Archive for December, 2018

Rannvijay to create awareness about cyber bullying

Mumbai, Dec 30 Actor-presenter Rannvijay Singha will be the face and host of the upcoming season of “Troll Police”, which will bring celebrities and their trolls face-to-face.

The objective of the show is to showcase how in today’s day and age it is no big deal…

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LG nod to Delhi government’s free treatment for accident victims scheme

New Delhi, Dec 30 Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has approved the state government’s scheme under which victims of road accidents, fire and acid attacks will get medical treatment in all city hospitals at government expense, terming it as “a step in the right direction”, an official statement said…

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GST collection shortfall widens India’s fiscal deficit

New Delhi, Dec 30 Shortfall in GST collections led to India’s fiscal deficit for the first eight months of 2017-18 reaching 112 per cent — Rs 6.12 lakh crore — of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore, official data showed on Friday.

The data…

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NTPC Group’s commercial capacity to cross 51,000 MW mark

Mumbai, Dec 30  Power major NTPC on Friday said that its commercial capacity at the group level will cross the 51,000 MW mark on December 31, 2017.

According to a BSE filing, the commencment of commercial operations of the second unit of its Kudgi Super Thermal Project will add…

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Thai fraudster sentenced to 13,275 years in prison

Bangkok, Dec 30  A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to a total of 13,275 years in prison, a media report said.

Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted to the court on Friday of running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised investors artificially high financial returns, reports the BBC.

About 40…

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Trump terminates remaining HIV/AIDS advisory council appointments

Washington, Dec 30  US President Donald Trump’s administration has terminated the appointments of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the media reported.

The dismissals come after six members resigned in June, citing “a President who simply does not care”, CNN reported on Friday.


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Trump lays out immigration deal demands

Washington, Dec 30  US President Donald Trump has said that there will be no deal to protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation without funding to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the media reported.

“The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there…

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Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Dec 30  It was a cold and foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, the weather office said.

At least 13 trains were cancelled, 36 delayed and two rescheduled due to fog in several parts of…

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Cold wave grips UP, fog disrupts normal life

Lucknow, Dec 30  Heavy fog continued to disrupt air, rail and vehicular traffic in most parts of Uttar Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Saturday, slowing down normal life as the cold wave intensified.

Visibility dropped to one metre on many state and national highways, leading to several pile…

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India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

Bengaluru, Dec 30 India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a space official on Saturday.

“We have tentatively scheduled the rocket launch at 9.30 a.m. to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including…

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