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Air Odisha takes wings; launches maiden flight

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Air Odisha on Saturday launched its maiden services under the regional connectivity scheme Udan with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurating the first flight to Mundra from here. The Bhubaneswar-based carrier, mandated to fly on 50 regional routes, had received its scheduled commuter operator (SCO) permit from the aviation regulator DGCA...

DTAA to give fillip to India and Iran trade

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | IANS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Enforcement of the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) and extension of preferential tariff would give a fillip to trade and investment between Iran and India , Masoud Karbasian, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran said here on Saturday. Karbasian was addressing an interactive meeting with Indian and Iranian business leaders,...

Skill development unit set up at gems & jewellery institute

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PTI | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

The Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Saturday opened a development centre to train students in latest technology and upgrade skills of artisans who are already part of the industry. The ‘Skill Development Centre’ has come up at the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ) in suburban Andheri. “The new...

IMF chief Lagarde warns on rate risk from US tax reform

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PTI | Paris | in Sunday Pioneer

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde warned on Saturday that economic stimulus from US tax cuts may lead to a rapid rise in interest rates which would weigh on countries with high debt levels. The International Monetary Fund was going to be “attentive” to the consequences of the reform, which notably includes a...

Business Corner

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

NORTHERN RAILWAY Gm INSPECTS MOHRI-ADARSH NAGAR RAIL SECTION General Manager, Northern Railway Vishwesh Chaube conducted an extensive inspection of Mohri- Adarsh Nagar rail section on the Delhi- Kurukshetra route on Saturday. He was accompanied by RN Singh, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Northern Railway Delhi, Principal Head of Departments & Senior Divisional...

Ties with Cong a reality in State, hints CPM in TN

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai | in Sunday Pioneer

The internecine war in the CPI(M) over a possible alliance with the Congress has been set to rest by the Tamil Nadu unit of the party. G Ramakrishnan, Polit Bureau member and secretary of the State CPI(M) made it clear that Tamil Nadu would see an alliance between his party...

Will BSP, JD(S) alliance affect chances of Cong in poll bound K’taka?

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

In a major political development in poll bound Karnataka, the third force is emerging to take on ruling Congress and its anti-incumbency factor. The JD(S) and BSP alliance, which was announced in Delhi recently, has now shifted to Karnataka where BSP supremo Mayawati and JD(S) chief Devegowda were working out...

Ready for any sacrifice for justice to Telugus: AP CM

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | V Sudhakar Rao | Amaravati | in Sunday Pioneer

Though there is a possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as indicated by Prime Minister Office, and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu meeting for first time after 2018-19 Union Budget when the CM publicly bursted out on injustice done to the State and declaring his readiness for any sacrifice...

Cong throws weight behind AIADMK in spat with BJP

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai | in Sunday Pioneer

A day after Union Minister of State for Shipping , Surface Transport and Finance Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam had a verbal spat over the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu, the BJP and the Congress have joined the issue. Interestingly, the Congress has begun...

Peace elusive in Kannur after 2 political murders in 25 days

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

The brutal murder of two youths — one an ABVP functionary and the other a Youth Congress leader — within a span of 25 days in the first two months of this year have shattered the peace dreams of the people of Kannur district that long back earned the discomforting...


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Police recover illegal coal, seize five motorbikes

19 Feb 2018 | SURESH NIKHAR | Bokaro

A police team of Bokaro Thermal police station headed by inspector cum officer-in charge Parmeshwar Leyangi on Sunday morning conducted raids at Ganjutola in Armo forest area here and seized approx 2.5 tonnes of illegal coal along with their 4 motorcycles and 5 cycles,said Bokaro SP Kartik S...

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