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London Police returns stolen 12th century Buddha statue to India on I-Day

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | London

A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India today by the London's Metropolitan Police as part of a ceremony here to mark India's Independence Day. The bronze statue with silver inlay is one of the 14 statues stolen in 1961 from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) site museum in Nalanda and changed several hands over the years before surfacing at a London auction. Once the dealer and...

Committed to bring in triple talaq law, some people stalling it: PM

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The government is committed to bring in a law banning the practice of instant triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today even as he blamed "some people" for stalling its passage in Parliament. In his Independence Day address here, he underlined his commitment to the passage of the instant triple talaq legislation in Parliament. He blamed "some people", an apparent reference to opposition parties like the Congress, for stalling its passage in the recent Monsoon session. The bill criminalises the practice of...

No let up in torrential rains in Kerala, Kochi airport shut

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi

The death toll in Kerala has risen to 44 as there is no let up in heavy rains and the operations of the Kochi airport have been suspended till Saturday. Flights are being diverted to other airports as the state has been battered by torrential rains since August 8. In Munnar, a man hailing from neighbouring Tamil Nadu was killed and six persons were rescued after a mound of earth fell on a hotel last evening, official sources said. In a similar incident...

AAP leader Ashutosh resigns from party

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

AAP leader Ashutosh today resigned from the party citing a "very very" personal reason. "Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end.I have resigned from the party/requested PAC to accept the same. "It is purely from a very very personal reason.Thanks to party/all of them who supported me throughout," he tweeted. The journalist-turned-politician had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Chandni Chowk on an AAP ticket.

India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a manned mission to space by 2022. "In space technology, we have dreamt something, our scientists have dreamt something. And I am happy to announce that by 2022, the 75th Independence year, we are planning a manned space mission," Modi said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort. "We will put an Indian in space by 2022 or earlier," he said. He said India was proud of its scientists, who were excelling in...

India to be engine of world growth for 3 decades: PM Modi

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will be the engine of growth for the world economy for the next three decades as the "sleeping elephant" has started to run on the back of structural reforms like GST. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, he listed out the pace of reforms in the last four years of his government that pulled out the country from being considered a "fragile and...

Kejriwal refuses to accept Ashutosh's resignation

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to accept senior leader Ashutosh's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Retweeting Ashutosh's tweet announcing he was quitting the AAP for personal reasons, Kejriwal said he cannot accept the resignation at least in this lifetime. "How can we ever accept ur resignation? No, not in this lifetime," Kejriwal said.

Flag says Bharat Mata is sad: Kejriwal

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Taking a dig at the flag falling incident at the BJP headquarters on Independence Day today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it reflected that "Bharat Mata" is "sad", and added that no matter how strong, one has to bow down before the nature. Kejriwal's reaction came on a video showing BJP chief Amit unfurling the national flag that fell as he pulled the string. "Nature works in strange ways. No matter how strong one is, he has to bow down before...

Sensex, Nifty regain on strong macro,Turkish lira rebound

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty on Tuesday regained confidence after two sessions of loss on emergence of buying mainly in financial, healthcare and IT stocks as market participants cheered moderate July inflation numbers and some recovery in Turkish lira assuaged jittery investors globally. The 30-scrip Sensex rose over 207 points to...

GDP likely to grow 7.4% in FY'19: FICCI

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal, higher than the previous year, said a Ficci survey released on Tuesday. Rising oil prices however are putting pressure on the current account, while global uncertainties around trade and financial markets carry serious risks for the...

Wholesale inflation slows at 5.09% in July

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Wholesale inflation eased to 5.09 per cent in July on account of cheaper food articles, especially fruits and vegetables, Government data showed on Tuesday. The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation was recorded at 5.77 per cent in June. In July 2017, it was at 1.88 per cent. The wholesale inflation in...

5,600 job seekers at HCL drive

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | Lucknow

HCL Technologies on Tuesday said its three-day mega recruitment drive here saw a huge turnout of 5,600 young job aspirants from the city and its neighbourhood. During the recruitment drive from August 10-12, 5,600 candidates appeared in walk-in interviews wherein 120 fresh engineers and over 600 fresh non-engineering graduates were selected,...

No decision to shift Aero India from Bengaluru: Min

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | Bengaluru

Amidst a row over reports that the venue of the prestigious Aero India show would be shifted from Bengaluru to Lucknow, Union Minister Ananth Kumar has said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had confirmed that there was no decision on the matter. Kumar's statement comes after Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy...

Business Corner

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Agencies

NLCIL NETS Rs 319.63 Cr In Q1/2018-19 Lignite production in the current quarter (Q1) is 36.21 lakh tonnes (LT) compared to 37.91 LT in the corresponding quarter of previous year. Lignite production was restricted to liquidate the opening stock. Power generation in the current quarter is 4883.91 million units (MU) as...

Shaurya Chakra for Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces on the occasion of Independence Day has approved 131 Gallantry Awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces which include one Kirti Chakra, 20 Shaurya Chakras, three Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 93 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 11 Nao Sena...

CRPF tops with 95 police medals out of 942

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The CRPF on Tuesday bagged the maximum number of 95 medals including five Shaurya Chakras in the total 942 police medals announced on the eve of Independence Day for bravery and meritorious service. Two CRPF jawans from Kashmir who laid down their lives in the line of duty have been...

Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez’s I-day message to the nation

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday asserted that contentious issues and extraneous debates should not be allowed to distract us at a “pivotal moment” when the country is at the cusp of achieving many long-awaited goals. In his televised address to the nation on the eve of India’s 72nd Independence Day,...

Govt to hire 7k graduates with smartphone skills

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Good news for Delhi youth as the Planning Department of NCT has announced jobs for graduates proficient with typing on smartphones. 7000 fresh vacancies have been announced so far. The short-term basis recruitment will require the selected candidates to collect the data of each individual member of household through mobile app...

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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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