Day: November 11, 2018

Over 1.28 Lakh Tourists Visit Statue of Unity in 11 Days in Gujarat

Over 1.28 Lakh Tourists Visit Statue of Unity in 11 Days in Gujarat

November 11, 2018 11:59 pm

Vadodara: Since opening for the public on November 1, the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity in Narmada district of Gujarat has attracted more than 1.28 lakh tourists, officials said. A huge rush of tourists was seen during the weekend, with over 50,000 people visiting the world’s tallest statue at Kevadiya village on Saturday and Sunday […]

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Odisha CM seeks probe into negligence in Sun Temple preservation

November 11, 2018 11:48 pm

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the Centre to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct an inquiry into the replacement of artistic stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple with plain stones. In a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, he also asked the central government to take appropriate steps for preservation and conservation of the monument. Patnaik’s letter comes […]

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Former Tata Group executive Anjuli Pandit plan to petition NCW

Former Tata Group executive Anjuli Pandit plan to petition NCW

November 11, 2018 11:41 pm

Bengaluru: Former Tata Group Executive Anjuli Pandit Sunday said she plans to send to the National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma, a detailed account of the ‘sexual harassment’ she faced at the hands of a CEO of a group firm. “Yes, I am taking some time to prepare my brief for Ms Rekha Sharma because I want it to be comprehensive,” Pandit told […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

Clashes as thousands protest petrol price hikes in Bulgaria

November 11, 2018 11:33 pm

 Sofia: Thousands of Bulgarians demonstrated across the country on Sunday against high fuel prices, blocking traffic in around 20 cities and on key highways to Greece and Turkey. Protesters clashed with police in Burgas, where traffic was backed up around 10 kilometres (six miles) at several entry points to the Black Sea town, public radio BNR reported. In the capital Sofia around […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

US-backed force says resuming anti-IS offensive in east Syria

November 11, 2018 11:29 pm

Qamishli (Syria): A Kurdish-led force backed by the US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), joint Arab-Kurdish units, had announced a suspension to their operation on October 31 after Turkey shelled Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria. The SDF said the resumption followed “intensive […]

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GST panel to study uniform tax rate on lottery

GST a monumental reform, hit growth only for 2 qtrs: FM

November 11, 2018 11:18 pm

Mumbai : The GST implementation was a “monumental reform” which had disruptionist impact on growth only for two quarters, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Sunday, hitting out at “critics and cynics” who blame it for hurting the GDP expansion. The remarks come a day after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan blamed the indirect taxation reform for derailing the India’s growth story. Jaitley […]

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Trump, Putin will wait to meet in Argentina

Trump, Putin will wait to meet in Argentina

November 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Paris : Russian President Vladimir Putin says he didn’t have a separate meeting with President Donald Trump at events in Paris marking the end of World War I, but says they will meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina later this month. Putin said he and Trump decided “not to interrupt the schedule” of the World War I events with […]

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Tigress Avni, plastic ban, fires hogged limelight in Maha

Maha tigress killing: Scores attend protest march in Mumbai

November 11, 2018 10:52 pm

Mumbai : Hundreds of people Sunday held a protest march against the killing of tigress Avni and converged at Shivaji Park here to demand the sacking of Maharashtra’s forest minister as well as finding the big cat’s missing cubs. The tigress, officially known as T1, was shot dead in an operation in a forest in Yavatmal district on November 2, leading […]

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Most Salmonella resistant to different antibiotics: Study

Most Salmonella resistant to different antibiotics: Study

November 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Washington : Majority of the strains of Salmonella — a bacteria that causes foodborne diseases — are resistant to different classes of antibiotics, scientists say. Researchers from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil sequenced and investigated the genomes of 90 strains of a specific serovar of Salmonella enterica known as S Typhimurium. The 90 strains were isolated between 1983 and 2013. They provide a portrait of the […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRCongo

November 11, 2018 9:49 pm

Beni (DR Congo) : Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others — mostly children — in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, officials said on Sunday. Officials blamed the two attacks in Beninear the country’s border with Uganda on the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), one […]

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