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Exide Industries to acquire Tudor India's Gujarat unit

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Battery maker Exide Industries on Monday said it has entered into an agreement with Tudor India, part of US-based Exide Technologies, for acquiring its Gujarat facility. The company has entered into an 'Asset Purchase Agreement' with Tudor India towards acquisition of its immovable assets and movable assets of its factory situated at Sabarkantha district in Gujara...

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Congress endorses Pawar, says alliances as per state's situation

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Endorsing NCP chief Sharad Pawar's views that a pre-poll grand alliance would not being practical for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress on Monday said alliances need to be sewed up on a state-to-state basis. Alliances need to be sewed up state-to-state. There can be no 'one-size-fit-all alliance' Every state has regional parties. The NCP and the Con...

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ED to enhance cyber operations with Gujarat forensic university's help

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is to take help of Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to strengthen its cyber and digital forensic operations while dealing with money laundering cases, an agency statement said on Monday. ED Director Karnal Singh last week signed an MoU with Dr J.M. Vyas, DG, GFSU at the university office in Ahmedabad for this purpose, i...

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Mumbai skyscraper at risk as heavy rains clobber Maharashtra

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) A 32-storey skyscraper in Mumbai was feared to be at risk after a parking lot and driveway caved in while at least seven persons were killed as heavy rains clobbered the city and large parts of coastal Maharashtra, officials said here on Monday. Around a dozen cars were trapped and damaged after a parking enclosure of the posh Lloyds Estate in Wadala caved in early...

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Shooter Lajja shines in 18th KSS Memorial championship

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) It all came down to the last shot of the 50 metre Rifle 3 position women's category and the 2013 ISSF World Cup silver medallist Lajja Goswami kept her composure to shoot 10.3 to clinch the top spot in the fifth national selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday. Another shooter from Gujarat, Hema K.C, was breathing down Lajja's neck ...

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Vice President cautions against intolerance in the name of cow, Love Jihad

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday cautioned against practising intolerance in the name of cow protection, Love Jihad and eating habits, saying such actions spoil the name of the country and people can't take law into their hands. ... We need to guard against intolerance on the part of certain misguided citizens. We have been occasionally witnessing such...

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Pre-poll grand alliance not practical: Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said a pre-poll grand alliance in the next year's Lok Sabha elections is not practical while maintaining that non-BJP parties may come together for state-specific alliances to take on the ruling BJP. He said while regional compulsions of parties in states may deem a pre-poll grand alliance impractical, a post-poll alliance could ...

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Maharashtra may get new LKA regional centre

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to find a suitable venue for a new regional centre of the countrys premier art institution, the Lalit Kala Akademi. Akademi Chairman Uttar Pacharne met Fadnavis here here on Saturdau, following which he announced that the state may soon get a new LKA regional centre. Pacharne said that Fadnaviss read...

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Siemens Gamesa bags 150MW wind turbine order from ReNew Power

Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Wind turbine major Siemens Gamesa on Monday said it has secured an order for construction of a 150MW wind farm in Gujarat from ReNew Power. In a statement issued here, Siemens Gamesa said the order is to set up the wind farm in Kutch district of the state. As part of the turnkey contract, Siemens Gamesa will provide the infrastructure needed to install and...

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Excesses of Emergency should be part of curriculum: Vice President

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time the dark age of Emergency became a part of the curriculum so that the young learnt to value the democratic freedoms they enjoy. Naidu stressed that a crucial lesson of Emergency was that it was the responsibility of each citizen to uphold liberties and freedom of fellow citizens and that intolerance sho...

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Five killed as rains clobber Maharashtra, road, rail traffic hit

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Torrential rains clobbered large areas of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra seriously hitting road traffic and rail operations, claiming at least five lives in rain-related incidents, officials said here on Monday. Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban locals on Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) were running between 15-30 minutes late on account of waterl...

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10,000 single women write to Prime Minister

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As many as 10,000 single women from West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Punjab have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share their problems on the occasion of the International Widows' Day on Sunday. The National Forum for Single Women's Rights launched in 2009 has coordinated this postcard campaign. Prabha...

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Monsoon in Delhi from June 29: IMD

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Monsoon will hit the national capital anytime between June 29 to July 1, with pre-monsoon activities expected to begin the coming week, bringing a much needed respite for Delhi which is currently reeling under heat wave-like conditions. According to both India Meteorological Department (IMD) as well as private weather forecasting agency Skymet, Delhi will see on...

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Meaning of latest turn in Kashmir lies outside the state

Two policemen leading the mob which ultimately lynched a Muslim in Hapur is, of course, part of familiar communalism which has to be revved upon to a higher pitch in order to prepare the ground for the General Elections in 2019. The animal to be protected is not the cow, but power. For this ultimate goal, incidents like the one in Hapur and the more ghoulish ones before it, hundreds of t...

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Shooter Chain pips Gagan to clinch gold in Rifle 3 position

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) World Cup silver medallist Chain Singh pipped compatriot Gagan Narang to clinch the gold medal in the Rifle 3 position category at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Saturday. Chain, the Jammu and Kashmir stalwart representing the Army Marksman Unit, helped his teammates Surendra Singh and Satyendra Singh to...

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Gujarat unveils scheme to encourage farmers to use, produce solar power

Gandhinagar, June 23 (IANS) In an attempt to promote solar energy, the Gujarat government on Saturday announced Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) scheme under which farmers would be encouraged to generate electricity and sell their surplus to power distribution companies. The first phase of the Rs 870 crore project begins on July 2 where the state government would provide financial assistan...

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NABARD figures misleading: Gujarat DCCBs collected highest average banned notes among states

Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The National Bank for Agiculture & Rural Development (NABARD) had said in a statement on Friday that demonetised notes presented to district cooperative central banks (DCCBs) in Maharashtra were higher than those deposited in Gujarat, followed by Kerala. This statement, in essence, may be misleading. According to RTI information secured by Mumbai activist Manor...

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Goyal 'forced' NABARD to issue statement to hide demonetisation scam: Congress

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday alleged that Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had forced NABARD to issue a statement to hide the demonetisation scam by BJP President Amit Shah and demanded that audit reports, including those of NABARD, be made public. Accusing the BJP government of giving patronage to scamsters, the Congress also said that another bank fraud worth Rs 2,00...

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Goyal forced NABARD to issue statement to hide demonetisation scam: Congress

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday alleged Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had forced NABARD to issue a statement to hide the demonetisation scam by BJP President Amit Shah and demanded a thorough investigation. Piyush Goyal forced the NABARD to issue a press statement, which far from addressing the core issue of the allegation looked like a BJP statement embedded on Nabard...

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Shiv Sena demands action against RBI Governor

Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Shiv Sena pounced on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, seeking to know what action the (current) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has taken against the RBI governor and chiefs of banks which have been defrauded by big industrialists who have fled the country. How many bank chairmen who gave fraudulent loans have been sent to jail? Even the BJP Presiden...

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