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Indian economy growing, but not generating jobs: Rahul

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Mysuru (Karnataka)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday lamented that the Indian economy was growing but not generating jobs for the citizens. "We are growing decently as an economy, but we are not creating jobs because those who have skills aren't getting access to finance and support," Gandhi said while interacting with students at Maharani's Arts and Commerce College for Women here. Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the poll-bound Karnataka's old Mysuru region, was taking questions from the students...

Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages, Sonos withdraws ads

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Los Angeles

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continued to take its toll on Facebook on Friday as verified SpaceX and Tesla pages on the social network disappeared and speaker company Sonos decided to pull its ads off several social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, for a week. Earlier, Mozilla announced that it was pulling its Facebook ads in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and continued concerns over data security, according to an Engadget report. The Facebook pages of SpaceX and...

French supermarket attack: Police 'hero' dies of wounds

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Paris

A French police officer who swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket siege in Trebes has died, a minister said on Saturday. Announcing the Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame's death on Twitter, Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said: "He died for his country. France will never forget his heroism, his bravery, his sacrifice," reports the BBC. The gendarme helped bring an end to a gunman's shooting spree on Friday that killed three in southern France. The radical Islamist gunman, Redouane Lakdim, 25,...

BJP at 69, Congress at 50 in Rajya Sabha after polls

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The BJP has made a significant gain of 11 additional seats while the Congress made an overall loss of four in the biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats, consolidating the saffron party's position in the House and leaving its main rival far behind. Its 28 candidates emerged victorious in the polls held yesterday against 17 retiring members, while the Congress won only 10 seats while 14 of its members will retire next week. A calculation of tallies show that...

ED attaches Nirav Modi's properties worth Rs 25 cr

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that it has attached properties worth Rs 25 crore of diamond jeweller Nirav Modi in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 13,540 crore PNB fraud case. An ED official told IANS that the searches were carried out on Thursday at Nirav Modi's palatial residence 'Samudra Mahal' in Mumbai along with a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team. The official also said that the searches continued till Saturday morning and resulted in...

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Srinagar

Two foreign militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. "The militants killed in the Shistargam village gunfight have been identified as foreigners and most likely of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit," police sources said. The gunfight started on Friday evening when security personnel from the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations Group (SOG) surrounded the village following a tip-off about the holed-up militants. ...

Fourth fodder case: Lalu sentenced to 7 years each on two counts

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Ranchi

A special CBI court here on Saturday sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seven years in jail each in two cases pertaining to the fourth fodder scam case and fined him Rs 60 lakh. It was not immediately clear whether the two sentences would run concurrently or consecutively. Lalu Prasad's lawyer said that a clarity on this would be available in the evening. CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the sentence. "Lalu Prasad has been awarded seven years imprisonment and slapped...

TDP quit due to politics, not development concerns: BJP chief

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Formalising the split between the two parties, BJP President Amit Shah has unleashed an attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, saying TDP's decision to quit the NDA was unilateral "guided wholly and solely by political considerations instead of development concerns". In a nine-page March 23 letter released on Saturday, Shah described as "untrue and baseless" the TDP chief's allegations that the BJP was not sensitive to the aspirations of the people of Andhra Pradesh. He said the...

China's attempt to change status quo may lead to another Doklam: Indian envoy

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Beijing

Any attempt by China to change the status quo along the Indian border may lead to another Doklam-like stand-off, India's envoy Gautam Bambawale has said, adding that the best way to prevent such incidents is through candid and frank talks. In an interview to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Bambwale said the un-demarcated border between India and China is "the most serious problem between the two countries" and they need to redefine the boundary soon. Bambawale said New...

Minor gangraped and set ablaze

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | PTI | Nagaon (Assam)

A minor girl was allegedly gangraped and set on fire at Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon in Nagaon district, police said today. One Zakir Hussain and four others raped the Class-V girl when she was alone at home after returning from school last evening, they said. After committing the crime the rapists poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze. The girl died this morning at the B P civil hospital here where she was admitted in a critical condition. The...

On hunger strike, Anna says government to send draft on his demands

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Social activist Anna Hazare on the second day of his hunger strike on Saturday said the government was going to send a draft on his demands of an all-power anti-graft body and relief for distressed farmers that will be discussed by the core committee of the protesters. "I have been told that the government is sending a draft. I will discuss it with the core committee," Hazare told reporters here. He has been on an indefinite hunger strike at the...

