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It's been a long, difficult journey: Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Its been a "long and difficult" journey spread over seven years and eight drafts, says author Avni Doshi, whose novel "Burnt Sugar", about a torturous mother-daughter relationship, has been longlisted for the 50,000 pounds Booker Prize 2020 along with 12 others, admitting she was moved to "tears" when receiving the news and has thanked the jury for "deeply" engaging with her work.
2020-08-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
It is what it is: Bizarre Trump interview defines US Covid-19 response
New York, Aug 5 (IANS) A remarkable soundbite -- "It is what it is" -- from a 37-minute US President Donald Trump interview telecast on HBO is emerging as a bizarre anthem for the catastrophic American experience with the coronavirus pandemic as the country's caseload spirals towards the 5 million mark.
2020-08-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rithambara hails Bhumi Pujan, recalls Ram temple movement (Interview)
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) A day before the Bhumi Pujan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, firebrand Hindu leader Sadhvi Rithambara expressed happiness over the event. During the Ram temple movement, her riveting speeches had a deep impact on thousands of Ram devotees. They also gave a boost to the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Students to get chance to take exams twice a year under NEP: Nishank (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Modi government came out with the New Education Policy 2020, replacing a 34-year-old national policy on education. Under the new policy, students will get a chance to take the board examination twice.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
TV anchor who interviewed Kailash Kher on positivity hangs self in Delhi
New Delhi, 31 July (IANS) A television anchor with a news channel committed suicide in North East Delhi's Welcome area on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meet the Sompuras who designed Ram temple (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Did you know that the man who designed the Ram temple decades back, took a rough measurement using his own feet since he was not allowed to enter the then disputed land of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya?
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Swami Vivekananda galvanised a somnambulant continent into a new awakening' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Swami Vivekananda held that religious truths are verifiable by the experimental method as are scientific truths as they were also predicated by experience except that they could not be measured in a laboratory and thanks to him, have now become the hallmarks of our religious life and discourse; indeed stirring a "somnambulant continent into a new awakening", says a new book on the "modern monk" in "flaming robes".
2020-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Coronavirus is preventable, not treatable till vaccine found' (IANS Interview)
Bengaluru, July 26 (IANS) With no sign of the pandemic flattening the curve, as evident from the daily surge in positive cases across the country, Bengaluru-based eminent pediatric cardiologist Vijayalakshmi I. Balekundri said Coronavirus is preventable but not treatable till its vaccine is found.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
AAP ready for foray into UP; trouble for SP, BSP (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is launching a massive campaign in Uttar Pradesh, more than a year and a half before the state Assembly elections are due.
2020-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
'Gandhi had dubbed Dadabhai Naoroji Father of the Nation, Mahatma' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) He was one of the early architects of global anti-colonialism, a co-founder of the Indian National Congress that he headed thrice and the first Asian to be elected to the UK's House of Commons. His call for 'swaraj' echoed around the world and prompted Mahatma Gandhi to anoint him Father of the Nation and Mahatma, says a new biography of Parsi scholar and politician Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) who "punctured British notions that imperialism was a force for good, and built up an astonishing network of international contacts who supported India in the later phases of the nationalist struggle".
2020-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
PepsiCo India has grown exponentially to emerge as one of the largest F&B companies in India (IANS Interview, Ld)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In an interview with IANS, Vishal Kaul, Vice President & Business Head, Beverages, PepsiCo India and Dilen Gandhi, Senior Director and Category Head of Foods, PepsiCo India said within 30 years of our establishment in India, PepsiCo India has grown exponentially to emerge as the largest Food and Beverage company in the country.
2020-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Trump the most divisive in century, but 1968 US election was even worse' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Will the 2020 United States Presidential Election be the most divisive one in the past 100 years? Donald Trump may be the "most divisive major party candidate in the last 100 years" but the balance between the two parties has been "about as even" as in the last 70 years , says a respected US political analyst, adding that "things are bad this year", but 1968 was even worse.
2020-07-18
Category: International, India,Politics
India's first visually-impaired IAS officer is Bokaro DC (Interview)
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has appointed visually-impaired 2007 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Rajesh Singh as Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro.
