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India's biggest maker of water purifiers has been put up for sale

Discussions are currently on between the potential suitors & the Shapoorji Pallonji Group for a possible deal.


Nov 22, 2019, 09.58 AM IST



India accedes to Honk Kong convention for ship recycling

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in 2009, which is aimed at ensuring that ships being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives do not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety and to the environment.

​UK PM Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralyzed economy

The date of Britain’s exit has been delayed three times.

U.S. businesswoman tells UK PM Johnson: I've kept your secrets, you've cast me aside

The Sunday Times reported in September that when Johnson...

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  • Tharoor joins a team made up of former British Prime Minister Theresa May, former UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former Head of British Defence Intelligence Chris Nickols and the Friends of Israel Group's Honorary President Lord Stuart Polak.

    British PM Boris Johnson and his party is said to have misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter handles. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office account, followed by nearly 76,000 users, changed its name to "factcheckUK" from its usual 'CCHQPress' and switched its avatar to a white tick against a purple background.

    The high commissioner said the UK's civil service head of the Ministry of Defence and a Homeland Security Trade Mission led by Director of the UK Defence and Security Organisation will visit India this month.

    The Intelligence and Security Committee report was sent to the Prime Minister on Oct. 17, and it needs govt approval before it is made public. Unless the report is released by early Wednesday when Parliament is dissolved, it won't be made public before the December general election. Lawmakers from a range of parties, urged the government to publish the report.

    British PM Boris Johnson's minister for Wales Alun Cairns had been under pressure to resign after insisting last week he was unaware of evidence given by his former aide which led to the collapse of a trial in April last year. The row had threatened to derail the Conservative campaign in Wales which contains key seats that Johnson would need to win.

    The sweeping upgrade of Britain's internet infrastructure would be paid for by raising taxes on tech firms such as Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Facebook and using its Green Transformation fund, Labour said. It said it would nationalise Openreach as well as parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer.

    Officially launching the start of campaign from outside his Downing Street residence, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that if he was returned to power with a majority he would get on with ratifying his Brexit deal straight away. "Come with us, get Brexit done and take this country forward, or, and this is the alternative next year," he said.

    With Brexit on the agenda of UK companies, 26 per cent said that they planned to do more business with India as a direct result of the UK leaving the EU. This will be a further boost to the flow of goods, services and investment between the two countries, the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) said.

    The National Institute of Economic and Social Research study released Wednesday says the agreement would deliver a 70 billion-pound ($90 billion) blow to the UK.

    Britain's main opposition Labour party said that it had suffered a "large-scale cyber attack" which undermined some of its campaign efforts for next month's election. The attempted hack on Monday was repelled and there was no data breach, it said. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn admitted he was worried about other attacks, and just hours after he spoke, the party's website went down.

    Britain's failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is "inexplicable and shameful", former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

    Keith Vaz, who has been MP since 1987, had been due to contest his seat at the next general election, which could now be as soon as December if British PM Johnson succeeds in his bid for a snap poll to push forward his Brexit agenda.

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