Archive for April 6th, 2018

Par adjourned sine die; 250 hours wasted by disruptions

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Both Houses of Parliament were today adjourned sine die, with unabated protests virtually washing out a tumultuous Budget Session that saw a total of nearly 250 working hours wasted.

Merely five of 19 starred questions were replied to orally by Ministers in the Rajya Sabha…

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Tea exports rise by 7% during April-February FY18

Kolkata, April 6 : India’s tea exports grew by nearly 7 per cent to 221.54 million kg during April-February period of 2017-18 (FY18) as compared to 207.22 million kg exported in the corresponding period the previous fiscal.
According to provisional data of Tea Board India, tea…

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In boost to RCOM, Supreme Court clears decks for sale of assets

New Delhi, April 5 : In a relief to Reliance Communications (RCOM), the Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the sale of its assets, including spectrum, to Reliance Jio Infocomm as it vacated a stay granted by the High Court.
RCOM can also part with its assets involving media…

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Modi lauds workers’ sacrifice on BJP Foundation Day

New Delhi, April 6 : On the occasion of the BJP’s Foundation Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the “heroic service and sacrifice” of millions of party workers and acknowledged their “efforts” to bolster its reach.

“We remember, with great pride, the heroic service and sacrifice of all…

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Decision on Salman’s bail plea reserved till tomorrow

Jodhpur, Apr 6 (PTI) A sessions court today reserved its decision on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s bail plea till tomorrow, his defence counsel said.

The actor, who was yesterday convicted by the trial court and sentenced to five years in prison in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, would now…

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Communal violence encouraged to polarise society

Distinguished sociologist M N Srinivas had once famously said that caste will always play an important role in elections in India. Decades later a new dimension is seemingly becoming an enduring part of our electoral politics– communal violence. Over the years communal tensions have been used by political parties across…

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German minister calls Facebook ‘network of opacity’

Berlin, April 6 :  German Justice Minister Katarina Barley has slammed social media giant Facebook in the ongoing Cambridge Analytical data scandal.

Speaking to the press in Berlin on Thursday, she labelled Facebook as a “network of opacity” and demanded consequences for the firm in response to its mishandling of private…

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Manchester City signs sponsorship deal with Tinder

London, April 6: Manchester City signed a sponsorship deal with Tinder, a popular app for meeting new people, the English Premier League club (EPL) has announced.

The deal, estimated by local media to be worth millions of pounds sterling, includes the men’s team led by coach Pep Guardiola, Manchester…

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CWG: Indians disappoint in lawn bowls event

Gold Coast (Australia), April 6 (IANS) The Indian lawn bowls team of Chandan Singh, Sunil Bahadur and Dinesh Kumar lost 14-15 to England in the men’s Sectional Triples Sectional Play in Round 3 at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

The triples gold in all three previous editions…

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Social is new buzzword: Yami

Mumbai, April 6 :   Actress Yami Gautam says she is having fun exploring new possibilities on social media.

“Social is the new buzzword and each day new possibilities are being vividly discovered on social media.

“While platforms like Facebook and Instagram have given users access into our world, new age innovative…

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