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Joint delegationof Punjab goverment and business leaders visiting taiwan to discuss potential economic and trade partnerships

CHANDIGARH:  A delegation from Invest Punjab, the investment promotion and facilitation agency of the State of Punjab, is visiting Taiwan from 22nd to 27th July to discuss the potential economic and trade partnerships, talent exchanges, and resource sharing between Punjab and Taiwan.

Chandrayaan-2 aided by engineering marvels

NEW DELHI:  Some of India's most advanced engineering marvels will aid Chandrayaan-2 in achieving its Moon mission.

Xiaomi becomes youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list

BEIJING: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has become the youngest company on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2019, ranking 468, with a revenue of $26,443.50 million and a net profit of $2,049.10 million in the previous fiscal.

After 50 days, Modi 2.0 pats itself on the back

NEW DEELHI: The second term of the Modi government caters to all sections of the society and the pace of reforms, welfare and justice for all has been faster than in the first term, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

India slams Pak bid to equate terrorists with freedom-fighters at NAM

UNITED NATIONS:  India has denounced Pakistan's attempt to equate terrorists with freedom-fighters while raising the Kashmir issue at the Non-Aligned Movement's (NAM) ministerial meeting.

Himachal Pradesh tops in gender equality

CHANDIGARH: High economic growth does not necessarily lead to better jobs, and states that do better on gender equality performed better on a new employment index. While India’s female labour force participation rate is 24%, ranked 120 among 131 countries in 2018 by the World Bank, the jobs index found that states that did better on gender equality are associated with a better overall score. Himachal Pradesh (72.9) topped on gender equality, while Bihar (13.5) ranked at the bottom. In case of quality and quantity of jobs provide, Himachal Pradesh at the 8th position, compared to Haryana 12th and Punjab 15 position.

Himachal CM directs to explore possibilities for developing Riwalsar for tourism activities

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government is endeavouring to promote tourism in a big way with special emphasis on developing basic infrastructure in virgin tourist destinations. He said that the government would implement each tourism project in a phased manner and the focus would be laid on providing best infrastructural facilities to all age group tourists.

Punjab Food Commission orders periodic check of water quality to prevent contamination

CHANDIGARH, JULY 19: With an aim to ensure availability of clean drinking water to all citizens, the Punjab State Food Commission on Friday directed the authorities to conduct regular audit of water quality to check contamination.

Mohan Lal Sood appointed Chairman Punjab SC land development and Finance Corporation

CHANDIGARH: Chairman Punjab Scheduled Castes Land Development & Finance Corporation Mohan Lal Sood on Friday took charge of his office in the presence of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.

I-League clubs cry foul, say AIFF didn't give them clear picture

NEW DELHI:  The battle for supremacy between the I-League clubs and the Indian Super League (ISL) took an all new turn in June when the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das revealed that as per the Master Rights Agreement (MRA) signed between AIFF and Football Sports Development Limited (initially IMG-Reliance) in 2010, the ISL was set to become the top league of the country as well as a closed one. But I-League club are now claiming that they were never aware of such a scenario when they signed the contracts.

Twinkle collaborates with supermodel Natalia Vodianova

MUMBAI: Writer-producer Twinkle Khanna is collaborating with the international supermodel Natalia Vodianova for a charitable cause.

India in 'regular consultation' with countries over Afghan peace process: MEA

NEW DELHI: India said on Thursday that it is closely following the Afghan peace talks between the US, China, Russia and Pakistan with the Taliban and is in "regular consultation" with the "active players" on the issue.

Bengaluru ponzi scam prime accused Khan arrested

BENGALURU:  Multi-crore ponzi scheme scam prime accused and IMA Jewellers founder Mansoor Khan was arrested early on Friday from the New Delhi airport on arrival from Dubai by the Delhi Police, an official said.

Raja Randhir Singh and Dr Gurtej Singh Sandhu will be honoured by GNDU

AMRITSAR: All arrangements to conduct Golden Jubilee Year Convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University has been completed here under the stewardship of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu. He has himself minutely supervised all the arrangements. This Convocation will be held in Newly renovated Dashmesh Auditorium of the University.

India's largest hydropower plant in Arunachal Pradesh approved

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Committee on economic affairs headed by Prime Minister has  approved the 2880 MW  largest ever Hydro Electric Projects to be constructed in India in Arunachal Pradesh  with the estimated l cost of  Rs. 28080 crore.

Top Karnataka Congress MLA withdraws resignation

BENGALURU: Senior Karnataka Congress legislator R. Ramalinga Reddy withdrew resignation from his Assembly seat (BTM Layout in Bengaluru South) and attended the ongoing Assembly session for a trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove majority, a party official said on Thursday.

Dia turns blogger to spread awareness on environment

MUMBAI:  Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and a UN Secretary General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals, will take to blogging in order to create awareness about environment, and to remind people how each and every action counts.

Ownership rights in Delhi's unauthorized colonies

NEW DELHI: Residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi will soon be allowed to register their houses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding that the central government had given a positive response to the Delhi Cabinet's proposal.

Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush invests in wellness startup

MUMBAI; After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga and wellness startup.

India's current account balance deficit grew to $68bn in 2018-19: IMF

UNITED NATIONS:  India's current account (CA) balance deficit grew to $68 billion in 2018-19 from $49 billion the previous year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said the deficit was justified by development needs.

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