Archive for February 8th, 2018

NTPC invites bids for agro residue procurement

New Delhi, Feb 8 :  The National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) has invited bids for procurement of 1,000 tonnes of agricultural biomass on daily basis for its power plant in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to provide an alternative to stubble burning — a major reason for air pollution in northern India…

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SDF slams Mamata over Darjeeling unrest

Gangtok/Kolkata, Feb 8 :  Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that Sikkim was fomenting trouble in Darjeeling, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Thursday warned it will take up the issue in the “right quarters”.

“We condemn her allegation, and this is serious and we will…

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Congress to work with like-minded parties in Lok Sabha polls: Sonia

New Delhi, Feb 8 :  Seeing “winds of change” after the Gujarat Assembly and Rajasthan by-elections, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said her party will work with like-minded parties to defeat the BJP in the next general elections which she felt could be held early.

She also expressed…

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Modi government foregoing ‘fiscal prudence’, worsening deficit: Chidamabaram

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of “abandoning fiscal prudence” and worsening the fiscal deficit and demanded to know as to how many jobs meeting International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards were created in the last four years as against…

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Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Dhaka, Feb 8 (PTI) Bangladesh’s ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case.

Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in the capital , Dhaka, in connection with embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000…

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Amarinder meets Rahul to discuss party re-organization

Chandigarh/New Delhi, Feb 8 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi to discuss the re-organization of the Punjab unit of the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC…

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Smriti stars in India’s huge win over S. Africa in women’s 2nd ODI

Kimberley, Feb 8 Opener Smriti Mandhana struck 135 runs to help the Indian women’s cricket team hammer South Africa by 178 runs as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match One-day International series, part of the ICC Women’s Championship, here on Wednesday.

Smriti…

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Kohli’s 34th ODI ton propels India to 303/6 in 3rd match

Cape Town, Feb 8 Skipper Virat Kohli slammed his 34th One-day International ton to help India post a competitive 303/6 against South Africa, even as the visitors’ untested middle order failed to click in the third of the six-match ODI series, at Newlands here on Wednesday.

Continuing…

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Acne may lead to increased risk of depression

Toronto, Feb 8 Acne problem? You may be at higher risk of depression as researchers have found that patients with acne have significantly increased risk of developing major depression in the first five years after diagnosis.

“This study highlights an important link between skin disease and mental illness,” said the…

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