Growers destroy their produce as tomato price goes down

Growers destroy their produce as tomato price goes down

With wholesale prices of tomato touching a new low, growers in Nashik have started destroying their produce. At the Pimpalgaon Baswant wholesale market in Niphad taluka of the district, the vegetable is being sold at Rs 5-7 per kg causing distress among the growers. Prices have been dropping steadily since the past few days as kharif arrivals have picked up. The... Read More
SGPC provides free treatment at drug de-addiction centres

SGPC provides free treatment at drug de-addiction centres

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to provide free treatment and langar to drug addicts at the de-addiction centre of Guru Ramdas Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar. This decision was taken in its Thursday’s executive committee meeting held at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district. Harbhajan Singh Vakta, Press Secretary of the SGPC, said apart from the free treatment and... Read More
Oli receives Modi at Dwarika’s for a one-on-one meeting

Oli receives Modi at Dwarika’s for a one-on-one meeting

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached The Dwarika’s Hotel after paying courtesy visits to the President and the Vice-President. Modi was received by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Battisputali based heritage hotel. The two are currently engaged in a one-on-one meeting which will be followed by a delegation level talks. A joint press-statement will be released... Read More
Janakpur all set to welcome Indian PM Modi

Janakpur all set to welcome Indian PM Modi

All the necessary preparations for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Janakpur have concluded. Construction of a podium, helipads and black topping of roads among other preparations have finished, according to the State Minister of Physical Infrastructure, Jitendra Sonal. The security in Janakpur has been tightened and entry to the Barhabigha ground, where felicitation program will be carried out,... Read More
Entertainment industry workers seek respect

Entertainment industry workers seek respect

People, especially women, working in the entertainment industry are still looked down upon in a closed society like ours. “Like people working in other sectors, we also work for livelihood and contribute to society by providing entertainment to people in restaurants, dance bars, etc, but people have negative perception about us and our profession,” said Sonam Thapa, a worker at... Read More
India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

India fined Google for misusing its dominant position

In the case of misusing of a dominant position in the market, India imposed a fine of USD 21 million on Google, which published the search results in such a way as to increase the number of its own services. The Indian authorities have accused Google corporation of abusing its dominant position in the segment of universal online search and advertising... Read More
Our mother’s birthday Nepal Stories 

Our mother’s birthday

Today, 15th February 2018, is my mothers birthday. Our planning and gifts We (me and Katia (my biggest sister)), planned to make some surprises for her, like gifts and morning taking care. While we reminded ourselves of her birthday only 10th February when I talked with Katia and then said something about Katia’s birthday and in that moment I remembered that our... Read More
Sushma Swaraj is going to visit Kathmandu this week with PM Modi’s message

Sushma Swaraj is going to visit Kathmandu this week with PM Modi’s message

When the leftist alliance is about to form a new government in Kathmandu, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends his External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Kathmandu with a political mission, apparently to repair the rough edges of New Delhi’s frayed ties with CPN- UML (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist) Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is tipped to be the... Read More
The minimum fares for Taxi have gone up, Karnataka government notified

The minimum fares for Taxi have gone up, Karnataka government notified

Commuters will have to shell out a minimum fare of Rs 44 on small cabs and Rs 80 on luxurious taxis for the first four kilometers, Karnataka government notified on Wednesday. Until now aggregator taxis plying in the city were free to charge however low they wanted to, but the fixing of a minimum fare by the state government could... Read More
Tamil Nadu government quietly trims bus fleet by 10 percent to cut costs

Tamil Nadu government quietly trims bus fleet by 10 percent to cut costs

Public transport corporations across the state have quietly removed over 10 percent of buses from their fleet in the last few weeks, which could mean that around 5,000 daily bus services were withdrawn. It is learnt from reliable inside sources that the move was to control the spiraling maintenance costs of buses since around a whopping 60 percent of public... Read More