Archive for April 17th, 2019

E.C. unable to ensure level playing field for poll in 2019

With widespread violations of the Election Code and uncontrolled use of unpermitted expressions to fan communal virus, the Election Commission has received a wake-up call. The worst culprit is Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. But is he willing to listen or defiant even of the Supreme Court…

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Reliance to sell stakes in 6 firms operating ethane ships to Mitsui

New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Reliance Industries will sell stakes in firms that own its fleet of very large ethane carrying ships to Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for an undisclosed sum of money.
In a statement, RIL said its Singapore-incorporated subsidiary Reliance Ethane Holding Pte Ltd (REHPL…

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Richa supports promotion of handloom weavers

Mumbai Apr 17:  Actress Richa Chadha has come out in support of a unique initiative for promoting handloom weavers of India. For this, she will feature in a coffee table book.

The book, helmed by designer Nidhi Jain, will feature work of handloom weavers from across India.

It will feature…

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Rains, thunderstorm leave nearly 50 dead in 4 states

Kolkata, Apr 17 (PTI) The Election Commission has appointed former Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak as special observer for West Bengal, a senior official said here on Wednesday.
Nayak may reach the city on April 19, he said.

“He will be overseeing the last five phases of…

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EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

Kolkata, Apr 17 (PTI) The Election Commission has appointed former Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak as special observer for West Bengal, a senior official said here on Wednesday.

Nayak may reach the city on April 19, he said.

“He will be overseeing the last five phases of…

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Rahul maligning entire community by calling me thief: Modi

Akluj (Maha), Apr 17 (PTI) Targeting Rahul Gandhi on his “why are all thieves named Modis” remark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said the Congress chief, by making that jibe, had maligned the backward community he hails from.

Addressing a poll rally here, Modi also slammed the “dynastic politics” of…

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Teens desire to rebel may be used to make them give up junk food

Washington Apr 17:  Teenagers’ natural desire to rebel against authority could be tapped to drive them to replace junk food with healthier choices, a study has found.

Food marketing, designed to foster strong positive associations with junk food in kids’ minds and to drive overeating, is one of the biggest…

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Experts Call for Making DNA Testing Mandatory in Violent Crimes

New Delhi, Apr 17:  In a compelling debate on forensic DNA technology’s role in fighting crime, organised at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club–South Asia, forensic, legal, and policy experts attributed the rise in crimes against women in India to more reporting of cases rather than an extraordinary spike in…

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I was a little shocked after not being picked for Australia series: Karthik

New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik Tuesday said he remained confident about his selection in India’s World Cup squad despite being dropped for the ODIs against Australia, attributing his inclusion to consistent performances over the past two years.

In an otherwise predictable squad, Karthik’s selection…

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Notre-Dame blaze being treated as accident, not arson: prosecutor

Paris, Apr 17 (AFP) The Paris prosecutor said Tuesday that investigators were treating the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral as an accident not arson.

“Nothing suggests that it was a voluntary act,” Remy Heitz told reporters outside the Gothic cathedral, adding that workers employed at the site were…

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