 (IANS) The Italian police on Tuesday started to dismantle a migrant camp in the capital’s city centre leaving some 200 people homeless. The police descended on the Baobab Experience migrant camp run by volunteers in the early hours of the morning, Efe news reported. “The garrison is[Read More…]

RInfra wins arbitration award worth Rs 16.14 cr against NHAI

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Tuesday said that it has won an arbitration award worth Rs 16.14 crore against the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). The tribunal ordered NHAI to pay the amount by February 10, 2019, RInfra said in a statement, failing which the authority[Read More…]

Goans eating burgers fearing formalin-laced fish: BJP MLA

Panaji, Nov 13 (IANS) Goans have stopped eating their regular meals and have switched from fish to burgers, KFC or Shawarma due to an ongoing formalin scare, Deputy Speaker and ruling BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday. Lobo has demanded partial relaxation of the six-month ban on import of[Read More…]

Odisha inks pacts with FICCI, firms to promote training ecosystem

Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with industry lobby group FICCI as well as with companies to promote a robust ecosystem of training and recruitment in the state. During the ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave here, the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA)[Read More…]

Odisha’s health sector gets Rs 2,750 cr investment commitments

Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) Odisha’s health sector received investment commitments worth Rs 2,750 crore, while the MSME sector got about Rs 1,177 crore worth of proposals during the third day of the ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave on Tuesday. The textiles and apparel sector received Rs 137 crore investment intents. Health[Read More…]

Kerala CM calls all-party meeting on Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday called an all-party meeting on Thursday to discuss the upcoming Sabarimala pilgrimage season after the Supreme Court declined to stay its order allowing all women to pray at the temple. He told the media here that the verdict was[Read More…]

UP cabinet ratifies name change of Allahabad, Faizabad

Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday ratified the renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj district, an official spokesman said. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also decided that the Faizabad division would now be known as Ayodhya division and the[Read More…]

AI’s Director of Operations who failed alcohol test removed

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday removed Air India’s Director of Operations Arvind Kathpalia, after the senior pilot failed a pre-flight breath analyzer test. The Ministry of Civil Aviation, in an order on Tuesday, relieved Captain Kathpalia from his responsibilities as the Director Operations of the[Read More…]

CBI books its officer for forging signature of unit head

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against its own Deputy Legal Advisor (DLA) deputed in the agency’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) division on charges of forging the signature of the unit head for showing favourable assessment reports for her promotion. The central probe[Read More…]

Minority Ministry organising ‘Hunar Haat’ at IITF

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) is organising its popular ‘Hunar Haat at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) that would kick off at Pragati Maidan here on Wednesday. The Haat would be inaugurated by Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday. Artisans[Read More…]

Odisha to host national football team camps

Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government under which Odisha will host the national team camps as well as act as the home of the Indian Arrows. The MoU was signed in the presence of state[Read More…]

Ashok Leyland posts Rs 460 cr profit in Q2, CEO quits

Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland on Tuesday said its net profit grew 37 per cent on year in the quarter ended September to Rs 460 crore, and also announced its CEO has resigned. The Hinduja group’s flagship company earned a revenue of Rs 7,608 crore in[Read More…]

Two electrocuted in UP village

Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Two persons were electrocuted in Ballia district when they were returning home after making preparations for the festival of Chatth, police said on Tuesday. The deceased, Satish Kumar (22) and Amit Yadav (20), were on their way home in Mahawal village around midnight when they came[Read More…]

Prayers offered to Sun to mark Chhath festival in Bihar

Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women, marked the festival of Chhath on Tuesday across Bihar by fasting, praying, singing traditional songs and making offerings to the setting Sun. The four-day Chhath began on Sunday after devotees took a dip in the rivers, a tradition known[Read More…]

Name Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway after Bal Thackeray: Shiv Sena

Name Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway after Bal Thackeray: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded that the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) should be named after its late patriarch Bal Thackeray. There have been demands from the ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to name the NMSCE after the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. PWD Minister[Read More…]

Binny Bansal resigns as Flipkart CEO

Bengaluru, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian e-tail major Flipkart Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Binny Bansal resigned from the post on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. “Binny Bansal announced his resignation as the CEO of Flipkart Group, effective immediately,” the city-based Flipkart and its parent American retail giant Walmart[Read More…]

Asean postpones Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Singapore, Nov 13 (IANS) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) was unable to conclude negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership during a summit in Singapore, postponing them till 2019, the Philippines Secretary of Trade and Industry said on Tuesday. The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between[Read More…]

Sushant Singh proud of ‘Savdhaan India 2’ journey

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh is happy and proud that the second season of “Savdhaan India”, a show which aims to spread awareness and keep people alert, has cross the 100-episode mark. The second season went on air on Star Bharat in July and has been receiving love[Read More…]

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court suspends dissolution of Parliament

Colombo, Nov 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena, granting interim relief. A three judge bench on Monday and Tuesday heard Fundamental Rights petitions filed by several parties challenging the President’s dissolution of Parliament. The political turmoil escalated in the[Read More…]





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