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Dell keen to invest in India: Prasad

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A day after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's commitment to invest more in India, American technology giant Dell expressed its keenness to invest in the country, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Thursday. President @Dell Inc. Asia Pacific Amit Midha met me and Dell is keen to investment in #India, Prasad in a tweet after meeting Midha, Del...

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18th Saarc Summit concludes with one pact, several understandings

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit concluded in Kathmandu Thursday with the adoption of a 36-point Kathmandu Declaration. During the Summit, a Saarc Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation was signed while leaders of the South Asian nations directed their respective ministers to hold a meeting within three months to finalis...

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Regulator proposes 15 percent rise in CDMA spectrum reserve price

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India's telecom regulator Thursday recommended a reserve price of Rs.3,104 crore per megahertz for CDMA or 800 MHz band, which is 15 percent higher than the rate it had proposed in February. In its February recommendation, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had proposed a reserve price of Rs.2,685 crore per megahertz for 800 Mhz. The TRAI r...

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Not curtailing rural job scheme: Government

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The government is not trying to curtail MNREGA and the number of blocks under the act have not been reduced, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh told parliament Thursday. The minister was responding to a calling attention motion in the Rajya Sabha by Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja and others, criticising the move of the government to introduc...

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Essar Steel commissions integrated pellet complex in Odisha

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Steel producer Essar Steel Thursday commissioned a six million tonnes per annum (mtpa) integrated pellet complex in Odisha. It is a matter of pride that Indian engineers have delivered this challenging project keeping the balance between growth and sustainability, said Chairman of Essar Steel Shashi Ruia. According to the company, integrated pellet comple...

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'Make buying helmets compulsory while buying vehicles'

Ghaziabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The petrol pump dealers' association here Thursday urged the Uttar Pradesh transport commissioner to make buying helmets compulsory at the time of buying vehicles. The suggestion came after the association's refusal to comply with the transport commissioner's order to refuse to refuel vehicles of those people who do not wear helmets in two-wheelers and seat belts...

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British supermarkets sold contaminated chicken

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Eight of the every 10 fresh chickens bought from British supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, the food watchdog has said. Britain's Food Standards Agency even warned that not one individual chain is presently meeting national targets over the issue, the Guardian reported Thursday. Following ...

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Kirron Kher raises Delhi 'honour killing' in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Kirron Kher Thursday raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of the Delhi girl who was killed by her parents for marrying outside her caste. A mother and a father who could not stifle their daughter's free will decided to strangle her, the BJP member from Chandigarh said. Bhavna Yadav (21) was allegedly killed by her parents for marrying outside her caste...

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Online video on 'Kiss of Love' shows hypocrisy in society

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) After protests and debates about the controversial Kiss of Love campaign, a video ridiculing the issue was released on online video sharing platform YouTube. The video, available on YouTube's Being Indian channel comes from the stable of Culture Machine, which offers digital video entertainment for the internet generation. The video, named Kis Ka Problem ...

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SC suggests Mudgal Committee decide extent of punishment

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday suggested that the Mudgal Committee, that probed the allegation of betting and match fixing in IPL 2013 decide on the nature of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and others named on its report in accordance with the BCCI's rules and regulations, including the anti-corruption code. Senior counsel C.A. Sundaram, appearing for the BCCI, a...

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RBI allows banks to extend loan against long term bonds

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday allowed banks to extend loans to individuals against long term bonds issued by them so as to provide liquidity to the retail investors. The loan against the bonds could be given for affordable housing. In a circular, the RBI said to provide liquidity to retail investors in such long term bonds, it banks can extend lo...

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Dell keen to invest in India: Prasad

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A day after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's commitment to invest more in India, American technology giant Dell is also keen to invest in the country, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Thursday. President @Dell Inc. Asia Pacific Amit Midha met me and Dell is keen to investment in #India, Prasad in a tweet after meeting Midha, Dell's presid...

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Short film on drunk driving goes viral online

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) My Husband Made Me a Prostitute, a short film that spreads the message of Don't Drink and Drive through a fictional tale, has been viewed over 700,000 times online. Published on online video-sharing website YouTube Monday, the over three-minute video has been viewed 796,280 times -- and still counting. Directed by Pankaj Thakur, the film shows what is the...

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Parliament passes bill amending CBI chief selection process

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Parliament Thursday passed the bill to amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act to include leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member of the CBI chief selection committee, instead of the leader of opposition. The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was passed by the Rajya Sabha Thursday after Finance Minis...

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Saina, Srikanth seeded 5th, 6th for Super Series Finals

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 27 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fifth and sixth, respectively, Thursday for the $1,000,000 World Super Series Finals Dec 17-21. The tournament will be held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai. Srikanth, who won the China Open Super Series Premier, will play in the season-ending tournam...

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Ukraine's newly elected parliament holds first session

Kiev, Nov 27 (IANS) The newly-elected Ukrainian parliament held its first session Thursday to swear in lawmakers and form committees. The incumbent parliament Speaker, Olexandr Turchynov, hosted the inauguration ceremony, in which lawmakers vowed to serve the people of Ukraine and protect the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Xinhua reported. After the ceremony, o...

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Cosy up in wool for winter workout

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Woollen clothes may seem a misfit for a workout session, but The Woolmark Company has launched sports apparel made of Merino wool -- and it promises comfort. The apparel can absorb up to 35 percent of its dry weight in moisture vapour, and is reactive to temperature, making it ideal to wear at a gym. The Woolmark Company has listed some interesting facts...

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'Himachal's health system needs manpower'

Shimla, Nov 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's health system has gaps in its internal system and human resource that need to be filled in a planned manner, a top functionary of the newly-constituted state health commission said Thursday. Lauding the state for its success in maternal child health, immunization coverage and institutional births, commission chairperson M.K. Bhan told reporters he...

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RBI issues guidelines for 'niche' or payment banks

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) The apex bank Thursday issued final guidelines for setting up of 'niche' or payment banks which will cater to needs of small savings accounts, remittance services, low income households, small businesses and other unorganised sector entities. Under the guidelines, the Reserve Bank of India has invited individuals, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), corporate bus...

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DoT should take back 800 MHz band of BSNL, MTNL: Regulator

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India's telecom regulator Thursday reiterated its recommendation that the entire available spectrum with the department of telecom (DoT) in the CDMA or 800 MHz band should be put to auction, including unused part with BSNL and MTNL, an official statement said. As the public sector undertakings, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam...

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