622,000 Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh: Hasina

Dhaka, November 5 (IANS): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that 622,000 Rohingyas have already arrived in the country and urged Myanmar to repatriate them immediately.   Sheikh Hasina, who was speaking at the inauguration of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Dhaka, also urged Myanmar to stop the persecution of the Rohingyas. […]

Finnair begins weighing passengers

Helsinki, November 5 (IANS): Finland’s flag carrier Finnair has begun a new programme where it weighs passengers before take-off to help the airline collect more accurate data about weights on its flights, the company announced on Sunday.   Paivyt Tallqvist, director for media relations at Finnair, confirmed that the airline started weighing passengers at Helsinki […]

BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

KABUL, NOVEMBER 5 (Reuters): The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian speakers.   The Facebook page and other social […]

Biometric attendance system in railway offices by January

New Delhi, November 5 (IANS): The Railway Ministry has planned to install Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in all its zones and divisions by January 31, 2018, an official said on Sunday. The railway official told IANS: “The Railway Board has came up with a plan to put a check on the officials arriving late or […]

You may soon send cash from Facebook

San Francisco, November 5 (IANS): Facebook may soon start testing two features — “red envelope” that would enable users send money to others from the platform, and a “breaking news” tag that publishers can use to make people aware of the latest happenings around them. The two new features, which are not officially under testing […]

2.24 lakh companies struck off for being inactive, suspicious deals

New Delhi, November 5 (IANS): The government has struck-off around 2.24 lakh companies till date for remaining inactive for a period of two years or more, including those which were involved in suspicious financial transactions in days following demonetisation, it was announced on Sunday.   Following the action of striking-off of defaulting companies, restrictions have […]

Tamil Nadu rain fury: Over 10,000 take shelter in 114 relief camps

Tamil Nadu rain fury: Over 10,000 take shelter in 114 relief camps

A woman and a boy walk under an umbrella during heavy rains in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu on Saturday. (PTI Photo)   Chennai, November 5 (PTI): More than 10,000 people in rain- battered Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Nagapattinam districts have taken shelter in over 100 relief camps, the Tamil Nadu government said today. The state has […]

App to predict if waitlisted rail ticket can be confirmed

New Delhi, NovEMBER 5 (IANS): The Indian Railways is mulling to come up with an app that will predict if waitlisted tickets have any chance of getting confirmed, officials said on Sunday. Railway Ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena told IANS: “The railways is working on an application that will predict if the waitlisted ticket can be […]

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