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‘India has come a long way in weather forecasting’

‘India has come a long way in weather forecasting’

INCOIS was first to predict tsunami that hit Indonesia recently: Harsh Vardhan India has come a long way in weather forecasting and scientific research and is now in a position to issue early warnings to other countries also, Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate …

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Development of Girijans will be prime focus: new SP

Development of Girijans will be prime focus: new SP

Steps will be taken to ensure police are accessible to people’ Development of Girijans by implementing all government schemes will be the prime focus of the police, said Attada Babujee, Superintendent of Police, Visakhapatnam district, here on Friday. He was addressing the media after taking charge as the new SP …

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NGT stays implementation of INO project

NGT stays implementation of INO project

National Board for Wildlife’s nod needed, says green panel The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered a stay on the implementation of the Neutrino project in Theni district, pending approval from the National Board for Wildlife. Observing that the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) was set to come up in …

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Green crackers make Sivakasi see red

Green crackers make Sivakasi see red

India’s fireworks manufacturing hub is up in arms against the recent ban on all firecrackers that are not ‘green crackers’. While it is imperative to switch to less polluting crackers, how robust was the consultative process and the scientific research that formed the basis of the ban? P.V. Srividya reports …

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Liberation Day celebrated with fanfare despite rain

Liberation Day celebrated with fanfare despite rain

Chief Minister announces plan to set up a ₹350-crore Oceanarium at Manapet The Liberation Day of Puducherry was celebrated with much fanfare on Thursday. It was on November 1 that the then French establishments of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam merged de facto with the Indian union, bidding farewell to …

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Decks cleared for turning INS Viraat into museum

Decks cleared for turning INS Viraat into museum

State Cabinet clears ₹852 crore proposal to run it on PPP mode Mumbai: The State Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to establish a maritime museum on board INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, which was decommissioned in March 2017. The museum will come up through public-private partnership and is …

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Festive season fails to rev up car sales

Festive season fails to rev up car sales

High fuel, interest rates keep buyers away; car makers post marginal increase Car sales remained largely muted in October despite the start of festive season, mainly due to subdued consumer sentiment as a result of high fuel prices and interest rates. Market leader Maruti Suzuki posted a marginal increase of …

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