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Dalit youth stabbed for wearing shorts

Dalit youth stabbed for wearing shorts

AHMEDABAD: An 18-year-old youth, Sanjay Makwana, was stabbed and beaten, allegedly by seven members of the Darbar community, for wearing shorts and sporting a moustache, at Kavitha village in Bavla taluka of late on Tuesday night. Bavla police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against seven members of the Darbar community for attempted murder and under the Prevention of Atrocities Act. […]

Tatas to cut down number of companies listed on bourses

Tatas to cut down number of companies listed on bourses

MUMBAI: The plans to prune the number of its listed companies, either through mergers or divestments, a top executive familiar with the matter said. The country’s largest private sector conglomerate has 30 companies listed on the stock exchanges, which collectively give it a market capitalisation of over $160 billion. The plan is to have limited but a key set of […]

RBI governor warns of trade wars turning into currency battles

RBI governor warns of trade wars turning into currency battles

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India () governor on Wednesday warned that ongoing trade wars might escalate into wars, leading to more volatility in financial markets. This uncertainty appears to be one of the triggers behind the rate hike as higher interest rates, besides taming inflation, also support the . “We’ve already had a few months of turbulence behind us and […]

All buses in Gujarat to get GPS

All buses in Gujarat to get GPS

AHMEDABAD: To check rapes and crimes against women, the state government has decided to arm all buses, including government and private buses with GPS tracking and panic buttons by April 1 2019. In a recent meeting between state trasnport department officials and State Traffic Branch (STB), the decision was taken to install such devices in all buses, including private travel […]

1 tonne adulterated tea dust seized

1 tonne adulterated tea dust seized

Tirupur: The food safety and drug administration on Wednesday seized 1 tonne of adulterated tea powder from a depot in the city on Wednesday. The depot was sealed by the officials who carried out an inspection. Acting on a tip, food safety officers Balamurugan and Sathish carried out an inspection at the tea dust unit owned by Murugesan at Samundipuram. […]

19 youngsters to be trained to start, manage nursery

19 youngsters to be trained to start, manage nursery

Coimbatore: The Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding inaugurated a five-week green skill development programme on Wednesday. At the event, as many as 19 youngsters will be trained to start and manage a nursery successfully. They will also be taught to select the best seedlings or saplings and care for them in the right manner as they grow. While […]

Bengal: Train services hit due to Matua agitation

Bengal: Train services hit due to Matua agitation

KOLKATA: Commuters in the Sealdah division of Eastern Railway (ER) faced difficulties during morning peak hours on Wednesday after members of the All India Matua Mahasangha blocked train movement at several stations. The Matua Mahasangha is an organisation of backward classes, primarily from Bangladesh and were protesting the () in Assam. Several commuters attempted to travel by road but faced […]