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Gujarat is going all out to secure FDI at upcoming investment summit

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PMO steps in to allay exporters' concerns on stuck GST refunds

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Indian Railways to foray into education, convert hospitals to colleges

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Preliminary work on Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link project finally under way

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For debt-laden Jet Airways, bitter foe Tata turns into timely saviour

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Infosys building $35 mn education centre in US (Lead, correcting headline)

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Delhi police digitises malkhanas across 12 police stations

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The Delhi Police's west district digitised all malkhanas, rooms for keeping seized arms and ammunition, across its 12 police stations on Friday, police said. Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik inaugurated the e-malkhana project of west district at the Punjabi Bagh police station. It has become the fourth district in Delhi to achieve complete digitisation of malkhanas in all its 12 police stations. The digitisation of all case properties, their bar-coding, packaging in boxes, arrangement in order in proper shelves/sheds marks is a leap for the Delhi Police towards achievement of the objective of Smart Policing and the Swachh Bharat Mission, they added. E-malkhana project will pave the way for handling of case properties in a more professional manner. "Maintenance of malkhana has always been a priority to keep the case property in safe custody and its retrieval for presenting before the court and back safely. After digitisation, it would be easy to retrieve the case property and ...
                 

CBI vs CBI: CVC submits report; next Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday

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Mohan Bhagwat urges for establishing Ram Rajya in country

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday said the Sangh should support its affiliates which are holding a Dharm Sabha in Ayodhya for the construction of Ram temple and stressed that 'Ram Rajya' should be established in the country. He was speaking on the last day of the six-day 'Pracharak Warg Shivir', held in Koirajpur, which was attended by over 250 regional heads of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Sources said that at the strategy meet here, issues such as increasing the number of shakhas and adding more volunteers into the fold took the centre stage. He said 'Ram Rajya' should be established in the country and that the Sangh should support its affiliates which are holding a Dharm Sabha on November 25 in Ayodhya to press for construction of a Ram Temple. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) would organise the the Dharm Sabha to apprise the government and the court of Hindu sentiments on the issue of Ram temple. The RSS chief said the Hindus had an emotional connect with the temple and expected ...
                 

US firm alleges Rs 14 cr fraud by Noida-based IT consultancy

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The CEO of a US-based software company has alleged fraud to the tune of nearly Rs 14 crore by the owner of a Noida-based firm for almost a decade which was tasked to build technology support for it and providing Indian engineers, police said Friday. The Noida-based firm's owner has been accused of fraudulently hiring inexperienced developers by forging their identities, experience and even employing ghost personnel while charging the American company heavily for the services including developing software which it further sold to other clients in the US from 2006 till 2015, they said. Noida Police said they have launched probe after a complaint was made by San Francisco, California based Phill Alaph, Director and CEO of technology company Vsolay Inc. against Himanshu Khatri, who ran the IT consultancy My Mind Infotech Pvt Ltd in Sector-2 of Noida. According to the FIR lodged at the Noida Sector-20 police station on November 14, he has also accused Khatri of yielding "extremely low .....
                 

Volkswagen to spend 44 bn euros on 'electric offensive'

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German auto giant Volkswagen said Friday it will invest 44 billion euros by 2023 in the smarter, greener cars of the future as it ramps up efforts to shake off the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal. Over the coming five years, VW said it aims to spend "almost 44 billion euros" ($50 billion) on electric, self-driving and connected cars as well as mobility services like car sharing. The figure represents roughly a third of the group's planned expenditure between now and 2023, and the bulk of it will go on developing e-cars, VW said following a supervisory board meeting on future strategy. Volkswagen's "electric offensive" underscores just how serious the automaker is about closing the gap with Asian competitors and US tech giant Tesla who have had a head start in the e-car race. "We want to make Volkswagen the global number one in e-mobility," CEO Herbert Diess told reporters. "The time has come to take further technology and product decisions to achieve that goal." The group, .....
                 

Bihar court orders to attach Manju Verma's properties

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SIMBEX silver jubilee: Singaporean ships arrive at Visakhapatnam

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Ships of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) arrived at Visakhapatnam on Friday after an intense sea phase of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.Ships, submarines and aircraft of India and Singapore undertook multi-dimensional exercises at sea at a high degree of complexity. After the initial harbour phase at Port Blair, the exercises witnessed action at sea and have now shifted gears to the second harbour phase at Visakhapatnam which is home to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of the Indian Navy.SIMBEX has marked its silver jubilee and is currently underway. This year, the exercises are being conducted in four phases, two each in the harbour at Port Blair and Visakhapatnam and two sea phases in the Bay of Bengal. Few in 1994 would have predicted that the maiden basic Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises that were held that year between navies of India and Singapore would transform into the high-level maritime exercises in the years..
                 

