Archive for April 15th, 2018

Innovation, technology, education to top Modi’s agenda in Sweden, England

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sweden and England from April 16 to 20, during the course of which he will participate in the first ever India-Nordic Summit and this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), cooperation in the areas of innovation…

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NASA’s positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Washington, April 15 : Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 per cent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket’s launch with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system.

The launch is scheduled for Sunday…

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IPL: More confident after keeping to Rashid, says Saha

Kolkata, April 15: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reckons that he has done his confidence a world of good after keeping wickets to highly-rated Afghanistan wrist spinner Rashid Khan in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Afghan is currently ranked world number one in T20 format, number…

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BSF steps up vigil, coordination as heroin smugglers remain unrelenting

Jalandhar (Punjab), April 15 :  The Border Security Force (BSF) has stepped up its vigil — and coordination with other agencies — to counter unceasing efforts by Pakistani smugglers to push heroin consignments into India.

BSF’s Punjab Frontier Inspector General (IG) Mukul Goel said that better coordination with other agencies, including the…

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China’s economy slows in first quarter: AFP survey

Beijing, Apr 15 (AFP) China’s economy slowed slightly in the first quarter as the government battles debt and financial risk, with US trade frictions threatening to further hobble growth, analysts surveyed by AFP said.

The world’s second largest economy is expected to have grown 6.7 percent in…

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Nation ushers in Pohela Boishakh

New Delhi Apr 15 (ANI): Bengalis around the world are drenched in festivities as they celebrate Pohela Boishakh, which marks the first day of the first month (Baishakh) of the lunisolar Bengali calendar.

The auspicious day is marked by various cultural and art performances. People visit their relatives and greet…

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Dharmendra to get Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award

Mumbai, April 15 :  Veteran actor Dharmendra has been chosen for Maharashtra government’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award and director Rajkumar Hirani will get the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award.

Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement via social media on Sunday. 

“Delighted to announce veteran…

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Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term

New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha for a new six-year term.

Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment, was administered the oath of office in the chambers of Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah…

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BJP protests as K’taka Cong chief says Yogi ‘unfit to be CM’

Bengaluru April 15(ANI): The members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took to the streets on Sunday to protest against Congress Karnataka Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao in Bengaluru.

Apparently, Gundu Rao had made ‘inciting remarks’ against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier today.

Rao told media, “Mr. Adityanath…

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