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Odisha Congress leader Padmalochan Panda joins BJP
Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Padmalochan Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday. Panda joined the party in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP state president Basant Panda. The former Congress leader is a three-time Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Simulia assembly segment in Odisha's Balasore district. Besides Panda, Congress leader Subhankar Mohapatra along with other party workers also joined the BJP. This comes ahead of forthcoming assembly polls in Odisha which are due for next year.
"You Mistook Me For Finance Minister..": Smriti Irani Quipped At Event
Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday urged labourers working in the carpet industry to help fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of achieving an educated India by ensuring that their children receive higher education. Citing a 2009 data, she said only 1 per cent of children of weavers and craftsmen were able to receive higher education. The four-day expo was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi via a video link from Delhi.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Arrives In Israel For 5-Day Visit
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has arrived in Israel on a five-day visit to strengthen cooperation with the Jewish nation in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture and dairy. Mr Singh, accompanied by a delegation of officials, reached Israel Sunday evening. Ahead of his visit, the Punjab chief minister had said his government was keen to tap technological advancements on offer by the country. On Tuesday, a seminar, Investment Opportunities in Punjab has been organised to attract investments in the state from Israel.
World's Fastest Growing Economy Has the World's Most Toxic Air
These days, neighboring India is fighting the far bigger battle with pollution: it is home to the world's 10 most polluted cities. Outside the national capital New Delhi, Kusum Tomar knows the personal and economic price of breathing some of the world's most toxic air. At 29, she learned that pollution was the likely driver of the cancer growing inside in her lungs. While India is currently the world's fastest growing major economy, China's $12.2 trillion economy is five times larger.
Tejas gets Rs 1.1-bn order for Indian Navy's Communication Network
Bengaluru-headquartered optical networking equipment maker Tejas Networks on Monday said it had received a Rs 1.1-billion order for the Indian Navy's countrywide next-generation digital communications network from global data network solutions company Sterlite Technologies. As part of the order, Tejas Networks would supply its terabit capacity DWDM systems and high-performance Layer-3 Multi Gigabit Ethernet switches for this pan-Indian network.
Sensex bounces 321 points in early trade on positive Asian cues
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday recovered over 321 points in early trade on fresh buying by investors amid a firm trend in Asian markets and better-than-expected earnings from HDFC Bank. The rupee appreciating by another 8 paise to 73.24 against the US dollar and easing crude prices also buoyed sentiments. The 30-share barometer, which had lost 847 points in the previous two sessions, was trading higher by 321.41 points, or nearly 1 per cent, at 34,637.04.
Sabarimala: Woman suffers panic attack, falls unconscious after protesters heckle her; rushed to hospital
A 46-year-old woman suffered a panic attack and fell unconscious after scores of protesters surrounded her and heckled her as she tried to reach the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa on Sunday. The woman, identified as Balamma from Andhra Pradesh, was with her family and on her way to Sabarimala when the protesters stopped her in Sannidhanam. In the commotion, Balamma suffered a panic attack and had to be rushed to Pamba in an ambulance, sources said.
57% businesswomen in India plan their finances independently
More than half of the country's women business leaders plan their finances independently of other members in the family. The social system in India is changing-women are single by choice, aren't living in unhappy marriages anymore, or are single parent. 84.62% of the interviewees were above 50 and the remaining section of women leaders were above 30. Just as it's important for men to manage their finances, it is equally important for women to do so.
Amritsar train accident: Seven-year-old boy saved after critical surgery, sister dead
At least thirteen children died in the train accident at Jaura Phaatak in Amritsar that took 59 lives during Dussehra festivities on Friday. Among the critically injured children saved after great difficulties was Vansh (7), admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. Vansh's mother Anita said, Our world turned upside down within a few seconds of the arrival of the train in Amritsar.
Decide an appropriate business form for your start-up venture
Apart from the robust business idea, an appropriate form of the business is equally important for a start-up. Proprietorship: This is the most common form of business, where a single individual owns, finances, manages and controls the entire business. If you intend to manage and keep control of the business entirely in your hand, a proprietorship model works for you.
