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3,296 officers punished by CVC for alleged graft: Government

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New Delhi, March 29 (PTI): A total of 3,296 officers of central government were awarded various punishments by the Central Vigilance Commission for alleged corruption in the year 2016, Lok Sabha was informed today. The reply by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said that in 2016, the Commission imposed […]

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195 million in India undernourished

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Guwahati, March 29 (PTI): Close to 195 million people in India still remain undernourished and do not have access to healthy diet, a seminar was told here today. Assam’s position was among one of the bottom five states of the country and was also lacking in its health and nutrition indicators with 36.4 per cent […]

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Tata Motors launches compact sedan Tigor

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It is Rs. 65,000 cheaper than its immediate competitor Swift Dzire Mumbai March 29 (PTI): In its bid to claw back both the wallet share as well as mindshare, Tata Motors on Wednesday launched its first compact sedan in a decade under the Tigor label with petrol and diesel options and with attractive pricing beginning […]

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Sensex ends 122 points higher ahead of F&O expiry, SBI soars

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Sensex ends 122 points higher ahead of F&O expiry, SBI soars

Mumbai, March 29 (PTI): The stocks saw a rockier ride on Wednesday, but in the end, the Sensex ended up for the second day as it climbed 122 points to about 1-week high of 29,531, spurred by SBI and ICICI Bank, ahead of the derivatives expiry on Thursday. The volatility set in after the verdict […]

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L&T secures Rs 2,400-crore job orders

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New Delhi March 29 (PTI): Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednseday said its construction arm has won orders worth Rs 2,400 crore in domestic and international markets. “The power transmission and distribution business of L&T Construction has recently bagged major orders worth rs2,400 crore in the domestic and international markets,” the engineering and construction major […]

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1,832 govt appointments through fake caste certificates: government

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New Delhi, March 29 (PTI): As many as 1,832 appointments in government departments were allegedly secured through fake caste certificates, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. A majority of them, over 1,200, were in financial institutions like public sector banks and insurance companies. The central government had undertaken a one-time exercise to collect information about […]

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Pregnant woman writes to PM, urges to put end to triple talaq

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Saharanpur (UP), March 29 (PTI): A three-month pregnant woman here has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging to bring to end Triple Talaq after her husband abandoned her fearing she may give birth to a girl again. The woman, Shagufta, has claimed her in-laws were pressurising her to go for abortion, while her husband […]

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Mohammad Irfan banned for a year, admits to fixing approach

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Karachi, March 29 (PTI): Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan was today slapped with a one-year ban and fined USD 1,000 after he admitted to have failed in reporting a spot-fixing approach by bookmakers during the Pakistan Super League. “You are aware that on March 14th the board called in and suspended me on the basis of […]

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Donald Trump signs order to roll back Obama’s climate change measures

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Donald Trump signs order to roll back Obama’s climate change measures

Washington : President Donald Trump, accompanied by coal miners and, from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, second from right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Vice President Mike Pence, far right, holds up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. AP/PTI(AP3_29_2017_000007B)

Washington, March 29 (PTI): US President Donald Trump today signed another controversial executive order to radically change his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate policies, dealing a body blow to the international efforts to combat global warming. Trump signed the order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), keeping his campaign promise to support the coal industry.

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Brexit countdown begins as Article 50 triggered

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London : Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons in London  in this image taken from video  Wednesday March 29, 2017. May will announce to Parliament that Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, ending a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory. AP/PTI(PTI3_29_2017_000129B)

London, March 29 (PTI): Prime Minister Theresa May today said there could be “no turning back” as the countdown to Britain’s exit from the EU began after the British envoy to the economic bloc delivered her letter to the European Council in Brussels, announcing the UK’s intention to end its 44-year association. In her statement […]

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