Archive for March, 2018

The notion of ‘Bharatiyata’

Comrade Brinda Karat of “Dum Dum Dawai” fame, like her comrades and other co-ideologues, has started pontificating on nation, nationalism, culture, and the RSS. A favourite pastime for fascists is to indulge in trying to delineate, describe, and articulate issues about which they know precious little. Such obfuscation helps…

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Diljit, Dulquer, Shruti Haasan to endorse Gionee

Mumbai, March 31 : Actors Diljit Dosanjh, Dulquer Salmaan and Shruti Haasan were on Friday named regional ambassadors of smartphone company Gionee.

The three popular stars will be the face of the company’s Selfiestan campaign targeting the tribe of selfie-lovers, the company announced on a day when pre-booking…

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China warns India against allowing Dalai to visit Arunachal

Beijing, Mar 31 (PTI) For the second time in a month, China today warned India of “serious damage” to bilateral ties if it allows the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh as Beijing asked New Delhi to honour its “political pledges” on the Tibet issue.

“We are seriously concerned about…

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EIB makes 200 mn euro loan to SBI for mega-solar projects

Mumbai, March 31 :  The European Investment Bank on Friday announced a euro 200 million (Rs 1,400 crore) longterm loan to State Bank of India to finance mega-solar projects in the country.

The loan will support a total investment of euro 650 million in five different large-scale photo…

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Tata Motors bets big on new generation cars, remains optimistic in FY18

Kolkata, March 31:  Automobile major Tata Motors which achieved close to 20 per cent growth in its passenger car sales in the first 11 months of the current fiscal is “optimistic” about its sales growth in 2017-18, a top company official said on Friday.

“Nationally, we are growing close…

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Pakistan trying to destabilize India: Rajnath

New Delhi, March 31 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday accused Pakistan of trying to destabilize India and said cross-border terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir egged youths to stone security forces.
“Not only the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the terrorists are trying to destabilize the whole country…

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SC bans hotels, restaurants along highways from serving liquor

New Delhi, March 31 :  The Supreme Court on Friday said hotels and restaurants falling within 500 metres on either side of the national and state highways cannot serve liquor.
A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice L. Nageswara Rao, however, relaxed the ban…

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Rs 1.15 lakh cr more currency needed for optimal remonetisation: SBI

Mumbai, March 31 :  The RBI needs to print an additional Rs 1.15 lakh crore-worth of currency notes to reach a level of optimal remonetisation, with Rs 13.12 lakh crore already in circulation as on March 24, the State Bank of India (SBI) said on Friday.

“We believe…

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Sushma to make statement over Nigerian students’ attacks

New Delhi, March 31:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is set to make a statement in Parliament next week on the attacks on Nigerian students in Greater Noida, a top official announced on Friday.
“The incident of attacks on the African students are unfortunate. Sushma Swaraj spoke to Uttar Pradesh…

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