Rebels may spoil even the last hope for the BJP in Rajasthan Assembly elections
They are potent threat to the BJP in the state when the BJP CM is already battling corruption and arrogance charges. Despite winning 2013 Assembly elections with thumping majority, it lost Lunkaransar, Vallabhnagar and Mandava seats due to revolt from the party leaders. In the year 2013, it was Hanuman Beniwal who revolted against the party who contested 2008 elections as the BJP candidate and had won.
Here's why coffee is good for your skin
A new study now reveals that drinking four cups of coffee every day could dexrease a person's risk of rosacea. The team, led by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, believes the lowered risk is because coffee has anti-inflammatory properties and narrows blood vessels, which reduces redness. Past research has long linked coffee with combating heart disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes and depression and the authors hope their findings offer further reassurance of java's protective effects.
CBI chief, joint director sent officers to Gujarat to frame me, special director Rakesh Asthana told CVC
Asthana is a 1984-batch Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and has served in the state police in various capacities over the years. The spat got aggravated since then, with charges and counter charges traded between the two officers over a series of probes and internal transfers. The letter, which has been accessed by HT, further says that an officer has been posted in the AC-III branch to specifically target Asthana.
Shutdown In Kashmir Today Over Death Of 7 Civilians At Encounter Site
Separatists have called for a strike in Kashmir Valley today after seven people died and over 40 were injured when an explosive shell went off at an encounter site in Kulgam yesterday. All schools and colleges in Kashmir are closed today and exams have been postponed. An unexploded shell was lying at the site and went off after a house caught fire during the encounter. A senior police officer admitted that they withdrew from encounter site without sanitising the area and defusing unexploded shells.
Raju Shetti to talk to Congress leaders for common minimum programme
Farmer leader and Hatkanangle MP Raju Shetti will talk to Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders to work towards the creation of a common minimum programme for the state. Shetti said he would especially try to iron out differences and try to include Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader, Prakash Ambedkar, in the united opposition alliance. Ambedkar had demanded 12 Lok Sabha seats from Congress and had claimed non-responsiveness of the party towards his demands.
Petrol pumps shut in Delhi today; Arvind Kejriwal blames BJP
All the 400 petrol pumps along with CNG dispensing units in Delhi are shut today in protest against the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) refusal to reduce VAT on fuel, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said. The petrol pumps in Delhi will remain closed from 6 am today till 5 am on Tuesday. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that it is a BJP-sponsored strike. Petrol and diesel prices were cut for the fifth straight day today on softening international oil prices.
Rupee opens lower against US dollar
Indian rupee on Monday opened marginally lower against US dollar tracking losses in its Asian peers. The 10-year gilt yield stood at 7.93% from its previous close of 7.922%. Far this year, the rupee has declined 12.89%, while foreign investors have sold $4.46 billion and $8.67 billion in the equity and debt markets, respectively. Most Asian currencies declined as geopolitical developments left investors cautious, while the dollar remained at elevated levels.
Sabarimala Temple Closes Today, Media Warned Of Attacks, Asked To Leave
The media may be targeted at Sabarimala, Journalists told to vacate Pamba and Sanidhannam. The Sabarimala temple will close on Monday at 10 pm after the five-day puja. In the last four days, nine women in the 10-50 age groups have been stopped by protesters from going to the temple. Yesterday a 47-year-old woman suffered panic attack at the entrance of the temple after protesters surrounded and heckled her.
An office's design and its work culture are linked
Such as the artfully crafted staircase at global reinsurance company Swiss Re's new Bengaluru facility, which it occupied in July. Easily accessible, and spacious enough for a group conversation, the staircase does more than just connect the office's four floors. Finally, institionalized trust, in the form of corporate values and work culture. Successful design is only as authentic as the work culture in which it is embedded.
Money mistakes that start-up founders made and what you can learn from them
Before a start-up gains funding and starts becoming known among its target audience or customers as well as in the larger market, there comes a phase when the founders of the start-up go through enormous stress. For some who take a leap towards a start-up while having responsibilities like repayment of a home loan, the stress could be much more. Just like any retail investor, the personal finance journey of start-up founders could also be full of ups and downs.

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