Archive for January 9th, 2018

India today faces lack of jobs, rise of divisiveness: Rahul

Manama, Jan 9  Highlighting how job creation in India is at an eight-year-low, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the two threats facing India under the Narendra Modi government are inability to create jobs and the rise in the forces of hatred and division.

Addressing the Indian…

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UP shivers as fog, cold wave returns

Lucknow, Jan 9 After a brief respite, the weather turned extremely cold in most parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow and neighbouring areas on Tuesday, officials said.

Fog descended on the state capital since Monday night and continued till early Tuesday morning.

The mercury was recorded at 5.5 degrees…

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A.R. Rahman honoured to be face of Sikkim

Gangtok, Jan 9 Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Monday was officially announced the first brand ambassador of Sikkim. He said he is honoured to be the face of a state which is not just visually but also culturally beautiful.

Rahman was honoured here at the onset of ‘The…

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‘Padmavat’ to release on January 25 across India but not in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Jan 8  Going by the popular mood in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Monday said Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmavati’, now rechristened as ‘Padmavat’, will not be released in the cinema halls of the state.

“The sacrifice by Queen Padmini (also known as Padmavati) is a…

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IndiGo to commence flights to Colombo from Jan 20

New Delhi, Jan 9 Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday said that it will commence daily direct flights from Chennai and Bengaluru to Colombo from January 20.

“Both corporate and leisure passengers travelling to and from Colombo will get the opportunity to experience on-time, affordable and a hassle-free…

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Coal India hike prices

Kolkata, Jan 9  The Coal India board on Tuesday approved non-coking coal price hike for both power and non-power consumers.

The price increase is expected to push the miner’s revenue up by Rs 1,956 crore for the remaining period of the current fiscal.

The price revision…

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Government awaiting Apple proposal for making in India: Prabhu

New Delhi, Jan 9  India is awaiting an appropriate proposal from US tech giant Apple to set up a manufacturing unit in the country, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Monday.
Briefing reporters here after a meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion, the Minister said India…

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First gay weddings take place in Australia

Canberra, Jan 9  Same-sex weddings took place across Australia on Tuesday, as Australia celebrated its first official day of marriage equality.

In December, Australia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage following a postal survey of 12.7 million people which returned a 61.6 per cent…

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Facebook to shut down its virtual assistant ‘M’

San Francisco, Jan 9  Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.

According to a report in The Verge, ‘M’ which was available through a bot on Facebook Messenger and it was available to only about 2,000…

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