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5 days ago
Thousands march in London demanding new Brexit vote

London, June 23 (IANS) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand a second vote on Britains departure from the European Union. Thousands of people joined the march to Parliament Square to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. The capital's streets were filled with swathes of EU flags and banners and creating a sea of yellow and blue down Whit...

1 month ago
CPI-M expects to win in Kerala's Chengannur bypoll

Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Kerala Minister A.K. Balan on Wednesday expressed confidence that the CPI-M will easily win the May 28 Chengannur assembly bypoll. Minister for Law and Culture Balan said: There is absolutely no doubt that our candidate will win not just easily but it will be a handsome victory. The death of Communist Party of India-Marxist legislator K.K. Ramach...

1 month ago
'Winds of Change': NatGeo chronicles 'Ujjwala' women

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) National Geographic has chronicled stories of the ill-effects of firewood smoke on women and how the government's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana of free LPG connections has changed their lives and safeguarded them from the health hazards. The broadcaster is screening the one-hour documentary on the second anniversary of the initiative launched on May 1, 2016 by th...

1 month ago
Nothing to crow about, Congress says of Kerala government's rule

Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Congress on Thursday said the state's Pinarayi Vijayan government had nothing much to talk of about its two years in power except for the Chief Minister's dictatorial style of functioning and lack of coordination in governance. The Left Democratic Front government will celebrate its second anniversary on May 25. The Left government...

3 months ago
Rally in Athens against racism, fascism

Athens, March 18 (IANS) Greek citizens, migrants and refugees took to the streets of Athens to protest against racism and fascism ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which is commemorated annually on March 21. Holding banners with slogans such as Freedom of movement and Unity, demonstrators on Saturday, representing various groups confronting racis...

4 months ago
AAP's media spend is four times that of previous government: RTI reply

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The AAP government has spent an average of Rs 70.5 crore annually in the past three years on advertisements -- four times more than the previous government's expenditure on print, electronic and outdoor advertising, according to an RTI reply. In the first year after assuming office in February 2015, the current government spent Rs 59.9 crore on advertisements, Rs...

4 months ago
India's spiritual tradition, family system model for world: Vice President

Amravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Indias spiritual tradition and the family system are its greatest strengths and are a model for the whole world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Calling India as a capital of spirituality, he urged the people to understand the meaning and purpose of life and to realise the potential of the country's heritage and culture. Everyone must do t...

4 months ago
India's spiritual tradition, family system model for world: Vice President

Amravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Indias spiritual tradition and the family system are its greatest strengths and are a model for the whole world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Calling India as a capital of spirituality, he urged the people to understand the meaning and purpose of life and to realise the potential of the country's heritage and culture. Everyone must do t...

4 months ago
India's spiritual tradition, family system model for world: Vice President

Amravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Indias spiritual tradition and the family system are its greatest strengths and are a model for the whole world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Calling India as a capital of spirituality, he urged the people to understand the meaning and purpose of life and to realise the potential of the country's heritage and culture. Everyone must do t...

4 months ago
India's spiritual tradition, family system model for world: Vice President

Amravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Indias spiritual tradition and the family system are its greatest strengths and are a model for the whole world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Calling India as a capital of spirituality, he urged the people to understand the meaning and purpose of life and to realise the potential of the country's heritage and culture. Everyone must do t...

4 months ago
India's spiritual tradition, family system model for world: Vice President

Amravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Indias spiritual tradition and the family system are its greatest strengths and are a model for the whole world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Calling India as a capital of spirituality, he urged the people to understand the meaning and purpose of life and to realise the potential of the country's heritage and culture. Everyone must do t...

5 months ago
Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded: UN chief

United Nations, Jan 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran's nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement. The secretary-general remains convinced that the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and...

5 months ago
Infosys CEO Parekh to get Rs 16.25cr salary, package 45% less than Sikka's

Bengaluru, Jan 4 (IANS) Possibly in a bid to avoid criticism of high pay to its top official, global software major Infosys has said it will pay its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) Salil S. Parekh Rs 16.25 crore salary per annum. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the company said in addition to Rs 6.5 crore fixed pay and Rs 9.75 crore variable pay, Parek...

5 months ago
Infosys to pay CEO Parekh 16.25 cr annual salary

Bengaluru, Jan 4 (IANS) Global software major Infosys will pay its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) Salil S. Parekh a whopping Rs 16.25 crore salary per annum, the IT major said on Thursday. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the company said in addition to Rs 6.5 crore fixed pay and Rs 9.75 crore variable pay, Parekh would get its restricted stock units (...

5 months ago
Infosys to pay CEO Parekh 16.25cr annual salary

Bengaluru, Jan 4 (IANS) Global software major Infosys would pay its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO&MD) Salil S. Parekh a whopping Rs 16.25 crore salary per annum, the IT major said on Thursday. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, the company said in addition to Rs 6.5 crore fixed pay and Rs 9.75 crore variable pay, Parekh would get restricted stock units (RSUs)...

6 months ago
Despite 'Trump effect', global momentum on climate change gains

New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The Trump administrations decision earlier this year to pull out of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, saying the Obama-era deal was an attempt to diminish the US economy and take jobs away, has not stopped incredible global momentum to curb global warming. Environmental advocates believe that, amidst the shadow of the US decision, 2017 has seen progress ...

6 months ago
Ed Sheeran finds Twitter negative

London, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who felt his life improved massively after he deleted his account on Twitter, finds the micro-blogging site negative. Sheeran celebrated the second anniversary of him ditching his phone over Instagram on Wednesday. He deleted his Twitter account when he grew sick of the trolls about him or his music. All the things that get blown u...

6 months ago
EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals. The Paris climate-relevant investments are in three targeted areas -- sustainable cities, sustainable energy and connectivity and sustainable agriculture, r...

6 months ago
Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden AI for Earth programme

San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged $50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change. Microsoft rolled out the AI for Earth programme six months ago with an aim to put the power of artificial intelligence towards tackli...

6 months ago
Global banks undermining Paris climate goals, say reports

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants. Investors from India account for six per cent of the institutional investments in coal plant developers. The reports provide da...

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