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Poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy passed away

Eminent poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy died

Eminent poet, litterateur and Jnanpith awardee C. Narayana Reddy, popularly known as CiNaRe, passed away in the early hours of June 12, 2017, aged 85. He was taken to a hospital following health complications and was declared dead. CiNaRe, born on July 29, 1931 in Hanumajipet of erstwhile Karimnagar district,

Monsoon Forecast, floods and preparedness

In a forecast update in June 2017, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted higher monsoon rainfall during the year than its forecast in April 2017 because of favourable developments in global conditions, particularly the lower prospects of rain-busting El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean. IMD’s optimistic forecast was corroborated

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan Dies

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan

India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khanpassed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017. He was 77. He was reportedly diagnosed with an ailment and had been bedridden for quite some time. He breathed his last in Karachi. He is survived by his wife, renowned singer Bilqees Khanum, and four sons. Ustad Rais was

Leading Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar

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Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died on April 3, 2017 night at the age of  84. According to reports, she died in her sleep in her central Mumbai house. Kishori Amonkar was a leading Indian classical vocalist. She is considered to have been one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani

Economy: News Nuggets July 17, 2017

Jan Dhan deposits touch Rs 64,564 cr  Jan Dhan deposits touch Rs 64,564 cr; Rs 300 cr added during demonetization – According to Government data, Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have touched a new high of Rs 64,564 crore, of which over Rs 300 crore came in the first seven months of

Uttar Pradesh presents a budget of Rs 3.9 lakh crore for 2017-18

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government presented its first annual budget for 2017-2018 fiscal which is claimed that it will take the state forward onto a higher trajectory of growth. The Budget focuses on villages, poor and farmers.  The current budget, presented by Finance Minister Shri Rajesh Agarwal, is 10.9% higher as

External forces to blame for violence in J&K: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the violence in the Valley was the “handiwork of external forces” and “now unfortunately, China is trying to meddle in it.” She also reiterated that the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, which left seven dead, was to create “communal tension” in the

Twitter working on tools to curb fake news bots

According to Keith Coleman, global vice-president- product, Twitter, the social media platform is working to build new tools and features to stop bots or automated accounts from spreading misinformation, even as its primary strategy is to rely on other users to call out fake news. Globally, there is concern over

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