Portfolios allocated to ministers in Rajasthan; Gehlot keeps 9, Pilot 5

Portfolios allocated to ministers in Rajasthan; Gehlot keeps 9, Pilot 5

🕔11:16, 27.Dec 2018

Jaipur, Dec 27  Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on early Thursday allocated portfolios to the Council of Ministers, three days after 23 ministers took oath, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot keeping key departments including Home, Finance and Personnel. The allocation of

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Maruti Suzuki recalls 5,900 Super Carry vehicles

Maruti Suzuki recalls 5,900 Super Carry vehicles

🕔10:40, 27.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 27 Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India has recalled 5,900 units of light commercial vehicle Super Carry. According to the company, it is “proactively and voluntarily” undertaking the recall campaign. “The company will inspect a possible defect in

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Amazon announces record sales for holiday season in 2018

Amazon announces record sales for holiday season in 2018

🕔10:39, 27.Dec 2018

San Francisco, Dec 27  US-based online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday announced a record-breaking holiday season as tens of millions of people have signed up for its Prime membership either by making paid service or on a trial basis. “Prime

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MSTC focuses on auctioning North-East’s agro, forest produces

MSTC focuses on auctioning North-East’s agro, forest produces

🕔10:38, 27.Dec 2018

Kolkata, Dec 27  State-run e-commerce company MSTC Ltd is focusing on auctioning of forest and agricultural produces from the north-eastern states in order to provide better prices to farmers and exploring various options to overcome logistics issues, an official said

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RBI launches survey on people’s retail payment habits

RBI launches survey on people’s retail payment habits

🕔10:36, 27.Dec 2018

Mumbai, Dec 27  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a survey to understand the “Retail Payment Habits of Individuals” (SRPHi). According to the central bank, the survey will cover a sample of 6,000 individuals from different socio-economic background

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Uber partners with DMRC for kiosks in 50 stations by H1 2019

Uber partners with DMRC for kiosks in 50 stations by H1 2019

🕔10:34, 27.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 27  Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said it entered into the second-phase of its partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to set up kiosks in 50 more metro stations by the first half of 2019. The

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Gadkari to lay foundation stone for 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation

Gadkari to lay foundation stone for 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation

🕔10:32, 27.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 27  In order to conserve the river Yamuna, Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stones for eleven projects under the Namami Gange Programme by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on Thursday, a

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Cold Thursday morning in Delhi; air quality ‘very poor’

Cold Thursday morning in Delhi; air quality ‘very poor’

🕔10:30, 27.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 27  It was a cold Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 3.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average, the Met Office said. The maximum temperature is expected to hover

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Russia to enhance economic competitiveness in response to sanctions: Putin

Russia to enhance economic competitiveness in response to sanctions: Putin

🕔10:29, 27.Dec 2018

Moscow, Dec 27  Russia needs to improve the competitiveness of its economy on a global scale in response to Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “Supporting Russian businesses and expanding their opportunities is a major priority that

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State-run banks strike work, services hit across country

State-run banks strike work, services hit across country

🕔18:42, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi/Kolkata/Mumbai/Chennai, Dec 26  Banking services at branches of state-run banks across the country were hit on Wednesday following the strike by unions against the proposed merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda, even as they promised

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NITI Aayog to release second delta ranking of backward districts

NITI Aayog to release second delta ranking of backward districts

🕔15:40, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26  The NITI Aayog will on Thursday release the second delta ranking of the most backward districts of the country — which it has dubbed as “aspirational districts” — reflecting the incremental progress made by them between

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5G-enabled, foldable smartphones became a reality

5G-enabled, foldable smartphones became a reality

🕔15:00, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26  As smartphones went through a couple of noticeable innovations in the hardware department in 2018 — especially Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven cameras and improved battery — the rise of 5G-ready and foldable devices stole the limelight. While

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New IS module busted by NIA in Delhi, UP; 10 arrested

New IS module busted by NIA in Delhi, UP; 10 arrested

🕔14:42, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26  The NIA on Wednesday claimed to have busted an Islamic State module by arresting 10 people, including the group leader, who were allegedly planning terror attacks targeting some political personalities and security establishments as well as

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Japan to resume commercial whaling from July 2019

Japan to resume commercial whaling from July 2019

🕔14:40, 26.Dec 2018

Tokyo, Dec 26  Japan on Wednesday announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conservation body and said it will resume commercial whale hunting from July 2019, a move that is likely to draw international criticism. The decision was

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India networking market grew 67% in Q3 2018, Cisco leads: IDC

India networking market grew 67% in Q3 2018, Cisco leads: IDC

🕔13:55, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26  Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 per cent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise digitalisation initiatives are

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We will win in 2019, save Sikkim from communal forces: CM Chamling

We will win in 2019, save Sikkim from communal forces: CM Chamling

🕔13:54, 26.Dec 2018

Gangtok, Dec 26  Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said that his government believes in inclusive politics and was confident of winning the 2019 Assembly elections, ensuring the border state remained free from influence of “negative and communal forces”. Addressing

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Militant hideout busted in J&K

Militant hideout busted in J&K

🕔13:51, 26.Dec 2018

Srinagar, Dec 26 Security forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout in a forest area close to Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo’s village, during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The search operation was launched

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4.8-magnitude quake hits Sicily

4.8-magnitude quake hits Sicily

🕔13:50, 26.Dec 2018

Palermo (Italy), Dec 26 A 4.8-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday hit Sicily around Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring at least two people, Italian media reported. The earthquake struck at 3.19 a.m. near Viagrande, the BBC reported. The residents panicked and

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Samsung India to launch 3 Galaxy ‘M’ phones in January

Samsung India to launch 3 Galaxy ‘M’ phones in January

🕔10:36, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26 Giving the New Year a head-start to capture the market, Samsung India has geared up to launch a new Galaxy ‘M’ series with three smartphones in January 2019. Reliable industry sources told IANS on Wednesday that the

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At 3.6, Delhi records lowest temperature so far

At 3.6, Delhi records lowest temperature so far

🕔10:35, 26.Dec 2018

New Delhi, Dec 26  It was a bitter cold morning in the national capital on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 3.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average — the lowest so far this season, the Met said.

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