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Bengaluru metro staff differ strike by month (23 minutes ago)
Bengaluru, March 21 (IANS) About 900 employees of the state-run Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Tuesday agreed to differ their proposed strike on Thursday by a month on their demands.

Eight injured in Meghalaya cylinder blast (00:00)
Tura (Meghalaya), March 20 (IANS) At least eight persons were injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district on Monday, police said.

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Bridge course should not be made mandatory: Parliamentary panel (23:56)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bridge course should not be made mandatory to promote medical pluralism, fees should be regulated for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and a common database should be created for all human resource working in the healthcare sector, as per a Parliamentary panel about the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

Sushma should apologize to 39 bereaved families for 'misleading' them: Congress (Lead) (23:56)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj should apologise to families of the 39 Indians, killed in Iraq, for "misleading" them and giving "false hopes", and also demanded that the Narendra Modi government compensate them.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Fore Motors agree on JV (23:42)
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based vehicle manufacturer Force Motors on Tuesday entered into an agreement to form a joint venture.

Italian grassroots party wants Speaker's post to pension privileges (23:42)
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's populist Five-Star Movement is eager obtain the Speakership of the lower house of parliament in order to cut lawmakers' pension privileges, its leader Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday.

Modi's policies not inclusive, farmers ignored: Rahul (Lead) (23:36)
Padubidre (Karnataka), March 20 (IANS) Invoking Karnataka's 12th century social reformer Basavanna, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "not inclusive" as he ignored farmers but waived off loans of big industrialists.

No record of any Anandiben promise to Una Dalit victims: Gujarat government (Lead) (23:30)
Gandhinagar, March 20 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Tuesday denied then Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had promised to give a government job or piece of land to Dalit victims who were thrashed in Una two years back.

Himachal CM anguished over killing of 39 Indian hostages (23:16)
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday expressed anguish over the killing of 39 Indians, including four from the hill state, held hostage by IS in Iraq's Mosul.

M&M becomes first corporate to complete Swift domestic payment (23:14)
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday said that it has, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, become the first Indian corporate to successfully complete domestic payments via the "Swift India" platform.

Italian PM urges politicians to safeguard citizens' interests (23:12)
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian politics are "in a transitional phase" and it is crucial to keep "the general interests of citizens" to the fore at this time, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.

Trump plans to meet Putin, congratulates him (23:06)
Washington/Moscow, March 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday that he plans to meet his just re-elected Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss what he described as an arms race between the two nuclear powers.

GE Power awarded contract by NTPC to install first FGD system (23:06)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) GE Power India on Tuesday said that it has been awarded a contract worth Rs 309 crore ($47.50 million) by NTPC to install its "Flue Gas Desulphurization" (FGD) system at the phase-I of Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Telangana.

Shooter dead, 2 wounded in US school shooting (Second Lead) (23:04)
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A high school shooting in the US state of Maryland on Tuesday has resulted in the death of the shooter and two others being injured, officials said.

Centre appoints team on Assam-Mizoram border dispute (23:04)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday appointed a team to find cause of border dispute between Assam and Mizoram in the context of recent incidents earlier this month.

Karnataka minister opposes religious minority tag to 'Basava' Lingayats (22:58)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) A senior Karnataka Minister on Tuesday termed the state cabinet's decision to grant religious minority tag to only Lingayat and Veerashaiva followers of 12th century social reformer Basava as an injustice to the entire community.

Place Renaissance's objections before creditors, NCLT tells Electrosteel RP (22:56)
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) Kolkata bench on Tuesday directed the resolution professional (RP) of the insolvent Electrosteel Steels to "place all the objections" of Renaissance Steel against its two rival bidders - Tata Steel and Vedanta - before the Committee of Creditors (CoC) for an "independent consideration" of the committee.

Surprised at being conferred Padma Shri: Kidambi Shrikanth (22:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Noted badminton player Kidambi Shrikanth on Tuesday said that he was surprised when he got a call from the government about his selection for the Padma Shri.

Respite from heat, light rains likely in Delhi (Lead) (22:50)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) After two consecutive hot days, the national capital may see respite from heat towards Wednesday with three to four degrees drop in maximum temperature, the weather department said.

President presents Padma awards (22:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri awards at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

No official has contacted us, say Mosul victims' families in Bengal (22:48)
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The bereaved families of two victims in the Mosul tragedy hailing from West Bengal say they learnt of the demise of their kin from the media and not from any government official.

India to take up trade protectionism measures with US: Prabhu (Roundup) (22:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India on Tuesday said it will bilaterally take up the issue of recent trade protectionism measures imposed by the US.

Must counter challenges to multilateral trading system: PM (22:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is important to counter the challenges being posed to the multilateral trading system.

Rajasthan Police entrance exam cancelled over 'hi-tech cheating' (22:24)
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police Constable Entrance Examination 2018 held recently was cancelled on Tuesday following reports of "hi-tech cheating" during the test, a senior official said.

Sushma should apologize to 39 bereaved families for 'misleading' them: Congress (21:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj should apologise to families of the 39 Indians, killed in Iraq, for "misleading" them and also demanded that the Narendra Modi government compensate them.

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