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  • Kolkata power utility to enter real estate business
    1:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) CESC Ltd. is embarking upon property development and also evaluating its existing set of investments on land, company chairman Sanjiv Goenka said Wednesday. CESC is part of the Kolkata-based conglomerate R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group. “We have assets which are not revenue generating and want to convert them

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  • Kolkata power utility to enter real estate business
    1:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) CESC Ltd. is embarking upon property development and also evaluating its existing set of investments on land, company chairman Sanjiv Goenka said Wednesday. CESC is part of the Kolkata-based conglomerate R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group. “We have assets which are not revenue generating and want to convert them

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  • Volatility hits Jet shares after promoter pledges stake
    12:45 PM

    Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Volatility in scrip prices hit Jet Airways, a day after its promoter Naresh Goyal pledged his entire 51 percent stake in the company to the Punjab National Bank (PNB). The company’s stock at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) fell 5.76 percent in the intra-day trade at

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  • Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until 66 m years ago
    8:00 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until the asteroid impact that wiped them out 66 million years ago, a new study shows. By looking at the variety and ages of their fossils, the team of British researchers has determined that dinosaurs remained diverse in European ecosystems very late

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  • Artillery guns, missiles among critical projects: Army chief
    1:55 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Tuesday said acquisition of artillery guns, third generation missiles, upgrading armoured vehicles, augmenting army aviation and strengthening infantry were among “critical areas” for force modernization being progressed on fast track. Addressing the annual press conference ahead of the Army Day

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  • Am still a Marxist, says Dalai Lama
    1:00 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Tuesday described himself as a “Marxist” in the context of socio-economic theory. “We must have a human approach. Capitalism (is) good, socialism (is) wonderful. As far as socioeconomic theory, I am Marxist… still I am Marxist,” he said during a lecture

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  • South Sudan’s conflicting parties agree to end hostilities
    5:23 PM

    Khartoum, Jan 12 (IANS) The conflicting parties of South Sudan have reached an agreement on accelerating the country’s peace process and welcomed China’s support for the mediation efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD), a source said Monday. At a consultation with the IGAD and the South Sudan conflicting

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  • Ban on cock fights still in force: Animal welfare panel
    4:05 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court order for the status quo on cock fights in Andhra Pradesh, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) Monday clarified that the ban is still in force and any violation will amount to contempt of court. The AWBI, which comes under the

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  • Hearing on additional spectrum case adjourned till Jan 28
    12:40 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A special court in Delhi Monday posted for Jan 28 the hearing of a case relating to grant of additional spectrum to private operators through a January 2002 central government decision during the previous NDA regime. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini

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  • ‘Congress still relevant to Delhi polls’
    12:37 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it was the only relevant party in the assembly elections in Delhi, while it welcomed the announcement of polling dates by the Election Commission. “The results will show that the Congress is the only relevant party and the myths are about

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  • Kashmir, Ladakh still in grip of intense cold
    7:11 AM

    Srinagar, J Jan 12 (IANS) The intense cold wave conditions continued across Jammu and Kashmir Monday as the minimum temperatures remained much below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region. “The minimum temperatures across the valley and the Ladakh region remained much below the freezing point

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  • World Cup still a long way ahead, says Vettori
    10:19 AM

    Christchurch, Jan 11 (IANS) Veteran New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has set short goals for himself, focussing on the ongoing series against Sri Lanka which will be followed by Pakistan, and insists on keeping World Cup discussions at bay. New Zealand, co-hosts along with Australia for the Feb 14-March 29

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