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Government Of BC Is Spending Over $900 Million To Protect Clean Air, Land And Water In The Province

The government will use this money to create a more environmentally conscious province. Earlier today on February 19, BC’s provincial government announced its Budget 2019 plan. The budget addressed an array of topics, including removing interest on student loans, benefits for youth, affordable living, and reducing taxes for business. One of the most notable contributions in the budget by the government is the investment of over $900 million to be […]

India’s 1st Railway University Begins 2018 Admissions: Courses, Eligibility & More!

The Railway University will be based in Vadodara, and offer courses like BSc and BBA, for which 3,500 applications have already been received. The admissions for seats at the Railway University in Vadodara have begun, and approximately 3,500 applications have already reached the university, according to News18. Classes will begin in August, and if you are interested, be sure to apply before June 30th. The cut-off for the university is […]

Navi Mumbai: Gas leak kills 31 monkeys, 14 rock pigeons

NAVI MUMBAI/ MUMBAI : At Least 31 monkeys and 14 rock pigeons were found dead after a gas leak incident from a nitric acid plant at Rasayani near Panvel. The acid leakage incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night around 10.30pm while the forest officials got to know of it on Saturday. But Officials say that the staff of the facility tried to suppress the incident by burying the dead animals and birds in a […]

How solar lanterns are giving power to the people of India and Africa

Clean-energy lights are transforming lives—and creating entrepreneurs—in Africa and India. Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue—reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family’s roof and walls—fill the cramped space where they sleep. Mandal, a wiry 42-year-old with a thick black beard and a lazy eye, gestures with […]

Look who I found campaigning for the Congress’: Rahul Gandhi poses with Narendra Modi lookalike in Chhattisgarh

With two days to go before the crucial first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly Congress President Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack on the ruling BJP government on the last date of campaigning. Even as the Congress chief was busy campaigning, he took a light-hearted swipe at the prime minister by posing with Narendra Modi’s lookalike. Sharing the picture on Instagram, Gandhi wrote, “Look who I found campaigning for the Congress […]

Born in the USA? Trump could soon ensure that's not enough for citizenship

President Donald Trump has said he will seek to end the right of citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and illegal immigrants in his latest bid to dramatically reshape immigration policies as he seeks to shore up Republicans ahead of next week`s congressional elections. Trump would target the citizenship right through an executive order, he told Axios in an interview published on Tuesday, a move that […]

Paytm owner One97 Communications widens net loss to Rs 1,490 cr

Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications has reported a higher net loss of Rs 1,490.4 crore for the year ended on March 31, 2018, compared to Rs 879.6 crore in the previous fiscal, according to regulatory filings. One97 Communications’ revenues from operations, however, grew manifold to Rs 2,987.41 crore in FY2017-18 as against Rs 624.76 crore in FY2016-17, according to the company’s filings to the Corporate Affairs Ministry provided by business […]

Arjuna awardee with 17 gold medals now sells ice-cream for a living

An Arjuna awardee, who has won a total of 17 gold, 1 silver and five bronze medals, now sells ice-creams for a living. Dinesh Kumar, who hails from Haryana’s Bhiwani, was a boxer and who proved his mettle and illuminated India’s name at the global level. Kumar now seeks government help as he wants to repay the loan his father took to sponsor his international tournaments. Expressing his sorrow, Kumar […]

Virat Kohli: India captain becomes the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. Kohli, who achieved the feat in his 205th innings, surpassed India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001. He got to 10,000 runs with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse in his 213th ODI. The 29-year-old is the 13th batsman to reach the milestone and the fifth […]

No blanket ban on firecrackers, green crackers allowed from 8-10 pm on Diwali: Supreme Court

he Supreme Court has refused to impose a nationwide blanket ban on sale of firecrackers. In its verdict today, the court said only ‘green firecrackers’ (which are less polluting) will be allowed to be sold. In its order, the court banned the online sale of firecrackers and put a stay on e-commerce portals from selling them. The court said only “low polluting” green crackers which are within permitted decibel limits […]