Wanting to be expelled, Cong leader stunned over being made star campaigner

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Senior Congress leader and former MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Friday claimed that he has publicly asked his party to expel him.Satyavrat, says that he is astonished that despite him openly urging his party to remove him from the Congress, he is still the part of the political outfit and has been made a star-campaigner.Dejected over denial of Congress ticket to his son, Satyavrat, said he will not leave his son to fend for himself.Satyavrat's son, Nitin Chaturvedi is contesting on Samajwadi Party ticket from Rajnagar.Speaking to ANI about his declaration of campaigning for his Samajwadi party candidate son despite being made a star-campaigner by Congress he said, "This is what is astonishing and I don't know how this party is working. I have openly stated that I am campaigning for my son who is contesting on a ticket of Samajwadi party. Still congress is making me a star campaigner. I am unable to understand how this party is functioning. I am continuously demanding to remove me from ....
                 

Duracell power bank review: The power-carrying pink bunny is back

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Here's why Indian Sign Language needs a wider acceptability in the country

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Textile experts share tips on how to store and maintain vintage weaves

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A question of autonomy: How independent can independent agencies really be?

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Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone wedding: Shallow stories of a deep affair

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US FDA completes audit of Dr Reddy's Srikakulum plant; stock rises

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China calls for synergy between OBOR, India's Act East policy amid tensions

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Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls 2018: Indore BJP infighting comes to fore

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Where Stan Lee's fictional superheroes lived in the real New York

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Why Saffronart's Dinesh Vazirani is upbeat about getting into art education

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UK business backs Theresa May's Brexit deal but plans for the worst

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Congress crying over note ban as it lost 'deposits of 4 generations': Modi

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Slogans, populism cannot guide economic policymaking: Arun Jaitley

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Search panel shortlists 5-10 bank chiefs, including MNC to lead YES Bank

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'Rebels to soon have enough support to trigger confidence vote against May'

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Fares spike by 86% as runway shut at Delhi airport and demand remains high

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PM Modi likely to address about 25 rallies in 5 poll-bound states

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Rupee closes at fresh 2-month high of 71.93 a dollar despite oil rebound

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Forex reserves drop by $121.2 mn to $393.01 mn on dip in currency assets

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Naidu govt trying to ensure its corruption is not exposed, claims BJP

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Modi embraces Maldives as President Solih takes office, China out of favour

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Tata Investment Corporation board approves Rs 450-cr share buyback

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Tata Investment Corporation Friday said the board has approved buyback of up to 45 lakh shares aggregating a sum of Rs 450 crore. The board of directors of the company at its meeting held Friday approved the buyback of the shares amounting to 8.17 per cent of the total paid-up equity share capital at Rs 1,000 per equity share, Tata Investment Corporation said in a regulatory filing. The buyback is proposed to be made from the shareholders of the company on a proportionate basis under the tender offer route using the stock exchange mechanism in accordance with the SEBI guidelines, it added. The size of the buyback does not include any expenses incurred or to be incurred in the exercise such as fees for filing and advisory, public announcement publication expenses, printing and dispatch expenses, it added. The company said the buyback is subject to approval of its shareholders to be taken as a special resolution through a postal ballot...
                 

Blocking CBI a precautionary measure: Andhra Home Minister

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N Chinarajappa, the Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has termed his government's decision of blocking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the state as a precautionary measure because they feel the premier investigation agency is being misused."If you see the developments in last 2-3 months, CBI is being misused for political purposes. There is a change in even the CBI. People, intellectuals and advocates of Andhra Pradesh are suggesting that the state government should be careful. In that wake, this GO is issued with the thought to stand individual," said Chinarajappa.Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh government on Friday withdrew the 'general consent' to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct raids and carry out investigations on central establishments in Andhra Pradesh."The CBI can enquire on central government agencies or central government employees but it has no jurisdiction on Andhra Pradesh government," Chinarajappa added.The state home minister denied that .....
                 

Vibrant Gujarat summit: Rupani woos companies, investors at Delhi roadshow

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MLA murder case: SC extends interim bail to D P Yadav till Dec 5

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The Supreme Court on Friday extended till December 5 the interim bail granted to controversial Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav, convicted in a murder case, on medical grounds. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi noted the submission of the counsel appearing for Yadav that he has undergone a major spinal surgery and was reportedly suffering from some post-operative complications which have been certified by the doctors to require him to be admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. It, however, directed the politician to surrender before Dehradun jail authorities on December 6 to serve the remainder of his life sentence. The apex court was informed that Yadav is presently "in transit to report to the Jailor of the Dehradun Jail in view of its October 23 order directing him to surrender today". "The doctors in the Yashoda Hospital and Research Centre, Ghaziabad have certified that the appellant/applicant is suffering from certain postoperative complications, as already .....
                 

