Accenture to acquire Imaginea to push cloud native services

Bengaluru, Feb 2 (IANS) Accenture is acquiring Imaginea, a cloud native product and platform engineering firm which is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London and throughout India. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Imaginea currently advises more than 200 global clients to deliver cloud-first transformations. The acquisition adds approximately 1,350 […]

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IIFCL may be subsumed in proposed Development Infrastructure Fund

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government may subsume the India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) with the proposed Development Infrastructure Fund (DFI) to boost financing in the infrastructure segment. During a post-Budget interaction on Tuesday, Secretary for Department of Financial Services, Debasish Panda noted that given the domain expertise and the trained manpower of […]

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MANUU to revise Urdu textbooks of Madhya Pradesh

Hyderabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The government of Madhya Pradesh has entrusted Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) with the responsibility of editing and revising its Urdu medium textbooks. The Hyderabad-based university said on Tuesday that it is fast gaining the status of a reputed institution in the country with reference to Urdu language and education. […]

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Yogi government moving towards e-governance

Lucknow, Feb 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has made a move towards e-governance, holding an e-cabinet training session on Tuesday at the Chief Minister’s residence on the modalities of e-governance. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the government will now promote paperless cabinet and most of the departments will be […]

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Cong to give legal assistance to farmers

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid reports of Delhi Police filing FIRs against many farmers and their leaders, the Congress legal department headed by Vivek Tankha on Tuesday formed teams to assist them for any legal help. A resolution passed by the legal department says, “Delegations of legal department from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi will […]

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ED questions Maha minister’s mother-in-law in foreign properties case

Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate is questioning Maharashtra minister Vishwajeet Kadam’s mother-in-law Gauri Bhosale at its office here in connection with the alleged illicit properties of her husband and Pune-based businessman Avinash Bhosale, sources said on Tuesday. An ED source related to probe told IANS, “The agency officials are recording the statement of […]

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2 UP PAC personnel killed in road accident

Bulandshahr, Feb 2 (IANS) Two personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were killed on Tuesday following the collision of two trucks in Bulandshahr’s Sikandrabad area. Meanwhile, several PAC jawans have also been injured in the accident. They have been taken to the hospitals for treatment. The bodies of the two victims have […]

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Another UP MLA gets threat calls from Pak

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) A day after the Etawah MLA Sarita Bhadauria received threat messages from numbers with Pakistan code, Moradabad BJP MLA, Ritesh Gupta and his family, have also been threatened with similar calls. The MLA has given a complaint to the Galsheed police and demanded legal action against the unknown accused. […]

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10 senior IAS officers transferred in UP

Lucknow, Feb 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has transferred ten senior IAS officers. The late-night administrative reshuffle on Monday included the transfer of additional chief secretary, Power Department, Arvind Kumar. Kumar had been at loggerheads with state power minister Shrikant Sharma who had even tweeted his displeasure in this regard. Arvind Kumar has now […]

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UNSC to discuss Myanmar coup

United Nations, Feb 2 (IANS) UN Security Council (UNSC) members will be briefed on Tuesday on the situation in Myanmar where the military has staged a coup after detaining top government officials, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the declaration of a year-long state of emergency. The members will be […]

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Twitter unblocks high-profile accounts in India

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Twitter has restored several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organisations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta Morcha, Tractor2twitr and several other politicians, farmer leaders, writers and activists, that were blocked for several hours at the behest of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for spreading misinformation […]

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A new world everyday with raga

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) She might have started her classical training at the age of three and given her first performance when she was 13-years-old. Music might have defined her eating and sleeping cycles. But she makes it clear that it was a beautiful childhood. “I had a strong support system, with […]

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Affordable housing gets shot in the arm

By Suresh SuranaA host of measures have been proposed in the Finance Bill 2021, which is targeted to provide relief to both the affordable house buyers as well as the developers of affordable housing projects. These specific and targeted measures would help to boost the activity in the real estate sector. Increase in tolerance limit […]

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Fuel prices will not increase: Javadekar

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of a hike in fuel prices after the imposition of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess in the Budget presented on Monday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Modi government’s budget will take the country forward. He said, “There will be no increase in petrol and […]

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Telangana neglected in Union Budget, says Congress

Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy on Monday said the Centre neglected the state in Union Budget 2021-22. He termed the budget as highly disappointing and said Telangana remained neglected in fund allocations. “BJP government is misusing public exchequer for political gains. More allocations were made for election-bound states while other […]

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Pranab Mukherjee’s diaries may soon be a book

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Sharmistha Mukherjee, national spokesperson of the Congress and the daughter of former India President late Pranab Mukherjee, said that she is contemplating to come out with a book based on her father’s handwritten diaries. Announcing this at a session with Rasheed Kidwai during the Kalinga Literary Festival, Sharmistha said that […]

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K’taka Cong stages walksout over BJP govt’s reply on Shivamogga blast

Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Outrightly rejecting the demand by opposition Congress, the Karnataka government on Monday declared that the probe into the blast in Shivamogga district that killed six people would be conducted by the revenue commissioner. Taking umbrage over this decision, senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah staged a walkout, alleging […]

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Thrifty Budget: Massive spending spree proposed to unleash growth (Roundup)

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Centre will go in for a massive spending spree on infrastructure creation, healthcare, education and demand generation to revive India’s pandemic-battered economy. In her third budget presentation in the Parliament on Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to unleash massive fiscal expansion in 2021-22 on the back of high […]

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Twitter suspends several high-profile accounts in India (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Twitter on Monday suspended several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organisations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta Morcha, Tractor2twitr and several other politicians, farmer leaders, writers and activists, at the behest of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for spreading misinformation during the farmers’ protests. The […]

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Budget fails to impress Delhi traders

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) There was ‘nothing’ in the Union Budget for Kamaljit Rai, Vice President of Palika Bazaar traders’ body, who was expecting relief from the Central government with an increase in income tax slab, as many traders like him are going through a rough phase due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to […]

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