Archive for January 10th, 2018

Potato growers’ unusual protest in Lucknow

In an unusual protest, allegedly by farmers, several hundred kilogrammes of potatoes were dumped outside the U.P. Assembly building and the residence of the Chief Minister in Lucknow on the first week-end night of January 5. The farmers have been demanding a remunerative price for their potato crop…

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One cigarette can make two-thirds of adults addicts: Study

London, Jan 10 :  Smoking just one cigarette for the first time in life can make more than two-thirds of people addicts, a survey involving over 215,000 people has revealed.

In the study, over 60 per cent of adults said they had tried a cigarette once in their lifetime…

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PM congratulates skier Thakur

New Delhi, Jan 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Aanchal Thakur on winning India’s first international medal in skiing in the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey.

“The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey,” he tweeted. “Wishing…

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Lenovo unveils Next-Gen ‘Miix 630’ laptop, ‘Mirage Solo’ VR headset

Las Vegas, Jan 10 : In a bid to reach out to a large segment of buyers, Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo launched three new products here to bring tech advancement in the fields of tablet/PC, Virtual Reality (VR) and smart home devices.
Introducing the products on the second day…

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Indian designer Ruchika Sachdev wins International Woolmark Prize

Florence, Jan 10 :  Indian designer Ruchika Sachdev won the womenswear 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize here by impressing the judges with her unique way of addressing the issue of consumer waste in fashion with traditional techniques of recycling.

Excited about her victory, Sachdev said in a statement: “This is a…

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Amitabh Bachchan supports Global Appeal 2018 against leprosy

Mumbai, Jan 10 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind the 2018 Global Appeal against leprosy.

Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa of The Nippon Foundation, also the WHO goodwill ambassador for leprosy elimination since 2001, reached out to the actor to honour him at an upcoming event for a global…

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Priyanka Chopra to return with ‘Quantico’ on April 26

Los Angeles, Jan 10 (PTI) The third season of actor Priyanka Chopra’s TV show “Quantico” is all set to air on April 26.

The 35-year-old actor will reprise her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in the new installment of the ABC series.

Priyanka took to Twitter…

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Samsung India launches Galaxy A8+ smartphone for Rs 32,990

New Delhi, Jan 10 :   With an aim to make a dent in the market share of Chinese brands in the Rs 30,000-40,000 segment, Samsung India on Wednesday launched Galaxy A8+ smartphone with flagship features for Rs 32,990.

Galaxy A8+ is Samsung’s first smartphone to sport…

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National logistics plan likely by next 10-12 months: Official

Kolkata, Jan 10:   The Union Commerce Ministry, which is preparing a national integrated logistics plan, expects to come out with it by the next 10-12 months, an official said here on Wednesday.

“We are developing a national integrated logistic development plan for the country. Now, we are trying to…

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100% FDI in retail will harm retailers, shopkeepers: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 10 :  The CPI-M on Wednesday denounced the government decision to allow 100 per cent FDI through the automatic route in single brand retail trade, warning this will have “harmful consequences” for domestic retail traders and shopkeepers.

Until now, Foreign Direct Investment up to 49 per cent…

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