Startups showcase tech for social needs at convention

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Keeping in mind that no technology is complete until it is of use to the common man, Maker Village, the country's largest hardware incubator, has come up with an array of startups that employs state-of-the-art technology to tackle social needs. As many as 14 startups have lined up at a technology expo at the ongoing TiEcon Kerala 2018 which is the state's largest entrepreneurs' convention, a release said here Friday. The startups at the two-day event concluding on Saturday display a wide range of technologies that could deal with rural, environmental, healthcare, disaster management and other requirements of society. For instance, Ascent Technologies, a startup incubated at Maker Village, has come up with a mapping system that can identify the right hospital and doctor as well as the availability of ambulance during an emergency, says Prasad Balakrishnan Nair, CEO, Maker Village. Yet another startup has developed a portable ECG monitoring system at an affordable .....
                 

5 NDFB cadres, 2 NSCN (R) workers held ahead of ULFA (I) Nov

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Ahead of the ULFA (I) protest day on November 27, security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have apprehended five cadres of outlawed NDFB and two over ground workers of NSCN (R) in separate operations in the state. The Jairampur Battalion of Assam Rifles in an operation, apprehended five rebels of the NDFB from Old Khamdo village in Changlang district on Thursday night, Kohima-based Defence Spokesman Col Chiranjit Konwer said in a communiqu on Friday. They were identified as Biswajit Basumatray alias B Birsha, Birkhang Basumatray alias B Bwsrang, Divika Muchhary alias M Daobaisuli, Sampa Basumatray alias Sarfao and Dwimu Brahma alias B Dwijiri. Large number of arms and ammunitions, including four pistols and one carbine along with other incriminating documents, were recovered from their possession, the spokesman said. In an another drive, the Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles nabbed two linkmen of NSCN(R) from Ledo and Margherita areas under Tinsukia district of Assam on .....
                 

HC directs EOW to quiz 3 company officials, probe assets in Rs 1,137 cr cheating case

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The Madras High Court has directed the Economic Offences Wing of Tamil Nadu Police to take into custody three erstwhile officials of Disc Assets Lead (India) Limited, lodged in the Madurai central prison, and probe their assets in the alleged Rs 1,137 crore cheating case. A bench comprising justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee, before which the matter came up for hearing on November 14, directed the investigating agency to take the three to the registered office of the company in Madurai and other places to secure the documents related to immovable properties and other valuables. The bench, while denying bail to the three -- erstwhile Managing Director V Janardhanan and directors N M Umashankar and N Arun-- granted the investigators the right to break open lockers, if any, and take an inventory of all articles found in them. It allowed them to also videograph and photographs the items, if required. The counsel for the three submitted that they had furnished the property .....
                 

Denied party ticket, former JMC mayor Jyoti resigns as PCC member, general secretary

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Former mayor of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) Jyoti Khandelwal on Friday resigned as the member and the general secretary of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), a day after she was denied ticket for the upcoming assembly polls in the state. Khandelwal was expecting a ticket from Kishanpol constituency in Jaipur district, but was replaced by Ameen Kagzi in the first list of candidates released by the Congress on late Thursday night. She said she fulfilled all the criteria decided by party president Rahul Gandhi yet she was denied ticket. "The Congress president had said in public meetings that women will be given priority. I fulfilled all the criteria. I have worked hard for the party and in the constituency yet I was denied ticket," she said. "As a mark of protest, I resigned as PCC member and general secretary. I will remain only a party worker," Khandelwal told reporters here. She said she was ready to contest polls from any constituency and the party had to take a call on .....
                 

Fake cases levied against us as part of political vendetta: Tejaswi Yadav

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other biggies of BJP are in connivance with the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and are leveling fake allegations against his family by misuse of various agencies that act on their behest.Yadav alleged that BJP is acting with political vendetta and is grossly misusing the various central agencies including Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). Citing the CBI director Alok Verma's report to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Yadav claims that the report has allegedly mentioned the wrongdoings by the government on Yadav family and is substantiated by appropriate facts."I am saying it since the beginning that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar, and Sushil Modi have been leveling fake cases against us as part of their political vendetta. But we are not scared of their acts," Yadav said."After the legal wing of the CBI, now .....
                 

