Daily Archives: October 1, 2018

Sugar industry hopes for a sweeter season

More exports, price stability, clearance of dues on wish list As the Indian sugar sector steps into a new season, it looks forward to more exports, price stability in the domestic market, and clearance of cane arrears to farmers. The problems the industry confronts today are many, and stem mainly …

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Headwinds build up for the economy

The continued rise in oil prices and a crisis of confidence set off by the IL&FS episode pose a challenge Three weeks is a long time for the economy. Ask Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the mandarins in North Block. Until recently, it seemed as if growth was finally returning …

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Syrian rebels deny pulling out weapons

A Syrian rebel alliance has not pulled any heavy arms from the country’s north, its spokesman said on Sunday, denying reports it had begun implementing a demilitarisation deal there. Russia and Turkey reached a deal earlier this month to create a buffer zone around the opposition stronghold of Idlib that …

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A chance to hear Gandhi’s heartbeat

Digital recreation of the iconic leader’s heartbeat and digital kit will be launched to mark his 150 birth anniversary Visitors can now listen to Mahatma Gandhi’s “recreated heartbeats” at Delhi’s National Gandhi Museum. The Museum will launch a series of programmes on Monday to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of …

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Petrol nears Rs. 91 in Mumbai

Transport fuel prices continued to rise on Sunday, with petrol inching closer to Rs. 91 a litre mark in Mumbai. Petrol touched Rs. 90.84 per litre, up from Rs. 90.75 on Saturday, data on the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) website showed. Petrol prices in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai on Sunday …

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Social media giants to help EC clean up poll campaign

Will not allow fake news and targeted voter messaging Internet major Google and social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which affects the sanctity of polls during the campaign period, Chief Election Commissioner O.P. …

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Amul alternative economic model: PM

‘It is controlled neither by govt. nor by capitalists’ Inaugurating a new chocolate-making factory set-up by dairy giant Amul in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a cooperative like Amul is a viable economic alternative to capitalist and socialist models. The factory is an expansion of an already …

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A 186-km rally for peace in the Red heartland

150 people will march from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh Around 150 people, from various States affected by Maoist insurgency will begin a 186-km long ‘Peace Padyatra’ (peace march) on Monday to appeal to “all sides to give peace a chance.” The Peace Padyatra, which will start from the Shabri Gandhi …

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NSG upgrades security ahead of election season

The National Security Guard (NSG), which provides security cover to select VIPs like Home Minister Rajnath Singh and many Chief Ministers, has upgraded its protocol and armour on lines of the Special Protection Group (SPG) in view of the upcoming election season in the country. The elite counter-terror force has …

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