Archive for: January, 2018

Britain eyes closer ties with China on Belt and Road Initiative

Beijing:Britain is eyeing closer cooperation with China on the Belt and Road Initiative, the UK envoy to China has said, refuting reports that her country had an “ambiguous” attitude towards the initiative. Barbara Woodward told the media that Britain was especially keen to work on the initiative in three particular ways, Xinhua news agency reported […]

SC seeks Centre’s response on Rohingyas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre’s response on a plea that the BSF was stopping Rohingya refugees from entering India. Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the response as counsel Prashant Bhushan complained that the Border Security Force was preventing them from crossing the Myanmar […]

CM appoints SK Joshi as new CS

Hyderabad: As expected, the Telangana Government today appointed Irrigation & CAD Special Chief Secretary Dr Shailendra Kumar Joshi as Chief Secretary of the State as the incumbent S P Singh retired today on attaining the age of superannuation. Joshi will take charge of his new post on Thursday. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken the […]

Snapchat revamps Bitmoji for greater customization

New York : Image messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat announced an update on its Bitmoji function, which will allow greater customisation for its users. Titled Bitmoji Deluxe, Snapchat introduced a number of variants for users to customise their appearance, including new skin tones, hairstyles, eye and hair colors, facial features, and accessories, reports The […]

Iranian universities’ rankings at Webometrics

TEHRAN: Eight Iranian universities are included among the top one thousand universities of the World Ranking of Webometrics published in January 2018. Webometrics report is published by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the largest research institute of Spain, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The research group evaluates the performances of the world universities based […]

GDP estimates witness surge for 2016-17

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Wednesday estimated the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at Rs. 152.54 lakh crore for 2016-17 as compared to Rs. 137.64 lakh crore in 2015-16. Notifying the revised income, it stated that the real GDP or GDP at constant (2011-12) prices for the years 2016-17 and 2015-16 stands at Rs. 121.96 […]

Eight core sectors registered four percent growth in Dec ’17

New Delhi : The combined Index of Eight Core Industries for the month of December 2017 saw a four percent hike as compared to the index of December, 2016. The index, which registered a cumulative growth of four percent during April to December 2017, stood at 129.1, as per data released by the Ministry of […]

ISL: Mumbai, Jamshedpur to lock horns with eye on play-offs

Mumbai : Mumbai City FC and Jamshedpur FC will lock horns in a crucial Indian Super League (ISL) clash for a “prize worth winning” at the Mumbai Football Arena, on Thursday. Jamshedpur and Mumbai City are placed fifth and sixth, respectively on the points table and are well aware that a victory for either team […]

England retain Jake Ball as T20I cover

London : Pacer Jake Ball has been retained in the England T20I squad as a cover for fellow fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan for the upcoming tri-series against Australia and New Zealand. Both Jordan and Plunkett have been battling with hamstring injuries ahead of England’s opening match against Australia in Hobart on February […]

2002 extortion case: Court adjourns case against Salem for Feb 21

New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing against gangster Abu Salem in 2002 Delhi Extortion for February 21. On January 16, Salem claimed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence against him in the 2002 Delhi Extortion case. Through his lawyer, the gangster also claimed in Patiala House court that […]

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