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New Delhi: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two union territories. She could ...
New Delhi: Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati's resignation from the House after it was submitted in the prescribed format.On Thursday, Mayawati handed over hand-written resignation letter to Ansari, which he accepted.According to the Rajya Sabha's Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business, a member who intends ...
Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India thrash Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's in London. Electing to bat after winning the toss in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side semi-final at the County Ground here, Kaur hammered her third One-day ...
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Calling the month-long military stand-off between India and China at Doklam part of a mind game, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran on Thursday said there was a possibility of a prolonged impasse and even "punitive action" caused by Chinese "frustration" over confrontation with India in a third nation's territory. Saran added that while there have been incursions in the ...
[India], Jul 20 (ANI): Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday froze the bank accounts of top three leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to trace their source of funds.The GJM leaders whose accounts have been frozen include Morcha's president Bimal Gurung, Roshan Giri and Binay Tamang.The investigative agency acted upon a complaint filed by Sumojit Rai at Sadar Police Station ...
[India], July 20 (ANI): Pitching for the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) to play a more proactive and responsible role in implementing policy-related projects and face existing geo-political challenges professionally, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran said Thursday, "We simply don't have what I would call a government approach to these kind of challenges."He was referring to the impasse between India, ...
By Yeganeh Torbati and Ernest Scheyder WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft . The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday morning slapped the world's largest publicly traded oil producer with the fine for "reckless ...
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking a more positive spin on U.S.-China economic talks viewed as ending in discord, China said on Thursday that the two sides agreed to "active and effective measures" to reduce global excess steel production capacity. The statement issued a day after the talks by the Chinese embassy in Washington did not elaborate on the measures discussed by U.S. Commerce ...
After the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam essentially fractured into factions. Sasikala, a long time aide and confidant of the former CM, emerged as a leader of one of those factions. However, earlier this year, she along with her sister-in-law Elavarasi and nephew VK Sudhakaran, were found guilty in a two decade old disproportionate ...
(IAS training batch 2016 at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration - Image source: Facebook/IndianAdministrativeServiceOfficial)It all actually started with Moses, he of the flowing white mane and AMS ( Anger Management Syndrome), when he descended form Mount Sinaii clutching the tablet on which were inscribed the Ten Commandments.  It WAS a tablet, and not an IPad or Notebook, ...
By Yeganeh Torbati and Ernest Scheyder WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft . The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday morning slapped the world's largest publicly traded oil producer with the fine for "reckless ...
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking a more positive spin on U.S.-China economic talks viewed as ending in discord, China said on Thursday that the two sides agreed to "active and effective measures" to reduce global excess steel production capacity. The statement issued a day after the talks by the Chinese embassy in Washington did not elaborate on the measures discussed by U.S. Commerce ...
July 20 (Reuters) - Wipro Ltd: * Exec says regulatory uncertainties in healthcare market part of second quarter guidance‍​ * Exec says "localization remains top priority" * Exec says "safe to assume that we will be able to complete buyback mid October to early November time frame" Further company coverage: ...
BERLIN  - Nestle Chief Executive Mark Schneider does not rule out larger acquisitions in health-science operations to prop up sales, according to Germany's Manager Magazin. "I am not ruling this out," Schneider said when asked whether plans to raise sales of the health-science division to 10 billion Swiss Francs $10.41 billion) from 2 billion required bigger purchases. "But we are acting prudently." ...
London: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is "not a woman", and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn't want to "provoke him".The Russian President's comments came in series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone on topics ranging from geopolitics to gay rights and Edward Snowden."The Putin Interviews", a documentary comprised of ...
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned training institutions from offering courses on Reiki therapy, the media reported on Tuesday. The ban covers 1,000 private training centres which will be monitored to ensure compliance, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban followed an order issued this month to stop all forms of Reiki therapy in Saudi Arabia. Reiki is an alternative therapy that is said to reduce stress ...
State Bank of India (SBI) has released the results of the written examination held for the recruitment of 554 special management executives (SME).Candidates, who had appeared for the exams can check their status on the official website, sbi.co.in SBI had invited online applications from eligible candidates in the month of May 2017, for the recruitment of special management executives (SME).Of the ...
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has postponed the dates of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam 2017.An official notification regarding the change of dates is published on their website, ssc.nic.in according to which, the examinations will start from August 5 onwards.SSC had invited online applications in the month of May, from candidates for the recruitment of various posts in central govt departments ...


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