Monthly Archives: April 2018

Nutrition panel drops Maneka proposal

Nutrition panel drops Maneka proposal

Rejects idea to replace ready-to-eat food rations with energy-dense nutrient packets for beneficiaries The National Council on Nutrition (NCN) has unanimously rejected Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi’s proposal to replace ready-to-eat food as take-home dry ration with energy-dense nutrient packets which could be mixed with …

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi: official

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi: official

This year’s event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in the holy city of Varanasi in January with the Indian diaspora having an option to participate in Kumbha Snan and attend the Republic Day parade in …

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Late Fellaini header condemns Wenger to Old Trafford defeat

Late Fellaini header condemns Wenger to Old Trafford defeat

Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 Arsene Wenger’s final match at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager ended in defeat as a stoppage-time header from substitute Marouane Fellaini earned Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League win on Sunday. Paul Pogba had given United a 16th-minute lead before Henrikh Mkhitaryan, signed from United …

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Barcelona clinch La Liga title as Messi treble downs Deportivo

Barcelona clinch La Liga title as Messi treble downs Deportivo

Barcelona has won 26 league games and drawn eight, with four matches left. Barcelona is celebrating yet another Spanish league title to cap a nearly perfect season. Unbeaten Barcelona added to its domestic dominance by winning La Liga for the third time in the last four seasons on Sunday, remaining …

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IPL 2018: KKR sends RCB deeper into the mire

IPL 2018: KKR sends RCB deeper into the mire

Lynn drops anchor; Kohli’s unbeaten half-century goes in vain Royal Challengers Bangalore is now halfway through this IPL season and it is yet to convince even the most ardent fan that it is a side capable of claiming the title. It sank deeper into the mire on Sunday, suffering a …

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‘RBI fiat on loan revamp for 1-day payment delay right’

‘RBI fiat on loan revamp for 1-day payment delay right’

The culture of saying ‘okay’ for 10-day delay needs to change, says R. Seshasayee, chairman, IndusInd Bank The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) circular directing banks to start restructuring loans even if there was a day’s delay in repayment has received the backing of R. Seshasayee, chairman, IndusInd Bank. “I …

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On a wing and a prayer

On a wing and a prayer

Can India make commercial planes? In a decade or two, it could, with serious funding, govt. incentives India is poised to become the world’s third-biggest aviation market in seven years with more than 20% growth, after China and the U.S. To meet demand, Indian carriers have placed orders for 1,000 …

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Laxity at one payments provider affects others: Paytm

Laxity at one payments provider affects others: Paytm

Every system must comply with Reserve Bank rules’ Paytm has said that no payment system should be allowed to roll out services unless they comply with the regulations. The firm cited the recent RBI guideline, which mandates payment systems operators to store data in India, as being key to make …

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Govt.-farmer connect absent: Cong.

Govt.-farmer connect absent: Cong.

Gandra Venkataramana Reddy faces the ire of people at Ramagundapalli There are no Rythu Chaitanya Yatras, the agricultural officers no more visit villages and there are no soil testing camps. These were the complaints from farmers to the Congress leader and former chief whip Gandra Venkataramana Reddy in villages during …

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