Archive for December, 2019

Emergency measures likely as pollution levels touch high levels

As Delhi and the National Capital Region continue to inhale toxins, the Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority is laying down procedures and emergency measures to curb the deteriorating air quality. The authority, appointed by the Supreme Court, has suggested the Delhi, U.P. and Haryana Governments would be required…

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Data-friendly Twitter ‘Lite’ now available in 24 countries

San Francisco, Dec 1 :  After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter is rolling out its data-friendly “Lite” Android version in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Available in Google Play Store, Twitter “Lite” (under 3MB size) loads quickly on 2G and 3G…

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle set for first royal duty

London, Dec 1 : Prince Harry and his American actress fiance Meghan Markle will visit a World Aids Day charity fair in Nottingham on Friday, as the couple’s first royal engagement.

The couple announced their engagement on Monday, reports the BBC.

The couple, who are due to marry at Windsor…

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Adelaide ton was most memorable, says Kohli

New Delhi, Dec 1 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said his century in second innings against Australia at Adelaide was the most memorable ton he made.

Kohli slammed 141 against the might Australians in the 2014 tour. Despite the century, India failed to chase down the fourth innings target…

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Swiss patronage for Kerala artist Unnikrishnan C

New Delhi Dec. 1  (ANI-Businesswire India): In a first-of-its-kind patronage in the Indian art world courtesy avid collectors Richard and Adrienne Blum of Zug, emerging artist Unnikrishnan C. gets an opportunity to showcase his works at a solo exhibition in Switzerland in March 2018.

The story…

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Kamal Haasan shoots at military academy for ‘Vishwaroopam 2’

Chennai, Dec 1 : Veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has resumed the shooting of his long-delayed project “Vishwaroopam 2” (“Vishwaroop 2” in Hindi). The final schedule of spy thriller film is taking place at the Officers Training Academy (OTS) here.

Haasan, who has written, directed and is playing the lead…

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Leh freezes at minus 11.3, cold wave sweeps valley

Srinagar, Dec 1 :Cold wave continued in the valley on Friday as the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir remained frozen with Leh recording the night’s lowest temperature at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius.

“Neighbouring Kargil town recorded a minus 7.4 as the minimum,” an official of the…

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UP Civic polls: Counting of votes begin

Lucknow  December 1 (ANI): Counting of votes of all 652 Urban Local Bodies will be held on Friday at 334 centers in Uttar Pradesh.

Polling was held in three phases on November 22, 26 and 29. It will start at 8 a.m. and results are expected by evening.


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Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Friday after India’s GDP growth recovered to 6.3 per cent during July-September.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 116.27 points or 0.35 per cent higher during the early session…

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Rahul promises loan waiver for Guj farmers if Cong wins polls

Lathi (Guj), Dec 01  (PTI) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today tried to woo farmers in Gujarat amid a high- stakes poll battle, promising that their loans would be waived if his party forms government in the state.

Calling Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani a “rubber stamp”, he alleged that…

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