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  • Boeing to make Super Hornets in India
    The F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets might be manufactured in India soon, as Boeing is partnering with Mahindra Defence Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the same. Boeing is eyeing a contract for 110 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. If the deal goes through, it will be a new and proud achievement for the ambitious Make in India program.

  • Punjab govt seeks Navjot Singh Sidhu’s conviction
    The Punjab government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the Punjab and Haryana High Court was correct in convicting its incumbent minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in the road rage case. The counsel for Punjab government told the apex court that Patiala resident Gurnam Singh had died after he was given fist blow by Sidhu. The government said the trial court was wrong in its finding that Singh had died of cardiac arrest and not brain hemorrhage.   “There is not a single...

  • Indian Nurse Jumps To Death From Hospital Building
    An Indian nurse has committed suicide by jumping off a hospital's rooftop in Al Ain city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   The woman, identified as Suja Singh, was in her early 40s and was from Kerala. She jumped from the hospital's building on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf News reported on Monday, citing hospital sources.   Suja Singh is survived by two children who study abroad. The reason for suicide was not confirmed.   An official...

  • Parrikar likely to return in Ma
    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment in the USA for a pancreatic ailment, is likely to return next month, a state BJP leader said on Tuesday. The chief minister flew to the USA in the first week of March after he was advised advanced medical treatment by the doctors at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Sadanand Tanavade, the state BJP general secretary, said Parrikar's condition was improving. "The chief minister's condition is improving and he...

  • H-1B visa cap reached for fiscal year 2019: US Immigration Services
    The US Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, said it has reached the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019 and would conduct a lottery to decide successful applicants for the work visa popular among Indian IT professionals. The fiscal year begins October 1, 2018. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology...

  • PM can never respect dalits or Ambedkar, says Rahul Gandhi
    Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent remark that no government had honoured dalit icon Dr B.R. Ambedkar as the present NDA regime had. Mr Gandhi charged that the "oppressive ideology" the Prime Minister belongs to "can never respect" dalits and Dr Ambedkar. The Congress president also posted on Twitter a collage of images of alleged desecration of Ambedkar's statues in states including Uttar Pradesh,...

  • Bollywood veteran actor Raj Kishore passes away
    Bollywood once again bids goodbye to their veteran actor Raj Kishor. Here are the details. Actor Raj Kishore, who played the role of one of the prisoners in Ramesh Sippy-directed Sholay, died on Thursday. He was 85."He was keeping unwell, had some stomach issues. But he was not bedridden. He had suffered a heart attack a few days back. He passed away late last night at his residence in Goregaon," said actor Nupur Alankar, a member of Cine and TV Artists' Association...

  • Salman's release deferred as judge to decide on bail gets transferred
    The Rajasthan HC transferred Sessions Judge Joshi who was scheduled to take the decision on the bail plea filed by the actor. Jodhpur: It seems like Bollywood actor Salman Khan will have to spend few more nights in jail as the District and Sessions Judge, who was scheduled to hear the actor's bail plea in blackbuck poaching case has been transferred by the Rajasthan High Court. The Rajasthan High Court transferred Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi along with other 87...

  • "No More DACA Deal": Trump Imperils Future Of Millions Of Immigrants
    President Donald Trump spent his Easter morning here on an anti-immigrant tirade, declaring Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" and threatening to exit the North American Free Trade Agreement unless Mexico increases border security.   Trump thrust the future of millions of immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children into peril by promising "NO MORE DACA DEAL," and...

  • Winnie Mandela: South African anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81
    Hailed as mother of the 'new' South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine was undone when she was revealed to be a ruthless ideologue prepared to sacrifice laws and lives in pursuit of revolution and redress. Her uncompromising methods and refusal to forgive contrasted sharply with the reconciliation espoused by her husband Nelson Mandela as he worked to forge a stable, pluralistic democracy from the racial division and oppression of...

