Monthly Archives: December 2018

India needs to open up dredging market: NITI

India needs to open up its dredging market to boost trade by its major ports, which currently cannot handle very large vessels in the absence of proper draft depth, government think tank NITI Aayog has said.More competition, mainly from global players, in dredging activities would help increase and maintain draft …

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Coffee growers hit by sharp decline in prices

A steep fall in the price of Robusta coffee during the harvest season and low production owing to climate change are worrying coffee growers in south India, a major coffee cultivating region in the country .Spot price of raw Robusta coffee in Wayanad on Saturday was Rs. 3,618 a bag …

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Macron ‘regrets’ Trump’s decision

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, saying that “an ally must be reliable”.Speaking in the Chad capital N’Djamena, Mr. Macron said “I deeply regret the decision” by Trump to pullout U.S. troops. r. Trump last week ordered a …

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When Indonesia’s angry ‘Child of Krakatoa’ rumbled

The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late on Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watch-list for the past decade.Anak Krakatoa (the “Child of Krakatoa”) has been particularly active since June, occasionally sending massive plumes …

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Nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired

India on Sunday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4,000 km. The flight was tested from Integrated Test Range at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Island near here. The indigenously developed Agni-IV is a two-stage missile.PTI Source Link :

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PM to open Buddhist site museum at Lalitgiri in Odisha

One of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha, Lalitgiri, where excavations have yielded ancient seals and inscriptions, has been converted into a museum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the museum through video conference from Bhubaneswar on Monday.Located in Cuttack district, it will be the third site museum of the …

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GST Council loses its aura of consensus

The effect of the BJP’s loss in three States in the Hindi heartland was visible at the GST Council meeting held on Saturday in New Delhi, with the famous accord of the Council across party lines disrupted by a heated exchange among members.As the meeting got under way, the Ministers …

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MEMU service flagged off

The first MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) service linking Mysuru with Bengaluru was launched on Sunday. The regular services will commence from December 26 from Bengaluru and from December 27 from Mysuru.This is an extension of the service, which was operating between Bengaluru and Ramangaram. The MEMU service is the …

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