Month: December 2018

Stay focussed, Mattis tells US troops as he bids farewell to Pentagon

Stay focussed, Mattis tells US troops as he bids farewell to Pentagon

December 31, 2018 10:37 pm

Washington: Outgoing US Defence Secretary James Mattis, who resigned due to his differences with President Donald Trump over policy issues, in a farewell message on Monday urged American troops and defence employees to stay focussed on their mission. Quoting a telegram, which was sent by former president Abraham Lincoln to General Ulysses Grant in February 1865, near the end of the American Civil War, Mattis said, “Let nothing […]

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DU's admissions committee to meet Tuesday, may discuss upper caste quota

Tipsy mother gives baby to stranger; child reunited with her

December 31, 2018 10:32 pm

Hyderabad: A two-month-old baby was Monday reunited with her mother by police, less than 24 hours after she allegedly handed it over in an inebirated state to a man near Osmania General Hospital here, police said. They said the woman handed over the baby to the man Sunday night,saying she would be back after some time. However […]

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Seminars on trade, exports to be held in Vibrant Guj Summit

Seminars on trade, exports to be held in Vibrant Guj Summit

December 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Ahmedabad: Seminars on topics covering trade, manufacturing, exports and port-led development will be held during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, to be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar between January 18 and 20 next year, officials said Monday. While two seminars – one on ‘Make in India’ and another on ‘Port-led development’ – will be held on January 18 after the […]

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DU's admissions committee to meet Tuesday, may discuss upper caste quota

Indian postal service stall revives old memories for visitors

December 31, 2018 10:17 pm

Kochi: The Indian Postal Service stirs up old memories for visitors to its stall put at the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in an artistic manner. Its stall features two wooden boxes that symbolically reminds one of the days they used to visit the post office to send out mails to loved ones, a practice that is fast fading into […]

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Leadership vacuum key reason for opposition's debacle in B'desh polls: PM Hasina

Leadership vacuum key reason for opposition’s debacle in B’desh polls: PM Hasina

December 31, 2018 10:09 pm

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina on Monday said leadership vacuum was the main reason for the debacle of opposition alliance, comprising jailed ex-premier Khaleda Zia’s BNP and some small parties, in the just-concluded general elections in the country. The Awami League-led Grand Alliance won 288 seats in the 300-member Parliament. The ruling alliance, which got nearly 82 per cent of the […]

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EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

TN police looking at deporting US journo for “visa violation”

December 31, 2018 10:04 pm

Chennai: A day after a US based journalist was questioned by police for interviewing people at Tuticorin over the Sterlite plant issue, authorities are exploring legal options, including filing a case and deporting him while probing alleged violation of visa rules. Mark Scialla, a freelance journalist from the U.S.A interviewed a host of people on December 28 and 29 […]

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Man arrested with nearly 50 kg beef in Rajasthan

8 held in raid on hookah bar running without licence in Noida

December 31, 2018 9:59 pm

Noida: Eight people were arrested on New Year’s eve for illegally running hookah and liquor bars at a restaurant here, police said. The manager and seven other employees of the Sector 50-based Lama and Co. were held during a joint action by the district administration and police Monday, a senior official said, adding that the establishment has been sealed. Around 15 customers, who were present […]

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See Venice, but pay an entry fee first

See Venice, but pay an entry fee first

December 31, 2018 9:54 pm

Rome: Visitors to Venice will have to pay a new tax to help cover the costs of keeping the tourist-thronged historic city clean and safe, city officials have announced. The measure, passed late on Saturday as part of the budget bill, allows the city authorities from July to being charging tourists a landing fee of between 2.5 […]

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Markets regulator Sebi has selected Hyderabad-based chartered accountant Sarath & Associates for conducting forensic audits of financial statements

Sebi fines Dalal Street Investments Rs 10 lakh for disclosure lapses

December 31, 2018 9:19 pm

Mumbai: Markets regulator Sebi Monday imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Pune-based Dalal Street Investments for failing to comply with disclosure requirements regarding the promoters’ shareholding pattern to the exchange. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) fined the company for violating the listing agreement norms. It conducted an examination from September 2008 to July 2009 for alleged irregularity […]

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Khadi Mission scales new heights in 2018

Khadi Mission scales new heights in 2018

December 31, 2018 9:15 pm

New Delhi: The ‘Khadi mission’ in India touched new heights in 2018 with a slew of innovative measures like Sweet Kranti, Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Yojana, ‘charkha’ distribution, Khadi Korners and Khadi Mitra bringing the commoners close to the spirit of Khadi. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) not just provided employment to the artisan families, but also gave them a platform to showcase their […]

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