Wild cards for Kadhe, Goveas at Challenger Tennis

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Local boys Arjun Kadhe and Aryan Goveas have been awarded main draw singles wild cards at the KPIT men's Challenger tennis startinghere Saturday. The tournament is to be held at the Mhalunge-Balewadi tenniscomplex and will conclude on November 24. Apart from Davis Cuppers Ramkumar Ramnathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran,who have entry into the main singles draw on their own ranking strength, and four Indian wild cards, the organisers expect a couple of more Indians to come from the qualifying draw. Andrei Kornilov of Uzbekistan has been nominated ATP Supervisor for the event, while Nitin Kannanwar will be the ATP Referee. The qualifying rounds will be played on November 17 and 18 followed by the main draw which begins on November 19. The semifinals and doubles final is scheduled for November 23. The winner of the ATP Challenger will get USD 7,200 (Rs 5,25,000) and gain 80 ATP points, while the runner up will get USD 4,053 (Rs 2,95,000) and 55 ATP points, a media release .....
                 

Rhino poacher contesting rural polls unacceptable: Aaranyak

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An environmental organisation on Friday expressed concern over the participation of an alleged rhino poacher in the forthcoming Panchayat elections in Assam. Environmental and biodiversity organisation 'Aaranyak' said the alleged rhino poacher -- Ganesh Doley -- filed nominations yesterday at Bokakhat to contest for the post of president of the Gaon Panchayat as an AGP candidate from Dhansirimukh in Golaghat district. "We are concerned that a person against whom cases related to rhino hunting and illegal arms are lodged, such accused are in election fray and have received tickets from a political party," Aaranyak's Secretary General Bibhab Talukdar said. He said it is further indication that cases needed to be framed properly by law enforcement agencies to secure conviction so that rhinos are protected and accused are punished within the legal framework of India. According to the police, Doley was arrested and jailed in 2012 in relation to a rhino poaching case in .....
                 

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund situated on govt land, Centre tells HC on eviction notice

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The Centre told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the land where Teen Murti Estate, which includes Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF), is situated has belonged to the government since the establishment of the national capital. The Centre's response came on a petition filed by JNMF seeking to set aside the estate officer's October 15 eviction notice. The Fund has been located at Teen Murti, once the residence of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, since 1967. JNMF was set up in 1964. Its offices are not part of the main building but occupy a set of barracks on its eastern side with a separate entry from Teen Murti Marg. Justice Anu Malhotra listed the matter for further hearing on December 4 after senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for JNMF, said they have received the government's response on Thursday and sought some time to file the rejoinder. The court, which had on November 1 stayed the proceedings before the Directorate of Estates, said status quo be maintained..
                 

Smriti Irani roots for women entrepreneurs, calls them more credit worthy

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Gukesh, Savitha win gold medals in World Cadets Chess Championship

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International Master Gukesh D and Savitha Shri B won gold medals in U-12 Open and girls category respectively at the World Cadets Chess Championship in Spain. The Championship, which ended at Galicia on Thursday, was held for the age groups U-8, U-10 and U-12, girls and Open. A record number of 851 participants from 86 federations took part in the Championships. There were 542 players in open section and 309 players in girls' section. Gukesh with 10 wins and a loss comfortably won the title by a huge margin of 1.5 points. Playing white against Razafindratsima Timothe of France, Gukesh opted for the Double fianchetto variation and ruthlessly attacked on the K-side and mated his opponent in 54 moves. The 2nd and 3rd places were won by Murzin Volodor of Russia and Chasin Nico of USA. Savitha of Tamil Nadu effortlessly won the gold in U-12 girls category with 8 wins and 2 draws. Facing the Chigorin defence, she comfortably drew her final round in 38 moves against the Russian Zavivaeve .....
                 

No concrete proposal yet for taking over struggling Jet Airways: Tata Sons

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Congress a manufacturer of lies: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called the Congress party a "manufacturer of lies".The Prime Minister while addressing an election rally here said ,"These elections are not about who would win or who would not win. These elections are about welfare of people of Madhya Pradesh.""What did the four generations of a party do for our country? However, a tea-seller, did what not in just four years? "he added.Underlining the initiatives taken by the Madhya Pradesh Government-led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the past 15 years, the Prime Minister said that the Congress would never speak of the good work Chouhan did during his three tenures.He said that the Congress party was in power in Madhya Pradesh for so long, but did not do anything for the development of the people. One cannot draw a comparison between the development work done by the Congress party and the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government."How can anyone trust Congress? When they were in power in MP and .....
                 

