Hero Motors acquires stake in Hewland Engineering

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Auto component manufacturer Hero Motors Company (HMC) on Monday announced that it has acquired a strategic stake in UK’s transmission design technology leader Hewland Engineering Ltd. Hero Motors, however, has not disclosed the transaction amount involved in the acquisition. “The acquisition will enable Hero Motors to create a competitive single […]

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Kerala reports 3,346 fresh Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Kerala on Monday reported 3,346 new Covid-19 cases, said state’s Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, adding that the test positivity rate now stands at 10.11 per cent. As many as 68,399 people are under treatment in various facilities across the state. Ernakulam has the highest number with 574 cases, while Kasargod with […]

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JP Nadda to visit Lucknow on Jan 21-22

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will arrive in Lucknow on January 21 on a two-day visit. During his visit, Nadda will interact with the state leadership and also members of the government. BJP sources said that the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle could also be discussed during the party chief’s visit. Speculation […]

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Sushant case coverage: ‘Media trial’ obstructs justice, says Bombay HC (Ld)

Mumbai, Jan. Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict having ramifications on the Indian media, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that ‘media trial’ impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of the court. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G. S. Kulkarni gave […]

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Kangana calls Tandav ‘Hindu phobic’, ‘atrocious’ and ‘objectionable’

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday criticised Ali Abbas Zafar’s controversial new series Tandav, starring Saif Ali Khan. Kangana slammed the series, calling it “Hindu phobic, atrocious and objectionable”. “The problem isn’t just the Hindu phobic content, it’s also creatively poor and deprived, atrocious and objectionable on every level hence deliberately placed […]

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J&K: 2 terror operatives nabbed

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Police busted a terror module on Monday in Jammu’s Ramban district by arresting two terror operatives and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said. Police said initial investigation reveals that two terror operatives Umar Ahmed Malik and Suhail Ahmed Malik, both […]

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Oommen Chandy to head Cong committee for Kerala Assembly polls

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will head a panel of Congress leaders who would be supervising the upcoming Assembly elections. The Congress Supervisory Committee would comprise ten members which may have a few more inclusions later. The Congress committee will include Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) […]

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Second ICGE to focus on empowering women, transgenders

Kozhikode, Jan 18 (IANS) Measures to unleash the economic potential of women and transgender persons that would empower them to become sustainable entrepreneurs will be the focus of the upcoming second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), a signature event of the Kerala government’s Gender Park. Policymakers, academics, professionals and domain experts […]

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What 2021 looks like for wellness travel

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) Holistic well-being, focused on nutrition and rejuvenation is being talked about more than ever. The global hospitality industry has seen a renewed interest in wellness tourism. Travellers are seeking out health and wellness retreats to build their immunity. According to a report by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness […]

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UK’s new avatar

By Asad MirzaPost-Brexit strategy poses great challenges for the UK; to redefine its internal and external policies besides handling the worsening pandemic situation calls for pragmatism in a large dose. Now that the UK has left the European Union (EU) and has lost the shelter of the bloc’s single market and customs union at a […]

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Mamata is ‘Islamic terrorist’: UP Minister

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) UP Minister Anand Swaroop Shukla has called Mamata Banerjee an ‘Islamic terrorist’ and claimed the West Bengal Chief Minister will have to take refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh when the assembly elections in her state gets over. Shukla, who is Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, has also alleged that Banerjee ‘does […]

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Washington DC mayor concerned about attacks on residential area

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday expressed concern about possible attacks on the city’s residential area as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approached. “I’m not only concerned about other state capitols. I’m also concerned about other parts of Washington, DC,” Bowser said during an appearance on NBC News’ Meet the Press, […]

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