  • Contact With GSAT-6A Satellite Lost
    Communication from the GSAT-6A satellite launched on March 29 has been lost and efforts are underway to establish a link with it, the Indian Space Research Organisation said today, after maintaining an unusual silence on the health of the spacecraft. The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6A has been successfully carried out by Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) Engine firing for about 53 minutes on March 31, in the morning, the ISRO said in a statement. But, after the successful long...

  • Donald Trump lashes out after California Governor pardons immigrants
    US President Donald Trump lashed out at California Governor Jerry Brown after he pardoned five immigrants facing possible deportation, the media reported. "Governor Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping and Robbery (2) Badly beating wife and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (3) Dealing drugs. Is this really what the great people of California want?" the President tweeted on Saturday. The...

  • Petrol prices jump to a four-year high
    The Centre remained a mute spectator as petrol prices jumped a four-year high of Rs 73.73 per litre in Delhi on Sunday and diesel rates climbed to an all-time high. In between 2014-16, the government raised excise duty on the two fuels nine times saying that it would reduce the levy when prices go up significantly. In February, the government had last abolished the additional excise duty on the fuels by Rs 6 but the effect was negated after a new road cess of Rs 8 per litre was...

  • Adult Film Star Says She Was Threatened to Stay Quiet on Trump
    An adult-film actress, who claims she had a sexual relationship with US President Donald Trump before he was president, said on Sunday, 25 March, that she had been threatened in 2011 to discourage her from discussing the relationship. Stormy Daniels told CBS News' "60 minutes" that she was threatened while in a parking lot with her infant daughter. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, told "60 Minutes" that she was on her way to a fitness...

  • Donald Trump veers into uncharted trade territory as China waits
    The Trump administration is under growing pressure to explain the details of its trade policies after fears of a tit-for-tat economic conflict between the US and China sent stocks tumbling last week.   Businesses and investors are awaiting details in the coming days of the proposed product list for the tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese imports President Donald Trump announced last week. While US stocks fell sharply after Trump unveiled the plan, equity futures rallied on...

  • Don't Share Information on PM's Trips Under RTI
    The advice of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to national carrier Air India, effectively barring it from sharing information regarding the prime minister's charter flights with RTI applicants, has come under scrutiny. Speaking to The Quint, former Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said that the advice has no legal basis and that Air India is under no compulsion to follow it. The December 2016 directive, sent to Air India via email, came to light in March 2018 -...

  • IPL 2018: Star India, Airtel Digital TV spar over pricing on DTH platform
    Star India and Airtel Digital TV are involved in a very public spat around the pricing of the broadcast network’s channels on the DTH (direct-to-home) platform. Broadcasters and distribution platforms (DTH and digital cable) are often engaged in pricing wars, but the timing of this spat is significant given that less than a month is left before Star makes its debut as the official broadcaster of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.   On March 23, Star released a...

  • Poor Food Quality: MHA Tells Panel BSF Officers Found Negligent
    The home ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that some officers of the BSF were found to be "negligent" over complaints of poor quality food being served to jawans and action has been initiated against "some persons". The admission, by the Union Home Secretary before the Committee on Estimates, headed by Murli Manohar Joshi, bears significance as constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, who had complained about sub-standard food being served to the jawans, was sacked...

  • Amazon is hiring 1100 people; and, it’s more than Google
    The month of March is commonly known as the ‘closing month’ for financial year of companies, and it is this month that firms come out with job opportunities. Now Amazon has joined the league and is hiring over 1100 people for its Alexa business unit alone.Amazon is looking out for Language Engineer to join their Alexa Machine Learning Team. According to a report by Citi Research Amazon is hiring more than Google is for its technical and product roles across the entire Alphabet...

  • A spying angle to Kangana Hrithik spat
    The mud-slinging between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan has taken a new turn in the wake of the sensational Call Data Records (CDRs) scandal unearthed by the Thane police. Kangana's name cropped up during the interrogation of celebrity advocate Rizwan Siddiqui, who was arrested by the Crime Branch of Thane Police for allegedly procuring the CDR of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife at his behest. The name of Ayesha Shroff, actor Jackie Shroff's former wife and Tiger...

