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Daily Archives: 3rd September 2019

Indian e-comm mart set to touch $230bn by 2028

New Delhi: The Indian e-commerce market size is likely to reach $230 billion in a decade as it's outpacing the offline retail segment's growth, according...

Online platforms cannibalising dine-in restaurants, Study

New Delhi: The deep discounts doled out by the online food aggregators are cannibalising dine-in restaurants and the burden is shifting to restaurants, interim findings...

All eyes on Ronaldo, Felix before Portugal’s Euro qualifier

Oeiras (Portugal): The sporting and personal relationship between Portugal ace Cristiano Ronaldo and their emerging star Joao Felix have been the focus of conversation as...

Indian footballers keen to excel under Stimac’s guidance

Guwahati: Under new head coach Igor Stimac, the focus has been building from the back and senior India defender Sandesh Jhinghan feels they are moving...

If Asaram Bapu & Ram Rahim failed to escape law, who is Shami: Jahan

Kolkata: Mohammed Shami's estranged wife Hasin Jahan on Tuesday said if Asaram Bapu and Ram Rahim could not evade the law and were punished for...

Indonesia’s Yogyakarta to host Asian table tennis C’ship

Jakarta: Indonesia's city of Yogyakarta was scheduled to host the 24th ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Asian Table Tennis Championship from September 15 to 22,...

Supreme Court extends Chidambaram’s custody till September 5

Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, assured the court that they will not press for his interim bail plea in the trial court.

Pakistan announces multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims

The Prime Minister said after coming into power, his government realized the difficulties faced by foreigners to get Pakistani visas intending to visit the country for pilgrimage or tourism.

Explained: Assam NRC, What Lies Ahead for the 19,06,657 People?

Assam: “How I wished during those sleepless hours that I belonged to a different nation, or better still, to none at all" -Winfried Georg Sebald, Vertigo Sayera...

Aasia Bibi expresses gratitude to Supreme Court

In her first print interview nearly four months after her release, Bibi told British daily, The Sunday Telegraph that she had at times fallen into despair as she languished in a death row cell over a trumped-up charge of blasphemy, The Express Tribune reported.

Rahul Gandhi writes to Kerala CM and Union Tribal Affairs Minister over Wayanad issues

In a letter to Vijayan, Gandhi highlighted the issue of Kaippinikadavu bridge which connects Kurumbilangode and Chungathara village.

No support for reducing GST on cars and bikes, Kerala Finance Minister

Speaking to media, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that lowering of tax on the automobile would not help and instead result in revenue loss for the states.

Pakistan allows import of life-saving medicines from India

According to reports, the export of medicines to India was also allowed. The permissions were granted by the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce on Monday, which also issued a statutory regulatory order in this regard, Geo News reported.

US peace efforts are fake, says Palestinian Foreign Ministry

The Ministry's remarks came against the backdrop of a new Israeli decision to confiscate around 85 acres of land in East Jerusalem town of Shufat to expand roads in a settlement named Ramat Shlomo.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora takes charge of World Election body

Arora, who succeeds Lon Mincu Radulescu, the incumbent chairman from Romania, has been given the charge for two years from 2019 to 2021.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates third stretch of Kochi Metro

The newly-inaugurated five-kilometre stretch, which extends from Maharaja's Junction to Thykoodam bridge, takes the total distance covered by the Kochi Metro so far to around 24 km.

4 killed in ONGC plant blaze in Uran, Maharashtra

An official of Navi Mumbai Police Control told media that at least four persons were killed so far and some more were feared injured in the tragedy.

California: 25 killed in boat fire

The fire started in the early hours of Monday when 'The Conception' was anchored just metres off the Santa Cruz Island, about 145 km west of Los Angeles.

Mathura: Eight Panchayats ban dowry, lavish feasts

Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of the land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them from facing additional financial burden but would also improve the social atmosphere.

I’m elected by the devil, remembering Galeano

 Born on this day, Eduardo Hughes Galeano is an Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and...

BJP should accept economic crisis is historical says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a sharp dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government on Tuesday over the economic...

Uttar Pradesh: IAS officer apologises for casteist remarks

Ballia: In a rather unusual development, an IAS officer posted in Uttar Pradesh has issued a public apology after he taunted some Dalit leaders of...

No decision yet on airspace closure says Pakistan

Islamabad:A Pakistan Minister has said that no decision has yet been taken to close the country's airspace to India, the media reported on Tuesday.Addressing...

Assam NRC: Ensure no one left stateless,UN to India

Geneva: United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has voiced concern at the publication of a National Register of Citizens in India's northeast state of...

I carry your heart with me, Read the poems of E E Cummings

 Poet Edwar Estlin Cummings died 55 years back on this day. Known to be one of the most innovative poets of his time, the...

Family members allowed to meet Omar, Mehbooba

Srinagar: The family members of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met them for the first time as...

Medha Patkar ends nine-day long hunger strike

Bhopal: Social activist and pioneer of the 'Save Narmada' movement, Medha Patkar on Tuesday ended her nine-day long hunger strike in Madhya Pradesh following the...

NASA atomic clock to help spacecraft navigate in deep space

Washington: NASA has activated an atomic clock that could enable spacecraft to safely navigate themselves in deep space rather than rely on the time-consuming process...

OYO acquires Danish data science firm Danamica

New Delhi: OYO Hotels & Homes has acquired Danamica, a Copenhagen-based data science company for an undisclosed amount."OYO Hotels & Homes, the world's third-largest and...

SC directs new rules on parking policy be notified

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi government to notify new rules on parking policy by September 30 and to ensure that...

Curtains for Raja Talkies in India once popular with Pakistanis

Ferozepur (Punjab): One of the oldest cinema houses of Punjab, which once attracted more cinemagoers from neighbouring Pakistan, has been shut down and its heritage...

Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type...

I channelised righteous anger for Section 375: Richa Chadha

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha, who plays a public prosecutor named Hinal Mehta in the upcoming courtroom drama "Section 375", says she put a lot of...