Will continue as Myntra-Jabong CEO; less than 10 pc jobs being cut: Ananth Narayanan

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Quashing speculations around his exit, Myntra-Jabong CEO Ananth Narayanan Friday said he will continue to lead the two fashion portals that are in the midst of integrating their back-end functions, which will impact less than 10 per cent of the jobs at the entities. Days after Binny Bansal -- the CEO at Flipkart Group that owns Myntra and Jabong -- announced his exit, the two fashion platforms were brought under Flipkart, with Narayanan now reporting to Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. This had fuelled speculations that Narayanan was looking to quit due to the new reporting structure. Clearing the air over recent reports, Narayanan told PTI: "I continue to be here and I continue to lead the business". Narayanan had joined Myntra as the chief executive in 2015, succeeding Myntra co-founder Mukesh Bansal. Sources, however, said CFO Dipanjan Basu has put in his papers. There have also been speculations that there could be more exits in the wake of the recent upheaval at Flipkart .....
                 

Myntra, Jabong to merge; Ananth Narayanan stays CEO

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Online fashion retailer Myntra Friday said it will completely integrate its sister company Jabong, which will continue to operate as a separate brand. Myntra chief executive officer Ananth Narayanan will lead the Myntra-Jabong team, the company said in a release, dismissing speculations about his exit. Flipkart had acquired online fashion portal Myntra in 2014 and Myntra had acquired Jabong in 2016. The company said since Myntra's purchase of Jabong, the two brands have been steadily integrating key business functions and streamlining processes. "As the next step in this process, Myntra and Jabong will now fully integrate all the remaining functions including technology, marketing, category, revenue, finance and creative teams," it added. The company said Myntra's independence as a business will be preserved and the team will continue to operate independently. "The closer integration of Myntra and Jabong is a necessary step in our continuing development. By better .....
                 

Ssabarimala temple opens amid tight security

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The Sabarimala temple opened Friday evening for the two-month long pilgrim season amid tight security in the backdrop of the standoff over the entry of women in menstrual age. As the shrine opened at 5 pm in the presence of head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru, the large number of devotees present there chanted "Swamiyae Ayyappa". Two new melsanthis (priests) M L Vasudevan Namboodiri (Ayyappa temple) and M N Narayanan Namboodiri (Malikapapuram) assumed charge. The 41-day mandalam festival will conclude on December 27 after Mandala pooja, when the shrine will close after the 'Athazhapuja' in the evening. It would reopen for the Makaravilakku festival on December 30. The Makaravilakku festival would be celebrated on January 14 after which the shrine will close on January 20, marking the culmination of the pilgrim season, when laksh of devotees are expected to throng the shrine. Unprecedented security arrangements have been made at the shrine which is opening for the third time..
                 

Yes Bank continues to drop; down 7% after Bhatt resigns from search panel

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Shares of Yes Bank Friday slumped over 7 per cent a day after former SBI chairman O P Bhatt resigned from the panel set up to find a successor to its MD and CEO Rana Kapoor. Yes Bank, Thursday, too, plunged by 7 per cent after the resignation of the private sector lender's non-executive chairman Ashok Chawla. The bank's scrip on BSE closed at Rs 191.3 Friday, a fall of 7.14 from the previous close. In the intra-day, it had plunged 8.78 per cent to Rs 187.9. On the NSE, shares of the company settled 6.49 per cent lower at Rs 192.5. It had touched a low of Rs 187.80 and a high of Rs 201.75 during the trading session. In a filing to the stock exchanges on Thursday, Yes Bank said that Bhatt has resigned from the panel set up by the private sector bank to find a successor to its MD and CEO Rana Kapoor. Bhatt, who was an external expert on the Search and Selection Committee (S&SC), resigned with "immediate effect" as "there may be a potential conflict of interest", the bank added. Bhatt..
                 

BJP is history changer, name changer, but not game changer: Mamata

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), asserting that the party is a "history changer, name changer, note changer and institution changer, but not game changer", due to which, "the country is in danger."Addressing a party meeting here, Banerjee said, "BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer, institution changer and policy changer, but not a game changer. The country is in danger. They (BJP) project as if they have given birth to the nation but they were nowhere during independence."Accusing the BJP of "capturing" key institutions, such as the CBI and RBI, Banerjee said that the party has been misusing power, something, which according to her, was never witnessed in the country before.Continuing her tirade against the BJP-led Centre over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, Banerjee urged the citizens of Assam to continue agitating against the draft list, while adding that the TMC will back such..
                 

Sanjivani Sugar Factory will be revived, assures Sardesai

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Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said Friday his department will make "limited intervention" to help sugarcane farmers who are demanding better rates from the government-run Sanjivani Sugar Factory. Sardesai chaired a meeting of factory officials, Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar and farmer leaders here. Farmers in South Goa's Sanguem, Quepem and Canacona talukas are shunning sugarcane cultivation because of the way the factory is functioning, farmer leaders said. "The subject comes under the Department of Cooperative Societies, which is headed by the Chief Minister. I will also discuss the issues with the CM," Sardesai told reporters. The factory is located at Dharbandora in South Goa. Farmer leaders stated in the meeting that the factory was supposed to start the crushing season early this month but it hasn't. "The factory is in ICU, we need to get it out of ICU," the minister said. The factory requires a share capital of Rs 10 crore, he added. Farmers are demanding .....
                 