Amit Shah insulted people of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed BJP President Amit Shah's letter as an insult to people of the state. Speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief alleged that the BJP chief tried to misrepresent the facts, hurting the sentiments of the Telugu people. Defending his party's decision to quit the BJP-led NDA, Naidu said this was done to respect the feelings of people, who were feeling betrayed by the Central government....

Rahul says Law Minister 'peddling fake news', Prasad hit back

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying that he was "peddling fake news" while the legal system is collapsing. Prasad hit back, saying the pendency of cases was a legacy of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance government. He also questioned if the notice given to controversial firm Cambridge Analytica bothered him personally. In a tweet on Saturday, Gandhi said the legal system is "collapsing under pending cases". He said there were over 55,000 pending cases in...

7 rebel JD-S MLAs in Karnataka resign from party, house

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | IANS | bengaluru

Seven Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) lawmakers in Karnataka on Saturday resigned from the party, a day after saying they voted for the Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls, and will join the Congress on Sunday. Legislators B.Z. Zaheer Ahmed Khan, R. Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, N. Chaluvaraya Swamy, Iqbal Ansari, H.C. Balakrishna, Ramesh Bandi Siddegowda and Bheema Naik have resigned from the party, JD-S state spokesman Ramesh Babu told IANS. These legislators, who were earlier suspended by the JD-S for defying the party's...

A Verna-ful car

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Rohinee Singh

After spending a month with this model, we’ve found a new-found regard for Hyundai sedans Several years ago when the Hyundai Accent first came to India, there was one in the family, and while the Accent was certainly a comfortable car and brought in a standard of comfort that Indian sedans...

Begin anew

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Pioneer

Delhiites can now experience the tourist kiosks, souvenir shops at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary which will be a summer escape As soon as the first rays of sun shine, the birds start chirping. It is a beautiful sight to behold when hundreds of birds swoop down over the lake for...

Trend Blazer

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Pioneer

Mixed reactions to Ek Do Teen Actor Tiger Shroff says the team was prepared for mixed reactions for the remake version of Madhuri Dixit's chartbuster song Ek Do Teen as they were tampering with a classic. Baaghi 2 recently launched the revamped version of Ek Do Teen, a cult...

Experimental connect

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Team Viva

Curator Gayatri Singh spoke to Team Viva about the collaborative efforts of artists to interpret Transitional Spaces Transition means different things in different realms. In its simplest form, it is an in-between state. In architecture, it connects two spaces. These spaces in turn allow us to explore and understand change. Our...

Classics to contemporary

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

Italian chef Ivan Chieregatti serves his heart and soul in the plate for an unforgettable dining experience. By Ramya Palisetty Straight to the point, Chef Ivan Chieregatti believes in being aware of the new trends, following updates on the latest cuisines and training constantly. All these are extensions of an individual...

Detox your way this festive season

Friday, 23 March 2018 | Pioneer

The healthy and light Navratri diet has various benefits for the fitness conscious Navratri is a time where Indians follow a traditional diet that is healthy and helps in the detoxification of the system. The dishes comprise every nutritional category one can imagine. Saatvik food is extremely healthy.The traditional flours and...

BCCI gives clean chit to Shami

Friday, 23 March 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The BCCI on Thursday cleared India speedster Mohammed Shami's central contract after its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) exonerated him of corruption charges levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan. Shami has been given a Grade 'B' annual contract, which will make him richer by Rs 3 crore. He will also be free to...


Friday, 23 March 2018 | Agencies

‘do not want 2022 CWG boycott’ new delhi: Star marksman Jitu Rai on Thursday said the imminent dropping of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games would be a huge loss to the country but felt that India should not resort to a boycott of the quadrennial multi-sporting event due to...

Osaka knocks out Serena in straight sets

Friday, 23 March 2018 | AP | Miami

Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round here on Wednesday, slumping to a straight-set defeat against Japan's Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world number one's comeback. Osaka, who won her first major title in Indian Wells last weekend, was superior throughout and...

Australia overpower India

Friday, 23 March 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

Australian women maintained their stranglehold on India with a record-equalling six-wicket victory in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-Series, here on Thursday. The Southern Stars thus maintained their unbeaten record on tour having outclassed the hosts 3-0 in the ODI series. While the format changed from 50 to 20 overs but...


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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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Horticulture centres with Israeli aid await nod

23 Mar 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A proposal to set up two centres of excellence, one in floriculture and another in citrus fruits, in Madhya Pradesh with the cooperation of Israel is awaiting the Centre's green-signal. While talking to media persons here on Thursday, Israel Consul General in Mumbai Yaakov Finkelstein told, “India and Israel are working on to strengthen the partnership and cooperation in the fields of agriculture and water...

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