Archive for February, 2017

IIT, NID students win aerospace design competition

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Two students each from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Design (NID) on Tuesday won the India Aerospace Design Challenge organised by Honeywell, an official said.

Akhil Patel and Harmeet Singh from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and Harshika Jain…

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AIADMK defends Sasikala’s election as general secretary

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The AIADMK today defended the decision to appoint V K Sasikala as its interim general secretary, saying the general council of the party has the authority to make such an appointment.

In its response to the February 17 notice by the Election Commission, the AIADMK…

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Martyr’s daughter withdraws from campaign; college backs her

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) DU student Gurmehar Kaur today withdrew from her social media campaign against the ABVP after allegedly receiving threats from the members of the RSS-backed outfit and being trolled by the ruling BJP leaders.

Kaur, daughter of martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, received support from her…

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BJP seeks EC probe into ‘deletion’ of voters’ names in UP

New Delhi, Feb 28  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday moved the Election Commission seeking an inquiry into “large-scale deletion” of names of eligible voters from electoral rolls for the ongoing polls to the Uttar Pradesh assembly.

A BJP delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi submitted…

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Big B has most desired qualities: Survey

New Delhi, Feb 28 :  Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as a man with the most desired qualities, in a new survey.

Bharat Matrimony, a matrimony portal, has conducted a social media study to find out the most important criteria that were sought by single men and women while searching for their…

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India takes issue of defaulters very seriously: Jaitley

London, Feb 28 (PTI) India takes the issue of defaulters very seriously, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, indicating that he may raise the matter of liquor baron Vijay Mallya with his British counterpart.

“Certainly, when the opportunity does come, I do take that opportunity to mention it (issue of…

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Rupee gains 17 paise in early trade

Mumbai, Feb 27 (PTI) Continuing its uptrend, the rupee firmed up by another 17 paise to 66.65 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

Besides, the dollar’s weakness against some currencies…

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UN agency suspends Gaza staffer over Israeli claims

Jerusalem, Feb 27 (AFP) A United Nations agency said it was suspending a Gaza staffer accused of being politically active in the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip.

UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, said the decision had already been taken ahead of an Israeli…

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Kohli, Ashwin unmoved in latest ICC Test Rankings

Dubai, Feb 27 (PTI) Captain Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at second, while off-spinner Ravichandaran Ashwin held on to his top position in both the bowlers’ and all-rounders’ list of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday.

The Indian team, which lost the opening…

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Om Puri honoured at Oscars 2017

Los Angeles, Feb 27 : Indian actor Om Puri, whose repertoire as an actor reflected a rare realism and was popular for films like “East Is East”, “Gandhi”, “City of Joy” and “Wolf”, was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here in the “In Memoriam” montage.

Om Puri, who died…

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