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'Development projects ignore fragility of Andaman, Nicobar Islands'

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Most of the development projects happening in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) are almost in negation of the reality of the fragility and vulnerability of the island chain, says researcher and author Pankaj Sekhsaria. When the area is so volatile... it's so unpredictable... what could you do to reduce damages and vulnerabilities? The public, politicians and ...

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CISF to host Delhi part of 'Oorja' CAPF football tournament

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will host the Delhi part of the 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's national football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from May 1 to 10, it was announced on Monday. A total of 16 teams (eight men's and eight women's) from schools and clubs will take part in the Delhi competition of the 'Oorja' tour...

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Deepika's sword fighting act in 'Bajirao...' inspired me: Sonia Singh

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Television actress Sonia Singh, who is playing the role of Sada Kaur -- mother of Mehtab Kaur in the historical drama Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, says she took inspiration from actress Deepika Padukone's role in Bajirao Mastani in order to get into the skin of the character. After watching Deepika play a warrior princess in the magnum opus, Sonia was lef...

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Kimberly Wyatt's daughter wants sister

London, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kimberly Wyatt, who is pregnant with her second child, is not telling anyone the gender of her unborn baby, but her daughter Willow is hoping for a sister. She's adamant she's getting a baby sister and there's no telling her otherwise...We always wanted Willow to have a sibling and really hoped they would be as close in age as possible, although you don't a...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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Navy chief presents Naval gallantry, service awards

Visakhapatnam, April 20 (IANS) Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday conferred Gallantry and Service Awards to Navy personnel on behalf of the President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremonial parade here. The Naval Investiture Ceremony, an annual event for the Indian Navy, was held at Command Parade Ground, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam. Among the awardees was Lt Commander ...

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Canada minister at Harmandar Sahib, gets cold shoulder from government

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday paid obeisance at the Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar and visited other places in Punjab, but the Amarinder Singh government cold-shouldered the visiting dignitary. No Punjab minister or senior state government official either welcomed Sajjan to his native state or accompanied him on his visits to various p...

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WhatsApp VP institutes perpetual scholarship at ISB

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) on Tuesday announced that its alumnus Neeraj Arora, Vice President at WhatsApp, has instituted a perpetual merit-cum-need based scholarship for a deserving woman student of its flagship Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). The first recipient of the scholarship is Salini Tiwari, a dental surgeon from the Andaman and N...

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Odisha set to revive 10 port projects

Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) After a prolonged legal battle and a court verdict in its favour, the Odisha government is set to renew the concession agreements (CAs) as well as expedite the land acquisition process for 10 minor ports along its coast. As the Orissa High Court has disposed of the case pertaining to the non-major port projects, we have initiated the process of renewal of the...

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Robust R&D, less fault rate to keep us ahead of Chinese players: Lava

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) End-to-end control on research and development and product design, a robust single-layer distribution model and improved after-sales service strategy are going to give us an edge over Chinese smartphone vendors this year, a top executive from domestic player Lava International Limited has emphasised. Founded in 2009, Lava has come a long way in establishing its...

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India can only progress when women are empowered: Modi

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that modern India can progress only if women are empowered, and that whenever given a chance, women have outperformed men. He said his government is taking progressive decisions in this direction. Modern India can only progress if women are empowered. With this thinking, the government is taking several prog...

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Meghalaya teachers protest against government

Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Thousands of school and college teachers on Wednesday protested against the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government's unresponsivea and adamant attitude towards their demands. The teachers, under the banner Joint Action Committee of All Teachers Association ofAMeghalaya (JACATAM), held the protest near Raj Bhavan demanding 100 per cent enhancement of s...

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Commuters suffer as Haryana Roadways strike continues for 2nd day

Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Thousands of commuters suffered inconvenience for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as Haryana Roadways employees continued with their strike as their parleys with the state government failed to break the logjam. The striking employees are demanding a rollback on a recent Transport Department policy under which private bus owners were allowed more permits ...

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Act suo motu on prosecutors' appointments under POSCO, SC tells HCs

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chief Justices of 11 High Courts to act suo motu for the appointment of independent public prosecutors in special courts hearing cases of sexual abuse of children under the POCSO Act. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave the directions on a petition by law...

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Rajnath Singh pays tribute to freedom fighters at Cellular Jail

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday paid tribute to freedom fighters who spent years in Cellular Jail at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Paid tributes to those brave freedom fighters of India's Independence struggle who spent years in Cellular Jail of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the minister tweeted. The Cellular Jail, colloquially know...

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Hard to survive in showbiz if you are honest: Raveena Tandon

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Raveena Tandon says she faced many difficulties in her professional life for speaking the truth and that it is hard to survive in the entertainment industry if a person is transparent and honest. Apart from her craft, Raveena is known for her outspoken nature. Asked if she had to pay a price for it, she told IANS here: Yes, I think at...

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Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal: RBI

Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday. The Indian proposal has sent waves of nervousness among the Nepali public as India had earlier allowed Nepali citizens to possess up to Indian Rs 25,000 each. An ...

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GST Bills to be placed in Parliament this week

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) enabling bills will be placed in Parliament for approval this week itself, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Thursday. The four GST Bills -- Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017, and Good...

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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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D-Mart stocks register over 100% returns on listing day

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Market investor R.K. Damani-led retail store chain Avenue Supermarts, commonly known as D-Mart, witnessed more than 100 per cent return on its debut on the domestic bourses on Tuesday. The scrip of the company opened at Rs 604.40 per share on the BSE -- more than 100 per cent premium over its issue price of Rs 299 apiece. It closed with gains of 6.01 per ...

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