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Indian-origin prof wins Economics Nobel for poverty research

STOCKHOLM: Indian-origin MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee, his wife and one-time Ph.D student Esther Duflo, and Harvard professor Michael Kremer have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work which has "dramatically improved our ability to fight poverty in practice," it was announced on Monday.

Top brass of Union & State Government takes stock of development works at Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

CHANDIGARH: A meeting was held today between the top brass of the Union and State Government to take stock of the ongoing development centric works at Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which is to be opened on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The meeting saw the Union Government represented by the Home Secretary Mr. Ajay Bhalla and Cooperation Minister, Punjab, S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa representing the Punjab Government with the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister -- Mr. Suresh Kumar, and the Special Principal Secretary -- Mr. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh representing the officers from the State Government.

Punjab government should expeditiously implement 85th Amendment - NSCA

CHANDIGARH: It’s been more than a year and a half since (In April 2018 while addressing a gathering in Ludhiana) asserting his government’s commitment to implementing the 85th amendment to the Constitution for the benefit of the Dalit community, Capt. Amrinder Singh and his government has miserably failed to fulfil the aspirations of the Scheduled Castes community. Article 335 categorically says that “claims” of SC/STs to posts in Centre and the States ‘shall’ be taken into consideration.

Jihadi terrorism tops among 287 cases in NIA hands

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday said it has registered a total of 287 cases till September end and the highest number of the cases -- 110 -- are related to jihadi t

Will do 'Kaam Ki Baat' not 'Mann Ki Baat': Rahul

NUH(HARYANA): Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Monday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pep talk 'Mann Ki Baat' by saying he will do 'Kaam Ki Baat'.

Punjab Education Minister flags off PUCA’s Indo-Canadian academic delegation

Higher Education Minister, Punjab, Sh. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today flagged off a 15 member delegation of Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) to Canada. The delegation is going under the leadership of Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh & President, PUCA, Dr. Anshu Kataria. The objective of the delegation is to explore the possibilities of strategic tie-ups between various Colleges & Universities of Canada & PUCA member Colleges.

Red Bull Kart final in Hyderabad on October 18

HYDERABAD:After gruelling qualification rounds, the third edition of the Red Bull Kart Fight national final is all set to take place at Leonia Resort in Hyderabad on October 18. The Red Bull Kart Fight qualifiers took place in Mumbai and Gurugram between July 12 and October 6 followed by city qualifiers in Bengaluru, Chennai and Baroda.

Ericsson, Airtel showcase 5G-powered 'connected music'

NEW DELHI:Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson in partnership with Bharti Airtel on Monday showcased a 5G-powered ‘connected music performance at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 here.

Telangana transport strike gets murkier with suicides

HYDERABAD:Suicide of two employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and attempted suicide by two others have given a serious turn to the bus strike, which entered 10th day on Monday.

Chicago-U don Whitney Cox is master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir

NEW DELHI:He's a master of Sanskrit and Tamil and is currently translating two of their ancient texts. He has also conducted extensive research on Shaivism and the linkages in medieval times between South India and Kashmir. Yet, Whitney Cox, an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago, modestly says he hasn't "mastered anything" and "there will always be more things to learn".

TECNO CAMON 12 Air smartphone launches in India

NEW DELHI:Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile on Monday launched their new budget smartphone 'CAMON 12 Air' in India for Rs 9,999.

IRCTC makes splash on debut, doubles issue price

MUMBAI:The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation made a strong debut on the exchanges on Monday. The Railway catering company almost doubled its issue price of Rs 320 during the early trade.

Jamaat-ul Mujahideen aims to spread its op in India: NIA chief

NEW DELHI:Indicating Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) a threat to the nation, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Y.C. Modi on Monday said the terror group has been attempting to spread its operations across India and a list of 125 suspects have been shared with different states.

Govt working on reform in spectrum pricing mechanism

NEW DELHI:Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the government is working on reforms in the spectrum pricing mechanism.

Congress seeks unconditional apology from Haryana CM

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Monday sought an unconditional apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his "unparliamentary" comments on Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

For Indians, falling into wanderlust for 'unexplored' destinations

NEW DELHI:Following a country-wide survey, with over 2,200 respondents, conducted by Luxury Escapes India amongst its frequent travelling, high-net worth member-base, the following destinations cropped up on top of everyone's travel bucket-list:

Dutch royals on 5-day India visit to boost strategic ties

NEW DELHI:In a visit aimed to further build on the strong Indo-Dutch strategic partnership, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands began their five-day state visit to India, that will focus on areas such as water technology and maritime development, healthcare, sustainable agriculture, social initiatives and cultural heritage.

Modi offers help to typhoon-hit Japan, condoles losses

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished Japan early recovery from the damage and devastation caused by Typhoon Hagibis that has claimed over 30 lives so far and said Indian navy personnel who are on a scheduled visit to Japan would be happy to assist.

India-China equation-post Mamallapuram (Column: Spy's Ey

The most important takeaway from the informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram, formerly Mahabalipuram -- the second since Wuhan that happened in April 2018 -- is that the two biggest nations with a deep civilisational legacy could successfully explore the areas of detente and cooperation independently of the third party influences. The scale of welcome accorded to the Chinese President reflected the cultural content of Indian hospitality that would not go unnoticed in terms of the message of willingness to work for mutually beneficial relationship that it put out for the visiting dignitary.

Vidyut Jammwal starts shooting for 'Khuda Hafiz'

MUMBAI:Actor Vidyut Jammwal has started shooting for his next film titled "Khuda Hafiz", a romantic action thriller movie.

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