Archive for March, 2019

Shah ‘heckled’ over anti-Dalit remarks by Minister Hegde

Mysuru (Karnataka), March 31 :  BJP National President Amit Shah on Friday was ‘heckled’ by angry protesters who raised slogans against anti-Dalit remarks by Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde a few months ago.

Shah, who is on a two-day visit to the old Mysuru region in the poll-bound…

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Three killed in UP dust storm

Lucknow, March 31 :  Three people were killed after a dust storm hit Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

One person was killed after a wooden shaft collapsed on him in Gonda while two labourers died in Azamgarh when the roof of an under-construction building fell on them.

The deaths…

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Kejriwal postpones hunger strike over sealing issue

New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has postponed his hunger strike that he had announced earlier this month, saying he would sit on fast if the ongoing sealing drive was not stopped in the city by March 31.

According to the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme…

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Huawei posts 28% rise in 2017 net profit, to hike R&D investments

New Delhi, March 30 :  Eyeing the growth-driven Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G markets, Shenzhen-based Huawei on Friday reported net profit of 47.5 billion yuan ($7.3 billion) for 2017, an increase of 28.1 per cent year-on-year, and registered revenue of 603.6…

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Gender inequality behind microphone widening in male-dominated Bollywood

National Award-winning singer Sonu Nigam had told IANS last December that he misses a good female solo number in films. Earlier this month, journalist Gurman Bhatia analysed more than 24,000 Bollywood songs from the 50 highest-grossing movies of every year since 1950 and discovered that the share…

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ICICI Bank stands by Chanda Kochhar, urges not to spread rumours

Mumbai, March 30:  Reiterating its stand on the Videocon issue, ICICI Bank Chairman M.K. Sharma on Thursday said reports alleging nepotism by the lender’s MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar were unfounded and malicious in nature.
Saying that ICICI Bank’s exposure to the Videocon Group (Videocon Industries and…

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Security heightened outside Javadekar’s house

New Delhi, March 30 :  Security was heightened around Union Human Resource Development Minister Praksh Javadekar’s residence here on Friday over a possible gathering of demonstrators protesting against the leakage of Class 10 and Class 12 question papers.
The Delhi Police imposed Section 144 outside his residence on Kushak Road…

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TN cabinet must condemn Modi, Central government: Stalin

Chennai, March 30 : DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Friday asked Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to convene a meeting of his cabinet and pass a resolution condemning the Central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Cauvery issue.
In a statement issued here, Stalin also said the state government…

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Sushma Swaraj calls on Japanese PM

Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Friday, the third and concluding day of her visit to the country.
According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Sushma Swaraj conveyed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greetings to…

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Katrina is brand ambassador of Tropicana

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has been roped in as the first ever brand ambassador in India by Tropicana to lead its new ‘My Health My Way campaign.

‘My Health My Way’ is Tropicana’s new campaign that aims to celebrate today’s time pressed millennials…

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