FLAVOURS OF NORTH
NTPC Board okays acquisition of govt stake in NEEPCO, THDC
The Board of Directors of NTPC Ltd, in its meeting held today has noted that the in-principle approval accorded by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in their meeting held on November 21, 2019, for strategic sale of entire equity stake held by the Government of India in NEEPCO and THDC to the NTPC Ltd, along with transfer of management control.
University of North Texas launches an online degree programme
The university has partnered with Coursera to bring its Bachelor of Applied Art...
Kim Jong Un's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate
According to a Korean Central News Agency dispatch, the name of Kim Kyong ...
AAI to start the construction work of Holongi airport by February
It will be a completely new project which will cost around Rs 955 Crore and the passenger terminal building will be built in about 4100 Sqcm will all modern facilities and green building compliant.
In search of peace: Harry, Meghan relocate to North Saanich, but will they miss London's affluent Kensington?
Harry, a fan of Arsenal, may have to cheer for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
US Senate passes new North America trade deal to replace NAFTA
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and...
Student unions of NE universities call for class boycott against CAA
“As the Supreme Court will hear the petition against CAA, we will register our protest against CAA. Students from universities which include Gauhati, Dibrugarh, Cotton, Nagaland, Manipur, Tezpur and North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, will hold protest and boycott classes, " said PG Students Union of Gauhati University gen secy Moon Talukdar.
Siddaramaiah pitches for Lingayath state chief to tackle BJP in north Karnataka
"We need a Lingayath president in Karnataka to lead the party and to tackle BJP in north Karnataka," Siddaramaiah said.
Cold, showers in North may yield record rabi crop
According to latest rabi sowing data released by the agriculture ministry, wheat acreage — which accounts for over half the sown area — is up over 11% to 32.646 million ha, because of a rise in planting in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The total rabisown area has also climbed to 62.5 million ha, 8% more than 57.847 million ha planted during this time last year.
Shinzo Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan must also defend itself from threats in cyberspace and from electromagnetic interference against Japanese satellites. Concerns are growing that China and Russia are seeking ways to interfere, disable or destroy satellites.
Central Vista makeover: North, South Blocks likely to reflect India's pre and post-1857 history
At present, the South Block houses the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs, while the North Block has offices of Home Ministry and Finance Ministry.
Why Soleimani's killing has North Korea's Kim Jong Un worried
The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week reinforces the North Korean view that the U.S. only takes such actions against states that lack a credible nuclear deterrent. More specifically, Trump’s choice of attack -- a covert drone strike against a high-level target -- feeds regime fears that any U.S. offensive against Pyongyang would start at the top.
Fuel prices head north as global crude jumps 2%
Rates of petrol and diesel, already at a 13-month high, are poised to rise further.
Citizenship bill, Article 370 flavoured up social media platforms this year
With over 451 million Internet users, India is second only to China in terms of monthly active internet users, as per estimates of industry body IAMAI. Interestingly, about 66 million of these are children aged between 5-11 years, who access internet on devices of their family members, constituting about 15 per cent of India's active Internet userbase.
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