Archive for January 11th, 2018

India shouldn’t replicate foreign urbanisation models: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, Jan 11 :  Instead of replicating foreign models that may lead to inequitable and unbalanced urbanisation, India needs to create growth hubs across the country, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Thursday.

Given India’s diversity, it cannot afford “inequitable and unbalanced urbanisation”, he said.


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Sensex, Nifty50 close at new highs; IT, realty stocks gain

Mumbai, Jan 11 :  Key Indian equity indices on Thursday provisionally closed in the green, with both the Sensex and the Nifty50 scaling fresh closing highs.

Market observers felt that optimism ahead of the release of third quarter earnings of global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), along with healthy buying…

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Gadkari ‘attacks’ Indian Navy for obtructing Mumbai development

Mumbai, Jan 11 :  Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday “attacked” the Indian Navy for creating obstacles in “development projects in Mumbai”, including opposing the plans for a floating jetty at Nariman Point.

Recently, the Bombay High Court declined permission to a private operator for building a jetty to launch…

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Swaraj holds ‘productive’ talks with Maldivian FM: MEA

New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held “productive” talks with her Maldivian counterpart, Mohamed Asim, amidst a strain in bilateral ties over a number of issues, including the signing of an FTA between Maldives and China

“Swaraj met Mohamed Asim, Foreign Minister and Special…

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SC sends notice to Kerala CM in graft case

New Delhi, Jan 11 :  The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others on a plea by the CBI challenging their discharge in an alleged corruption case involving three hydel power projects in the state.
A bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and…

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Israel PM to arrive on Monday on six-day India trip

New Delhi, Jan 11 :  Israeli Prime Minister Prime Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here on Monday on a six-day trip to India that will also take him to Gujarat and Mumbai, the Israeli Embassy announced on Thursday.
Netanyahu will hold meetings in New Delhi with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime…

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Ex-BJP MP Nana Patole rejoins Congress

Mumbai, Jan 11 :   In a homecoming of sorts, former Maharashtra BJP MP Nana F. Patole has rejoined the Congress, a month after quitting his Lok Sabha membership from Bhandara-Gondiya, it was announced on Thursday.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi formally welcomed Patole into the party in the presence of stare…

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Facebook testing local news section on its platform

San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new feature where it will have city-specific local news, events and announcements available on its platform.

The test is currently live for a new section called “Today In” in six US cities, CNET reported on Thursday.

Users in test markets…

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Jewellery to buy for daughters

New Delhi, Jan 11 :  Go minimalistic when shopping for a jewellery piece as a gift for daughters or brides. Go for American diamond earrings so that they don’t just end up in a locker and consider customised pieces, suggest experts.

Radhika Jain, designer at MiRa and Aakash Barmecha, CEO…

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Paracetamol in pregnancy may delay daughters’ language skills

New York, Jan 11 : Women who consume acetaminophen — also known as paracetamol and widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain — during early pregnancy are six times more likely to see delay in their daughters’ language skills, warns a new study.

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol…

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