2020-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Commercial coal mining will reduce India's dependence on imported fuel: JSPL (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The governments recent announcement to permit coal mining for commercial sale marks a fundamental shift in the government policy to address the continuing shortfall in domestic coal production to meet the countrys requirements, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) Managing Director V.R Sharma said in an interview with IANS.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC disposes off plea against suspension of legal interviews with prisoners
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed off a petition against the suspension of legal interviews in prisons after the jail authorities informed that a fresh circular has been issued permitting legal interviews with jail inmates via video conference.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong is finished in MP, BJP will win all seats: Bharti (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president and former Union Minister Uma Bharti has claimed that the Congress in Madhya Pradesh is finished and the BJP will win all the seats in the upcoming assembly by-elections.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again: Ram Madhav (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also in the international media as the face of the saffron party.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brits refused job interviews in Europe after Brexit
London, July 1 (IANS) As Britain reaches the end of the transition period in December this year, EU employers anticipate the end of free movement rights which allows UK nationals to live, work and study in Europe.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Britons refused job interviews in Europe after Brexit
London, July 1 (IANS) As the UK reaches the end of the transition period in December this year, European Union (EU) employers anticipate the end of free movement rights which allows British nationals to live, work and study in Europe.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Delhi riots: Efforts to provide longer interviews with lawyer to Natasha Narwal, HC told
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday was informed by Tihar Jail authorities that all efforts will be made to provide a facility of 30 minutes of legal interview via video conferencing for Natasha Narwal, who is currently in judicial custody in a case relating to northeast Delhi riots and headphones would also be provided for compliance of Rule 627 of the Delhi Prison Rules.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Grammy winner FINNEAS: Creating new James Bond theme song was dream come true (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Singer-songwriter-producer FINNEAS managed to fill his shelf with five Grammys this year. His success story continues, with him bagging a James Bond theme song now.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
SMB players must revisit business models to stay afloat: IBM India (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Post COVID-19, the most critical need for the small and medium business (SMB) segment in India would need to revisit their business models to remain financially afloat while embracing secure remote tools to empower their workforce, according to a top IBM India executive.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay (IANS Interview)
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
We are not the B-team of BJP: Altaf Bukhari, J&K leader (IANS Interview)
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) In an exclusive interview to IANS, Syed Altaf Bukhari, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni party said that his newly formed party was not a B-team of the BJP and that the state should be given its statehood back so that its people can take decisions for themselves.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Hero Cycles expects market share growth to buck Covid impact (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Leading bicycle maker Hero Cycles expects to increase its market share in India to 45-50 per cent in the current financial year, despite the slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Emami forays into personal hygiene with Boroplus (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Emami Limited is entering the personal hygiene segment with soaps and
2020-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No data to prove Covid community spread in K'taka: Minister (IANS Interview)
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) At a juncture when Covid positive cases are rising by more than 150 daily, a majority of whom are inter-state returnees, mainly from Maharashtra, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar told IANS that there is no data to prove that there is community transmission of the virus in the southern state.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
We will change the lives of migrants in UP: Navneet Sehgal (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) He is recognized for his work. Whatever the department, he hits the headlines every few days because of his style of functioning. He has held many important responsibilities under many governments successfully. We are talking of senior IAS officer Navneet Sehgal, currently posted as Principal Secretary of the Department of Khadi and Village Industries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Export Promotion Bureau of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Asha Bhosle: Lata didi and I rarely discuss music (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have unanimously been deemed melody queens of India for decades, but Asha surprises you when she says music is normally not the preferred topic of discussion between the sisters.
2020-06-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
IBM India helping Covid-hit clients with financial stimulus package (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown has made it very challenging for businesses in India. Now, IBM India is on the path to help its partners and customers in the country with a well chalked-out financial stimulus package, a top country executive said on Saturday.
2020-06-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
In a first, BJP named Delhi chief after interviews (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is thinking out of the box when it comes to politics. The party has begun the exercise of giving big responsibilities to its leaders through the process of interviews. It started with the appointment of Adesh Kumar Gupta as the Delhi unit president. Reliable sources in the party told IANS that in March, 15 leaders of Delhi had visited the party's national headquarter here for interviews. After the feedback from interviews, the BJP finally put the seal of approval on the name of Gupta.
