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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government onWednesday claimed that there was no loss of life in theSimilipal National Park fire, which has been raging for arou...

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Molestation case lodged against National Book Trust editor

Newdelhi: An editor of the National Book Trust has been booked for allegedly molesting a woman in southwest Delhi last year, police said on Wednesday. According to an officer, the case was registered at the Vasant Kunj (North) police station on February 2 on the basis of the womans complaint against Rubin DCruz, who couldnt be reached for comment. The all...

Muraleedharan slams Tharoor for tweet taking dig at PM, Cong leader hits back

Newdelhi: Union minister V Muraleedharan slammed Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday for his tweet taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his beard, with the Congress leader hitting back, saying a lack of sense of humour appears to be a chronic condition for "Sanghis". Tagging a tweet by Tharoor that had a graphic illustration of the dipping GDP curve al...

UP: Man kills wife, two daughters with hammer over suspected illicit relations

Bulandshahr: A 60-year-old man allegedly bludgeoned his wife and two daughters to death with a hammer at their house here over suspicion that they had illicit relationships with outsiders, police said on Wednesday. While the wife and two daughters died, his third daughter, who was also attacked, survived and has been referred to nearby Meerut district for tre...

IIT-KGP researchers develop technology to improve efficiency in fertiliser applicatio...

Kolkata: Researchers at IIT Kharagpur havedeveloped a soil-mapping technology to bring efficiency in theuse of fertilisers in farmland, a statement issued by theinstitute said. The countrys food security programme largely relieson soil health and aims at increasing productivity and keepinginorganic components in check, it said. The differential global posi...

Army officer shoots himself dead in J-K

Srinagar: (Eds: fixing typo in headline) Srinagar, Mar 3  An Army officer allegedly shot himself dead at an Army depot in Khonmoh area of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said here.   Lieutenant Colonel Sudeep Bhagat, who was posted at the depot, died on the spot, they said. It was not immediately known why the officer took such an extreme step. PT...

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Newdelhi: Shares of IRCON International Ltd on Wednesday slipped over 7 per cent in early trade after the government announced its plan to pare its stake in the railway PSU. On BSE, the scrip slid 7.4 per cent to Rs 90.6. At the NSE, the shares were trading 7.45 per cent lower at Rs 90.6. Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secre...

Marico declares interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per share

Newdelhi: FMCG major Marico on Wednesday said its board has declared a second interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per equity share for FY2020-21. "The board of directors of the company at its meeting... approved the declaration of second interim equity dividend for the financial year 2020-21 of Rs 4.50 per equity share of Rs 1 each, being 450 per cent on the paid-...

COVID-19: Goa CM Pramod Sawant gets vaccine shot

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawantreceived his first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at aprimary health centre near here on Wednesday. The 47-year-old politician is a trained medicaldoctor and comes under the category of health professionals. A nurse explained the inoculation procedure to Sawantbefore he received the jab at the primary health cent...

Landslide blocks J-K highway

Banihal: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Wednesday due to a landslide in Jammu and Kashmirs Ramban district, leaving over 300 vehicles stranded, officials said. The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was blocked by a landslide at Shabanbass area in the district in the early hour...

RPP Infra Projects bags orders worth Rs 1,000 cr

Newdelhi: RPP Infra Projects on Wednesday said it has won four work orders worth Rs 1,000 crore. In a regulatory filing, RPP Infra Projects said it has received four letter of acceptance for four new orders. The value of the order is Rs 1,000.01 crore. The company said it has received order from Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board for Rs 131.14 cro...

Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, wont resign

Canberra: Australias attorney-general denied having sexual contact with a 16-year-old who had accused him of raping her 33 years ago and said Wednesday he would not resign as the nations top law officer. Christian Porter instead said he would take leave to care for his mental health after the allegations recently became public. Im going to take a couple of ...

Just 1 % of Fortune 500 companies led by Black chief executives: World Economic Forum...

Bengaluru: Just one per cent of Fortune 500companies are led by Black chief executives, Managing Directorat the World Economic Forum (WEF), Saadia Zahidi said. Bengaluru-headquartered information technology servicesmajor Wipro Limitedon Wednesdayannounced that it has joinedthePartnering for Racial Justice in Business initiativelaunched by the WEFto promo...