Bru refugees likely to vote from Mizoram village: Kundra

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Mizoram's newly appointed Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said Friday Bru voters housed in north Tripura relief camps were likely to exercise their franchise from Kanhmun village on the Mizoram-Tripura border in the upcoming assembly polls. Kundra, who replaced S B Shashank on Thursday, told reporters here that the logistics and other arrangements would be worked out in accordance with instructions of the Election Commission. "Bru voters in north Tripura relief camps are most likely to exercise their franchise from Kanhmun village," he said. The chief electoral officer (CEO) asserted there was no reason for postponement of the November 28 polls. "It (polls) should be held on time if the arrangements are in place," he said. Appealing to the people of Mizoram to "forget the past", Kundra said faith in the CEO's office should be restored for peaceful polls. He added that videography during polling would be mandatory in the 32 polling stations classified as "critical". The .....
                 

Governor Najma Heptullah inaugurates Silver Jubilee of Imphal TSL

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Manipur's Governor, Najma Heptulla praised the "women empowerment "done by Imphal Tangkhul Women's Union (Imphal Tangkhul Shanao Long) at its Silver Jubilee celebrations.Heptulla who acted as Chief Guest on the occasion said that the Women's Union has been working for the upliftment of the Tangkhul women tirelessly since its inception 25 years ago. The Union works especially for their social and economic empowerment of women.During the silver jubilee celebration, cultural dance depicting the war victory was performed by the young artists. Also the folk song, traditional fashion parade was performed by young girls showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the State."I am very happy to celebrate this 25 years celebration of Imphal Tangkhul Shanao Long. It shows how strongly they feel about their community and the reforms they want to do as far as the socio-development and education is concerned and I wish them all on this occasion, " she said.The Union is working for education among the ...
                 

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Witness identifies Congress leader Sajjan Kumar

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1,500 start-ups in Kerala bag $38 million in 2017-18, thanks to govt aid

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Woman in serious condition after acid attack

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19-yr-old man beaten to death over parking in Delhi

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A 19-year-old man was beaten to death after he intervened in an argument over a parking issue, involving his cousin, in Outer Delhi's Sultan Puri area, police said Friday. The incident took place on Thursday around 3.30 pm at a market place in the area. The deceased, Varun, was thrashed by Mannu, his brother Ravi and some other people, who are at large, Seju Kuruvilla, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer), said. On Thursday, Jatin and his friend Deepanker were eating kachori at the market when Mannu along with his friend came there on a scooter and stopped the vehicle in front of them, he said. Kuruvilla said a heated argument broke out between them after Jatin asked Mannu to park his scooter somewhere else. Mannu and his friend started beating Jatin. On seeing this, Deepanker ran and called Jatin's cousin Varun, who tried to pacify the situation, he said. Mannu, too, called his brother Ravi and others. They started beating Varun furiously, Kuruvilla said. Varun became unconscious .....
                 

Rookie Manisha outclasses two-time bronze medallist Christina Cruz

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Rookie boxer Manisha Moun punched above her weight to outclass Christina Cruz of the United States in an unanimous verdict to advance to the 54kg pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA Women's World Championships here on Friday. The 20-year-old Haryana boxer, who was making her debut in the World Championships, was in complete control during the whole of first round against the American, who is almost twice her age. The 36-year-old from New York is a two-time World bronze medallist but Manisha was not the one to be intimidated by the reputation of the opponent. Manisha, who had won a gold at the India Open and a a silver in the Silesian Women's Boxing championship in Poland this year, was the clear winner as she dominated all the three rounds. The five judges have her a unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26, 30-26, 29-28). In the pre-quarterfinals on Sunday, Manisha now faces reigning world champion Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan, whom she had beaten in the Poland event. Manisha's mother Usha ....
                 

FC Bayern Youth Cup to begin from November 24

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The sixth edition of the FC Bayern Youth Cup, an under-16 seven-a-side inter-school football tournament, is set to kickstart from November 24 across six cities in India. The FC Bayern Youth Cup -- a joint initiative by adidas and Germen giants FC Bayern -- will see participation of over 2,000 kids from schools across India. The city legs of the tournament spanning over a period of 14 weeks, will be played in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Srinagar. The final will take place in February next year in Delhi. The tournament allows young children to experience a professional footballer's life. The winning team will represent 'Team India' in the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals and get to train under the professionals in Munich in May next year. The selected players also get a chance to watch the season's last Bundesliga match at the iconic Allianz Arena. "India has been referred to as, "the sleeping giant of world football" which was reinforced with FIFA U-17 World Cup ...
                 

