Archive for August 11th, 2017
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Milkha appointed WHO ambassador

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Legendary athlete Milkha Singh was on Friday appointed the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region, the WHO confirmed in a statement.

“Promoting physical activity for health is an important intervention, which is expected to get a…

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SBI standalone net profit at Rs 2,005 cr, NPA shoots up

Mumbai, Aug 11:   The State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said its standalone net profit went down to Rs 2,005.53 crore during the first quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal.

In a regulatory filing in BSE, the bank said it has posted a net profit of Rs…

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Hike messenger acquires startup firm Creo

New Delhi, Aug 11 :   Indias first home-grown messaging app Hike on Friday announced it had acquired Bengaluru-based technology startup firm Creo for an undisclosed sum.
Creo was founded in December 2013 by Sai Srinivas Kiran G and Shubham Malhotra. Both Srinivas and Malhotra were previously associated with Hike…

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New textbook on tourism authored by Indian industry practitioners launched

New Delhi, Aug 11: A new textbook on tourism written by industry practitioners in India has been launched to offer students a fresh, Indian perspective on the skill-oriented, knowledge-based and multi-disciplinary arena of the travel and tourism business.

 The book, An Introduction to the Business of Tourism…

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Never said anything about not wanting to do ‘Aashiqui 3’: Alia

Mumbai, Aug 11 :  Actress Alia Bhatt on Friday reacted to reports that she is not keen to feature in “Aashiqui 3”, an upcoming instalment in a franchise started by her father Mahesh Bhatt back in 1990.

She also teased that the “special” collaboration with her father will “take time”.

“Never…

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‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’: A directorial triumph

Film: “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”; Director: Shree Narayan Singh; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma, Sudhir Pande and Anupam Kher; Rating: ****

There is a point of no return in the plot when we, the audience, become so immersed in the protagonist’s crusade for a better tomorrow that we…

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Heavy rain likely in Himachal

Shimla, Aug 11 :  Himachal Pradesh is set to receive heavy rainfall this weekend, the Met office said on Friday. Motorists have been asked to check road conditions before travelling to the interiors as there may be landslides.

“The entire state is likely to experience heavy spells of rainfall till August…

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Ayodhya dispute: SC grants three months for translating historic documents

New Delhi , Aug 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday granted three months time for translating the historic documents in the two-decade-old Ayodhya dispute.

The apex court fixed the matter for further hearing on December 5.

The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice…

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GST won’t put any pressure on GDP growth, says Rangarajan

Hyderabad, Aug 11 (PTI) Former Reserve Bank Governor C Rangarajan today said the GST rollout has been smooth barring some initial hick ups and maintained the new regime is just an extension of Value-Added Tax (VAT) and will not put any pressure on GDP growth figures.

“I don’t…

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