Archive for September, 2018

Government woos China telecom gear companies

After frowning upon investmentsfrom China, the government is now actively courting the likes of Huawei and ZTE that had earlier faced security hurdles.

Senior government officials told TOI that the two telecom equipment vendors along with others such as Haier, China Power and China Railway will be in India to…

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Rahul Gandhi’s ignoble tantrum

Rahul Gandhi’s outburst against the Ordinance to let the status quo continue on convicted politicians is either irresponsible or opportunistic and, in either case, unbecoming. And this is regardless of the substance of his views on the Ordinance. If he was so aggrieved by its substance, why had he…

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Comparisons are inevitable: Shraddha Kapoor

After the success of her movie ‘Aashiqui 2’, actress Shraddha Kapoor seems charged to secure a position in Bollywood. She is well aware that comparisons with her contemporaries are bound to happen and is up for it.

The 24-year-old wants to focus on her work and improve herself…

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DLF may sell Rs 900cr assets to Shriram Group

Realty giant DLF has held talks to divest some of its southern projects worth about Rs 900 crore, or $150 million, to the developer arm of the Chennai-based Shriram Group, said people directly familiar with the matter.

Shriram Properties is in discussions to acquire land parcels and not yet…

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PM humiliated at home so insulted abroad: Narendra Modi

BJP’s prime ministerial candidateNarendra Modi on Sunday seized upon Rahul Gandhi’s public denunciation of PM Manmohan Singh and his government and said that it had encouraged Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to make purportedly derisive comments about Singh.

At a well-attended rally here, the Gujarat chief minister brought…

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Verdict on Lalu Yadav in fodder scam case today

The judgment on Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav in a fodder scam case will be delivered today.

The multi-million animal husbandry department scam, popularly known as the fodder scam, accuses Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra, both former chief ministers of Bihar, ministers from the department, two IAS officials…

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Major row over Sharif purportedly calling PM ‘dehati aurat’

A major controversy erupted on Sunday over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif purportedly calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a “dehati aurat” (village woman) during a breakfast meet with two journalists in the US.
The controversy has its roots in a comment by Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir on Geo TV that…

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Cities that experienced the biggest hotel price drops this year

Hotel rates in Hanoi dropped 32 % in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2012, making the Vietnamese capital one of the top bargain destinations for 2013.

That’s according to online reservation site, which looked at cities that experienced

the biggest hotel…

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rich want parking space, poor demand sewer lines

Manicured lawns and gardens, wide roads and trimmed trees greet you in the upscale Sarvodaya Enclave colony. A few more steps into Begampur and you are transported into a world in contrast.
Though the two colonies share boundaries, the difference between the two is stark. Overflowing sewers and broken roads…

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Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai is Harvard’s humanitarian of the year

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honoured as Harvard University’s humanitarian of the year.

The 16-year-old is an outspoken proponent for girls’ education. She was at Harvard on Saturday to accept the 2013 Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award…

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