Day: December 5, 2018

'India on track to achieve climate commitments in renewable energy and carbon emissions'

‘India on track to achieve climate commitments in renewable energy and carbon emissions’

December 5, 2018 11:10 pm

New Delhi: A former UN official who played a key role in the Paris Climate Agreement negotiations said Wednesday India was “well on track and will over-achieve” its climate commitments in terms of renewable energy and carbon emissions, pledged under the historic 2015 pact. Christiana Figueres also laid emphasis on bringing about social intolerance for air pollution, reducing price of electric two-wheeler and not […]

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Noida park commemorating martyrs, freedom fighters to open on Aug 15

Russians threatened family over doping: Czech biathlon chief

December 5, 2018 11:01 pm

Prague: Russian officials have intimidated those pointing a finger at their doping affairs in biathlon, going as far as threatening their families, the Czech biathlon chief said Wednesday. “Some Russian officials threatened us, including my family, they wanted to silence us,” said Jiri Hamza, who became the first vice-president of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) after the resignation of former IBU head Anders […]

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Gujarat doctor performs 'world's first' telerobotic coronary

Gujarat doctor performs ‘world’s first’ telerobotic coronary

December 5, 2018 10:50 pm

Ahmedabad:  Gujarat’s city-based cardiologist Wednesday performed what he claimed to be the “world’s first” telerobotic coronary intervention by remotely operating robotically controlled instruments from a distance of 32 kms. Sitting at Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, Dr Tejas Patel performed the surgery on a middle-aged woman, who was in the operation theatre of Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad. For the operation which lasted for […]

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Car catches fire near Akshardham temple

Man kills labourer, burns body to fake his own death for insurance claims; nabbed

December 5, 2018 10:36 pm

Shimla (HP): A man faked his death allegedly for making insurance claim, but ran out of luck as the police nabbed him on suspicion that he had killed a labourer and burnt his body in his car. Aakash, a resident of Chandigarh, was arrested on Tuesday from Palwal Railway Station in a joint operation of the Sirmour Police and the Government […]

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Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner blast 'racist' article on Priyanka-Nick marriage, website apologises

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner blast ‘racist’ article on Priyanka-Nick marriage, website apologises

December 5, 2018 10:23 pm

Mumbai: Joe Jonas and his fiance Sophie Turner have slammed an article for calling Priyanka Chopra a “modern-day scam artist” over her marriage to his brother, American singer Nick Jonas. The article, published on The Cut website and written by journalist Mariah Smith, claimed that Nick shares a “fraudulent relationship against his will”. The piece is full of racist, first world complex and misogynist undertones. One […]

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RBI lays down norms on loan system for large borrowers

RBI lays down norms on loan system for large borrowers

December 5, 2018 10:06 pm

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank Wednesday came out with guidelines for enhancing credit discipline among large borrowers. In respect of borrowers having aggregate fund based working capital limit of Rs 150 crore and above, a minimum level of ‘loan component’ of 40 per cent will be effective from April 1, 2019, said the guidelines. “Accordingly, for such borrowers, the […]

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SC dismisses plea challenging constitutional validity of 'triple talaq' ordinance

First draft of child protection policy ready, Centre informs SC

December 5, 2018 9:59 pm

New Delhi: The Centre informed the Supreme Court Wednesday that the first draft of child protection policy, to curb the instances of abuse of minors in shelter homes and child care institutions, was ready. The government told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta that once the child protection policy is be finalised, it will act […]

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BSP state general secy, 16 others join Congress in Jammu

Youth Congress expels leader for appearing as Michel’s counsel in AgustaWestland case

December 5, 2018 9:53 pm

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday expelled Indian Youth Congress leader and lawyer Aljo K Joseph from the party after he appeared for Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the graft-tainted Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal during the UPA rule. British businessman Michel was Wednesday sent to five-day CBI custody by a Delhi court, a day after he was extradited to India from the UAE. The […]

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Joe Jonas, fiancee Sophie Turner blast 'racist' article on Priyanka-Nick marriage

Joe Jonas, fiancee Sophie Turner blast ‘racist’ article on Priyanka-Nick marriage

December 5, 2018 9:45 pm

Mumbai: Joe Jonas and his fiance Sophie Turner have slammed an article for calling Priyanka Chopra a “modern-day scam artist” over her marriage to his brother, American singer Nick Jonas. The article, published on The Cut website, has been written by journalist Mariah Smith and it claimed that Nick shares a “fraudulent relationship against his will”. The piece is full of racist, first world complex and misogynist […]

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Nepal, Bangladesh agree explore opportunities to develop hydropower project

Nepal, Bangladesh agree explore opportunites to develop hydropower project

December 5, 2018 9:29 pm

Kathmandu : Nepal and Bangladesh have agreed to explore opportunities to develop hydropower projects in the Himalayan nation and launch power trading using Indian transmission lines. During the Energy Secretary-level meeting here, the two countries also decided to form a joint technical team to identify potential hydropower projects for development. “The joint team will pick out bankable projects and recommend […]

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