Day: October 16, 2018

HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies as CS challenges fresh breach of privilege proceedings

Uber eyes valuation topping USD 100 bn in share offering: sources

October 16, 2018 11:58 pm

New York: Uber is eyeing a valuation above USD 100 billion for its much-anticipated share offering due in 2019, which would be the biggest-ever in the tech sector, sources familiar with the plan said Tuesday. The sources told AFP the global ridesharing giant is considering speeding up its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) […]

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HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies as CS challenges fresh breach of privilege proceedings

More than 40% of the world’s stunted children live in India: Report

October 16, 2018 11:58 pm

New Delhi: More than 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children live in India, a report compiled by the NGO Sukarya has said. The report was released by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Tuesday. Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience due to poor nutrition, repeated infection, and […]

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Infosys begins construction of US education centre with $35-mn investment

2 decade stint at Infosys deeply satisfying: CFO Ranganath

October 16, 2018 11:50 pm

Bengaluru: Infosys CFO M D Ranganath Tuesday said his two decade stint at the company was deeply satisfying where he played a broad spectrum of leadership roles, from being a strategist and managing finance. However, the last three years as Chief Financial Officer was especially satisfying as it was a crucial period for Infosys, he […]

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Asian-American discrimination case

Harvard University Asian-American discrimination case begins

October 16, 2018 11:41 pm

Washington : Harvard University lowers its recruiting standards a bit for many students from rural regions, but not for Asian- Americans, to have diversity at its campus, the prestigious varsity’s dean of admissions has testified in federal court as he defended the school’s race-based admissions. The dean, William Fitzsimmons, was the first witness to take the stand in […]

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Reliance Insurance plans to file fresh IPO papers with Sebi; regulatory nod set to lapse

Satyam scam: Sebi passes modified order with respect to 3 individuals

October 16, 2018 11:41 pm

New Delhi: In the Satyam Computer scam, Sebi Tuesday passed a partially-modified order with respect to the period of debarment from securities market and disgorgement of illegal gains made by three officials of the erstwhile IT firm. The latest directions pertain to three officials — Vadlamani Srinivas (ex-CFO), G Ramakrishna (ex-vice president) and VS Prabhakara […]

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World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

October 16, 2018 11:35 pm

Paris: From Venice and the tower of Pisa to the medieval city of Rhodes, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean basin are deeply threatened by rising sea levels, researchers warned Tuesday. All but two of 49 UN-recognised icons of human civilisation rimming the Mediterranean Sea risk being damaged by the rising watermark, soil erosion, or both, with few options for […]

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Man run over by train in Ghaziabad

October 16, 2018 11:20 pm

Ghaziabad: A man on scooter was mowed down by a train while crossing a railway track and five others were injured when the two-wheeler hit them after being flung into the air, police said Tuesday. The incident occurred near Kotgaon at around 8 am when an EMU shuttle train from Dankaur was coming towards old […]

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Bomb scare disrupts train services in Sealdah South section

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand

October 16, 2018 11:14 pm

Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Maoists blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand’s Giridih district, paralysing movement of trains for over five hours, a railway official said on Tuesday. The incident took place at 10.45 pm on Monday between Chaudhary Bandh station and Chengaro halt under Dhanbad Rail Division of the East Central Railway (ECR), Hajipur zone. Two night […]

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HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies as CS challenges fresh breach of privilege proceedings

Ruling allies of Goa BJP to meet Shah in Delhi Wednesday

October 16, 2018 11:03 pm

Panaji (Goa): BJP president Amit Shah will meet in Delhi Wednesday the leaders of the key constituents of his party-led coalition government in Goa to discuss the political situation in the coastal state, a minister said on a day two Congress MLAs resigned and were set to join the saffron party. Besides Goa Forward Party […]

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I don’t get anything without fighting: Kangana Ranaut

October 16, 2018 10:57 pm

Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut says she would not want her children and loved ones to lead a life full of struggles like hers. The 31-year-old actor, who plays Rani Laxmibai in “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, said Monday it has been a tough journey for her. “Rani Laxmibai had to fight so much. I would […]

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