Daily Archives: October 8, 2018

Flood-hit plantations look for rescue act

Crop loss is estimated at Rs. 5,543 crore, says UPASI The United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) has estimated the plantation crop loss in the recent floods, mainly in Kerala, parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, to be Rs. 5,543 crore with the highest loss in rubber at Rs. …

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Bringing kid gloves to boxing bouts

High CAD, rising oil prices and depreciating rupee need a strong response from policymakers The government is currently in an unenviable position. Whereas there are demands for taking strong steps to tackle the problems facing the economy, the Centre is seen handling the situation with kid gloves. Most of the …

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‘Learn from highways to promote infra’

There was lot of focus, effort to tweak the PPP framework Reviving private sector investment in infrastructure will need an innovative sector-by-sector overhaul of the existing PPP models, CRISIL MD & CEO Ashu Suyash explains in an interview. Excerpts: The main takeaway from the CRISIL report is that the share …

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At least 11 dead in Haiti quake, say authorities

Over 130 injured in north-west coast A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 km northwest of …

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Brazilians cast ballots to elect new President

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro in the lead Brazilians began casting ballots on Sunday in their most divisive presidential election in years, with a far-right politician promising an iron-fisted crackdown on crime, Jair Bolsonaro, the firm favourite in the first round. Surveys suggest that the 63-year-old former paratrooper, who wants to cut …

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‘Kim will meet Trump again’

Seoul says the second N. Korea- U.S. summit will be held at ‘earliest date possible’ Kim Jong-un has agreed to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said on Sunday, after Washington’s top diplomat held “productive” talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean …

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Kavanaugh sworn in amid protests

The conservative judge was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a razor-thin margin in the Senate Conservative U.S. judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday by a razor-thin margin in the Senate, ending months of partisan rancor over his nomination and offering Donald Trump one of …

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Vaccination begins for Gir lions

Intensive veterinary care is being provided The Gujarat Forest Department on Sunday started the vaccination of lions in the Gir Forest National Park to protect them from a deadly virus. As many as 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. Most of them have …

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