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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asks crop insurers to settle farmers’ claims by June 7

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed insurance companies to expedite the process of settling farmers’ claims and deposit the crop cover amount into their bank accounts by June 7. He gave the direction during a meeting called to review the impact of the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme. The chief minister expressed displeasure over the slow progress in settlement of farmers’ claims by insurance companies for the kharif season 2017.

  • PM Modi and I talked about electricity generation and ways to skip ahead with it as with cellphones: Elon Musk

    New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he would love to roll out Tesla electric cars in India but the tough government regulations have forced him to apply the brakes on his plans till date. “Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately,” Musk tweeted in a response to a Twitter user who wrote “No Tesla in India” on his Twitter handle.

  • No bids received so far for Air India: Aviation Secretary

    New Delhi: The Centre has not received any bids so far for its stake in state-run carrier Air India, aviation secretary R.N. Chaubey said on Wednesday, a day before the formal bidding process closes. “No bids have been received so far for Air India. We will not extend deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI) submission,” Chaubey said. The deadline for receiving bids has already been extended once from May 14 to May

  • Fire breaks out in train in Odisha, passengers safe

    Bhubaneswar: Fire broke out in a parcel van of Keonjhar-Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger train in Odisha’s Keonjhar district on Wednesday, a railway official said, adding all the passengers were safe. The East Coast Railway official said that some passengers spotted fire erupting from the parcel van of the train near Chilikidara station and alerted the loco pilot, who stopped the train.

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    Kumaraswamy promises farm loan waiver in 15 days

    Bengaluru: Saving farmers is the priority of his government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today, as he promised to honour his commitment to waive farm loans within 15 days and insisted there was “no going back” on it. Kumaraswamy, under attack from the BJP over the alleged delay in fulfilling his pre-poll assurance to the farming community, met representatives of farmers groups and progressive peasants to discuss the

  • ICC World XI set to face Windies in charity T20 tie (Preview)

    London, A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord’s on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has finally been named to lead the World

  • Country as a whole likely to receive normal monsoon, barring east and north-east: IMD

    New Delhi: The entire country is likely to get normal monsoon this year, except the east and northeast India, which is likely to witness “below normal” rainfall, the Met department said today. With this announcement, the MeT has kept its prediction of “normal” monsoon unchanged in its second stage long range forecast.

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    Congress to start ‘tweet morcha’ on June 2 against fuel price hike

    Mumbai, Condemning the reduction of fuel prices by just 1 paisa per litre after 16 days of relentless price hike, the Congress in Mumbai today said it would launch a social media campaign on June 2 to express its anguish. As a part of the online campaign, titled “Tweet Morcha”, the opposition would mobilise people to post tweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over

  • World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco use causes one death every 6 seconds

    Tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer and other non-communicable disease (Heart attacks, coronary artery disease, paralytic attack & COPD). Tobacco is responsible for 40% cancers & 30 % heart attacks.  Most tobacco related cancer Patients die within one year after diagnosis. People who use tobacco products or who are exposed to tobacco smoke (second hand smoke) are at high risk for cancer. Tobacco products have many chemicals that cause to damage

  • Facebook to train 60K Indian women on safe use of Internet

    New Delhi, Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the pilot programme will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and questionable information, Facebook said.

  • Two Kerala cops in custody in ‘honour killing’ case

    Kottayam (Kerala): Two policemen were arrested for having close ties with persons accused of kidnapping 24-year-old Kevin Joseph, a victim in the Kottayam honour killing case, a police officer said here on Wednesday.

  • Kim Kardashian to meet Trump to free a prisoner Alice Marie Johnson

    Washington D.C.: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian will be meeting United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday to free Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old woman who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense.

  • In pictures: Taimur Ali Khan gears up for first day at his new school

    Just when the internet was losing its calm over a viral video of Taimur denying to go to school on his first day, here is he the very next day going to school. He is all calm and composed before heading to his new school. Hopefully, he’ll also have a good day at his new school today.

  • IRCTC relaunches its website, here are the new various features 

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has relaunched its website. IRCTC is the most popular platform to book railway tickets. For the convenience of the website users, it is offering train bookings on both old and new website.

  • Uttar Pradesh: BJP MLA charged with rape, says allegation is ‘baseless’

    Bareilly (UP), Police in Bareilly is probing the complaint of a 19-year-old woman who has charged BJP’s Bisauli legislator Kushagra Sagar with raping her on the pretext of marriage, a senior official said today. Sagar has refuted the allegation as “baseless”.