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NRIs are India’s brand ambassadors: Says Narendra Modi

On the occasion of  Pravasi Bharatiya Divas PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday described NRIs as India’s brand ambassadors and said they were the symbols of the country’s capabilities. While inaugurating the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi he said that “I consider NRIs India’s brand ambassadors. They are the symbols of our capacities and capabilities,” he told the gathering, adding that “people of Indian origin are in leadership roles in countries such as Mauritius, Portugal and Ireland.” In the speech, the Prime Minister has also mentioned Rajiv…

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US-based cyber expert claims 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged: EVMs can be hacked

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for April-May this year, On Monday US-based cyber expert has claimed that electronic voting machines (EVMs) are being compromised and that those used in the 2014 general elections were rigged. A US-based cyber expert Syed Shuja has claimed that he worked with the Electronic Corporation of India and was part of the team which designed EVMs being used by the Election Commission. Putting serious allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government at the Centre, Shuja addressed a press conference in London…

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Fugitive businessmen Mehul Choksi surrenders passport in Antigua

A fugitive diamond trader  Mehul Choksi, who was accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank, has surrendered his Indian citizenship and passport to authorities in Antigua and Barbuda. Mehul Choksi along with his nephew Nirav Modi also a fugitive from India allegedly committed fraud on Punjab National Bank amounting to over Rs. 13,500 crores. The businessman Mehul Choksi had fled India in January 2018, a few weeks before the scam came to light. In August 2018 he claimed that he had become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda and he will expand his business…

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10 % quota has given sleepless night to opposition party: Narendra Modi

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected allegations that the government decision to provide 10 % reservation in education and jobs for economically weaker sections in the general category was politically motivated with an eye on upper caste vote in the Lok Sabha polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stated that his government’s decision to provide a 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category was giving “sleepless nights” to the opposition party. कल कलकत्ता के जिस मंच से ये लोग देश और लोकतंत्र बचाने की बात कर रहे…

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Inequality has ‘female face’ in India ,women’s unpaid work worth 3.1% of GDP

Oxfam study said on  Monday that unpaid work done by women across India amounts to a staggering USD 10 trillion a year, which is 43 times the annual turnover of the world’s biggest company Apple. In India, the unpaid work done by women is 3.1 per cent of the country’s GDP. Women spend 312 minutes per day in urban areas and 291 minutes per day in rural areas on such unpaid care work. In comparison to women, men spend only 29 minutes in urban and 32 minutes in rural areas on…

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Flipkart Republic Day Sale Kicks Off – The Best Deals So Far

The e-commerce company Flipkart has kicked off its Republic Day sale with a bunch of offers and deals on smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles, tablets, and more. The Flipkart’s Republic Day sale has started from January 20 and will continue till January 22. It is the first massive sale of the year which is a good opportunity for the customer to grab the favourite tech product at a discount. Flipkart has tied up with State Bank of India to offer 10 per cent instant discount to the bank’s credit card customers. Apart from the…

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Passengers have to pay baggage X-Ray fess at IGI from Feb 1

Delhi airport operator DIAL has made a new rule that from February 1st the passengers at Indira Gandhi International Airport will have to pay X-ray baggage fees.  The charges will be ranging from Rs 110 to Rs 880 per aircraft flying on domestic routes from next month and for International flights charges will be $149.33 to $209.55 for narrow-body aircraft. With the new rule, domestic passengers will have to pay charges of Rs. 5 and for the international passengers, the charges will be Rs 50 respectively. According to the new rule, Domestic flights having seating capacity of…

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Fuel Prices Hiked 6 Times So Far This Year, Petrol Rate In Delhi Crosses Rs. 70 rupees per Litre

On Monday, After a fall in prices of fuel prices over the past few days, the upward trend has finally begun. The prices of petrol and diesel have risen in New Delhi. The beginning of the third week in the new year has already seen petrol prices breach the Rs.70 mark in the national capital and this is the first time it has happened in 2019. Petrol prices saw a hike of 38 paise in Delhi while diesel prices went up by 49 paise. The price of the petrol in…

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The Kite Flying Festival ,Makar Sankranti is Here

India is one of the very few countries in the world that celebrate harvest festivals also with equal enthusiasm and zest like any other festival. One such festival is Makar Sankranti, primarily celebrated in north India. The festival officially marks the beginning of spring or the onset of Indian summer and the days become longer, and nights shorter. Makar Sankranti is one of the most popular Hindu festivals, and also the first festival of the New Year. The festival is known with different names in different parts of the country. It…

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Fog hits flight operations at Delhi

On Thursday, nearly 200 flights were delayed to the huge fog. The departure of the flights from Delhi airport was shut down about two hours in the morning till 9:30 am. The shutdown creates lots of inconvenience to passengers. Departures were halted, arrivals were still continued at the airport.10 flights were diverted during this period, especially pilots were not commanded with low visibility landing procedures. Minimum visibility of 125 meters are required for safe flight operations. However, require minimum visibility is 50 meters at Delhi airport which has India’s most efficient instruments…

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