Day: September 24, 2018

Governor addresses Convocation of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

open view web desk SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 24: Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the Convocation of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar held at the SKICC here today. Prof. Ved Prakash, former Chairman UGC, was the Guest of Honour. Governor presented 47 Gold Medals to M.Tech, MSc and B.Tech […]

Ajit Mohan will take up the role of managing director and vice-president of Facebook India

open view web desk MUMBAI – Facebook has poached the head of Indian video streaming service Hotstar to take on the newly-created role of managing director of its Indian operations, as the social media giant faces pressure to tackle fake news and store more data locally. Ajit Mohan […]

Monsoon rainfall drops further, endangering summer crops

open view web desk MUMBAI – India’s monsoon has produced 9 percent less rain than usual, raising concerns over production of the country’s summer-sown crops as rainfall in many key grains producing states has been nearly a quarter lower than normal levels. Summer crop production is being closely […]

Exclusive: As oil forecasts call for $100, India considers cutting back crude imports

open view web desk NEW DELHI – With oil traders forecasting crude oil to rise to $100 a barrel by the end of the year, Indian refiners are considering cutting back their imports and relying more on cheaper crude already stored in inventories, according to industry executives. Benchmark […]

French boat rescues injured Indian sailor from yacht

  open view web desk   CANBERRA, Australia — A French ship on Monday rescued an Indian sailor who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean when his sailboat lost its mast in a storm during a round-the-world solo yacht race, officials said. India’s defense minister, Nirmala […]

SC refers PIL against female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench

open view web desk New Delhi, Sep 24: The Supreme Court Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the plea challenging practice of female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was hearing a […]

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