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Child killed, 10 injured in Kolkata blast

The blast tended to leave the police brass in a tizzy A big explosion left an eight-year-old child dead and at least 10 others injured in a crowded area of Nagerabazar in South Dum Dum municipal area in the northern suburbs of Kolkata on Tuesday. The explosion took place beside a fruit stall and a sweetmeat shop around 9.10...

Press freedom and responsibility

Dissent is always welcome but not advocacy of disintegration. A democracy can thrive only when all shades of opinion are expressed freely. Any attempt to stifle or shut out contrarian viewpoints will stunt intellectual development Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | Venkaiah Naidu | in Comment & Analysis– It is a singular honor for me to deliver the 3rd Justice JS Verma Memorial...

Liquid funds: Laddering can help

By choosing debt funds with a different mix of bonds, investors can increase the chances of some bonds performing well even at times others do not It is a well-known fact that equity markets are risky and investors with high-risk appetite invest in such markets for potentially higher returns. However, liquid funds, which are high liquidity open-ended income schemes...

XAT’s the way to go

In order to ace the changed format of XAT exam scheduled for January 2019, one needs to keep a few pointers in mind, says Gautam Bawa The XLRI conducts the XAT exam for admission into the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMIs). For this academic season, XAT will be conducted on January 6, 2019, in an online mode like last...

Congress remembers Mahatma

Conducts march, distributes fruits among leprosy patients Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Rich tribute was paid to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by Congress on Tuesday. The party leaders and members also embarked on a commemorative march which passed through several parts of the city. The party workers assembled at the state...

Government schools celebrate Gandhi and Shastri Jayanti

Private schools remain closed on the day Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– The indifference of the private school’s management towards the celebration of the national days has become evident on Tuesday as most of such schools remained closed on the day the nation celebrated the birth anniversaries of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and the former Prime...

CM visits Rampur Tiraha to pay homage to the statehood martyrs

Uttarakhand marching to all-round development says CM Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday-the site of the massacre of statehood activists on October 2, 1994- and paid homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the statehood. “Uttarakhand has become...

Private Maxi operators’ strike hits transport service

Private Bus and taxi operators to join strike soon Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– The strike by thousands of Maxi operators in Uttarakhand has thrown transport service in the state out of gear. The situation in the mountainous areas of the state is even grimmer as the people are ferried mostly by the taxis for short and middle distances. ...

Chief Minister CM reviews investors summit preparation

Investment expected both in hills and plains: CM Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– A few days left for the Investor Summit slated to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 7, the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed the preparations for the high-profile meet to be held at Maharana Pratap Sports Stadium on Tuesday. CM asked...

Gandhi deifies cleanliness, equates it with independence

Swachhta Abhiyan for a cleaner India still a far-off goal Under the stewardship of the Mahatma Gandhi, Indians may have gained freedom, but his dream of a clean India still remains unfulfilled. It seems to be far-off despite several decades have passed since India became free.  Mahatma Gandhi gave so much importance to cleanliness that he once remarked, “Sanitation...