Daily Archive: Sunday, October 9, 2016

9 Oct 2016

Bathukamma festival enters Guinness Book of World Records

Telangana state festival ‘Bathukamma’ today entered the Guinness Book of World Records as 9,292 women participated in the ceremony at L.B. Stadium that was also attended by Tennis star Sania Mirza here. They achieved this feat despite
9 Oct 2016

Indian origin Shami Chakrabarti appointed to UK shadow cabinet

Expanding the shadow cabinet, newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday appointed prominent human rights barrister Shami Chakrabarti to the role of shadow attorney-general, taking the number of non-white MPs in his cabinet to a high
9 Oct 2016

Harika beats Hou Yifan at international chess meet

Indias Harika Dronavalli defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan to be at joint fourth position in the Isle of Man international chess tournament here. Harika was at her best as she manoeuvred past a determined Yifan to pull
9 Oct 2016

Rajeev Rishi elected Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) chief

The Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) at its meeting held on Friday elected Rajeev Rishi, Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India, as the Chairman, of the Association for the term 2016-17. The
9 Oct 2016

Pound struggles to recover after plunging 6% in 2 minutes

The British pound suffered a sudden fall of more than 6 per cent against the US dollar early on Friday before recovering most of its losses, amid mounting concerns over the UK’s exit from the EU. Shortly
9 Oct 2016

Women can also be prosecuted under domestic violence law: SC

Not only men, but women can also be prosecuted under the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence (DV) Act. The Supreme Court has struck down the words “adult male” from the pertinent provision in the DV Act
9 Oct 2016

Petrolium Minister launches LPG scheme PMUY in Maharashtra

Petrolium Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Maharashtra to provide free LPG connections to BPL households. The move will benefit 91 lakh households living below the poverty line in Maharashtra over the
9 Oct 2016

Luo Zhaohui appointed as China’s new ambassador to India

President Xi Jinping today appointed Luo Zhaohui, a senior diplomat with previous assignments in Pakistan and Canada, as China’s new ambassador to India. Luo, 54, who had also served as Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan previously was China’s
9 Oct 2016

Justice Pradip Mohanty appointed acting CJ of Jharkhand HC

Justice Pradip Mohanty was today appointed as the acting chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court even as seven new additional judges were appointed to theMadhya Pradesh High Court.  Justice Mohanty will assume charge tomorrow as incumbent Justice
9 Oct 2016

Piyush Goyal assures electricity for all by May 2017

India would have 100 per cent electrification for all by May 1, 2017, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal are considered
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