Archive for October 21st, 2015

Jaipur Literature Festival announces its annual writing competition

New Delhi, Oct 21 For everyone who loves literature, the highly acclaimed ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has announced its popular ‘Annual Writing Competition’, which allows winners to blog officially for the festival.

Held in association with Teamwork Arts, in its second year, the Annual Writing Competition offers bloggers and writers…

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Wipro net up 7 percent in second quarter

Bengaluru, Oct 21 Software major Wipro Ltd has posted a net profit of Rs,2,240 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of this fiscal (2015-16), registering seven percent year-on-year (YoY) growth as per the Indian accounting standard.

In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, the IT…

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IAF chopper makes emergency landing in Mumbai (Lead)

Mumbai, Oct 21   An Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopter made an emergency landing on a ground in the congested central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex here on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. There were no casualties.

There were at least four airmen on board who officials said were…

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General Motors launches SUV Trailblazer

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer General Motors India on Wednesday launched sports utility vehicle (SUV) Chevrolet Trailblazer priced at Rs.26.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

“The Trailblazer is Chevrolet’s toughest yet most refined SUV, offering premium ride and handling dynamics,” said Arvind Saxena, president and managing…

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Durga Puja, Dussehra halt Bihar campaign

Patna, Oct 21 Patna, Oct 21 Thanks to the final day of Durga Puja and Dussehra, most star campaigners in the Bihar election will take rest on Thursday.

It will probably the first major break after a nearly month of non-stop election rallies for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP…

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Sehwag had great mental strength, I will miss him: Ian Chappell

Melbourne, Oct 21 Melbourne, Oct 21 Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell on Wednesday heaped praise on recently retired India batsman Virender Sehwag, terming him as someone unique with great mental strength, also adding that he will miss the 37-year-old’s “like it or lump it” style of…

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India, Maldives sign treaty on legal aid

New Delhi, Oct 21 A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of a mutu al legal assistance treaty between India and the Maldives.

The signing aims to enhance effectiveness of both countries in investigation and prosecution of crime through cooperation and mutual legal…

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Call drop penalty norms fraught with glitches: Analysts

New Delhi, Oct 21 The Indian telecom watchdog’s decision to penalise mobile phone service providers for call drops is fraught with glitches as it ignores issues like technical hurdles in assigning reasons, poor spectrum policy and obstacles in roll-out of towers, analysts maintain.

On the face of it…

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Army aircraft crashes in Meghalaya, two injured

Shillong, Oct 21  A microlight aircraft of the Indian Army crashed on Wednesday in Meghalaya. Two army officials, including a pilot, were injured, an official said.

“A microlight aircraft of the army aviation corps crashed after taking off from Advance Landing Ground of the Indian Air Force in Upper Shillong…

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Much before the last of American troops have left Afghanistan, the world’s terrorist nursery has begun implementing its plan to establish control over parts of the war-ravaged country through surrogate Taliban. The fall of Kunduz to Taliban under its new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour — though it was partly…

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