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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Woman Given Acid In place Of Water At Private Hospital, Dies

Muzaffarpur(PTI): A woman died here today upon accidently swallowing acid kept in a bottle given to her by staff of a private hospital when she asked for water to consume medicines. Shyamali Devi (60), resident of a village in Goraul police station area of neighbouring district of Vaishali, underwent an eye surgery at a hospital situated in Brahmapura police station...

Nirav Gate: PNB Scam And Nuptial Knots

Mumbai: India’s richest couple and Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s son Akash Ambani is reportedly getting married and his would be bride’s name is Shloka Mehta. Shloka is the daughter of Russel and Mona Mehta. The Mehtas own world’s largest diamond trading company, the ‘Rosy Blue Diamonds’. Engagement ceremony of Akash and Shloka will be held in Mumbai...

Indian Born Academician Named Dean Of MIT’s Engg School

New York (PTI):  An India-born academician at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been named as the dean of its engineering school. Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was last month named the dean of the MIT's School of Engineering. He assumed his new role effective July...

Business bodies in Kashmir to boycott meeting with Finance Min

The business fraternity in Kashmir today decided to boycott the pre-budget deliberations to be held by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu to protest against the government's failure to rehabilitate the flood-affected people and businessmen in the state. "There was a joint meeting of traders associations and it was decided that we will boycott the exercise of the Finance Ministry to hold...

Pallav Bagla Bags Indira Gandhi Prize For Popularisation Of Science

New Delhi (PTI): Science journalist Pallava Bagla was today awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for popularisation of science. More than a thousand fellows of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) collectively choose once in every three years the best populariser of science in the country. Bagla is the Science Editor with the NDTV and a science columnist with the Press Trust...

Poachers Remain A Threat To Tiger Conservation: Vardhan

New Delhi(PTI): Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said India is still battling with poachers to conserve tigers in the country, but expressed hope that with collective effort, the number of big cats in the country would be doubled in the next five years. India is currently home to 70 per cent of the world's tiger population in over 17 states and...

Bhubaneswar, The Cleanest City of India

Bhubaneswar: Already basking in the glory of winning the across the nation Smart City challenge, Bhubaneswar now has another plume on its top in the wake of being pronounced one of the cleanest urban communities in the nation by the Union Urban Development service under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The honor has brought cheers for its nationals. “We got a...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

Pratyusha Banerjee Death Case : Parents Seek Rajnath’s Intervention

Mumbai : Expressing disappointment over investigation by Mumbai Police into the demise of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her folks have composed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking an investigation an union agency into the case, police sources said yesterday. The two-page letter, written in Hindi, has asked for the Minister to hand over the investigation into...

Know Your Saree: From Farmer To Weaver To Designer

New Delhi (PTI):  In Ethicus, a fashion brand, the question of 'who you are wearing' is taken with all seriousness. No, not the designer, but the weaver. The weaver, who patiently wove every single thread to create the exquisite saree that the customer flaunts proudly. The brand has a policy for a mandatory label with the weaver's name and photo attached to...

Humanoid ‘Sophia’ Appeals For Collaborative Co-Existence

Mumbai(PTI): Sophia, a humanoid to be granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia, today appealed humans not to be fearful of machines and pitched for a "collaborative co-existence" in the future. In a 20-minute appearance marred by technical hiccups, Sophia said she was quiet worried about growing intolerance in the world and advised the human race to be "kind" to fellow creatures. This...

Not So Jumbo Size Selfie: Elephant Tramples Man To Death In Rourkela

Rourkela: In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old man was trampled to death by a stray elephant at a village near here today when he was trying to take a selfie with the jumbo, a forest official said. The incident took place in presence of forest department officials who tried to chase away the elephant from entering human habitated areas. The deceased...

Gayatri Sharaf, Suryamani Khuntia To Receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar: Two noted Odia litterateurs namely Gayatri Saraf and Suryamani Khuntia have been selected to receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2017 for their outstanding literary works. While Sharaf will get the prestigious award for her short story collection ‘Itabhatira Shilpi’, Khuntia will get the coveted award for his translation work ‘Juganta’. ‘Anahata Parampara’, ‘Alokita Andhara’, ‘Barshara Odhana Tale’, ‘Nila Janha ra Jui’...

18% to 5%- Revised GST on making charge of Gold Jewellery.

The Tax Reform will start from July 1. It came a news of relief for the jewellery processing industry as GST council revised the rate on making charge of Gold jewellery from 18 % to 5%. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in 16th GST meeting said,"The GST Council has received 133 representations. An officers' committee made recommendations after studying these...