Day: February 1, 2019

Case registered on missing idols after over 40 yrs

Govt to conduct new survey on employment, says Debroy

February 1, 2019 9:56 pm

New Delhi: The government will conduct a new national sample survey on employment, which will show that there has been “substantial job creation”, prime minister’s economic advisory council chief Bibek Debroy said Friday. Amid a raging controversy over employment data, Debroy also said states are largely responsible for creating “business environment” and jobs. On Thursday, […]

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20-year-old shot dead in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri

Man shot dead in northeast Delhi

February 1, 2019 9:49 pm

New Delhi: A 38-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by two bike-borne men in northeast Delhi’s Dayalpur area, police said Friday. The deceased has been identified as Subhash Rawat, a resident of Dayalpur, they said. He was working as a cable operator, they added. “Police received a call at around 9.45 pm Thursday where the […]

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RCom to go for insolvency as it fails to repay debt

February 1, 2019 9:49 pm

New Delhi: Reliance Communications will opt for insolvency proceedings as it failed to sell assets to pay for its debt, the Anil Ambani-led telecom company said Friday. “RCom board of directors decides upon implementation of debt resolution plans through NCLT framework,” the company said in a statement. The Board of Directors of RCom Friday reviewed […]

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Case registered on missing idols after over 40 yrs

Meghalaya paper leak: police seek cyber expert’s help

February 1, 2019 9:32 pm

Shillong: The Meghalaya Police is taking the help of a cyber expert to examine the alleged leakage of the Meghalaya Teachers’ Eligibility Test (MTET) question papers hours before the examination on Thursday. Photos of the question paper flooded the social media since early morning, though the examinations were held as scheduled. The leakage was reported […]

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Fresh snowfall, rain in HP; cold wave intensifies

Fresh snowfall, rain in HP; cold wave intensifies

February 1, 2019 9:26 pm

Shimla: Cold wave conditions intensified in Himachal Pradesh as fresh snowfall and rain in parts of the state caused the minimum temperature to dip further on Friday, even as the meteorological department predicted more snow and rainfall next week. Tourist spots Dalhousie (45 cm), Kufri (10 cm) and Manali (2 cm) received snow from 5.30 […]

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Occultist in Bihar seeks permission for human sacrifice

February 1, 2019 9:25 pm

Begusarai (Bihar): An occultist here has sent the Begusarai authorities into a tizzy with an “application” seeking permission for human sacrifice to propitiate his deity. In a video that was shared widely, the occultist purportedly claimed that human sacrifice is not a crime and he is going to sacrifice his son, an engineer, first. Surendra […]

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Bovine bill to be introduced in Himachal assembly

Bovine bill to be introduced in Himachal assembly

February 1, 2019 9:11 pm

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh cabinet Friday gave its nod to the Bovine Breeding Bill, paving the way for its tabling in the state assembly, an official said. The cabinet met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the official added. The Himachal Pradesh Bovine Breeding Bill, 2019 will focus on improving the […]

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Air passenger held for illegally carrying 10K USD

Forex kitty swells by USD 1.5 bn to USD 398.18 bn

February 1, 2019 9:08 pm

Mumbai: The country’s foreign exchange reserves climbed by USD 1.497 billion to reach USD 398.178 billion for the week to January 25, mainly due to a jump in core currency assets, Reserve Bank data showed Friday. The overall reserves had dipped by USD 671 million to USD 396.68 billion in the previous week. In the […]

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Case registered on missing idols after over 40 yrs

Cong govt in MP increases honorarium of temple priests

February 1, 2019 9:03 pm

Bhopal: The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh Friday hiked the honorarium of priests of Hindu temples, and also announced financial help to the shrines which offer shelter to cows. The move, an apparent bid to counter BJP’s Hindutva politics, comes ahead of general elections. Around 25,000 priests serving at government-managed temples will get Rs 3,000 […]

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ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 on Feb 6

Arianespace to launch GSAT-31 on Feb 6

February 1, 2019 8:59 pm

Bengaluru: India will launch its latest communication satellite onboard European launch services provider Arianespaces launch vehicle on February 6 from French Guiana, Indian Space Research Organisation said Friday. According to Arianespace, the launch of Ariane-5 (VA 247) is scheduled for 2:31 am India time on Wednesday. Weighing about 2,535 kg, the Indian satellite, GSAT-31, will […]

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