Daily Archives: August 14, 2018

Retail inflation slows to 9-month low at 4.17%

‘Moderate food inflation to continue till MSP impact hits’ Retail inflation eased to a nine-month low of 4.17% in July as food inflation cooled to its lowest level since July 2017, according to official data released on Monday. Inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed from the 4.92% …

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Indonesia earthquake toll crosses 400

The death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said on Monday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed buildings. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August 5 levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, just …

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No war, no negotiations with the U.S., says Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader blames ‘internal’ factors for present economic crisis Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Khamenei’s comments add …

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Of ISI, RAW and the covert option

The difference between Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies is in their ability to form policy, says Vikram Sood The main difference between the Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies is in their ability to form policy in the country, said former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing Vikram Sood, listing …

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Google to livestream Modi speech

Prasar Bharati wants Independence Day event to gain greater visibility Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech will be live-streamed on the Google homepage. Google had done a similar thing during Donald Trump’s inaugural address in January 2017. When you go to Google search page and search for Independence Day, …

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Disclose panels on sexual harassment, companies told

Rules amended by Corporate Affairs Ministry In order to ensure better implementation of the law against sexual harassment at workplace, the Centre has made it mandatory for companies to disclose whether they have constituted an internal complaints committee (ICC) to probe such allegations. Rules amended The Corporate Affairs Ministry has …

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JCOs are gazetted officers, says Defence Ministry

Directs Servicesto issue suitable identity cards Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) in the Indian military are gazetted officers, the Defence Ministry has clarified in an order issued on August 1. The clarification follows a long standing controversy over the issue. The Ministry has instructed the three services to issue suitable identity …

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