Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Call to explore Khadi’s marketing possibilities

Extract: Minister opens Khadi Board’s Onam-Bakrid fair Minister for Excise and Labour T.P. Ramakrishnan has called upon the Kerala Khadi and Village Industries Board to explore the product marketing possibilities at all possible levels in the State rather than limiting it to just rebate sales during festival seasons. Opening the …

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J&K tense ahead of SC hearing

Extract: Complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley to defend Article 35A; Amarnath yatra suspended Unease and growing anxiety was palpable in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which empowers the State …

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Eclipsed in history

There are many gripping tales associated with the Blood Moon and the Black Sun The six-hour lunar eclipse of July 27, the longest of the century, with a Blood Moon, and the brightest Mars in 15 years, whose viewing in Delhi was marred by a rainy sky, brought predictions of …

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How artificial intelligence is helping to crack down on the $460 billion fake designer products industry A few months ago, on a night of infant-induced sleeplessness, I stumbled upon the Reddit group, ‘RepLadies’. This community of fashion savvy women (and men) focuses on finding the best replica designer goods — …

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Sterlite impasse irks ‘concentrate’ sellers

‘Raw material vendors may turn wary’ The closure of the Thoothukudi facility of Sterlite Copper has put global suppliers of copper concentrates in a spot, it is learnt. In the wake of the Sterlite imbroglio, the international trading and supplier community is reportedly unsure of the wisdom of entering into …

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Govt. to seek new bids for Pawan Hans

100% stake sale on anvil as ONGC seeks to offload its 49% shareholding in helicopter services provider The government will soon invite fresh bids for 100% stake sale in Pawan Hans by issuing an addendum to the disinvestment document as ONGC is ready to sell its entire stake in the …

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Desai’s opposition to bank nationalisation

Mr. Morarji Desai, Deputy Prime Minister, made a categorical declaration in the Lok Sabha to-day [August 5, New Delhi] that the Government did not hold the view that nationalisation of banks was necessary, in the present state of affairs. Though some members of the Congress Party demanded nationalisation, Mr. Desai …

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Clarifying asylum

The IACHR’s advisory opinion is a moral victory for Julian Assange. But will it impress the U.K. or the U.S.? June 19th was the sixth anniversary of WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He was granted asylum in 2012 by then President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. …

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