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Army called as eastern UP braces for floods

Flood situation in districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh adjoining Nepal worsened on Friday with the army being called for rescue and relief operations.Movement of traffic on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli road towards Nepal came to a standstill as waters of Rohin river inundated Maniram township and the national highway, sources in the administration said.Floods hit nearly 105… Continue reading Army called as eastern UP braces for floods

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Sikka to draw $1 as Executive VC; no severance pay

Vishal Sikka, the outgoing CEO and MD of Infosys, India’s second largest IT services company, will not be getting any severance package as he has resigned out of his will, sources within the company said.“No, Vishal won’t be getting any severance pay,â€� the source told DH.Earlier in the day, Infosys Chairman R Seshasayee also hinted… Continue reading Sikka to draw $1 as Executive VC; no severance pay

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Yogi kicks up huge storm with 'namaz' remark

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has kicked up a huge storm by making a reference to offering ‘namaz’ (prayers) on the roads and comparing it with ‘Kanwar Yatra’ (carrying of pitchers filled with Ganga waters for offering at Shiva temples) and ‘Janmashtami’ celebrations inside police stations. ”If I cannot stop offering of namaz on the… Continue reading Yogi kicks up huge storm with 'namaz' remark

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13 dead, over 100 hurt in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others.In the first incident which police qualified as a “terrorist attack,” the driver of a white van sped into a street packed full of tourists in central Barcelona yesterday afternoon,… Continue reading 13 dead, over 100 hurt in two Spanish seaside city attacks

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Vishal Sikka resigns as MD and CEO of Infosys

Vishal Sikka on Friday submitted his resgination for the post of Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Infosys. UB Pravin Rao has been appointed as Interim MD and CEO of the company.Accepting his resignation, Infosys has now appointed Sikka as the Executive Vice-Chairman.  More details awaitedVishal Sikka’s resignation as Managing Director &… Continue reading Vishal Sikka resigns as MD and CEO of Infosys

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Amit Shah hails govt move to make knee implants affordable

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday described central government’s move to drastically bring down knee implants cost as “historic” and said the new initiative has brought the surgery within the reach of poor.Shah, in a blog, said the Modi government by reducing the knee implant and cardiac stent costs has realised “Sarve Santu Niramayah” —… Continue reading Amit Shah hails govt move to make knee implants affordable

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Narayana Murthy anguished over Infy Board's allegations

Infosys Co-Founder N R Narayana Murthy on Friday said he was extremely anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the statements made by the company’s board.In a statement issued to the media post the resignation of Vishal Sikka as MD and CEO of Infosys, Murthy said, “I voluntarily left the Board in 2014 and… Continue reading Narayana Murthy anguished over Infy Board's allegations

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Infosys directly blames Narayana Murthy for Sikka's resignation

In the latest development in Vishal Sikka’s resignation, Infosys company has directly blamed its promoter founder NR Narayana Murthy for the cause.An official statement by the company said, “Murthy’s continuous assault, including this latest letter, is the primary reason that the CEO, Vishal Sikka, has resigned despite strong board support.”The statement also added that it… Continue reading Infosys directly blames Narayana Murthy for Sikka's resignation

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BJP candidate Rajput files plea against invalidation of 2 votes in RS polls

BJP candidate in recently concluded Rajya Sabha polls Balwantsinh Rajput has challenged the declaration of two votes as invalid by EC. He has filed a plea before Gujarat High Court. Ahmed Patel of Congress with required 44 votes, Amit Shah with 46 votes and Union minister Smriti Irani with 46 votes were declared winners. Rajput,… Continue reading BJP candidate Rajput files plea against invalidation of 2 votes in RS polls