Daily Archive: Saturday, December 24, 2016

24 Dec 2016

Agra-Lucknow Expressway to open for commuters

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s ambitious new Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which was inaugurated in November, will open for commuters on Friday. Akhilesh, who plans to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the state on the plank of development, on
24 Dec 2016

Salman Khan tops 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Salman Khan has replaced Shah Rukh Khan to rank in the top spot in Forbes India’s annual Celebrity 100 list. Shah Rukh Khan has ranked second in the list and Virat Kohli, who has had a dream
24 Dec 2016

Sunam railway station to be named after martyr Udham Singh

The Punjab government has finally notified the name of the railway station in Sunam town, Sangrur district, as Sunam Udham Singh Wala, just a couple of months ahead of the assembly elections. The gazette notification for the
24 Dec 2016

DAC okays Rs 7,000-cr defence projects for the Indian Coast Guard

These include purchasing six modern surveillance aircraft for the Indian Coast Guard to keep an eye on the 7,500 km-long coastline. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cleared the Acceptance of Necessity
24 Dec 2016

PM Modi Will Lay Foundation For Rs. 3,600 Crore Shivaji Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day’s visit to Maharashtra today, where he will lay the foundation stone for Shivaji Memorial, the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the metro rail projects
24 Dec 2016

Acclaimed Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh to get 2016 Jnanpith Award

Born in 1932 in Chandpur, now in Bangladesh, Shankha Ghosh is considered to be a stalwart in modern Bengali literature and a leading authority on Rabindranath Tagore. Veteran Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for this
24 Dec 2016

Delhi named India’s most well-read city of 2016 by Amazon India

The national capital has emerged as the most well-read city in India for the fourth consecutive year with Bengaluru and Mumbai taking the second and third spot, respectively, says a survey conducted by Amazon India. According to
24 Dec 2016

Nusli Wadia voted out of Tata Chemicals in an EGM

An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of Tata Chemicals on Friday voted out Nusli Wadia as an independent director, with nearly 76% of total votes polled supporting the Tata Sons resolution to oust the billionaire businessman. If promoter
24 Dec 2016

Indian Shiva Keshavan wins gold at Asian Luge Championships in Japan

Five-time Olympianand two-time Asian champion Shiva Keshavan, who is the only professional luger from India, grabbed his third gold in Asian Luge Championship at Nagano, Japan, on Friday. Keshavan, a local youth who holds Asian speed record
24 Dec 2016

Nepal to hold joint military exercise with China named Pratikar-1

Beginning a new level of bilateral military engagement, Nepal will hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, senior military officials have told Nepali media. The focus of the military exercise, named Pratikar-1,
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