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CM Kejriwal, Mamata meet in Delhi

DELHI(PTI): In a sign of growing bonhomie between the two leaders, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here. The meeting took place at Parliament House during which Banerjee introduced several of her party’s MPs to the Delhi Chief Minister. The meeting assumes significance in the run up to […]

Geneva-based agency Gavi to give $500 million to India for immunisation programme

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Geneva(PTI): A global agency has committed to offer $500 million to the Indian government over the next five years for supporting immunisation programme in the country. Geneva-based Gavi, a global vaccine alliance funded by Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation, among other donor organisations, has pledge this amount. Additional Secretary, Health, C K Mishra said Gavi […]

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Union Cabinet approves Real Estate Bill, 2015

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New Delhi(PTI): Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015, as reported by the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha. The Bill will now be taken up for consideration and passing by the Parliament. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet gave the nod to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) […]

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India has world’s 3rd largest base of tech startups: Google

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Hyderabad(PTI): With more than 4,100 enterprises, India is the third-largest base of tech startups in the world and the number is set to grow manifold over the next few years, technology giant Google said today. Highlighting the boom in India’s tech sector in recent years, Google India head Rajan Anandan said a connected India with […]

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Kriti Sanon takes London by storm during ‘Dilwale’ promotions

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Kriti Sanon recently visited London to promote her upcoming film Dilwale. The actress said she had a wonderful experience while in the country which gave her a warm welcome. Kriti, along with her co-stars Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol and fans danced on the tracks of the film, clicked lots of selfies and had […]

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Modi Govt approves mandatory jute packaging for foodgrains, sugar

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New Delhi(PTI): The government on Wednesday approved mandatory use of jute packaging material for foodgrains and sugar, a move which will provide relief to 3.7 lakh jute mill workers. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting today dcided that at least 90 per cent of foodgrain output and 20% of sugar production has […]

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Hopes of Indo-Pak series dying: PCB chief Shahryar Khan

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Islamabad: PCB chief Shahryar Khan today said that hopes of resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan with a short series later this month are “dying” with too little time left to organise the big ticket event. Shahryar said the Islamabad visit of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj did not help in revival […]

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Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover announces best ever November sales

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Mumbai(PTI): Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Wednesday reported its best ever November retail sales of 46,547 vehicles, up 27% as compared to November last year despite a slowdown in China, the world’s largest auto market. The Coventry-based luxury car maker sold 437,512 vehicles in the first 11 months of 2015, four per cent up […]

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Chennai floods: General insurers receive claims of over Rs 2,500 crore

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Chennai: Non-life insurers have so far received 10,000 claims valued at Rs 2,500 crore arising out of the Tamil Nadu deluge, a top insurance official said on Wednesday. “All non-life insurers put together have received 10,000 claims valued at Rs 2,500 crore from the Tamil Nadu floods and the industry is fully geared to face […]

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Donald Trump says parts of London too radicalised, Scotland Yard rubbishes claims

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London(AP): Scotland Yard has joined a general outcry in Britain against American presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s remarks over a ban on Muslims entering the US. As part of his controversial statement, the billionaire tycoon had said that police officers in London were afraid for their lives because some areas were so radicalised. “We would not […]

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