  • India signs double taxation avoidance pact with Hong Kong
    India and Hong Kong on Monday signed a bilateral double taxation avoidance treaty to curb evasion and promote flow of investment.   The Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion will stimulate flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and vice versa, an official statement said.   It will also prevent double taxation and provide for exchange of information...

  • Donald Trump all set to call for death penalty for drug peddlers
    The White House said the Republican leader will call for capital punishment for high-volume dealers "where appropriate under current law" during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire -- a state hard hit by the opioid crisis.   An estimated 2.4 million Americans are addicted to opioids, a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers, as well as heroin. Trump`s move is designed to burnish his tough-on-crime credentials, and he pledged to fix the crisis when he...

  • Vijay Mallya extradition trial returns to UK court
    Liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition trial is set for one of its final hearings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court here on Friday. The 62-year-old, who is on trial for the UK court to rule if he can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores, is on bail until April 2 and therefore not obliged to attend the hearing today. Judge Emma Arbuthnot is expected to rule on the admissibility of evidence presented by...

  • Railways set to remove LCD screens from trains due to non-stop vandalism
    The Tejas Express was flagged off with much fanfare in July of 2017. Touted as India's first semi high-speed train, the journey between Mumbai and Goa promised to be an experience like none before. And of the highlights of the train were LCD screens for passengers - making rail travel not just comfortable but high-tech. Now, less than a year later, the screens would be permanently removed due to vandalism which refuses to abate. Indian Railways has decided to remove all LCD screens...

  • Infosys to open technology & innovation hub in Connecticut
    India's second largest IT services company Infosys on Thursday announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford, Connecticut, in the US. The Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2022. The centre will focus on insurance, healthcare and manufacturing, the company has mentioned on its website. Infosys President Ravi Kumar said the investment will further strengthen the company's ability to serve...

  • Modi may decide on course of RCEP trade talks
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to take the final call on whether India needs to remain engaged in the ongoing negotiations for the contentious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement (FTA) or not, after a meeting convened by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) saw growing opposition to the deal from secretaries of various government departments.   The meeting was called by principal secretary to Modi, Nripendra Mishra on 6 March to...

  • Dry days ahead for Capital as DJB to shut water plants
    t's not summers yet, but water-related issues have arrived in the Capital. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials have informed that two of their water treatment plants (WTPs) will be shut, affecting supply to parts of West, North, Central and South Delhi.   This is due to Haryana not releasing enough raw water in the Delhi Sub Branch and Munak Canal, and resultant depletion of water level at Wazirabad pond that is currently at 671.3ft - against the normal level of...

  • Trump pushes for new 'space force'
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the US military to create a new "space force," adding to the Pentagon's current ground, navy and air forces.   Trump told troops at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station near San Diego that the new group would be able to encapsulate the "tremendous amount" of work the military and government are doing in space-related defense.   "My new national strategy for space recognises that space is a...

  • Politics Kathmandu plane crash: Death toll at 50 in Nepal’s worst air disaster in decades
    A Bangladeshi airliner crashed on Monday after making an unexpected turn in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, killing at least 50 people, officials said.   There were 71 people on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane arriving from Dhaka when it clipped the fence at Kathmandu and burst into flames, said Raj Kumar Chettri, the general manager of the hill-ringed airport.   Those aboard included 33 Nepali passengers, with 32 from...

  • Court asks CBI to file report on seizures in probe against Nirav Modi
    A special court in Mumbai on Monday directed the CBI to file a report on the documents and articles seized by the agency in its probe against diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his associates who are accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of Rs 12600 crore. The CBI so far has arrested about 18 people and registered three FIRs on complaints from the PNB. In an application filed in the court on behalf of Kavita Mankikar, one of the accused and associate of Nirav Modi, lawyers...

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