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Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said. Completion of the 1.7 km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us to open the 138.3 km double line between Bengaluru and Mysore for operating express, passenger and goods trains on the route in the state's southern region, an official of the ...

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We'll set up more manufacturing units in India: Xiaomi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After sharing the top slot for the first time with South Korean tech giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi on Tuesday said it is geared up to take Make in India to the next level by setting up more manufacturing units across the country from next year. We as a company are 100 per cent committed to 'Make in India'. This is something we started thin...

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India has put 'Dharma' at centre of governance: Naidu

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Dharma is for the stability of society, maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind, and India has put Dharma at the centre of governance, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. Addressing the members of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Advocates Associations here, he said: Upholding Dharma means sustaining our civiliza...

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Hindi plays a big role in unifying India: Vice President

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill and for the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most Indians, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu was addressing the 16th annual convocation of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS...

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Big victories for Bengal, Services in Ranji Trophy

Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab lost to Bengal by an innings and 19 runs while Services outplayed Chhattisgarh by an innings and nine runs on Day 3 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday. Ishan Porel's five wicket haul helped Bengal to outplay Punjab, who scored 213 in their second innings. Diwesh Pathania scalped seven wickets to give Services their ...

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Hijab is no hurdle: Dream of bakery worker's daughter takes wings

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) I want to become a pilot. When she instinctively answered a question at an event over a decade ago, the dream of a humble bakery worker's daughter had started growing wings. Hijab-wearing Syeda Salva Fatima is now all set to join an airline and is one of the four Muslim women in India who hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL). Fresh from multi-engine training i...

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NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital

Amaravati, Nov 17 (IANS) Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh's new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance. It permitted the state government to go ahead with the work on the new capital, while complying with the stipulations laid down by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. ...

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Andhra seeks Gates' help in agriculture, health

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has sought the cooperation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in areas of agriculture, nutrition, health and sanitation. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made the request during a meeting with Microsoft founder and Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates. During the meeting, Naidu briefed him about the various...

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Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago. Addressing the valedictory of the three-day AP AgTech Summit 2017, the Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recalled his meeting with Naidu who was then Chief Minister of undivided Andhr...

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Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India's economic transformation. He underlined the need for a shift in agriculture from the one based merely on subsistence to the one that runs like a busine...

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CANEUS to set up CoE on space technologies in Andhra

Amaravati, Nov 16 (IANS) CANEUS International, a Canadian non-profit organisation, will establish a Centre of Excellence on Space Sciences and Technologies for Development at Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh. A tripartite agreement for setting up the facility was signed on Thursday with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) and the Andhra Pradesh State Skills Development Corpor...

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Jaitley discusses strategic relationship with Singapore PM

Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday discussed with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the issue of upgrading the bilateral partnership to a strategic level as well as a road map to enhance economic and commercial ties. Winding up his two-day trip to the city state for showcasing Indian economy for potential investors, Jaitley ended his engagements wit...

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India, Singapore discuss upgrading ties to strategic level

Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) India and Singapore on Thursday discussed upgrading their partnership to a strategic level as well as on a road map for enhancing bilateral economic and commercial ties, according to an Indian Finance Ministry statement. These and other issues were discussed at a meeting here between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, it s...

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Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms

Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation. India has become the most favourable and attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Jaitley said while...

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After last PSLV failure, ISRO increases 'robustness' of next rocket

Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency has stepped up the robustness of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled to go up next month, a senior official said The move by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) comes after the non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV-XL rocket that was launched on Aug 31, 2017, resulting in failure of the mission. We a...

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Pullela Gopichand biopic announced on his birthday

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) A biopic on former badminton player and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand was announced on his birthday on Thursday. Fox Star Studios in collaboration with Abundantia Entertainment is set to present the biopic. The film, in Hindi and Telugu, will chronicle Gopichand's exciting journey on and off the court. Born in 1973 in Andhra Pradesh, Gopi...

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Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Kamal on Tuesday took to Twitter and thanked the Andhra Pradesh government, who on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners and also the winners of the NTR, B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani (all national) and Raghupa...

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Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth win NTR Award

Amaravati, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Rao have bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners and also the winners of the NTR, B. N. Reddy, Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani (all national) and Raghupathi Venkaiah film awards. Director...

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Toll in Andhra boat tragedy mounts to 21

Vijayawada, Nov 13 (IANS) The death toll in Sunday's boat capsize in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 21 on Monday as more bodies were recovered from Krishna river and one of the injured succumbed, police said. The overloaded boat of a private operator carrying 45 tourists, including three crew members, capsized near Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat near here on Sunday evening. ...

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Woman dies of shock over daughter's death in boat tragedy

Vijayawada, Nov 13 (IANS) The boat capsize in Krishna river on Sunday caused a double tragedy to a family in Andhra Pradesh as a woman died of shock on seeing the body of her daughter. Lakshmi Kantham, who was in a state of shock since hearing about the tragedy, collapsed when the body of D. Leelavathi reached home in Ongole town of Prakasam district on Monday. The 72-year-old apparently...

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