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Amul offers business proposition to Railways on Twitter

New Delhi: Dairy giant Amul today reached out to the Indian Railways on its official Twitter handle with a business proposition to use its refrigerated parcel vans to transport Amul Butter across India. The Railways promptly responded on the micro-blogging site, using a popular tag line of the company for the brand. “IR will be utterly […]

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Bhagwat to inaugurate conclave on 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh

New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will inaugurate a conclave being organised by the Rashtriya SikhSangat — a Sangh affiliate — to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th sikh guru. The event, to be held on October 25 at Talkatora Stadium here, will be attended by a few prominent Sikh religious […]

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AIADMK symbol case: EPS-OPS faction opposes Sasikala camp’s plea

New Delhi: The AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and party veteran O Panneer selvam today opposed a plea by sidelined leader V K Sasikala’s camp to cross examine some of the party leaders who had filed affidavits in their favour. At the third hearing of the AIADMK symbol case at […]

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Malayalam version of Modi’s poetry collection hits shelves    

Thiruvananthapuram: Poetry buffs in Kerala now have an opportunity to know the literary skills of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the release of Malayalam translation of his selected poems. The Malayalam version of the poetry collection titled “Aankh aa dhanya chhe”, penned originally by him in his mother tongue, Gujarati, was released here at a function […]

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JNU teachers’ body holds ‘public inquiry’ against VC

NEW DELHI: The JNU teachers’ association today conducted a “public inquiry” against Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and a five-member jury unanimously held him”guilty” of violating statutory provisions and academic norms. The jury recommended an inquiry by the President of India- the ex-officio Visitor to JNU – against Kumar. “The jury held him prima facie guilty […]

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Flipkart looking to ‘Chinese’ model of e-commerce growth via acquisitions

Bengaluru: India’s largest home-grown internet company Flipkart is looking at acquiring stakes or buying out smaller peers to grow its own top line, a model perfected by Chinese counterparts Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. Flipkart is said to be in talks with multiple firms like online food-ordering and delivery service Swiggy, home services firm Urban Clap, […]

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Modi and Ghani resolve to end terror

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues and expressed their”firm resolve” to end the menace of terrorism. The two leaders also discussed ways to further the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan. “Furthering ‘neighbourhood first’ policy with a […]

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Raj govt tables bill to replace ordinance amid Opposition protest

Jaipur: Amid an uproar from the opposition Congress, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria today tabled in the Assembly a bill to replace its ordinance to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants from being investigated without its prior sanction. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, seeks to replace the September 7 ordinance, […]

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Centre to give assistance to Higher Educational institutes

Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre would take all necessary steps to solve the problems faced by higher education institutions in infrastructure development, Union Minister Satya Pal Singh said today. Speaking here after interacting with heads of various higher education institutes in Kerala, Singh said Centre would provide assistance to raise their academic standards.  The Minister of State for […]

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Gujarat cotton farmers to get Rs 100 per 20 kg bonus

Vadodara: The Gujarat government has declared a bonus of Rs 100 per 20 kg for cotton to be paid to farmers over and above the minimum support price (MSP). The bonus of Rs 100 per 20 kg for cotton will help cotton farmers get remunerative prices for their produce, an official release quoted Chief Minister […]