Archive for January 8th, 2018

We’re not here to only enjoy fruits: Nitish tells politicians

Jammu, Jan 8 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today offered a piece of advice to politicians, like him, some of whom after becoming a part of the government unfortunately forget to serve people and think they are there to “only enjoy fruits”.

Addressing party workers in Jammu city, Kumar…

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TN bus strike continues, court against sacking of strikers

Chennai, Jan 8 :   As a strike that has virtually crippled Tamil Nadu’s state-run bus service continued for the fifth day, the Madras High Court on Monday again asked the employees to resume work and told the government not to sack any striker.

Tens of thousands of commuters continued…

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Districts to be export units, looking at logistics ministry: Prabhu

New Delhi, Jan 8 :   The Union Commerce Ministry has decided to make the country’s districts as the operative unit as part of a revamped strategy for boosting exports that would incentivise the states, and has asked them to appoint nodal officers at district level towards this end, Commerce Minister…

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Pressure groups urge Modi to defer Nagaland assembly polls

Kohima, Jan 8 :  With the Assembly polls in Nagaland likely to be announced this week, pressure groups have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the elections due to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency.
The term of the 60-member Nagaland assembly expires on March 13, 2019.
Against Corruption…

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Rajasthan MLA attacks Modi, hints at new party

Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 8 : Independent MLA Hanuman Beliwal has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi while announcing that Rajasthan needed a new political party to provide an alternative to both the BJP and the Congress.

Beliwal made the announcement at a huge rally of farmers here on Sunday. He said the…

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SC refers plea against section 377 of IPC to larger bench

New Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a plea seeking decriminalisation of gay sex between two consenting adults.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the issue arising out of section 377 of…

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Conference at BU

New Delhi  Jan, 8:  Indian students are recognised globally and they have to become aware of not just their immediate culture but of that of the world, said Hans Hoyer, secretary general, International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) while addressing a gathering of professors and industry practitioners at the…

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Swaraj meets Singaporean counterpart; discusses trade

Singapore, Jan 8 (PTI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met with her Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan here and discussed bilateral and multilateral issues relating to the economic and strategic partnership, officials said.

The two leaders also discussed the enormous potential for cooperation between ASEAN and India, officials said…

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Kidman, Moss hail ‘power of women’ at Golden Globes

Los Angeles, Jan 8 :   Actresses Nicole Kidman, Rachel Brosnahan and Elisabeth Moss took home the Golden Globe Award for “Big Little Lies”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisela and “The Handmaid’s Tale” respectively, and hailed “power of women” while accepting the accolade.

Kidman took home the award in the Best Performance…

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Misty Monday in Delhi, 18 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Jan 8 :  It was a cold and foggy morning here on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at five degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the weather office said.

The Met has predicted a misty day ahead. Visibility stood at 800 metres and humidity was…

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