Daily Archive: Saturday, January 14, 2017

14 Jan 2017

Pongal being celebrated with traditional gaiety in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, Pongal the harvest festival is being celebrated with traditional gaiety and grandeur on 14 or 15 January of each year. The whole State especially the rural areas is having a festive look to celebrate
14 Jan 2017

Airtel’s Payments Bank Starts Operation with Investment of Rs. 3000 Cr

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s top wireless carrier, has committed an initial investment of Rs. 3,000 crores ($441 million) to build its new pan-India Airtel Payments Bank. Airtel Payments Bank is the first among several such niche banks
14 Jan 2017

Pepsico sells land parcel to Wadhwa Group for ₹ 190 cr

American snack and beverage giant PepsiCo India has sold a 2.5 acre land parcel in the Central suburb Chembur to The Wadhwa Group for ₹ 190-200 crore. Pepsi had bought the land parcel from Videocon in 1996
14 Jan 2017

Ecuador takes chair of UN group of 134 developing countries

Ecuador has taken over from Thailand as chair of the Group of 77 which promotes the interests of the 134 developing countries it represents at the United Nations, including China. Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa told Friday’s handover
14 Jan 2017

PV Sindhu finally prevails over Saina Nehwal in PBL 3

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu produced a disciplined performance to outwit Saina Nehwal in straight games in a much-anticipated encounter as Chennai Smashers entered the finals of the PBL season 2 with a 4-1 win over
14 Jan 2017

CISF announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for bereaved families in Bihar

The Central Industrial Security Force, CISF has announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia payment to the family of each of the four personnel gunned down by its jawan Balbir Singh in Aurangabad district of Bihar after a tiff. The
14 Jan 2017

United States lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan

The United States has announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government. The announcement made by outgoing President Barack Obama’s
14 Jan 2017

4th International Kite Festival begins in Dwarka, New Delhi

An international kite festival organised by Delhi Tourism department today began in Dwarka, with professional kite flying experts from India and abroad exhibiting their skill and leaving the visitors delighted. The three-day festival held at Dwarka’s DDA
14 Jan 2017

Car carrier service starts between Gujarat and Mangalore

In line with Government of India’s policy of implementing the vision for coastal shipping, tourism and regional development, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has introduced Car carrier service between Gujarat and Mangaluru. The pure car and truck
14 Jan 2017

India’s First Madame Tussauds Museum In Delhi Unveils Wax Figures

India is all set to get its first wax museum in June 2017 Unveils Wax Figures Of Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Lady Gaga. Madame Tussauds, the legendary wax attraction entertainment hotspot is all set to open its doors
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