Biden health pick taking heat for support of abortion rights

Washington: President Joe Bidens pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They want to define him and the new administration as out of the mainstream. The nomination of Xavier Becerra faces a key vote Wednesday in the Senate Finance committee. Its a test, too, for national groups opposed to ab...

BJP MP's son shot at in UP, cops say attack staged

Lucknow: The son of BJP MP Kaushal Kishore was shot at in Lucknow on early Wednesday, but the police claimed that he had staged the attack on him by his brother-in-law to implicate some persons. Ayush (30), the son of the BJP MP from Mohanlalganj constituency, was shot at in the Madiaon area around 2 am. He was rushed to a hospital from where he was disc...

Prince Harry: Split from royal life unbelievably tough

Losangeles: Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find her way alone after she and Prince Charles divorced. Im just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you w...

US still open to nuclear talks after Iran's rejection

Washington: The Biden administration said Sunday it remains open to talks with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehrans rejection of an EU invitation to join a meeting with the U.S. and the other original participants in the agreement. A senior administration official said the U.S. was disappointed in the rejection but was flexible as to the timing an...

South Africa moves into lockdown level 1 after dramatic decline in COVID-19 cases

Johannesburg: South Africa will move into the lowest alert level-1 lockdown from Monday, further relaxing restrictions on movement, economic activities and gatherings, after a "dramatic" decline in COVID-19 cases over eight weeks. Alert level-1 is the lowest of five levels of lockdown, which was imposed almost a year ago following the outbreak of the coronavir...

Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan

Islamabad: The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report released Monday by a US government watchdog. The agency said it reviewed USD 7.8 billion spent since 2008 on buildings and vehicles. Only USD 343.2 million worth of buildings and vehicles wer...

BOC Aviation signs purchase-leaseback agreements with Indigo

Singapore: BOC Aviation Limited has signed purchase-and-leaseback agreements with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo) for eight new Airbus A320NEO aircraft. "The addition of these eight A320NEO aircraft demonstrates our confidence in the future growth of the aviation market in India," said Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer, ...

Syria reports Israeli missile attack near capital, Damascus

Damascus: Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs Sunday night to repel an Israeli missile attack, state media reported. There was no word on casualties. State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that most of the Israeli missiles were shot down before reaching their targets near Damascus. Israel has l...

Minari wins best foreign film Golden Globe after being deemed ineligible for best pic...

Losangeles: "Minari", a semi-autobiographical drama about a family of Korean immigrants trying to realise their American dream in the 1980s, has won the best foreign film Golden Globe following a controversy around the its classification that led the movie to be overlooked in the best picture race. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that...

John Boyega wins best supporting actor for Small Axe

Losangeles: Actor John Boyega won his first Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television supporting role for his work in Steve McQueens acclaimed anthology series "Small Axe". The "Star Wars" alum played Leroy Logan in the Red, White and Blue segment of the series, about the ordeal of a young black Londoner set on helping to break the colour ...

Miss India Delhi 2019 Mansi Sehgal joins AAP

Newdelhi: Former Miss India Delhi Mansi Sehgal joined the Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of party leader Raghav Chadha, the AAP said in a statement on Monday. Speaking on the occassion, Sehgal, Miss India Delhi 2019, said she was "inspired by the honest governance of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal" and therefore chose to join the AAP. For any nation to pr...

Indias COVID-19 cases surpass 1.11 crore; death toll reaches 1,57,157

Newdelhi: New Delhi, Mar 1 Indias COVID-19 tally surpassed 1.11 crore on Monday with 15,510 new infections, while the active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and were recorded at 1,68,627, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases reached 1,11,12,241 in the country, while the death toll rose to 1,5...

PM to inaugurate Maritime India Summit on Tuesday

Newdelhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Maritime India Summit 2021 via video conference on Tuesday, the Prime Ministers Office said. The Maritime India Summit 2021 is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on a virtual platform from March 2-4. The summit will visualise a roadmap for Indias maritime sector for t...
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