2020-06-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Captaincy is not like going for a job interview: Dean Elgar
Cape Town, June 4 (IANS) Veteran South Africa cricketer Dean Elgar believes captaincy is something that is decided by the hierarchy and not something for which players have to apply like a job interview.
2020-06-04
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Opposition steeped in negativity: Yogi (IANS Interview, Part 4)
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday slammed the opposition, which has been criticising his handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nepal should not repeat the mistake of Tibet: Yogi (IANS Interview, Part 3)
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday advised Nepal not to repeat the mistake of Tibet.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Revenue problem will be solved in June: Yogi (IANS Interview, Part 2)
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that the state would overcome the problem of revenue in June.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
We faced challenges in containing Covid-19: Yogi (IANS Interview, Part 1)
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that he faced a series of challenges in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, but has managed to successfully contain its spread.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan: Mine is a 'somehow managing to exist story' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is tagged as Bollywood's "Shahenshah" but he doesn't think he has a success story. The iconic star says he would describe his journey in showbiz as a "somehow managing to exist story" -- something he is still trying to do.
2020-06-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Dabur well placed to tap in post-Covid market: Mohit Malhotra (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Dabur India CEO Mohit Malhotra says as the world prepares for life after COVID-19, economies across the globe are more likely to look inwards. The same will be true for India with 'Made in India' being a key factor that is likely to influence purchase decision of consumers.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UNGA president calls for global cooperation for post-COVID world (IANS Interview)
United Nations, June (IANS) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the president of the UN General Assembly, has said world leaders must plan for eliminating poverty and strengthening cooperation when the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic that every country has suffered.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy
Looking beyond its 75 years, UN must provide hope: UNGA chief (IANS Interview)
United Nations, June (IANS) As the global organisation reaches its landmark birthday of 75 years and looks to the sprint to a century mark, it must provide the world with hope "without which we cannot survive as a human race," according to Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the president of the UN General Assembly.
2020-06-01
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Modi has lived up to people's expectations: Shekhawat (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has termed the first year of the second term of the Modi government as very successful. He said the country has chosen the right path for progress by electing Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. He, however, attacked the opposition parties for not playing the constructive role during the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Children of migrants will be admitted to schools: UP Minister (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Minister of State for Basic Education (independent charge), Satish Dwivedi, has said that children of migrants who have come back to the state from other states will be admitted to government schools. He said a survey to identify such children will be launched soon.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
I live in surreal, dystopian present: Manjula Padmanabhan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) She lives in a "surreal and dystopian" world and thus hasn't been too impacted by the lockdown triggered by the coronarirus pandemic, says playwright, author and illustrator Manjula Padmanabhan, who nonetheless is "learning new ways of reaching beyond the walls" of her "cosy personal space" as it is important for artists and writers to engage with the larger world.
2020-05-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Schwing Stetter to move some European production lines to India: MD (IANS Interview)
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) The year 2022 is expected to be a booming year for construction and earthmoving equipment in India, a top official of Schwing Stetter India said in an interview with IANS.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
India an attractive investment destination: Anurag Thakur (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur has said that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is successfully fighting the battle against Covid-19. He said the government has chalked out a roadmap to make India a destination for attractive investment. He exhorted India Inc to take advantage of the initiatives announced by the government to step up investment in the country.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Franklin Templeton wound down schemes, invested in paper that turned illiquid: IIAS (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Franklin Templetons decision to wind down its schemes was because it had lent to holding companies (- using promoter equity as security) and investing in paper that quickly became illiquid, according to Amit Tandon, Managing Director, Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IIAS), a corporate governance advisory firm.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Quake interrupts NZ PM's TV interview
Wellington, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand on Monday, which also went on to interrupt a TV interview featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but she managed to keep her cool.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
In 'interview' to BJP, Harsh Vardhan downplays Markaz event
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In what may embarrass the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan sought to downplay the Nizamuddin Markaz incident after BJP MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao tried to raise the matter during an online interview with him. The Minister said that he feels "pain" to "raise the matter repeatedly", though he termed the congregation as "irresponsible".
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics