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Expressing concerns over consumers being compelled to buy coal at high prices just to keep their plants running, Coal Consumers’ Association of India (CCAI) has sought the government’s intervention to provide ailing industries a new lease of life. The statement comes amid certain parts of the country witnessing power outrages in the wake of fuel shortages. “The average bid price of coal in a recently conducted spot e-auction by MCL (Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd) rose as high as 800 per cent above the notified price. “It is evident that some of MCL’s valuable customers are compelled to procure coal as such…

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SynopsisThe state BJP core committee had recommended state BJP vice president B Y Vijayendra’s name to the central leadership, as one of the probable candidates.AgenciesThe BJP’s central leadership has ignored the recommendation made by party’s Karnataka unit to field former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s son in the June 3 biennial election to seven seats of Karnataka Legislative Council. The BJP had on Tuesday announced the candidature of former Deputy Chief Minister and party vice president Laxman Savadi, party’s state secretaries Hemalatha Nayak and and S Keshavaprasad, and President of SC Morcha Chalavadi Narayaswamy. The state BJP core committee had…

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GUNA: Madhya Pradesh panchayati raj minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia has said the people of Guna committed a “mistake” in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when then-Congress candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia lost from his traditional seat, remarks which did not go down well with the sitting MP from the constituency KP Yadav of the BJP. Yadav, who defeated Scindia, now a Union minister, from Guna in the 2019 Lok Sabha, asked his party colleague Sisodia to desist from making such comments even as the opposition Congress latched on the war of words between the BJP leaders and suggested all was not well…

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Sibani Das, a nursing officer of state-run MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Berhampur, has been selected for the National Florence Nightingale Award 2021.Smita Kar, another nurse working in a Public Health Centre in remote Tasati tea garden in Falakata block of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, has also been selected for the highest nursing honour in the country instituted by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).Fifty-year-old Das has been selected in recognition of her dedication to the profession, particularly for her service during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital’s superintendent Santosh Kumar Mishra said on Monday.Kar, on the other hand, was…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian government have established the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, in the state of Gujarat, to create a reliable body of evidence and data for practices and products that many millions of people use, the chief of the global body said on Monday.Recognising that almost 90 per cent of Member States report the use of traditional medicine, just last month we established the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, to create a reliable body of evidence and data for practices and products that many millions of people use, WHO Director-General…

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India is in the midst of a major transformation in the digital space, and a strong political leadership and the commitment to continue with radical reforms would play a key role in taking the country to a leadership role in the global economy, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. Addressing a breakfast season on unleashing the power of the Indian diaspora on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023, Kant said, “A slew of radical reforms has been carried out by India in the recent years that have put India on a growth trajectory for…

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday expanded the Cabinet with the induction of eight more ministers but he did not appoint a finance minister to handle the economic affairs of the crisis-hit nation. The new ministers who were sworn in include Douglas Devananda – Minister of Fisheries; Bandula Gunawardana – Minister of Transportation & Highway, and Mass Media; Keheliya Rambukwella – Minister of Health, Water Supply; Ramesh Pathirana – Minister of Industries; and Mahinda Amaraweera – Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation, the Economy Next news portal tweeted. The other ministers were Vidura Wickramanayaka – Minister of Buddhasasana,…

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CHENNAI: A 22-year-old employee of an IT company allegedly died due to excess consumption of alcohol during an illegal rave party held in a popular mall in Chennai on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. The police after coming to know about the event ‘The Great Indian Gathering’ raided the bar, which was allegedly being run on the third floor of the mall without the mandatory license and was ‘sealed’ later. Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal, taking cognizance of the incident, warned of strict action against those who conduct such illegal parties. According to a senior police official, the…

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Kolkata: In a jolt to the saffron camp in West Bengal, BJP MP Arjun Singh on Sunday rejoined the Trinamool Congress, ending weeks of speculation over his possible switchover to the ruling party. Singh was welcomed into the party by TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee at his office in south Kolkata. “Warmly welcoming former Vice President of @BJP4Bengal and MP from Barrackpore, Shri @ArjunsinghWB into the All India Trinamool Congress family. He joins us today in the presence of our National General Secretary Shri @abhishekaitc,” the TMC said on its official Twitter handle. Singh, one of the prominent Hindi-speaking…

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SynopsisThe imposition of export duty will help other countries to increase their share in the global market, which India will vacate. Rebuilding the lost ground may take a very long time, as the supply chain will be disrupted, while India’s credibility as a reliable exporter will take a hit, the ISA noted.ReutersGovt has hiked duty on exports of iron ore by up to 50 per cent, and a few steel intermediaries to 15 per centImposition of export duties on steel products will send a negative signal to investors and adversely impact capacity expansion projects under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme,…

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