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  • List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of President of Iran to India (February 17, 2018) - General News    (2018-02-18T18:30:00Z)
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  • Broad market depicts weakness - General News    (2018-02-18T18:30:00Z)
    Key benchmark indices hovered in negative zone in mid-morning trade as index pivotals remained gripped in selling pressure. At 11:20 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 171.05 points or 0.5% at 33,839.71. The Nifty 50 index was down 63 points or 0.6% at 10,389.30. Metal and mining stocks declined. Telecom stocks saw mixed trend.
  • Australia politician slammed for Facebook gun photo - General News    (2018-02-18T18:30:00Z)
    A conservative Australian politician who posted a photo of himself on Facebook holding a gun in a jibe at environmentalists was reported to police and slammed today as insensitive after a mass US school shooting. George Christensen put up the image on Saturday showing him in a shooting stance with the comment "You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?". He claimed it was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the "Dirty Harry" film franchise in which a police officer played by Clint Eastwood takes on "people who are conducting illegal activity, such as the greens are". The MP has been critical of environmentalists -- sometimes backed by the Greens political party -- who have tried to blockade mining projects, including chaining themselves to machinery. The Facebook post was referred to the Australian Federal Police by the Greens, with their Senator Sarah Hanson-Young saying on Twitter she had received an emailed threat from one of Christensens supporters. "Frankly, guns ..
  • Gujarat Metallic Coal & Coke reports standalone net loss of Rs 0.01 crore in the December 2017 quarter - General News    (2018-02-18T18:30:00Z)
    Reported sales nil
  • India dealing with environmental crisis but govt in denial, says lawyer Ritwick Dutta - Latest News India on Firstpost    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    Multiple studies conducted recently have shown that India is dealing with an environmental crisis.
  • Pre-Budget: Goa industries want govt to clear stand on mining - General News    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    With the Budget session of the Goa Legislative Assembly beginning tomorrow, industry is expecting the state government to make its stand clear on the crisis-hit mining sector and creation of employment for locals. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will present the Budget 2018-19 on February 21. The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in its pre-budget memorandum stated that creation of 50,000 jobs by attracting investment of Rs 25,000 crore in the coastal state can be done only if tax exemptions are offered. "The union Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has notified guidelines for the excise free zone scheme for eligible manufacturing units in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim," GCCI said in the memorandum submitted to state government. Companies who have units operating in these states will get reimbursement of 58 per cent on the Central Goods and Service Tax. Theseincentiveshave been ...
  • J&K Council chief taps Pune firms for limestone, marble mining - General News    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    The Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council Chairman has informally invited Pune companies to explore the possibility of extracting marble and limestone in Kargil district which has vast reserves of these natural stones. Haji Anayat Ali, who hails from Kargil district in the Ladakh region of the border state, recently met members of the Pune-based Marble & Tile Association and invited them to explore the possibility of mining marble and limestone. According to official documents, the Department of Geology & Mining, by way of geological investigations, has established presence of 102.7 million cubic metres of granite reserves in Manjigund, Shilkchay, Channingund, Bhimbat and Kharbu areas of Kargil district. The department also explored and established 36.7 million tonnes of limestone reserves at Matian Drass and Mulbuk areas of the district. "A huge deposit of good quality granite and limestone has been established in Kargil district. However, in absence of ...
  • 'We don't just have an environmental crisis, but a govt in denial as well' - All Current Affairs Stories    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    India is witnessing a high level of environment conflict across the landscape
  • Cyclone Kelvin lashes West Australia, no damage reported to mines, gas projects - Reuters: World News    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Kelvin hit the resource-rich north coast of Western Australia on Sunday, lashing it with strong winds and causing floods that could cut the main highway for up to two weeks.
  • Illegal stone mining going on in hills near Deepor Beel - The Assam Tribune    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    Illegal stone mining going on in hills near Deepor Beel
  • If back in power, Cong will waive off farmers’ loan: Rameshwar Dudi - DNA: Top News    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    The leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi said that if Congress came to power later this year, it will completely waive off farmers loan. Dudi was speaking on 11th death anniversary of former MP Shivnath Singh Gill in Gudhagaudji on Saturday. Clarifying his position on betting video, Dudi alleged that the BJP has mastery in the cut-paste job. To divert people’s attention from real issued it has edited a video and circulating it. Dudi said that he was ready to give a reply but the BJP is not ready to hear an answer. He said that when he will speak on this issue in the house on Monday, which will silence the BJP. The BJP government is failure and protecting mining mafia. The leader of opposition praised Gill’s contribution to farmers’ interest. Fatehpur MLA Nandkishore Maharia, Congress leader Virendra Punia and PCC general secretary Brijendra Singh Indrapura also addressed the meeting. Dudi was felicitated at many placed en route including Udaipurwati where youth Congress welcomed him. He asked party ...
