Archive for November 24th, 2017

Rahul to lead Congress from front in 2019 poll

The Crown Prince of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, has reached the last lap of becoming the party president as early as December 5 uncontested, a day after he presents his nomination papers to the party’s election office. His leadership has been endorsed by all State units of the Congress…

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Gurugram to host 2-day South Korean culture and tourism festival

Gurugram, Nov 24 Aiming to popularise South Korea as a favourite travel destination for Indians, the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) will organise an art and culture festival here.

The two-day “Korea Festival 2017” showcasing the country’s famous tourist destinations, delicacies, art, culture and heritage, will be held on…

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‘Courting Politics’ a much-needed ode to 9 lawyer-politicians

New Delhi, Nov 24  One is described as calm as a millpond, another as an “incredible flirt” who terms himself a “sinner with a clean conscience”; then there is a “details lawyer” and another who is “arrogant about his gumption”. What binds these four individuals, and five others, together is…

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Protests against ‘Padmavati’ in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24  A group of people on Friday staged a protest outside the Azadpur Metro station here against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”.

The group, Rashtriya Chetna Manch, burnt Bhansali’s effigy.

Additional DCP Vijayanta Arya told IANS: “A call was received that at least 50…

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SBI to launch YONO lifestyle-cum-banking app, portal

New Delhi, Nov 24 State Bank of India (SBI) will unveil the country’s first integrated lifestyle and banking digital platform on Friday to be launched here by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, according to a statement from the public sector bank.

YONO, the acronym for ‘You Only Need One’, will…

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Bharti family to pledge Rs 7,000 crore of wealth towards philanthropy

New Delhi, Nov 23  The Bharti family, led by industrialist Sunil Bharti Mittal announced on Thursday it would pledge 10 per cent of its wealth, which is approximately Rs 7,000 crore, including its three per cent stake in group flagship Bharti Airtel, towards supporting the activities of Bharti Foundation…

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Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

Islamabad, Nov 23  Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his “leave of absence” was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Dar was relieved on Wednesday of his three roles, including his portfolio in the Finance Ministry and has been informed of the…

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Trump praises US troops in Thanksgiving message

Washington, Nov 24  President Donald Trump highlighted how the US military was “really winning” since he took office as he spoke to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, the media reported.

After sending out two tweets on Thursday praising his own…

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Mitsubishi Materials shares plunge after fake data scandal

Tokyo, Nov 24  Shares of Mitsubishi Materials, a division of one of Japan’s biggest conglomerates, plunged over 8 per cent on Friday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after admitting that its subsidiaries had falsified technical specifications of their products.

At 10.30 a.m., an hour and a half…

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Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23  The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali and Minister for the Office of the…

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