Archive for September 8th, 2017

Strike balance between environment, development: Parrikar

Panaji, Sep 8 :  Stressing the importance of striking a balance between development and environment, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he once told environmentalists to give up travelling in cars, if they wanted mining to be completely stopped in the state.

“There has to be a balance between…

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Mobile, dongle internet suspended in Sirsa district

Chandigarh, Sep 8 :  As authorities launched a search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa town on Friday, the Haryana government announced suspension of all mobile and dongle internet services, except voice calls, in Sirsa district till September 10.

A Home Department spokesman said the decision was taken…

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Reliance Energy launches ELEKTRA bot for better customer service

Mumbai, Sep 8 :   Reliance Energy announced the launch of ELEKTRA, a digital assistant bot powered by artificial intelligence, to provide automated machine responses to customer complaints, requests and enquiries, an official said here on Friday.

When a customer logs onto Reliance Energy site of Facebook page, ELEKTRA will appear and…

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Odisha seeks 33% free power from thermal plants

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the central government to consider providing 25-33 per cent of free power from thermal power generating stations to the coal bearing states.

The Chief Minister put forth the demand during a discussion with Union Power Secretary Ajay…

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What Satya Nadella’s first book ‘Hit Refresh’ will unravel

San Francisco, Sep 8 (IANS) India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s first book “Hit Refresh” will give an account of his personal journey so far, the company’s ongoing transformation, and the coming wave of technological and economic change.

Set to hit the stands on September 26, Nadella has…

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Pahlaj Nihalani’s Julie 2 to clash with Janak Toprani’s Call for Fun

New Delhi  Sep 8 (ANI-NewsVoir): 2017 has proved that ‘content is king’. Content is today defining box office success. Call For Fun ,the Bollywood film works on this very formula – of contemporary and novel content.

Produced by Filmquest, Call For Fun scripted and directed by theatre veteran Janak Toprani…

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Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng reach US Open semis

New York, Sep 8 (PTI) India’s Sania Mirza reached her first Grand Slam semifinal of the 2017 season with Shuai Peng after edging past Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in a close two-set battle at the US Open, here.

The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese pair dispatched the fifth…

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Pak PM inaugurates China-backed fifth nuclear power plant

Islamabad, Sep 8 (PTI) Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The fifth nuclear plant C-4 plant is located at Chashma in Mianwali district of the Punjab…

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Additi Gupta not interested in playing mom again

Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Actress Additi Gupta, who essayed the role of a mother in “Qubool Hai”, says that she doesn’t want to portray a mother on screen again.

“I did a cameo in ‘Ishqbaaaz’ because the production house was good and I have worked with them and I…

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Let India grow at 8-10% for 10 yrs before chest-thumping:Rajan

New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) With India trailing China on economic growth post demonetisation, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said the government should not have done “chest-thumping” on being the fastest-growing economy without achieving very strong GDP expansion for 10 years.

In an interview to PTI, he…

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