Archive for June 19th, 2018

Naveen Patnaik too seeks spl category status for his state

Bhubaneswar, Jun 19 (PTI) After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu, Naveen Patnaik too has once again raised the demand of special category status for Odisha, citing its backwardness and high percentage of ST and SC population.

Though Patnaik did not attend the…

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I’ve always been non-conforming: Poonam Dhillon

New Delhi, June 19 :  Playing by the rules of the game has not been something Poonam Dhillon has done — not when she was at the peak of her career, and not even now. The veteran actress says she likes to work at her own will, as per her own taste…

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Committed to waive farm loans: Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, June 19 :  Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government is committed to waiving farm loans.

“I am soon going to call a meeting with the nationalised banks to figure out the modalities to waive loans of farmers in…

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Kannan appointed as ICICI Prudential’s MD and CEO

Mumbai, June 19 :  Following Sandeep Bakhshi’s appointment as ICICI Bank Chief Operating Officer on Monday, the private lender on Tuesday appointed N.S. Kannan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, “subject to regulatory and other approvals”.

Kannan, an Executive Director…

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After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the BJP over its decision to pull out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that the party had “ruined” the state.

The chief minister also brought up the issue of demonetisation in…

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BJP ruined Kashmir, now donning new mask: Congress

New Delhi, June 19 :  The Congress on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ruining the situation in Kashmir and then pulling out of the alliance government at its convenience.

It also ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Mehbooba Mufti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP…

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Indo-Iran ties at crossroads after US sanctions

India-Iran ties have become challenging yet again after the recent US sanctions against Tehran after Washington pulled out of the Iran Nuclear deal unilaterally. But this has thrown a new opportunity to get into shipping services in a big way that will facilitates Iranian oil imports but also trade…

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Russia-India military exercises scheduled for late 2018

Moscow, June 19 (IANS) The tri-service joint Russia-India military exercise Indra-2018 will take place in an Indian military base in the second half of this year.

According to Interfax news agency, a Russian military delegation has visited India to discuss the logistics of the exercise.

Combined military…

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Fujifilm’s retro-style camera in India for Rs 49,999

New Delhi, June 19 :  Imaging technology company Fujifilm on Tuesday launched its retro-style mirrorless digital camera “X-A5” in India for Rs 49,999.
The camera comes with a 180-degree tilting rear liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, built-in Bluetooth, 24.2MP Advanced Photo System type-C (APS…

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Honoured to spread Moroccan music, dance in India: Nora Fatehi

Mumbai, June 19 : Model-turned-actress Nora Fatehi, who has danced for Arabic-Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarreds number “Ghazali”, says it has been an honour for her to spread Moroccan music and dance in India.

“Everytime I put a dance video out on social media, my fans love it and…

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