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V-Guard expects second half of fiscal to be better

Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Consumer electrical and electronics major V-Guard Industries Ltd on Thursday said it registered close to 9 percent growth in the first half of the current financial year and expects the second half to be better. Nine percent growth was less but second half can be better, said Ramachandran Venkataraman, Director & Chief Operating Officer, V-Guard told IANS her...

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Haryana to organize employment fairs

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday that the state government plans to organise 'Rozgar Melas' (employment fairs) throughout the state to provide regular employment to skilled youth. The Haryana government had introduced the 'Saksham Yuva Scheme' for educated unemployed youth on November 1, 2016, as a part on the Swarna Jayanti Year (Gold...

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Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements. The Indian Railways succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April 2015 to October 2017 against the BAU mode by procuring power directly under open access arrangements...

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Court seeks status report in case against Dinakaran

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A court here on Thursday asked Delhi Police to file status report in a bribery case against sacked AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission. The court asked the police why it has not filed supplementary chargesheet in the case till now and ordered it to file a status report within two weeks. ...

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TFA announces selection trials for budding sportspersons

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Tata Football Academy (TFA) will begin the selection trials for inducting players into the system, a statement said on Thursday. The trials will commence from Friday in Ranchi and over the next three months, will be held across the country. The trials will conclude in Kerala on March 3 next year. The shortlisted participating players will be called to TFA,...

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Two million adults in England, Wales exposed to domestic abuse

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Nearly two million adults experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales, a major new report on Thursday from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. The report brings together data on domestic abuse and its consequences from across police forces, the government and victim support organisations, reports Xinhua news agency. Figures for the year en...

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India can take UNSC permanent membership sans veto power: Finland

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) One way for India, along with Japan, Germany and Brazil, to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council is to take this without assuming the veto power, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said here on Thursday. Soini, who also visited Myanmar before arriving here on Wednesday on a four-day visit, described the Rohingya refugees issue in that country as ...

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Kohli complains of cramped schedule ahead of SA tour

Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said a cramped schedule ahead of important challenges such as the South Africa cricket tour sometimes comes in the way of preparations. India will finish their limited overs matches against Sri Lanka on December 24 (final T20I) before they fly off to South Africa on December 28, with the first Test starting on January 5. They pl...

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Middleman's close aide held in EC bribery case

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A close associate of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been arrested in connection with a bribery case with regard to allocation of poll symbol by the Election Commission to an AIADMK faction, police said on Wednesday. On Wednesday, accused Pulkit Kundra was remanded to two-day police custody by a Tis Hazari court. Kundra was arrested on Tuesday after i...

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Telangana to unveil retail policy in January

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Aiming to attract more leading retailers, Telangana will announce its retail policy early in January next year, said a top government official on Wednesday. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industry, Commerce and Information Technology, said the policy was already drafted and they were waiting for remarks from one or two departments. Interacting with r...

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Cabinet nod for constituting 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and decided to finalise its terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced. The appointment of a new Finance Commission, to recommend sharing of revenue between the Centre and states for a five-year pe...

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Kangana Ranaut injured on sets of 'Manikarnika'

Jodhpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been shooting for the biopic on Rani Laxmibai Manikarnika, has had her ligament torn while pulling a stunt. The accident took place when Kangana was performing the iconic scene in fort Mehrangarh, Jodhpur where Laxmi Bai jumps off a 40 feet wall with Damodar her child tied to her back on to a horse back, Kangana's spokesperson told I...

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President pays floral tribute at Netaji's statue in Manipur

Imphal, Nov 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind on Wednesday paid floral tributes at the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Indian National Army memorial in Manipur's Bishupur district. Later they went to Moirang Kangla, the spot where the INA soldiers hoisted the flag of independent India on April 14, 1944. Though Moirang is just 45 km away...

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Cabinet approves constituting 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and also decided to finalise the next Commission's terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. The appointment of a new Finance Commission (FC), to recommend on the sharing of revenue between the Cen...

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Haryana woman jailed for 30 years for chopping husband

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) A court in Jhajjar town in Haryana has sentenced a woman to 30 years imprisonment for brutally murdering her husband by cutting him into eight pieces. Additional Sessions Judge H.S. Dahiya sentenced Puja for murdering Baljeet, 38, in April last year in Asanda village in Jhajjar district, court sources said on Wednesday. The court, however, acquitted four...

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Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels

Manila, Nov 22 (IANS) The Philippines government on Wednesday announced the end of the stalled peace talks with the New People's Army, a Communist rebel outfit considered a terrorist group by the US and the European Union. The Manila agency in charge of the peace talks attributed its decision to the Communists' lack of willingness to negotiate and their recent armed attacks on security f...

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Janet, Jermaine Dupri reconnecting after her split

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Janet Jackson and her former boyfriend Jermaine Dupri are reportedly getting close again. There has been a lot of speculation about the relationship status of the exes, who split in 2009 after seven years together. A source told eonline.com that the two reconnected after Janet split from Wissam Al Mana and before she went on tour. They are consi...

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Greenpeace slams murders in Amazon region

Brasilia, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of Greenpeace activists demonstrated here to commemorate the people murdered in the Amazon region, according to the environmentalist organisation. During the demonstration on Tuesday, the activists also demanded an end to impunity for the perpetrators of those crimes that are bound to reach a record number this year. Under slogans like Save Amazon...

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EC told to hold R.K.Nagar by-election by Dec 31

Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to hold the by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency here by December 31. The court declined to modify its earlier direction to the poll body. The seat fell vacant following the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016. Though the by-election was...

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SBI biggest bank by volume of SMSes: Report

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) is the biggest bank by volume of SMSes, with 30 per cent of Truecaller users using it, followed by HDFC at 14 per cent and ICICI at 13 percent, a new report claimed on Tuesday. According to the Truecaller Insights' report, Axis Bank at 9 per cent and ING Vysya at 8 per cent are at fourth and fifth places respectively. Global...

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