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No salary for Anil Ambani as Reliance flounders …

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No salary for Anil Ambani as Reliance flounders …

Is it time for Reliance communications to do rethink a lot of their strategy? Battle of the Ambani Brothers is on, Rcom vs Jio vs others? The news is that Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has “voluntarily” decided not to draw any salary or commission from debt laden flagship firm Reliance Communications (RCom) in current […]

Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

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Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

The offering of one’s own blood is one of the greatest ways to show devotion, and the  famous Sai Baba temple at Shirdi is providing facilities for devotees to do just that. Devotees offer their hair at Sri Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, atop seven hills at Tirupati, but blood donation is by far a more […]

Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

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Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India’s Government to appease its ultra conservative Hindu vote-base, is being seen by the nation’s meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses  ultra conservative Hindus do not agree with. Other critics argue the ban is an attempt to control what people eat, […]

Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

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Bangladesh Gold-fingers its jewellers!

DHAKA – Do high taxes encourage gold smuggling to Bangladesh? Amidst  news of raids and  seizures and human mules with gold bars up their rectums, the nation’s jewellers are not amused. Bangladesh doesn’t own a single gold mine! Bangladeshi authorities have confiscated half a tonne of gold from a top jeweller, officials said on Sunday […]

Farmers’ Strike hits Bombay, veggies soar!

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Farmers’ Strike hits Bombay, veggies soar!

Bombay (Mumbai) – Farmers from India’s western state of Maharashtra started an indefinite strike on Thursday (June 1), curtailing the supply of vegetables, fruits and milk to cities such as Mumbai in a move that could push up food prices in the coming days. Indebted farmers are demanding a waiver on loans from the government […]

Death certificate to Leather industry?

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Death certificate to Leather industry?

NEW DELHI: The knee -jerk ‘cattle sale’ ban is already having a fallout. The leather industry say they have been handed a ‘death certificate ‘ by the Modi government. Over the past few days,  Indian exporters were scrambling  to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown […]

Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

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Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

New Delhi: The illegal felling of trees especially around the Taj Mahal is serious, and the NGT isn’t going to let anyone get away with it. A former Agra Divisional Forest Officer had allegedly cut 8,000 trees in Babarpur and around 4,000 trees in 500-metre-radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone. The National […]

When the weather turns killer …

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When the weather turns killer …

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) Rains brought grief as well as relief in north India with seven persons killed in weather- related incidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich even though Odisha continued to sizzle in the intense summer heat. According to District Magistrate of Bahraich, Ajay Deep Singh, “As many as five persons died in Mihipurwa […]

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

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Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand:  A three-day synchronised elephant census is going on  in four  states of Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh today to avoid duplication and arrive at a more accurate count for the first time in India. Part of the 7th All India Elephant Census under Project Elephant, the census is deploying an identical set of […]

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

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Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

A company has been implanting microchips into its employees since 2015! It’s a Swedish startup called Epicentre. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand. The […]

Gandhi ‘bahus’  endorse tax free Pads

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Gandhi ‘bahus’ endorse tax free Pads

New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins. It may be mentioned that BJP minister Maneka Gandhi has also supported the idea of removing taxes on the item. Mrs Gandhi recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. […]