Archive for January 5th, 2018

Is there any deal between you and Sushil Gupta: BJP asks Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 5 :  The BJP on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for naming city businessman Sushil Gupta as AAP’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha and asked if there was any “deal”.

At a time, when the number of beds in government hospitals were falling, a private…

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Mamata launches West Bengal government’s official emblem

Kolkata, Jan 5 :  The West Bengal government on Friday launched its official emblem, conceptualised and designed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, two days after getting the approval from the central government.

Terming the occasion as “historic”, she said the state emblem – the “Biswa Bangla” logo with Ashoka Pillar of the…

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US freezes over $1 bn military aid to Pak over terror inaction

Washington, Jan 5 (PTI) Putting Pakistan on notice, the US on Thursday suspended over USD 1.15 billion in security aid and the supply of military equipment to it for failing to clamp down on the dreaded Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network terror groups and dismantle their sanctuaries on…

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Lalu Prasad seeks minimum punishment in fodder scam

Ranchi, Jan 5 :  RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday sought a lenient view of the special CBI court on quantum of sentence in a fodder scam case he was convicted in on December 23.
The former Bihar Chief Minister and other convicts were produced through video conferencing before special Central…

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Rajya Sabha lost 34 hours due to disruptions: Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned sine die with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urging members to seriously introspect on their conduct in the House which lost almost 34 hours due to frequent disruptions.

The Rajya Sabha, which had 13 sittings during the winter session that…

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Juhi’s kids not thinking of Bollywood

New Delhi, Jan 5 :  Actress Juhi Chawla says her children, Arjun and Jahnavi, are not thinking about entering Bollywood at the moment. But she will be “thrilled” if they decide to get into showbiz.

The actress is married to businessman Jai Mehta.

“Jahnavi is academically inclined. She is extremely brilliant…

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Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Mumbai, Jan 5 : Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on opened higher on Friday.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 33,969.64 points on Thursday, opened higher at 34,021.27 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting…

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Positive impact of growth measures to be seen in long term: FM

New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today assured that the positive impact of the economic measures being taken by the government would be seen in medium to long term.

The minister, in a debate ‘short-term discussion on the state of economy’ in the Rajya Sabha, said…

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Bus strike hits commuters in Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) Jan. 5 (ANI): An indefinite strike called by the state transport workers’ unions in Tamil Nadu has left scores of commuters stranded in various parts of the state.

A large number of people were seen queued up waiting for the private buses at the different bus stops…

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Fog hits train, flight operations in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 5 :  A moderate fog cover over the national capital region disrupted train and flight operations as visibility dropped to 300 metres on Friday.

Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here were affected due to the low visibility and at least 15 flights were delayed. 

The…

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