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  • President Kovind says no to honorary doctorate from varsity

    Solan: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near here. The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry planned to confer a...

  • European Parliament to stream meeting with Zuckerberg

    Brussels, May 21 (IANS) A meeting between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and members of the European Parliament (EP) over the social network's use of personal data will be webstreamed, the Parliament's President said on Monday.The meeting, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, would be streamed over...

  • Moon heads to US to discuss Trump-Kim summit

    Seoul, May 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in headed to Washington on Monday on an apparent mission to help broker a nuclear deal between the US and North Korea ahead of their first-ever summit in June.Moon's trip followed his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the...

  • Fuel prices sky rocket: Chambers tell government to cut excise duties (Roundup)

    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai touching an all-time high, industry chambers, Ficci and Assocham, on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties. It also urged the government to bring automobile fuels under the purview of Goods and...

  • One-fingered Japanese mountaineer dies on eighth attempt at Everest

    Kathmandu: A Japanese mountaineer, who had lost all but one finger due to frostbite on Everest in his previous attempts, has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, according to AFP. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old...

  • Full Magenta Line to start operations on May 29 (Lead)

    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro's Magenta Line will become fully operational on May 29 when the stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West starts, cutting short travel time from Noida in Uttar Pradesh to west Delhi, it was announced on Monday.The 25.6-km corridor will be formally flagged...

  • Good news: HOPCOMS organising mango and jackfruit mela in B'luru

    Bengaluru: The Horticultural Producers and Cooperating Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS) is organizing a Mavu and Halasu Mela (Mango and Jackfruit festival) in Bengaluru from Tuesday. The exhibition, which will be inaugurated at the Hudson Circle branch, will see many varieties of...

  • HP leads Indian large format printer market in Q1 2018

    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) HP Inc. has emerged as the leader in the Indian large format printer (LFP) market with 37.7 per cent share as the segment posted strong growth in the first quarter of 2018, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday.A large part went to several...

  • Foundation stone of LPG bottling plant laid in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of a LPG bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Odisha's Balangir district.The bottling plant at Barkhani will entail an investment of Rs 103 crore....

  • Pune women's 'car tribute' to Sridevi floors Boney, Janhvi

    By Quaid NajmiPune/Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A group of three die-hard fans of the late actress Sridevi managed to floor her husband Boney Kapoor and actress-daughter Janhvi at their home here in Andheri and returned with sweet memories of a lifetime.Pune-based Paridhi Bhati, 26, Bhavana Varma, 33,...

  • Mourinho and I don't have to be best friends: Pogba

    Manchester, May 21 (IANS) France midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday said it is not necessary for his club Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to be friends with him."There were times when I wasn't playing, I was on the bench," Pogba was quoted as saying by French cable television channel Canal+....

  • 'Microsoft Cloud more nature-friendly than traditional datacentres'

    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Microsoft Cloud services are up to 93 per cent more energy efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than traditional enterprise datacentres, a new study released on Monday said. The study claimed that if just 20 per cent of the on-premises customers in the US...