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India's oil imports from Middle East rise to 59 percent

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:28

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's oil imports from the volatile Middle East region rose to 59 percent in the first 11 months of the last fiscal, reversing a previous decline, parliament was told on Monday.

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Not possible to assess Mallya's capacity to repay, banks tell SC

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:20

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A consortium of 13 banks led by the State Bank of India on Monday told the Supreme Court that from the non-disclosure of assets by beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya, it was not possible to assess his capacity to pay their outstanding dues to the tune of more than Rs.9,000 crores advanced to his now-grounded Kingfisher airlines.

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Panic button must for mobile handsets from next year (Third Lead)

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:14

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to make a mobile phone handset an effective tool for self protection, especially for women, the government has said no such device will be sold from next year without a single key panic button to connect the nearest redressal agency.

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Hold meeting with Ola, Uber over licence: HC to Delhi government

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:44

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the city government to hold a meeting within a week with representatives of app-based taxi aggregators Ola and Uber to ascertain if they were interested in getting licence from the government.

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Panic button must for mobile handsets from next year

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:30

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to make a mobile phone handset an effective tool for self-protection, especially for women, the government has said no such device will be sold from next year without a single key panic button to connect the nearest redressal agency.

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Registration of migrant labourers mandatory in Ahmedabad

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:06

Ahmedabad, April 25 (IANS) The Ahmedabad district administration on Monday issued a notification making it mandatory for all migrant labourers engaged in construction work to register themselves with the nearest police station. They are liable to be prosecuted if they fail to do so.

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Panic button must for mobile handsets from next year

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:30

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to make a mobile phone handset an effective tool for self-protection, the government has said no such device will be sold from next year without a single key panic button that will connect to the nearest redressal agency with a single push.

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Beijing to build toilets with free WiFi

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:04

Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Beijing Municipality will build 100 toilets with free WiFi access this year as part of the city's "toilet revolution" efforts.

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From 2017, new handsets will require mandatory panic button

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:04

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to make mobile phone handsets an effective tool for self-protection, the government on Monday said no such device will be sold from next year without a single-key panic button.

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US stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:02

New York, April 25 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Monday as Wall Street digested quarterly earnings reports ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting later this week.

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Land acquisition biggest hindrance to economic growth: Ficci

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:38

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Land acquisition continues to be the biggest hindrance in the country's economic growth as land ceiling laws delay key infrastructure projects, an official of an industry lobby said on Monday.

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Rajya Sabha ethics panel recommends Mallya's expulsion

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:22

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Ethics Committee of the Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously agreed that liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted for defaulting bank loans to the tune of Rs.9,000 crore, should be expelled from the upper house of parliament.

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