Daily Archive: Sunday, October 23, 2016

23 Oct 2016

Mehar Mittal, legend of comedy in Punjabi movies, passes away

Veteran Punjabi actor Mehar Mittal, who acquired legendary status with his comic roles, passed away at a hospital in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was to turn 81 on October 24. Born at
23 Oct 2016

Govt. holds tripartite talks with Manipur government, KNO, UPF

The Union Government held tripartite talks with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People’s Front (UPF) of Manipur government to find an amicable solution to their long standing demand. The second round of the tripartite talks was
23 Oct 2016

Veteran Assamese journalist Tilak Hazarika dies at 96

Veteran Assamese journalist Tilak Hazarika has died following a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 96 and is survived by his wife and daughter. Hazarika passed away a little after midnight last at a local nursing
23 Oct 2016

North Korea just won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

North Korea’s women’s U-17 team has been a powerhouse for nearly a decade and now they are U-17 Women’s World Cup champions for the second time. The North Koreans beat Japan in penalty kicks to win the
23 Oct 2016

Rajasthan High Court dissolves state’s OBC Commission

In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party government, the Rajasthan High Court has ordered dissolution of the State Other Backward Classes (OBC) Commission, saying it was constituted without the State Assembly enacting any legislation for it. The
23 Oct 2016

India beat Iran 38-29 to win 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final saw familiar contestants in India and Iran with Ahmedabad’s Trans Stadia Arena the setting for the much fancied event. It was the Kabaddi World Cup final and India were looking to
23 Oct 2016

Rajeev Pratap Rudy inaugurates Kaushal Mahotasava

Union Skill development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajeev Pratap Rudy has inaugurated ‘Kaushal Mahotasava’ in Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh. He also flagged off placement drive for youths skill under “skill India programme”. Around thirty prominent companies took part in the recruitment
23 Oct 2016

ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, StanChart get back $2.5 billion of Essar loans

Within days of Essar Group signing a mega $12.9-billion asset sale in its oil business, three top lenders — ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and StanChart  have got back an estimated $2.5 billion as part of the first
23 Oct 2016

Nabard sanctions Rs 19,702 crore for 50 irrigation projects

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) today said it has sanctioned Rs 19,702 crore loan to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects. The loan is sanctioned under Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF), announced
23 Oct 2016

PM Modi inaugurates terminal building of Vadodara airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the integrated terminal building of Vadodara Airport in Gujarat, which is now the country’s second green airport after Kochi, and said such projects will encourage people to take up environment-friendly constructions. The
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