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16 tourists drown in Andhra as boat capsizes in Krishna river 16 tourists drown in Andhra as boat capsizes in Krishna river
Amaravati: An overloaded boat carrying 38 people capsized in the Krishna river near Vijayawada on Sunday evening, resulting in the death of 16 tourists while seven others are missing, the police said. Fifteen people were rescued by local fishermen. The ill-fated boat was being operated by a private company and was said to be on a trial run. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams an...
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Rajasthan doctors end 7-day strike after talks with government Rajasthan doctors end 7-day strike after talks with government
Jaipur: Doctors in Rajasthan on Saturday ended their strike after successful talks with the Vasundhara Raje government. Rajasthan Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf held a meeting with a five-member delegation representing the doctors. With doctors calling off their agitation, the Rajasthan government had a sigh of relief as the health services in four districts of Rajasthan had taken a plung...
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Aadhaar-mobile number linkage must by Feburary 6, says Centre Aadhaar-mobile number linkage must by Feburary 6, says Centre
New Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that all mobile phone subscribers had to mandatorily link their numbers with their Aadhaar by February 6 under the e-KYC verification. While citing an order passed by the Supreme Court, the Centre said that it was the apex court which had approved the norm for mandatory Aadhaar-mobile number linkage in the Lokniti Foundation case on February 6, 2...
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Govt may make gold jewellery hallmarking mandatory by Jan Govt may make gold jewellery hallmarking mandatory by Jan
New Delhi: The government is planning to make hallmarking along with carat count mandatory for the gold jewellery sold in the country, Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. "At present people don't get to know quality of gold jewellery that they buy. We are planning to make hallmark for gold jewellery mandatory. It should be done by January," Paswan told reporters...
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Twitter launches 'Video Website Card' in India Twitter launches 'Video Website Card' in India
New Delhi: Twitter on Friday launched a "Video Website Card" to advertisers in India that is designed to work across a variety of brand`s objectives. It features an auto-playing video, a customisable headline and destination URL paired with a large tap target. Advertisers can elect to run this creative unit on the video views, website clicks or awareness objectives to optimise and pay for t...
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Pakistani newspaper blames anti-India hysteria for sky-high tomato prices Pakistani newspaper blames anti-India hysteria for sky-high tomato prices
New Delhi: An anti-India hysteria whipped up by the politicians is responsible for tomato prices peaking at Rs.300 per kg in Lahore and other cities in the country, a Pakistani daily said in an opinion piece on Friday. The article, published by the Dawn newspaper, criticized the government for not allowing import of ordinary goods from India and said that the anti-trade hysteria has hurt the or...
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Corporate India cuts gifting budget by 35-40% this Diwali Corporate India cuts gifting budget by 35-40% this Diwali
New Delhi: Concerned about slowdown and pressure on balance sheets, corporate India is going slow on Diwali gifts to its associates, networked partners and others, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 percent, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday. The reduction in gifts is more for outside connects than employees who are more or less receiving their annual gesture from their employers, the sur...
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Tata Teleservices to merge consumer mobile business with Bharti Airtel Tata Teleservices to merge consumer mobile business with Bharti Airtel
New Delhi: Tata Teleservices will merge with Bharti Airtel as the Tata group firm looks to tide over its financial woes by exiting the mobile telephony business. The companies said the deal is on a no-debt, no-cash basis, implying Airtel is not taking over any of the about Rs 40,000 crore debt with Tata Teleservices and is neither paying any cash. Even 70-80 percent of the Rs 9,000-10,000 cr...
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Kashmir 'mass rape' survivors fight for justice Kashmir 'mass rape' survivors fight for justice
More than 26 years ago, Indian soldiers allegedly raped more than 30 women in the Kashmiri villages of Kunan and Poshpora. Those who survived the attack are still fighting for justice. It was 23 February 1991. The people of Kunan, a tiny village in Indian administered Kashmir's Kupwara district, were retiring for the night after a cold winter day. Zooni and Zarina (not their real names) were al...
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India's $2.5bn scheme to electrify every household India's $2.5bn scheme to electrify every household
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a 16bn rupee scheme ($2.5bn; 1.8bn) to electrify all households by December 2018. It will cover more than 40 million families in rural and urban India - roughly a quarter of the population. The "Saubhagya scheme" will largely be funded by the federal government. The government also aims to provide free electricity to poor families identif...
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