PM Modi will waive remaining Rs 12-trn loan of select industrialists: Rahul

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Rajnath promises road facelift, more power to tribal councils

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Alleging that the Congress government had not done anything to bring about development in Mizoram, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the BJP, if voted to power, would upgrade the road infrastructure in the state within six months. Addressing an election rally here, he said the condition of roads in the north eastern state has gone from bad to worse under the Congress rule. "The BJP, if elected to power, will build highways and mend roads in the state within six months. The poll-bound state probably has the worst road infrastructure in the country even after a decade of Congress rule," Singh said. The minister also asserted that the Centre would ensure passage of an amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, providing more power to the autonomous district councils of Mizoram. "If the two BJP nominees in the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) are elected to power, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre will be able to push for an amendment to the Sixth .....
                 

India's coal output rises 10.4% to 370.3 mn tonnes in April-October

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Why Tata's Chandrasekaran should tread carefully before investing in Jet

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Maha Assembly completes historical 4 years without Dy Speaker

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The 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will go down in state history as the one without a deputy speaker for the longest gap of four years. The BJP government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assumed office on October 31, 2014 and won the trust vote on November 12. Prior to the trust vote, BJP leader Haribhau Bagade was unanimously elected Speaker. The Shiv Sena joined the government in December, 2014. The Lower House of the state legislature has met 15 times since then, and on Monday will meet again for the 16th time for a two-week winter session. Speaking on the absence of a deputy speaker, legislature officials said it is a Constitutional post with laid down procedures for its election. However, these officials added, it was up to the government of the day to fill the post. During the Sena-BJP rule between 1995-99, Sharad Motiram Tasare of Congress from Teosa Assembly constituency was the Deputy Speaker. Later, during the 15-year rule of the Congress-NCP, the..
                 

A warning to US, China? India to look at its own interest in Indo-Pacific

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HC orders appointment of counsellors in all WB schools

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The Calcutta High Court Friday directed authorities to appoint counsellors in about one lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual abuse. Justice Nadira Patherya ordered that counsellors will have to be appointed to all educational institutions in the state in a phased manner within one year. The judge observed that progress in implementation of a report by an amicus curiae, assisted by a court-appointed panel of educationists, on safeguarding pupils in educational institutions from sexual abuse needs to be monitored from time to time. Justice Patherya directed that the report placed by amicus curiae Phiroze Edulji be kept on record and steps be taken to implement its suggestions. She directed the state and the Centre to file a progress report after six months. Upon placing the report before the court, additional advocate general Abhratosh Majumdar, who was representing the state, submitted that it would not be able to implement the .....
                 

TM Krishna to sing in Delhi tomorrow, calls postponement of last concert 'fishy'

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Terming the postponement of his previous concert as "fishy", prominent Carnatic singer TM Krishna confirmed on Friday that he will be performing in an event organised by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led government in Delhi tomorrow.He said, "I am singing in Delhi tomorrow, the Delhi Government is hosting the concert which is going to be held in the Garden of Five Senses near Saket at 6.30 pm. I invite everyone to come."Responding to the criticism he is facing from certain groups on the social media for being highly vocal on political issues, Krishna told ANI: "There is a certain section of people in the society who are trying to scare people. These are the people who do not know what democracy means and what it means to be an Indian. Everybody has an opinion. But nobody should be attacked because of that. India is a country of multiple culture and religions. However, some people are trying to narrow it down.""Words like urban naxal, presstitute, anti-Indian are created by people who..
                 

Congress failed to develop Mizoram: Rajnath Singh

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday came down heavily on the Congress accusing the party of having failed to take up any development related steps in the past one decade.Addressing a public rally here, Singh took on Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla led Congress government saying that the incumbent regime has failed on both counts of development and governance."The Congress party played a cruel joke with the people of Mizoram. The party failed on both the fronts of development and governance. I must say that in the past 10 years no development measures were taken by the Congress regime," said Singh.The Home minister rued about the dilapidated state of roads in the state saying, "On my way to the venue I got confused whether the potholes were in the middle of the roads or roads are in the middle of the potholes."He promised that all roads would be made pothole free within six months, if people vote Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the upcoming state assembly elections.He .....
                 

