BEL to make aviation hoses for Russian firm

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) would set up an industrial facility to make a range of aviation hoses for Russian aerospace firm Rosoboronexport, an official said on Thursday. “We have signed an offset contract with joint stock company Rosoboronexport to set up a facility for making aviation hoses at our Pune […]

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Jharkhand approves first-ever CSR policy

Ranchi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has approved its first-ever CSR (corporate social responsibility) policy with a view to realise the overall development of its people and to create an environment to increase the total volume of CSR investments. “With the help of this new Jharkhand CSR policy, the government plans to create a […]

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ixigo acquires train booking App Confirmtkt

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) AI-based travel app ixigo has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent shareholding of Confirmtkt, a Bengaluru-based online train discovery and booking platform, for an undisclosed amount. The deal was sealed in consideration of cash and stocks with both companies continuing to run independently, post […]

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Kylie Minogue gets engaged

London, Feb 4 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue is engaged to boyfriend Paul Solomon. The news has been confirmed by Paul’s stepmother Gloria Solomon. The confirmation of the engagement comes after actress Billie Pepper accidentally let out the news and referred to Paul as Kylie’s fiance during a magazine interview. “She is very nice I’m thrilled […]

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Kolkata Book Fair to be held in July

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Considering the upcoming Assembly elections and multiple board exams in West Bengal, the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be held in the month of July this year at the Central Park Mela Ground in Salt Lake. Earlier, the fair, which is held at the end of January every year, was […]

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NASA plans to launch Mars ice mapping mission

Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) NASA, in collaboration with three international partners, is planning to launch a robotic Mars ice mapping mission, which could help the agency identify potential science objectives for initial human missions to Mars. It could help identify abundant, accessible ice for future candidate landing sites on the Red Planet. The agencies have […]

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Chemotherapy lowers immunity, ups Covid infection risk: Experts

By Vivek Singh ChauhanNew Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The impact of the pandemic has been disastrous for many, including cancer patients, as health experts on Thursday stressed that chemotherapy treatment decreases the immunity level of the patient by lowering white blood cells (WBC) count, which makes the patient more susceptible to infection from Covid-19. According […]

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Govt committed to farmers’ welfare: Scindia

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Defending the three new agricultural laws, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said that the government is not against the farmers but rather committed to their welfare. The ruling BJP also questioned the Opposition parties for changing their stance on agricultural market reforms. Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to […]

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GMR Group, Airbus to collaborate on aircraft maintenance

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Aviation infrastructure developer GMR Group will collaborate with aerospace major Airbus for aircraft maintenance and aviation services. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore collaboration opportunities across aviation services, technologies and innovation. The MoU, signed at Aero India 2021, Bengaluru, envisages collaboration in innovating solutions for […]

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Delhi NCR, N.India to experience brief monsoon

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A fresh Western Disturbance over Afghanistan and North Pakistan has created an untimely monsoon weekend in parts of North, Eastern and Central India over the weekend, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Thursday. The IMD opredicted light to moderate rain or thunder showers with isolated thunderstorm, lightning and hail […]

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SBI Q3 FY21 net profit down 7% YoY

Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday reported a decline of 6.93 per cent in net profit for the third quarter of 2020-21 on a year-on-year basis. Accordingly, the bank’s net profit fell to Rs 4,574 crore from Rs 5,196 crore recorded during the corresponding period of the previous […]

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FIR against Sharjeel Usmani in Lucknow

Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) A case has now been registered against Sharjeel Usmani at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow in connection with his controversial speech at Elgar Parishad, in Pune, Maharashtra. The FIR has been lodged by one Anurag Singh over the video of Usmani’s speech which was posted on YouTube. On the basis […]

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US House approves budget resolution for Covid-19 relief package

Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The US House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a budget resolution that would allow Congress to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package without Republican support. The Democrats-controlled House passed the budget resolution on Wednesday night by a vote of 218-212, with no Republicans supporting the measure, reports Xinhua […]

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303 Indonesian doctors dead due to Covid-19

Jakarta, Feb 4 (IANS) At least 303 doctors have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, according to authorities on Thursday. In a statement, the Indonesia Medical Association said that among the 303 victims, 169 were general practitioners, 129 specialists, and five resident doctors, reports Xinhua news agency. The oldest doctors who died of […]

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S.Korean, US Presidents hold phone talks

Seoul, Feb 4 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday held phone talks with his American counterpart Joe Biden over the Korean Peninsula issue and other matters, the presidential Blue House in Seoul said. During the 30-minute conversation, Moon proposed that Seoul and Washington make joint efforts to advance the denuclearization of and the […]

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Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal trolled over identical tweets on farmers’ protest

Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and Badminton ace Saina Nehwal on Thursday have come under the scanner for posting identical tweets about the ongoing farmers protest. Even as they are being slammed for the copy-paste job, #SpinelessCelebs trended on Twitter. From Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn to Sachin Tendulkar, global personalities […]

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Kuwait to stop entry of non-citizens

Kuwait City, Feb 4 (IANS) Kuwait will stop the entry of non-citizens to the country for a period of two weeks in a latest effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, a government spokesman announced here Tareq Al-Mezrem made the announcement after an extraordinary meeting of the Kuwaiti government which was held Wednesday evening to […]

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10 bodies found in Iraq’s Mosul

Baghdad, Feb 4 (IANS) Authorities in Iraq’s Nineveh said that 10 bodies, believed to be of Islamic State (IS) militants, were retrieved under the debris of devastated buildings in the provincial capital of Mosul. The bodies were found when the municipality of Mosul was removing the rubble of dozens of devastated buildings on the bank […]

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US Justice Department drops discrimination suit against Yale

Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The US Justice Department has dropped a lawsuit that accused the Yale University to have illegally discriminated against Asian-American and white students during admissions. A two-sentence filing in the US District Court in Connecticut on Wednesday gave notice of the Justice Department’s “voluntary dismissal of this action”m which was brought by […]

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O.P. Jindal Global University launches India’s 1st PG diploma in data journalism

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) In what promises to be a game-changer for journalism, media and communications industries in India, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), an Institution of Eminence declared by the government of India, has launched the countrys first one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Data Journalism. Data-intensive journalism and data-driven media reporting and […]

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Iraq warns of reimposing curfew

Baghdad, Feb 4 (IANS) Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi has warned that the health authorities might reimpose restrictions, including a nationwide curfew, if coronavirus cases continue to increase. “We warn against an increase in infections and deaths due to failure to adhere to health-protective measures. There is a possibility to reimpose curfew if the number […]

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Life after a mastectomy

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Feb 4 (IANSlife) For Rajshree, life was pretty normal. At 45, she held a high corporate position and was excelling in her career. The job, requiring work long hours, high pressure and a deadline-driven schedule, meant she was missing her doctor consultations. When she did make an appointment, her diagnosis revealed […]

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Myanmar denies banknotes demonetization rumours

Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar’s State Administration Council has announced that the citizens can continue the use of 5,000 and 10,000 kyat notes, while denying rumours of demonitization of banknotes. In a statement on Wednesday, the Council said that rumours and fake news were spread in social media about the demonetization of 5,000 and 10,000 […]

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