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Bankruptcy Board issues standards guidelines for info utilities

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has issued guidelines for technical standards to be followed by information utilities, according to an official announcement on Thursday. A Finance Ministry release here said the guidelines for technical standards for various core services issued by the IBBI include for the consent framework for providing access...

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Meghalaya legislators bid goodbye as house meets for last session

Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) The last session of the present Meghalaya Assembly was adjourned sine die on Thursday after members from both sides of the 60-member house exchanged parting shots ahead of the upcoming assembly elections scheduled in February. The members also accorded warm wishes to three senior Congress legislators - Donwa Dethwelson Lapang, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christop...

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Sunjae Sharma to lead Hyatt's India operations

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Hyatt Hotels on Thursday announced the appointment of Sunjae Sharma as Vice President of Operations for India. A seasoned hospitality professional, Sharma will lead Hyatt's India operations and will be responsible for executing the company's operational and growth strategy in his new role. Peter Fulton, Group President, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Sou...

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ISL: Bengaluru beat Pune to take top spot

Pune, Dec 14 (IANS) Bengaluru FC staged a superb fight back to edge past 10-man FC Pune City 3-1 in an enthralling Indian Super League (ISL) game here on Thursday to secure their position at the top of the points table. Adil Khan gave Pune the lead in the 35th minute before Venezuelan forward Miku (64th, 78th) struck twice in the second half to hand the advantage to Bengaluru. Be...

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Air India suspends three officials who delayed Delhi-Vijaywada flight

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India has suspended three officials for causing a delay in the departure of Delhi-Vijaywada flight. Accoring to an airline official, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning, when Air India's AI 459 Delhi to Vijaywada flight ferrying 125 passengers including Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju was delayed. Our CMD...

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Bureaucracy misleading people for 70 years, says Allahabad HC

Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Thursday made a damning remark on the bureaucracy, saying government officials have only mislead people in the last 70 years. The observation came from Justice S.P. Kesharwani while hearing the case of one Dulari Devi, who has been fighting her case for the last 19 years. Rapping the bureaucracy for delay in implementation o...

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Tata, GE join hands to manufacture jet engine components

Mumbai/Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Industrial conglomerates GE and the Tata Group have entered into a pact to manufacture CFM International LEAP engine components in India, for the global supply chain, a company statement said on Thursday. According to the statement, the two companies also evinced their intention to jointly pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the In...

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SC order on interim relief on mandatory linking of Aadhaar on Friday

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Friday pronounce its order on the plea for interim relief on a batch of petitions seeking stay of various Central and state government notifications mandating the linking of Aadhaar with various schemes including taking exam by the students, availing scholarship, cremation and treatment of HIV positive patients. The government has alread...

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Complete fight card for Vijender's event announced

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The organisers of the title fight between India's star boxer Vijender Singh and Ghana's Ernest Amuzu on Thursday announced the complete fight card for the December 23 event. In the double title fight, Vijender will take on reigning African champion Amuzu for defending his two titles WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight. The fight night, t...

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Centre to spend Rs 1,054 cr on modernising paramilitary forces

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is set to spend Rs 1,054 crore in the next two years on the procurement of modern weapons, vehicles and other equipment for central paramilitary forces, an official said on Thursday. To help the law enforcement agencies in detecting, arresting and prosecuting criminals expeditiously, the official said three more central forensic laboratori...

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Batra elected IOA chief

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Narinder Batra defeated his rival Anil Khanna by an overwhelming majority to be elected the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here on Thursday. Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH), garnered 142 votes to be elected IOA chief for a four-year term. Khanna got just 13 votes. He had announced his withdrawal from the ...

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Exit polls done under BJP pressure, totally wrong: Congresss

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Rubbishing the exit polls which predicted a clean sweep for the BJP in both the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Congress on Thursday said they were done under pressure from the BJP and were absolutely wrong. Exit poll came in Bihar, Goa, Punjab and Delhi as well. This is the same kind of exit poll, which has been shown under pressure from the...

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DoE arm may grow into centre of academic reforms

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Assessment Unit of the Examination Branch of the Directorate of Education and said the wing may take the shape of a centre of academic reforms for the country. The Assessment Unit is envisioned as a Research & Development team of the Education Department of Delhi Government. This unit i...

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Home Ministry to set up panel for assessing 'Ockhi' damage

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is constituting an inter ministerial central committee for the spot assessment of damage and admissibility of claims of the states hit by Cyclone Ockhi, an official said on Thursday. The committee will visit the spot and submit a detailed report to the Ministry within certain period about the loss of property caused by Ockhi that hit Tamil...

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Rishi Kapoor objects to journalists at launch of book on Raj Kapoor

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch on Thursday evening of a book on his late father, the legendary Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher. What was supposed to be a special event, graced by the five children of Raj Kapoor, turned out to be a difficult evening. Coming face to face with Rishi Kapoor as he stepped ou...

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Superseries Finals: Sindhu enters semis, Srikanth ousted

Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu won her second successive group stage match to qualify for the semi-finals but men's singles star Kidambi Srikanth lost for the second time in succession to be out of the race for the last four stage of the World Superseries Finals here on Thursday. Sindhu crushed Japanese Sayaka Sato 21-13, 21-12 in 36 minutes to secure her second straigh...

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IPL teams welcome Rajasthan's return

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises took to social media on Thursday to welcome Rajasthan Royals, which is returning to the cash-rich cricket tournament after serving a two-year ban. Rajasthan kicked off the series of congratulatory messages on Twitter by welcoming CSK's return. VANAKKAM. The energy in #Chennai and the @ChennaiIPL are simply...

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DAC may clear all backlog by year end: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) may clear all its backlog by the end of December. Addressing the 90th Annual General Meeting of Ficci, she also said that government will allocate more funds for defence research and development in next budget. Sitharaman, after taking charge of the crucial ministr...

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2 criminals, involved in 11 cases, arrested

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Two criminals, involved in over 11 cases of robbery, attempt to murder, snatching as well as under the Arms Act, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. Shahid, 40, and his accomplice, Govind, 24, were active robbers in south Delhi's Kalkaji and Okhla areas, police said. The two were arrested on Tuesday night when a police team was checking vehicles ...

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Paid news has become menace, says Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said paid news had become menace and media outlets should ensure sensibility in their news than focusing on sensationalism. Paid news is not news. It has become a menace. It weakens the society. You (news outlets) have power to influence people, use it wisely, Naidu said after launching the Delhi edition of Marathi dai...

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