SKM organises ‘Kisan Panchayat’ in Sohna

Gurugram, Feb 10 (IANS) The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday organised a ‘Kisan Panchayat’ at Sohna’s grain market and also sent a memorandum to the President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking withdrawl of the Centre’s three new farm laws. The protesting farmers also raised an “anti-government slogan” against the agricultural laws. A total of 150 […]

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Govt to return to pre-COVID fiscal deficit path in 3 yrs: Sanjeev Sanyal

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The government, which announced higher spending in key sectors to propel economic growth after a COVID-triggered contraction, intends to return to its original fiscal deficit path in three years, Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor to the Finance Ministry, said on Wednesday. Addressing a webinar organised by the Public Affairs Forum […]

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Cheap herbal cigarettes marketed illegally cause of concern: Researchers

Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) Online availability of cheap herbal cigarettes and ‘bidis’ which are being illegally marketed as healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes is a matter of concern, warn researchers from the Oral Health Sciences Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here. They said on Wednesday that regulations are urgently […]

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Priyanka’s ‘rudraksh’, dargah visit causes political chatter (Ld)

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 10 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday was seen carrying a ‘rudraksh mala’ in her hands while she came out of the airport in Dehradun. The ‘rudraksh’ mala has led to intense speculations about the Congress pursuing soft-Hindutva and has even generated a political controversy. This, incidentally, is […]

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HKTB launches virtual event ahead of CNY to promote Hong Kong tourism

Hong Kong, Feb 10 (IANS) In a bid to accelerate its promotional efforts as part of the post-Covid-19 tourism-recovery plan, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced its first global fan-engagement programme called Hong Kong Super Fans. “The HKTB has been planning ahead to prepare for the much-anticipated grand invitation to welcome visitors back […]

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Brazil’s coffee exports fell 9.4% in Jan

Brasilia, Feb 10 (IANS) Brazil, the world’s leading coffee producer and exporter, exported 3,147,222 60 kg sacks of coffee in January this year, down 9.4 per cent compared to the same month last year (3,474,252 sacks), authorities said. In a report issued on Tuesday, the Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafe) said the drop followed record coffee […]

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Snow activities in Switzerland

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Feb 10 (IANSlife) Incredible winter scenery with majestic snow-capped peaks, a plethora of activities and amazingly warm comforting food always makes winter in Switzerland a good idea. A popular skiing destination, Switzerland surprises travellers by the abundant and diverse thrilling winter sports (some available all year round at the perennial snow […]

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2 massive blasts hit Yemen’s Marib amid escalating violence

Sanaa, Feb 10 (IANS) Two massive explosions struck Yemen’s Marib, as violence has continued in the government-controlled oil-rich northeastern city, a government official said. “Two massive explosions caused by ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi rebels against the densely populated city of Marib, with no casualties,” the official told Xinhua news agency on Tuesday. The […]

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Horatti of JD(S) unanimously elected as chairman of K’taka Legislative Council

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) Seven-time Janata Dal (S) MLC, Basavaraj Horatti, who had entered the fray as the ruling BJP supported candidate for the post of the Chairman of the Karnataka Legislative Council, was declared ‘elected unanimously’ on Tuesday. Horatti was declared ‘unanimously’ elected as the opposition Congress did not propose the name of its […]

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