Day: October 10, 2017

Ex-Gujurat chief minister Anandiben Patel writes to Amit Shah, says she won’t fight polls

Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat PM Anandiben Patel said he did not want to challenge upcoming National Assembly polls and informed BJP President Amit Shah of his decision in a letter. The letter was written on October 4, but published Tuesday. Patel’s letter to Shah arrives at a time when the BJP is forming three-member groups for […]

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China’s social media hails Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘namaste’ as its foreign ministry downplays gesture

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s spontaneous greeting to Chinese soldiers during their first visit to the Nathu La border crossing in Sikkim met with Chinese experts and Internet users who welcomed the decision. During his visit, Sitharaman taught the Chinese soldiers the meaning of namaste and the procedure to follow. The moment was captured and shared […]

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Butcher Island fire: 10 million litres of diesel lost in blaze, residents report black rain over Navi Mumbai

More than 10 million liters of diesel have been smoked in the Butcher Island fire, according to the media. High-speed diesel boosted the nearly four-day fire that took Butcher Island near Mumbai, resulting in losses of at least Rs 60-70 crore, reported The Times of India. The fire also had a huge environmental impact, as […]

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Richard Thaler did not endorse Narendra Modi’s demonetisation; his tweet on Rs 2,000 is still relevant

When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the Nobel economy for Richard Thaler, there was much upheaval in social media in India. Some Twitter users have circulated a tweet on November 8, 2016 the well-known economist supporting the decision of the government of Narendra Modi demonetise Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency mainly, to control […]

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