Murder accused kills Haryana police officer in Rewari

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A sub-inspector of Haryana Police was shot dead allegedly by a murder accused in Rewari district, an official spokesperson said on Friday. The incident took place when the 49-year-old police officer, identified as Ranbir Singh, had gone to arrest the accused, Naresh, he said. "On getting information regarding movement of Naresh on the Dharuhera-Bhiwadi road (near Rajasthan border), Ranbir Singh along with his team rushed near the spot in Rewari," the spokesperson said. The accused opened fire at the police party when the sub-inspector moved ahead to arrest him," he said. Singh was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead by doctors. Naresh is allegedly involved in the killing of a hotel owner about two weeks ago on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway and is also wanted in several other murder and attempt to murder cases, the spokesperson said. Expressing grief over the demise of Singh, Haryana DGP B S Sandhu said police will provide all kinds of facilities under the .....
                 

Modi dares Congress to make "outsider" party president

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Returning the Congress' "a chaiwala could become prime minister due to Nehru" barb, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday dared it to make someone "from outside the family" as its chief for him to believe the late leader created a true democratic system. Modi also charged the Gandhis with still not being able to come to terms that a "son of a poor mother" could become the country's prime minister. Addressing a campaign rally for the second phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, Modi slammed the opposition party for crediting his occupying the PM's post to Nehru instead of people in the country. He also hit back at the Congress also for questioning demonetisation, saying the move "still rankles" them as the money "stashed under beds and in sacks" was taken away in a single stroke. He asked Congress to give account of what the four generations of the (Gandhi) family did for the nation. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had said it was due to the institutional structure .....
                 

CVC submits report on CBI Director Alok Verma in sealed cover

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The Supreme Court on Friday fixed the Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma related bribery case for hearing on November 20. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has submitted its investigation report in a sealed cover and Justice (retired) AK Patnaik under whose supervision CVC is conducting the investigation has also submitted a note.The top court has directed that the CVC report should be given to Verma in sealed cover whereupon Verma can file his response and court can thereafter take a decision. The court also said that the above course of action has been taken keeping in mind confidentiality and sanctity of the institution CBI.The apex court said, "The report is very complimentary, not so complimentary and very uncomplimentary towards CBI Director Alok Verma. CVC has said in its report that some charges need further probe".Verma's counsel Fali Nariman said, "He will be ready with the response on CVC's report by Monday (November 19) and will list the matter on .....
                 

Theresa May battling to salvage Brexit draft deal and her political future

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Softbank Group's Vision Fund pumps $300 mn in Automation Anywhere

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Emission fiasco: NGT directs Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore

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The National Green Tribunal Friday directed Volkswagen to deposit an interim amount of Rs 100 crore with the CPCB in a case related to allegations against the German auto major for using 'cheat device' in emission tests of its diesel vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also formed a committee comprising officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Automotive Research Association of India to calculate the actual quantum of the environmental loss. The green panel directed the committee to submit the report within a month and asked the company and the petitioner in the case to appear before the panel within seven days with their contentions. The tribunal was hearing pleas filed by a school teacher Saloni Ailawadi and a few others seeking ban on sale of Volkswagen vehicles for alleged violation of emission norms. The automobile giant had earlier submitted a roadmap before .....
                 

NGT refuses to interfere with construction of Kailash Hospital in Noida in sector 71

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The National Green Tribunal has refused to interfere with the construction of Kailash Hospital at Noida Sector 71, saying no illegality has also been committed in complying with environmental laws during construction. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said it was unable to find any material to reject the stand of the NOIDA Authority and the hospital that the construction for parking has not disturbed the green area. "We do not find any justification for interfering with the construction which is said to have been completed. However, maintenance of green areas is a dire need for environment protection. Out of 100 trees transplanted, we are informed by counsel for the Noida Authority, many did not survive. In these circumstances, even though permission was granted for transplantation, the loss of green cover in the process must be fully made up. "Accordingly, we direct Noida Development Authority to plant 1,500 tall plants of endemic species in and around the ...
                 

Odisha Assembly crippled on first day of winter session

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Odisha Assembly was crippled on the opening day of its winter session on Friday amid ruckus by opposition Congress demanding immediate discussion on issues pertaining to farmers, leading to its adjournment for the day. Soon after the House made obiturary reference for former MLAs and others who died in the recent past, Leader of Opposition and Congress lawmaker Narasingha Mishra urged the Speaker, Pradip Kumar Amat, to initiate discussion on farmers' issues by doing away with the question hour. The Congress MLAs wanted cancellation of the question hour to enable discussion on the problems being faced by farmers, in view of its importance. The party legislators said that a notice for an adjournment motion on the matter had already been accepted. BJP MLAs were also keen on a discussion on the issue. However, the Speaker turned down their plea and announced commencement of the question hour. Annoyed with the rejection of their demand, irate Congress members trooped into the..
                 

AP govt withdraws 'general' consent to CBI to exercise authority in state

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