Day: January 4, 2019

Two men arrested by customs for smuggling 12 air guns at Delhi airport

Four including Air India SATS staff arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

January 4, 2019 10:50 pm

New Delhi: Four people, including an employee of Air India SATS, have been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth about Rs 95 lakh into the country at the Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Friday. Air India SATS, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited and Singapore-based SATS Limited, […]

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Historic steps for Almora during my tenure: Tamta

Patnaik writes to Centre to improve condition of national highways

January 4, 2019 10:46 pm

Bhubaneswar: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to lay the foundation stone of three national highway projects in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday asked the Centre to improve four other highways in the same district. Patnaik wrote a letter to Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday in this regard. The prime minister is scheduled to arrive at Baripada, the district headquarters […]

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RCom, Jio seek clarity on DoT stand on spectrum deal

RCom, Jio seek clarity on DoT stand on spectrum deal

January 4, 2019 10:41 pm

New Delhi: Ambani brothers led telecom firms are learnt to have approached jointly telecom ministry seeking clarification on stand of the government over their spectrum trading deal, industry sources said Friday. “Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications have jointly written to the Department of Telecom seeking clarification on its stand over spectrum trading deal between the two companies,” an industry […]

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Babul Supriyo shown black flags, minister invites protestors

Babul Supriyo shown black flags, minister invites protestors

January 4, 2019 10:32 pm

Asansol (WB): Union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo Friday faced protests and was shown was black flags over closure of the state-owned Hindustan Cables Limited in Asansol, his constituency. Supriyo pacified the protestors affiliated to the CITU, the trade union wing of CPI(M), and asked them to meet him for talks. “I was there to visit Chittaranjan Locomotive […]

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Patnaik running away from responsibility: Pradhan

LS passes New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

January 4, 2019 10:23 pm

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Friday passed a bill to set up a new international arbitration centre here with an aim to make India its hub. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill seeks to establish an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration and for acquisition and transfer of undertakings of the International Centre of Alternative Resolution. Speaking on the bill in the lower house, […]

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Protest against Citizenship Bill in Manipur

After PM remarks on citizenship bill; AASU, KMSS call for defeating BJP

January 4, 2019 10:16 pm

Guwahati: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the controversial citizenship bill 2016 will soon be passed in Parliament, two prominent organisations in Assam reacted strongly and urged the people of the state to defeat the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls. The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) bringing in the bill is “undemocratic and unconstitutional”. […]

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5 children heading to Disney World among 7 killed in fiery Florida crash

5 children heading to Disney World among 7 killed in fiery Florida crash

January 4, 2019 10:12 pm

Fort Lauderdale (US): Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. The children were travelling in a large passenger van from Avoyelles Parish, Lt Patrick Riordan said during a news conference on Friday morning in Alachua, which is south of Gainesville. On Thursday, a […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Myanmar’s Rakhine rebels attack police posts in pre-dawn raids

January 4, 2019 9:24 pm

Yangon: Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on four police stations near the Bangladesh border in a strike confirmed Friday by both the rebel group and Myanmar’s army, with the militants claiming to have killed seven and taken 14 “prisoners of war” as operations ramped up. Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine has seen a […]

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Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme, over 1 cr farmers get 1st instalment

No genuine citizen to be left out of NRC, Citizenship Bill to be passed soon: PM

January 4, 2019 9:19 pm

Silchar (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday assured the people of Assam that no genuine citizen will be left out of the NRC and said the citizenship bill will soon be passed in Parliament to make amends for past injustices. Flagging off BJP’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in the Northeast, he told the Vijay Sankalp […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Crackdown on dissent in tense DRC could ‘backfire’: UN

January 4, 2019 9:12 pm

Geneva: Attempts by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to crack down on dissent during tense vote counting could “backfire”, the UN said Friday, warning it was “watching carefully” as events unfold. Elections held last Sunday will determine who succeeds President Joseph Kabila, at the helm of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country for nearly 18 […]

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