China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

🕔18:50, 18.Jun 2019

Beijing, June 18  As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m.

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Punjab seeks Centre’s help in foodgrain storage

Punjab seeks Centre’s help in foodgrain storage

🕔17:54, 18.Jun 2019

Chandigarh, June 18  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state. In a

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Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct

Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct

🕔17:52, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18 Within days of showing the door to a dozen senior Income Tax officials for alleged charges of misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding

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Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

🕔17:50, 18.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 18  Amid intense calls to break it down as the company has grown too big, Facebook on Tuesday announced its own digital wallet subsidiary called “Calibra” for its global cryptocurrency “Libra” which would be powered by Blockchain

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Truecaller gets free Internet voice call feature

Truecaller gets free Internet voice call feature

🕔17:47, 18.Jun 2019

Bengaluru, June 18  To facilitate high quality Internet calls, communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched a new feature called “Truecaller Voice” for its 140 million daily active users globally, the company said in a statement. The in-app voice over Internet

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Iran will not go to war with any nation: Rouhani

Iran will not go to war with any nation: Rouhani

🕔17:44, 18.Jun 2019

Tehran, June 18  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reaffirmed that his country does not seek war with any nation, but stressed that Tehran will come out as the ultimate winner of any warfare against it. “We will not wage

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BJP’s Om Birla surprise pick as LS Speaker

BJP’s Om Birla surprise pick as LS Speaker

🕔17:42, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi/Jaipur, June 18  Om Birla, BJPs two-time MP from Rajasthan, is the NDAs nominee for the post of Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and is set to be elected on Wednesday, with at least 10 parties, including outside

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World’s first ‘Green concrete’ trial begins in Sydney

World’s first ‘Green concrete’ trial begins in Sydney

🕔17:00, 18.Jun 2019

Sydney, June 18  In a world’s first, ‘green’ concrete” which is made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a road trial in Sydney. Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Sydney

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Nitish visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, toll rises to 107

Nitish visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, toll rises to 107

🕔13:33, 18.Jun 2019

Patna, June 18  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far. Nitish Kumar, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, visited the state-run Sri

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Agartala airport to be 3rd international airport in northeast

Agartala airport to be 3rd international airport in northeast

🕔13:32, 18.Jun 2019

Agartala, June 18  After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020, a Minister said here. “The Airport Authority of

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Thousands to participate in Indian mission-led Yoga Day events in UAE

Thousands to participate in Indian mission-led Yoga Day events in UAE

🕔13:31, 18.Jun 2019

Dubai, June 18  Thousands of residents will participate in events commemorating the fifth International Day of Yoga led by the Indian missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the media reported on Tuesday. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and

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NTPC’s ‘Super 30 Girls’ shine at IIT JEE Advanced

NTPC’s ‘Super 30 Girls’ shine at IIT JEE Advanced

🕔13:28, 18.Jun 2019

The young girls enrolled under NTPC’s ‘Super 30 girls’ Program, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative introduced by India’s largest power generating company have cracked the IIT JEE advanced. 5 girls among the group of 18 who had earlier qualified

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74 OIL Super 30 students qualify the 2019 IIT JEE (Advanced)

74 OIL Super 30 students qualify the 2019 IIT JEE (Advanced)

🕔13:25, 18.Jun 2019

Under OIL Super 30, 74 students have cracked the IIT JEE (Advanced) this year. This is a remarkable achievementunder the project, with 74 out of 143 students, who qualified for IIT JEE (Main), qualifying the prestigious IIT JEE (Advanced). OIL

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Soldier, 2 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Soldier, 2 militants killed in J&K gunfight

🕔09:48, 18.Jun 2019

Srinagar, June 18  An Indian Army soldier and two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police sources said. The soldier initially injured in the encounter between the security forces and militants in

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World Food India to be held from Nov 1-4

World Food India to be held from Nov 1-4

🕔06:57, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18  The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said on Monday that the World Food India (WFI) 2019 will be held from November 1-4. She said it will be the biggest gathering of all

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Railways, Railtel sign MoU to upgrade signalling system

Railways, Railtel sign MoU to upgrade signalling system

🕔06:55, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18  In a bid to modernise its signalling system, the Indian Railways on Monday signed an MoU to upgrade it on four sections, an official release said. The Railway Ministry release said that the Indian Railways signed

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India’s outbound capital in commercial realty rises 92%

India’s outbound capital in commercial realty rises 92%

🕔06:54, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18  In a sign of increasing attraction of the global market in comparison to India, outflow of capital from the country into commercial real estate market globally has surged significantly in the past one year, according to

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Vistara, GoAir launch summer offer

Vistara, GoAir launch summer offer

🕔06:53, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18  Local carriers Vistara and GoAir on Monday launched sale of tickets offering an attractive deal for flyers. Many popular destinations such as Goa, Kolkata and Bengaluru are covered under the pre-monsoon sale. While full-service Vistara has

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Bandhan Bank slashes microloan interest rate by 70 bps

Bandhan Bank slashes microloan interest rate by 70 bps

🕔06:52, 18.Jun 2019

Kolkata, June 18  Bandhan Bank on Monday said it would reduce its microloan interest rate by 70 basis points (bps) to 17.95 per cent, which would be applicable to new disbursements from June 18. “This reduction would bring down the

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Fitch pegs India’s growth at 6.6% in 2019-20

Fitch pegs India’s growth at 6.6% in 2019-20

🕔06:51, 18.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 18  Fitch Ratings on Monday saw India’s growth for FY 2019-20 at 6.6 per cent and 7.1 per cent in 2021-22. Fitch was optimistic on India’s growth, saying that the monetary and regulatory easing from the Reserve

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