Time for Modi, BJP to rise above crass politicking: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for seeking to strengthen electoral booths rather than the country, the Congress on Thursday said for the BJP, party was above the nation. On a day when Modi, while holding a mega video conference with Bharatiya Janata Party workers, exuded[Read More…]

Oral typhoid vaccine can protect against other infections: Study

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Oral typhoid vaccination, which has weakened strains of a common bacteria, can also protect against other infections potentially saving lives in the developing world, the results of a clinical trial revealed. Typhoid fever is a bacterial bloodstream infection caused by Salmonella Typhi that is estimated to[Read More…]

Centre okays Rs 1,604-cr aid to 4 disaster-hit states

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday approved an additional assistance of Rs 1,604.15 crore to Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Jharkhand and Rajasthan for damages incurred in natural disasters during 2018, said a Home Ministry statement. Of the Rs 1,604.15 crore assistance announced under the National Disaster Response Fund,[Read More…]

Minister calls on states to join Udan

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday called upon state governments to join the regional air connectivity scheme, Udan, to realise the growth benefits from the multiplier effect of travel and tourism. Inaugurating the third edition of ‘Wings 2019’ here, the Commerce and Industry and Civil[Read More…]

Nobel laureate urges ‘trust’ between India, Pakistan

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi here on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and create an atmosphere of trust and transparency. “For the safety, security and well-being of all our children, I appeal to the governments of India and Pakistan to exercise restraint. I[Read More…]

Rahul jumps to sixth place in ICC T20I rankings

Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul gained four berths to reach sixth position as Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai also rose in the ICC T20I player rankings, a statement said. Formerly top-ranked batsman Virat Kohli gained two places to reach 17th and Mahendra Singh Dhoni,[Read More…]

SBI posting strong credit growth, NPA recovery on: MD

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender by asset size on Thursday, said the NPA recovery of the bank is proceeding smoothly and it is posting strong credit growth. “We are recovering well on NPAs (non-performing assets) and it is going to be[Read More…]

NSE to launch Brent crude oil derivatives on March 1

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) In a bid to develop an efficient hedging mechanism against major spike in crude oil prices, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday said it would launch trading of Brent crude oil derivatives on its platform starting Friday, March 1. For the Brent crude oil derivatives,[Read More…]

IAF pilot Abhinandan’s parents very brave: Baalu

Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Leaders of various political parties on Thursday called on the parents of Wing Commander Varthaman Abhinandan, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, now in custody of Pakistan. Speaking to reporters here, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) Treasurer Premalatha said, “Abhinandan’s parents are facing the situation bravely. I[Read More…]

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