Day: August 8, 2018

When External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Has To Consult A Volcano In Indonesia

August 8, 2018

Sushma Swaraj was responding to a twitter user who was asking about advisory for tourists. New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for keeping in touch with people over Twitter, had everyone in splits when she said she will need to consult a volcano in Indonesia in response to an Indian’s query asking if […]

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Criticises Prime Minister Narendra Modi For ‘Silence’ On Cow Vigilantism

August 8, 2018

Shashi Tharoor said should reassure, but the prime minister prefers silence. (File Photo) New Delhi:  Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “silence” on cow vigilantism and “rising intolerance” in the country and said the “Hindu rashtra project” being promoted in the name of nationalism would be a […]

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State Troopers To Attend Neighbouring State’s Independence Day Parade

August 8, 2018

This has been suggested to make the inter-state cooperation among the armed forces stronger Agartala:  For the first time in India, security personnel of each state in the country will attend the main Independence Day function in the neighbouring state to strengthen the cooperation among the armed forces, a top police officer said in Agartala […]

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CBI Starts Probe In Cambridge Analytica Data Breach Case

August 8, 2018

CBI’s move comes within fortnight of it receiving a reference from Centre to start a probe New Delhi:  The CBI has initiated a “Preliminary Enquiry (PE)” against British political consulting firms Cambridge Analytica (New York) and Global Science Research (GSR) Ltd, which allegedly illegally obtained Facebook data of Indians. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) […]

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Marathwada, Maharashtra Farmer Files Complaint Against IMD India Meteorological Department For ‘Wrong’ Weather Forecast

August 8, 2018

The complaint was filed by Manik Kadam of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (Representational) Mumbai:  Farmers from a village in Marathwada region have filed a police complaint against the India Meteorological Department, accusing it of colluding with seed and pesticide manufacturers and inflating the monsoon forecast figures. The complaint, filed at the Parbhani rural police station on […]

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Vijay Mallya’s Comment On Jail Conditions In India Mentioned In Supreme Court

August 8, 2018

Vijay Mallya had spoken about deplorable conditions in Indian jails before a London court (File Photo) New Delhi:  The issue of embattled businessman Vijay Mallya speaking about deplorable conditions in Indian jails before a London court found mention on Wednesday in the Supreme Court which was hearing a matter related to prison reforms. “You must […]

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Court Fumes At Lawyer During Kasauli Hearing

August 8, 2018

The bench posted the matter for hearing in October. New Delhi:  An advocate was on Wednesday told by the Supreme Court not to be a ‘chamach’ (spoon) of the state when he drew its attention to the fact that the wife of an apex court judge, hearing a matter regarding unauthorised constructions in Kasauli in […]

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TDP Telugu Desam Party To Back BK Hariprasad Opposition Candidate For Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Post

August 8, 2018

New Delhi:  The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will back Congress leader BK Hariprasad, the opposition candidate for the election to the post of the Rajya Sabha’s deputy chairman, the party said on Wednesday. The NDA’s candidate is Harivansh Narayan Singh of the JD(U) for the election. “We have decided to support Congress leader BK Hariprasad,” […]

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Rahul Gandhi Cancels Delhi Meeting To Attend Kalaignar M Karunanidhi’s Funeral

August 8, 2018

Mumbai:  The meeting convened by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the current political scenario and Maratha quota stir stood cancelled as he had to attend DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi’s burial in Chennai on Wednesday. Karunanidhi, 94, died on Tuesday following prolonged illness. Senior Congress leaders from Maharashtra, including state unit president Ashok […]

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With India’s “Largest” 1,000-Seater Restaurant, IKEA Bets Big On Indians’ Tastebuds

August 8, 2018

Ikea, Hyderabad: Ikea will offer a wide range of food items from Swedish and Indian cuisines Hyderabad:  Ikea is set to leap into a milestone of sorts with the launch of its sprawling 37,000 square-metre store in Hyderabad today. For its launch, Ikea is betting big on tempting the average Indian’s taste buds by launching […]

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