  • 'Screaming Mummy' displayed in Egypt museum - General News    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
    The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the "Screaming Mummy" of the son of a pharaoh who may have been hanged for plotting his father's murder. Dubbed "the unknown man E", the mummy which is not usually exhibited appears to be of a man who died an agonising death. Egypt's antiquities ministry has said DNA analysis confirmed the mummy was a son of Ramses III, who ruled between 1186 BC and 1155 BC. It showed signs that the man had been hanged and shrouded in sheepskin, which the ancient Egyptians considered impure. Pentawere, the son of Ramses III, was sentenced to hang for his role in the plot, according to an ancient papyrus record of the conspiracy. Pentawere conspired with his mother Tiye, the second wife of Ramses III, to murder the king. It is not clear if Ramses III was killed in the plot, but there are indications that he was stabbed in the neck. An Eye of Horus amulet, representing healing and protection, was placed around Ramses III's throat, the ministry statement ...
  • List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of President of Iran to India (February 17, 2018) - Govt of india: PIB    (2018-02-17T18:30:00Z)
      S. No. Name of MoUs/Agreements Description of MoU/ Agreement Indian side Iranian side 1. Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on Income.
  • 43 heavy vehicles seized in Odisha's Jajpur district as part of crackdown on illegal mining of minerals - Latest News India on Firstpost    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    At least 43 heavy vehicles used in illegal mining of minerals were seized and over Rs four lakh collected as penalty in a crackdown in Odisha's Jajpur district
  • Nitish Kumar bats for women's reservation in Parliament - General News    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    Pitching for reservation of seats for women in the Parliament and state legislative assemblies, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that concrete step towards women's empowerment cannot be taken unless a law is passed for the same."As long as a law for women's reservation in Parliament and legislature is not passed and a provision is not made in the Constitution, a concrete step towards women's empowerment cannot be taken," Kumar said at the inauguration ceremony of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference here.Notably, the 108th Constitution Amendment Bill, popularly known as the Women's Reservation Bill that seeks to reserve 33 percent of the seats in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women, has been pending in the Lok Sabha since 1996.Kumar was the chief guest at the event.The CPA Conference was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.The two-day conference will discuss Parliament's role in the development process, and the
  • Odisha to slap Rs 270 bn demand on Tata Steel, others non-ferrous miners - All Companies Stories    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    State buoyed success of earlier notices to ferrous miners, through which it mopped up Rs 120 billion
  • Double taxation avoidance agreement to give fillip to India, Iran trade - Sify Finance    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    Enforcement of the double taxation avoidance agreement and extension of preferential tariff would give a fillip to trade and investment between Iran and India , Masoud Karbasian, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran said here on Saturday.
  • PM Modi, Iranian Prez Rouhani hold talks: 9 agreements signed between two sides - Central Chronicle » Nation    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday held substantive and productive... more
  • 43 vehicles used in illegal mining seized in Jajpur - General News    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    At least 43 heavy vehicles used in illegal mining of minerals were seized and over Rs four lakh collected as penalty in a crackdown in Jajpur district, an official said today. The seizure was during raids carried out by four district-leval teams against illegal mining activities in different places in the district yesterday, he said adding the vehicles were carrying sand, mourm, laterite stone and black stone illegally. The teams had conducted surprise raids at several locations under the jurisdiction of Barachana, Dharmasala, Jajpur and Sukinda tehsils, he said. "Four teams comprising revenue and police officials conducted surprise raids at different illegal mining areas under four tehsils. We seized 43 heavy vehicles including some tractors which were illegally carrying minor minerals," said Jajpur district Collector Ranjan Kumar Das. The collector said the regional transport officer and the respective tehsildars had been asked to file FIRs against the mining ...
  • Congress holds BJP responsible for Nirav Modi fraud case - General News    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    The Congress Party on Saturday held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government accountable for the fraudster jewellery designer Nirav Modi's escape from the country following disclosure of his scam worth Rs. 11,400.Raising the subject of 'Pakoda' politics yet again at a press conference here, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, "Our country's custodians are busy advising us to make 'pakodas'. Today the situation is such that the custodian is sleeping and the thief has run away."Sibal also cornered Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policy of 'ease of doing business', "Why is Prime Minister Modi refusing to disclose who all travel with him on official tours? Is this the kind of 'Ease of Doing Business' the Prime Minister talks about?"It is notable that Nirav Modi is speculated to be in Europe since he was booked for the humongous fraud on Punjab National Bank (PNB).The PNB has lodged two financial fraud complaints of Rs. 11400 crore and Rs. 280 crore against Nirav Modi, his ...
  • Amit Shah in Tripura: BJP chief accuses Meghalaya Congress leaders of pocketing funds meant for development - Latest News Politics on Firstpost    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    BJP president Amit Shah asked the people of Meghalaya to oust the Congress government led by Mukul Sangma as he accused the ruling party leaders of pocketing funds meant for development
  • Admissions - Hindu: Home    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    M.E. in Cloud ComputingInstitution: Manipal Academy of Higher EducationDepartment: School of Information SciencesDuration: Two years Curriculum: Includes cloud architecture and management, cloud appli...
  • Amit Shah Promises to Make Meghalaya a Model State - Top Politics News- News18.com    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    BJP President Amit Shah said he can see the winds of change and the votes are coming for the BJP in Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura
  • Shah holds 2 rallies in Meghalaya - The Assam Tribune    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    Shah holds 2 rallies in Meghalaya
  • Call to stop illegal stone mining in Karbi Anglong hills adjoining KNP - The Assam Tribune    (2018-02-16T18:30:00Z)
    Call to stop illegal stone mining in Karbi Anglong hills adjoining KNP


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