Archive for October 27th, 2015

LIC hand over Rs.2,000 crore loan cheque to Railways

 New Delhi, Oct 27 ,State-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on Tuesday presented a cheque of Rs.2,000 crore to Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) as the first tranche of funding assistance for railway projects, an official statement said.

Within a fortnight of this year’s railway…

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President calls Geeta ‘symbol of India-Pakistan unity’ (Roundup)

New Delhi, Oct 27 , A day after returning to India from Pakistan where she was stranded for years, speech and hearing impaired  who called her “a symbol of India-Pakistan unity” — and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and took a ride on Delhi Metro.

“You are the daughter of both our…

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Winter skin care tips for dry skin

New Delhi, Oct 27 Brace your skin, as winter is coming. Apart from cold, foggy mornings, this season has a tendency to cause dryness and exacerbate conditions like eczema. Avoid long hot baths and substitute soaps with moisturizing cleansers to have soft skin, says an expert.

Aakriti Mehra, dermatologist and…

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It’s worrying to do comedy films: Kunal Kemmu

Mumbai, Oct 27 Actor Kunal Kemmu, who is gearing up for the release of “Guddu Ki Gun”, says he always finds comedy films a “bit worrying” to work on.

“I am very excited for watching ‘Guddu ki Gun’ with family and friends. But it’s always a little bit worrying…

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Blackberry appoints new managing director in India

New Delhi, Oct 27 Canadian wireless handheld devices and services company BlackBerry on Tuesday said that it has appointed Narendra Nayak as its new managing director in India.

Nayak will be responsible for driving BlackBerry’s software and services business through all channels in India – direct enterprise customers, network operators…

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Taj Mahal more stunning than I expected: Zuckerberg

Agra, Oct 27 Social networking giant Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday visited the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra city and said: “It is even more stunning than I expected.”

“I’m in India for our Townhall Q&A tomorrow (Wednesday), and I decided to visit…

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Arun Shourie’s views on Modi personal: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Oct 27 The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government on Tuesday said former union minister Arun Shourie’s criticism of its economic policies represented personal views.

“Shourie-ji’s view are not of the people or the party,” union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said at a…

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Mamata slams police raid at Delhi’s Kerala Bhavan

Kolkata, Oct 27 Condemning the police raid at Kerala House in New Delhi to verify if beef was served in its canteen, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called it an attempt to curb fundamental rights of the people.

“I strongly condemn what happened in Delhi at Kerala…

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Communal incidents and acts of intolerance hurt Modi Govt image abroad

Fact that President Pranab Mukherjee has felt the need of expressing his concern and apprehension on an issue thrice within a fortnight only establishes the seriousness and gravity the head of the state attaches to value of tolerance. On October 19, he sought to draw attention of his government and…

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New India, Heart of Intolerance

So finally India’s top literary body has spoken. At an emergency board meeting in New Delhi, the publicly funded Sahitya Akademi, or the National Academy of Letters, for the first time came out with a resolution strongly condemning the killing of Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and others while…

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