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India becomes net exporter of power for the first time

India becomes net exporter of power for the first time

A few more cross border links with neighbouring countries are in the pipeline which would further increase export of power. India has become a net exporter of electricity during the April-February period this fiscal for the first time, the power ministry said on Wednesday. "As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the designated authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity, first time India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to net exporter of ..., 5 hours ago

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar booked for molestation

A case of molestation was filed against the 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar on Wednesday following the complaint of a victim at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Police Station.Earlier on March 14, the TVF had formed a committee to look into the allegations of sexual harassment against Kumar.The TVF had formed an internal committee comprising people from its Human Resource department and administration team.In its official statement, TVF said, "We will leave no stone ...
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India Open: Saina, Sindhu, Sameer sail into second round

IMAGE: Saina Nehwal said she was 'anxious to finish off the match'. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women's singles campaign but it was Sameer Verma who hogged the limelight with a stunning straight-game win over Korean Son Wan Ho in men's event in the opening round of India Super Series in New Delhi on Wednesday. Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu streamrolled compatriot Arundhati Pantawane 21-17, ...
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'This is not a happy day': EU Council responds to Britain's Article 50 letter

Donald Tusk has insisted this is not a 'happy day' in London or Brussels in a gloomy response to Britain's Article 50 letter.The EU council president said the Brexit process would be about 'damage control' for both sides.In his initial response to the letter from Theresa May, Tusk warned of 'difficult negotiations' in the months ahead.He vowed to protect the interests of the remaining 27 EU members but insisted there was nothing to 'win' for either side.And he said: 'What can I add to this? We ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago

Bengal's 'Meat on Wheelz' to take care of meat sellers' strike

In view of the meat-sellers' strike in Uttar Pradesh in protest against the crackdown on abattoirs, the West Bengal government has taken up an initiative to serve non-vegetarian delicacies to the residents of the city.Titled "Meat on Wheelz", the scheme launched by the West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation under the brand name Haringhata Meat on Monday, was aimed at encouraging farmers' entry into poultry and animal husbandry, said Animal Resources Development Department Minister Swapan ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

LS passes GST supplementary bills

GST rates would depend upon whether the commodity is used by a rich person or a common man The historic Goods and Services Tax regime on Wednesday came a step closer to meet its July 1 target of rollout, with the Lok Sabha approving four supplementary legislations. The Central GST Bill, 2017; The Integrated GST Bill, 2017; The GST (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017; and The Union Territory GST Bill, 2017 were passed after negation of a host of amendments moved by the opposition parties.
 Rediff.com6 hours ago All 4 GST Bills passed in Lok Sabha  Rediff.com7 hours ago Hawai chappal and BMW car cant have the same tax rate: Jaitley on GST bill  Rediff.com8 hours ago GST Bill: Cong's counterpoint  Rediff.com15 hours ago

Ronaldo Airport naming ceremony overshadowed by dodgy statue

IMAGE: The questionable statue of Cristiano Ronaldo is seen as the footballer is all smiles at the airport renaming ceremony in Santa Cruz, Funchal, Madeira in Portugal on Wednesday.. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters Madeira renamed its airport in honour of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday -- although it is a new statue of the four-time world player of the year that is likely to grab the headlines. The Atlantic island is where Ronaldo grew up, and the airport in its capital Funchal will now ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Anna Hazare hints at relaunching agitation for Lokpal

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare hinted at starting another mass agitation to protest against the Narendra Modi-led governments alleged apathy in failing to appoint the Lokpal even after three years in power.The septuagenarian crusader said he would shortly announce the date of his proposed agitation in a letter to be sent soon to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.He said his decision to begin the agitation has been conveyed to Modi in a letter sent on Tuesday. However, Hazare, who has withdrawn or ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

No early elections in Gujarat, Amit Shah indicates

BJP president Amit Shah today indicated that contrary to the speculations, the Gujarat assembly elections will be held only towards the year-end and not earlier."Be ready to welcome the 'Vijay Rath' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November," he told BJP workers."After travelling to various parts of the country, the BJP's Vijay Rath (victory chariot) under the leadership of Modi is set to come to Gujarat in November," he said."Let us all resolve to achieve a thumping victory and take Modi's ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Oppo sacks employee who insulted Indian flag

Chinese mobile phone company Oppo on Wednesday said it has fired the employee who insulted the Indian flag at its Noida factory premises on Tuesday. “We have zero tolerance for such matters and have taken strict action in terminating the individual and continue working very closely with the authorities on the matter,” Oppo India said in a statement. Protest had broken out on Tuesday at the Noida plant of Oppo after workers alleged that one of their Chinese colleagues had thrown the ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago
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