Saluting Narendra Modi government's three years in office, the domestic equity benchmark indices scaled fresh lifetime high on Friday owing to firm global and domestic cues. Healthy buying in metal and automobile stocks, and a strong rupee took the Indian equity markets to a record high during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE crossed the 31,000 mark for the first time to touch a new high of 31,034.30 points intra-day. At 1.45 p.m., the Sensex traded at 31,008.24 points -- up 258.21 points or 0.84 per cent from its previous close at 30,750.03 points.The wider 51-scrip NSE Nifty also traded close to the important 9,600 level. It traded at 9,584.10 points -- up 74.35 points or 0.78 per cent.The Nifty, too, touched a new high of 9,592.15 points intra-day....
The 'Heritage Line' stretch of the Delhi Metro will be operational from May 28, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Friday.An extension of the Violet Line (ITO-Escort Mujeser), this stretch comprises four stations -- Kashmere Gate, Dilli Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Qila.The line will be inaugurated by Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the same day two hours before the beginning of its commercial operation, the transporter said.Beset by delays, the stretch missed a number of deadlines throughout its course, and was expected to be open to the public last year.Metro officials have attributed the delays to difficulties they faced during the construction on the vulnerable stretch, as many historical ramparts were laid along it.Procurement of land and exodus of the labour force immediately after demonetisation were also cited as issues which slowed the pace of construction.
Marking the third anniversary of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge -- the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam -- and dedicated it to the people of the nation.The 9.15 km long bridge between Dhola and Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district will not only shorten the distance between the state and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km but will also reduce the travel time between the two states by five hours.Besides giving a major boost to tourism, this over Rs 950 crore bridge also assumes strategic significance given its position vis-a-vis the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The new bridge across the Lohit river that can withstand the weight of 60-tonne battle tanks, will provide easy access to the Indian Army to reach the country's eastern borders.Modi inaugurated the bridge by cutting a red ribbon and walking a few meters on it. He waved to the hundreds of people waiting there. The Prime Minister, accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, travelled in a cavalcade on the bridge for about two km towards Sadiya before returning to Dhola.Earlier on Friday, on the third anniversary of his taking over as the Prime Minister, Modi arrived here on a day-long visit with the launch of several new projects in the state on his itinerary.Besides the Chief Minister and Governor, several other dignitaries were present at the Dibrugarh airport to receive the Prime Minister. Soon after his arrival, Modi left for Dhola to inaugurate the river bridge.After inaugurating the bridge, Modi was scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh. From Gogamukh, Modi will head to Guwahati, where at the Sarusojai stadium in Changsari he will inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences project in Tezpur through remote.Later in the...
When you think of a space rocket launching into space it's likely heavy machinery, metals and extensive soldiering comes to mind. A Silicon Valley-funder space launch company called Rocket Lab is set to change all this. On Thursday, the company successfully launched the maiden flight of its 3D printed, battery-powered space rocket from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.
The goal of the low cost, 3D printed rocket is to bring down financial and logistical barriers to launching rockets in outer space, which is currently a costly affair. The location of New Zealand has also been chosen carefully, since the skies are relatively less crowded as compared to US and the country is positioned well to launch satellites into north/south pole orbits.
"Our focus with the Electron has been to develop a reliable launch vehicle that can be manufactured in high volumes - our ultimate goal is to make space accessible by providing an unprecedented frequency of launch opportunities," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and chief executive in a statement to Reuters.
The customers of Rocket Lab include NASA, earth-imaging firm Planet and other start-ups such as Spire and Moon Express. Two more tests are planned before the company opens for commercial operations, expectedly by the end of the year....
Veteran actor Anupam Kher says the 1984 classic film "Saaransh" has trended in his life every day."Saaransh", which tells the story about a retired school teacher and his wife, who come to terms with life after the death of their only son, completed 33 years on Thursday. Anupam thanked the film's director Mahesh Bhatt and tweeted that his life since "Saaransh" has come a long way."Today, 33 years back my first film 'Saaransh' was released. I am 507 films old now. Life has come a long way. Thank you all for your love," Anupam tweeted on Thursday. The 62-year-old also thanked the Indian film industry for its love and faith. "33 years of 'Saaransh' has trended in my life every single day. I was 28 years old when I did the role of a proud and righteous Indian BV Pradhan," he added. "Saaransh" also stars Rohini Hattangadi, Madan Jain, Nilu Phule, Suhas Bhalekar and Soni Razdan.
The two-day G7 summit, that will focus on issues surrounding security and growth, began on Friday in Italy.Those participating in the Taormina summit include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Japan and the UK, Paolo Gentiloni, Shinzo Abe and Theresa May respectively, Efe news reported.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will be representing the European Union at the summit.The summit is being held at the iconic Taormina theatre. After the opening ceremony, the leaders will pose for a G7 family photo.The agenda of the first day includes three working sessions that will start around midday and focus on foreign policy, international security, economy and sustainable development.In the evening, the leaders will attend a concert at the theatre by Milan's La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and then dine with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Timeo hotel.The seaside town of Taormina, located between the Ionian coast and the Etna volcano, has been in lockdown for the summit and security has been beefed up massively with almost 10,000 military personnel on the streets.
NWI EXCLUSIVE: This Video Clears The Air On What Exactly Happened During Haryana Rajya Sabha Polling
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June 17 , 2016 , 14:15 IST
In the wake of allegations that some of Congress' votes in Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana were rejected due to use of wrong pens, News World India reveals exactly what happened during the poll.
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The Election Commission on Thursday had called the two winning candidates -- Union Minister Birender Singh and Independent candidate backed by BJP Subhash Chandra along with INLD candidate R K Anand to show the polling video.
In an exclusive video footage which News World India got hold of, it was brought to light the manner in which a ruling BJP MLA has behaved during marking his vote raises suspicion.
In the video you can also see Aseem Goyal replacing the pen.
You can also see that it had taken barely few seconds for other MLAs to cast votes, while Aseem Goyal stood in the polling area for too long.
In the video, Goyal can be seen bending down way too much before registering his vote, which again raises suspicion.
Watch the video here:
After watching the videography at the Election Commission office on Thursday Congress, INLD and Independent candidate R K Anand said that it was BJP-RSS’s conspiracy and he will file another case against them.
"It took other MLAs barely 10-15 seconds to mark their vote, but Goyal took 50-60 seconds despite being so young and having no problem in moving fast," stated R K Anand after watching the video.
About the pen, Anand said, "It is not clear which pen was there and was it replaced by another one, how the pen made its entry, what was the condition of replaced pen, who kept it there is not clear from the video. But I believe that after Aseem's entry, votes were marked with another pen."
Lawyer R K Anand had moved EC, alleging someone had changed the original pen provided by the election officials with another one for a while which resulted in some votes being declared as invalid.
Congress had claimed it was a “conspiracy” by BJP-RSS to defeat Anand, a candidate backed by it, and demanded countermanding of the election to both the Rajya Sabha seats, while INLD had alleged that Congress leader B S Hooda and BJP were “responsible” for the 14 votes of party MLAs being declared invalid, leading to the victory of BJP-supported Independent candidate Subhash Chandra.
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